Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is characterized by the degeneration of the myelin sheaths that surround the nerves of the eyes, brain and central nervous system.  Babies are born without myelin sheathing, and as a result their movements are jerky and uncoordinated.  As the myelin develops, the coordination improves.  Perhaps since babies can grow myelin, adults may be able to regenerate it given the recommendations in this blog to build and regenerate capillaries.  Common causes are thought to be a virus that may cause an autoimmune reaction early in life.  Interestingly, it occurs in about 1 of 2000 people growing up in temperate climates, but 1 in 10,000 in tropical climates.  Maybe since heat dilates the blood vessels, it helps keep nerves healthy.

Certainly, if there is insufficient capillary density along the whole length of a nerve, it is going to suffer, with the myelin sheath being the first to deteriorate.  Although much of a nerve may be healthy, it only take one spot to have insufficient vascularity for the nerve to stop working.  As blood flow returns to areas on insufficient capillary density, cells can regenerate themselves.  Just like a seed lies dormant in the desert for years, the first rainfall wakes it up again.

Again, drink a lot of fluids( preferably water or low carbohydrate), eat protein first when you are hungry, since it will satiate the best (carbs are second and fat is third).  Plus, your body needs protein to rebuild cells, only a little bit of healthy fats are used to rebuild cell walls.  Get primarily omega-3 fat since it is used the best to rebuild cell walls.  All the nutrients in the world don’t do any good if blood can’t get it there.  If there is too much calcium buildup, the bone surrounding the central nervous system ( and the eye and the brain for that matter)  block the vessels from getting sufficient blood flow to the nerves protected in the vertebrae.  Get more magnesium from natural sources as well a good magnesium supplement (not magnesium oxide), and consider lowering calcium intake(while keeping magnesium uptake normal) every once in a while to help with regenerating vascularity through the bones.  Limit calcium to 600 mg a day while matching it with 600 mg of magnesium(in malate or a chelated form) for a day or two a week.  The rest of the week, go for the normal 1200 mg of calcium for 600mg of magnesium (the normal 2-1 ratio that is recommended).  Perhaps dairy calcium is not the best form, but it seems to not much matter in my experience.  Get checked out by a chiropractor or physical therapist for any problem areas to work on, since spine problems have a direct affect on central nervous system health.

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