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  1. Worm your way out of MS

    I can't think of anything less appetizing than a drink filled with thousands of worm eggs -- but if it meant beating a serious and life-wrecking disease with limited options, I'd swallow it all without thinking twice.

    I know -- as far as the gross-o-meter goes, this one is off the charts... but a series of new studies finds that stomach worms can actually help defeat multiple sclerosis.

    In one small study, four of the five MS patients who drank a solution of 2,500 pig whipworm eggs every two weeks for three months had fewer of the brain lesions that mark the condition.

    In an upcoming study, 70 patients will let researchers infect them with hookworms. Instead of drinking eggs, these worms will burrow into the shoulder and wriggle their way to the stomach.

    Both lines of research are promising, but there's at least one big difference between the two: Your body will take care of whipworms on its own, but you'll need de-worming tablets to flush out the hookworms.

    So, of the two, it would seem as if the worm juice might be the better option -- but I'm sure most MS patients would eat a plate live earthworms if it meant a cure for the disease.

    I don't think a trip to your doctor's office will ever resemble an episode of "Fear Factor," but stomach worms might be part of the mainstream care for this disease soon enough -- because if earlier studies are any indication, the research under way now should get some serious results.

    In one study out of Argentina just a few years ago, researchers compared 12 MS patients who suffered a parasite infection to 12 with no worms. Those with the worms had just three relapses over an average follow-up of 4.6 years
    versus 56 among those without the parasites.

    The worm patients also had less disability, fewer brain lesions as revealed on MRI scans, and measurable beneficial changes in the blood.

    MS isn't the only autoimmune disorder that you can worm your way out of. Other studies have shown that the creepy-crawlies can help fight Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome along with asthma and even some allergies.

    These are all tough-to-beat conditions... yet some of the simplest creatures on the planet may be able to stop them cold.

    That's humbling... and yes, a little bit gross.

  2. The real answer to MS

    I'm always disappointed when new studies point to yet another in an endless series of meds as the answer to a chronic disease or condition.

    The latest research is pointing to a common blood-pressure med as an answer for multiple sclerosis. Researchers studying mice with brain lesions similar to those in MS patients found that the drug stopped and even reversed the symptoms.

    The study was published in August in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

    This research might sound promising, but don't hold your breath. These are meds with some pretty unpleasant side effects, including fatigue and pains in the chest and stomach, no matter how "well-tolerated" they tell you it is.

    Now, I know folks suffering from MS are saying, "Fatigue? A tummy ache? Big deal, I handle worse than that all the time. I'll take it if it means I don't have to deal with multiple sclerosis anymore."

    But what if I told you there's a safe and natural treatment with no side effects at all – one that could have you feeling like your old self again, with no drugs?

    What if I told you there's a cure?

    I've been working on a cutting-edge therapy for multiple sclerosis that I think will change the way this disease is treated.

    Food allergies play a big – and often unrecognized – role in many autoimmune conditions like MS. Doctors simply don't know where to look, or what to look for when they're there, so it's not surprising that many of them are still behind on this.

    But you don't have to wait for your own doctor to learn about this new treatment. All you need is the September issue of Health Revelations, where I have all the details, including the most common food allergies behind MS and how to reverse the damage caused by the disease once you've identified the culprit.

    I generally don't like to brag, but I'm extremely proud of the success I've had in treating this condition – and I'll let the results speak for themselves.

    My patients that adhere to my program tenaciously for several months are not only feeling better than they have in years, but they're also tossing their meds into the trash, where they belong.

    This is great news for my patients, but the best news of all is that you can do the same.

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