MS

  1. You're slowly being poisoned

    Want a shock? Go get tested for heavy metals. Your jaw will drop when you see the results.

    I know, because I see the reactions in my own clinic every single day.

    The reality is, nearly everyone has way too much lead, mercury, arsenic, and other toxic heavy metals inside them -- and these metals are a major cause of supposedly incurable conditions.

    I say "supposedly" because I often can cure or improve them, and I'll tell you everything you need to know to get started on your own cure in a moment.

    First, a new study confirms the role of toxic heavy metals in autoimmune disease -- especially among women battling disorders such as thyroid disease, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and lupus.

    Researchers examined data on 2,047 women who took part in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and compared blood levels of mercury to the presence of the autoantibodies made by the thyroid in response to autoimmune diseases.

    Sure enough, women with the highest blood levels of mercury were more than twice as likely to have high levels of the thyroglobulin antibody linked to those diseases.

    Now, you've probably heard that we all get exposed to metals, and that's true. It's almost impossible to avoid them completely.

    But you've probably also heard that the tiny levels we're routinely exposed to -- like the mercury in flu shots and amalgam dental fillings -- are harmless, and that's an out-and-out falsehood.

    Want proof? Look no further than the same new study, because the "high" levels of mercury linked to those high levels of the thyroglobulin autoantibody weren't high by current standards at all.

    In fact, they were under 5 micrograms of mercury per liter -- or well in line with what the mainstream considers "safe."

    You see, no amount of mercury, lead or other heavy metals is really safe. How do I know that? Simple: There's no known healthy function in the human body for these metals!

    If you suspect exposure to mercury or any other heavy metal, it's not enough to find the source and eliminate it. Heavy metals don't leave the body like other toxins. They accumulate -- and the more they accumulate, the sicker you get.

    The best way to rid your body of mercury and other toxic heavy metals is through chelation, but don't try any of the do-it-yourself treatments that reach the market from time to time.

    An experienced holistic doctor can test you for metals and provide you with the chelation therapy needed to remove anything that's accumulated -- and if you have thyroid disease, that's another reason to get tested for these metals.

    If you would like testing and treatment for these disease-causing metals, you can contact my Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine. You can find more information by visiting markstengler.com.

  2. Natural hope for MS patients

    The mainstream "solutions" to multiple sclerosis can be even worse than the disease itself: Of all the dangerous meds MS patients are told to take, not a single one of them can stop or reverse the damage.

    And they all come with some horrific side effects.

    One recently approved drug that does little more than boost walking speed -- and only in about a third of MS patients -- is actually a bird poison, for crying out loud.

    Now, there's finally some real promise on the horizon -- and no... it's not a drug. It's a natural supplement that's very similar to the glucosamine safely taken by millions of arthritis patients every single day.

    It's called N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), and researchers say it can help correct the problems that cause the immune system to start attacking itself in MS patients.

    The secret is in the sugars: Cellular proteins react to sugar molecules, and recent studies have shown that those sugars could be triggering the message that causes immune system T-cells to go haywire.

    Glucosamine, as the name suggests, is also a form of sugar -- and researchers say the N-acetylglucosamine form is powerful enough to change that message and replace it with a new one: Stop it. Now.

    That's the theory. To test it, the researchers bred mice with an MS-like condition that was causing leg weakness to the point where the rodents should have eventually suffered from paralysis.

    When they were given N-acetylglucosamine, however, the march to paralysis wasn't just stopped... it was reversed.

    The researchers say human trials are needed to figure out if it really can deliver on the elusive promise of an MS cure or even relief, as well as key issues like the most effective dose.

    But if you don't want to wait, I can certainly understand -- and you don't have to, either: N-acetylglucosamine is inexpensive and already widely available. Just be sure to work with an experienced naturopathic physician who can help monitor your progress.

    The benefits may not end with MS. In fact, N-acetylglucosamine could open the doorway to new treatments for a host of autoimmune disorders.

    In one study, for example, eight of 12 kids suffering from inflammatory bowel disease saw significant improvements -- and no serious side effects -- after two years of N-acetylglucosamine supplements.

    These were kids who had a treatment-resistant version of the disease -- so once again, a simple natural supplement managed to pull off what a pharmacy full of meds could not.

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