natural cures for MS

  1. Physical activity can ease MS

    Improve MS in just 19 minutes a day

    When you’re battling the pain, fatigue and misery of multiple sclerosis, there are days when just getting out of bed is enough of a challenge – so going for a brisk walk or a bike ride, physical activity in general, might seem completely out of the question.

    But give it a shot anyway.

    You might find it gets easier once you get moving – and you might even find it hard to stop, because a little physical activity could help ease some of the worst symptoms of MS.

    And as one new study shows, it doesn’t take much to enjoy the life-changing benefits.

    Start with five minutes of light to moderate exercise – like biking, jogging or even a brisk walk – followed by two minutes of rest. Repeat the process two more times, and you’re done.

    All told, that’s just 19 minutes, including plenty of time for rest.

    Those little bursts of physical activity can lead to major improvements, including less MS-related fatigue and a better overall quality of life, according to the new study.

    Sounds good, right?

    Now let’s bring this up a notch and make it even better, because there are other natural ways to ease MS, limit or even eliminate attacks and improve your quality of life without touching drugs.

    First, get a little more exercise and physical activity  if you can. While the study found that a six-week workout program like the one I just described has benefits that can last for up to nine months, I believe you’d see even bigger improvements if you continue to stay active.

    Second, make sure you combine your exercise program with other natural approaches for MS such as vitamin B12 and omega-3 and gamma linoleic fatty acids. In some cases, fish oil alone can lead to major improvements. And, as I mentioned yesterday, vitamin D can often make a world of difference for many people.

    And third, work closely with a doctor who can identify the cause of your MS – including food allergies, exposure to metals, imbalances of stress hormones and chronic infection.

    In many cases, treating these causes can limit or even eliminate MS outbreaks.

    For more on MS causes and the best natural solutions for it, see my book, “Prescription for Natural Cures.” You’ll find it online and at your favorite bookstore.

  2. Vitamin D benefits fight MS

    Vitamin D benefits can slash MS relapses

    If you want to know how bad multiple sclerosis drugs are, consider this: Many patients would rather risk the misery of an attack than subject themselves to the risks and side effects of the meds.

    And if you or someone you love is in that boat, I've got a lifeline for you -- a nondrug solution that can ease some of the worst symptoms of MS.

    It's safe, effective, widely available and costs just pennies a day.

    It's vitamin D. I recommend it to my own MS patients, and new research shows why it works: the higher your D levels, the lower your risk of MS attacks and everything that comes with them.

    Keep your blood levels of D above 50 nmol/L, and you can cut your risk of an MS relapse by more than half. Not only that, but you can also expect a 57 percent reduction in new brain lesions, as well as a lower risk of the brain shrink that often accompanies the disease, according to the study in JAMA Neurology.

    It's not the first time we've seen this link.

    Other studies have found that MS patients are often badly deficient in the sunshine vitamin, and that symptoms ease or even vanish when those levels are raised with vitamin D benefits. We also know that MS is almost nonexistent in sunnier nations, and becomes more common as you move away from the equator.

    That said, D deficiency alone isn't the only cause of MS attacks -- so D alone isn't the only answer.

    Along with getting adequate levels of the sunshine vitamin, work with a doctor who can help test for all the possible factors that can cause or contribute to your MS symptoms -- including diet, food sensitivities, stress reactions and more.

    There's another natural solution for MS that's bound to surprise you-- one that involves no drugs or even supplements at all, and can be done for free and from the comfort of your own home.

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