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Beau2006
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   Posted 4/29/2008 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning all......I just read April's news letter - Food As Medicine - what do youthink about this.  It states that it may guard again MS - foods such as caffeine, green tea, tart cherries....do they mean before you get MS, or after you have it?
 
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Gary

rhondab
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   Posted 4/29/2008 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Gary!

Well that sounds interesting! I haven't seen the article, but plan to look it up and read. I'd suspect that they mean to treat u'r health...possibly as a guard against flares?...after getting ms, but i wouldnt' know for sure. I'm not sure u could do anything to prevent or prolong onset of ms. I can't wait to read! Thanks!
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Beau2006
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   Posted 4/29/2008 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   

My pleasure!!!!! Let me know what you think after you read it.......the way the article reads it does appear to me to assist after you have MS.......

Gary


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   Posted 4/29/2008 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Gary and All
 
This article DOES say in part that some foods can help ward off things like MS! Interesting. Caffiene was mentioned in particuliar as a preventative in MICE and the mouse form of ms. Here's a link to this article.
 
 
Hummmm...this is good news for me....  I think a coke and some milk duds are in order! (two very good sources of caffiene!!)
rhonda
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Things that make u go hummmm......
*I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.*
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uppitycats
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   Posted 4/29/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I've always said..."give me a mouse with MS, I'll CURE it!". There have been (excuse the pun) multiple studies of treatments that seem to cure..or at least treat..mice with their particular "brand" of MS, and none of them -- to date -- have carried over to humans.

I've drunk coffee since I was 16. I'm now 61. I've had MS for over 25 years. I don't hold much faith in any of these studies until they come out in "human" form.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


D'awesome
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   Posted 4/29/2008 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
In my haste to learn all I could... I got a book on the MS Diet Cure or somesuch name like that... I'm all in favor of dietary control as that's how I managed my son hyperactivity when he was a child and it worked wonderfully instead of Ritalin. Today he's a fine young man who still has to manage his diet a little but fully understands his metabolism a whole lot better for it because of those days... but when I read thru the book, I just couldn't buy it all. It spent as much time slamming the conventional method as it did explaining the diet ... and then I figured I'll just look into the supplements and go from there.
 
So I couldn't buy the whole diet cure deal... if it was that easy I think it would be skyrocketing thru the news and MS would be on the curing end instead of so many just dealing with it. But with that said I do believe we can learn to take supplements that will improve certain condition or symptoms due to the MS. And that's where I'm going... like adding evening primrose oil, the Omega 3 complex, and possibly Vitamin D. Those are 3 I haven't tackled yet, but plan to incorporate soon... then I'll see how I feel. If it doesn't seem to make a difference I'll drop the expense. But it's always worth a try for at least 6months to a year... I learned that with my knees and the osteoarthritis!
 
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 4/30/2008 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Deb,

My mom got me that book.  She didn't really think it would cure me.  She was just hoping I would find something helpful in it.  It is crazy that the author believes she CURED herself of MS. 

I also, like Uppitycats, don't hold much stock in mouse MS and the treatments developed.  I have to see that those treatments are then tried and true on human MS.  6 - 8 cups of coffee??!! Oh my, I would be crazed.  I don't care too much for caffeine.

Love and prayers,


Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006


D'awesome
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   Posted 4/30/2008 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Gretchen, I was amazed at that thinking by the author too, kinda why the book turned me off... I just don't buy it... remission, no flares, whatever but cure, I don't believe until a doctor proves it. :-) I resold it right quick on Amazon, seems many are hunting for the miracle.
 
 
 
 
 
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ME!
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   Posted 5/8/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
uppitycats said...
I've always said..."give me a mouse with MS, I'll CURE it!".



ROFL!!!

How true, how true.
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/8/2008 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I always thought the food as medicine theory was suppose to be a preventive, but just for a general health thing. I ascribe to it in the point of the example of that blonde lady that they had on Dr. Oz and M's Discovery Health show. like that real age type of stuff, definitely not a cure...
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Willowmom
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   Posted 5/8/2008 10:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I do think we can try some supplements to help control symptoms and I know that I have started giving my kids added Vitamin D. Here in the northwest we have such a high MS incidence and i just think the Vitamind D is a piece of the puzzle. I use the Omega 3-6-9 for the kids and I too...good for lots of things and can't hurt! Docs up here have started testing Vitamin D levels. We'll get ours at our next physicals. I am just thinking if you have kids and live in less sunny climates you might consider that as an easy assist in MS prevention. I'm curious what other supplements people have tried?

D'awesome
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   Posted 5/9/2008 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I think vitamin/supplement regimens are different from diet regimens or "food cures". 
 
I completely agree that vitamin supplement regimens work... I've recently started one myself and it seems to be helping a little bit... it's fairly extensive so I won't know how well it's working until I get my next lab series done but I feel my energy level's a little better... not as good as I'd like but at least I'm making it thru the afternoons now.
 
The vitamin D has never been an issue for a Floridian :-) except now I can't stand to "lay out" to sunbathe for that golden tan like I used to so I supplement it a little too.
 
 
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