Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D

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IamCurious
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   Posted 8/23/2016 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2016/9/Vitamin-D-Offers-Hope-for-Multiple-Sclerosis/Page-01

recent studies have shown that optimal vitamin D levels can help slow MS activity, delay disease progression, and delay conversion of MS to secondary-progressive MS, a deadlier and more debilitating form of the disease

Gretchen1
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   Posted 8/23/2016 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
This is an excellent article explaining why you should be diligently supplementing with D3. It has quite specific numbers as to what blood levels should be for those fighting MS. Thank you so much for posting this. This isn't new news, but this is certainly well explained!
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.

Saneben
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   Posted 2/15/2017 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I was seriously deficient in Vitamin D but my levels where not checked within the first 3 years of diagnosis, so now I will never know if this had been a long standing issue that played a factor in my experiencing 5 major relapses within a 9 month period, which is when I was first diagnosed. It was only thanks to a Nurse, who's Sister also suffered with MS, recommending I should have my Vitamin D levels checked that this issue came about. This was a couple of years after being diagnosed and experiencing yet another major relapse, which is now still impacting upon me today, 3 years later!. After researching into the effects of Vitamin D deficiency and how serious that can be, I now understand the importance of this vital vitamin. I often wonder if it had been checked and corrected earlier whether I might have avoided some of the awful relapses I experienced. Why do the Doctors not automatically check the Vitamin D levels of patients suspected of having MS?

Gretchen1
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   Posted 2/16/2017 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
MS isn't a viral infection.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.

Snoopy
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   Posted 2/18/2017 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
eat2bwell and healseeker,

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has a wealth of information about Multiple Sclerosis, please read the link provided so you can have a better understanding of MS especially if you choose to post on a MS forum.

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS/What-Causes-MS
In this link there is also an area about viruses and disproved theories. Please make sure you read them.

Thank you...
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1985
PTSD diagnosed Feb 2004 (PTSD since age 2), Anxiety/Panic attacks secondary to PTSD.

eat2bwell
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   Posted 2/18/2017 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Many get better when they do the right thing. This web site does not allow good information get out. They will delete anything which might be helpful. I am surprise they allow the vitamin D link to exist. For sure vitamin D is helpful but it is not the only thing. Not many people posting on this web site because the only point of view is that of the moderator. If she doesn't agree with your post it is deleted. Not any freedom of thought here.

Gretchen1
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   Posted 2/19/2017 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Eat2bwell,

Let me remind you that this is a place of support. If you were capable of anything other than your cruel agenda to humiliate and berate members, you'd see that I do occasionally leave one of your posts. Those posts are the ones that gently encourage people to check their vitamin d levels, or when you encourage someone to eat as healthy as they can.

But you basically blame people for their illnesses. You tell them that whatever suffering they are experiencing is their own fault! I can't imagine saying anything that cruel and hurtful to someone who is suffering. It tells me a lot about the kind of person you are! Who does that?

My job is to support the members of this forum. As long as you are mean and rude, I'll be deleting you.

You seriously need to consider why it is that you need to be so incredibly lacking in empathy and compassion. There is something terribly wrong with that sort of thinking.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.

Gretchen1
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   Posted 2/19/2017 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
What about a child with cancer? That child is to blame?

There is something extremely wrong with your thinking. There are many many diseases not caused by lifestyle choices.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.

Snoopy
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   Posted 2/19/2017 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
healseeker, I am disappointed you didn't read the link I provided.

Aspartame causing MS has been disproved. Many people have negative reactions to Aspartame and for some it can cause MS like symptoms but doesn't cause the actual disease. If the person stops Aspartame symptoms will go away. Unfortunately, that's not the case when you have the actual disease known as Multiple Sclerosis.

"healseeker:
Perhaps the mother of the child with cancer consumed toxins in the ingredients in the foods she ate and that affected the fetus."

What the heck? You may want to rethink your thought process...just sayin'

Multiple sclerosis has been around since at least the 1400s --- there weren't toxins, vaccines, diet soda, Aspartame, MSG, or food additives when MS was first discovered.

There are those that "eat clean," are vegan or vegetarian and they still end up with MS, cancer and other health problems.
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1985
PTSD diagnosed Feb 2004 (PTSD since age 2), Anxiety/Panic attacks secondary to PTSD.

Snoopy
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   Posted 2/19/2017 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
eat2bwell said...
The moderator will not let me answer you. Check out Dr. Swank and Dr. Wahls if you want the truth. People do get better when they do the right thing.


I am aware of Wahls and Swank. It is very possible for those with MS to feel better when they eat healthy and there are some who follow and swear by Wahls and Swank . Unfortunately that won't cure MS --- there is no cure. eat2bwell, those with MS can do everything right and still end up getting worse (progressing) and have relapses.
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1985
PTSD diagnosed Feb 2004 (PTSD since age 2), Anxiety/Panic attacks secondary to PTSD.

Gretchen1
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   Posted 2/19/2017 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I met a family in the hospital who's 8 year old child was dying of leukemia. That family was Amish. Very clean living and still died of cancer. But according to healseeker, she is to blame.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.

Gretchen1
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   Posted 2/19/2017 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
We will have to agree to disagree on nearly everything you say. That's fine. Post what you want. Just know that if you tell people it is their fault they are sick or anything else that isn't supportive, I will delete it.

I have also asked our administrator to view your posts and this thread.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.
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