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This is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting myelin, the insulating lining of nerves, caused by a "haywire" immune system that attacks the myelin in error. Its cause is not fully understood. Symptoms include episodes of neurological problems such as visual disturbances, dizziness, muscle weakness (especially in the face), speech difficulties, and disturbances in the ability to properly move the arms and/or legs. These episodes typically wax and wane over time, and may disappear altogether for as long as 20 or 30 years before recurring.
All persons with MS should be under the care of a physician. Medical treatment, though, is strictly supportive. For now, there is no known cure, though exciting new research is under way on the benefits of injecting a form of myelin itself into the body. This seems to overload the haywire part of the immune system, shutting it down, and thus stopping the disease at its root. This approach holds great promise for the not-too-distant future.
Nutritional factors in this disease are indeed vital. Properly following all recommendations can lead to significant improvement, according to several studies done around the world.
Nutritional Factors: The diet should include high levels of cold-processed unsaturated oils. This is a departure from the general BioSlim recommendation of no added oils, and is an exception due to unusual circumstance. Other dietary elements include large amounts of vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Smoking and alcohol should be avoided.
Aggressive supplementation with the B vitamins (including vitamin B12), cold-processed unsaturated oils, vitamin E, lecithin (usually as a soybean-derived extract), magnesium and zinc may all be helpful, in addition to a complete nutritional program. The BioSlim System may be used as a good basis for this program, with the addition of the oils, lecithin and extra vitamin E.