Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative, immune or autoimmune disease resulting in loss of the waxy like substance called myelin sheath that covers nerves and allows them to rapidly transmit nerve impulses.

Did you know?

(1) BBC News reports: “Just by analyzing sunlight, they (researchers) could explain 61% or the variation in the numbers of MS cases across England. However, when they combined the effect of sunlight and glandular fever (caused by Epstein Barr Virus), 72% of the variation in MS cases could be explained.” Translation: by getting enough sunlight and improving your immune system, you have a 72% less chance of getting MS

(2) Over time the loss of proper nerve conductance leads to:  (A) Sensory Disturbances (numbness and tingling, itching, pain, electric shocks) (B) Motor Disturbances (Paralysis, loss of muscle tone,  tremors, slurred speech, foot drags) (C) Balance and Coordination Disturbances ( tripping, falling, shaking, loss of coordination, inner ear problems) (D) Visual Disturbances ( blurred vision, double vision, abnormal pupil responses, flashing lights, jerky eye movements (E) Bowel, bladder, and sexual symptoms ( urinary urgency, urinary retention, bowel incontinence, inability to achieve orgasm, impotence) (F) cognitive Disorders (memory and recall problems)

(3) Immune system deficits and Vitamin D deficiency explain most MS cases. Research has confirmed that the farther you live from the equator (less sun) the greater the chances for MS. The rate of MS doubles if you spend your pubescent years in the northern U.S. compared the southern U.S.. Journal of Neurology, April 2010 concludes that there is a pressing need to study vitamin D and the Epstein Barr Virus.

(4) Research clearly indicates that Vitamin D positively alters cytokines (cellular messengers) that influence, for good or bad, inflammation.

Dr. Brown’s fine tips on boosting your immune system and decreasing the probability of autoimmune disorders including MS:

* make sure your Vitamin D levels (determined on blood lab testing) are between 45-65 ng/ml and if you already have cancer, MS or an other autoimmune disorder take between 70- 95ng/ml.

* Eliminate sugars and most fructose (no more than 20-30 grams per day. Avoid all sugar substitutes including corn syrup, processed fruit juices,  and aspartame products.

* Eliminate dairy/milk products (associated with increased MS)

*Load up on Omega 3 Fatty Acids ( important anti-inflammatory essentials that almost every American is deficient in)

* Check iron levels because many Americans have EXCESS iron which stresses the immune system

* Decrease stress (easier said than done)

If you have ever wondered of chiropractic nutritional approaches can help, see your chiropractor or chiropractors or better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, we take care of immune systems in treatment and prevention. Call us today for and appointment.(303)-986-7600. Proudly serving Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen.

Denver/ Lakewood Chiropractor

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The good news is that Americans are TRYING to eat better. The bad news is that they think they are (eating better) when they are not. And it’s no wonder with the flood of advertising and mis-information promoting bad foods and the abhorrent government subsidization of  the “junk food” industries leaving people the choice of paying more for healthy food than junk food.

MISTAKE #1: According to Consumer Reports, more than half of Americans say they are “limiting fat” without knowing the difference between good and bad fats. For example, trans fats and refined, polyunsaturated fats are the bad ones. Saturated fats (fish, dairy meat, tropical plants, coconut, etc.) are GOOD. Saturated fats are anti-viral, anti-plaque, heart friendly necessities. Most Americans would benefit from ORGANIC beef and dairy products and non-farm raised fish such as wild salmon, which provide anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids.

MISTAKE #2: The general public assumes (incorrectly) that refined carbohydrates such as sugar is bad and that grains and fruits are good. The truth is that, grains, fruits,  and refined sugars should be limited in quantity because they all turn to sugar in the body and put stress on the insulin regulating systems in the body. This can cause or exacerbate health conditions as varied as Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cancer. And guess what? About 80% of the American population has one of these conditions. When you add in gluten intolerance (in America almost all grain products have unhealthy gluten) to the list of disadvantages of grains, the problems are magnified. About 20% of the population may require a high carbohydrate diet to lose weight, but even those should eliminate grains.

DO’s:

(1) Do eat protein (organic eggs, fish, etc.) for breakfast and drop the sugar foods (fruits, donuts, etc.). A high quality protein and vitamin shake such as Clearvite from Apex Energetics (my choice) can even replace breakfast for those who skip or eat poor breakfasts.

(2) Do eat HEALTHY CARBOHYDRATES in the form of heaping helpings of leafy green and all other colored vegetables as often as possible. This will not put stress on your insulin system.

(3) Cut out processed sugar and gluten products as much as possible

The challenge today is that it is cheap and effortless to eat poorly and it is expensive and labor intensive to have a healthy diet. At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, we specialize in well care where our motto is “healthy by choice, not by chance” and the truth is that today there is no chance to stay healthy without good choices, and that includes diet and lifestyle.

If you have ever wondered if chiropractic nutritional approaches can help, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

Call us today for a free consultation! (303) 986-7600. We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Golden,  Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Morrison, Evergreen, Colorado (CO).

Denver/ Lakewood Chiropractor

It is well understood that the first two years of life are important for psychological development; but, most don’t realize that this period is also extremely important for the developing immune system. The child’s immune health at this time of development will have an enormous impact on the future health of the child. Science leaves little room for doubt that introducing toxins into the child (including drugs) will suppress his or her immune system. The most important thing for a developing child is a healthy diet and nervous system. In addition the most important time for the nervous system in development is from conception through year 7.

Dr. Brown’s fine tips raising a strong, healthy baby:

(1) Healthy diet. This means tough love when it comes to “giving in” to comfort foods that have been marketed to you and your child. Eliminate gluten/wheat, soy, dairy, and processed sugar. Concentrate on healthy protein such as fish (not farm raised), all colors of vegetables and fruit, and nuts of all kinds. Avoid all processed foods, sodas, and candy because they are some of the main reasons for the exponential increase in childhood Diabetes.

(2) Avoid anti-biotics. They are still given out like candy. Chiropractic adjustments boost the immune system, and along with a healthy diet, can halt the rounds of painful ear infections as it has with so many of my patients.

(3) Kids need lots of exercise. The childhood Obesity epidemic in America is directly related to lack of exercise and to fast food diets.

(4) Breast feed your babies. This is nature’s way, and the single best way, to boost your child’s immune system. Avoid soy baby formulas at all costs (see my previous blogs on soy)

(5) Research vaccinations thoroughly before you have your child vaccinated. Some of them are not worth the risk.

(6) Limit electronic media. Electromagnetic frequency risks are now being exposed. Children need to run and jump and play in real, spatial time to fully develop balance and coordination as well as executive function. Brain research now indicates that computer use and video games may increase the child’s ability to recognize symbols and icons while hindering brain development in math in both hemispheres as well as executive function in the frontal lobe (especially the right hemisphere).

If you have wondered if chiropractic neurology and brain based therapies with natural nutrition could help your child, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, we use drug free, surgery free methods to balance the brain and remove nerve disturbances. These modalities include spinal adjustments and other forms of proprioceptive stimulation, visual exercises, auditory stimulation, and cognitive exercises.  We also treat metabolic disorders which include but are not limited to: thyroid, blood sugar, adrenal, and autoimmune problems. Call us today at (303) 986-7600.

If you have ever wondered if chiropractic nutritional approaches can help, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

Call us today for a free consultation! (303) 986-7600. We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Golden,  Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Morrison, Evergreen, Colorado (CO).

Denver/ Lakewood Chiropractor