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.

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