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Key naturopathic treatments for multiple sclerosis

Vitamin B12 deficiency and elevated homocysteine

  • Multiple Sclerosis Associated With Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Reynolds, E.H., et al, Archives of Neurology, August 1991;48:808- 811.
  • Serum Homocysteine Levels and Multiple Sclerosis, Rio, J., et al, Archives of Neurology, December 1994;51:1181

Vitamin D 

  • Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D: An Update, VanAmerongen BM, Dijkstra CD, et al, Eur J Clin Nutr, 2004:1-15
  • Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and risk of multiple sclerosis, Munger KL, Levin LI, et al, JAMA, 2006; 296(23): 2832-8

High dose vitamin C to kill Epstein Barr virus (no conventional treatment for EBV exists; IV Vit C is the best)

  • Temporal Relationship Between Elevation of Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody Titers and Initial Onset of Neurological Symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis, Levin LI, Munger KL, et al, JAMA, May 25, 2005;293(20):2496-2500
  • The Significance of Epstein-Barr Virus Seropositivity in Multiple Sclerosis Patients? Munch, M., et al, Acta Neurol. Scand., 1998;97:171-174

Testing and treatment of oxidative stress

  • Increased Generation of Superoxide Radicals in the Blood of MS Patients, Glabinski, A., et al, ACTA Neurologica Scandinavica, 1993;88:174-177
  • Increased Free Radicals in Multiple Sclerosis, The Nutrition Report, September 1992;10(9):70

Testing and treatment of toxic metals overload

  • The Role of Environmental Factors and Pollutants in Combination With Genetic Predisposition in The Etiology of Multiple Sclerosis: Possibilities For Prevention? Morselt, A.F.W., Ph.D., Journal of Child Neurology, July 1989;4:228-229
  • Evidence That Mercury From Dental Amalgam May Cause Hearing Loss in Multiple Sclerosis Patients,” Siblerud, Robert L. and Kienholz, Eldon, Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, 1997;12(4):240-244

Solvent and environmental detoxification

  • Organic Solvents and Multiple Sclerosis: A Synthesis of the Current Evidence, Landtblom, Anne-Marie, et al, Epidemiology, July, 1996;7(4):429-433
  • The Influence of Environmental Factors on the Incidence and Prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis, Spirin NN, Kachura DA, et al, Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im SS Korsakova, 2003;2:111-113

Magnesium (intravenous preferred)

  • Magnesium Concentration in Brains From Multiple Sclerosis Patients, Yasui, M., et al, ACTA Neurol. Scand., 1990;81:197-200

Testing and treatment of “leaky gut”

  • Multiple Sclerosis Patients Have Peripheral Blood CD45RO+ B Cells and Increased Intestinal Permeability, Yacyshyn, Bruce, M.D., et al, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, December, 1996;41(12):2493-2498

Treat hormone deficiencies

  • A Pilot Study of the Effect Upon Multiple Sclerosis of the Menopause, Hormone Replacement Therapy, and Menstrual Cycle, Smith, R., et al, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, October 1992;85:612-613
  • Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis With the Pregnancy Hormone Estriol, Sicotte NL, Liva SM, et al, Ann Neurol, 2002;52:421-428

Essential fats and antioxidants

  • Antioxidants and polyunsaturated fatty acids in multiple sclerosis, van Meeteren ME, Teunissen CE, et al, Eur J Clin Nutr., 2005; 59(12): 1347-61
  • High Dose Antioxidant Supplementation to MS Patients: Effects on Glutathione Peroxidase, Clinical Safety, and Absorption of Selenium, Mai, Jesper, et al, Biological Trace Element Research, 1990;24:109-117

Low sat fat diet

Effect of Low Saturated Fat Diet in Early and Late Cases of Multiple Sclerosis, Swank, Roy Laver and Dugan, Barbara Brewer, The Lancet, July 7, 1990;336:37-39