Healing Multiple Sclerosis
A Survey of Nutritional Literature

Multiple scelerosis has nutritional causes and nutritional cures.

Eric Armstrong


This article outlines information on multiple sclerosis (MS) that surfaced while doing literature research on nutrition and health. Many references are given. Check them out. Study them. There are two reasons. The first reason is to assure yourself that what is written here makes sense -- or disprove it, if some of the information turns out to be wrong.

The second reason is that what I have put here is necessarily selective. There may be other pertinent information which I have neglected to include. There may be pertinent facts known only to you that are explored in material I have excluded. Reading the original sources could therefore produce new insights that result in even more advantageous approaches.

So, by all means, do the research. Consider this a starter package. The references tell where the information was found. The books and other sources are listed at the end. They contain the best explanations of the physiological biochemistry of nutrition that I have been able to find. I have pulled together diverse pieces from among them to produce a (hopefully coherent) picture of the disease, how it manifests, and most importantly, how it can be cured.

Some of the information presented here may conflict with advice you're getting from your doctor. For the general rules that can help you resolve the conflicts, read Using Medical Practioners Wisely.

What is MS?

"Yoga and MS", by Loraine Despres. Yoga Journal, Aug 1997, p. 94.

Effects of Fasting

Fasting and Eating for Health, Dr. Joel Fuhrman
[Note: The one time fasting is not advisable is in cases of cancer. See Johanna Budwig for a better treatment of that condition.]

The View of a 2-Time Nobel Prize Winner

How to Live Longer and Feel Better, Linus Pauling

Autoimmune Disease Stems from Digestive Dysfunction

Fasting and Eating for Health, Dr. Joel Fuhrman

What About Drugs?

Fasting and Eating for Health, Dr. Joel Fuhrman

What is Myelin Made Of?

Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill. Udo Erasmus.

Importance of Omega-3's and Omega-6's

The Facts About Fats, John Finnegan

Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill. Udo Erasmus.

Flax Oil as a True Aid, Johanna Budwig

The Fats in the Modern Industrial Diet are Deadly

Fats That Can Save Your Life. Dr. Erdmann

Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill. Udo Erasmus.

The Facts About Fats. John Finnegan.

Udo's Prognosis

Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill. Udo Erasmus.

Sources of Fats

EFAs (Healthy Fats, omega-3 and omega-6)

TFAs ("Trans Fats" plus other Transformed, Transmuted, Transmogrified, Trampled and Tortured fats)

How Long Does The Diet Approach Take?

Optimal Sports Nutrition, Michael Colgan. (and/orHow to Live Longer and Feel Better, Linus Pauling)

A Summary of the "Yoga Cure"

"Yoga and MS", by Loraine Despres. Yoga Journal, Aug 1997, p. 94.

Why the "Yoga Cure" Worked

The Importance of the Lymph System

FromStructure and Function of the Human Body and The Human Body in Health and Disease:


Biological Mechanisms: Prostaglandins and Eicosanoids

Enter The Zone, Barry Sears

"If you get positive results with supplements of activated essential fatty acids, that’s a strong indication that a Zone-favorable diet (designed to maintain a favorable balance of eicosanoids) would do the job just as well or better....A Zone-favorable diet should be the first line of defense..."

Gluten as a Trigger for Autoimmune Disorders

In the DVD, Unlocking the Mystery of Wheat and Gluten Intolerance, Dr. O'Bryan identifies gluten as a potential trigger for virtually every autoimmune disease there is. It may not be the trigger in any given case, but when it is a trigger, that's worth nothing. And a simple blood test and saliva test are all it takes to find out.

And even if it gluten itself isn't the trigger, is undoubtedly a contributiing factor in those who are gluten-intolerant:

For more on those subjects, see What's Wrong with Partially Hydrogenated Oils? and What's Wrong with Wheat?




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