Multiple Sclerosis Disease – Why MS Patients Are Living Longer Than the Average Healthy Person

When we hear Multiple Sclerosis disease we often think long term and progressive disability. It can be a dooming and powerless feeling to think you have been cursed some how with a random disease and have no idea of the cause let along any idea of how to prevent or cure it.

Somewhere along the way people have become lazy, less of an advocate, and victims in their own health care. It’s understandable to feel despair on a subject matter like this. However, when you can understand and respect the biological system of the human body you better understand that your system has certain requirements for optimum function and performance.

In order to overcome MS, you will have to retake control of your health. There are people who were diagnosed with MS who are living healthier than the so-called average healthy person.

How is that possible?

They assessed their lifestyles, found out what wasn’t working and changed it. Many people who have overcome MS note that they changed their diets, tried different herbs, got more sun, kept active, eliminated heavy metals, balanced their body’s pH,, lowered stress levels, remained optimistic, and sought alternative practitioners who were knowledgeable on the subject.

Herbs

There may not be herbs specifically for MS but there are herbs for the damage MS causes. Herbs for the nerves and brain are ideal. Dherbs.com has a great selection of trustworthy herbal combinations. They even use vegetable capsules instead of gel capsules which are better absorbable for the body system. That way everything swallowed is used for the body’s benefit. They have herbs like lady’s slipper, yerba mate, valerian root, and gotu kola. Just look for their products called Brain Tuner, Mucus Buster, and Nerves Formula.

Diet

You have heard it a million times but there is no way around it. A good diet is your best defense against any illness. You wouldn’t expect hair grease and vinegar to make a car that requires gasoline to function properly. So why would your body be expected to function properly off of things it was not designed to operate off of. The body requires nutrition and tender loving care. When the body has been subjected to inadequate food for a long period of time a malfunction occurs such as cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and in the case of this article MS.

Sun Bath

That’s right. Getting adequate sunshine without sunscreen is important. Let me be clear….don’t go out and get sun burned. Just allow your body and even your eyes to bask in sunshine from time to time. It is the best source of vitamin D. We spend a lot of time indoors and when outdoors we are “protected” by sunscreen. The human body really misses its connection with nature’s light.

Stay Active

It is tempting to stop moving when issues such as muscle stiffening, fatigue, and staggering set in, but move anyway. Yoga, Qi Gong and Tai Chi are REALLY good. Qi Gong is the best in my opinion because it really helps the eyes, balance, and blood circulation.

Heavy Metals

Heavy metal problems are found more so in developed nations. Developed nations also have the highest MS cases in addition to other diseases. Stay away from them. They are found in your water, household products, hygiene products and food. Be more aware about what you are purchasing and consuming.

Balance pH

A normal body pH is about 7.3 and most adults are under that meaning they are more acidic than alkaline. In order to perform in optimum capacity you should be balanced. Acidity is caused through consumption of sodas, sugars, salt, starches, dairy and meat. Consuming alkaline water will raise it. Also, the obvious fruits and vegetables especially the green ones will also help balance it.

Better Oxygen

The brain requires adequate oxygen and most people are not receiving that. People usually are not getting enough oxygen because they are not breathing properly. In addition, they are not getting good air quality due to pollution and air poisons. Since MS is a neurological illness, anything that will aid the brain and nervous system is what you want. Practice deep breathing. Slow and deep breathing is good. Investing in an air purifier and household plants would be a good idea. House hold plants are natural air purifiers so coupled with an air purifier would be a wise choice.

Lower Stress

People have gotten themselves in a trap. They are always running, hustling and striving for power, money or status. It is a vicious cycle to be in because the body is not invincible. It was not designed to be under unreasonable stress. Many people get either anxious or angry on a daily basis. That has got to be eliminated if there is going to be any hope of recovery. Realize you can make a difference but you should pick your battles wisely. Find peace of mind.

Remain Optimistic

You have to believe that you can overcome it. The vast majority of society believes it is a doomed situation, so don’t expect much optimism there. This is one of those cases where you are going to have to really see the glass “half full”. Strap up those boots, stir up that will power and see yourself back in good health. Don’t expect it overnight. This is not a race for the swift. You have to have stamina.

Alternative Health Practitioner

A good alternative health practitioner is priceless. They are knowledgeable and caring. When you find one who has ancient and precious knowledge, you feel like you have stricken gold. They are somewhat rare depending on where you live. A few have websites but many are the one’s you hear about through word of mouth. Use one if you feel you can not do this on your own. They will provide assistance where needed.

My mother and aunt were diagnosed with MS. My aunt ended up in a wheel chair and has since died. My mother took a different route. She fights everyday for her right to good health. She stays active even when she had to drag her right leg along She changed her diet and does not let up or give in. She is serious about her quality of health and does what she has to do in order to have it.

I volunteered once to help a MS patient in a rehabilitation center. She was very young, still in her thirties but looked older. She had to have weights on her wrists to keep her from trembling so badly. She used a wheel chair but required most things to be done for her. She really touched my heart because she was once a model and had pictures of herself everywhere. She told me something that stands out in my head everyday. Whenever I begin to get worked up over something, or when I begin to eat something I know I shouldn’t and when I begin to pass up an opportunity to pamper myself and relax, I can hear her say “Be Kind to Yourself”. She had a shaky memory, as some severe case MS patients do, so when she said that, I held on to it.