Sunday, April 21, 2013

Energy and Positivity.



Daughter mentioned this wondrous substance first. And she's a living example of its magical properties. She has MS and has been following a holistic, non-pharmaceutical approach to the management of her disease. And has completed binders and binders full of research. She's had a fight on her hands with her doctors for taking an unorthodox approach. The MS Society (and I went to some meetings with her) are very much pro-Pharma and have done painfully little research on the natural, strict diet approach to the management of the disease. H'm, I wonder why?

Daughter eats no gluten, no legumes and no dairy. It hasn't been easy for her but her neurologist has told her that whatever she is doing she should keep it up. He sees no further degeneration in her condition.

The Facts on Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition that affects the central nervous system. This system includes the brain and spinal cord. It contains the nerves that control everything your body does, such as thinking, feeling, seeing, smelling, tasting, and moving. MS affects about 1 in 1,000 people and usually appears between the ages of 20 and 40, although it may occur at any age.

People without MS have nerves that are covered by an intact protective layer known as the myelin sheath. This covering helps to speed electrical signals in the brain. With MS, researchers think that the myelin sheath somehow becomes inflamed and damaged in small patches. It is not known what chain of events starts this damage, but once the injury occurs, electrical signals in the brain are slowed down.
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It is believed that MS is an autoimmune disease (a condition in which an individual's immune system starts reacting against his or her own tissues) and cannot be spread from person to person. For unknown reasons, the immune system sees the myelin sheath as foreign and attacks it.

The numbness in her limbs doesn't alleviate but isn't worsening. She has other symptoms (strength,inflammation, sudden excruciating pain) and sometimes a complete lack of energy with a resultant depression and listlessness.

The point of my writing all of this here is that one of her studies on her disease showed that most of us Northern clime folk are vastly deficient in Vitamin D which results in many auto-immune disorders, too numerous to list here.

At her urging, I began a course of 10,000 IU of Vitamin D daily about five months ago.

I can't believe the change in me and neither can my friends. Seriously. I am full of joy, energy, eating healthily, training for The Tely 10 in July AND the biggest change of all is that I haven't had an episode of the sporadic depression to which I was prone for more years than I care to count. Depression that brought me to my knees carrying me to very dark places of despair and the feeling of what's the use.

The only change I've made to my life was in adding this massive quantity of Vitamin D on a daily basis. I could link to this all over the interwebz but a Google or a YouTube search will give you all the info you need. And please ignore the Pharma Pimps and their nay-saying. They've got a LOT to sell you and deny the benefits of mega quantities of D. I'm living proof. But I wanted to wait a while and be sure. I'm sure now.

I haven't felt this good since God was an altar boy.

28 comments:

  1. Wow! Good for your daughter doing all that research and going the no-pharmaceutical way! I'm convinced those guys squash any kind of research that would lessen people's need for their products! I'm kind of at their mercy with RA...Fantastic that Vit D has had such an amazing effect on how you feel. Maybe I should doulble my dose!

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  2. Molly:
    I can't believe my energy either, I would be slow to unwind in the mornings before, jointy achy stuff but now I bounce down the stairs. I've made some modifications to my meals, i.e. loads more raw veg and fruit but only as a result of the positive way I was feeling.
    Oh that is too bad with the RA, have you had it long?
    XO
    WWW

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  3. Twenty plus years, but well controlled most of the time with the aforementioned pharmaceuticals....Children always on at me to try all sorts of alternate treatments, mostly pie-in-the-sky, aery-faerie stuff. I do know that diet has an affect and I avoid certain foods. I'm going to sp[read the gospel about Vit. D. Who knew? The docs certainly don't tell you this stuff!

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  4. .....Just today I passed your recipe for the coconut/chickpea/spinach dish to a friend.

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  5. If it works, don't knock it! I had tried it a while back and unfortunately it had the 'statin' effect on me, but then when it was suggested that I should take calcium some years ago, the only difference was that it upset my tummy. I am and have an odd bod! :(

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  6. Low Vitamin D can harm the heart but research recently found that high doses of vitamin D will cause atrial fibrillation.I took 1000iu a day for years and have AF now and was ordered to get off the stuff by my doctor. So WWW have your heart rhythm monitored as regularly as your doctor orders it.

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  7. Oh yes, lack of vitamin D has been linked with any number of serious illnesses. It's an absolutely vital nutrient, but one we don't usually get enough of because sunshine is the catalyst for it and sunshine is scarce in many countries. Interesting that it's had such an amazing effect on your health and well-being.

    Also interesting that your daughter is avoiding drugs and her illness has stabilised.

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  8. The people I know or have heard of who has M.S. grew up in northern latitudes or have been sun avoiders.
    It is wonderful to hear that you are feeling better with mega-vitamin D.

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  9. GFB: I have AF too, but I think it's hereditary in my case. My mother and an uncle had it. My doc says one in four people over 75 have AF. I live in Hawaii, but I don't court the sun, and I don't take Vit. D supplements.

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  10. That is interesting Hattie.I have to tell you that I was shocked when my doc told me that I had AF. I certainly did avoid the sun because of having red hair and that was one of the reasons I put myself on vitamin D.

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  11. Thank you for that very informative post. You do know why I thank you.

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  12. I heard a similar report on MS holding stable on the paleo diet which excludes gluten and legumes but does include meat. Dr Oz (don't know if you get his show in Canada) had the researchers on and I have to say it was impressive. There is way too strong a presence of Big Pharma in the FDA.

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  13. if you say altar-girl I’ll believe you.

    I too take vit D, not in such huge doses. I also take many other supplements which are keeping me on the straight and narrow. I have nephrotic syndrome - also a disease of the immune system - currently in remission, and need all the help I can get for it to stay this way.

    Daylight helps my depression, daylight and walking. Life is not nearly as shitty as it might be or has been.

    So you like Sebald? Gollly, www, I like you better the more I learn about you.

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  14. Molly:
    We have to remember that docs are overloaded with info, most often from the Big Pharma reps and choose to follow this path of least resistance and education. I truly believe we need to educate ourselves but also know what we're getting into with these drugs (side effects, etc.). I was on a course of pharmas that had terrible effects on my health, counteracted with more pharmas. I was like a zombie.
    XO
    WWW

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  15. I had it for supper tonight, Molly, isn't it marvellous and it freezes so well.
    XO
    WWW

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  16. GM:
    it is so important to pay attention to our bodies and yours is obviously intuitive and you pay attention.
    XO
    WWW

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  17. GFB:
    I have a slight valve problem with my heart so need to get another "echo" done. Thanks for the headsup.
    XO
    WWW

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  18. Hattie:
    My daughter is a natural blonde with the corresponding skin and you could be right on this, it is nearly always peculiar to northern climes.
    XO
    WWW

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  19. Nick:

    Yes, she is one of very few opting out of pharmaceuticals and they manage to hook up on the web. Diet is key.

    If I am correct, your sister suffers from MS?

    what route has she taken?

    Yes we are sun deprived (we all originated in Africa so must have a cellular longing :)).

    XO
    WWW

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  20. Gosh Ramana, enlighten me, I am missing something? I know you have been very helpful on the MS issues but here your innuendo escapes me?

    XO
    WWW

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  21. Roisin:
    The dairy is key also. No neither Daughter nor I have teevee for over twenty years. But I do manage to get caught up on key stuff on the interwebz :)
    Big Pharma is huge too here Roisin, dangling their shiny, glittery beads in front of government and the medical industry.
    Why is everything an industry now?
    XO
    WWW

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  22. Friko:

    I ADORE Sebald. He speaks to my very soul.

    Good lord, Friko, I just looked up your disease and that sounds very serious indeed. Are you diet controlled also? I see that lots of protein is advocated and no salt.

    Someone once said to me it is impossible to be depressed when you are out walking.

    Amen to that, it truly helps me.

    XO
    WWW

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  23. My sister has MND. I'm not sure what she favours, to be honest, but I think it's mainly medicines rather than any special diet. I must ask her.

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  24. Good for your daughter. And what a great result for you! I wonder Vit D deficiency is why people suffer from Seasonal Adjustment Syndrome in winter and why we all walk around looking as grey and drab as our clothes at that time of year.

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  25. The pharma pimps are the reason why the cure for cancer is always seven-ten years away. Making far too much money out of drugs and procedures to keep people going. They'd be a lot of people out of a job if cure information wasn't suppressed.

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  26. Strangely enough, just read this in today's Daily Mail on the very same subject. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2317950/Is-reason-women-feel-totally-clapped-out.html#comments
    By the by, has your hair become super luxuriant and glossy? It is also being touted as a super vitamin for hair recovery on various internet sites. Lx

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  27. Sorry, not sure if last message went through or not. It was about vit D article in today's Daily Mail? Did you receive? If so, please delete this one! Lx

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