Study: Vitamin D May Repair MS Nerve Damage


By Dr. Mercola

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, neurodegenerative disease of the nerves in your brain and spinal column, caused by a demyelization process. In MS, your immune system mistakenly attacks the myelin, which is a protective coating around your nerve fibers.

This leads to disruptions in the messages sent around your brain and spinal cord, leading to symptoms such as trouble balancing, muscle weakness, tremors, pain, and fatigue.

Researchers have long been searching for a method to repair this damage to the myelin, and thereby slow, stop or even reverse the course of the disease.

While your body does have the ability to repair myelin naturally, this process tends to become less effective as you get older. Now, however, researchers have uncovered a natural option that might play a major role in boosting the repair of damaged myelin in people with MS: vitamin D.

Vitamin D Might Help Regenerate Damaged Myelin

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Vitamin D Fights MS: Johns Hopkins

http://www.nutraingredients.com/var/plain_site/storage/images/publications/food-beverage-nutrition/nutraingredients.com/research/vitamin-d3-therapy-may-offer-ms-hope-mouse-data/8455739-1-eng-GB/Vitamin-D3-therapy-may-offer-MS-hope-Mouse-data_strict_xxl.jpgJohns Hopkins researchers have found that vitamin D may help fight multiple sclerosis, based on new studies involving mice with a rodent form of the disease.
In new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the so-called “sunshine vitamin” appeared to block damage-causing immune cells from migrating to the central nervous system, offering a potential explanation for why it may prevent or ease symptoms of the neurodegenerative disease. (more…)

Human Beings Human Beasts

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We find human beasts everywhere today. Some are sucking billions into themselves at the expense of the human herd and others line up and wait for the birth of a pure baby being so they can beat it up in every way you can imagine.

Newborn babies are the most vulnerable of all beings. It is easy to hurt most beings but little babies are the most vulnerable and the easiest to hurt. Babies are born with the need for tender touch, looking to unite in bliss with the beings that brought them into the world. What do we expect to happen to such beings when they are met with medical violence, arrogance and aggression? (more…)

The Roots of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, and Other Autoimmune Illnesses

You have countless immune cells in every corner of your body that are constantly working to keep you healthy by identifying, packaging, and eliminating harmful substances that have made their way into your blood.

If your immune system falters and begins to identify some of your own tissues as being harmful or unnecessary, it will work to attack and eliminate these tissues through an inflammatory response that can cause pain and discomfort in many forms – this is how autoimmune illness develops.

The specific tissue or groups of tissues (organs) that your immune system decides to attack is determined by your genetics. (more…)

B12 deficiency: a silent epidemic with serious consequences

elderly woman looking distressedWhat do all of these diseases have in common?

  • Alzheimer’s, dementia, cognitive decline and memory loss (collectively referred to as “aging”)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological disorders
  • Mental illness (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Learning or developmental disorders in kids
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Autoimmune disease and immune dysregulation
  • Cancer
  • Male and female infertility

Answer: they can all mimic the signs and symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency.

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Just One Dose of Vitamin D Can Prevent The Progression of Multiple Sclerosis – 9 Day Remission In 92 Percent of Subjects

One single dose of calcitriol, the metabolically active version of vitamin D, followed by ongoing vitamin D supplementation has been shown to prevent the progression of multiple sclerosis, according to new research.

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Calcitriol (vitamin D3), is transformed in the liver and kidneys into 25- hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), the non-active ‘storage’ form, and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D), the biologically active form that is tightly controlled by the body.

Several studies have reported that the D3 form of the vitamin is more potent that D2, with a study led by Robert Heaney, MD, from Creighton University in Nebraska reporting earlier last year that D3 was 87% more potent than D2 (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, doi: 10.1210/jc.2010-2230). (more…)

Worth Repeating: Marijuana Is One of the Best-Studied Medicines In History

Ben Whalley, middle, with Dr Gary Stephens and Dr Claire Williams of Reading University at a secret cannabis farm in the south of England in the hope of producing a new treatment for epilepsy [Geoff Pugh/The Telegraph]

Ben Whalley, middle, with Dr Gary Stephens and Dr Claire Williams of Reading University at a secret cannabis farm in the south of England in the hope of producing a new treatment for epilepsy
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Editor’s note: Welcome to Room 420, where your instructor is Mr. Ron Marczyk and your subjects are wellness, disease prevention, self actualization, and chillin’.

An overwhelming amount of very promising research has been gathered supporting the use of medical cannabis for many illnesses and diseases… and the evidence is now impossible to ignore.

Examples:

WorthRepeatingLogo“The endogenous cannabinoid system has revealed potential avenues to treat many disease states … Medicinal indications of cannabinoid drugs including compounds that result in enhance endocannabinoid responses (EER) have expanded markedly in recent years.”

“The wide range of indications covers … chemotherapy complications, tumor growth, addiction, pain, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, inflammation, eating disorders, age-related neurodegenerative disorders, as well as epileptic seizures, traumatic brain injury, cerebral ischemia, and other excitotoxic insults.”

Source: “Cannabinoid drugs and enhancement of endocannabinoid responses: strategies for a wide array of disease states,” Current Molecular Medicine, September 2006

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Fatal Auto-Immune Disorder Caused By Hepatitis B Vaccine

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Today, newborn babies are injected with as many as 30+ vaccines before the age of 3. Within these vaccines is a number of ingredients that are anything but natural and have been shown to be unsafe.  Vaccines contain Mercury, Msg, Formaldehyde, Aluminum and are the cause of multiple diseases.

The hepatitis B vaccine has been linked to auto-immune disorders. An autoimmune disorder is a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disorders. (more…)

Flu vaccine linked to high risk of narcolepsy in those under 30: study

Children are not the only ones at high risk of developing the chronic neurological disorder narcolepsy in conjunction with the pandemic swine flu vaccine Pandemrix, according to a new study. The latest among several in recent years to link the two, the new paper found that people age 20 and younger have a roughly tripled risk of developing narcolepsy if they get the H1N1 jab, while people 30 and younger have about a doubled risk.

Affirming what Sweden and at least a dozen other countries discovered several years ago, the study determined that for every 100,000 people vaccinated with Pandemrix, which is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, an extra four cases of narcolepsy develop among those 20 and younger. For those between 21-30, an extra two cases per 100,000 were observed, according to Sweden’s Medical Products Agency. (more…)