Multiple Sclerosis...reverse autoimmunity
MS is a chronic, degenerative and autoimmune initiated inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, which may involve the brain, optic nerve or spinal cord and is characterised by demyelination. That is, the myelin that wraps around and insulates the nerve axons in the central nervous system suffers self-destruction and degeneration. This means damaged myelin results in damaged nerve axons and causes the various disabilities of MS. It is worth noting here that myelin is around 80% lipids (fats), and cholesterol (which I have written on in past articles in NOVA) makes up an indispensable component of myelin membranes . The inflammatory reactions are poorly controlled and result in substantial damage to the myelin. As a result of demyelination, MS patients suffer functional impairments such as abnormal walking mechanics, poor balance, muscle weakness and fatigue, which result in reduced ability to perform daily activities
Over the past 200 years, MS has significantly increased in incidence and prevalence. MS is a disease that affects an estimated 2.5 million people worldwide with over 18, 000 people in Australia with the disease; the incidence rate in Australia is increasing by 7% each year and financially costs approximately 2 billion dollars each year . It is twice as common in females as in males (females have lower vitamin D levels than males), and is the most frequently occurring neurodegenerative disease in young adults . Geographically, MS is common across northern Europe, Scandinavia and across the US and is much higher in incidence among whites then other racial groups). The disease is very rare in Japan, the Indian subcontinent and is unknown to black Africans. However, these groups are at significant risk of developing MS when they go to other places to live, which supports the concept that an environmental factor is responsible for the disease
Signs & Symptoms
Individuals experiencing Multiple Sclerosis may exhibit some or all of the following symptoms:
• Weakness in motor skills and loss of muscle coordination
• Tingling, numbness, dizziness
• Blurred vision
• Heat sensitivity
• Loss of bladder control
• Memory loss, problem-solving difficulties
• Mood disturbances
Is Autoimmune Disease reversible?
Until Recently, We Thought Autoimmune Disease Wasn't Reversible
We're just beginning to understand why the immune system would attack healthy tissue... and in the beginning, we used to think that autoimmune diseases couldn't be reversed once the immune condition "turned on."
However, the latest evolution in autoimmune research indicates there might be another way...
Researcher Alessio Fasano, M.D. has been on the forefront of recent autoimmune and Celiac Disease research. In 2011, he published a paper titled "Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Diseases" introducing a new theory that suggests prevention and reversal of autoimmune disease is possible. Leaky Gut is at the basis of all chronic disease, and we need to find and address the triggers of leaky gut in order to eliminate MS.
The triggers for any Autoimmune disorder are:
1. Environmental Toxicity and accumulation within the body
2. Exogenous and endogenous stress factors
3. A genetic predisposition to autoimmunity (it is now known our genes respond to our internal and external environment.)
4. An exposure to allergen (in Celiac Disease - that's gluten)
5. Increased Intestinal Permeability (Leaky Gut)
6. Sub-clinical opportunistic infection ( candida, virus, SIBO, parasites)
Fasano's theory is part of the new begins to open the idea that we might be able to ACTUALLY turn off the autoimmune response in the body if we start with the gut.
How to Turn Off Your Autoimmune Disease
By addressing the underlying root cause of Autoimmune disease we can help switch off the exaggerated immune response
The Health Transformer Approach
• Identify the underlying genetic susceptibility, stress, infection, environmental toxicity and eliminate it
• Identify any triggers or allergies and remove them
• Identify nutritional deficiency and rebalance them
• Identify hormone balance and take steps to tackle oestrogen dominance if necessary.
• Heal Leaky Gut
• Address Gut Flora
• Balance the immune system.
• Reduce inflammation using nutrients supplementation
• Use specific nutrients to target the area which has been attacked by the immune system.
• Address any emotional or psychological factors which may be exacerbating the immune response ( self esteem issues)
In every case of Multiple Sclerosis there is an underlying cause…something individual to each person. If at one time you didn’t have these symptoms and now do, obviously something has changed in your system in order that these symptoms have been produced. MS is merely a symptom of the underlying cause. To treat MS effectively and naturally we need to address the cause. In this centre we specialize in root cause diagnosis of any health condition using our state of the art Meta Health Scan.
5 Step Protocol
1. Detect (In-Depth Evaluation & Advanced Testing)
2. Detox (Heavy Metals, Chemicals, Hydrocarbons, Bleaches, EMF)
3. Eliminate (Pathogens…virus, post virus, bacteria, parasites, fungi)
4. Rebuild (Tissues & Pathways)
5. Rebalance organs (kidneys, liver, etc.)
The 5 Steps to Restoring Health Protocol had been developed following many years of research and experience and utilizes food, nutritional supplements, herbal and energetic formula
The Meta Health Scan is carried out utilizing the amazing diagnostic ability of Clinical Kinesiology. It is reliable, accurate and reproducible. The scan will reveal the imbalances unique to your body, and how these are affecting you. The scan reveals such issues as endogenous bio-toxicity, nutrient imbalances or deficiencies, sub-clinical infections, allergies and food sensitivities. We also test for organ imbalances, hormone imbalance, and leaky gut. Any abnormality in these areas will easily be picked up during the Health Scan. We also examine your entire lifestyle, sleep quality and any emotional/psychological contributors to your condition.
In-Depth Consultation regarding your results.
Once this information is gathered we offer you an in-depth consultation to discuss your results, during which we discuss what has been revealed by the scan, and how this has arisen, and how to remove or transform it, and reboot your system. I believe it is very important for each person to understand what has been going on in their body, how the condition has developed, and how to unravel and resolve it naturally. My intention is not just to teach you about your condition, but more importantly to empower you with understanding in order that you are able to take back control of your health.
Individually tailored Treatment Plan
Together we create an individualized tailored treatment plan for you. This may include some or all of there: a gentle detoxification protocol, dietary changes, specific supplements, life style changes, exercise, etc tailored to your specific needs. In the majority of cases treatment can be implemented by you at home without the need for repeated visits to the centre; however Health Coaching and support is built in to this package to assist you through your treatment.
Once on the prescribed treatment, some clients choose to support their system with other therapies toastiest healing. This is not essential but will speed up your progress. These include;
all of which are on offer at this centre.
I am delighted to be able to report that the results our client’s achieve with this approach are outstanding and lasting in the vast majority of cases.