Stress and Illness are Clearly Linked
MS is One Battle that Can Be Won.

Dealing with Stress and Illness - Multiple Sclerosis

Here is yet another example of the links between oxidative stress and illness, and why wellness empowerment is and will continue to be the main key to the cure.

Research by Italian doctor, Paolo Zamboni, discusses a new treatment for Multiple Sclerosis.

It seems that MS sufferers are lobbying hard to gain access to Zamboni’s new drug treatment for MS before drug authorities are ready to make it available. Authorities are citing safety concerns as the reason for the foot-dragging.

Paul Hébert, editor-in-chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal and co-author of an editorial in the journal, said in an interview, “There are a lot of people out there that have illnesses that are difficult to treat, and impossible to cure. The difficulty we now have is picking priorities.”

This is yet another example of wellness disempowerment. MS, and most other chronic degenerative diseases (200 and counting), is a disease known to be caused by free radical damage or oxidative stress. With MS, the links between oxidative stress and illness are very clear.

The research (Dr. Ray Strand, Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Dr. Steven Warren) supporting this statement is quite compelling, in fact. The truth is there are many treatments for MS, but as one commenter to the Globe article said, "It is not in the best interest of big pharma to let the masses know about them." Solving the problem of stress and illness is big business, but it will be a different breed of company that profits.

Treatment #1: Nitric Oxide

Thomas Burke , Ph.D., visiting scientist at the Mayo Clinic and Yale University, building on the work of Nobel Prize winning researchers, Robert Furchgott, Louis Ignarro, Ferid Murad, for their discovery of nitric oxide and its role in health with a specific focus on the effects of nitric oxide on the circulation, has hypothesized the role of nitric oxide in treating Diabetes.

Without simplifying Dr. Burke’s research, too dramatically, it follows that if nitric oxide can dilate veins and arteries to treat Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease, it can also dilate the veins and arteries in the brain to relieve the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. Therefore, MS sufferers should take steps to increase the flow of nitric oxide in the body. It's just one of many examples of how oxidative stress and illness are related. Blocked arteries are an example of free radical damage in the body.

According to several researchers, including Dr. Steven Warren, gerontologist, one of the best ways to increase nitric oxide flow is to consume high quality and high-flavonal, raw dark chocolate. In order for any chocolate to be high in the flavonoid compounds, catechins and epicatechins, it must still be in it's raw state and never heated about 105 degrees. The links between oxidative stress and illness can be broken with superfoods like raw, organically-grown cacao.

Treatment #2: Inflammation

According to Kenneth Gross, MD, we live in inflammatory times. Dr. Gross reports that MS is closely linked to research on inflammation. There are many non-drug solutions to inflammation including grape seed extract and high-quality omega 3 fatty acids.

There is also significant research into super-antioxidants, such as Ubiquinone and Glutathione as solutions for inflammation - yet another indicator of how closely intertwined are oxidative stress and illness.

Don’t be fooled, however, into thinking that store-bought antioxidants will get the job done. Not all vitamins and minerals are created equal. If you are truly fed up with your illness and want to start working on a real solution, then you must get serious about understanding vitamins.

Treatment #3: Releasing Repressed Emotion

Gabor Maté, MD, author of When the Body Says NO, The Hidden Costs of Stress, may have the most impressive research yet on the links between oxidative stress and illness. Dr. Maté reports that diseases like MS are linked to serious repressed emotion, which may have begun to develop as early as the first three to five years of life and then further developed over a lifetime. Dr. Maté believes that if you want to rid yourself of disease, then you must begin to release all that repressed emotion.

One very effective tool for eliminating repressed emotion is EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques. If you learn all the EFT tapping points, and use this treatment several times a day for several months, must like you would take a prescribed drug, you may find significant improvement in your MS symptoms.

So, in summary, if you reduce inflammation, strengthen your immune system, increase flow of nitric oxide and release repressed emotion, you may just find that you don’t need the drug that the government is currently withholding. In effect, you will break the stranglehold between oxidative stress and illness with a drug-free solution.

Since drugs often create more problems than they solve, this withholding may actually be a blessing in disguise. Don’t sit around waiting for the government. It’s time to take back control of your health and your life today.

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