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Calcium Magnesium benefits for Multiple Sclerosis

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Calcium Magnesium benefits for Multiple Sclerosis can be very important. Many patients have reported significant improvents with constipation problems, sleep disorders, improvements on spasticity and/or stiffness or several other myoskeletal problems can be very important. These two crucial minerals, can relieve people with Multiple Sclerosis.

Lately we have searched a lot about new types of vitamins in order to help patients with MS with absorption issues as well as bowel functioning. The more the absorption of a vitamin the less the digestive load. Even though  Calcium Magnesium benefits for multiple sclerosis helps constipation problems, sleep disorders, spasticity and/or stiffness, usually taken in tablets or pills results having a high loss passing through the stomach and reaching the bowel, especially when there is a bowel problem. Calcium and Magnesium are two major elements of the protocol. Even though there is a lot of information in this website about the use of Calcium and Magnesium many times patients find very difficult to succeed on the right dose for them. It takes some experimenting on this. Calcium can be constipating in bigger quantities and cannot be taken in the protocol without Magnesium (Vitamin D and K2 completes the right combination for taking these two minerals).

We have found Eidon Magnesium and Eidon Calcium to help you avoid capsules, tablets as well as sometimes dangerous additives these may contain. They come in liquid form and they are characterised as "ionic" forms of Calcium and Magnesium because of their high absorbability. This product is absorbed inside the body without having to reach the bowel.

This will not only help patients with bowel problems (constipation, Irritable Bowel disease etc) but every patient who wishes to improve digestion. Moreover one will avoid the experience of constipation after the use of Calcium. Another crucial advantage is that with much lower quantities you may experience the same results you get with a high number of tablets or capsules. One tablespoon of Eidon ionic Magnesium equals 80mg and we suggest you take it at night before bed because you will feel sleepy the soonest you get it! If more is needed then another teaspoon would be fine to try. Same goes for Calcium. 1 tablespoon would be enough unless there are other illness involved like arthritis, low bone mass etc. At any case consult your practitioner.

We remind you some tips concerning these two minerals from this website:

The Calcium dose we have suggested is 1000 mg especially for MS patients because almost every patient has been treated with cortisone, which leeches calcium out of the bones, causing osteoporosis at a very early age. This should be taken with magnesium because they work together generally but NOT AT THE SAME TIME because Calcium works in an antagonistic way towards magnesium. Suggested ways of taking are listed below. Obviously this amount of Calcium is referred to tablets or capsules and NOT in a liquid form like the one we suggest here. In case you can't find these products you may seek for a powder form which is also more absorbable. Check also: Multiple sclerosis nutritional supplements: Where to find them.

  • The body can only absorb 300 mg. of elemental calcium at a time, so it should be taken in the lower doses, spread through the day. This is something you may avoid if using the liquid form. Calcium should NOT be taken within the same time as all of the other vitamin. This can be achieved by taking calcium with snacks between meals, but avoid taking with dairy foods, bran , whole cereals, spinach or rhubarb. This affects absorption. Magnesium can and should be taken with meals and all other vitamins together, as it does not affect the absorption of other vitamins the way that calcium can.
  • For tablets and capsules we have stated: Although most people who don’t have MS are fine with a ratio of 2:1, due to the tremendous effects of both of these on nerve transmission, the effects on spasticity, smooth muscle control, bowel workings, they are extremely effective in stopping spasms. Begin with a 2:1.5 (Calcium to Magnesium), and if no bowel problems are encountered, increase magnesium to the level where the daily bowel cleanse is as perfect as possible. (if stool begins to get to soft, back off on magnesium, until dosage is one that works best for you). Adjust the magnesium/calcium ratio, until spasticity, bowel and sleep pattern is at the best possible ratio, since everybody has a different tolerance for the amount that is actually absorbed.  The best types of calcium to take, are citrate, carbonate, gluconate, and lactate. The best magnesium to look for are gluconate, carbonate, or citrate. In extreme cases of constipation, magnesium oxide can be used, but is very potent, and shouldn’t be used in your attempts to find the best dosage for daily use.
  • Do not use a combination tablet because of the reason mentioned above.
  • If an MS patient is having problems with spasticity,  calcium can be increased, always with the magnesium, (since both work to maintain electrical potential across nerve and muscle membranes and work to smooth muscle control) and if constipation is a problem you should increase your magnesium even more for a while. The bowel should be functioning at a  suggested two movements a day, since the build-up of toxins can actually bring on fatigue, tightness, an ill feeling and spasticity. Since there will be times during healing when the amounts needed may change (needed for bone building, or other important healing factors,diet,weather, stress, etc.) you may find that your usual dosage is not working as well with calming spasticity, etc., or bowel needs change, adjust according to need since the body is not always steady in it’s requirements for these important minerals and electrolytes.

*(1) Keep in mind that Calcium already included in some of the vitamins you take (such Vitamin C or Vitamin D) should NOT be calculated with the extra Calcium taken. If you eat regularly vegetables or sources rich in Calcium (such as legumes) you may consider reducing the dose of supplements according your needs.

*(2) Sometimes a 1:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium is required to avoid constipation. This is mostly for people who are not on their feet, or wheelchair bound. For non active patients magnesium can be taken at this ratio, and if constipation is still a problem, magnesium can be raised. Magnesium oxide beginning with a dose at 75 mg. can be added until bowel function is achieved in very persistent cases, but is more potent, and shouldn’t be necessary as the regular type taken.

*(3) Some of Calcium-Magnesium products may also contain Vitamin D (usually not adequate doses). Remember you should have 2000IU to 5000IU daily.

Constipation

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The Importance of Bowel Function

The intestine is divided into two major sections: small intestine and large intestine. The small intestine is about 6 meters (20 feet) long and the large intestine has a larger width but is only 1.5 meters (5 feet) long. The small and large intestines perform different functions. The small intestine is where the most extensive part of digestion occurs. Most food products are absorbed in the small intestine. The large intestine is responsible for absorption of water and excretion of solid waste material. Food and waste material are moved along the length of the intestine by rhythmic contractions of intestinal muscles. Having regular bowel cleanses in MS is crucial because among other things your intestine is one of the most important detoxifying organs. If you want your body to deal with your disease instead of loading it with extra very dangerous toxins make sure you have a good daily bowel movement in order to:

  • Clean, revitalize and detoxify your body.
  • Lower toxins in your body, which will help increase your physical health and energy levels.
  • Have a healthier immune system, which means you will get sick less often.

The various health problems that occur in the human colon take place when impacted fecal matter and toxins are allowed to remain in the intestines for a long period of time when they’re not being eliminated properly. The longer this waste material sits in your colon, the more likely it is that these toxins will be absorbed into your blood stream.

As these toxins remain in your body, you become more susceptible to health problems like irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, diarrhea, weight problems, haemorrhoids, joint pains, vision problems, loss of memory – to name a few and of course feeling your MS symptoms more intensely.
The colon absorbs vitamins, salts, nutrients, and water. When these essential, life-giving ingredients are being properly absorbed, we feel good. But when the colon is not working well it begins to absorb toxins into the blood stream rather than expelling them. The result is a myriad of problems ranging from constipation and gas, to candida (Candidiasis), diverticulitis, and various other chronic health issues. The colon plays host to a zoo of bacteria: over one hundred trillion microorganisms (fungus, parasites, worms etc) call the colon home. There are more microorganisms in the colon than are contained within the skin, heart, bone, brain, and the rest of the body’s cells combined. A proper balance of healthy bacteria must be maintained inside the colon to avoid being constantly plagued with digestive ailments.

My doctor says that the most severe diseases come from the colon. Some toxins found in the intestines are used to cause cancer to mice within weeks for special experiments!!! A day of a bad bowel cleanse can be generally a bad day according to experience. Constipation is a chronic common problem to most MS patients and can certainly cause symptoms that have remained calm for some time, suddenly cause a bad day by appearing again, or make symptoms that you may currently have feel much worse. Constipation in MS may have both neurological as well as nutritional base. In most cases  good nutrition combined with the right supplements can be extremely helpful.

  • Nutrition.

Be sure of the kind and amount of water you drink. Make sure it’s clean, fresh and at least 1 lt per day.
Have all of your vitamins in time and make sure you have the correct Calcium/Magnesium analogy. The types we suggest taking is Calcium Carbonate, Citrate (same goes for Magnesium). I take the Citrate for both and works fine. Make sure: a) Calcium should be taken on it’s own, at least 1 hour before a meal, or several hours after. The reason for this is that Calcium is “antagonistic” to Magnesium, plus the fact, that calcium has been proven to “grab” and take with it, micronutrients, vitamins, that are taken with it. b) CALCIUM, which is important, and works in many of the same ways as magnesium, when it comes to relaxing muscles and blood vessels, relieving spasticity, etc., can cause constipation, however, by balancing it with the correct amount of magnesium there will be no problems. c) Raise your magnesium, until you find your own level that brings out soft easy stools, that are passed once, or even twice daily, clearing the colon.

d) Take your Magnesium WITH all of your other vitamins at meals. e) There is something else concerning magnesium which I would suggest as a last option. Use magnesium Oxide type additionally to the Calcium / Magnesium intake. It’s like a mild natural cathartic. Use a small amount because it is strong (70mg at a time). The best way to have ν natural and long term control of your constipation is by applying all of the above and use any type of cathartic as a last option at the same time with the rest of the measures not more than three times weekly.

  • Try to move or exercise as much as your condition allows you. Exercise with the help of a professional will improve your mobility and bowel function.

SPICES and some fruits MAY HELP!

A good nutritional program is a necessity in order to maintain a good bowel health. The protocol stresses on a high protein diet but this is not enough on it’s own. You should combine your protein (fish, meat, sea algae) with “good” carbs  like vegetables (juicing of 2-3 different vegetables is better for absorption – avoid artichoke and aubergine) and fruits (avoid anything that is too sweet, orange and grapes because they are very acidic and have a high glycemic load). Try to create a ratio of 1:3 proteins to good carbs. Try using olive oil on a daily basis. Also it is good to have a food allergy/intolerance test to see what foods you may eat. Definitely quit gluten (bread, spaghetti, wheat, rye, barley), any kind of milk and diary (I think at least a three month quit of all dairy is necessary and then try to eat some goat or sheep yogurt or cheese – NOT DAIRY CATTLE PRODUCTS), sugar, mushrooms. Also quit carbs with a high glycemic load such as rice, corn or starch (eg potatoes). Replace the above with milks from almond, coconut etc from health food stores or with gluten free bread (amaranth, quinoa, millet) but in low quantities. Make sure you eat at specific times every day and generally that everything happens in a systematic way. Don’t eat very late at nights, food shouldn’t be taken later than 2 hours before bedtime,  except a small snack.. Don’t skip meals. Make sure you eat enough food but not excessive portions. Everything about the protocol must be done in a systematic way for best results.
Many spices are used against Candida overgrowth and for their antioxidant, anti fungus properties. Grape fruit is against Candida (not in juice). Also berries are known for their antioxidant effects and effectiveness on the bowel.
Add some Turmeric spice along with your meals. It comes as a powder and it’s extremely antioxidant as well as antifungal spice. You can either cook it but simultaneously make sure you use it raw, just use it like pepper. It comes from the root of the Curcuma long plant and has a tough brown skin and deep orange flesh. It is a powerful medicine that has long been used by the Indian and Chinese systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions. Peppers can be good (black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili pepper) Cinnamon and nutmeg is considered antifungal and said to have antimicrobial properties also. You can use it with most of your fruits. You shouldn’t have an excessive consumption of fruits though.

6. Beverages like unsweetened organic cocoa. Cocoa powder is low in fat and an excellent antioxidant.
7. Chlorella is a magic solution for helping the bowel normal function. Chlorophyll, is found in all green vegetables, especially the green, leafy vegetables. The problem we find here is that food greens contain less than half of one percent chlorophyll. Alfalfa, from which chlorophyll is commercially extracted, has only 8 or 9 pounds per ton, about 0.2% when extracted, and alfalfa is one of the plants highest in chlorophyll. Get Chlorella tablets and use 2-3 grams daily. Increase the dose slowly. Chlorella cannot be toxic because it is basically a food. See more on Chlorella

DEFINITELY QUIT
The most important thing to cut out is sugar.  This includes all cookies, candies and anything else of that nature. Yeast feeds off sugar and the only way to keep it at bay is to starve it.
Vinegar must also be avoided as it is depletes the stomach of acids and can cause inflammation.  The only vinegar that has been known to successfully combat yeast is apple cider vinegar and it can be used as a food or as a wash. It’s a little odd, but it appears to have an alkalizing effect inside the body and out.
Mushrooms must also be avoided for obvious reasons.  They are the most common fungus among us! Some of the above are suggestions, not rules. You should check them on yourself and see how they affect you. Anything you try which makes you feel uncomfortable in any way (like cocoa or cinnamon) you should stop at once. Of course some of them are a must like quitting sugar and vinegar and having a combined healthy nutrition.

Το έντερο διαιρείται σε δυο κύρια τμήματα: το λεπτό έντερο και το παχύ έντερο. Το λεπτό έντερο έχει μήκος περίπου 6 μέτρων και το παχύ έντερο έχει μεγαλύτερη διάμετρο αλλά μόνο 1,5 μέτρα μήκος. Το λεπτό και το παχύ έντερο εκτελούν διαφορετικές λειτουργίες. Στο λεπτό έντερο γίνεται το μεγαλύτερο μέρος της πέψης και απορροφώνται οι περισσότερες τροφές. Το παχύ έντερο είναι υπεύθυνο για την απορρόφηση του νερού και την αποβολή των στερεών άχρηστων υλικών. Τροφές και άχρηστα υλικά κινούνται κατά μήκος του εντέρου με τη βοήθεια των ρυθμικών περισταλτικών κινήσεων των εντερικών μυών.

Η κανονική λειτουργία για τον καθαρισμό του εντέρου έχει μεγάλη σημασία στη ΣΚΠ, επειδή μεταξύ άλλων το έντερο είναι ένα από τα πιο σημαντικά όργανα αποτοξίνωσης. Αν θέλετε το σώμα σας να αντιμετωπίσει την ασθένειά σας αντί να αναγκάζεται να αντιμετωπίσει επικίνδυνες τοξίνες, εξασφαλίστε μια καλή καθημερινή κένωση, έτσι ώστε:

Το σώμα να καθαρίζεται, να αναζωογονείται και να αποτοξινώνεται.

Να μειώνονται οι τοξίνες του σώματος, πράγμα που θα βοηθήσει στη βελτίωση της φυσικής υγείας και του επιπέδου ενέργειάς σας.

Να έχετε ένα πιο υγιές ανοσοποιητικό σύστημα, πράγμα που σημαίνει να αρρωσταίνετε πιο σπάνια.

Όταν συμπιεσμένο άχρηστο υλικό και τοξίνες αφήνονται να παραμείνουν στο έντερο για μεγάλα χρονικά διαστήματα επειδή δεν κενώνονται κατάλληλα, τότε παρουσιάζονται στον οργανισμό διάφορα προβλήματα υγείας. Όσο περισσότερο παραμένουν αυτά τα άχρηστα υλικά στο έντερο, τόσο μεγαλύτερη είναι η πιθανότητα οι τοξίνες αυτές να απορροφηθούν στο αίμα. Όσο οι τοξίνες αυτές παραμένουν στο σώμα, γινόμαστε πιο επιρρεπείς σε προβλήματα υγείας. Μερικά από αυτά είναι το σύνδρομο ευερέθιστου εντέρου, η κολίτιδα, η διάρροια, τα προβλήματα βάρους, οι αιμορροΐδες, οι πόνοι στις αρθρώσεις, τα προβλήματα στην όραση, η απώλεια μνήμης κ.ά. και φυσικά εντείνονται τα συμπτώματα της ΣΚΠ.

Το έντερο απορροφά βιταμίνες, άλατα, θρεπτικές ουσίες και νερό. Όταν αυτά τα βασικά, ζωογόνα συστατικά απορροφώνται κατάλληλα, αισθανόμαστε καλά. Όταν όμως το έντερο δε δουλεύει καλά, αρχίζει να απορροφά τοξίνες στο αίμα και όχι να τις αποβάλλει. Το αποτέλεσμα είναι πλήθος προβλημάτων, που κλιμακώνονται από δυσκοιλιότητα και αέρια ως κάντιντα (Candidiasis), εγκολπώματα και διάφορα άλλα χρόνια προβλήματα υγείας.

Το έντερο φιλοξενεί έναν ολόκληρο «ζωολογικό κήπο» από βακτηρίδια: πάνω από ένα τρισεκατομύριο μικροοργανισμοί (μύκητες, παράσιτα, σκουλίκια κτλ) κατοικούν εκεί. Υπάρχουν περισσότεροι μικροοργανισμοί στο έντερο παρά στο δέρμα, στην καρδιά, στα κόκαλα, στον εγκέφαλο και σε όλα τα άλλα κύτταρα του οργανισμού μαζί. Η διατήρηση της κατάλληλης ισορροπίας υγιών βακτηριδίων μέσα στο έντερο εμποδίζει την εμφάνιση ασθενειών του πεπτικού συστήματος.

Ο γιατρός μου λέει πως οι περισσότερες σοβαρές ασθένειες προέρχονται από το έντερο. Μερικές τοξίνες που βρίσκονται στα έντερα χρησιμοποιούνται για να προκαλέσουν καρκίνο μέσα σε μερικές εβδομάδες όταν χορηγούνται σε ποντίκια για ειδικά πειράματα!!!

Μια μέρα κακού καθαρισμού του εντέρου μπορεί γενικά να είναι μια κακή μέρα, σύμφωνα με την εμπειρία μου. Η δυσκοιλιότητα είναι ένα κοινό χρόνιο πρόβλημα των περισσότερων ασθενών με ΣΚΠ και μπορεί σίγουρα να κάνει συμπτώματα που έχουν μείνει ανενεργά για κάποιο διάστημα να εμφανιστούν και να προκαλέσουν ξαφνικά μια κακή μέρα ή να κάνει τα συμπτώματα που ήδη έχετε να γίνουν πολύ χειρότερα.

Η δυσκοιλιότητα στη ΣΚΠ μπορεί να έχει τόσο νευρολογική όσο και διατροφική βάση. Στις περισσότερες περιπτώσεις η καλή διατροφή σε συνδυασμό με τα σωστά συμπληρώματα μπορεί να βοηθήσει αποτελεσματικά.

ΛΑΒΕΤΕ ΜΕΤΡΑ

1. Διατροφή.

Ένα καλό διατροφικό πρόγραμμα είναι αναγκαίο για τη διατήρηση της καλής λειτουργίας του εντέρου. Το πρωτόκολλο βασίζεται σε μια δίαιτα υψηλών πρωτεϊνών, αλλά αυτό δεν είναι από μόνο του αρκετό. Πρέπει να συνδυάζετε την πρωτεΐνη σας (ψάρι, κρέας, θαλάσσια φύκια) με «καλούς» υδατάνθακες, όπως λαχανικά (οι χυμοί από 2-3 διαφορετικά λαχανικά απορροφώνται καλύτερα – αποφεύγετε την αγκινάρα και τη μελιτζάνα) και φρούτα (αποφεύγετε οτιδήποτε πολύ γλυκό, τα πορτοκάλια και τα σταφύλια γιατί είναι πολύ όξινα και έχουν υψηλό γλυκαιμικό φορτίο). Προσπαθήστε να διατηρήσετε μια αναλογία 1:3 πρωτεϊνών και καλών υδατανθράκων.

Προσπαθήστε να χρησιμοποιείτε ελαιόλαδο σε καθημερινή βάση. Είναι επίσης καλό να κάνετε ένα τεστ τροφικών αλλεργιών/δυσανεξιών για να δείτε ποιες τροφές μπορείτε να τρώτε. Σίγουρα κόψτε τη γλουτένη (ψωμί, μακαρόνια, σιτάρι, σίκαλη, κριθάρι), κάθε είδος γάλακτος και γαλακτοκομικών προϊόντων, τη ζάχαρη, τα μανιτάρια. (Νομίζω πως είναι απαραίτητη μια τρίμηνη αποχή από όλα τα γαλακτοκομικά και μετά να προσπαθήσετε να φάτε λίγο κατσικίσιο ή πρόβειο γιαούρτι – ΟΧΙ ΓΑΛΑΚΤΟΚΟΜΙΚΑ ΠΡΟΪΟΝΤΑ ΑΠΟ ΒΟΟΕΙΔΗ).

Επίσης κόψτε τους υδατάνθρακες με υψηλό γλυκαιμικό φορτίο, όπως ρύζι, καλαμπόκι ή άμυλο (πχ. πατάτες). Αντικαταστήστε τα παραπάνω με γάλατα από αμύγδαλα, καρύδα κτλ. από καταστήματα υγιεινών τροφών ή με ψωμί χωρίς γλουτένη (από αμάρανθο, κινόα, κεχρί), αλλά πάντα σε μικρές ποσότητες. Να τρώτε καθορισμένες ώρες την ημέρα και γενικά όλα να γίνονται με συστηματικό τρόπο. Μην τρώτε πολύ αργά το βράδυ, το δείπνο πρέπει να καταναλώνεται τουλάχιστο δυο ώρες πριν πάτε για ύπνο, οπότε μπορείτε να φάτε ένα μικρό σνακ. Μην παραλείπετε γεύματα. Τρώτε αρκετά αλλά όχι υπερβολικά. Κάθε μέρος του πρωτοκόλλου πρέπει να γίνεται με συστηματικό τρόπο για βέλτιστα αποτελέσματα.

2. Το είδος και η ποσότητα του νερού που πίνετε είναι πολύ σημαντικά. Πρέπει να πίνετε καθαρό, φρέσκο νερό σε ποσότητα τουλάχιστο 1 λίτρου την ημέρα.

3. Να παίρνετε όλες σας τις βιταμίνες στην ώρα τους και να εξασφαλίσετε τη σωστή αναλογία Ασβεστίου/ Μαγνησίου. Οι συνιστώμενοι τύποι είναι Carbonate και Citrate (τόσο για το ασβέστιο όσο και για το μαγνήσιο). Χρησιμοποιώ Citrate και για τα δυο και φέρνουν αποτελέσματα. Εξασφαλίστε ότι:

α) Το ασβέστιο παίρνεται μόνο του, τουλάχιστο 1 ώρα πριν ή αρκετές ώρες μετά το φαγητό. Ο λόγος είναι πως το ασβέστιο δρα ανταγωνιστικά προς το μαγνήσιο και επιπλέον το ασβέστιο έχει αποδειχτεί πως «δεσμεύει» και παρασύρει μαζί του βιταμίνες και ιχνοστοιχεία. Το ασβέστιο, που είναι σημαντικό και δουλεύει με πολλούς τρόπους όπως και το μαγνήσιο όσον αφορά τη χαλάρωση των μυών και των αιμοφόρων αγγείων, ανακουφίζει από τη σπαστικότητα κ.ά., μπορεί να προκαλέσει δυσκοιλιότητα. Εξισορροπώντας το όμως με τη σωστή ποσότητα μαγνησίου δε θα υπάρχουν προβλήματα.

β) Αυξήστε τη δόση του μαγνησίου σας μέχρι να βρείτε την αναλογία που δημιουργεί μαλακές και εύκολες κενώσεις μια ή δυο φορές την ημέρα, καθαρίζοντας το έντερο. Να παίρνετε το μαγνήσιό σας ΜΑΖΙ με όλες τις άλλες βιταμίνες σας με τα γεύματα.

γ) Υπάρχει κάτι άλλο σχετικά με το μαγνήσιο, που θα το συνιστούσα ως τελευταία επιλογή. Πρόσθετα με το ασβέστιο/μαγνήσιο που παίρνετε, μπορείτε να χρησιμοποιήσετε οξείδιο του μαγνησίου. Είναι σαν ένα ήπιο φυσικό καθαρτικό. Χρησιμοποιήστε μια μικρή ποσότητα γιατί είναι δυνατό (70 γρ τη φορά). Ο καλύτερος τρόπος για να έχετε φυσικό και μακροπρόθεσμο έλεγχο της δυσκοιλιότητάς σας είναι να εφαρμόσετε όλα τα παραπάνω και να χρησιμοποιείτε οποιοδήποτε είδος καθαρτικού ως τελευταία επιλογή μαζί με τα υπόλοιπα μέτρα και όχι περισσότερες από τρεις φορές την εβδομάδα.

4. Προσπαθήστε να κινείστε ή να ασκείστε όσο σας επιτρέπει η κατάστασή σας. Ασκηθείτε με τη βοήθεια ενός επαγγελματία κι αυτό θα βελτιώσει την κινητικότητά σας και τη λειτουργία του εντέρου σας.

5. Μερικά ΚΑΡΥΚΕΥΜΑΤΑ και ΦΡΟΥΤΑ μπορούν να βοηθήσουν!

Πολλά καρυκεύματα χρησιμοποιούνται για την καταπολέμηση της κάντιντα και για τις αντιοξειδωτικές, αντιμυκητικές τους ιδιότητες.

Το γκρέιπφρουτ καταπολεμά την κάντιντα (όχι σε χυμό). Επίσης τα μούρα είναι γνωστά για την αντιοξειδωτική τους δράση και την αποτελεσματικότητά τους στην καλή λειτουργία του εντέρου.

Προσθέστε κουρκουμά στα φαγητά σας. Υπάρχει σε μορφή σκόνης και είναι εξαιρετικό αντιοξειδωτικό και αντιμυκητικό. Μπορείτε να το προσθέσετε κατά το μαγείρεμα ή και να το χρησιμοποιήσετε ωμό όπως το πιπέρι. Προέρχεται από τη ρίζα του φυτού curcuma longa και έχει σκληρή καφέ φλούδα και σκούρα πορτοκαλί σάρκα. Έχει από παλιά χρησιμοποιηθεί στην Ινδική και Κινέζικη ιατρική ως φάρμακο για τη θεραπεία μεγάλης ποικιλίας ασθενειών και ως αντι-φλεγμονώδες.
Τα διάφορα πιπέρια μπορεί να κάνουν καλό (μαύρο πιπέρι, πιπέρι καγιέν, πιπέρι τσίλι).
Η κανέλλα και το μοσχοκάρυδο θεωρούνται αντιμυκητικά και λέγεται ότι έχουν επίσης αντιμικροβιακές ιδιότητες. Μπορείτε να τα χρησιμοποιήσετε στα περισσότερα φρούτα σας. Ωστόσο, δεν πρέπει να καταναλώνετε υπερβολικές ποσότητες φρούτων.
Μπορείτε να πίνετε άγλυκο οργανικό κακάο. Η σκόνη κακάο είναι χαμηλή σε λιπαρά και αποτελεί εξαιρετικό αντιοξειδωτικό.

ΣΙΓΟΥΡΑ ΚΟΨΤΕ!

Το πιο σημαντικό πράγμα που πρέπει να κόψετε είναι η ζάχαρη. Περιλαμβάνονται όλα τα μπισκότα, γλυκά και οτιδήποτε παρόμοιο. Η κάντιντα τρέφεται από ζάχαρη και ο μόνος τρόπος να την κρατήσετε υπό έλεγχο είναι να την κάνετε να λιμοκτονήσει.

Το ξύδι πρέπει επίσης να αποφεύγεται γιατί γεμίζει το στομάχι με οξέα και μπορεί να προκαλέσει φλεγμονή. Το μόνο ξύδι που είναι γνωστό πως καταπολεμά την κάντιντα είναι το μηλόξυδο και μπορεί να χρησιμοποιηθεί ως φαγητό ή ως μέσο έκπλυσης. Είναι λίγο παράξενο, αλλά φαίνεται να προκαλεί αλκαλικό περιβάλλον μέσα και έξω από το σώμα.

Τα μανιτάρια πρέπει επίσης να αποφεύγονται για προφανείς λόγους. Είναι ο πιο συνηθισμένος μύκητας ανάμεσά μας!
Μερικά από τα παραπάνω είναι προτάσεις, όχι κανόνες.

Πρέπει να τα ελέγξετε στον εαυτό σας και να δείτε πώς σας επηρεάζουν. Κάθε τι που δοκιμάζετε και σας κάνει να αισθάνεστε άσχημα με οποιονδήποτε τρόπο (πχ. η κανέλλα ή το κακάο), πρέπει να το σταματάτε αμέσως. Βέβαια μερικά από τα παραπάνω είναι απαραίτητα, όπως το να κόψετε τη ζάχαρη και το ξύδι και να διατηρήσετε μια υγιεινή διατροφή με τους κατάλληλους συνδυασμούς.

Multiple sclerosis nutritional supplements: Where to find them

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Multiple sclerosis nutritional supplements, necessary for applying the protocol

Multiple sclerosis nutritional supplements that you use must be of high quality. This page contains my personal suggestions concerning the vitamins and supplements (in tablets, powder or liquid form)  for multiple sclerosis according Dr Klenner's protocol for ms that you can purchase through the internet. All oral Multiple sclerosis nutritional supplements referred below have been used by me and many other patients.

The prices are the lowest possible. Every supplement is exactly what the protocol asks for, as it concerns the type and the ingredients it should contain.  In case you need help, please let me know in mymultiple [at] gmail [dot] com.

Buying multiple Sclerosis nutritional supplements by using the links above you get cewrtain discouints while you are helping the website develope.

After a broad research I have come to the following suggestion. BUYING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS BY USING THE LINKS BELOW YOU EARN IMPORTANT DISCOUNTS AND ALSO HELP THIS WEBSITE!

* Using iherb.com links you may save $10 on purchases of $40 or more, or $5 if the order is less than $40.

MAIN VITAMINS OF THE PROTOCOL

  •  Vitamin C – As Calcium Ascorbate (non – acidic form)
"Our Best Quality Choice":

NutriBiotic, Calcium Ascorbate, Crystalline Powder, 16 oz (454 g)

I use this product myself. It is dissolved into a glass of water or your favourite juice and is 100% stomach friendly. It is like drinking your water or juice with vitamin C in it with slightly changed taste. It is easy to take when sick in large doses since it's potency is 5 grams per teaspoon! It is a pharmaceutical product with absolutely no fillers or additives.

Type: Calcium Ascorbate

Potency/Dosage: 5grams/Teaspoonful

Purchase from: HERE

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OTHER CHOICES:

Ultra C-400 by MegaFood – 60 Tablets

Mega Food is maybe the only brand which creates vitamins based on foods. This product contains a variety of powerful antioxidants from whole foods and herbs. Oranges, broccoli, blueberry and carrot are a few. These ingredients, help to improve the strength of your immune system and maintain a healthy inflammatory response. It is naturally buffered and thus stomach friendly. 

It is good to use it with the product above from time to time for even better reasult.

Type: Naturally buffered Vitamin C

Potency/Dosage: 400 mg per tablet

Purchase from: Here

Other Ingredients: Plant Cellulose and Vegetable Lubricant

Ester C 1000 mg with Citrus Bioflavonoids180 VTabs

If you prefer tablets this is a good choice but not for long term use in my opinion. The reason is it contains additives (vegetable magnesium stearate). the good thing is it contains bioflavonoids which help enhance the absorption.

Type: Calcium Ascorbate

Potency/Dosage: 1000 mg, Until bowel tolerance

Purchase from: HERE

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate.

Note: Ester – C can be combined with the above mentioned Buffered C (Best quality choice).

  • Vitamin D
"Our Best Quality Choice":

Multiple Sclerosis Vitamin D3Vitamin D3 2000 IU – 120 Softgels

This Vitamin D3 softgel is in a highly-absorbable liquid softgel form. Vitamin D3 is normally obtained from the diet or produced by the skin from the ultraviolet energy of the sun. However, it is not abundant in food. As more people avoid sun exposure, ALWAYS USE WITH CALCIUM, MAGNESIUM AND VITAMIN K2.

Type: Cholecalciferol

Potency: 2000IU/softgel

Purchase from: HERE

Other Ingredients: Rice Bran Oil and Softgel Capsule (gelatin, glycerin and water).

  • Vitamin Ε

"Our Best Quality Choice":

Multiple Sclerosis Nutritional Supplements - Vitamin EType: UNIQUE E® Mixed Tocopherols Concentrate

Potency: Contains the Highest Concentrations of PURE Vitamin E available • 700mg of the natural vitamin E complex of molecules • High d-gamma tocopherol, with a minimum of 300mg per capsule • 400 I.U. of alpha-tocopherol (268mg) per capsule.

Contains NO SOY, or other OIL FILLER additives or allergens which can turn rancid and cause harmful free radical damage even in sealed gel capsules. Also contains NO ALLERGY CAUSING PRESERVATIVES, COLORS OR FLAVORINGS.

Purchase from: HERE

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, water.

  • B Vitamins
"Our Best Quality Choice":

Vitamin B-100 Sustained Release – 100 Tabs

Vitamin B-100 Sustained Release from Now contain many B-Vitamins, Choline and Inositol, which encourage a healthier nervous system. Because B-Vitamins dissolve in water, they need to be replenished daily; this sustained release formula is great and helps the effects of the B-Vitamins to last longer by releasing them throughout a prolonged period of time. 

Type: All B Vitamins

Potency/Dosage: Some are 100mg (like B1, B2 etc) some others like folic Acid come in 400mcg / 1 tablet daily.

Purchase from: HERE

Omega-3 Factors is a pharmaceutical grade fish oil concentrate providing one of the highest potencies of EPA and DHA available. Stringent quality control standards ensure this highly purified fish oil concentrate is free from toxic environmental contaminants and heavy metals like mercury.

Potency/Dosage: 1 to 3 softgels daily with food

Purchase from: HERE

"Our Best Quality Choice":

Type: Ionic Form

Potency: 10mg per tablespoon – Take one tablespoon daily away from food or other vitamins. Increase if needed.

Other Ingredients: None

Purchase from: HERE

Note: Large doses are used in solid supplements because most of the mineral is not absorbed.

OTHER CHOICES

Calcium Citrate is an optimal calcium supplement formulated to exacting specifications. Our Calcium is complexed with citric acid for enhanced solubility and contains no other ingredients.

NOTES: Free of: soy, corn, wheat, gluten, sugar, yeast, milk, salt.

100% VEGETARIAN.

"Our Best Quality Choice":

Magnesium is a mineral that is critical for energy production and metabolism, muscle contraction, nerve impulse transmission, and bone mineralization. It is a required cofactor for an estimated 300 enzymes. Among the reactions catalyzed by these enzymes are fatty acid synthesis, protein synthesis, and glucose metabolism. Magnesium status is also important for regulation of calcium balance through its effects on the parathyroid gland. NOW Magnesium Citrate Powder is a highly bioavailable form of magnesium and contains no excipients or fillers.

Type: Powder

Potency: 450mg per teaspoon. Take one teaspoon daily away from Calcium. At bedtime it may help for a better sleep.

Other Ingredients: None

Purchase from: HERE

OTHER CHOICES

Type: Ionic

Potency: 80mg per tablespoon – Take one tablespoon daily usually at nights. Increase if needed.

Other Ingredients: None

Purchase from: HERE

Note: Large doses are used in solid supplements because most of the mineral is not absorbed.

Type: Nicotinic Acid

Potency: 100mg

Purchase from: HERE

  • Digestive Enzymes
"Our Best Quality Choice":

Multiple Sclerosis Nutritional SupplementsType: Enzymedica's Digestive blends for good digestion and therapeutic use.

Potency: Depends on what you or your healthcare practitioner suggests. One very good choice is ViraStop (60 or 120 capsules) or for a stronger use ViraStop 2x. This product helps digest protein and supports immune function and provides you with 150,000 units of activity (double if ViraStop 2x is used). Protease is able to dissolve almost all proteins as long as they are not components of living cells. Viruses are cell parasites consisting of nucleic acids covered by a protein film. Parasites, fungal forms and bacteria are made up of protein. Virastop contains eight different proteases which can break down undigested protein, cellular debris, and toxins in the blood, sparing the immune system this task. The immune system can then concentrate its full action on the invasion.

Depending on your condition you may choose other types which include other blends (amylase, lipase etc) also but breaking down protein in many levels is a must for your nutrition.

Other Ingredients: None

Purchase from: Here

Dosage: For maintenance, take one capsule two times a day, one hour before or two hours after a meal (empty stomach). For Therapeutic effect Virastop should be taken three to four times a day. More may be taken if needed.

Note: We suggest visiting Enzymedica's official website and taKe the on line free educational course on enzymes.

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Other Choices:

Type: Organika Full Spectrum – Plant Based

Potency: 500mg

Purchase from: USA

Dosage: 2 capsules per meal. In case you have bloating reduce the dose to one capsule or don't take them in every meal. If you are over 30 you should consider trying digestive enzymes. You should also eat many raw foods like vegetables and fruits which contain enzymes.

OTHER PRODUCTS THAT MAY BE USEFUL (They are NOT included in the main protocol but they can be very useful. If you need more information, you can come in touch):

Type: Selenomethionine

Potency: 400mcg – Take one daily or as directed by your health care practitioner

Purchase from: USA

Selenium can be found in different types that may contain yeast, gluten etc. I think that the link suggested is a very reliable source.

Type: Beta Carotene

Purchase from: USA

Potency: 25000IU

Alternatives: Beta Carotene with mixed Carotenoids

  • Probiotics

Purchase from: Europe, USA

Note: Keep refrigerated even if it is not mentioned on the label. More than two friendly bacteria should be contained.

  • Methylcobalamine – Sublingual use (Choose from the links below according to potency)

Type: Mehylcobalamine

Potency: 1-5 mg

Purchase from: USA (1mg, 5mg or Europe (1mg)

Dosage: 2-5mg daily

"Our Best Quality Choice":

Type: Liquid

Potency: See the label

Other Ingredients: Kosher certified vegetable glycerin, purified water (pH neutral), Trace Minerals.

Purchase from: USA

Dosage: 1/4 tablespoon (2 droperfuls)

OR

Type: Liquid

Potency: See the label

Other Ingredients: certified organic grain alcohol (63-73%), distilled water & Turmeric extractives.

Purchase from: USA – iherb

Dosage: Two to five times per day take 30 to 40 drops in a little water.

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500mg, 1-2 tablets daily

Purchase from: Europe

Note: Strong antioxidant. There have been studies about MS.

 

  • Co-enzyme CoQ10 – Important for the production of energy in all cells. Plays an antioxidant role as well.

Type: Ubiquinol.

Potency/Dosage: 100mg, Take two softgels daily

Purchase from: USA

Note: This is the final type the co-enzyme is transformed in order to be assimilated. This ability is reduced as we grow older; this is why co-enzyme is better to be taken in this active form.

 

Potency/Dosage: 500mg, Start with three tablets (morning-noon-night) with food. Raise the dose gradually.

Purchase from: USA

Note: There is no toxicity because it is an algae, that is food. Helps excrete heavy metals and clean the intestines.

 

  • Zinc (Strengthens the immune system)

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"Our Best Quality Choice":

Type: Ionic

Potency: 3mg per tablespoon – Take one tablespoon daily. Increase if needed.

Other Ingredients: Purified Water

Purchase from: USA, iherb.com

Note: Large doses are used in solid supplements because most of the mineral is not absorbed.

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Other Choices:

Type: Zinc Citrate

Potency/Dosage: 50mg, Suggested dose 1 tablet daily or as directed by your health care practitioner

Purchase from: USA.

Ingredients: Gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose (plant fiber), may contain one or both of the following: magnesium stearate, silica.

 

Type: Calcium Ascorbate

Potency/Dosage: 3gr per teaspoon, You may take at any situation if you have problems until bowel tolerance.

Purchase from: USA

Note: It is exactly the same type as the above mentioned one, but it can be consumed in larger quantities in case it is needed (cold, flu, viral infection etc). Every teaspoon diluted in water equals to 3gr.

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