Curious what folks think/feel about toxin exposure and it's relationship with MS. Attaching a few resources from the health class I'm taking at Stanford with my DR who also has MS in case they spark interest, conversation, or encourage the sharing of more information!
1. Toxin Exposure Questionnaire: how many toxins have you been exposed to?
KTontherocks - I completely agree with you. Thanks for sharing such helpful info.
What I also found interesting in my research was people with an "unhealthy gut bacteria" and low levels of vitamin D are more likely to develop MS. I have been battling both issues for years so not surprised I finally got diagnosed after years of suffering and odd symptoms.
Thank you to all our military that served and paid with thier lives and health to protect us all!!
@A MyMSTeam Member exactly! Been telling friends and family that for25 years, ever since my daughter was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and I started researching in order to keep her going. That's when I realized our air, our ground, our food, our water, our homes, our cars, our clothing - all toxic with chemicals impossible to totally eliminate unless you live in a bubble, have hefty income for organic fruits, vegetables, and protein. Read an article the other day about everyone jumping on bandwagon for sea salt - but yet the salt comes from a contaminated ocean. Like someone said, it is doom and gloom because mankind has destroyed our Garden of Eden. I am a firm believer in the Bible and the book of Revelations, that a New Earth will someday be here, God will clean up this polluted planet (or disintegrate it and move us to a pure, clean planet. whatever he chooses. At my age, with very low immunosuppressed cells nerves, blood, and very low income, I will jusst agree with you, and accept it is too late for me. I read an article the other day that an immmunosuppresive system could be caused from genes, contaminated water as a child, or just too much exposure to stress. I eat as healthy as we can afford, no city water, etc., etc., but the MS has destroyed the right side of my brain. I believe the DMTs are only making it worse, but since I watched my dearest cousin die of MS in the 80s, a slow death in a nursing home, I will take more chemicals into my body in hopes they will prolong my loss of ability to function. I have been taken off 2 DMTs due to allergic reactions, the next one will probably be the same, and no more after that. I hope your work saves the younger generation, and laws are passed to stop the poisoning of our country. The $87 million spent on "helping" a foreign country over 14 years to keep them "safe" would have gone a long way to protect our own country!
I have heard about the "leaky gut" possibility too. I think lots of water and a probiotic is good, especially when taking meds.
WOW, thank you everyone for contributing answers to this question! I was hoping I wouldn't find so many people agreeing with me, but alas...... I guess when it's true, it's true!
I am very fortunate to have this amazing doctor who has taken it upon herself to research and share all of this information! And it has really helped her with her MS symptoms as well as her 3 young boys who up until recently, all had very serious eczema. Within 4 weeks of putting her family on an elimination diet, two of them are totally healed and the other has shown drastic improvement in symptoms. So there are things we can do to help our symptoms improve even if we don't have a cure yet - and often the key is using food as medicine. I have a couple recipes she shared that are supposed to help maximize liver & kidney function and rid the body of toxins. I can share those if anyone is interested....
This week she shared that she talked with a group of newly graduated doctors just last week about what they learned about endocrine disrupters and other toxins, and auto-immune disorders like MS throughout their medical school experience....the answer? NOTHING. The only thing they learned was how to ID a disease (or sometimes just a symptom) and what drug to prescribe. Until we get the medical universities teaching what we need our doctors to know, it looks like we're on our own..... glad we at least have each other here! :)
I think it's a huge part. No one in my family ever had MS. I was exposed to some pretty nasty chemicals in the military. I got cancer then MS. I think there is a connection but the VA will never say that. What r ya gona do. Small price to pay for serving with the worlds finest I guess.
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