Category: MS

Liberation Therapy: BC CCSVI Registry

Opening blocked veins in the neck to stimulate blood flow is called Liberation Therapy, and it is a controversial multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment. Canadian Lori Batchleor is an MS patient who is sharing an interview she did with CTV News Channel about the positive results she received from the treatment,

Two Types of MS Discovered through Experimental Screening Tool

New screening tools have identified two types of multiple sclerosis (MS). According to US News, “…multiple sclerosis patients have two different molecular ‘signatures’ that reflect disease severity.” In the future, the discovery could help identify patients who have a more aggressive form of the treatment that requires earlier intervention with

Pumpkin Time!

Pumpkin is delicious and healthy. Even better, it show up better than an apple when you carve and set it on the porch, even without the candle. Ok, enough of the jokes. Eating is serious business, after all. Pumpkin is rich in vitamins and antioxidants. From now until the beginning

Alternative MS Treatments

Alternative medical treatments remain highly controversial for the most part. While many in the medical profession recognize the benefits of these treatments in conjunction with traditional medicine, many also cringe at the thought of using alternative therapies as a sole source of treatment. Many in the general public share these

A Delicious Diet Leads to Being Relapse Free for Five Years

Some multiple sclerosis (MS) patients report feeling better on a gluten-free diet. There is also a reported number of celiac disease cases among MS patients. Jan Smith has created a cookbook for those with a special needs diet, Special Diet Recipes That Taste Great. This is a wonderful resource for

Cranberry Shown Not to Prevent UTIs

Cranberry juice/cranberry supplements consumption has been shown not to prevent urinary tract infections. The study is independent of women with multiple sclerosis, but may affect them all the same. This information comes from 24 studies involving 4,473 women. The connection between MS and UTI’s is well-documented. The internal muscles of

Natural MS Improvements

Some patients experience natural improvements in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal features a study which is the first of its kind to focus on patients not taking immunomodulatory drugs such as beta interferon drugs or glatiramer acetate, but who still experience an improvement in their symptoms. This goes against the

MS Risk Increase 50% for Smokers

A new study shows that the risk of multiple sclerosis increases 50% for smokers, and the disease worsens faster for those who have been diagnosed with MS yet continue to smoke. But that may not be incentive enough to instantly quit. Just because someone is diagnosed with a disease doesn’t

BG-12 Review Extension

The much awaited multiple sclerosis (MS) drug BG-12 has been given a three-month review date extension by U.S. health regulators according to Biogen Idec, causing Biogen’s stock to fall. The excitement about this drug has been at a high over the last twelve months, causing a 50% rise in stock.

Study Reveals Low Bone Mass in Early MS

Low bone mass appears in early stages of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study. This means that bone health must be maximized in the early stages. According to head researcher Stine Marin Moen, MD, they believed that patients suffered from three possible scenarios: a low bone mass before