Monday

Potential Natural Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Do your research. Lots of treatments out there. Here is Some good, substantiated research on these items.  Check them out.  Tips and Tricks for Living Better with MS!



VITAMIN D

Vitamin D
Long touted as help for MS, this easy to take vitamin is proven again and again that it scientifically helps those with MS.  Recently studies showed that mothers who are deficient in vitamin D during their pregnancy were more likely to give birth to a child with MS.

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MAGNETIC THERAPY

Bemer
May sound a little whacky but magnetic therapy is gaining ground in helping folks with MS using solid scientific studies.  Devices such as the Bemer, might just help you feel a little better.

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OXIDATIVE STRESS -

Oxidative stress is known to be really hard on multiple sclerosis.  Basically it means that they fight free radicals in an effective way to be maximized by the body.   It is something we can actually work on improving.  Using an Nrf2 activator, such as Protandim, may help with some of your MS symptoms.

Protandim

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Protandim is made from natural ingredients, plants and such.  Includes bacopa monnieri and turmeric.

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curcumin from turmeric


Natural forms of Nrf2 activators proven to work include curcumin, from turmeric, as well as green tea.

Interestingly, the DMD, Tecfidera (a dimethyl fumarate drug) is based on the same activation within the body. 



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Keep Checking Back - More Tips to Come!


#takethatms

(*This is not a medical site nor am I a medical professional -- These are items that have either worked for me or look promising based on research.*)

Living life to the Fullest with MS

There are days we are stuck in bed. Or a wheelchair or scooter or a cane. Some days we walk, run, bike and play. Sometimes gravity gets the better of us. Life with MS is not fun. But if we make it fun, then we can say #TakeThatMS!

Attitude is everything. Positive thought can make the difference. As well as learning how to chillax and accept that we have an illness and must take care of our lives as such.
  • Positive attitude. Can't say enough about this.
  • Awareness: meditation and mindfulness
  • Movement: yoga, exercise, tai chi, qigong etc
  • Nutrition: reduce inflammation and other symptoms through food
  • Social media: support groups, friends and family around the world who all understand what we are going through!
  • Peeing in ones pants: it's going to happen so just accept it now and move on.
  • Fatigue: oh dear. I just woke up and now it's bedtime again. How am I to to get through this day?
  • Depression, anxiety: talk to your DR. Use support groups, friends and family
  • Wine: may not be the best for MS physically but mentally can sure help the attitude
  • Learning to relax: it is OK to hold a couch in place with ones body
  • Boundaries: set them. Follow them. Your health comes first!
  • Ask for help: so many of us are Type A. Time to step back a notch.
  • Learn to say No: stressors come in all shapes and sizes. Priorities based on your health and well being are best.
  • Appreciate the little things in life. Stop and smell the roses.
  • Have fun! Pick up new hobbies. Look at life all over again with fresh eyes. Don't wallow in the past.
Here I am fishing once again. Fly fishing is very good on the nerves and when it includes friends, a twenty minute drive and funky Los Angeles surrounds, well, it all makes for a rocking good time! Now granted, I overdid a bit this past week and am feeling it today. It's Saturday and as I planned it, a pretty mellow day.
I'm feeling like the Giant American invasion on my little Philippine friends!

Last night I had a friends party and then a two hour Aromatherapy Yin Yoga workshop at my favorite little yoga studio in Montrose: TheraYogaStudio
Today: a relaxing Saturday with Wall Street Journal, and plenty of lemon-water throughout the day to cleanse this body!

How are you living life to the fullest with MS?

It's all a balancing act. Do more and pay the price. Treat your body right, get a refund on energy.
Right now, I'm treating the body right and restoring and rejuvenating for the week!





Thursday

Upcoming Paid Study on Multiple Sclerosis!

If you haven't already signed up for the MS Neighbourhood Research Project you still have time to do so. Check out the detail below

Hey peeps:  Here is an awesome way to say #takeTHATms.   Making money because you have MS!  

  Are you a Canadian living with MS?  




Well, now its time to get paid for it!   Check out this really cool project out of Toronto by Self Care Catalysts.  

Patient empowerment through self care and research

Upcoming Paid Study on Multiple Sclerosis:


We are conducting a study among people with Multiple Sclerosis to understand the impact of their condition on their quality of life and how it impacts their day-to-day decisions making.

Have you been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? If so, we'd like to invite you to participate in an upcoming paid study on your MS experience.

The study involves completing a 14-day journal about your MS experience, and a confidential phone interview.

You may be eligible to participate if you are:

·       Above the age of 18
·       Have been diagnosed with MS
and MUST live in CANADA

If you are interested Click HERE to participate in this study, please take a few seconds to complete a quick survey

If you have any questions please call 1 844 475 4637 or email us at linda@selfcarecalatalysts.com.


Self Care Catalysts is a patient solutions, intelligence, and analytics company deriving value from patient-centered real world evidence to inform product life cycle management and behavior change interventions.



Our belief is that when patients are informed, respected, and engaged, they make better choices. Better choices mean better health outcomes. Therefore, it is important that patients’ views are well-represented in healthcare through the generation of real world evidence.
Our mission is to promote self-care behaviors among patients, while enabling patients to contribute their behavioral data to support important research across the product lifecycle, such as drug discovery, precision medicine, and development of support services and programs that are specific to the community. 
“Patients will build and own their health data.”
This blog post was sponsored by Self Care Catalysts.  Thank you for making a difference in the MS world!   .