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Causes of Multiple Sclerosis


The Traditional perspective is that MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath. This is the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve signals slow down or stop. This nerve damage is caused by inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the body's own immune cells attack the nervous system.

This can occur in any area of the brain, optic nerve or spinal cord. It is unknown what exactly causes this to happen. The most common view is that a virus or gene defect, or both, are to blame.

The Non-Traditional perspective is similar to the traditional one in that MS is thought to be caused by damage to the myelin sheath due to inflammation. The non-traditional view is that this inflammation may be caused by incorrect diet, improper nutrition, (especially lack of vitamin D) or a damaging lifestyle or environment. It is also thought that MS may be caused by vein restrictions or blockages causing poor blood flow.  The disease may also be caused by viruses or parasites.


Recent research has indicated that MS may originate in the gut or digestive system by certain types of harmful bacteria.



Cures for Multiple Sclerosis


The Traditional approach is to accept the fact that there is NO cure for MS! The available method for treating MS is drug therapy to manage symptoms.
The Non-Traditional approach is to first acknowledge that MS can be a moving target. Therefore, you have to be your own advocate and find what works best for you. Do work with physicians and healers, and recognize that the illness is your own responsibility.

BMS suggests you consider/alternative treatments and therapies "including the addition of a strong pro-biotic to your diet.