Multiple Sclerosis {M.S.}


MS Symptoms | Symptoms of MS

This disease is all about myelin, the protective coating on the outside of all our nerves in the body. If you have MS, the myelin in the brain and spinal cord is damaged. MS is a chronic neurological disorder that destroys myelin. It mostly affects women of childbearing age. The most common first symptom is an episode of central nervous system dysfunction, such as optic neuritis, which is eye pain that worsens when you move your eye in any direction. Sometimes the symptoms disappear, but each time they return, it’s called an “episode” of symptoms. You do not want to see these episodes.


  • Eye pain
  • Numbness, tingling or that pins-and-needles feeling that doesn’t leave after two weeks
  • Intense itching sensations
  • Swelling in your trunk or limbs

Request these tests from your integrative M.D.

  • MS is diagnosed when an MRI shows lesions in the brain or spinal cord. It’s important to note that the diagnosis is made only after you have neurological symptoms twice, or a second episode, showing a second lesion in the brain or spinal cord. One episode that resolves and never returns is not a symptom of MS. You can’t do any antibody tests for MS.
  • Test for candida with IGG and IGM in the blood and as part of a stool test analysis also.

Good fat is very important; using coconut oil is amazing because of the medium-chain triglycerides. Try taking one tablespoon of coconut oil twice a day. Also, address your gut health — such as Leaky Gut Syndrome and dysbiosis, which is a microbial imbalance most common in the digestive tract. Talk to your doctor about taking supplements for healing and rebuilding your body.

It is essential to work with a nutritionist and an Integrative M.D. because I am sharing general information that is not intended to be medical advice. This information is only given for informational purposes.

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Lori Leal March 13, 2014 at 9:50 pm

I’m going for an MRI this Tuesday because my family doctor suspects I have MS due to my increased neurological symptoms, age, health history, etc. Do you happen to know… (just personal opinion-not asking for medical advice of course, as I know that’s not something you can do-even though I’d totally trust you with all of your knowledge, lol!)…

I’ll start over as that’s a bit scattered and I apologize! I’ve often heard the MS mimics Lyme Disease. However, can Lyme Disease lead to MS? I’m just curious. I have a lot neurological issues and it seems to be that it could be more going on than neuro-Lyme. I hope this makes sense, my neuro symptoms are in full swing! Just curious if you or anyone has any advice or opinions on this. I will certainly discuss it in more details with my doctors, but in the meantime while waiting for the brain scan, I’d love to hear if anyone has any thoughts on this. Thanks for posting this. Amie I love that your website covers such a wide range of topics. Idk how you keep up with it all. Truly amazing and brilliant…and beautiful inside & out ❤️ Thanks again!


Amie March 13, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Thanks Lori; I’ve heard Lyme can mimic MS symptoms so my best advice is to see an integrative MD for detox from your Lyme so that you can make sure your cells and mitochondria are healthy and to remove the toxins from your food and environment and then replenish with a doctor’s approval for probiotics and focus on gut health. Hope that helps.


Lori Leal March 13, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Thanks for the quick reply! I’m on my last day of Garden of Life’s Wild Rose D-Tox and I really like it. It’s a pretty mild detox so I’m still doing clay baths, dry skin brushing and my detox diet. I take a great probiotic, Innate Flora 50 Billion (sometimes Renew Life 50 Billion). When on antibiotics I double up and take 2 a day. I have a great LLMD but he doesn’t discuss detox much, I have to figure that part out on my own. He does prescribe supplements (like the probiotics), in addition to antibiotics, anti-fungals etc. I’ve definitely switched to all organic, natural products (personal care, cleaning, etc), as well as foods (also NonGMO) and so on. Very helpful, as always :) Thanks Amie!


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