Naturopath Multiple Sclerosis Care in Edmonton.
Dr. Muradov has a high level of expertise in Alternative Multiple Sclerosis care.
At our Clinic, our Naturopaths assess and consider a wide range of areas and intermix standard and natural therapies for Multiple Sclerosis managment.
Dietary changes our Naturopaths consider in Multiple Sclerosis patients include: Low Fat (Swank), Gluten and Dairy Free, Ketogenic, Fasting or FMD, Wahls, Low Lectin, and also consider individual dietary triggers as found on Food Sensitivity Testing.
Naturopath Multiple Sclerosis Treatment in Edmonton
Prescriptions such as LDN (low dose naltrexone), Acyclovir, Doxycycline, and Lithium are often suggested by our Naturopathic Doctors through referrals to collaborative Health Professionals in Edmonton. Anecdotal evidence suggests that Low Doses Naltrexone not only prevents relapses in MS but also reduces the progression of the disease and its low cost and one-pill once daily administration make it an attractive option for long term use in MS patients and its been evaluated in a small trial that indicated improved health perception scores after 17 weeks.
Lithium is an interesting option as it has anti-viral activity (see below) and is also a GSK-3B inhibitor that can inhibit Th-17 differentiation and microglia while stimulating Oligodendrocyte differentiation (improved myelination). So low dose Lithium Orotate might be suggested as part of your MS Protocol by our Naturopaths. Interestingly serum lithium is lower in RRMS patients than controls.
EBV (Epstein Barr) and HHV-6 (Human Herpes Virus 6) have been heavily studied in MS as causative agents. Our Naturopaths always screen our MS patients for a full spread of Herpes Virus family infections.
With advanced stool PCR testing included in the Gi Effects Test, our Naturopaths look for common trends found in our Edmonton MS patients such as - low Acidophilus, elevated Candida, low Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, Clostridia and Bacteroidetes and elevated Methanobrevibacter, Akkermansia and Ruminococcus.
Evidence exists that in some MS patients mercury (or other heavy metal exposures) may make neuronal tissues appear foreign to the immune system (or can worsen existing neurological symptoms) so we do consider this in Multiple Sclerosis patients with suggestive occupational or dental exposures.
IV Glutathione can be helpful for acute MS symptom relief (acute relapse) and also helpful preventing long term declination. Our Naturopaths have begun to dabble with IV NAD+ for MS symptom relief. Benefit from similar therapies (AMP and NADH) suggested to us that NAD+ might be useful for MS symptoms as well as preventing long term neurodegeneration.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has a long history of use in MS and may be of benefit for regaining or sustaining neurological function. For instance, Fischer (1983) studied 40 patients with advanced MS who were divided into two groups and treated at 2.0 ATA for 90 minutes for twenty treatments.
Objective improvement (mobility, fatigue, balance and bladder function) occurred in 12 of 17 patients treated with hyperbaric oxygen and in 1 of 20 patients treated with placebo. Improvement was transient in seven and long-lasting in five.
Nutrients involved in myelination our Naturopaths consider in our Edmonton MS patients: Methyl-B12, Vitamin K, Methyl-Folate, Iodine/T3, Lithium, Pregnenolone and Citicholine.
Green Tea Extract and Curcumin are two great day to day anti-inflammatories we use in our MS patients but their data is mostly based off of benefits in EAE (animal model of MS).
And of course, Vitamin D is a key nutrient to use in MS patients. Based off a presentation by Reinhold Vieth (renowned Vitamin D researcher) we have long suggested 10 000 IU of Vitamin D is a reasonable daily dose for MS patients to achieve immunomodulation (via IL-10) but not cause elevations in serum or urinary calcium as this dose approximates levels generated from 15-20 minutes of full body sun exposure.
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