If you have recently been diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis), you are probably wondering what you can do to delay MS. MS is a very scary disease because there is no known cure. Doctors and scientists know that MS occurs when the immune system attacks a healthy body because the immune system detects a threat when no threat really exists.

In MS, the immune system attacks the myelin sheaths in the body. Myelin sheaths are fatty insulators that grow around the nerves of the brain and spinal cord during normal infant development. These sheaths are necessary for the protection and health of the nervous system.

After the fear and shock of receiving the diagnosis of MS, most people want to know if there is a way to delay MS. The good news is that MS can be delayed without the use of strong harmful medications and steroids.


How Do I Delay MS?


According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a government site that provides information on neurological disorders, there is currently no cure for MS. This authority infers that many people do well with no medical treatment at all. Many people can delay MS by making some lifestyle changes. However, this site also lists several medications that can help put MS into remission. The problem with this is that the drugs have side effects, and relapses often happen.

The good news is that you can delay MS by following a natural and holistic nutrition and activity plan. People need to remember that medications are often times made from rare, natural plants. Our bodies are made from natural substances. Thus, it only makes sense that illnesses and diseases can be fought and cured using natural foods, vitamins and minerals.

Dr. Marty Rossy of the Kent Community Health Center told CNN Health (Feb 14, 1997), “I think one of the surprises is that conventional medicine and natural medicine can work together side by side, ultimately to the benefit of the patient.”


What Can a Holistic Approach do to Delay MS?


Unfortunately, many western medicine physicians go to drugs or radical approaches first, without trying anything less harmful or less drastic from the beginning. The problem with this method is that it can put our bodies and immune systems on overload. Yes, this method can help put the MS into remission, but at what cost. The body may stop attacking the nervous system, but what are the drugs doing to the rest of the body.

People are realizing the long term effects that these types of treatments are having on our bodies. Many people are seeking more natural and less invasive alternatives.

The good news is that the natural, holistic approach DOES work to delay MS. There are many people who notice radical changes within a few short weeks of changing their nutrition and activity plans. There are other people that claim to be cured by making relatively small lifestyle changes.

The fact is that in the western medicine community there is no cure for MS. The options in that realm are powerful drugs and steroids. I propose that you might want to take a less drastic approach and try making some holistic changes first. What do you have to loose?