According to proponents of non-conventional medicine, in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, natural cures may be achievable. This is an optimistic approach to MS. Natural cures are tied, not to some expensive, experimental form of treatment available to a chosen few, but to lifestyle changes that can be adopted by all and sundry.

Even those who are too cautious to speak of natural cures for multiple sclerosis readily admit that there are variant forms of MS, and that these are influenced by various factors. It stands to reason that these variant forms of MS can be modified by adjusting the factors to which they are sensitive.


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One example entails the implication of diet in the development of MS. Patients of MS subsist on a diet characterized by high levels of animal fat to a higher degree than healthy members of the population. Additionally, people who use hydrogenated fats as spreads and in their cooking are at greater risk of developing MS than those who use non-hydrogenated oils.  Keeping this information in mind, it makes sense that replacing animal fats with olive oil and introducing omega-3 fatty acid-rich foods to the diet can significantly impact the progression of multiple sclerosis. Natural cures may or may not follow, but the disease’s exacerbation would certainly be decreased.

Food allergies have been implicated in the development of MS. Natural cures would likely be tied to the successful avoidance of the allergens in such cases. Avoiding allergens is not always easy. It is particularly a challenge when one cannot readily identify the allergens. It can also be challenging when the allergen is a ubiquitous substance that one cannot always avoid. Fortunately, in many cases, MS patients know what the allergens are and can take steps to avoid them. They can eliminate gluten, casein and other allergens from their diets. Doing so might result in what appear to be natural cures. Multiple sclerosis might ultimately be reversed in such patients.

Supplements have played an important role in improving the health of MS patients. The supplements in question vary. In one patient, it might be vitamin D supplements that do the trick. In another patient, it might be magnesium supplements that provoke what looks like a natural cure. Yet other patients benefit from a combination of different supplements. Some of the nutrients that might be implicated in the development of MS when ingested in lower than optimal levels follow: magnesium, manganese, zinc, selenium, various amino acids, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and various B vitamins.