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Hormones and Diet Help Relieve Woman’s MS-Related Fatigue

A woman who says her life was made miserable by fatigue caused by multiple sclerosis (MS), claims she is on the road to recovery because she has taken control of her body and is using a combination of hormones and diet. Instead of relying on conventional treatment, she is…

Hang On Quote for MS

MS Quote: Hang On The daily struggle can get you down. When you are at the end of your rope, remember this quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt, “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” Don’t let multiple sclerosis…

Multiple Sclerosis: Ginger & Turmeric Tea

Turmeric has Anti-inflammatory Properties The fall season is upon us and the changing season often means inflammation and pain increases with Multiple Sclerosis. It seems unavoidable and managing it is frequently a challenge. Natural ways to relieve painful inflammation are sometimes helpful adjuncts in pain management. This ginger and…

MS: What is Reflexology?

Reflexology and MS Reflexology is an ancient practice that’s been passed down for thousands of years. The Incas and Native Americans may have introduced reflexology to South and North America, but proof of the practice dates back as far as 3000 BC in pre-dynastic China. What is reflexology? Reflexology is a…

Essential Oils for Multiple Sclerosis

What Does Aromatherapy do? Essentials oils are the newest trend. If you are late to the party, that’s OK. They’ve been around for centuries so they are likely to stick around for a while more. There’s plenty of research behind this aromatic fad. We’ve uncovered some ways essential oils that might help with multiple sclerosis.  …

Familial Connections Cannot Be Coincidences, Can They?

Life can be really strange and not always fathomable to someone like me who is not blessed with neither medical nor scientific qualifications. On a purely technical basis, I am just an ordinary guy. What I do know about diseases, illnesses and conditions – call them what you will –…

Anti-inflammatory Recipe: Curry Chicken Salad

Curry Chicken Recipe Anti-Inflammatory With multiple sclerosis, what you eat is important. A diet rich in anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants may be beneficial. This anti-inflammatory chicken salad recipe with curry is full of fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants, like vitamin C, can stop free radicals from…

#MSLIFE2016 – Sunday Brings Presentations, Activities Galore

A very full day of activities is planned for today at MS Life, inside London’s ExCel exhibition and convention center. Altogether, there are 15 presentations on the agenda. Three are in the MS Life theatre, and three more are in each of the following four zones: Managing my MS Symptoms;…

5 Simple Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation Exercises Living with MS is beyond difficult. Has anyone told you that you just need to relax? If they have, you probably immediately became tense. There’s something about those words — relax, be calm, and calm down — that trigger a deep emotional response in most of us. These five…

#ECTRIMS2016 – My Pick of Thursday’s Congress Highlights

Another full day, today, at London’s ExCel center and numerous sessions, presentations, and debates to attract the attention of delegates attending ECTRIMS. After sifting through the agenda, here are my picks of Thursday’s highlights: This morning sees the beginning of the congress’s plenary sessions, featuring a lecture about “MS diagnosis and…

#ECTRIMS2016 – Patient Empowerment Is One of My Highlights for Day 1

Europe’s annual congress discussing treatment, including Patient Empowerment, and research in multiple sclerosis is now underway in London. The 32nd congress is being held from today until Saturday, when it draws to a close at lunchtime. The agenda is absolutely jammed full of topics being covered in a multitude of sessions…

Multiple Sclerosis: Ann Romney

Ann Romney Quote on Multiple Sclerosis Ann Romney, the wife of past presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998. Since then, she has been through more than most healthy people could handle. Now a busy grandmother, she is going strong as an advocate for…

#ECTRIMS2016 – Stay Up to Date with My Pick of Congress Highlights

The show comes to town in the next week with ECTRIMS hosting what it describes as “the world’s largest annual international conference” devoted to basic treatment and clinical research in multiple sclerosis. It is being held in London’s ExCel center from Wednesday to Saturday morning, and will be followed…

James Received HSCT for Free, as He Lives in the UK

Virtually all the talk about availability of HSCT1 as an MS treatment includes the need to travel long distances to other countries, but U.K. residents can receive the treatment in London, avoiding the journey overseas. What’s more, it is provided through the country’s social National Health Service (NHS) so, like…

MS Patient’s Pick of the Week’s News: Siponimod, Thymosin Patent, Orphan Drug, Lifestyle, and Lymphopenia Risk

Here’s my Pick of the Week’s News, as published in Multiple Sclerosis News Today. Gilenya-like Therapy Shows Benefit in Secondary Progressive MS Patients in Phase 3 Trial Here’s a potentially encouraging development for anyone with SPMS. Patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) who were treated with BAF312 (siponimod),…

Taming Heat Sensitivity at 100 Degrees

Many people voiced their concerns to me about anyone with MS moving to live in a sunny climate. That worry is understandable. With a disease that includes heat sensitivity, where even a hot shower can make you worse, how can any MS patient move to live in an area where…

MS: Fight Fatigue by Conserving Energy

According to a study, the most common symptom among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is physical fatigue sometimes associated with co-existing conditions that could include depression, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, and anxiety. With this VCU Occupational Therapy video, you can learn…

Welcome or Not, FDA Focuses on Stem Cell Treatments

News that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to hold a public hearing next month to consider greater oversight of stem cell clinics operating in the country is as welcome as it is late. I say “late” because, while the regulators have been twiddling their fingers,…

Multiple Sclerosis in 3 Minutes

  Emotional health is important when battling any illness, including multiple sclerosis (MS). Despite this, sometimes the benefits of emotional health are overlooked by healthcare providers. In this video from Novartis, learn about MS and its impact on the lives…

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