I look at dealing with MS as being in the fight of my life. This disease is determined to take as much from me as possible [and you too], but I can’t let it [and neither should you]. I dare not give in to what is supposed to happen, and wake up every day determined to fight. Living defensively is the name of this game.
Yes, my MS is progressing. I don’t have the mobility and strength I had 29 years ago [when first diagnosed]. But I thank God that I am not as bad off as I could be. I’m using simple, but powerful natural remedies, to help push MS back. Things like healthy foods, drinking enough water, regular exercise, getting fresh air and sunlight, going to bed before midnight, water therapy [cool showers, Epsom salt scrubs and baths*], helping others, being grateful for blessings, trusting God, keeping a positive attitude, and trying and praying to stay away from yummy, but junky foods and beverages. I like them, but they don’t help my body.
*Epsom Salt Baths – used to help pull toxins from body. Get into a tub of very warm water, add 2 lbs Epsom Salt and let it dissolve. Warm water helps to open skin pores and Epsom Salt helps pull out toxins. Then use hands or washcloth to repeatedly bring water over each body part, including face. Add more very warm water to tub as needed. Water will get gray colored as toxins are released. Do bath for 20 to 30 minutes. Can do several times a week.
The worst thing I [or you] could do is give in to this disease. To think or believe that the way I am now is how it has to be, is a major mistake. Why? For one, while we have breath we have hope. Also, the body responds to the good we do to it. And because, as mentioned above, there are simple tools I can use [and you too] to improve. I already use them and know they work!
Knowledge is power, but lack of it can lead to destruction. So, one of the first things to do is read. Learn about what can help and hurt the body. There is a lot of material out there, but some of it is so wrong. It shocks and scares me what some people share with the public in print, or on the radio, TV, and Internet. That’s why I’ve included a Recommend Page on this blog. These materials tell the truth about health. Please read Eat To Live, Health Power, The China Study, and Ride with The Wind. And watch the DVD, Forks Over Knives. They will open your eyes and give you hope!
Next thing to do is eat and drink better – do it little by little. What we put in our bodies builds the blood, which builds our health. Eating and being properly nourished no longer mean the same thing. More and more we are consuming things we enjoy, but they don’t feed the body.
Every day the body needs vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fiber, plain water, and more. The best source for these is drinking water [I used distilled], fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and beans. They supply the body with what it needs – in the right amounts. Plus they contain elements that help protect us from disease, and help us recover if sickness comes. Even the best animal products can’t offer this. *Please avoid artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, and flavor enhances [like MSG]. They are man-made and not best for the body.
Another thing to do is exercise. Do not neglect this. It is our lifeline to a better existence today and for all our tomorrows. Every day try to do something you like, and you will be more likely to keep doing it [even gardening and raking]. Action builds better and stronger nerves. No exercise causes nerves and muscles to become weak. My favorites: rebounding, swimming, elliptical machines, squats, and walking with walker.
The body operates on the principle of all its parts being in balance all the time. That includes nerves and muscles. If we work with our brains and hands [computers, offices, classrooms, stores, etc.], we must also exercise. Why? Imbalance. The nerves that control our mental activity are strained and the mind is overworked, while the nerves controlling our movements are not active. This inactivity leads to an unbalanced nervous system; to stress, fatigue, and depression; and also causes nerves and muscles to lose their strength.
Lastly, please do your best to avoid falling into the snake pit of self-pity. It will destroy you bit by bit. One of the best ways to miss this death trap is to help others. Find a way to bring sunshine into someone’s life each day.
There is so much more to share, but I will do that in future Posts. That’s all for now. Keep fighting, and I’ll see you next time.
Copyright © 2013 Regina Spence