Tag Archives: Autoimmune Disease

MS and viruses

Do viruses cause multiple sclerosis? Over the last few years, the Epstein-Barr virus and human herpesvirus 6 have received a lot of research attention as being possible causes of multiple sclerosis. However, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, “to date, researchers have not been able to identify a single virus as the trigger for […]

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MS and Lyme disease

MS and Lyme disease are often misdiagnosed for one another, because the symptoms often overlap. Research shows that the microbes associated with Lyme disease are a major cause of neurological symptoms for those who suffer with multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases. What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by various […]

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What is SIBO

SIBO, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, happens when the bacteria that normally grows in the large intestine is present in the small intestine. This overgrowth in the small intestine causes pain and diarrhea, and can also lead to malnutrition as the bacteria feeds on the body’s nutrients. To successfully recover, it’s important to focus on […]

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Newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Best advice for anyone newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis Being newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis is scary. When I was diagnosed 30 years ago, I didn’t know anything about MS. I didn’t know anyone who suffered with it. I understood that it was a serious disease, but I had no idea how debilitating it could […]

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MS and heat sensitivity

Heat sensitivity affects most people who suffer with multiple sclerosis, actually causing symptoms to temporarily worsen. These temporary changes can result from even a slight elevation in core body temperature (one-quarter to one-half of a degree). The main culprits are hot summer temperatures, rigorous exercise, or a fever. For those with MS, heat can lead […]

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