Depression and MS

For people with MS, depression is the single most important factor affecting quality of life – even more so than disability or fatigue.

Diet And MS

Following a healthy diet is important in reducing symptoms and preventing the progression of multiple sclerosis. 

Drug Therapies for MS

Many medications are used to treat multiple sclerosis, but none of them can claim to cure the disease.

Essential Fatty Acids and MS

Three studies from the 1980s showed that polyunsaturated fats in the form of an omega-6 fatty acid, linoleic acid, can slow progression of MS, but all their results were inconclusive.

Kurtzke EDSS Scale

Most MS studies use the Kurtzke Expanded Disability Status Scale to assess whether people are getting better or worse.

Mind-Body Connection and MS

One of the things people say when first diagnosed with a serious illness is that it’s important to be positive. The positives come when you take the illness as a challenge to change your life.

Other Supplements and MS

Could we take antioxidant and multivitamin supplements instead of – or in addition to – getting them through our food?

Pregnancy and MS

A number of reviews, including a meta-analysis of 23 papers reporting on 13,144 women with MS1, have found that MS has little or no effect on pregnancy

Smoking and MS

Smoking is more dangerous for a person with Multiple Sclerosis than it is for the average person.

Stress and MS

Studies showed stress can precipitate multiple sclerosis relapses and worsening disability through a variety of mechanisms.

Types of fats

If the fats in the diet are mainly saturated, then the cell membranes will be hard and inflexible. This one fact is at the heart of the current epidemic in Western countries of diseases.

Venous Abnormalities and MS

CCSVI (chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency) was first observed and named in 2008 by Professor Paolo Zamboni, a vascular surgeon from the University of Ferrara, Italy.