Living Well With Multiple Sclerosis

From Everyday Health:

“If you’re navigating life with MS, a positive mind-set and healthy habits can make a big difference — now and in the long run…

…There’s no denying that multiple sclerosis can be devastating. But whether you’ve recently been diagnosed or have had MS for years, there is positive news: “You can live a full, healthy life,” says Ben Thrower, MD, medical director of the MS Institute at Shepherd Center in Atlanta and a clinical instructor of neurology at Emory University. “Contrary to popular belief, MS is not a death sentence. Not only are you statistically far more likely to die of cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, but individuals with MS often maintain an excellent quality of life for decades after their diagnosis.”

Find out what you can do to live well after diagnosis:


About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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4 Responses to Living Well With Multiple Sclerosis

  1. Becky Miller says:

    I just finished editing and illustrating a book for a well-known food scientist, Woodrow Monte, PhD, in which he reveals in detail his discovery of the cause of Multiple Sclerosis. I am now doing everything I can to get the word out to people who are suffering from MS. MS is on the rise, but avoiding it – and in some cases even curing it – is actually very simple. Dr. Monte’s work is sound and his conclusions are undeniable in face of the evidence. He has been working with several MS patients who, based on his findings, are getting their lives back. One who was in very bad shape not long ago is now driving and riding her horse for the first time in six years.

    The simple one and only cause of MS is exposure to methanol. It is the methanol in cigarettes that is responsible for the known link between MS and smoking. It is the methanol in Ditto machines that is responsible for the MS cluster in school teachers. And it is the methanol in aspartame, which is heavily consumed in diet sodas, that is responsible for the explosion of MS in the past 30 years since its approval by the FDA for use in diet drinks. Methanol is found in lesser amounts in several common foods as well, but all are easily avoided.

    When consumed, it is converted by the enzyme known as Alcohol Dehydrogenase Class 1 (ADH1) into formaldehyde inside the body’s most sensitive tissues. Formaldehyde works as an embalming agent because it is very “sticky” – it is a molecule that grabs onto anything it comes in contact with, and it ties all the cells together, causing a rubberizing effect. Once inside the brain, the formaldehyde quickly attaches to the myelin sheaths, and that change prompts the body’s white blood cells to devour the damaged sheaths. The myelin sheath can regenerate if it is not yet entirely destroyed – which is why MS sufferers experience periods of remission and why avoiding methanol in the diet and environment can cure MS if it hasn’t gone too far.

    More information about Dr. Monte and his work can be found on his website: His diet is here:

    Please do yourself a HUGE favor and get his book – it will give you your life back! It is available for Kindle or in print. Dr. Monte is not making money from selling the book – it is selling at cost – and he is not selling anything else, either. If you will email me I will send you a copy of one of the chapters in the book that I believe will convince you. You won’t be placed on any email lists and nobody will try to sell you anything at all. My address is beckymillerartist at yahoo dot com.

  2. Absolutely…how we percieve our diagnosis has a direct correlation to how we react to it. I’m taking a positive focus on healing and sharing my perspective on my blog,

  3. You have brought up a very superb details , appreciate it for the post.

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