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The New msQuill blog

Hello faithful readers! I’ve moved this blog around quite a bit over the past few years. In my quest to create the “perfect” natural health website and blog combo, I’ve been changing providers, formats and even urls. But, I’ve finally given up on the quest for perfection and instead will focus on bringing you the best information I can find…

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Caffeine linked to MS prevention….?

Researchers at Cornell University seem to have found a link between caffeine and the infiltration of immune cells into the nervous system. It seems that in mice, caffeine blocks the cell pathway that allows those  immune  system cells to get through and attack the myelin. Here’s the link to the article. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-04/foas-cpm033008.php

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Treating mental illness with nutrition.

“Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food.” Hippocrates. My stepdaughter has bipolar disorder. She’s 5 years old. No, that is not a typo. In the 2 years since her diagnosis, we’ve tried several ‘traditional’ psych meds typically prescribed for childhood onset bipolar disorder with poor results. Each time her psychiatrist prescribes a…

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I burned my thumb!

Originally posted Jan 19, 2008 Most people would think I’m nuts for being excited about burning myself, but well.. when you have MS little things mean a lot, right? I lost the ability to feel hot and cold in my hands when I was 17 or 18…I’m 37 now. . My left side has had the most sensation deterioration. I…

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Managing Inflammation

Did you know inflammation causes or contributes to most of the diseases that effect Americans? That’s right– Heart disease, stroke, arthritis, asthma, migraine, type 2 diabetes, allergies, ADHD, multiple sclerosis, fibroneuralgia, and gingivitis are all diseases of inflammation. In fact, the majority of conditions ending in the suffix “itis” are caused by inflammation. Now, that doesn’t mean that if you…

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Gluten Free and MSG free recipes

Just a note for those who are exploring the gluten free and msg free lifestyle… I have put together a booklet of 10 recipes using gluten free and msg free ingredients. The featured recipe of this booklet is my GF Chocolate Drizzle Cake.  This is the perfect chocolate cake for anytime you need an an elegant and delicious gluten free…

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ldn and autism

Since I haven’t updated on my ldn adventure in a while here’s the scoop………….. I started ldn about a month ago. I had my first MS symptom 20 years ago (at 17 yrs old) was dx’d about 10 years ago (at 27). I’m not ‘very disabled” but I did have significant balance and dizziness problems, my left leg was over…

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Antibiotic resistant infections

I received a letter from my daughter’s school  last week about MRSA. MRSA is an antibiotic resistant staph infection that seems to be spread through skin and wound infections. It is very contagious. A child can contract this infection by simply sharing PE equipment with someone at school who has the infection. The children don’t have to come in contact…

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