"He, who knows how to listen, hears wisdom.
He, who does not know how to listen, hears only noise."
MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.
The symptoms in mild cases usually involve numbness of the limbs. In
severe cases, paralysis and loss of vision is common. Most people are 20
and 40 years old when diagnosed and the disease is twice as common in
women as men.
It is an autoimmune disease in that the body's immune system attacks its
own tissue. A fatty substance (myelin) normally coats and protects nerve
fibers. In M.S. the myelin becomes swollen and inflamed. Eventually the
damaged myelin detaches from the nerve fibers and this interrupts the
nerve impulses passing through.
Initially, sensations such as pins and needles is noticed and difficulty
walking. Less common early symptoms include tremors, lack of
coordination, slurred speech, the sudden onset of paralysis and a
decline in the ability to think, reason and remember.
Later, weakness, numbness, pain, loss of vision, loss of balance and
bowel and bladder dysfunction can set in. More advanced symptoms are
decreased bone density, poor posture and trunk control and pressure
sores. Advanced MS can lead to a loss of employment due to inability to
walk or drive and depression is common.
Traditional treatment can include Corticosteriods to relieve the
inflammation but have serious side effects. Interferon, beta and
glatiramer acetate are used to reduce the frequency of flare-ups.
There is no cure for multiple sclerosis, so the focus is on relieving
the symptoms and trying to achieve some level of "quality of life" in
living with the disease.
Our NATURAL & ALTERNATIVE HEALING RESOURCE DIRECTORY
provides information on great products and where to buy them that specifically
target many of the conditions that affect "modern man" today. Drinking
Kombucha on a regular basis also may very well be the most important thing you
can do to regain and maintain good health.
So what benefits can someone with MS reasonably expect from Kombucha
This ain't yo
Kombu. . what, you might ask.
It is an Oriental fermented tea remedy that can be traced back to 400 B.C. where
it originated in what is known today as Korea. It is perfectly safe and is used
today by 500 million people around the world. Emperors, Czars and even an
American President have used the tea. The President in the 1980/s was being
treated for Cancer and was having metastases (spreading of cancer cells). A
culture was brought in from Japan and incorporated into his treatment. He
survived and lived into his nineties.
What is it?
It wasn't until 1993 that Kombucha was introduced to the American public. Today,
over 3,000,000 Americans drink Kombucha on a regular basis.
One might think of Kombucha as a microbiological digestive aid. The tea
is the biological equivalent of STP gas treatment, carburetor cleaner
and radiator flush all rolled into one. It works at the cellular and
molecular level pulling toxins and waste materials out. Glucuronic Acid
(GA) then binds the material in the liver which is then eliminated via
your urine. Material bound by GA cannot be reabsorbed by the intestines
or the urinary system. This should be helpful in purging the dead myelin
material from your system. This detoxification and flushing promotes a
healthier bladder, liver and pancreas.
Kombucha is a living tea containing friendly bacteria and beneficial yeasts (not
to be confused with the Candida variety). It is very beneficial in nourishing
intestinal flora that might have been damaged by chemo drugs and radiation. A
healthy intestinal tract is necessary for healing to begin. The tea also
contains lactic acid and acetic acid which deter the growth of harmful bacteria.
Since the tea aids healthy digestion, the nutrients in food and drink are more
readily available for the rest of the body to utilize in performing the body's
normal functions, hence more energy.
The fermentation process produces a variety of substances from acetylcholine,
which benefits the body's nervous system to choline which normalizes blood
pressure and prevents hypertension.
Properly fermented tea is also the same pH as the stomach fluids are supposed to
be. It therefore helps balance stomach juices so they are not too acidic or too
alkaline. This should relieve digestive conditions such as heartburn, nausea,
The usnic acid produced during the fermentation process has antibiotic
properties and may help prevent infections.
Several other important acids are in properly fermented Kombucha which
coupled with balanced pH create a hostile environment for pathogens. If
pathogens can't thrive and multiply there is less chance of infections.
Kombucha sometimes enhances the effectiveness of medications. If you are
on any type of medication keep your health provider informed so dosage
can be adjusted accordingly if needed.
A reduction in numbness is reported by many people with MS.
Here is what some Kombucha drinkers say about their Kombucha experience:
Lupe in California was diagnosed with MS in 1992. In 1995 a friend gave
her a Kombucha culture. She has been drinking the tea ever since and
feels extremely well. She can now stand on her feet for hours at a time,
her handwriting has improved tremendously and she can even run a couple
of blocks. She now has her entire family drinking Kombucha.
Nancy was diagnosed with MS in 89 and was down to struggling with a
walker to get around. Within 10 days after starting on Kombucha she was
standing straight up and no longer struggling with the walker. She
reports she is now back to cooking and enjoying other simple things she
thought she had lost forever.
A Dutch magazine reported the experience of Mrs. H.W. from the
Netherlands as follows: She started drinking Kombucha in April of 1989.
Apparently the tea detoxified her entire body resulting in more energy
and mobility. She even got her drivers license back. In a 1992 letter
she stated she was making plans to go skiing again in a few months.
Karen of WI relates the following: I am up to 10 mushrooms now and very
excited about the results. My friend with MS has improved 75% since
taking it. From bed ridden to day time driving-she's come a long way.
I've had a slow, steady weight loss. Hurrah. My 96 year old grandmother
overcame pneumonia in just days.
Stan provides tea to a friend who has had MS for 26 years. She has been
drinking the tea for about a year and has had steady improvement in her
eyesight, her hearing and her mind. She can now speak distinctly and
Kombucha by itself
doesn't cure anything.
It simply nourishes at the cellular level so that your
marvelous body can heal itself.
It costs only about $5 a month since you brew the tea yourself. About 1 or 2
hours a month is needed for the brewing and cleanup. It's also simple. If you
can bake a Duncan Hines cake then you too can be a Master Brewmeister.
I grew up in Missouri and as Uncle Harry (Truman) would say, the buck stops
here. If you are willing to put forth a little effort there is no reason
for you to continue to suffer. I know it sounds too simple to be true so visit our Home
page for the details of our SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. For more
technical information on Kombucha and its history click on the About
Kombucha and America's America's Health Crisis
Since Kombucha nourishes at the cellular membrane level it has a positive effect on many chronic and debilitating conditions. On the left side of our Home Page we list many conditions that millions of Americans are suffering from. If you or a loved one has any of these conditions take the time to check it out and see how Kombucha might be of benefit. Take charge of your family's health today.
DISCLAIMER: The information presented is for information purposes only.
It is based on scientific studies and or traditional usage. Consult a health
care professional before using supplements or making any changes in prescription
medications. The information and statements contained herein are not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
SIDE EFFECTS WARNING: Those drinking properly prepared Kombucha in
sufficient quantities should experience increased energy and stamina, improved
mood, stronger immune system, some weight loss (if over your natural weight),
lower medical bills and vitamin and supplement savings. Many will experience
improvement or elimination of a wide variety of medical conditions. A much
improved "quality of life" is not uncommon. Proceed at your own risk.
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