Let's say there are 2 principle causes of the blood reflux which characterises Multiple Sclerosis, 1) the structural and 2) the temporary "toxic". The first is the CCSVI theory proposed by Dr. Zamboni in which structurally damaged veins (e.g. stenosis) cannot accommodate the blood flow, leading to a blood reflux into the brain, thus leading to injury and neurological damage. The second could be called temporary "toxic" M.S. in which a substance (like Aspartame) is sufficiently toxic to compress and narrow the circulatory system causing the blood reflux. Once the toxic substance is removed, full recovery may follow. (There has been testimony that removal of mercury teeth fillings has led to total "cures". Even removing wheat from the diet has liberated many individuals.) The mechanism, blood reflux, remains the same, but the cause differs. That is why there are so many conflicting testimonies, the miraculous "cure" for one person may not work for another. I will develop this idea further in subsequent entries.
A friend just sent me a post by a rdfolland who describes how his (?) sister fell ill in 2001with a wide range of symptoms including neurological and within a year ended up in a wheelchair. MS was a possible diagnosis. On answering yes when the sister asked if she consumed "Aspartame", the sweetener in diet foods and drinks, she was told to stop. She recovered quickly from aspartame poisoning and left her wheelchair behind. This corresponds to my idea that a "toxic" substance can compress the blood vessels sufficiently to force blood into the brain resulting in neurological damage diagnosed as MS. I believe Aspartame "caused" her MS in this sense. It probably can "cause" any number of health problems. (The FDA approved Aspartame under political pressure by the Reagan administration. Scientific research indicated it might induce brain tumours, that it caused cancer in rats.)
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