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An Open Letter to People With MS

An Open Letter To People With Multiple Sclerosis


A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can be a devastating experience. Take heart, though, in the fact that it is not the end of the world. I say that because there are many MSers leading happy, useful, productive, and essentially symptom-free lives. I know, because I am one of them. That could also be you. Want to know more? If so, read on.

For starters, one medical authority has estimated that as many as 10% of MSers are misdiagnosed. There are a number of conditions--most notably Lyme disease--that masquerade as multiple sclerosis. Before doing anything else, you might very well consider getting a second opinion.

In the present state of our knowledge, MS is incurable. Barring some scientific breakthrough, once you have MS, you will always have it. The best you can hope for is to put your MS into remission and possibly reverse some of the neurological damage it has caused--goals that, fortunately (given the right interventions) can be at least partially attained in many cases.

I am a retired chiropractor, massage therapist, registered nurse, and graduate pharmacy technician. By the grace of God, I put my MS into remission using an alternative treatment recommended by Edgar Cayce, a man many regard as the father of modern holistic medicine.

For a general overview of Cayce's MS treatment, visit


This site is a summary of the variant of Cayce's treatment that worked for me:


For a detailed presentation of Cayce's approach to treating MS, read the book I wrote about my experience, The Edgar Cayce Way of Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: Vibratory Medicine, which is available from Amazon.com through this link:


This site features a pilot study into the efficacy of Cayce's MS treatment:


Unfortunately, due to the complex, multifaceted nature of MS, Cayce's treatment does not work for everyone. However, the same goes for every other current approach--alternative or mainstream--to overcoming MS. What works for one person does not necessarily work for another.

I believe that people with MS need to find--usually by trial and error--what is effective for them and then stick to it religiously.

There are some general health measures that may help, such as massage, sunlight, fresh air, getting adequate sleep and rest, and avoiding fried or spicy food, caffeine, MSG, sodium benzoate, vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, refined carbohydrates, and smoking. It may also help to avoid processed meat, aspartame, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, anything microwaved, canned food, and food to which you are allergic, sensitive, or intolerant.

Some MS patients have obtained varying degrees of symptomatic relief with a diet low in saturated fat (e.g., the Swank Diet), food supplements, exercise, detoxification, and a low stress lifestyle.

Other strategies that have benefited MSers include glyconutrients (essential sugars), bee stings, the Prokarin Patch, and raising the head of the bed six inches.

Having studied the issue for some time, I am of the opinion that, of all the various treatment options currently available to people with MS, the most promising are Edgar Cayce's approach, Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN), medical marijuana, the Best Bet Diet, colloidal silver, and coconut oil.

Naltrexone is an FDA-approved medication for drug and alcohol addiction. Many MSers have had remarkable success treating their condition--with minimal side effects and at a price anyone can afford--by taking very low, oral doses of Naltrexone. In my view, it should be the drug of choice in treating MS. For more information about LDN, visit


This is a outstanding book about LDN in the treatment of MS:


This is a CNN documentary hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the potential health benefits of medical marijuana:


It includes a case study of an MS sufferer whose MS-related pain and spasticity were significantly reduced by medical marijuana. Many other MSers, including Montel Williams (see http://tinyurl.com/montel-ms-and-mm), have experienced similar benefit. For more information about medical marijuana in the treatment of MS, click on "Multiple Sclerosis" at


If you reside in a location that has legalized medical marijuana, you may wish to include this medication in your treatment regimen.

Some MS sufferers have found that directly connecting to the earth (a process called earthing/grounding) has greatly helped their condition. The advantage of this approach is that it does not require a doctor's prescription, has no side effects, helps many other health issues, and, after a small outlay, is absolutely FREE. For more information, visit


Like the Swank Diet, the Best Bet Diet (BBD) is low in saturated fat. Unlike the Swank Diet, however, it is much more comprehensive in scope and--very importantly--includes testing for food allergies. In essence, the BBD is a top-notch nutritional approach to treating MS and is based upon extensive study and research on the part of Ashton Embry, Ph.D. In my opinion, the BBD is an absolute must for people with MS and is the perfect complement to LDN. It is virtually impossible to ignore dietary considerations and still derive maximum benefit from LDN or, for that matter, any other MS treatment.

For a basic introduction to the BBD, visit


For a BBD testimonial, visit


Saturated fat consists mainly of long-chain triglycerides, which are not particularly good for MSers. Coconut oil, on the other hand, consists mainly of medium-chain triglycerides, which, it turns out, are actually good for you. Watch this video for more information about coconut oil as a treatment for MS:


On the subject of diet, it is extremely important to avoid genetically modified food. For more information, watch this video


Some MSers have found it very helpful to avoid gluten (found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats) and dairy products. This article has more information:


This site discusses the importance of avoiding fried food


This site discusses other foods that should also be avoided:


Some people have found it also helps to avoid nightshades, e.g., tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and eggplant (see http://tinyurl.com/dump-nightshades).

Colloidal minerals consist of tiny, submicroscopic particles of a given mineral suspended in distilled water.

Colloidal silver (CS) is a natural, broad spectrum antimicrobial that is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. It should not be confused with colloidal silver protein (CSP), which may have undesirable side effects. When taken as directed in a concentration of 10 parts per million (ppm), CS has no known side effects. It is effective in killing over 600 types of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, including the agent that causes Lyme disease. Since some cases of MS are related to pathogenic microbes, I suggest every MSer undergo a two week trial of CS. Take a tablespoonful of 10 to 20 ppm CS every two hours, swished around in your mouth for five minutes before swallowing. After retiring, take it every time you go to the bathroom. If your symptom picture changes, the problem was microorganism-related. CS is available at healthfood stores and on the Internet, but is rather expensive ready-made. However, you can make your own CS for pennies an ounce. This site has more information


For more information about colloidal silver, visit


It might also be a good idea to take Lufenuron, a very effective treatment for systemic fungal infections. Click here for more information about Lufenuron.

In my own case, because I have a problem with so many foodstuffs, I currently eat two meals a day. For breakfast, I have a bowl of organic vegetables, low fat organic ground beef, and organic Basmati brown rice. For dinner, I have the same thing. I drink mainly organic Chamomile tea and distilled water (which I make with a tabletop unit I purchased from Amazon.com). For seasoning, I use a very small amount of sea salt. For sweetening, I use tiny saccharin tablets.

In addition to colloidal silver (which I take for a case of prostate cancer) and Low Dose Naltrexone, I take (with meals) the following food supplements: alpha lipoic acid, acetyl-L-carnitine, N-acetyl-cysteine, beta-sitosterol (for prostate health), Co-Q10, resveratrol, acidophilus, digestive enzymes, spirulina, MSM, spirulina, evening primrose oil, sublingual vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin), ginseng, milk thistle, ginkgo biloba, and citrus bioflavonoids.

I also take the multivitamin/mineral supplement called "Whole Food," which I purchase from


As nutritional insurance, I take extra calcium, extra magnesium, extra vitamin D3, extra vitamin E, and extra vitamin C.

For heavy metal detox (I have a mouth full of mercury-laden amalgams), I take chlorella tablets. Other products said to promote heavy metal detox include cilantro and zeolite liquid.

Edgar Cayce suggested a three-day detox diet consisting solely of organic Delicious apples, distilled water, and, on the evening of the third day, two ounces of extra virgin olive oil. For best results, a gentle colonic irrigation the day after the diet is recommended. It is advisable to go on this diet before instituting any of the other suggestions in this site.

To keep alkaline, I take 1/4 teaspoonful of baking soda dissolved in a cup of Chamomile tea at bedtime. For the importance of maintaining an alkaline balance in the body, read Dr. Theodore Baroody's book,

Alkalize or Die

For exercise, I take a brisk, 40 minute walk in the open after dinner.

I still use the Edgar Cayce radial appliance for about half an hour each morning. It instills the vibration or "essence" of gold into my body, put my MS in remission (as explained in my book), and now helps keep it there.

To help maintain my energy level, I generally take a daily nap.

This site would not be complete without mention of MS exacerbations or "flare-ups." In my opinion, exacerbations don't just happen--they happen for a reason--usually a very good reason. That reason, I believe, in most cases, is stress. It can come in the form of overexertion, having surgery, getting married, getting divorced, having a death in the family, performing in public, having an accident or injury, fighting and arguing, getting an infection, or a number of things to which your body responds with a biochemical response mediated by adrenaline, cortisol, and other stress hormones. Whatever its cause, if your stress level is high enough, it will easily nullify or overrule the beneficial effects of LDN, proper diet, colloidal minerals, food supplements, and anything else you happen to be doing to treat your MS. In 2004, Dr. David Mohr analyzed 14 studies relating to stress and MS. He concluded stressful events not only tend to precede the initial onset of MS, but also increase the risk of MS exacerbations, disease progression, and lesions on MRI. Avoid stress like the plague. The same goes for food and drink to which you are allergic, sensitive, or intolerant.

Some multiple sclerosis sufferers claim that a 25 mg dose of LDN at bedtime temporarily for a week or two is very successful at bringing them out of a relapse.

This site has helpful information about treating MS-related flares without steroids:


You can find four herbal remedies for inflammation listed here:


Finally, I suggest that, before making any changes in your treatment plan, you confer with your healthcare provider.

Best of luck in defeating the MS Monster!

If you are afflicted with any condition and are not a praying person, now would be an excellent time to start. Prayer changes things, and there are a number of scientific studies that show it can hasten healing, both mental and physical. For more information, visit:


If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at


Very sincerely,

Dudley Delany, R.N., M.A., D.C.