Red Wine Prevents Onset Multiple Sclerosis

    What person would want to consume alcohol to prevent multiple sclerosis?   First blush you wonder who but second read and you understand.  People who have multiple sclerosis in their heritage and with the onset of more DNA genetic coding those who may be carring recessive genes.   

     So much of preventive medicine today revolves around the avoidance of unnecessary inflammation and this new study seems to support the use of alcohol as an anti-inflammatory to prevent the onset of multiple sclerosis. It should also be pointed out that negative elecrical polarity is also an anti-inflammatory so the use of negative electrical charges may enhance the body's process of stopping inflammation when not necessary

     For more information on alcohol and MS prevention read more here.......

   One of the major reasons for progressive multiple sclerosis is the progression of cell death in the myelin sheath which protects the nerve cells.   This is an image from a scanning electron microscope showing the nerves and the protective covering of the myelin sheath.   Electrically it's the myelin that insulates the nerve impulse and assures the electric message goes to the intended nerve cell target. 


Myelin Sheath Protects Nerve Cells


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     Generally a tens machine was not associated with multiple sclerosis.  Part of the reasoning was the tens industry claimed a tens machine would work as a muscle stimulator, or properly called Functional Electrical Stimulators.  A tens machine is intended for controlling pain, not preserving or increasing function.  A tens machine is not the same type machine referred to in Dr. Terry Wahl's book, "Minding My Mitochondria".   The reference by Dr. Wahl's is to muscle stimulation, not pain control. 

     Due to the pain that is associated with multiple sclerosis a tens machine may be totally appropriate.   All pain originates in the brain and tens machines are very effective for controlling pain no matter what the source of the pain.   A tens machine stimulates non pain nerves and diverts the pain message away from the brain and spinal cord which is the main thoroughfare of transport to the brain.  By stimulating sensory nerve fibers, not motor muscle fibers, the tens machine can help stop the pain endured by a MS patient.   The mechanisms of blocking c-fiber ( pain fiber ) messages to the brain of the MS patient can be achieved with a TENS machine. 

    The drawback to a tens machine is since it's an active modality it generally needs to be used during waking hours when pain is present to block the pain signals.  If the tens unit is turned off then the block is removed and often the pain for the MS patient returns.  There is no harm in using a tens machine 24/7, 365 days per year if it is helping.   The biggest concern would be skin breakdown where the tens electrodes were placed and occluded the skin causing skin irritation.  The skin breakdown, if it occurs, is not a result of the electrical stimulation but the same effect seen when a band aid is worn continuously and air/light is not allowed to touch the skin. 

   Many MS pain patients only use a tens unit when retiring to sleep using the machine to get to sleep.  Often pain is greatest at night for the MS patient and the tens machine provides enough relief for the patient to get to sleep.  There is no harm using a tens machine all night while sleeping and the tens does not present and "addiction" issues for the patient. 

  If the multiple scleroisis patient desires a pain machine that does not require constant use then interferential therapy may be the most beneficial for MS pain.  The Infrex Plus and the Infrex FRM clinical units provides "carryover pain relief" which is another way of saying constant use is not needed as the use of interferential therapy provides relief after the machine is turned off. 


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Pupil Eye Dilation With MS

   In the U.S. today the use of the MRI is very expensive and many people no longer have it covered or have such high deductibles that they choose to go without an MRI exam.  When MRI's cost in the low to medium $000's the patient will elect not to have a potential life saving procedure done.  It's really bad when it's a neurological, progressive disease such as Multiple Sclerosis.  

  A report from Australia shows promise that MS can be diagnosed and progression noted by a simply eye exam.   This is good news for U.S. citizens who can't afford diagnosis and treatments under the Affordable Care Act ( Obamacare).   See below for how the procdure is used and what to look for..


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     Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi  pointed out disease is a process of electron distribution on the molecular level, including cancer.   Left open was the possibility of a regular electron supplementation treatment to avoid many diseases such as those called cancer and those resembling cancer.  The regular passage of electrons through the body by an external source may be enough to prevent the onset of the many autoimmune diseases we encounter.  


Whether cancer therapy has brought down the death rate is a questionwaiting for an answer

   I always used to feel that our treatment of cancer does not fit in with common sense. But when I said so, I was mocked. When Nobel Laureate biologist, Albert Szent-Györgyi, noted that it would be difficult to kill cancer cells to the exclusion of surrounding normal cells, since normal and cancer cells work alike, his colleagues went to town with the criticism that this “once brilliant biologist has now gone crazy.”

    Now comes a  bombshell in the most ‘prestigious’ science journal of the UK, Nature, which has published the results of a study done in Oxford that has shown that, for certain cancers, chemotherapy, in fact, helps the cancer cells to grow which kills the patient!
The abstract of the paper reads: “Acquired resistance to anticancer treatments is asubstantial barrier to reducing the morbidity and mortality that is attributable to malignant tumours. Components of tissue microenvironments are recognized to profoundly influence cellular phenotypes, including susceptibilities to toxic insults.

“Using a genome-wide analysis of transcriptional responses to genotoxic stress induced by cancer therapeutics, we identified a spectrum of secreted proteins derived from the tumour microenvironment that includes the Wnt family member wingless-type MMTV integration site family member 16B (WNT16B)...The expression of WNT16B in the prostate tumour microenvironment attenuated the effects of cytotoxic chemotherapy in vivo, promoting tumour cell survival and disease progression. These results delineate a mechanism by which genotoxic therapies given in a cyclical manner can enhance subsequent treatment resistance through cell non-autonomous effects that are contributed by the tumour microenvironment.”

Even suspicious cells make for a definitive diagnosis and the three-pronged attack on the hapless patient has now been shown to be counterproductive by this study. The triple attack has many drawbacks. Extensive mutilation, viz., radical surgical attempts, has its own inherent mortality in the elderly which, at times, become unacceptable.

The side-effects of chemotherapy and the fallout of radiation are all there for anyone to see and learn from. We should find methods to avoid making our treatment worse than the patient’s disease. Whether cancer therapy has brought down the death rate and disability is a million dollar question waiting for an answer, especially after trillions of dollars worth of income to the establishments, medical and pharmaceutical. The initiative by Dr Harold Varmus, of American Cancer Institute, set up a committee of nine specialists to look into the very definition of cancer, from the present all-encompassing definition, to help the industry.

In an article some time ago, I had gone into great details about
Dr Varmus’s plan to rename cancers. At present, more than 70% of the diagnosed cancers are, in fact, not cancers at all. They do not go to become killer cancers and most of them outlive humans. Of course, there are NO pre-cancerous conditions.

There are many natural cancer relief methods that have been suppressed and condemned by the mainstream establishments. One among them, which has been studied extensively recently, is the Indian spice: turmeric.

Turmeric has been shown to be very effective in cutting off blood supply to the tumour mass. Used in early stages, it might completely suppress cancer growth. Turmeric has also been shown to minimise the chemotherapy side-effects to make life easier for victims.
There are a host of others waiting to be investigated scientifically to see if they are good without serious side-effects like those of the chemotherapeutics. There is a crying need for such research but who will fund such research since it might threaten to break mainstream drug cartel’s rice bowl? Our sole aim should be to cure rarely, comfort mostly but to console always as believed by Hippocrates. We should strive to make the patient’s life bearable through a better and simpler approach to cancer therapy.

Professor Dr BM Hegde, a Padma Bhushan awardee in 2010, is an MD, PhD, FRCP (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Dublin), FACC and FAMS.





   Often we have symptoms yet do not know if the symptoms are fairly common or something we need to take seriously and seek professional help.   We have provided below a free symptom checker to help you understand what disease processes involve certain symptoms.  

   The free Medfaxx symptom checker is provided only for information to help you obtain more information about any symptoms you may have and is not a diagnostic tool. 

   You can type in your symptoms and see the results of your inquiry.  If more information is needed then follow the results of the information provided by the symptom checker widget.   As an example if one were to have what appears to be blood in the urine you can type in "blood urine" and receive a breakdown of the most common diagnosis that involve blood in the urine.   The % of diagnosis that include that symptom.

   The interesting use of this symptom tool is we tend to often "overreact" to symptoms and imagine the worse, when most symptoms are not life threatening but it's nice to know the probabilities of certain diagnosis per an individual symptom(s). 




Melanoma Skin Image

    We all need to know the visual signs that a skin eruption may or may not be melanoma.   We are providing information on the melanoma widget below to educate you on what to look for if you have a skin eruption, rash, mole.   This is only to help you identify potential problems and seek professional help from a medical doctor.   If after reading you have any doubts then favor overawareness not underawareness and seek professional help from a dermatologist. 


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