There is concern that the synthesising of some vitamins can leave traces of heavy metals which are detectable in the final product. Over the last decade a number of supplements, from individual vitamins to whey proteins, have been tested and traces of a number of heavy metals have been detected. As mandatory product testing is not enforced it is impossible to determine which vitamins may contain these heavy metals, and which do not. It is for this reason that Nature Cures does not recommend synthetic forms of vitamins, as heavy metals are linked to brain degeneration, liver toxicity and genetic mutations and could lead to the development of Alzheimer's disease, dementia, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease. It is always best to consume natural foods rich in the vitamins and minerals required rather than synthetic versions.
Glutathione is a superb chelator of mercury.
Cysteine, glutamic acid, glycine
selenium are cofactors in this process. Therefore foods rich in
these phytochemicals must be consumed to avoid developing multiple
sclerosis from heavy metal contamination.
Alpha lipoic acid also increases the levels of intra cellular glutathione. Heating or pasteurisation destroys the delicate disulphide bonds that give these proteins their bioactivity.
Selenium is important to help remove toxins and heavy metals from the brain. Consume two brazils nuts per day to obtain sufficient levels of this important mineral.
Green tea and coriander can also help to remove heavy metals fro the system.
Sulphur-rich foods can remove heavy metals from the system.
Highest sources of sulphur in milligrams pr 100 grams
Scallops 520 mg
Lobster 510 mg
Crab 470 mg
Prawns 370 mg
Mussels 350 mg
Haddock 290 mg
Brazil nuts 290 mg
Peanuts 260 mg
Cod 250 mg
Oysters 250 mg
Chicken livers 250 mg
Cheese (parmesan) 250 mg
Caviar (fish roe) 240 mg
Peaches (dried) 240 mg
Cheese (cheddar or stilton) 230 mg
Salmon 220 mg
Beef 220 mg
Eggs 200 mg
Apricots (dried) 160 mg
Almonds 150 mg
Rabbit 130 mg
Walnuts 100 mg
Peppercorns 100 mg
Cabbage 90 mg
Spinach 90 mg
Brussel sprouts 80 mg
Chickpeas 80 mg
Figs (dried) 80 mg
Coconut 80 mg
Hazel nuts 80 mg
Mung beans 60 mg
Dates 50 mg
Split peas 50 mg
Onions 50 mg
Leeks 50 mg
Radishes 40 mg
See Heavy Metals under the A-Z of Minerals on this website for more information about how to avoid heavy metals and eliminate them from the body.
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND OTHER DEGENERATIVE DISEASES OF THE BRAIN
Many natural foods are capable of cleansing the body of
bacterial infections and toxins, boosting the immune system and
aiding in restful sleep.
A diet rich in all colours of vegetables and fruits, legumes,
herbs, spices, grains, seeds and nuts will provide the body with
the nutrients necessary for these processes to take place.
aloe vera juice,
apple cider vinegar,
citrus fruits and peel,
coconut (flesh and juice),
sunflower seeds and
walnuts should also become a staple part of the diet.
Eat a diet rich in
both soluble and insoluble
fibre in the form of amaranth, bran, brown rice, buckwheat, legumes, millet, oats, quinoa, rye, citrus peel or coconut flesh. A tablespoon of psyllium
husks in plenty of water daily can aid digestion, feed the beneficial bacteria and keep the gastrointestinal tract, especially the colon, in a healthy state.
Eat foods rich in the
vitamin A precursor
beta carotene with fatty foods like avocado, nuts and virgin
cold pressed vegetable oils. Vitamin A is thought to increase tissue
resistance to penetration by microbes.
Pineapple is rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A.
It is a useful addition to the diet as it can also help to rehydrate the brain and remove heavy metals, microbes, parasites and toxins from the body as well as reduce inflammation and aid with digestion.
NOTE: As beta-carotene is fat-soluble it must be consume with some oil in order to be absorbed. Consuming some yoghurt or avocado at the same time as pineapple can achieve this.
Foods rich in
vitamin C and
also help to support the immune system. Zinc is lost by drinking
alcohol and through many medications.
The B complex are important to protect the nerves and myelin sheaths of the nerves especially vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 which can be deficient in those that take drugs or drink alcohol. Vegans and vegetations can consume barley grass or nori seaweed to gain sufficient vitamin B12.
Vitamin D is essential therefore fifteen minutes skin
exposure to midday sunshine as often as possible is vital.
Sunscreens and windows block the skins ability to utilise the
suns rays to make vitamin D. Consuming foods rich in vitamin D may help in the early stages of multiple sclerosis. Red krill oil is one of the richest sources of both vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids which are also important for a healthy brain and immune system. Krill is not contaminated by mercury, like some oily fish is, as it is short lived and resides near the surface of the oceans. Take 1000 mg of krill oil per day.
and prebiotic foods helps to restore the balance of the intestinal
flora which helps with many bodily processes and the absorption and manufacture of some vitamins and minerals.
Drink plentiful supplies of bottled
mineral water to ensure the addition of essential
minerals in the diet. Himalayan salt crystals and unrefined sea salt should be used instead of table salt which has had all the essentials minerals stripped out.
Micro Diet Sprouting and
Brine Pickling to add high concentrations of vital nutrients
to the diet.
NATURE CURES DIET
FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Meat (three times a week)
Lean organic beef,
Fish (three times a week)
tuna (fresh only) and
Dairy (yoghurt & kefir milk daily, eggs and cheese two times a
yoghurt (live probiotic)
Vegetables (a selection of all colours per day, try to consume
all at least once a fortnight - see
Nature's Colour Codes)
bell peppers (all colours),
spinach and all other green leafed vegetables,
Legumes (at least three times a week)
red kidney beans,
soya beans and
Algae and seaweed (consume when eating oily fish to help prevent absorption and remove heavy metals)
Chlorella (blue/green algae), dulse (brown algae), Ecklonia cava (brown algae), Irish moss (red algae), kombu (fermented seaweed), kelp (seaweed), miso (seaweed soup), nori (red algae), samphire (seaweed), spirulina (blue/green algae) and Wakame (seaweed)
Whole grains (at least one whole grain everyday)
Fruit (two or three colours of fruits per day, see
Nature's Colour Codes)
red berries and all citrus fruits especially
Dried Fruit (as snacks or added to meals daily)
Nuts (as snacks or added to meals daily)
Seeds (as snacks or added to meals daily)
Common Herbs (nutritious herbs as teas of added to meals daily)
Medicinal Herbs (consume as teas or add to meals as required)
false unicorn, gingko, gotu kola,
lavender, lobelia, motherwort,
passion flower, periwinkle,
pine needle tea,
rock-rose flowers, schizandra, skull cap and
Spices (nutritious spices to be used as often as possible daily)
Derivatives and others (to be consumed and used as desired on a
Anise seed tea,
apple cider vinegar,
black strap molasses,
psyllium husks, royal jelly,
WHAT TO AVOID WHEN
All essential oils if pregnant or breast feeding. Also not suitable for children under 5.
Allspice if suffering from stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis.
Almonds, cabbage and kale, plums and prunes if suffering from gout, bladder stones, gallstones or kidney stones, joint problems, osteoporosis or thyroid gland problems.
Aloe vera, cats claw, dandelion, Echinacea and astragalus if pregnant or breast feeding or have high blood pressure.
Angelica (dong quai), cumin, ginger, Japanese knotweed, motherwort and turmeric if taking anticoagulants (blood thinning medication) hormone therapies and contraception or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen, have heart problems and during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Chinese rhubarb root is not recommended for long term use
and not suitable for pregnant or breast feeding women, children under twelve years of age, those who suffer from colitis or have
an intestinal obstruction or have a history of
kidney stones or
urinary problems, or if taking
anticoagulant (blood thinning) medicine or aspirin.
Chlorella and spirulina if suffering from a seafood or iodine allergy, a metabolic condition called phenylketonuria (PKU), multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. If pregnant or nursing or have hyperthyroidism, consult a healthcare provider before taking spirulina. It may interfere with medications to suppress the immune system.
Devil's claw if diabetic or taking blood pressure or blood-thinning medications.
Ginseng if pregnant or breast feeding or suffering from asthma, emphysema, fibrocystic breasts, high blood pressure, clotting problems and cardiac arrhythmia
Goji berries if taking medication for diabetes, high blood pressure or anti-coagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin or aspirin.
Grapefruit can interact with many types of medications, such as statins or blood pressure medications amongst others, by reducing or increasing their effectiveness.
Land caltrop can cause foetal miscarriage and must be avoided by pregnant or breast feeding women or individuals with breast or prostate cancer. Excess consumption of land caltrop can cause sleep disturbances and irregular menstruation and high doses may adversely affect the eyes and liver.
Linden if suffering from heart disease or are pregnant or breast feeding or if taking diuretics as it could increase the concentration of lithium in the blood.
if suffering from high blood pressure, a
heart condition, oedema or are taking certain medications such as warfarin or diuretics.
Marshmallow herb if suffering with diabetes, alcohol dependency or liver disease or if
pregnant or breast feeding.
Nettles if suffering from heart or kidney problems.
Reishi mushrooms if taking medication for anti-hypertensive, blood sugar lowering medications and anti-coagulants or are pregnant.
Rosemary if pregnant or breastfeeding or suffering from high blood pressure.
Sage if pregnant or suffering from epilepsy.
Scutellaria if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Senega root if hypersensitive to salicylates or aspirin or pregnant.
Siberian ginseng if suffering from
high blood pressure or
Swiss chard if there is an existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problem.
Whole nuts and seeds if suffering from diverticulitis (grind to a fine powder first).
Motherwort may be habit forming.
Many herbs are powerful and can react with medications. Always check before taking at the same time as any drugs.
Some nutritional yeasts, especially
brewer’s yeast, can also interact with medications. Those who are on Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor antidepressants (MAOIs) medication are especially at risk. It is also best avoided by those carrying the herpes virus as it can induce a attack.
Try to avoid any foods with additives such as
aspartame, refined and processed foods,
coffee, fizzy drinks,
sugar, table salt (use Himalayan pink crystals or unrefined sea salt), white flour and white rice (choose whole grains and brown or wild rice).
Only eat the following fruit and vegetables if they
are organic because of the risk of
pesticides, herbicides and fungicides:
Mange toute peas
See also Neurological Disorders
"Nature cures not the physician..." Hippocrates 460 BC
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