The myelin sheath of brain cells
is a layer of lipid substances that covers the
fibers of these cells. Demyelinating diseases are a
group of disease of the nervous system which have in
common injury to the myelin sheath which impairs the
passage of electrical pulses (conduction of signals)
in the affected nerves. This results in impairment
of various neurologic functions, including
sensation, movement, cognition, or other functions
depending on which nerves are involved.
Central Aspects of MS and Demyelinating Disorders
I have cared for a large number
of patients with MS and demyelinating disorders.
They have taught me two crucial lessons.
* First, in nearly all such
patients, there was a clear history of mold allergy
and toxicity, gut fermentation, heavy metals
toxicity (mercury, lead, and others), and severe
* Second, the results are
satisfactory in nearly all cases when the above
issues are effectively addressed.
Demyelinating Disorders are
characterized by damage to myelin sheath while the
axon structure and function is relatively preserved
(at least in the early stages), and include the
Neuromyelitis optica (Devic's disease), mostly in
disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
pontine myelinolysis (thought to be related to rapid
correction of hyponatremia)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS is the
most common demyelinating disorders, and is an
intermittent disorder characterized by episodes of
neurologic deficits associated with discrete and
noncontiguous demyelinating lesions of the white
matter. In MRI scans, such lesions appear as "white"
lesions. Most MS patients show monoclonal bands of
proteins in cerebrospinal fluid specimens. There are
known associations with several MHC antigens,
including A3, B7, DR2, Dqwl, DQB1, and DQA1. Some
reports point to polymorphims involving the alpha
and beta subunits of the T-cell receptors. Both CD4+
and CD8+ lymphocytes are present in MS lesions.
The incidence of MS is 1 per 1000
persons in the United States and Europe and in,
general, increases with distance from the equator.
After migration, people take on the risk of the new
I base my opinion not only on the known
geographical distribution of the disease but also on
my observation that persons living in true desert
environment (where there are no mold overgrowth) do
not commonly suffer from MS.
Prevalence of Autism Spectrum
Cerebral Ischemia and Infarction
Sclerosis (MS) and Demyelinating Diseases
Model Alzheimer's Disease
Anatomy of the
Parasympathetic Nervous System