MS: CHANGING THE PORTRAIT TO YOUR LIKING

By analogy, multiple sclerosis is like an oil painting of a person on a canvas, a portrait. As you know, a portrait is made of a canvas, different colors and shades of colors, different pigments, background, foreground, and the painter. 

Your genes, gender, and geography is the canvas on which the portrait of MS is painted. 

The colors and pigments used to make the MS portrait are the things in the environment that you come into contact with from day to day.  These may be water, air, and soil pollutants, toxins such as lead, mercury, cadmium, dioxin, and cigarette smoke, to name a few. 

Of Course, there is the all-important background of the portrait and the frame in which it sits.  With MS, the background may be either one or a combination of viruses (Epstein-Barr, herpes, measles, mumps, etc) that you constantly deal with. 

The frame or foreground in which the unwanted MS portrait sits is an insufficient level of Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) and stress.

The painter, of course, is you.  Now, what can you do to change the MS portrait to your liking?

You can start changing the MS portrait by Taking from 5,000 I U up to 10,000 I U of Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) every day and reducing the stress in your life through meditation, yoga, church, exercise, and “fun-club” participation.

To Your Health,

Dr. Rudy Cartwright

PS: As always, please leave your comments below.

39 thoughts on “MS: CHANGING THE PORTRAIT TO YOUR LIKING

  1. My family and I are members of Reid Temple, A.M.E church located in Glendale Maryland,Pastor Lee P. Washington.

    I’m currently taking vitamin D, eliminating stress an also exercising and meditating daily.

    Your message to me is confirmation that I’m doing the right things. Thanks.

  2. I appreciate your help doc
    i have checked my vitamin D,it was below 10 so i started taking vitamin D 50000 once daily for 10 days, then one tablet every month for three months.
    They have taken blood for me for recheck since three days still waiting for the new result.

  3. I believe I have had MS my entire life, but I did not diagnose it until I was about 28. In my early forties I took a winter vacation in Cuba and was shocked to find how much easier I found it to walk. I put it down to the sun. When I got back I started taking D3, which was the only thing I could think of, at the time. Sometime after, I started to go Tanning several times a week. This made me feel even better. I then felt it was not just the Vitamin D but something else in the sun I take 4000 IU of this vitamin each day. I had read this was an appropriate level, about 15 years ago.

    I also think MS can be passed on genetically. I have a cousin, who was also diagnosed with MS in her 20s. I have never seen this women, but the only thing we have in common is our fathers; who are brothers.
    I’m getting really sick that MS can still not be correctly diagnosed. I saw another article about two weeks ago that identified about fifteen illnesses that are still often diagnosed as MS.
    NO by Dr is not medical, it is a PHD in Paleolimnology. This took a lot more time in university than medical degrees. It is really hard to understand why the medical profession took the Dr. from a degree that had been around for so many years.

  4. Diagnosed 11 years ago with MS and told in 10 years I would be in a wheelchair. I refused to accept the” medical opinion” and found the recommended medications would be harmful I have been taking KALAWALLA 2 drops daily and walk perfectly! Rain-tree Nutrition Google for more info. MIRACULOUS!

  5. I believe I have had MS my entire life, but I did not diagnose it until I was about 28. In my early forties I took a winter vacation in Cuba and was shocked to find how much easier I found it to walk. I put it down to the sun. When I got back I started taking D3, which was the only thing I could think of, at the time. Sometime after, I started to go Tanning several times a week. This made me feel even better. I then felt it was not just the Vitamin D but something else in the sun I take 4000 IU of this vitamin each day. I had read this was an appropriate level, about 15 years ago.

    I also think MS can be passed on genetically. I have a cousin, who was also diagnosed with MS in her 20s. I have never seen this women, but the only thing we have in common is our fathers; who are brothers.
    I’m getting really sick that MS can still not be correctly diagnosed. I saw another article about two weeks ago that identified about fifteen illnesses that are still often diagnosed as MS.
    NO my Dr is not medical, it is a PHD in Paleolimnology. This took a lot more time in university than medical degree. It is really hard to understand why the medical profession took the Dr. from a degree that had been around for so many years.

  6. I was told in 2005 that I had MS,the doctor at the VA in Helena,Montana gave me some papers to read and an appointment to come back in 2 weeks,and he would go over the MRI with me and go over a plan of action.Which I did ,and they started me on
    Copaxone,which I was on until I moved to Oregon in 2008,and it started making me sick.I went to the VA doctors and They stopped the meds and sent me to the MS clinic.
    At the MS clinic they run more tests and said I would be put on one shot a week,I was on that for 1 month and the doctor took me off of it ,and told me that I did not have MS and if I did it was gone.I am so confused,I am so upset,Nothing has changed all of the signs I had I still have but worse now,I just do not know where to turn now.
    I am 66 years young,I am tired all the time,I can not sleep well at night,and every thing I do wears me out,I forget the name of things that I know all the time,my eyes are so bad now I can not drive for the fear of killing someone.
    I have been told that I am Bi-polar,and I am so depressed all the time even though I take meds for it. I am so sorry this is so long I just have keep this in so long and I do not know where to go to get the help I need to find out what is wrong with me.

  7. Thank you for sharing this and other information on MS. It’s very refreshing to get updates, overviews and practical advice on a subject that is so complex and overwhelming for many.

  8. I have been negleting my health in the name of putting my children first and concentrating on my business, earning enough money to keep us all as single mother . I am now receiving your messages and this is leeding me into a new sense of what I need aand the importance of me as a person.I need to stop avoiding my health issues and get meditating , swimming and eating right. I am intersted in the vit supliments can anyone tell me the right dosages?

    Thank you and best of health to all.
    P.S I have just won the prestigious Stelios Award for disabled entrepreneurs! Very exciting and wonderful! Need to keep calm though!

  9. Hello
    I have taken vitamin D since March 2010, meditated almost everyday. I believe to Lord and Mother Universe.

    The first of those principles—and in my opinion the most fundamental—is the Principle of Letting Whatever Happens be Okay. If you can follow this first principle, your entire life will fall into place in a most wonderful way.
    Bill Harris, Director, Centerpointe Research Institute

    Good luck everybody!

  10. Its so good to get positive emails about the value of things that dont involve the medications that doctors insist are necessary for MS – to hear that simple things like vitamin D3 and reducing stress can go a long way to help our disease. It is so refreshing that there is hope in the basics and we dont need those poisons that the drug companies keep pushing!! Thank you Dr Cartwright!!

  11. Dr. I just was advised after brain, neck, and back MRI’s of MS being an issue that was detected.

    I am taking your advise and starting with the D3 vitamins, exercise and will let you know of my progress. I really appreciate your input for all out there with this this diagnosis.

    p.s. I have been a criminal defense in private practice for over 25 years…. “stress”… what the …. is that?…

    I will stay in touch.

    Michael Zimbert

  12. I have been on vitamen D 125,00o IU every other week. I also take a daily vitamen with 800 IU daily. Do I need more or a different brand?

  13. I will certainly be trying this I am convinced that stress has played a major part in my condition.

  14. I have had MS sice 1999 I am currenty at the tampa florida vaan am taking infusions one a month and I feel better

  15. Dear Doctor and MS patients. Is there anybody on Tysabri i.v. infusion monthly? Please share with me your experience. I had deterioration in March’10.Still not fully recovered. Thanks to Ampyra – 10 mg BID tabs. started walking better on and off. 2-3 times per week on yoga, meditation, taking vitamins incl. D3, 1-2 times rest between tasks at home. On Copaxone inj. daily. And today I’ve been called to stop Copaxone inj. for 1 month and then go to Tysabri infusion. Is it that urgent? Everybody reacts differently, but I think better finish the prefilled syriges I have at home, talk to people using Tysabry, prepare my self morally, and then stop Copaxone for 1 month. I got scared I need to live in incubator for 1 month with no stressraxia, no “bad eyes”,”no bad news” around. Please share some experience with me. Tanks and everybody – stay strong!

  16. I was diagnosed in 1/01/2001. Since then I developed a “balance” problem. I tend to walk like a drunk trying to walk any distances without a wall or some bushes to brace myself on. I do tend to forget names or places more than before.

    I’m not very strong like I was. I used to lift patients in a hospital when I was a nurses aid, and when a waitress used to carry six dinners on a tray up a flight of stairs as fast as I could, which used to be pretty fast trying to keep up with the rest of the waitresses. We probably had about 75 dinners that had to go up there.

    I think it was when I decided to slow down and type for a living doing medical transcription. I didn’t use my legs as much. That I feel is the reason “Ya don’t use, it ya lose it!” You always have to be on task, or else you will fail. A positive attitude helps a lot. That’s what keeps me going.

    I took Copaxozone for about a year. The thought of doing a shot every day for the rest of my life didn’t sit well with me. I decided to try Avonex. You only had to take it once a week. They were IM shots. They were bigger but they were less painful. They seemed to work better except the “flu-like symptoms” were like being paralyzed for a day. I needed help to the bathroom on the following day. I took that for about a year. It was then that I realized that wasn’t doing me any good. It made me so lazy. I decided to just quit them all. When my two year appointment came up at my Neurologist’s office I had to get another MRI. My Neurologist shook my hand and told me I was doing a good job and to keep up with the good work, that there was no change on my MRI exam.

  17. I have had to drop out of the fight on MS, researching farther into my symptoms I have concluded that I have a”leaky gut syndrome” which gluten does alot of damage to the whole body inside and out but mainly in the gut,and can also cause the symptoms of MS along with perpherial neuropathy, it is a basic gut infection that has to be addressed before any supplements will be asorbed so that is what I am working on now. D3 is a big help.

  18. I have taken Clonopin 0.5 mg. for years. I think that has warded off the stress. I drink heavily on Saturdays. I think this eliminates stress. I give myself Copaxone about once a week. I think it works. I keep getting better unless I stray from my diet.

  19. I love hearing stories that people realize the DR.s are lying to pad their pocketbooks. If you already did not know, the cure is on the web and I spoke to this person personally. He has the cure and it is pattented. MSCURE.com. I was close to a wheelchair, until I found this site. I am about 90% of healed.Nevere felt better.

  20. Diagnosed with MS at the age of 35 in 1975,as I was falling often. Spinal tap was done. Confirmed the MS diagnosis. Went into remission until 1990, when it show it’s ugly head. Now, must use a walker in order to ambulate. My neurogelosit has ored ZERO medications … WHY ?
    He’ll say,lets wait… Wait for what ?! Going to change doctors.
    I’m a Kasier patient.

    Please advice.
    Thaxs and Shalom,
    Mickie

  21. you say to stay away from calcium. what about 2aep. it is suggested that this is very good for ms patients. in fact the one of the first ms patients cured was due to the iv therapy of 2aep . this is recognized in germany to be the one of the only effective treatments for ms.Dr nieper of hanover Germany.

  22. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, for your website/blog. which has given me more information;help;advise;support and encouragement, than ANY medical professional since 2002, when i was diagnosed. My gp is totally supportive of me and does help, but i have not been to the hospital/consultant for 6 years, he was no help whatsoever when i did first see him, telling me “go and find out as much as you can” I still do not take medication {had steroids a couple of times from the gp} I am trying my very best to cope {alone} with this monster and your advise on supplements/vitamins is helping me. Please keep writing your advice, its great and my lifeline. Thank you so much. Carole.

  23. Hi, I was diagnosed with MS in 1998. It took a lot of weeks of testing before they were sure it was MS. I have been taking different medicine for my MS since this date.
    About 5 years ago I started taking vit.D because I was not out in the sun very much. I think it has been good for me.

    Thanks.
    Jessie
    oaklandworshipcenter@yahoo.com

  24. I was diagnosed in July 1997 at age 46. At first, except for a major issue in 1995, one couldn’t tell I had MS. My difficulties, depression and symptoms got
    much worse with Avonex. The loss of appetite, sadness, nausea, dizziness etc.
    prompted me to ask my neurologist to switch my medication. He was a “who’s the
    doctor” type and it never went well. I was intimidated by his manner. He made me
    feel if I didn’t take every med he prescribed, I be in a wheelchair. I realized when I stopped Avonex in 2006(April), it was the medication that robbed me of my life, my health, my teaching position and ultimately my marriage. I started Tysabri in 2008. I was on that for 2 yrs. The only side effect was an awful headache. My doctor ( the 4th one) took me off Tysabri for fear of PML. I was one
    LDN (low dose 4.5mg naltrexone)in between. I took Dr Cartwright’s webnars and was very inspired. I’m not on any DMD now, doing better emotionally and trying to follow his suggestions and remain on VitD3 5,000mg/day. I follow his other suggestions as well. If Dr. Cartwright offers another webnar– JOIN. Thank you,
    Dr.Cartwight for keping this site open!

  25. Very interesting articles. Thanks everyone. I’m waiting for one month now for the Capaxone medicine to leave my body before thay want me to start takine Tysabri. Still have great doubts about goint on this strong medicine. ResearchingIntravenous V. C – Thomas E. Levy’s approach and his book Curing the Incurable.
    I am on 4.5mg of Naltrexone to support me while waiting to take the Tysabri. I’m not supposed to be on anything, you know just cope!
    Dr. Cartwright what do you know about Intravenous VC for MS? Curious for your opinion. I purchased the MS Home Couching Course but have not properly started it yet, but will certainly start it this week.

    Thanks Dr. for helping others. The good you do will follow you.

    Mrs. King.

  26. Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with MS in 1999, and have tried Bete interferon injections(rebiff) that did not work for me,had six months break and went onto Tysarbri, I have been on this for 24 months and have had no relapses. I am always worried about PML and pray that I continue to do well. I am taking vitimin D3 vitimim B 12 and I believe that this is helping me to.
    I think anyone who has been offered Tysarbri should take it because my life has changed since being on it.
    It would be good to hear from others on this medication.

    God Bless

  27. We are not doing any pharma…period. we are going completely natural and it is working. slowly my wife is getting better. Anyone can contact me at katonica@carolina.rr.com to leave a number and I will call back …I have found alot and I mean alot of good info on ms and will be happy to share.

  28. In fact I am so confident . I am giving all my personal phone number to call me. The journey is not over and this must be told. Earlier I stated we are not doing any ( zero pharma) and the natural way to go is best. You will have to do what is right for you though. You all may call me @ 704 910 3606 and I will help if I can
    May the Lord Jesus direct your steps.

  29. Hi, I’m 69 years old…was diagnosed at age 60 when my lower left side was totally numb. I realized that I had many of the symptoms for 25-30 years prior to diagnosis. At first I took Copaxone, then took Betaseron for about 3 years. I had bad flu-like symptoms for a full day after taking the injection the previous evening. I was also diagnosed with Type2 Diabetes. I just prayed and prayed for an answer. My prayer was that if God didn’t see that it was time for total healing, that He would give me the wisdom to deal with MS in a way that would not drive me and everyone around me crazy. I had this awesome feeling that I should stop taking the Betaseron, against the Neurologist’s orders. I did stop taking the meds and my blood sugar dropped from 246 to 124 within 2 days after stopping Betaseron.

    I have felt much better for the past couple of years but have had a pretty bad flare just before Christmas and am still having problems. I have an appointment with the neurologist in March and am thinking about trying Tysabri.

  30. Hello Brian Parsons,
    Can you give me the full site address as MSCURE.com is not opening properly?

    Thanks.
    Anindita

  31. I would like to know from Maureen regarding her info on the supplement KALAWALLA plese email me at wickfree@yahoo.com

    I am finding out so much info on this site. Thank you Dr. Cartright and Sue Ellen

  32. Hi everyone. I have listened to a couple of R.C’s webinars. I am highly skeptical that a known cure is available at this time. I experienced my first MS attack at the age of 28. It took seven years of my persistent efforts to obtain diagnosis and then medication. I knew it was MS or transverse myelitis during that first attack, based on what I learned were “telltale” abnormalities in the spinal fluid. First attack left residual nerve damage in the spinal cord, but since brain MRIs came up clear for about 3 years, the diagnosis was still not made. I share in the frustration of all of you who are told to “wait and see…” or perhaps you are told there is more than one demyelinating disease that could be the cause, or that it could be an infection in the spinal cord. Blah, blah, blah. Often, the neurologist does not want to deliver the bad news, and those from the “old school” were taught that nothing could be done to stop it, so why alarm the patient if she is in the early stages? I’ve been through all that. It is not good enough to see any ol’ neurologist, you have to see an MS specialist who knows all the proper tests to perform AND is excellent and reading and interpreting MRIs. Since the MS Society made their official recommendation that even patients with only one lesion and high risk signs should be treated with immunomodulary therapy, today it is not as difficult to obtain medication as it was when I had my first and second and third attacks but could not get help. Regarding depression and bipolar, I believe there is a common underlying factor that ties these conditions together–in fact, if a virus, such as Epstein-Barr is a factor (as it is with me–had mono at age 10, and that same year I lost vision in one eye for a day and then it spontaneously returned to normal-possible early optic neuritis or sign that the virus had entered the nervous system.) We thought I “recovered” from the mono. However, at age 14, I suddenly stopped sleeping–literally, for three months. Lack of sleep, fatigue, the dominoes fell and I ended up severely depressed-labeled clinically depressed. This has been an on and off again problem from the teens to the present. I can say that depressive symptoms were present long before any obvious MS symptoms showed up. Still, I think the two may be part of the same underlying disease process. Western medicine has trouble grasping the wholistic approach to mind and body. Each organ, each symptom, each disease are often isolated and labeled. Too bad for us who start off with one or two problematic symptoms which are ignored for years by doctors, until after years you start to accumulate more and more problems…and then Bammo-full blown disease such as MS. All the clues that the body sends out along the way were downplayed or dismissed. Been there, done that. I can confirm that I recently found out I, too, was Vit D3 deficient. I am supplementing at 2000IU now. Nevertheless, I caught two infections this year-one sinus and one bladder (which I never had in my life til this year). When I get these infections, I am basically levelled. So completely drained of energy that I get bedridden. Also, the sinus thing lasted six weeks. It seems my body is weak. Don’t know what to do to help that won’t overstimulate the immune system. It is so clear that it does not function properly. Last thing to mention now–anyone have an issue with headaches? The past few years, I started getting severe headaches. Usually, I’ll wake up in the morning and the pain is there. That seems to be key. Something about laying down for hours or sleeping in general is related to the headaches. During one spell, I woke up with a crushing, heavy pain in the back of the skull that lasted two weeks straight before vanishing. Often headaches come on along with pain behind both eyes. My neuro gave me nerve block injections with NO results. The headaches are happening more frequently. I have been reading up on CCSVI and strongly suspect this could be an explanation for the head pain. I wish to be tested for these vein stenoses, narrowing or blockages of the veins in the neck, etc. I have been getting conflicting info about Dr. Zamboni’s findings and treatment results. I’m going to try to find a study so I can get the imaging tests done. Otherwise, it’ll cost upwards of $500. Oh, for these killer headaches, if I take Excedrin Migraine at onset, it works most of the time, but I was warned by a neuro, I could get rebound headaches. Well, I had to do something–the pain is just too horrific! I would love any feedback, tips, referrals to more info, especially about CCSVI. Thank you to all! We have to cure this MS now!
    Rachel W

  33. I am feeling out of balance more than ever before and my numbness is also just as bad in my right hand and just starting in my left.

    Also i read in multiple places that melatonin should not be taken if you have an auto immune disease is this true or should i take it?

  34. I would also like to know from Maureen regarding her info on the supplement KALAWALLA. I have heard of using this supplement before, but not sure where to purchase it. I live in Australia. Could you please email me at vnewbold@bigpond.com if you can tell me this information. Thankyou.
    I am currently taking Vit D, vit C and vit B supplements plus Fish Oil etc. Many of my MS symptoms have improved but still having a problem with a “draggy” right leg which makes walking a challenge, so Maureen’s comments on the Kalawalla supplement interests me.
    Like others, I have found that MS drugs have an adverse effect on me, hence my interest in supplements. I am hoping to learn more about “The Essentials” which Dr Cartwright recommends.

  35. I received a book from my friend who healed herself of MS. It is called ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ by Louise Haye. Ther is also a movie by the same title. She writes that one must continually say and write down positive affirmations. Even though I have had this book for 9 years now I have resisited doing so and my MS is still here. My friend says you have to be ready to heal and it takes a lot of work but it can be done as she did. Louise Hay says MS it created by having mental hardness, hard-heartedness, inflexibility, iron will and fear. I can now see that that is who i am. This book is just another way to heal. I am passing it on to whoever wants to try. We are much more powerful than we think we are, after all we created this MS and we can also make it go away. It takes time and effort though. We did not get MS in one day so it will not leave in one day. I am now going to take this seriously and do just as Louise instructs. If anyone wants to join me by reading this book, we can communicate, my email is shruti_chaudhari@yahoo.com

    Good Luck and Be blessed 🙂

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