MS MARATHON: Getting Your Balance Back

As you recall, I began the first blog post of 2014 by referring to MS as being a “marathoner” that slowly takes away the ability to walk – among other things; and the vast majority of your comments were about walking / balance.  That being the case, it is my opinion that certain organs of the body should be strengthened in an effort to get your balance back.  These organs are the eyes, the cerebellum (a specific part of your brain), the muscles, and the skin—-yes, the SKIN.  These organs play a big part in getting your balance back and to explain everything to you, we’ll need to do one of our popular webinars so that I can show you the published research in this area.  You’ll be amazed about what is known!  So, be on the lookout for the webinar invitation.

In the meantime, to begin the “MS 2014 marathon”, I recommend the following actions:

1. Take at least 5,000 International Units (IUs) of Vitamin D3 every day

2. Use glass containers to store your food in

3. Eliminate soft drinks that contain benzoate

4. Eliminate food that contains wheat, barley, or rye – meaning you should be gluten-free.

To The Regaining of Your Balance,

Dr. Rudy Cartwright
MS Health Coach

28 thoughts on “MS MARATHON: Getting Your Balance Back

  1. I take 10,000 D3, do not drink soda, have been GF for 5 years, but the only plastic I use is non BPA. Do I need to go completely plastic free? I still have balance problems. Could it be my eyes? I notice when Im stressed or tired my site and balance both get worse.

  2. Being a victim of MS for 26+ yrs. I am at such a loss. I’m 59 yrs. old with a spine that’s so curved to the point of when I lean over to pick something up off the floor I am unable to stand back up straight without assistance of anybody or anything strong. No doctor has ever spoke the word “Scoliosis” to me. Only an X-ray tech asked me if I knew. Surprise! And I still haven’t asked anyone either. It’s so obvious and is causing my situation ten times worse. Balance with extra pain worsening which I’m wondering if it’s safe and could do anything to help/hurt me by taking 10,000+iu’s a day of D3. I’ve been doing this for over a year. Good thing is no bones broken but no gained strength in my back either. In fact when I do fall I’m a little closer to the floor. :-)or:-( depending on how hard I fall. One more thing. I’m always in a sugar overload and hardly ever eat any veggies. Will I ever have a chance to be cured being on the wrong diet? I have been on all the treatment plans since the first one, Betaseron(shots) to Gilenyl(pill). Thank you for all you, your son and the MS University website does in helping the cause. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • I take an MS aquatic class 2x per week. Everyone has MS of some type including our instructor. It really helps, flexibility, balance and strength. My Dr. Can tell the difference and tells me not to stop. It is sponsered by the MS Foundation for all of us. Also when I started using a cane my spine was curving, my Chiropractor was able to correct it with treatments. I use two canes now and when I am out I use a rollator (its always in my car). I have a progressive form of MS and was diagosed in 2009. I am 62 now. Keep moving, keep a positive attitude. I wish you the best.

    • It is my biggest issue also. Thank you for all the wonderful information. I have just started taking Essentials this month. I was diagnosed in my “older age”. I do exercise 3 times a week and we still go and do with our kids and grandkids. Thankful to be able to “move and have my being”. Always trying new things and faithful for 6 years with BetaSeron shots.

  3. I have been diagnosed with MS since 1985, however I am still standing and now walking with 2 sticks. My balance does seem my problem any ideas how I can improve it

  4. Thank you for this valuable information. We all know milk products, meats, etc. are bad for people with MS. I did not, however, appreciate the health value of being gluten free. Working on my doctorate here and sometimes forget to take care of myself.
    Respect always, Krista

  5. I am going to through out all my plastic containers and buy glass. I pretty much am doing everything else. Just increased my B vitamins as when I get very stressed I really start feeling bad. Do you feel that will help? Thank you so much for all your valuable information.

  6. THANK YOU! For your free support. You could have given up on my ever coming around but you still keep in touch.
    Some how I have missed the last 14 webinar events and am thrilled to be on the email list right now.
    You have a heart of gold to keep us all in your database and hold out hope for our recovery whether we jumped at the opportunity immediately or are still needing to be prodded. Without hope we are all lost. You grace us with the gift of hope and a real way out if we will just reach for the help.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

  7. Please don’t stop sending me all the Emails and notices of your Webinars. I did not receive any notice for any upcoming webinar. I have a great concern about balance and walking difficulties. I need all the help I can get. 🙂

  8. Thanks– Yes, balance is truly a BIG problem for me. I’m going to check the tea mix I use to see if it contains benzoate.

    Gail S.

  9. Thankyou for ongoing information via email & your blog. Your comments on balance interest me, as I have a major problem with this, among other things. I am wondering if there is any other way to receive your information about this other than via webinar, as it is not possible for me to join your webinars, as I live in Australia. I am taking D3 & the Essentials, & try to be gluten free, dairy free & sugar free with diet.

  10. I use 400 mg. magnesium every 3.5 to 4 hours and it completely eliminates my horrible spasms. I have found TwinLab to be the best source. Start out a little slower and take to bowel tolerance. TwinLab magnesium is calcium free. Let me know how it goes.

  11. the glass containers that I’ve seen, usually have plastic covers, does that matter? Are storage bags (sandwich bags) considered plastic BPA?

    • Rose,
      Storage bags are plastic. As long as the plastic lid does not touch the food in the glass container, it’s OK.

      Dr. C.

  12. Thank you so very much for being interested in our well being. You have told us many things that for some reason other doctors refuse to. And for that I appreciate very much. Thank you for all your help. A lot of us are probably on
    SSI and can not afford very much. I for one am. I am an x-vet and get all my medical needs taken care of through the V.A. The V.A. has been a blessing.
    You are a blessing.
    I’m looking forward to your webinar on balance because I have problems with my balance and fall quite often. Luckily nothing has broken so far. I’m only 72.

  13. I have been taking your vit.D3, the essentials, morlogic, turmoric and stop taking soft driks for almost two years now, i have less fatique, vision problems, body pain, balance problems…
    my major symptoms now are brain fog and loss of weight, what could i do to get rid of that?

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