Not Just One Thing


I felt compelled to post this subject because i want every MS recoverer to think in terms of a “system approach” to MS that’s unique and not just one thing when it comes to getting your life back.  The road to recovery requires a combination of The Essentials, diet, other dietary supplements, medications if tolerated, exercise, relaxation techniques, encouragement, knowledge, and understanding.  An illustration of what the “system approach” can do is shown in the following excerpts from an email that one of my students sent to me on February 19, 2009 which I’ve been given permission to share with you.

Dear Dr. Cartwright,


In only a little over six months!

My MS Neurologist said, 


     I am NOT on any Disease Modifying Drugs. I stopped in June of 2009.  It made me violently sick for four years.   I had chills and fevers constantly.  I had the worst flu-like systoms.  So, I quit.  I just couldn’t take it any more.   I am only taking your Essentials and other nutrients and vitamins you suggested would be good to take as well as changing my diet per your wonderful coaching.

Your classes are great.

     I can’t thank you enough for helping me. The proof is speaking for itself, take a look. You told me, it was possible to turn my life around and get better and I can actually see it happening.

     You told me I should easily be able to turn my health completely around and be able to see results in seven years…..but wait…it’s only been six months.

     I saw my MS Neurologist Wednesday, 17 February 2011. I see him every six months and the last time I saw him was August of 2010. He was astounded, as was I.   As he started running hands-on tests, he kept saying, I think you are improving. As he ran more and more hands-on test and finally finished, he said, “I have to correct my statement, YOU HAVE IMPROVED IMMENSELY.”

     My neurologist said, “This is amazing.” “Look at my findings, printed here on the computer six months ago and now look at today’s results.” He said, “I have to remove this from the computer because you have no problem with quite a few key areas anymore.”

 My Background

     Let me give you a little background about myself. I was working in a really stressful job, for the Federal Government, when I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis 6 years ago. I was put on permanent disability within 28 days of applying; this was over the Christmas holiday which included mailing time both ways. 

     As near as I can recall, I started having MS symptoms, loss of sight and loss of use of the legs since I was 15. I would only loose the sight and use of my legs for a few hours every time I went snow skiing. I was told it was snow blindness and altitude sickness.

     Fourteen years ago, March 1997, I lost the sight in my left eye. As treatment, I was given high doses of a steroid, 1,000 mg a day, intravenously for three days. I was weaned off via pills over the next two weeks. After a month, my sight returned.

      After being diagnosed in February or March of 2005 I was put on medication.   But my health did not improve until I started listening to Dr. Cartwright, following his coaching, changing my diet to GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE, AND MSG FREE, as well as taking his ESSENTIALS, nutrients, and vitamins he coached me to take.

     You told me, Dr. Cartwright, that “I neither can change the past as to the toxic air I was breathing nor what I ate but I can change my future.

     Thanks to your help,


Thank you a million times over.

God Bless,

My point is this.  Think “system” and not just one thing.  The results here were quicker than I expected.  But everybody is different.  That’s the jelly of it.

To Your Better Health,

Dr. Rudy Cartwright

PS: Let your voice be heard.  Post your comment below.

53 thoughts on “Not Just One Thing

  1. Hi Everyone,
    It is great to read everyones posts & the improvements that your all noticing since changes in diet/supplements etc.
    please send me info on the diet that Dr C is recommending all the different vitamins/minerals/supplements that he recommends.

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