Can This Simple Blood Test Stop M.S.?
Helen was living an active lifestyle and was in the prime of her life.
Until one day she started feeling like she was hit by a truck.
She was exhausted all the time… her body ached morning, noon, and night.
By the time Helen was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (M.S.), the disease was already pretty advanced. She ended up in a wheelchair, and her eyesight was reduced to a blur.
And Helen is not alone. The symptoms of M.S. can sneak up so slowly, that by the time you’re diagnosed, a lot of damage has already been done.
But it looks like a simple blood test could have saved Helen a lot of misery.
And it may protect you or someone you love from ever developing M.S., too.
M.S. basically traps you inside your body. And if you know anyone with M.S., then you’ve witnessed the horrors firsthand.
This unpredictable disease affects more than 2.5 million people worldwide. Many of them seniors.
And we’ve always been told that there isn’t much we can do to prevent M.S. – or to stop it from progressing.
But it’s starting to look like that’s 100% wrong.
Because new research has proven that vitamin D deficiency is a major risk factor. And that means that getting a simple blood test may help you identify your M.S. risk – before it’s too late.
The study, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, compared the vitamin D levels of more than 1,000 blood samples.
Turns out that patients with vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to develop M.S.
That’s the bad news… the good news is that patients can be vitamin D deficient for nearly a decade before developing M.S.
So, if your blood is tested regularly for vitamin D deficiency, you may be able to spot and correct the problem early enough to head off the disease.
And raising your vitamin D levels is simple enough.
And, of course, you can get more vitamin D by spending time in the sun as well as consuming fish, dried fruit, egg yolks, and raw dairy.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health