Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Natural Remedies

Muscular Dystrophy is a muscular disease in which the muscle fibers are weakened, especially of the voluntary muscles. It is a progressive disease where connective tissue and fat will replace the muscles. Symptoms include weak muscles of the limbs as well as difficulty swallowing, and possible eyelid drooping.

Causes are unknown and may affect the heart as it is a muscle. Medical treatment is limited to symptoms such as pain, etc. it is considered incurable. Steroid treatment often times cause osteoporosis.

Natural viewpoint: Muscular Dystrophy needs to be caught at an early stage for effective natural treatment. Stabilization may be possible at later stages. Some people may also experience better results. Be prepared to use natural treatment for several months.

It is critical to stay away from tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea and soda pop at the very minimum. Use the following supplements for extra nutrition:

Magnesium Citrate 400 mg (Use up the point of diarrhea to strengthen the muscles.)

Co-Q10– has been shown to reduce muscular degeneration as well as protect the heart and gums.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

These nutritional tips may help reduce symptoms:

  • Try to eliminate potential food allergens, including dairy, wheat (gluten), corn, soy, preservatives, and food additives. Your health care provider may want to test for food sensitivities.
  • Eat antioxidant foods, including fruits (such as blueberries, cherries, and tomatoes) and vegetables (such as kale, spinach, and bell pepper).
  • Avoid refined foods, such as white breads, pastas, and sugar.
  • Eat fewer red meats and more lean meats, cold water fish, or beans for protein.
  • Use healthy oils in foods, such as olive oil or coconut oil.
  • Reduce or eliminate trans fatty acids, found in such commercially baked goods as cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods, and margarine.
  • Avoid coffee and other stimulants, alcohol, and tobacco.
  • Drink 6 – 8 glasses of filtered water daily.
  • Exercise lightly, if possible, 5 days a week.

You may address nutritional deficiencies with the following supplements:

  • Intramax, liquid multivitamin is an all-in-one liquid dietary supplement. This great-tasting natural formula contains over 415 essential ingredients derived from whole food sources such as fruits, vegetables, and herbs. 415+ Ingredients:71 Organically-bound Trace Minerals(full spectrum; plant-derived),100% Carbon-bond Organic®Essential Fatty Acids, Organic Electrolytes, Super Green Foods, Digestive Enzymes, Seeds and Sprouts, Vitamin Sources, Macro Minerals, Protein Minerals, Essential Sugars, Bioflavonoids, Antioxidants, Essential Oils, Amino Acids, Carotenoids, Vegetables, Fulvic Acid ,Aloe Vera, Probiotics, Fibers, Fruits, Herbs, Silver, & Noni with a (Peach Mango Flavor).
  • Calcium and vitamin D (nice bones), 1 – 2 tablets daily, for support of muscle and skeletal weakness.
  • Co-Q10, 200 mg at bedtime, for antioxidant, immune, and muscular support.
  • Acetyl-L-carnitine, 500 mg daily, for antioxidant and muscle protective activity.
  • Amino Complete, all the amino acids necessary for muscle protection.
  • Acidophilus, 5 – 10 billion CFUs (colony forming units) a day, for maintenance of gastrointestinal and immune health.
  • Gland and Heart Support, 1 tsp 2 -3 times daily for the heart and glands a day.
  • Every Day Liquid Sunshine, Stimulate the immune system with uptake of nutrients..
  • E-400 Vitamin E, Stimulate the immune system to uptake nutrients. 1 – capsule daily.
  • Good C , Support general tissue and infection health 4 – capsules 3 times daily.
  • Kidney/Bladder Support, – 15-30 drops 3 times daily.
  • Creatine, 5 – 7 grams daily, when needed for muscle weakness and wasting. Certain kidney drugs may interact with creatine. Speak to your doctor to make sure your kidneys are healthy enough to handle that amount of creatine. Your doctor may want to periodically monitor kidney function.

Herbs

Herbs are one way to strengthen and tone the body’s systems. You may use herbs as glycerites (glycerine extracts, alcohol free) or tinctures (alcohol extracts) for best results.

  • Green tea – standardized extract, 6-12 drops 3x per day, for antioxidant and immune effects.
  • Rhodiola – standardized extract, 6-12 drops 3 x per day, for antioxidant, antistress, and immune activity.
  • Mushroom x4 – combination of red reishi, shitake, maitake mushrooms, & Chaga with apple cider vinegar, for general muscular health. #1 herb to use with other herbs.
  • Cramp bark – for muscle cramps (very effective).
  • Nerves Formula-herbal combination to help relax nerves.
  • Super green foods-combination of herbs that give you the nutritional value of eating 6-8 servings of fruits and veggies.
  • Joint Care-Helps remove pain and stiffness.
  • MSM Powder– 1 tbs 3 times daily to help joints and muscle pain and stiffness.
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