Multiple Sclerosis and MS Hope

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The first time is was confronted with the devastating results of someone having MS was after I met my wife. Her mother was diagnosed years earlier and was in bed or in a wheel chair all the time.

She past away a few years later of the complications that are a result of this terrible condition fromm which science still got no idea what causes it.

The second time was years later when an aunt of mine lost her life because of this disease. I remember both of them taking a large amount of medication and shots to slow down the complications of Multiple Sclerosis.

A few days ago I watched a documentary called “living proof” from Matt Embry on Amazon prime. Matt Embry was diagnosed with MS in 1995 when he was just 19 years old. He was in a good shape and what can be called an athlete. That is 20 years ago and he is still alive and doing great.

If you like to watch the trailer you can do that here: at some points it is very emotional.

Matt and his father, Ashton Embry, A doctor, decided to dive into all the information about MS and see if they could come up with a therapy to help Matt. In the documentary, you can follow Matt’s trip to several doctors and institutes and what they found out.

2 major discoveries

During their journey they did basically two major discoveries that other people tried and which helped them in surviving MS

  • Chronic Cerebral spinal venous insufficiency
  • Diet
  • Exercise

CCSVI is short for Chronic Cerebral spinal venous insufficiency. This is a problem in the blood flow caused by a blockage in the internal jugular veins. They are located in your neck and are responsible for the blood flow between the brain and the rest of the body.

Testing for CCSVI should be done in a place with a proven track record and being able to do a scan of the jugular veins.

They found also that a drastic change in diet can have a huge impact on the complications.

There advise to stop using the following foods:

  • All dairy product
  • All food with gluten
  • Legumes
  • Food with high sugar content

Foods to use moderation:

  • Saturated fat
  • Polyunsaturated fat
  • Grains
  • Alcohol

Foods to increase:

  • Fish
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Coffee and green tea
  • Supplements

Exercise should obvious be a part of all our lives and not just for people who suffer from MS or any other disease. Matt runs and exercises every day to keep up and stay in a good shape.

If you watch this documentary you see that most of the drugs that are prescribed do not work in the long run according to the MS Hope website.

He also shows that. according to his research, the Canadian MS society only spends 16% of their revenue on research.

I am no expert and have no medical background but it is my opinion that finding the cause of a disease should be more important than finding mediation to cover up the complications.

It seems that Matt and his father have been doing a good job at researching and trying to find out more about the Multiple Sclerosis causes.

Like always I recommend to watch a show like this but keep following the recommendations of your physicians.

If you like to see more about this Journey to find a lifestyle to prevent multiple sclerosis you can go to: and find out how to watch the documentary.

The Father of Matt has his own website where you can find a ton of background information about CCSVI and the recommended diet he developed.


I am a strong believer that a lot of the modern diseases, including MS, can be cured, prevented or slowed down by eating right and moving right.

In the documentary you can see how Matt basically stopped or slowed down the development of the effects of being diagnosed with MS.

Although there probably is no cure or a one treatment fits all it is worth watching this journey of Matt and his fathers research to find a cure or a way of life to prevent and improve living with MS



2 thoughts on “Multiple Sclerosis and MS Hope”

  1. Good article. I’ve read that vitamin D deficiency is a reliable predictive marker for MS and may increase the risk by over 40 percent. I believe nature provides nearly everything we need to be healthy and cure diseases.

    1. Carolyn,
      I agree with you that nature provides us with about all we need. Just by spending time outdoors we absorb a lot of Vitamin-D for free through sunlight.
      Thank you for your reaction.

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