Multiple Sclerosis Doctor

Multiple Sclerosis

Living with a chronic condition that affects your nervous system and progresses with time, such as the case with immune-mediated diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), will test anyone's resolve. It’s essential to be vigilant and find sustainable treatment that goes beyond traditional medicine.

Although there is no cure, functional medicine can benefit those living with MS by addressing common disorders resulting in relapse-like symptoms. Below are four conditions that functional medicine can address to keep patients feeling their healthiest.

  • Gluten Intolerance is linked to immune-mediated diseases such as MS (Hernández-Lahoz & Rodrigo (2013) and can result in inflammatory processes that may heighten MS symptoms. Additionally, it can lead to a leaky gut. Functional medicine manages gluten intolerances by assessing diet and identifying what to eliminate to improve symptoms, including sluggishness and gastrointestinal issues.
  • Leaky Gut has a negative impact on the body, including aches, pains, poor absorption of nutrients, and the introduction of toxins into the bloodstream. A functional medicine physician will address leaky gut by restoring balance through nutrition and lifestyle modifications.
  • Heavy Metals can result in MS-like symptoms, such as tingling hands and feet, muscle weakness, and difficulty walking. Although heavy metals do not cause MS, ridding heavy metals from the body has been shown to improve MS symptoms, according to Fulgenzi et al. (2012). Through functional medicine, testing can be done to identify and treat heavy metal exposure.
  • Infections have been observed in people with MS at slightly higher rates than those without MS (Persson et al., 2020). As a result, a functional medicine physician will prime the immune system to fight off bacteria and viruses by ensuring adequate supplementation to reduce inflammation and improve the body’s natural detoxification processes.

Our practice specializes in addressing underlying conditions associated with MS-like symptoms through functional medicine. Dr. Fors has successfully treated MS patients experiencing brain fog, fatigue, lack of energy, insomnia, and other symptoms by creating a personalized framework to complement traditional MS treatments. Call the Brain and Pain Healing Center to learn more at 763-862-7100.

Author Dr. Greg Fors

About Dr. Greg Fors

Dr. Greg Fors, D.C. is a Board-certified Neurologist (IBCN), certified in Applied Herbal Sciences (NWHSU) and acupuncture. As the director of the virtual Pain and Brain Healing Center, he specializes in a functional medicine approach to fibromyalgia, fatigue, brain fog, digestive disorders, depression and anxiety. He is a sought after international lecturer for various post-graduate departments and state associations. Dr. Fors is the author of the highly acclaimed book, “Why We Hurt” available through booksellers everywhere.