May 9, 2001 M.S.
GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS from Arnold's Way!
Strike up the brass
band. Beat those Indian drums. Walk down the path of the magical
mystery tour. There are marches to be in. There's a lot
of dancin' goin' on. The wheelchairs of steel have no moving legs for
that 1-step to solace retreat.
We hear the anger of the multitudes not
being able to do the thing. We as a people cry for peace and weep for
joy. We as a people know no cure for those who suffer from multiple
sclerosis (MS). We race the streets for hope. We feel pity towards
those that sit without rising to share. We watch with sadness and see
the debilitation of a crippling disease. We see
wheelchairs multiply. The numbers rise exponentially with no end in
This newsletter is dedicated to all those who have this dreaded
disease as well as those who have anger for all those who ignore and write in
total obliviousness about the sanctity in medical treatment without sharing
the answers of dietary changes that are proven beyond doubt. This week
our focus is on MS, a disease that strikes over 350,00 Americans
with devastating results. There are no words to describe the anger that
I feel after doing my almost minimal research and realizing that the
statistics out there do no reflect the possibilities of healing that are
within reach to most of those affected just by simple changes in their daily
There are no words to describe my anger in watching a young
woman riding in a specially designed walker with her two children gingerly
walking along beside her. I want to scream, yell, do whatever it takes
to stop her from this madness of her medical treatment. This is a
crippling disease, and this methodology of treatment is not the way. I
stare in silence, for I have no degree. I'm not a doctor. I know
not what it is to understand.
There are no words to describe as I watched
two young men, both in their mid-forties, ever so slowly deteriorating over
the years handling this dreaded disease the best way the could, for they
too did not know.
MS is a disease with no known cause and no known
treatment or cure.
In Arnold's Way research we found almost just the
opposite for what were considered the standard answers to what could be the
possibilities. We read, we heard, and we saw walking testimonies by
those who had this disease and by a simple change in their dietary habits
became symptom free in a relatively short time (500 cases of less than 4
"Health and disease don't just happen to us. They are
active processes issuing from inner harmony or disharmony profoundly affected
by our state of consciousness, our ability or inability to flow with
experience." (Marilyn Fergueson)
I chose this statement as a depiction
of our collective clogginess to truth. We are a people inundated with statistical bombardment that dares exposure.
We as a people are victimized by
media control, emotional torches of fire, that demand justice, money, and
tear sweats. For naught.
If one could take the simplest approach
for research, just ask those who rid themselves of this dreaded disease. Just ask those countries where this
dreaded disease doesn't
exist. Just ask those who are suffering. What about their daily
dietary habits would we uncover? We then would know there is no need
for financial efforts to raise money for the cure. The cure comes in
choice. A collective decision that demands truth of who we are to what
we eat to what is best for the harmony of our inner peace.
So we at
Arnold's Way explore the possibilities of MS. The cause, the treatment,
the possibilities of being pain free, symptom free in as little as 4
The time is 11pm Saturday June 2. I have 5 manuals or texts
that deal with their version of what MS is and its causes. The most up
to date, most expensive, and best wrapped. What does that mean? I
recently received the Merck Manual 1999 17th edition. The book itself
is almost 3000 pages. It came wrapped with a smaller edition of the
first 1899 manual, which was 192 pages. To give more of a first
impression, the manual came with its own highly official black box that
proudly notes, "The world's most widely used medical reference," further
stating it was written by more than 300 medical experts in all fields of
So I look up MS seeing what the most advanced book
most widely used book by the medical profession would say. What I am
going to write next is mind blowing. If this disease didn't affect
350,000 Americans one could almost laugh. If it didn't affect so many
Americans for so many years we could almost push this whole episode under the
rug. If we didn't have these other well documented books for comparison
we would be in utter disbelief that such a book can be written in fine print,
fine presentation, and fine absence of a truth that shall not be heard.
Under cause, the books pretty much agree with each other. Neal Barnard
MD makes the simplest statement, "MS is a disease of the nervous system in
which episodes of weakness or sensory symptoms come and go. Early
symptoms include fatigue difficulty sleeping nervousness." Those
symptoms can describe almost every American. It is the belief of Arnold's Way
that if our diet doesn't change soon MS may soon reach epidemic
proportion. But that is another newsletter.
All the texts are
almost pretty much in agreement when the disease is diagnosed.
According to Alternative Medicine, the Bible of alternative medicine,
"Usually in a person's 20s or 30s the disease is
Once we start delving into the cause, once
again the Merck Manual stands out as the verbose, least responsive, most
dilated, least understood of all the texts. The following description
was provided regarding MS: "Central demyelination is the predominant finding
in the primary demyelinating diseases whose etiology is unknown."
the 3 pages, the Merck Manual made absolutely no mention of diet as the cause
and no mention of diet used in conjunction with any type of
According to Alternative Medicine, "People with MS typically
have nutritional deficiencies." Their research also shows that
essential fatty acids, the building block of the brain and nervous system,
are lacking in many MS patients. It also states that those countries
that consume large amounts of meats, dairy productions, processed food (which
has the least amount of essential fatty acid), have the highest MS
rate. Those countries eating high quality food high in essential
fatty acid have the lowest MS rate.
Four of the texts mention Roy
Swank, MD who completed a comprehensive 40 plus year study that showed that a
low fat, low cholesterol diet could be an effective treatment of MS.
Dr. Swank did this treatment on over 2,000 patients with great success.
Not one word was mentioned in the Merck Manual as even a
In God's Way by Dr. George H. Malkmus, Professor Roger
MacDougal is quoted as recommending, "avoiding saturated fats, meats, dairy,
refined sugar plus, for some people, wheat products." This method of
treatment has shown to be successful for thousands of people in 37
countries. For treating MS he states, "Only your own body can
Once again this information is being squashed by the
medical community, since no words are mentioned of his success with dietary
changes in the Merck Manual.
The Merck Manual states, "Spontaneous
remission and fluctuating symptoms make treatment difficult to evaluate." Treatment of choice is
corticosteroids (oral prednisone) or
methyl prednisone, but there are side
effects if used to long, which are
worse than the symptoms. "Long term coricosteroid treatment is rarely
justified and can cause numerous medical complications including
osteoporosis, ulcers, and diabetes." This is the standard treatment
given today to MS sufferers.
In God's Way, a story features, "Pastor Bob
East who had a steady decline in health due to MS until he turned to juice
therapy," from which point he began his recovery. "Within days he began
feeling relief from his stomach ulcers and shortly after other problems began
to vanish - constipation, insomnia, headache, fatigue - plus, he gained more
What does all this mean? Is there some type of conspiracy
happening that doesn't allow for those who suffer so greatly any type of
possible hope other than drug therapy?
Do we need to really race
for the cure when the only healers are raw fruits and raw
To achieve success one must be success. To achieve love
one must be in love. We are creatures of choice that become followers
of mass critique.
Break the rules, follow the sun, tear down the walls of
life dissatisfaction, and follow the dreams to an idyllic path.
at Arnold's Way challenge you, for success, for love, for a greater sense of
self. One minute, one hour, one day at a time with the right choice
for your body's undiminished quest for truth and happiness.
believe all this is possible with a minimum of 80% raw diet.
for your time.
World Medicine, Tom Monte and
Editors of East West Natural Health
Merck Manual, 17th Ed.
Medicine, Burton Goldberg
Food for Life, Neal Barnard, MD
God's Way, Dr.
George H. Malkmus
Live Food Juices, Dr. H.E. Kirshner
Living Above it,
Pastor Bob East
Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book, Dr. Roy Lauer Swank