It is always important for people with multiple sclerosis to pay attention to their vitamin D levels. Now that the days have gotten shorter and there is less exposure to sunlight, it is even more important to make sure we are getting our vitamin D.
Why? Research has shown that vitamin D can be extremely beneficial for MS. Vitamin D supplementation is routinely recommended if you have MS or are at increased risk of developing the disease. Vitamin D can be taken in conjunction with DMT, and has many benefits such as reducing the risk of MS, tempering the immune system, and possibly protecting the brain from damage.
We're excited to announce that LiveWiseMS.org was named to HealthLabs.com's Top 25 MS Blogs! According to their website, "HealthLabs.com scoured the internet to find unique and informative bloggers that are working to shed light on multiple sclerosis." We are extremely honored to be included in this list of respectable sites geared towards helping the MS community.
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The Great American Smokeout is November 16th
Why you should consider quitting
If you smoke cigarettes, there's no better time to quit than on November 16th for the Great American Smokeout. It is highly recommended for people living with MS not to smoke, or to quit smoking. According to the report Brain health: Time matters in multiple sclerosis, "cigarette smoking is associated with decreased brain volume in people with MS, as well as with higher relapse rates, increased disability progression, increased cognitive impairment and reduced survival compared with not smoking."
What are you waiting for? Take the steps to quit smoking and improve your overall health!