From: Helen Dynda (
Tue May 23 15:35:19 2000

Kari, What is the source of the information which you have provided here?

At Tue, 23 May 2000, Kari wrote: >
>My sister recently had surgery and has extensive adhesions. I am
>researching a protocol for her and after reading the comments on this
>board - thought I would share some of what I am suggesting to her.
>The need for adequate levels of MSM for good health has been well
>established and the list of benefits is growing longer as research
>continues. Numerous controlled studies conducted by the Oregon Health
>Sciences University and the Ohio State University College of Medicine
>have linked MSM to the possible prevention and treatment of a broad
>range of health conditions. Because MSM has an anti-inflammatory
>effects on the mucous membranes it may be helpful for both food
>allergies (by helping to heal the gut) and for inhalant allergies. MSM
>has also be found to be helpful for acne, arthritis, hyperacidity,
>muscle pain and cramps, weak hair and nails, skin aging and damage,
>parasite infestations, and lung dysfunction.
>MSM is an important ingredient in several of the critical amino acid
>chains that are the flexible bond between proteins. Commonly know as a
>bioavailable organic sulphur compound, MSM is a nutrient that is
>essential for maintaining the strength and flexibility of proteins
>throughout the body. MSM helps maintain the integrity of connective
>tissue and prevents the cross-linking of proteins that can cause
>hardening of the skin and connective tissue.
>We are only as healthy as our cells. Our bodies continuously work every
>second to replace old, damaged cells with new, healthy ones. Cells
>built with healthy amounts of MSM are more pliable and permeable,
>allowing the normal flow of fluids to move through tissue more freely.
>Without adequate levels of MSM, this cellular building process suffers,
>risking the formation of weak cells that are rigid and possibly deformed
>which could lead to a greater risk for developing many chronic health
>I'm a firm believer in cleaning the body and feeding the body in order
>to maintain health.
>Other things that I would see as beneficial for adhesions are
>1. Enzymes - They are the catalysts for every biological function and
>are essential in the digestive process.
>2. Probiotics - Anyone who has had surgery, has had an abundance of
>antibiotics and antibiotics do exactly what they were designed to do...
>they kill bacteria. This seriously alters the balance of friendly flora
>bacteria in your system and reduces immunity. The friendly bacteria in
>your digestive tract work hard in competing for residency against the
>bad bacteria and candida. This can serious alter digestion, bowel
>transit time and general health.
>3. Tocotrienols - the highest form of natural vitamin E. The benefits
>for reducing scarring are well documented.
>4. Vitamins/Minerals - these are the cofactors for making sure your
>system is functioning properly.
>5. Water - can't say enough about how much we need it.

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