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The Incredible Sory of Monique Van Der Voorst - Nerve Regeneration And Recovery!
This is amazing..
Formerly paralyzed Monique
has regained use of both legs, went from parapeligia to NORMAL CYCLING!
"DISQUALIFIED" FROM DISABLED RACES BECAUSE NOW SUDDENLY SHE CAN WALK AND RIDE NORMALLY..
My thinking is that it must have been the second bout of inflammation which kicked her body back into repair mode
.. which allowed her nerves to regenerate.
But how, exactly, what
happened.. They don't know..yet.
Regeneration is beginning to be understood better than it was in the recent past..
is a big part of the future..
There are a lot of things happening in regenerative medicine.. many of them are very cutting edge and difficult.. You can't do them yourself.. One is not, though..
The purine nucleotide inosine
- which is cheap, and is involved with nerve regeneration.
Its available, people can supplement with it, its actually very cheap in bulk.. but it needs to be fed in a fairly steady rate, several times a day.
Drug companies can't patent it, so they are focusing on ways to make it patentable in a certain form.. like time release methods..
is a food, not a drug. It costs around $12/100 gr. in bulk. (which is a lot... several months supply)
The science is pretty promising.. Its in clinical trials for nerve damage.
It seems to help regenerate nerves. Its also neuroprotective. The combination of inosine + EXERCISE may be a powerful one..
If you have some kind of nerve damage, don't give up, keep trying to push yourself, keep your neurons wanting to grow. Keep your brain working.
Last edited by christ0ph; 11-26-11 at 09:43 AM.