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Old 11-25-11, 10:37 PM   #1
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The Incredible Sory of Monique Van Der Voorst - Nerve Regeneration And Recovery!

This is amazing..

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today...00/9647585.stm

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..

http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/130/4/915.long

Regenerative medicine 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..

Inosine 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.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/en...e+regeneration

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.

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Old 11-30-11, 06:15 PM   #2
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paralyzed, no more!

yes, amazing!

http://msn.foxsports.com/cycling/sto...ccident-113011
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Old 12-01-11, 08:08 AM   #3
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If you go to her website she has literally TONS of almost brand new handcycles, etc, that she is selling because SHE NO LONGER NEEDS THEM.

She was a world class marathon athlete and now she is transitioning to regular sports.

Now she is competing with a regular bicycle! I saw an interview with her on BBC and (must see!) she just has this DRIVE to go on, because she got into a second, very bad accident and somehow that made her body attempt to start to heal and IT DIDN'T JUST HEAL THE SECOND ACCIDENTS INJURIES IT ALSO BEGAN THE CRUCIAL STEPS AND HEALED THE FIRST's!)..


As someone who reads a great deal about issues like neural regeneration, the story makes sense to me.

Doctors should be looking at the sequence of events very carefully. I hope that they are.
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Old 12-09-11, 02:29 PM   #4
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she got into a second, very bad accident
Apparently, she got hit by a bicycle. This prove one thing: bicycles are good for you.
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