What do You have in common with others diagnosed with MS?  Could that have caused Your disease?
What traits do you have in common with other MSers? I am sure you are aware that those diagnosed with MS have vitamin D deficiency, most probably have the EBV virus, many of you are gluten intolerant, had a leaky gut, mercury fillings,… but just because most people diagnosed with MS have these issues, doesn’t mean that they caused your MS or that treating them will solve the disease.

But it’s natural to look for the common factors and believe that addressing them will make your symptoms go away. It’s logical. It’s how our minds work. But what isn’t logical is how do any or all of these issues explain MS.

For example:

  • How can having the EBV virus cause so much variation in symptoms? And why is it that some people have progressive forms and others remitting forms? How can a virus do that?
  • Why do more women than men have MS? If we blame the hormones, then why was the ratio of men to women in the early 1900’s split right in the middle?
  • Why do men tend to have more progressive forms and women more remitting form?? Are our microbiomes that different? How can hormones do that?
  • How can these common culprits explain why many symptoms vary day by day, moment by moment, and season by season?
  • And why do symptoms, especially walking, get worse when people are watching you?

What if I told you that there is something in common that can explain all these unanswered questions?

Ok, ready?

The Common Factor in MS No One is Talking About

The common factor that can answer all these mysteries concerning MS is…your common personality. Your personality effects the type, progression, why more women have it than men, and why it’s worse at different times.

Before you think, "Oh, great! I can’t change my personality!!!"  This common personality is not genetic. You weren’t born with these common traits. It was learned. These are similar beliefs, behaviors, and coping strategies you needed to get through childhood. And when you are even somewhat stressed today, these common traits rear their head and your body responds.  

Ready to learn what those common personality traits are or do you want to learn more about the science behind it first?

The Science Behind this Common MS Trait

How can personality be so physically detrimental? The science that heps us understand this is psychoneuroimmunology. Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) is the study of the relationship between the psych/nervous system/immune system.  It’s a perfect science to study MS, don’t you think?

The second helper are people diagnosed with multiple personality disorder. In multiple personality disorder, or disassociative identity disorder, there is a dramatic shift in personality within the same body. Correct? But, what happens physically when the personalty shifts? PNI researchers are fascinated by these subjects because you get to see what a change in psyche does to the nervous system and the immune system.  And what do you think they found?

One personality has diabetes while the others don’t. Also, heart disease, allergies, asthma. What does that mean for MS?  

If you change these traits of your personality –beliefs, behaviors, and coping strategies that got you through childhood but ARE NOT YOU, you can change your disease.

Yep.  Got your attention didn’t I?

Ok, now this relationship of specific personality traits linked to specific disease is not new. I’ve just discovered what common traits are specific to MS. This relationship of personality to disease has been researched for other disease for many decades. There is the case of the cancer personality, or C-personality, and the case of heart disease personalty, or A-type personality.

Now, I didn’t know any of this when I started working with MS a decade ago. I thought I was just going to use hypnosis, NLP and other mind-based techniques to help manage physical symptoms. But, after only a few months of working with MS these specific traits kept showing up and I knew that it couldn’t be a coincidence.  Especially when it was obvious the amount of additional stress and pressure these traits create in life. 

And I sure didn’t know then, that if we focused on healing, not the body, but the beliefs, behaviors and childhood stressors, the physical symptoms of MS would reduce, and often disappear.

Are you curious, now, about what these common traits in MS are? Take the MS Personality Quiz below.

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