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Bad Gut Bacteria and Multiple Sclerosis

Discussion in 'Multiple Sclerosis' started by u&iraok, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. u&iraok

    u&iraok Senior Member

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    http://news.discovery.com/human/gut-bacteria-obesity-111026.html
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    Enid Senior Member

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    Thanks for this interesting find u&iraok - so much confirming GI origins of these overlapping diseases. A real mine of information from PR members for sure.
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    u&iraok Senior Member

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    Isn't is so interesting all the connections they're finding between gut bacteria and different functions? Part of the immune system exists in the intestines gut bacteria is involved in upregulating gluthathione and regulating immune response and Dr. Michael Gerson calls the intestines the Second Brain and has written a book by that same name.

    Anxiety, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers and Parkinson's disease manifest symptoms at the brain and the gut level.

    Jackie D. Wood, professor of physiology, cell biology and internal medicine at Ohio State, says: "What brains do is control behavior," Dr. Wood said. "The brain in your gut has stored within its neural networks a variety of behavioral programs, like a library. The digestive state determines which program your gut calls up from its library and runs."

    The connection between the gut and with stress hormones could be a factor with ME/CFS.

    Something Rich posted here in the thread entitled, 'The Difference between ME and MS' where he said that he believes that there are problems with myelin in ME/CFS prompted me to post this article.
  4. xchocoholic

    xchocoholic Senior Member

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    Great article .. Thanks.

    It's beginning to look like our gut bacteria play a role in chronic illnesses but I'm not
    sure how much. We still have organs like our hearts, livers, adrenals, kidneys, etc that can be damaged by toxins and won't perform as needed.

    And we're still going to have nutritional deficiencies if our diets aren't providing these nutrients or if we're missng co-factors for breaking these down.

    And then there's age related loss of enzymes, hormones, etc.

    And anything else I've forgotten. Lol ..

    My doctor told me that it's not one single thing causes my illness, but the combination.
    I'm assuming she has patients who JUST have fatigue or dybiosis or petite mals or or
    and because they respond to their targetted treatment, she can knows this.

    fwiw .. I had lesions on my brain that went away after going on the gfcfsf and
    toxin free diet. I'm currently on the paleo / low carb / low glycemic / low oxalate diet. What a diet, eh ? Lol

    Dr. Terry Wahls has great ifo on her recovery from ms ..

    Tc .. X

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