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New info about MS

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by August59, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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  2. lono

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    Very interesting. Thanks for posting.
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    zoe.a.m. Senior Member

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    Haven't even read it yet, but I can't say I'm surprised! I am happy that the GUT is making its way into mainstream as I think it's the new "inflammation" (if not the cause of it) in diseases.
    Thanks for posting!

    Well, let's hope this finds its way over to ME/CFS researchers and docs...
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    ixchelkali Senior Member

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    Fascinating. It's interesting how much of the immune system response starts in the gut. I wonder if what they describe (or something similar) might be happening with asthma?

    Gotta keep those gut flora flourishing!
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    anne_likes_red Senior Member

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    Thanks very much August :) . I've forwarded this link onto a friend with MS.

    (I'm not surprised about a gut connection there either.)

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    anne_likes_red Senior Member

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    My youngest child was in a probiotic (Lactobacillus rhamnosus) study to see if excema and asthma could be prevented. I took the probiotic from the third trimester of my pregnancy. So far....6 years now...so good.

    Good flora cannot be too highly rated! :) :) :)
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    zoe.a.m. Senior Member

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    Now this is something! Just like giving expectant moms Vit D, this ought to be considered on a mass scale with a nice longitudinal study. Inexpensive and possibly an excellent way to ward many of our current epidemics. We need studies so that doctors could advise taking them just as they do with prenatal vitamins.
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    Given the autoimmune characteristic of MS, this is not so surprising, at least to me. The interesting bit is if/when they identify specific mechanisms.

    No, they'd die since their digestive system would cease functioning correctly. Humans aren't a single organism, they are an ecosystem.

    The point isn't to have zero gut bacteria. But rather, only 'healthy' bacteria - those that enable you to live a healthy life.

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