While I admire Ashton Embry's work on diet/MS I have a strong disagreement with his answer to me concerning genetic hemochromatosis and MS: I believe the majority of us have subclinical hemochromatosis...
Most people with MS do not carry the hemochromatoisis gene and most definitely do not have hemochromatosis. A Pubmed search will conform this. There may be a a higher % of persons with MS with hemochromatosis then in the general population but this is not a big deal.
They have done many genetic studies in MS and have found that many genes are involved and none is dominant, that is, all contribute a small amount. The one consistent one is an autoimmune gene which is part of the HLA DR2 family. They have shown that MS, like most autoimmune disease is HLA restricted.
There is no doubt that northern Europeans are more genetically susceptible than other people. Regardless, environmental factors decide the issue as shown by many epidemiological studies. The occurrence of CCSVI as part of MS is an important one and how this fits in regarding environment and genes is not known. The bottom line is adequate vitamin D will prevent MS in most cases and I would
bet relief of CCSVI plus a good diet will halt MS if treated soon after diagnosis.
I am sorry to hear you have PPMS and to me diet and relief of CCSVI hold the best options. I refer you to the Terry Wahls video on our site (Information/Presentations). She has stopped SPMS with major nutriitonal changes.
All the best,
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