After reading this all, I keep coming back to the fact that there is no proof that diet is part of the problem in MS.
It is definitely part of the healing and for some with certain examples of episodic MS or RRMS there is help to slow relapse numbers that equal or better than DMD's. Most certainly it is a better health option in all cases.
The involvement of vascular re-flux is the effect that 'could' breach the BBB and cause lesions in specific areas of the brain due to the hydraulic effect of vein stress.
The comments by Dr Tucker on Dr. S's thread and the inflammation caused by hydraulic pressure are the keys to this puzzle of BBB breach IMO.
The breach within the brain and no other breach or problem elsewhere in a persons system has me suspicious.
If there were problems purely in the chemical make up of the veins there are other diseases that occur, it is when there is a physical breach within the brain, that is ongoing or regular that is when we are seeing the 'MS type grouping of symptoms'.
The reason for finding the lesions on vein walls could be the key point to this. The ongoing physical assault from re-flux is the most likely cause, after weakening through ill health.
The improvement of the resistance of the walls by controlling diet delays the disease and will likely occur as another form of disease such as leg vein problems due to valve and vein wall issues. Check Ginger McQueen's story.
The testing of other diseases as has been proposed is likely to be the way to assess the theory of hydraulics and the spine alignment and other traumas and stress and geographic location and hereditary and genetics.
Below is some extracts from http://www.leakygut.co.uk/Candidiasis.htm
The purpose of putting this on was to show how a physical crossing of the vein wall into the blood stream gives symptoms like 'MS symptoms'. With a few changes there would be an identical list.
The main difference is where the blood products and content are crossing the vein wall, if this was crossing the vein wall [b]again[b] this time [b]into[b] the the brain through the same process, a physical assault on the vein wall, then the area 'infected' would be cross the BBB and into white or grey matter of the brain.
It seems to be the same contents just different location of the body and from the reverse action as Candidiasis, (just with out the Candidiasis fungi doing the crossing). Vein malformations and valve issues doing the re-flux action which weakens physically the vein wall, repeatedly over years.
"Candidiasis is a fungal infection produced by a species of Candida Fungi, particularly Candida Albicans. Candida fungi normally reside harmlessly in various parts of the body.
If the healthy bacteria in the digestive tract becomes seriously depleted the candida proliferate and can produce root like structures which damage the villi along the intestinal tract leading to a 'leaky gut'.
In a normal healthy person the immune system and the beneficial bacteria prevent the overgrowth of candida. One of the purposes of Candida Albicans in our digestive tract is to recognise and alleviate harmful bacteria. A healthy person can have millions of Candida Albicans.
In it's normal yeast state candida is harmless but as a fungus it becomes invasive producing root like structures called rhizoids that can push through the mucous membranes or intestinal walls damaging the villi (finger like projections along the intestinal tract) and allowing undigested food particles, toxins and bacteria to move through the lining and enter the bloodstream resulting in leaky gut syndrome. Your antibodies attack the particles and wait for them to appear again ready for another attack when you eat the same foods. Then you end up with food intolerances and allergies as well as sensitivities to the environment. . Candidiasis and Leaky Gut Syndrome often go hand in hand and left untreated can lead to advanced stages of disease.
Chronic fatigue, depression, yeast infections, abdominal bloating, constipation or diarrhoea, brain fog, poor memory, confusion, mood swings, chronic joint or muscle pain or weakness, allergies, hair loss, athlete's foot, recurring ear or sinus infections, nail ridges, nail fungus, flatulence, nasal congestion, indigestion/ heartburn, eczema, dark circles under eyes, bad breath, itchy scalp, constant coated tongue, skin fungus infections, genital itching, worse symptoms in damp, moldy or muggy places, sensitivities to environment, low blood sugar, carbohydrate, sugar or vinegar cravings, impotence, prostatitis, night sweats, persistent cough, hyperactivity, hyperthyroidism."