Mediterranean Diet..MS..CCSVI

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Mediterranean Diet..MS..CCSVI

Postby orion98665 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:10 pm

Hi folks, I just watched the CBS evening news about the Mediterranean diet reducing cardiovascular disease by 30%.
So decided to Google Mediterranean Diet and MS.. What is interesting is the strong correlation between MS and
vascular disease. This article was published in the Archives of Neurology.

Has anybody tried the Mediterranean Diet..??

http://www.overcomingmultiplesclerosis. ... the+brain/

US researchers publishing in the Archives of Neurology have shown, in a large study of 966 people, that the more closely people followed a Mediterranean diet, the less MRI evidence they showed of damage to small vessels in the brain.

White matter hyperintensities (WMHs) are lesions seen in the brain that indicate small vessel disease, and commonly accompany ageing, dementia, vascular disease and stroke. ... Study.aspx

A new study suggests that people who follow a Mediterranean-style diet have less small blood vessel damage in the brain. The study appeared in the February issue of the Archives of Neurology.

Sound familiar..?

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Re: Mediterranean Diet..MS..CCSVI

Postby cheerleader » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:09 pm

Hi Bob--
absolutely sounds familiar :) Yes, healthy fats, like omega 3 oils, help heal the lining of our blood vessels, called the endothelium. Endothelial dysfunction is implicated in small vessel disease of the brain. Phytonutrients and antioxidants found in colorful plants and fruits help the endothelium as well.

The Mediterranean diet means eating mostly fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, and much less meat, eggs, cheese and sweets than we are used to on the western diet. It means staying away from processed, man-made foods and transfats. Jeff's been doing this for six years, on the Swank Diet. Still no flares or progression. Many doctors speak of the benefit of this diet, including those with MS who have treated their disease this way-- Dr. Terry Wahls and Dr. George Jelinek. No matter what you call this new lifestyle, or which of the doctors advice you follow, a diet based in whole, organic and colorful foods and healthy fats is the way to go. For everyone!
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