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. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/93/2/267.full.pdf
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!
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
dual stents placed 5/09
CCSVI in MS