yeah, that list is from my endothelial health paper I put up on the CCSVI in MS page on Facebook. And it does have lots of medicalese- but that's just because I've been hanging out on this site and learning from people like Jimmy and Marie
You betcha lifestyle is connected. Look at the work of Terry Wahls, Ashton Embry, Dr. Roy Swank...there is much to be done keeping the veins healthy and blood flowing. BUT...as I saw in my hubby, you cannot completely open two congenitally closed jugular veins with lifestyle. He was on that endothelial program, eating well, exercising, and still couldn't stay awake. Upon getting the MRV of his jugular veins, we learned why. His stent procedure allowed the deoxygenated blood out of his brain. This treatment, combined with his continued lifestyle of the endo health program, will hopefully keep him relapse and progression free.
My guess is that Jimmy's veins are only slightly closed, and her lifestyle is keeping her healthy. She may be one of the lucky ones (the docs call "benign") because she is able to stay healthy with supplements, exercise and diet. I hope, for her- that this always remains true!! If anyone deserves it, she does.