Lew---the lousy diet messes with you because you were born with messed up jugulars (and maybe azygos) And it's not only MSers, but that's the focus of this particular study. All of these foods are endothelial disrupters, and not good for ANY heart patients.
Think about it...if you had a genetic predisposition to heart attack, high blood pressure, or stroke, the doctor would tell you to watch your saturated fat intake. If you were born with a genetic predisposition to diabetes, you'd watch your glucose levels. Well, you and Jeff were born with truncular venous malformations. You didn't know it...and guess what? People born with venous malformation in their portal vein don't know it until their livers start failing. For you and Jeff, the brain and spinal cord are the warning bell.
Living in the 21st century doesn't give you MS... BUT, living in an industrialized nation will sure make your MS worse. It's also not good for asthma, diabetes, heart conditions, cancer and a bunch of other diseases.
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09