http://www.medicaldaily.com/parkinsons- ... ent-259364
quote: At the peak of disease, when the mice were most severe paralyzed, in just a number of days, you could almost not tell them from regular mice.
I found this article on the possible use of a Parkinson drug for MS on TIMS on the subject called Drug pipeline.
The article sounds quite hopeful where I do not exclude the possibility that something like this could indeed work for us.
Notwithstanding, the leaky gut will have to be addressed at the same time as otherwise they are pumping the ship without fixing the hole. If they would however help us fix the leaky gut, you may be able waning of yourself of the medication after sometime when the autoimmunity has been put to rest. And in reply to the question asked before, yes I think that it is possible to restore a healthy gut by good diet but it takes time, half a year to a year.
On the issue of a healthy gut, you may wish to have a look at these video's.
I know they do not quite substitute for the excellent presentation that Dr. Campbell gave at the Gluten Summit (unfortunately not available anymore under open access), but it shows the gist of the thinking...http://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic ... -gaps.aspxhttp://healthyprotocols.com/2_DOCTOR%20Natasha.htm
Dr. Campbell is right about the Sauerkraut, the antibiotic effects of fermented foods etc.
But I think there is a further dimension to it and that is the mineral content of our foods. This links in with the diet proposed by Terry Wahls, to eat lots of coloured vegetables and fruits. In a Dutch textbook, I found this table comparing the same foods in 1940 and 1990. It is actually quite alarming: Food Decrease
Carrot Mg 75%, Ca 48%
Broccoli (cooked) Fe 46%, Cu 75%
Union Ca 75%
Spinach (cooked) Fe 60%, Cu 96%
Kohlrabi Fe 71%
Less minerals, perhaps less vitamins, less fytonutrients.
This is comparing 1940 with 1990. Not to think about 2013. It won't have gotten any better...
McCance RA & Widdowson EM (1940) The Chemical Composition of Foods, Medical Research Council Special Report Series No. 235. His Majesty’s Stationery Office: London.
Kirk RS & Sawyer R, ed. (1991) Pearson’s Composition and Analysis of Foods, 9th edn. Longman Scientific and Technical: Harlow, UK.http://www.webmd.com/diet/phytonutrients-faqhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_compo ... cite_ref-7
An other interesting issue is related to our high grain consumption. We know about the gluten problem, this was addressed before, but there may be an additional problem namely that our high grain consumption leads to extra mineral deficiencies. Phytates bind minerals which then are not absorbed any more by the gut.
So you need a healthy gut lining (to make sure nothing gets in that does not belong there) with a good balanced bacterial content (to make sure vitamins are produced and micronutritients are absorbed). And your diet needs vegetables and fruits of high quality. It was said that the absorption of minerals from food is 1000 times more efficient than from supplementation.
But quality in our western food chain is average/low and added to that there is much refined carb in our diet which aggravates mineral absorption. And when taken all together, this may help explain the surge of (autoimmune) diseases in our western society where mitochondrial energy failure is probably an important component.
Last week, it was in the news that 5 million people in the Netherlands have some form of chronic disease; about one third of the total population. I am sure a majority of these people will have some form of autoimmune disease. Probably, it is not very different in the US or Canada or any other European country. In any event, if there is only a grain of truth in the above postings, I think there is quite some work to do.