Daisy3 wrote:Would you say the same thing for PPMS'ers?
Justintime wrote:Thanks LyndaCarol,
I will ask my doctor for that test.
I have been on a diet since Christmas, going from 15 stone to 11 and a half. My diet basically consisted of simply eating less and avoiding junk food. No biscuits, chips, confectionary, chocolate or soft drink. Whilst my diet has not focused so much on the right foods as you describe them, it has meant that I have far less sugar than ever in my history. I still have sugar in my coffee but that is it.
Your theory sounds plausible to me, so thank you, and I will follow up and let you know the results.
Justintime wrote:I will ask my doctor for that test.
lyndacarol wrote:Daisy3 wrote:Would you say the same thing for PPMS'ers?
I would, Daisy. I know that some people think the various forms of MS are actually different diseases with different causes. However, I think that people accurately diagnosed with MS (no matter the variety – RRMS, SPMS, PPMS,…) have symptoms resulting from the same excess insulin (although in different degrees and on different schedules – for instance, RRMS may experience remissions when the pancreas flickers back to normal production of insulin for a while; in SPMS, the pancreas has slipped to overproduction of insulin ALL the time; in PPMS, the pancreas is overproducing ALL the time from the very beginning).
For your husband, Daisy, I would urge that he start by asking his PCP for a "fasting blood insulin test" (as I suggested above to Justintime). Then, help him follow a diet that will not prompt production of increased insulin, which the body makes to handle any glucose in the bloodstream. Change to a diet that supplies fats, instead of glucose, as the body's energy source. (As the body becomes more and more resistant to insulin, it will produce more and more insulin, which is necessary to get the glucose inside the cell where it can be used for energy.) Fats are actually a better energy source because they can enter the cell and be used for energy without insulin at all. We have been misled by the "no fat or low fat" movement – we NEED fat. Two eggs fried in coconut oil is a GOOD thing every morning!
When the body is in this fat-burning mode (rather than the glucose-burning mode), it is called ketosis – a perfectly normal state. (This is NOT to be confused with ketoacidosis, the unhealthy situation often found with diabetes.)
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