my family lived for generations in the shadow of the heavy metal industry.
I attribute the stenoses in my internal jugular veins to that.
I know I have at least partially inherited this insufficienty from my father.
the blockage caused by the stenoses will break the blood brain barrier.
the brain is then 'open' for virus, bacteria, T cells etc.
it prepares the condition to develop MS later on.
the problem of leaking long-chain molecules (heavy fats, complex carbohydrates) that are correctly targeted by immune cells in the gut wall into the blood stream is an age related issue; it has a genetic component; and clearly the flora of the intestine determines how leaky it is and this flora is influenced by your diet.
in any event, if these long molecules/immune complexes leak into the bloodstream, you have a problem:
- with a solid BBB, you may get diabetes or arthritis
- but if your BBB is broken, you may get MS.
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