amelia wrote:Gary is affected by a skin condition mostly around the back of his ears and in his beard and mustache. It is like the skin sheds in flakes and builds up. It is a lot like psorisas, but not quite. It flares up in the winter and when his MS seems more active. I was just wondering if anyone else has had this.
NHE wrote:Hi Amelia,
You may be interested in reading a book by Dr. Nicholas Perricone called The Perricone Prescription. Dr. Perricone is a dermatologist and his book discusses how dietary factors, such as reduced saturated fat intake, elimination of trans fats, addition of omega-3 fatty acids, and certain supplements, can influence inflammation. Being a dermatologist, much of the discussion in the book focuses on the effects on the skin. However, he also discusses how these changes that reduce inflammation are beneficial for other organs such as the heart. It's my belief that many of the recommendations are likely to provide benefit for MS as well. You can probably find a copy of his book at your local library or book store and you can learn more about Dr. Perricone from his website.