New presentation hosted by DIRECT-MS on October 3, 2007

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New presentation hosted by DIRECT-MS on October 3, 2007

Postby Nick » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:09 am

DIRECT-MS is pleased to announce another lecture entitled The Paleo Diet For Multiple Sclerosis and other Autoimmune Diseases. The presentation is by Dr. Loren Cordain and will take place on October 03, 2007 in Calgary at the Best Western Village Park Inn (1804 Crowchild Trail NW) at 7 PM.

Dr Cordain of Colorado State University will explain how returning to a diet based on lean meats, seafood, fruits and vegetables can prevent and help treat MS and other diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohn’s Disease. Dr Cordain is a world renowned expert on health and the original human diet and is the author of the Paleo Diet and The Paleo Diet for Athletes.

Admission is free and literature on the subject matter will be available at no cost. If you're not able to attend this session don't lose any myelin over the issue as we are planning to record this event and include it in our presentations archive.

Dr Cordain’s site


DIRECT-MS material


Direct-MS produces information booklets on various aspects of multiple sclerosis. These booklets are listed below and a PDF of each one can be opened and downloaded by clicking on the title.
Alternately we can mail you a hard copy of any of the booklets. Just writeor email us and let us know which ones you would like sent to you. Don’t forget to include your mailing address. There is no charge for this service.

Booklet #1 Take Control of Multiple Sclerosis This booklet discusses the main causal factors of MS and, with this information as a guide, it lays out our recommendations for nutritional strategies to help control MS.

Booklet #2 Protect Your Family from Multiple Sclerosis
This booklet emphasizes the high risk for contracting MS of first-degree relatives of persons with MS. It discusses the causal factors of MS with special emphasis on vitamin D deficiency as a primary cause. Finally it demonstrates that adequate vitamin D can likely prevent MS in most cases and provides a recommended supplementation regime.

Booklet # 3 Multiple Sclerosis: The Alberta Disadvantage
This booklet demonstrates that the province of Alberta, the home of DIRECT-MS, has by far the highest rates of MS in the world: Prevalence 340/1000,000; Incidence 20/100,000.
Data and arguments are provided to support the argument that the main reason for the MS Epidemic is that all the main causal factors are present in Alberta, with low vitamin D supply being especially problematic.


We have found that a Voiced PowerPoint presentation (‘Webcast’) is an effective way to communicate the science and the recommendations for nutritional strategies for controlling MS and preventing it in the first place.

The latest presentation is Prospects for Vitamin D Nutrition. The discussion is narrated by Reinhold Vieth of the departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto.

Dr. Vieth addresses the topics of:
Vitamin D and Human Evolution
Clinical relevance of higher vitamin D intakes
Toxicology of Vitamin D

The second webcast is entitled Preventing Multiple Sclerosis and is the second in a series of web casts regarding nutrition and Multiple Sclerosis. The focus of the Prevention presentation is how MS can be easily, safely and inexpensively prevented by focusing on protective factors. This is a must see for those people with MS who have children.

Our first webcast, Nutritional Strategies for Controlling Multiple Sclerosis, addresses similar issues. It presents the probable causes of MS and how to effectively control those elements. A review of the protective factors and how to incorporate them into your lifestyle are also covered.
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Postby jimmylegs » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:28 am

okay let's chat about this paleo thing. i have heard something about it but i'm not sold. is the debate over whether pre-sed/ag society was able to make wild grains and legumes digestible? and whether or not they cached food?
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Paleo stuff

Postby jgkarob » Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:41 am

I have his book, in fact I just opened it at random and am looking at what he has written about lectins and autoimmune diseases.
He writes that dairy foods, grains, legumes and yeast may be partly to blame for these diseases in susceptible people.
He writes that 'wheat, kidney beans, soybeans and peanuts are known to increase inestinal permeability' and it's when they get into the bloodstream like this, that they can 'confuse' the immune system.
I've been nearly grain and dairy-free for most of this year and I have to say that it's been the best year health-wise for me for a long time.

I got a bit side-tracked with raw foods and veganism and it's not really for me but despite my scepticism, I'm a convert to diet as an aid to help MS.
I just wish that Ashton Embry would become a bit more open minded about the DMD (CRAB) drugs.
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