Thanks for the recomendation on the Nova show. In fact, I love watching Nova. Genetic disorders and traits are beginning to fascinate me, too.
I have seen Lorenzo's Oil and very recently in fact. Although ALS is a very different disorder than MS, Lorenzo's father inspired me to research alternative treatments for MS. It also helped me better understand metabolic disorders. Very scientific info in that movie.
It completely grabbed a hold of my heart, that movie.
As you know, it is a true story. It also helped me understand that the medical system is more stubborn than most people realize. Stubborn, for lack of a more offensive word.
It also made me feel lucky for having MS and not ALS. I've researched ALS. Apparently there is also an adult form, AMN.
the movie also scared the crap out of me. When I think about how I smell when I eat fatty foods and protiens, it is clearly obvious it is something metabolic in nature.
I am also afraid because it all doesn't add up to MS, at least from every neurologist I've talked to and my countless google searches. That's not to say there is not a correlation, I just have not found it in countless hours of research.
The closest "anything" I could find relating to the odor emitting from my body is called, Isovaleric Acidemia. I am certainly not afraid that I have this disease, but if you search around you'll find that it is metabolic disorder, who's specific trait is this odor..... Isovaleric Acidemia is prominent in babies, but there are adults who have been reported to carry this genetic disease. The specific odor problem relating to this is what kind of metabolic dysfunction concerns me, however.
Honestly I could think myself into madness reading about all of this. I gotta cut back on my google surfing