This is a great thread because I'm learning about something that I had NO CLUE about (even if it talks about poop!). However, it leaves me with the same burning question I have about Aspartame. The question is this:
"If these theories are true, then why is it that there are many more people that consume this stuff, have used flush toilets their whole lives, haven't been as healthy as me (at least in all things except MS) that don't have MS and I do?"
Man that's a hard to read sentence, but do you get my point? I just wonder because there are SO many chemicals we eat and drink and if they are the trigger, then whey don't we all have MS?
I know these are unanswerable questions, but I just would like to know where to put my focus. The guy in the office across from me literally drinks a gallon of Diet Pepsi a day. He's a good friend of mine and I've seen him drink a six pack of 16 oz. bottles before lunch (he's also a big dude). In other words I'm ready for someone to figure it out! It would be a great idea to interview people with MS and get very detailed and make a matrix that can try and find a common thing that we all have done, ate, drank, been exposed to or had sex with. I normally don't throw stuff out like that because I'm not willing to be the one to gather the data. I don't like to bitch without offerring up a doable solution. I'm just frustrated and there are just so many theories that I can't keep up.
I'm glad there are people out there like Bob who put in the time so the rest of us can stay up to speed. Many thanks for your hours of research Bob.