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study: nutrition/fasting in autoimmune prevention/treatment

Choi, I. Y., Lee, C., & Longo, V. D. (2017). Nutrition and fasting mimicking diets in the prevention and treatment of autoimmune diseases and immunosenescence. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 0717300552
Complex and coordinated signals are necessary to initiate and sustain the activation, proliferation, and differentiation of lymphocytes. These signals, which are known to determine T-cell fate and function, also depend on the metabolic state of the organism. ...
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Exploratory study: Dietary patterns in clinical MS subtypes

results excerpt from abstract. i reordered the sentences, so not purely verbatim:

Ramsaransing, G. S., Mellema, S. A., & De Keyser, J. (2009). Dietary patterns in clinical subtypes of multiple sclerosis: an exploratory study. Nutrition journal, 8(1), 36.
https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/ar ... -2891-8-36

"Compared to the daily recommended allowance, the MS patients had a lower than recommended intake of folic acid, magnesium, zinc and selenium.

Compared to the other MS groups, ...
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interesting! mushrooms and vitamin D4

knowing in a very general way that mushrooms are a source of vit D2, i've always wondered about the related claims on cans of soup etc. today i just happened to follow up on the lingering question, with these interesting results:

Vitamin D4 in mushrooms and yeast (2013)
http://open.bu.edu/bitstream/handle/214 ... r_2013.pdf

De Luca, Weller, Blunt, & Neville, (1968) reported that the biological activity of vitamin D4 in rats with ...
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Anti-inflammatory nutrition intervention RRMS PPMS (2016)!?!

still have a long way to go with study design, i see:
Anti-inflammatory nutritional intervention in patients with RR and PP multiple sclerosis: A pilot study (2016)
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10 ... 0215618462

...All patients had insufficient levels of vitamin D at baseline, but their values did not ameliorate following a weekly administration of 5000  IU, and rather decreased over time. ...

... After six months nutritional treatment, no significant changes in neurological ...
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Nutrition, Optic Neuritis, Optic Neuropathy

Blood Plasma Levels of Microelements in Patients with History of Optic Neuritis (2013)
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10. ... 8516642315

Purpose: To determine the concentration of microelements in the blood of patients with a history of retrobulbar optic neuritis (ON).
Materials and methods: We examined 36 patients (18–63 years of age) – 11 with demyelinating ON (Group 1) and 25 with isolated ON (Group 2) – all of whom had been treated for ...
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Swank-Wahls hybrid

Swank studied 200 patients for 34 years. Most of those who kept saturated fats below 15 grams per day were alive and walking after 34 years. Those who didn't were bedridden or dead. No drug or other lifestyle regimen can claim anything even close to this compelling.

There are a lot of really good concepts underlying the Wahls Protocol - and some anecdotal data indicating it can lessen MS fatigue and trigger a remission. However, ...
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Cachexia

A part of the disease you may have not known had a name, cachexia, i.e., the loss of muscle mass commonly seen in many chronic diseases including MS.

http://www.nature.com/news/cachexia-the ... ss-1.18961
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report: <1% of canadians meeting diet guidelines

Most Waterloo Region residents don't meet food guidelines: report (2014)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener ... -1.2735121
"Researchers found that only 3 out of every 1000 people in the region met the healthy eating guidelines set out by Health Canada.
"It's a fairly shocking number, especially because 75 per cent of Canadians think they eat a good or excellent-quality diet," "But actually the Canadian average is about 0.5 ...
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Amylase-trypsin inhibitors in wheat may worsen inflammation

A recently discovered family of proteins in wheat, amylase-trypsin inhibitors, may be responsible for wheat sensitivity problems.


Your Wheat Sensitivity May Have Nothing to Do With Gluten
http://time.com/4536958/wheat-sensitivity-gluten-ati/

Scientists are focusing on a new protein found in wheat

When most people think of wheat-related health issues, they think of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye that’s harmful for anyone with celiac disease. But gluten may not ...
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(newsflash!) study: 85% of MS patients malnourished

Individual and Co-occurring SNAP Risk Factors: Investigation of Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol Consumption, and Physical Activity in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis (2016 in press)
http://www.ijmsc.org/doi/abs/10.7224/1537-2073.2016-040
"Poor diet was the most common risk factor, with 85.5% of the sample not meeting dietary guidelines. Of participants with two or more risk factors, 90.3% were not meeting dietary and physical activity guidelines. There were differential rates of meeting physical activity guidelines between men ...
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