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Hello, everybody :-)

I have not been on this forum for a long time. It is not because I prefer facebook. In fact I do not consider myself one of the faceliterati. I am functionally face-illiterate. I have always preferred this forum.

I just haven't got much faith anymore that I will find, here or anywhere, any MS magic bullets.

My MS is pretty much under control. ...
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Changes in diet cause rapid shift in the gut microbiome

The effect of diet on the human gut microbiome: a metagenomic analysis in humanized gnotobiotic mice.
Sci Transl Med. 2009 Nov 11;1(6):6ra14.

    Diet and nutritional status are among the most important modifiable determinants of human health. The nutritional value of food is influenced in part by a person's gut microbial community (microbiota) and its component genes (microbiome). Unraveling the interrelations among diet, the structure and operations of the gut microbiota, and nutrient and energy harvest ...
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Sometimes we need a little inspiration.

I admit there have been times when I thought of putting a bullet through my head, not because of how I am now but out of fear of what I might become. This man's condition is my worst fear. But He's found a reason for living and a zest for life.

Mitch Albom: How a man who can't move manages to move us all
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EBV. Less antibodies than expected

Low intrathecal antibody production despite high seroprevalence of Epstein–Barr virus in multiple sclerosis: a review of the literature ... 017-8656-z
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Breathing to treat ms

I wonder if anyone has tried wearing surgical masks. I wear surgical masks regularly and they tremendously boost my esteem and let me function a lot better in society. I was told ms is a nervous system disorder. Air regulation plays a huge role in the information the nervous system receives. I believe that with the right things in the surgical mask like an additive that releases when the person is feeling discomfort could make ...
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Is CCSVI Atlanta legit???

CCSVI Atlanta claims to have a tech trained in the Zamboni method Doppler. I NEED to know if anyone has experience with this place. The technician is named Lanie Fleet.
My son is having serious issues and we have been searching for someone trained to perform a Doppler study on him.
Please reply if you know anything.
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Could be this time?

The Black Swan we are waiting for?: ... -ms-en.pdf
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Biomarkers: Plasma citrulline level

Plasma citrulline levels are increased in patients with multiple sclerosis.



Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system (CNS). Myelin basic protein (MBP), which is one of the main compounds of CNS myelin, appears to be hypercitrullinated in the brain of patients with MS. We hypothesized that MS is associated with an increased release of citrulline from the brain.


Twenty-five patients ...
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Here's an interesting article about one MS patient's experience with a haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).
Read more : HSCT for MS | Views : 875 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Stem Cells


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