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by Kronk
Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Diet
Topic: Some thoughts on GMOs
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

Re: Some thoughts on GMOs

No arguments with corporate greed. But GMO do have the potential to save lives if they are implemented correctly.
by Kronk
Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Diet
Topic: Diet effect on MS
Replies: 13
Views: 2597

Re: Diet effect on MS

Given his track record, I found it strange to find his comments on this subject, especially as they seem to echo comments/conclusions from other experts. While I tend to ignore everything from his site, I found this interesting. As it turns out, in addition to promoting vegetarianism and selling pr...
by Kronk
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Diet effect on MS
Replies: 13
Views: 2597

Re: Diet effect on MS

ElliotB wrote:Found this from the big M site:

http://www.mercola.com/beef/health_benefits.htm
C'mon man you seem like an intelligent guy, don't drop that Mercola garbage here...
by Kronk
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Diet effect on MS
Replies: 13
Views: 2597

Re: Diet effect on MS

As with just about every food group, there is no consensus as to what is considered a good/healthy food and what isn't. For every study saying a certain food is good for you, you will find another that says the opposite. Who is right? Who knows? At this point in time, I don't think it is possible t...
by Kronk
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Diet effect on MS
Replies: 13
Views: 2597

Re: Diet effect on MS

That link is to the abstract of the study. If you looked for the full thing they may go into more detail. I gave up red meat when i stated Swank a year and a half ago but the idea of "grass fed beef" is more marketing than fact. Yes it has marginally more Omega 3 and very slightly less Omega 6 but o...
by Kronk
Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Diet effect on MS
Replies: 13
Views: 2597

Diet effect on MS

Interesting study on diet and susceptability to MS.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9839742
CONCLUSION: The study generally supports a protective role for components commonly found in plants (fruit/vegetables and grains) and an increased risk with high energy and animal food intake.
by Kronk
Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MS Body Type?
Replies: 10
Views: 1765

Re: MS Body Type?

I really don't like that study at all. It looks like they fitted the data to suit the findings. Adolescent weight without a proper longitudinal study could be used to show anything. I hope they were paid, but not too much. I dont see how you drew that conclusion, and paid by who? They arent selling...
by Kronk
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MS Body Type?
Replies: 10
Views: 1765

Re: MS Body Type?

It is a strange study just thought i would post because it was interesting. And of course there are exceptions to anything, they didn't list ALL people with MS are tall... Another odd thing is that they said childhood obesity was a risk factor, but during RRMS phase peoples BMI dropped significantly.
by Kronk
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MS Body Type?
Replies: 10
Views: 1765

MS Body Type?

Odd study but the statistical significance they found was undeniable. Women with MS are tall and skinny, Men with MS are tall. I am 6'3" my parent were 5'8 and 5'2. I also have 11% bodyfat, but I been on a powerlifting regimen at the gym for a year. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/isrn/2013/981070/ ...
by Kronk
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NZ ms study
Replies: 12
Views: 2119

Re: NZ ms study

MS patients, over the years, have been sort of a "dumping ground" for drugs that are/were used for other diseases such as cancer. Very true... I guess they got frustrated by not being able to hit the target so they started carpet bombing. I am happy to see they are moving away from immune suppressi...
by Kronk
Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Viral infections and autoimmunity hodge podge
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Re: Viral infections and autoimmunity hodge podge

Very well written and it fits well with my understanding of the disease. Thanks for posting.
by Kronk
Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NZ ms study
Replies: 12
Views: 2119

Re: NZ ms study

I have been following this for several months and I wouldn't be too quick to write it off... I agree that the immune suppression treats a symptom not the illness, like taking tylenol to reduce fever when you have the flu. Anti-depressants work by adjusting or blocking receptors for dopamine and sero...
by Kronk
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MS Medication Selection
Replies: 24
Views: 2152

Re: MS Medication Selection

Thus we are at crossroads and would like some insight and opinion on what would be the wisest decision, because from the looks of it, her RRMS is progressing at a fast rate. Should my mother begin an MS medication to prevent any further damage, specifically losing the ability to walk? If so, would ...
by Kronk
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having a tough time.
Replies: 28
Views: 2116

Re: Having a tough time.

...people come here to get alternative information... That is NOT why I come here. This Is MS. I come here to get opinions from people who have MS, or have experience with it. You have NEITHER of these qualifiers and yet flood the forum with your anti-establishment rhetoric. You have stated that yo...
by Kronk
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having a tough time.
Replies: 28
Views: 2116

Re: Having a tough time.

The OP has stated her desire about not having a MRI/Spinal Tap. This should be respected IMHO. The OP asked for suggestions which is what was provided. Also she stated a burning pain up the side of her spine, how does a reduction in fatigue help that? Sorry Marian, topics seem to be more a battlegr...