I don’t know much about diet and multiple sclerosis, so we got ProfB to blag his way into the Houses of Parliment for a multiple sclerosis meeting on lifestyle and diet
The building reeks of history and it was pleasure to attend says ProfB. It was rather funny watching the Extinction Rebellion movement polluting the planet with their motor boats going up and down the Thames followed closely by police boats. Surely they should have been rowing:-).
They were waving banners that essentially no-one was going to read. Without his glasses ProfB had no chance. I guess not many people in Parliment would be looking out of windows to read them either.. I guess the same is true for diet and life style, we all know it’s a good idea, like stopping climate change, but are we going to do it?
How do we get people to take notice? The extinction rebellion infiltrators in to the House of Commons, who stripped off and glued themselves to the House of Commons Gallery window got abit more attention. I guess it will haunt them for the rest of their lives.
However with that in mind, I won’t strip off and glue, but I will give my hosts a shout out.
ProfB actually met the the CEO of the Overcoming MS charity at ECTRIMS, hence the invite, Just like the passionate HSCTers, there are also people who are equally passionate about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and diet. Notably the Jelenik Diet. Dr. Jelinek recommends cutting out all saturated fat, processed foods, eggs, dairy and meats. Professor Jelinek also advocates a healthy lifestyle including meditation and exercise, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements with 20-40mls of flaxseed oil or fish oil daily. Cocoa and wine are allowed. ProfG did the forward for the book and if you want to give it a read please contact the OMS team for a copy
The OSM guys had made a video (watch below) and can you spot which person ProfB was talking with in the picture above.
Their local member of Parliment hosted the events and it saw the launch of their video.
The OSM want to spread the word and hope that people engage as soon after diagnosis as possible. So I have been spreading.
I cannot say if it is worthwhile or not, because I do not have the knowledge or evidence. An also being dyslexic and trying to read for a living, reading books is a holiday treat. Maybe I will read it. If you have the time you may want to read it. You can get a free book.
Does it work?. I don’t know. I am sorry I don’t listen to blind faith on anything, even if the people I spoke to were convinced and were doing well. However, I am encouraged that the OSM people that I talked to were positive in trying to get that important trial evidence that will help convince me and others about its value. Would you be willing to do a trial?
As to the comment on the picture. I am not sure who was doing the catering. Was it the House of Commons Deliveroo as I think as I dont remember people eating with their tea and coffer. Alternatively was it something made especially for the occassion.
As profB was working up courage to talk to a well-known guest, he had a wrap thing. He’s not sure what it was, took a bite and it was filled with something fluffy and fluid and most of it ended up on his shirt. Therefore he rudely had to make a hasty retreat in the fear he was going to get tomato bits from a 10cm sploge over anyone we wanted to rub shoulders with. Shirt is ruined as the stain won’t come out….:-(
Can ProfB stick to a lifestyle change. ProfG has been practising what he preaches and has been seen modeling for a Lowry Picture….ProfMatchstick man