Barts-MS rose-tinted-odometer: ★★★ (a lilac rose-tinted Sunday; and why not! #C8A2C8) Dysbiosis refers to abnormalities in the human microbiome that affect disease and life outcomes. In the context of MS, it is claimed that changes in the gut microbiome may not only increase your risk of getting MS but act as a proinflammatory signal to drive MS disease activity and reduce remyelination and...

What has my age got to do with having MS?

Barts-MS rose-tinted-odometer: ★★★ (some readers have asked for this feature to stay) How old are you? It depends. You may be aware that there can be a disconnect between your chronological or actual age and your biological age. As ageing or senescence is a biological process driven by metabolic, genomic and environmental factors you can see how there can be a disconnect between the two. As a...

#DietSpeak: is there an ideal MS diet?

Barts-MS rose-tinted-odometer: ★★★★★ I am always being asked about what is the ideal diet for someone with MS. The simple answer is there is no ideal MS diet. What you eat is about personal choices and has to be compatible with your cultural background and your social circumstances. There is so much more to eating food than what you actually eat. I have written a piece on Medium called ‘Diet as a...

Could diet be the new add-on DMT?

Barts-MS rose-tinted-odometer  ★ ★★ ★ ★ I gave my first on using diet as a potential symptomatic and disease-modifying treatment for MS and as a preventative therapeutic strategy in MS, last night. The symptomatic part of my talk was about food coma and using diet to prevent or reduce the impact of food coma. We are still studying why pwMS are so susceptible to food coma. I suspect it is because...



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