Wheat, Gluten, Grains and MS
Increasingly people are becoming suspicious about the effects of some anti-nutrients contained in wheat and its relatives, barley, rye, spelt and to a lesser extent even oats. Grains seem to have bad effect on MS and other autoimmune conditions. It is more than a digestive intolerance, some of the anti-nutrients actively damage the gut and cause leaky gut syndrome also grains seem to cause an unhealthy gut flora which promotes inflammation.
The Grains Wheat, Oats, Barley, Rye, Spelt may play a role in Multiple Sclerosis and other autoimmune disease.
To find out more about these detrimental effect of grains read: "Cereal Grains: Humanity’s Double-Edged Sword" by Loren Cordain
Grains, Your Microbiome and MS
An article on the Dr Mercola newsletter, 28th September explores the link between inflammatory and auto-immune conditions: "Your Health Is the Result of a Symbiotic Relationship with 100 Trillion Bacteria",
the whole article is interesting but specifically read the section where it discuses the relevance to multiple sclerosis: scroll lower down to “Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, and Might Play a Role in MS”
Linseed Great for the Gut
Linseeds, ground and added into food and drinks is excellent for hydrating and creating the right envionment for good gut flora which helps with pushing out the bad bugs.
Omega-3 from Flaxseed Oil for "Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis"
In recent years care for MS has been moved on immeasurably by Dr George Jelinek, a leading Australian doctor who has devised a treatment for MS "Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis". It is a holistic program based on scientific research and includes a diet of unprocessed mainly vegan foods, avoiding saturated fats but rich in omega-3 from linseed (flaxseed) oil and some fish (not fish oil).