Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an electrical disorder, or rather one of impaired myelin, a fatty, insulating substance that better allows electric current to bolt down our neurons and release the neurotransmitters that help run our bodies and brains. Researchers have speculated for some time that the myelin degradation seen in MS is due, at least in part, to autoimmune activity against the nervous system. Recent research suggests that this aberrant immune response begins in the gut.
Eighty percent of the human immune system resides in the gastrointestinal tract. Alongside it are the trillions of symbiotic bacteria, fungi and other single-celled organisms that make up our guts’ microbiomes. Normally everyone wins: The microorganisms benefit from a home and a steady food supply; we enjoy the essential assistance they provide in various metabolic and digestive functions. Our microbiomes also help calibrate our immune systems, so our bodies recognize which co-inhabitants should be there and which should not. Yet mounting evidence suggests that when our resident biota are out of balance, they contribute to numerous diseases, including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, autism and, it appears, MS by inciting rogue immune activity that can spread throughout the body and brain. [Source: Scientific American]
Scientists all around the globe are researching link between our gastrointestinal health and the development/control over disease. Can you imagine if one day all it took to eradicate Multipe Sclerosis (MS) was a probiotic? Apparently doctors, researchers, and scientists alike are all saying that dietary and probiotic approaches to treating MS are worth pursuing!
I have MS and I have started taking a probiotic because of this scientific break-thru information. I have found my symptoms are reduced and I feel better and stronger each day. Currently I am using Advanced Natural Probiotic Nutritional Health Supplement for Men & Women by ActivLife. It is easy to swallow, does not smell or taste bad, and is reasonably priced.
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