A study published this month compared the types of bacteria in the gut of healthy people to those in the gut of people with MS who were not genetically related, yet lived in the same home.
Researchers discovered significantly higher levels of bacteria that cause inflammation and lower levels of health promoting bacteria in the MS participants vs healthy people.
This post discusses the findings of this study as it relates to what parasitic infections cause MS and how they should be treated in order to recover from MS.
Previous studies have shown that changes in gut microbes are linked to many inflammatory conditions. Several studies have shown that either an increase or decrease of certain bacteria in MS patients is linked with disease severity and progression.
This study titled – Gut microbiome of multiple sclerosis patients and paired household healthy controls reveal associations with disease risk and course was published on September 15, 2022 in the journal, Cell.
The researchers examined the gut microbiome differences between 576 people with MS and 576 household controls living in United States, the United Kingdom, Spain and Argentina.
They collected data from stool and blood samples, and also collected data about disease activity and diet. Samples were analyzed using DNA testing.
They found dozens of new bacteria species associated with MS and confirmed other bacteria that had been previously identified in MS patients from other studies.
The differences in gut microbes that they discovered suggests that the gut microbiome plays a role in one’s susceptibility to getting MS.
They also confirmed that where a person lives in the world contributes a lot to the types of microbes in their gut microbiome, but also to the type and severity of MS.
Age, sex, and body mass also appeared to impact the types of microbes present in MS participants.
A healthier diet was linked with a higher microbial diversity, but they felt that diet may not be the only factor. Some bacteria remained unaffected by dietary change.
In conclusion, the authors commented that, “the origin and biological relevance of these associations of their findings is still unclear.”
They stated that their study supports the possibility that changing the microbiome and diet could be used as a preventive measure and as part of treatment strategies for MS patients.
It is interesting that they observed that MS patients who took more vitamin D showed no significant influence on the types of microbes in their gut.
These researchers are looking in the right area (the gut) for the cause of multiple sclerosis, but unfortunately they’re missing the biggest culprits (parasites) that cause MS. Although interesting, this study is not very helpful for people who suffer from MS. These types of studies take a lot of time and money to complete and their findings do not translate into real solutions – leaving MS patients in limbo as they continue to suffer terribly.
But there are Real Solutions for MS Today!
To restore health, we must focus on treating the cause of inflammation, which are parasites. First, identify the enemy (parasites), then support the body and treat the parasites while following a holistic approach. When parasitic infections are treated effectively, we can overcome inflammation or disease.
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“Gut microbiome of multiple sclerosis patients and paired household healthy controls reveal associations with disease risk and course.” iMSMS Consortium, 2022, Cell 185, 3467–3486 September 15, 2022 ª 2022 Elsevier Inc.
Clinically diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 28, Pam chose an alternative approach to recovery. Now decades later and still symptom free, she coaches others on how to treat the root cause of chronic disease, using a holistic approach. She can teach you how, too.
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