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Our top 2020 blogs

Here's a round up of our top blog posts from 2020. Take a look through to make sure you haven't missed any.

1 - Update on MS and Coronavirus

Because people with pre-existing conditions are widely perceived to be more at risk from coronavirus, we have had many questions from members of the Overcoming MS community about the possible impact of Covid-19 on people with MS. Click here to find out more.

2 - Vaccines and MS

What implications are there for different types of COVID-19 vaccines in development, for people with MS? Read more.

3 - Perhaps another important clue on the role of diet in MS?

New research from a team of researchers from McGill University, Canada, have made a link between reducing the amount of methionine (an amino acid found in animal products) in a person's diet and development and progression of MS and other disorders. You can find out more here.

4 - New Australian study confirms the long-term value of a healthy diet in MS

This paper looks at diet quality and the risk of further relapse after someone’s first demyelinating event, comparing three dietary patterns. To read Dr Jonathan White's thoughts on this, click here.

5 - MS and the gut - maybe it's time to get specific?

A new study has been published looking into MS and propionic acid with some interesting results. Click here to read more.

6 - I used to love dairy, what healthy OMS-friendly alternatives are available?

There are so many dairy-free options available that avoiding dairy doesn't need to mean that you miss out on the food you love. Find out what your options are now.

7 - Coimbra Protocol and MS

The Coimbra Protocol promotes using high-dose vitamin D to treat MS and claims to have seen good results. Vitamin D has been linked to MS prevention and is known to offer health benefits, and the dose of 1,000 IU per day recommended under the protocol can help the body to function optimally. However, although many people with MS use the Coimbra Protocol treatment (which has to be given by a professional), there is no known medical evidence backing it up. To read more, click here.

8 - We're here for you through COVID 19

A place for people with MS to find relevant information and support. Visit the page here. 

9 - Remyelination is possible, but the wait goes on...

Dr Jonathan White explores the recent news about bexarotene which inspires mixed feelings. Find out more here.

10 - Does menopause influence the course of MS?

The menopause is an inevitable part of female ageing. It usually occurs around the age of 50, and in up to half of all women can be associated with years of unpleasant and sometimes debilitating symptoms including night sweats, hot flushes, cognitive problems, mood disturbance, weight gain and loss of libido, to name but a few! Read more here.

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