Experts agree on the need for vitamin D supplementation for most people with MS

By George Jelinek on April 28, 2016

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centres (CMSC) has recently held a webinar of experts discussing the role of vitamin D in MS. The discussion was between Dr Emmanuelle Waubant, Professor of Clinical Neurology and Paediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and Dr Ellen Mowry, Associate Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore

Replacing saturated fat with flaxseed oil: a sensible strategy?

By George Jelinek on March 8, 2016

One thing that always struck me in reading Swank’s original paper on a low saturated fat diet for people with MS, and his book The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book, was that not only did the people who did best over the 34 years of the study reduce their saturated fat dramatically, they also correspondingly increased their intake of unsaturated fats, or what Swank called oils

‘Brain Fog’ explained

By Amy Williams on February 2, 2016

Cognitive issues, colloquially known as ‘Brain Fog’, are a common complaint of people with MS, with an estimated 70% of people progressing to report problems with thinking, concentration or memory

Cambridge research concludes vitamin D could be a treatment for MS

By Amy Williams on January 5, 2016

We reported recently that researchers at the University of Utah had published a study showing that vitamin D3 has the effect of stabilising the vascular endothelium (lining of blood vessels) and preventing leakage from them, a process which is believed by many to be greatly involved in the causation and progression of MS

Vitamin D3 stabilises the lining of blood vessels

By George Jelinek on December 17, 2015

In this study, the US researchers have shown that vitamin D3, the form that we have recommended to be taken in pill form, which is not the final form of vitamin D, in its own right has the effect of stabilising the vascular endothelium and preventing leakage from blood vessels

Is inflammation really the cause of MS?

By George Jelinek on December 15, 2015

A new study published online yesterday in Nature Neuroscience has again raised an important possibility about how MS develops. Examining a mouse model of MS, the researchers used a specific toxin to destroy the cells that produce myelin in the central nervous system, the oligodendrocytes