|Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2001 - 11:27 am: || |
I found this interesting article about the blood-brain barrier and how flavonoid treatments are helping MS patients build back up there blood-brain barriers and reducing the occurrence of brain lesions. If I am tracking with our thinking around here, are we not dealing with some of the same issues with MSG sensitivities and might this not be pertinent to us as well?
|Posted on Sunday, August 05, 2001 - 12:30 pm: || |
Excellent, excellent link, Netters. This is exactly right on the mark. I believe we should add to our growing list of helpful foods, berries such as blueberries. Here we have a good explanation of how the blood brain barrier gets leaky, how it is related to inflammation, the immune response, and damage to the central nervous system. If there is any way at all we can strengthen the blood brain barrier, than we should. This research also exposes the lie of the food industry that the blood brain barrier always protects everyone. It is clear that that is NOT the case. Allergies and MS make the brain so much more vulnerable. In those cases and for those people, MSG ingestion is a very bad idea. Their nervous system is already at risk. And, if MSG induces anything like a histamine response, the trouble will only get deeper.