- MS is an allergy and should be treated as such.
- Antihistamines do not make myelin. They stop the autoimmune response aka allergy. Antihistamines allow the body to continue remyelination without the myelin being attacked.
- Flaxseed and other omega 3 fatty acid sources regulate cells associated with allergies, inflammation, & autoimmune cells.
- Humans best absorb animal sources of omega 3 fatty acids
- Allergy tests to myelin can help guide us in diagnosing MS
- Rather than looking at the here and now, we need to turn our attention to the cellular level of MS. We need to view ALL allergy signaling cells as at a potential root cause beyond just histamines
- Figuring which type of inflammation or allergy cell is attacking the patient would allow us to better target and fix the cause for each individual
- Research into giving patients a synthetic myelin could distract the body’s immune system from attacking the body’s myelin. Current rheumatoid arthritis treatment successfully mimics this procedure.
I was sent an article about a UCSF study on antihistamines and MS. I was not surprised by the results, though the hypothesis as to why it worked seems improbable. According to the article’s author, Devika Bansal, “In light of previous laboratory studies of the antihistamine compound at UCSF, the researchers said, the drug most likely exerted its effect by repairing damage MS had inflicted on myelin.” http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2017/10/408646/allergy-drug-improves-function-patients-chronic-injury-multiple-sclerosis
My thought on the matter is as follows: