Mice generally don't have a lot going for them. But they have one big advantage over us humans - they can't get multiple sclerosis (MS). That is, unless of course, scientists get their hands on them. But because mice can't naturally get MS, they're great candidates for helping researchers home in on causes of this disease. That's because scientists can genetically engineer mice using human genes so that they have an MS predisposition. Then they can see what factors trigger these genes to activate.
A study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences followed this method. The researchers from Rutgers first raised genetically engineered mice in a sterile, germ-free environment. None of them developed MS. However, when the predisposed mice were raised in a normal environment, sure enough, they developed the disease, along with bowel inflammation. This tells the researchers that gut bacteria likely play a role in triggering the development of MS. The younger the mice, the more likely this was to happen.
The researchers are going to need to continue investigating this topic to determine more specifically what about the gut bacteria is triggering the MS. It's possible that either too many "bad" bacteria are spurring the development of the disease, or it could be that an imbalance between harmful and beneficial bacteria is the culprit.
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So, with all the research that's come out lately in favor of the "good guys" in our gut, it's still wise to support your gut bacteria with a probiotic like Advanced Probiotic Formula, particularly if you're young and/or at risk for developing MS.
If you do have MS, don't despair. I've written before about the Simonetti protocol for MS. Check the archives on my website for more detail. In brief, Dr. Simonetti has developed an approach to treating MS that has stopped the disease's progression in every one of his patients. And over 90% of these patients have gone into total remission.
Dr. Simonetti uses ozone therapy combined with a specialized diet and heavy metal detoxification process. It usually takes about 6 to 12 weeks to complete the protocol. You can find a practitioner of the Simonetti protocol by visiting the American Academy of Ozonotherapy's website practitioner referral page. There are at least 300 such doctors throughout the US, and they may be able to completely transform your health.
Yours for better health,
Frank Shallenberger, MD