CCSVI Information

I really liked this article and thought I would share it: http://www.essentialhealthclinic.com/website/index.php/clinic/ccsvi/ccsvi-information.html?gclid=CKyErMHN-p8CFQMsawodvVnwVg

These excerpts are the ones I found most interesting and helpful:
This is a truly remarkable breakthrough. It also makes sense of some of the previously unexplained findings in MS. The fact that lesions are centered round small veins fits this new theory. The beneficial impact of vitamin D, antioxidants and omega 3 also fits the CCSVI hypothesis. Vitamin D interacts with over 2,000 genes in the body and has a marked impact on vein pathology. Deep venous thrombosis is 50% more likely in the winter months and low levels are associated with increased inflammation in veins.

Vitamin D has a major role in the development of vein inflammation and is also a major factor in the development of venous hypertension. The inflammatory process in veins is similar to that in the development of plaques in arteries and may explain the efficacy of omega 3 fish oils in improving outcomes in MS. In addition to the surgical “liberation” procedure, it makes sense to ensure all nutritional factors are optimized to reduce vein inflammation. Future research should also consider these factors including checking vitamin D and omega 3 levels in addition to regular antioxidant use.

As soon as I read this I went to the fridge and took my spoonful of Cod Liver Oil, it has both vitamin D and the omega 3 oils.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with your thoughts about vit D and omega3 fish oil. Omega 6 is the enemy according to Dr. Barry Sears. His book The Anti-inflammation Zone is a wonderful and informative read. Omega 6 is very high in the north american diet , and I try to avoid it like the plague. Primrose, safflower, sunflower, corn oil are high in omega 6.
    There is a lab in Guelph, Ont. that can check your omega 6:3 ratio which is helpful with cardiovascular health, and state of blood inflammation. fish oil must be pharmaceutical grade which eleminates heavy metals etc.