About the disease Reason: It is unknown.
But with far scientific data and observations, it was noted that the immune system in an attempt to combat one or more viruses, does not recognize the healthy cells and tissue and attacks them.
In the case: then created antibodies which attack the myelin basic protein (lipid mixture and albums) CNS. Which do not destroy it completely, but in certain areas at a time, creating demyelinating plaques (or foci) that prevent the transmission of information from one neuron to another (impulses).
So what is SK: It is an autoimmune neurological disease, also called “fingerprint”, therefore the uniqueness showing each patient case, both the appearance of the disease and in the development and response of each treatment. All that is the same is the triggering of its appearance, that is after an intense psychological (loss of someone close, heartbreak etc.) Or physical stress (childbirth, several hours of surgery, accident, etc.).
The SK is not transmitted, not inherited and so far there is no complete cure. As autoimmune, they have not clarified the parameters that influence the development of, and risk factors, despite all the research done in recent years. It has been found that frequently the presenting the white race, women, people who live away from latitude 00, away from sunlight and only children. You may be influenced by environmental factors, lifestyle, smoking and diet, but nothing is yet clinically and scientifically guaranteed.
Diet and SK:
Various clinical studies have been made in recent years on nutrition factors and how they relate to the AS, indicating a strong bond between them.
But, for the reason that each incident is unique is not enough. However, a proper diet intervention can help positively to the disease. Below are some helpful eating tips Directives;
1. Reduce consumption of saturated fat.
Which exist in animal foods, pork, beef, lamb, goat, ham, sausages, eggs, whole milk, cheese, whole yogurt, mayonnaise, butter, biscuits, sweets, ice cream, snacks (eg crisps), standard food and fried food.
What they do: disrupt the synthesis of myelin.
Exceptions: the internal organs of livestock (brain, kidneys, liver), have a substance to inosine, which increases uric acid, which exerts a protective effect on the nervous system. The problem is that they contain many toxins and much saturated fat. The solution is boiling, throw the water boiling and after cooking.
2. Increasing omega-3 fatty acid consumption.
Which exist in fatty fish eg sardines, salmon, mackerel, mackerel, herring, trout. Flaxseed and flaxseed oil. Walnuts . In fish farming and offshore and in tone, yet they contain too many heavy metals, for this reason, it is advisable to avoid.
What do: exercise -therapeftiki anti-inflammatory activity in CNS inflammation.
Problem: destroyed by heat, ie cooking. What we do or eat raw fish (sushi) or take omega-3 supplements or fortified foods containing them or consume cod liver oil.
3. Beware of foods containing iron Fe.
In red meat
What is he doing:
The Fe when consumed in large quantities, we have free high Fe concentration in nerve cells of the CNS, then increase oxidative stress and many destructive free radicals generated.
Consume with red meat as a source of calcium (milk) which reduce the absorption of Fe.
We do not use vitamin C sources (e.g., lemon), increasing absorption.
Cook the meat and leave in the refrigerator.
4. increase the intake of vitamin D.
In animal foods and their derivatives. Fortified cereals and margarines, and in our bodies, in the form of provitamin, which in converting sunlight to vitamin D.
What is he doing:
The vitamin D, other than calcium / phosphorus absorption helps to fit and function of the CNS.
5. We increase the intake of B vitamins, especially B6 and B12.
In animal foods and their derivatives. In wholegrain or wholemeal cerium and legumes.
What are they doing:
The lack of them in our body, causing disorders in the CNS (fatigue, unsteadiness in walking), still keep in good condition the myelin and the bone marrow.
6. We increase the intake of antioxidants.
What are they doing:
Are substances that help the cells back to remove free radicals that cause oxidative stress (the consumption of red meat, saturated fat, mist, smoking etc.). Moreover reduce erroneous cell responses and prevent the absorption of heavy metals.
Which is located:
Vitamin A: Animal foods and tomatoes, carrots, dark green leafy vegetables, beets, zucchini
Vitamin C: oranges, lemons, kiwi, green vegetables broccoli, cauliflower.
In vitamin E: nuts, flaxseed oil, sunflower oil, olive oil.
Zinc: whole wheat flour, soy nuts, legumes, parsley.
Selenium: meat and offal, fish and shellfish, non-shelled seeds, and fruits,
Bioflavonoids: citrus peels, citrus, apricots, cherries, grapes, green peppers, tomatoes, broccoli and husked wheat.
Pykogeloni: pineapple, peel the grapes
Proanthokyanides: seeds of grapes, cherries, blackberries.
Polyphenols: red grapes and red wine, pomegranate, green tea and cocoa.
Kouersitini: apples, onions, peel the grapes, the green beans and lettuce.
Coenzyme, Q. The function of the brain associated with the levels of coenzyme Q. Good sources are sardines, mackerel, beef, the bran cereals, chicken, nuts, spinach and soybeans.
7. Food that help.
Choline: a structural component of the nervous tissue, good source is egg.
inositol: lipotropic action precursors (fosfoinositon) for brain development, are a good source of liver, citrus.
Biotin: it works as a coenzyme in the metabolism of nutrients, sources are rice, meat, sardines, cauliflower, cereals.
Manganese: valuable for bone formation, connective tissue, insulin action, good cholesterol production, inducer of enzyme in the metabolism of nutrients and nucleic acids DNA-RNA. Sources are rice, wheat, lettuce, beans, and nuts.
Phosphorus: engaging all vital functions and is associated with calcium and vitamin D, good source is fish.
calcium and magnesium for the proper function of the musculoskeletal system. In particular calcium, among other things, contribute to muscle contraction and relaxation, and the transfer of nervous stimulus. Magnesium than the above contributes to the metabolism of B vitamins and essential fatty acids. Great source of this is the sesame seeds.
Royal jelly because of its content deamino produces a strong reaction against infections. At the same time due to the high content of amino acids (protein) confers power.
Melatonin is a hormone that has antioxidant activity and sedative. The quantity of reduced over the years. A food that helps to enrich is honey.
The malic acid reduces the concentration of aluminum in the brain. This comes from the apple.
It is argued that the production of corticosteroids in the body is facilitated by the intake of plant foods (plant sterols).
The turmeric, herb and spice, considered a good anti-inflammatory and protective immune system.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that benefit the body in digestion and in proper bowel function. Also have antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiallergic and other properties. These sources are fortified dairy products.
8. Some Special Tips.
increase in pancreatic enzyme consumption
The increased permeability of the intestinal tunica, allows various microorganisms to invade the circulatory system and cause various abnormal immune responses. The majority of ingested food is digested by means of the pancreatic enzymes and subsequently the nutrients are absorbed. If the condition has been found deficient amount thereof.
Caution heavy metals.
Heavy metals such as mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) Cadmium (Cb), silver (Ag), have at times been associated with their role in the pathogenesis of MS. One possible mechanism is the junction of the above, the replacement of components of myelin, resulting in the immune system do not recognize and destroy. The input sources of heavy metals in the human body is water, agricultural products, seafood and fish, factory waste, sewage, acid rain, and amalgams used in dentistry.