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feman posted:
what if....eating any metallic iron is what has given us m.s. top tip-eat no more iron! Iron is added to breakfast cereals for years. I stopped eating any added iron 4 weeks ago and already feel a lot better. plenty of available non metal iron in green veg to keep you healthy. Choose to eat no more iron! You wont be cured but you wont get worse! Take back control love Niall x
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hackwriter responded:
Feman,

I'm not sure what you mean by "non metal iron." The element iron is classified as a metal on the periodic table. Wherever iron occurs in nature, whether it is in plant form or mined from the earth, it is still a metal.

I believe you are speaking to the theory that iron deposits in the brain are causing white matter lesions and autoimmune attacks. But studies have shown that MS patients all respond differently to different treatments--and some MS patients actually respond well to taking iron supplementation (see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22422107 . Our disease manifests itself in mysterious and varied ways from person to person. What helps one patient might harm or be ineffective in another.

Therefore, the future success of MS treatment lies in individualized therapy.

Kim


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