Last reply 1 year ago
Glmphatic Flow

I just read an article about a research project on Glmphatic flow has anyone know about this research. Basically it was saying they believe a sluggish lymphatic vessel needs cleaning. They think a lymphatic system that needs cleaning can cause a number of brain related diseases include MS. It said sleeping on your side and taking Omega 3 is the best way to keep it flowing. I already do both of those, I thought it was interesting. It had a current date on the research, I thought it might have been old research. Potter

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merfield
1 year ago

[email protected], anything that might improve our lot is worth a look. I’m going to google it. I read inflammation was a likely factor and that anti inflaitories might be the answer…..personally I can’t try anti inflams as i’m told I’ve got heart disease. But certainly omega 3 is ok for most people, and I sleep on my side anyway. Xx

@potter I probably should posted it when I read it but here is the article that is based on the same thing you were mentioning. It is really fascinating:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/national/health-science/when-scientists-saw-the-mouse-heads-glowing-they-knew-the-discovery-was-big/2017/05/19/f33cc574-246a-11e7-a1b3-faff0034e2de_story.html

It also suggests things like “deep breathing significantly” that improve the flow. While its not specific to MS it seems that the findings point to things that would improve the outcomes for MS.

When I read the article I felt it was more justification for our family following OMS because it ties very closely to the priniciples outlined there (with breathing being related to medidation/mindfulness and omega 3 being related to flaxseed oil). Dr Swank discusses taking naps and that seems to connect as well. So when I read that, it didnt strike me as new information but providing some biological explanations for why the OMS method might be working.

If you are curious there is another article unrelated to the one above that also shows some recent benefit to omega 3:

https://scienceblog.com/494125/can-omega-3-help-prevent-alzheimers-disease/amp/

Lastly if you are serious about omega 3 for MS do consider reading this link (or the paper contained with the article) https://overcomingms.org/news-research/news/flaxseed-oil-associated-with-40-lower-risk-of-developing-ms/

Reading through the study that looks very well constructed seems to show that only ALA (found in flaxseed) and not DHA/EPA (fish oild) show benefit.

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