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The Viral-Auto-Immune Hypothesis

“The central tenet of auto-immunity postulates that the immune cells of the body attack normal tissue. Somehow, it is postulated, a component of the normal tissue becomes an antigen in multiple sclerosis patients and is said to attack the myelin which forms the sheathes around many nerve fibres. However, a trigger is usually suggested which initiates the sequence of events. It is usually claimed that it is a virus. However, no virus has ever been found in [more than 60] years of research; which has even included biopsies being taken from the brains of patients during acute attacks. Equally, no antigen has ever been identified in normal tissue. Despite the lack of scientific evidence the viral-auto-immune theory is often presented as certain fact.” Page 240, “Oxygen and the Brain. The Journey Of A Lifetime”, Emeritus Professor of Medicine Philip James of University of Dundee, 2014, pub. Best Publishing Company.

Medical professionals and the MS Societies around the world have been toting this theory for decades and still do.



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