Welcome! This blog contains research & information on lifestyle, nutrition and health for those with MS, as well as continuing information on the understanding of the endothelium and heart-brain connection. This blog is informative only--all medical decisions should be discussed with your own physicians.

The posts are searchable---simply type in your topic of interest in the search box at the top left.

Almost all of MS research is initiated and funded by pharmaceutical companies. This maintains the EAE mouse model and the auto-immune paradigm of MS, and continues the 20 billion dollar a year MS treatment industry. But as we learn more about slowed blood flow, gray matter atrophy, and environmental links to MS progression and disability--all things the current drugs do not address--we're discovering more about how to help those with MS.

To learn how this journey began, read my first post from August, 2009. Be well! Joan

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Raise a glass!
December 29, 2010 at 5:16pm
This year, my New Year's  resolution is going to be to get enough

For those who might have missed the note on hypovolemia (loss of blood volume and dehydration) and CCSVI--read the last post on Flow and CCSVI.

Jeff and I have been consciously drinking a bit more water than we normally would, since Dr. Dake recommended hydration after angioplasty.   Nothing crazy, because too much isn't good either.  But we're getting closer to the recommended amount.

Here's a wonderful calculator to help you figure out how much daily water you need.  There are nine questions based on your weight, activity level, climate and more.

According to the calculator, with my body weight, amount of daily exercise and climate, I need 91 ounces of water a day.  That's a lot!  Jeff needs 109 ounces.  We're getting there.

So, will you join us in raising a glass of water to toast the new year?
To your health,  L'chaim!


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