This month we summarize the science on protecting our families from MS by controlling environmental factors to the best of our abilities. This information is also provided in a booklet on our website at http://www.direct-ms.org/resources/booklets/
This month we speak with Joan Embry about sticking to the Best Bet Diet while dining out. Joan is working on an update to the recipe book. In the meantime, you can find the recipe book at http://www.direct-ms.org/nutrition/recipes/
Vitamin D - The cheapest, easiest, safest thing you can take to improve your health - whether you have MS or not - Episode 7
Links to material mentioned in this episode:
Our library of nearly 400 research papers on Vitamin D
Booklet – Protect your family from MS
Presentation by Dr. Robert Heaney – Vitamin D for disease prevention https://youtu.be/1V_oZm-A4xs
H Tremlett, F Zhu, A Ascherio, KL Munger. 2018. Sun exposure over the life course and associations with multiple sclerosis. Neurology 90 (14), e1191-e1199
Nielsen NM, Munger KL, Koch-Henriksen N, Hougaard DM, Magyari M, Jørgensen KT, Lundqvist M, Simonsen J, Jess T, Cohen A, Stenager E. Neonatal vitamin D status and risk of multiple sclerosis: a population-based case-control study. Neurology. 2017 Jan 3;88(1):44-51.
Holick MF. Vitamin D deficiency. New England Journal of Medicine. 2007 Jul 19;357(3):266-81.
Kimball SM, Ursell MR, O'Connor P, Vieth R., 2007, Safety of vitamin D3 in adults with multiple sclerosis. Am J Clin Nutr. 86(3):645-51.
Audio version of Dr. Verbora’s presentation for DIRECT-MS in Calgary from September 2018 - Episode 6
Link to youtube video that has additional information such as slides and a Q&A session
In this episode we interview Dr. Michael Verbora about the benefits and risks of medical cannabis for MS patients. It turns out there are many of the former and few of the latter.
World Health Organization report on CBD
Academies of science report on cannabis benefits and risks
Link to youtube video
This month we interview founding member and vice president of Direct-MS Nick Topolniski, who has been living the diet to manage his MS for two decades.
See show notes for episode 002