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Can Fasting Change The Microbiome And Tame MS Symptoms?

Preliminary research suggests fasting might be useful for multiple sclerosis.

When I told my coworker that I was participating in a study that involved fasting, she laughed until she nearly cried.

My boyfriend, ever supportive, asked hesitantly, “Are you sure you want to try this?” Note the use of “try” instead of “do.”

When I told my father over the phone, the line went silent for a moment. Then he let out a long, “Welllllll,” wished me luck, and chuckled.

Turns out, luck might not be enough.

I like to eat. Often and a lot. Now, however, my eating habits have become more than a source of amusement for friends and coworkers. Now they are data in a study focusing on people with multiple sclerosis, like me.

The pilot study, led by Dr. Ellen Mowry at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, is looking at the impact of intermittent fasting on our microbiomes — the universe of trillions of microbes, mainly bacteria, that live in our guts.

Read full article: Can Fasting Change The Microbiome And Tame MS Symptoms? : Shots – Health News : NPR

Read Full Article: Can Fasting Change The Microbiome And Tame MS Symptoms? : Shots – Health News : NPR

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