More research continues to come in, linking endothelial dysfunction to multiple sclerosis. Pub med has hundreds of new papers.
When I first began looking into how Jeff's MS was related to his vascular system in 2007, I read many papers on pubmed which discussed the "endothelium." A dysfunction in the lining of our blood vessels was implicated in chronic diseases of inflammation and hypoperfusion, such as MS. I noticed that there were many modern day environmental factors that caused problems with endothelial health and blood flow. Endothelial dysfunction was linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease and neurodegenerative disease.
Fast-forward seven years, and there are health stories on the endothelium in the mainstream press every day. Here's a sampling from just last week----
Tomato Sauce helps fight heart disease Of 36 patients with heart disease, those taking the pill every day for two months saw their blood vessels widen by 53 per cent. This was due to improved functioning of the endothelium, the inner wall cell lining of blood vessels, scientists believe. link
So, now that we know the endothelium is truly important---how is our current environment impacting our health? And what can we do about it?
Here's what I wrote in 2007: