The central idea of the theory of Dr. Hugo Henzi is that Multiple Sclerosis is not a typical auto-immune disease, but rather an allo-auto-allergy.
Because of its allergic character it is easy to understand why we see so often an unpredictable course of the disease. It depends on our lifestyle!
The activity of the disease is directly correlated with the appearance of allergens. And these are correlated with an external factor as the composition of our modern food! Changing your diet habits is crucial, because this lay hold of the cause of the disease.
I like to stress that changing your diet, is totally innocent and harmless! On the contrary, it assist your health in a positive way. In fact, everybody will be better off!
In this blog I like to shed some light on the conditions in our nervous system that lead to a plaque of demyelination.
Electron microscopy has shown minute changes in macroscopally normal white matter, also outside the plaques! You would expect that should be the case when you have read the theory of Henzi or my ebook. Also the small white fibers in between the grey brain-cells must be vulnerable for the methanol-metabolites and the following attack of the immune system.
It is in the ongoing process of the immunological defense mechanism in the more densely packed white matter that leads to the formation of a plaque.
Dr. Henzi and Dr. Rolf U. Schwyzer describe more details of this process with respect to the inflammation of the optic nerve with Multiple Sclerosis. As you may know, a high percentage of MS starts with an optic neuritis with seriously blurred vision.
It is known for long that naturally occurring methanol in our food is excreted by every living person. The destruction of this poisonous chemical and its metabolite formaldehyde is delayed when you take large quantities of fructose with its metabolite glyceraldehyde. Free floating formaldehyde damages proteins in the body.
It also enters our nervous system. When it damages proteins in the myelin, these altered proteins stay long as such because of the slow turnover of myelin. When these damaged proteins survive a sufficient length of time, there is a possibility of sensitization. In short: an allergy.
This aggressive immune reaction alters the composition of the extra cellular fluid (ECF). This fluid is hindered in its way to the brain liquor by the ongoing immune response by white blood cells in the perivascular space. The slowing of the flow of ECF gives rise to damaging molecules to influence the propagation of nerve impulses via the axons of the nerve cells. They also seem to damage the mitochondria of the axons, the energy factories of cells. A cascade of problems lead to the formation of the injurious plaque.
Maybe in my next blog I will tell you more about these basal mechanisms of MS.