HWH COMMENT > Does this mean that all the vegans/vegetarians who think phytoestrogens in tofu (soy) are as harmful as estrogen not produced by the human body should begin eating tofu again to stave off multiple sclerosis? I’m on board as ridiculous as this all seems, it makes perfect sense to me.
So, an increase in estrogen protects the brain and associated nerves. Yet, some researchers have noted that phytoestrogens in plants are not the same as estrogens in humans – though previous tofu-eaters are staying clear of tofu based on their gut interpretation that the effects are the same.
So if their gut is right (that plant and animal estrogens act the same in nature) then bring on the tofu to prevent brain/nerve damage. Or, taking a stretch here, cure brain/nerve damage. It really doesn’t matter if disease or trauma or something else causes brain/nerve damage. Nerve damage is nerve damage. Fix it. How to.
Okay, fix the damage and you still have a disease that’s going to create more damage. Okay, so with trauma, the trauma ends rather quickly and you have damage. Fix the damage and you’re done. Not so fast. Trauma can become disease-like when a consequent syndrome is associated with it – whether conscious of it or not.
Oh, oh, I’m wondering why after a concussion I start craving tofu. It’s in the refrigerator now. I had some last night, the night before. Had it on Christmas – practically ate the whole plate at a Chinese restaurant, something I rarely do. Can’t stop thinking about what to do next with tofu. Why? When nobody wants it? I want it. I need it. I crave it. Now I’m free to not feel I’m doing my body bad by eating it.
It’s all about protection. If damaged by trauma, nerves are exposed, then something goes awry in the body to keep them from healing while simultaneously the body attacks the weak links to destroy them, thinking it’s helping not hurting, well, that is disease-like.
Keep your myelin sheaths intact.
Indulge your myelin sheaths.
New question > What plants contain phytotestosterone? Why do people want to eat phyotestosterone foods but not phytoestrogen foods? Do I sense a prejudice here? Men don’t want plant estrogen, but women don’t want it either. Men want plant testosterone, but why is it not harmful to them, if plant estrogen is harmful to women? Lots of explaining to do.
December 28, 2017, University of California, Los Angeles
A study by UCLA researchers reveals the cellular basis for how the hormone estrogen protects against damage to the central nervous system in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The researchers found that estrogen treatment exerts positive effects on two types of cells during disease —immune cells in the brain and also cells called oligodendrocytes. Complementary actions on these two types provide protection from disease.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune, neurodegenerative disease marked by visual impairment, weakness and sensory loss, as well as cognitive decline. These symptoms emerge when inflammatory immune cells destroy the myelin sheath that surrounds nerve processes called axons. Loss of that protective insulation disrupts electrical communication between nerve cells.
The third trimester of pregnancy has been previously shown to reduce relapse rates by approximately 70 percent as compared to before pregnancy, and other studies have shown benefit over the long term due to multiple pregnancies. An estrogen unique to pregnancy that is made by the fetus and placenta has been proposed by Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl and colleagues to mediate this pregnancy protection in both the MS mouse model as well as in two successfully completed clinical trials of estriol treatment in MS patients.
How that happens has remained a critical question. Voskuhl, who led the latest study, reported mouse studies showing that estrogen protected the brain from damage by activating a protein called estrogen receptor beta (ERb). Her new research identifies which cells within the brain are mediating this protective effect…