Neuroinflammation and Its Connection to MS

The Goode Health Podcast

17-07-2023 • 28 mins

When it comes to understanding the intricate relationship between our immune system, the brain and Multiple Sclerosis (MS), there are many factors that are included within the complex process.

In this episode, Nicole deep dives into the subject of neuroinflammation and its connection to MS. Nicole helps you to understand what neuroinflammation actually is, the potential triggers that can act as a driver for MS, the links between Epstein–Barr virus and MS. She also uncovers the latest research into this neurological disorder and the emerging therapies that aim to target neuroinflammation directly.

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EPISODE TIMESTAMPS:

  • [02:29] - What is neuroinflammation?
  • [03:28] - How does neuroinflammation impact the cells in our nervous  system?
  • [03:54] - The important role of microglia and what can happen if it becomes active
  • [04:45] - The four different clinical severities of neuroinflammation
  • [06:13] - The symptoms you might see with neuroinflammation
  • [07:52] - What Multiple Sclerosis actually is and how it affects our body
  • [10:52] - How our immune system protects us and what happens when it kicks into action mode
  • [12:59] - The role neuroinflammation plays in the development, progression and symptoms of MS
  • [14:50] - Immune cells and what happens when dysregulation occurs
  • [16:04] - New research into understanding these inflammatory processes within the brain and spinal cord
  • [16:51] - The blood brain barrier and MS
  • [17:48] - What triggers this inflammation?
  • [18:11] - The link between the Epstein–Barr virus and MS
  • [21:35] - Additional mediators of neuroinflammation
  • [22:28] - Other health issues MS has been linked to
  • [23:08] - The impact of underlying imbalances
  • [23:58] - Different types of holistic treatments for MS
  • [25:36] - Neuroimmunology and how it can help us understand the immune system

KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

  • Understanding what neuroinflammation is and how it impacts our nervous system
  • The different severities of neuroinflammation and identifying the symptoms
  • The link between the Epstein-Barr virus and MS, as well as how it can impact the myelin sheath proteins
  • Emerging research into the inflammatory processes and the holistic treatments for MS


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