A new study: multiple sclerosis & oleic acid

Recipe  Included

you or anybody you know has been diagnosed with MS, please read this post. MS is an autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system and leads to pain, lack of coordination, dizziness, loss of vision, and other debilitating symptoms.

✨ A new study from Yale Medical School found that dietary fats might affect immune function in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) ✨

Here’s how it works and what the researchers found:

👉 T regulatory cells (T regs) control the immune response and prevent autoimmunity.

👉 T regs don’t function properly in MS.

👉 T regs burn fats to function.

👉 T regs from healthy people appear to rely more on oleic acid.

👉 T regs from people with MS appear to rely more on arachidonic acid.

👉 Lab experiment showed that oleic acid restored healthy function of T regs in tissue from patients with MS.

Basically, the researchers at Yale found that oleic acid might play an important role in regulating inflammatory signals in people with MS. Oleic acid is most commonly found in…

🌱 Olive oil

🌱 Avocados

🌱 Nuts

Of course, there are many different variables that influence the severity of MS. The disease is influenced by genetics, environment, lifestyle, and more. The point of this study is that we cannot ignore the role of diet.

If you know anybody who is struggling with MS, please send them my way. We have a wealth of options to naturally support immune health and a better quality of life despite the diagnosis. 

Enjoy this delicious recipe that is rich in Oleic Acid!


Taco Breakfast Skillet

14 ingredients · 30 minutes · 4 servings
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Red Onion (chopped)
1 lb Extra Lean Ground Beef
2 tbsps Chili Powder
1 tbsp Cumin
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
4 Egg
1/2 Tomato (chopped)
1/4 cup Black Olives
1/2 Avocado (cubed)
1 Jalapeno Pepper (sliced)
1/4 cup Cilantro

1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the red onion and ground
beef. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the beef is completely cooked through.

2. Once the beef is cooked, add in the chili powder, cumin, onion powder, black pepper and
nutritional yeast until well combined. Make little sockets in the beef mixture and crack an
egg in one at a time.

3. Once the eggs begin to cook, add a lid on top for 3 minutes or until the yolk is cooked to
your liking.

4. Remove from the stove and top with the tomatoes, black olives, avocado, jalapeños and
cilantro. Divide between plates and enjoy!

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to five days. Eggs are best enjoyed the same day.
Serving Size
One serving is approximately one egg with one cup of beef and veggie mixture.
More Flavor
Add some grated cheese on top.

Make it Vegetarian
Use black beans and/or quinoa instead of ground beef.