Impacting Multiple Sclerosis bacteria genus

This is a theoretical post. Working from high bacteria and low bacteria cited in this earlier post, I went to DataPunk.Net and extracted information about each genus. Several readers with MS in immediate family requested this list.

I have struck thru items that appear on both sides. We do not know if these items will help or make things worst…. i.e. these are should avoid for safety items.

The Increase or Decrease are what you in theory would reduce high bacteria and enhance low bacteria. In some cases, the same item will decrease the high bacteria and increase the low bacteria; in general, we have limited knowledge from published articles.

High Bacteria Low Bacteria
  1. Acinetobacter calcoaceticus (species) 
  2. Akkermansia muciniphila (species) 
  3. Euryarchaeota (phylum) 
  4. Bilophila (genus) 
  5. Blautia (genus) 
  6. Clostridium perfringens (species) 
  7. Desulfovibrio (genus) ,
  8. Desulfovibrionaceae (family) 
  9. Dorea (genus) 
  10. Haemophilus (genus) ,
  11. Christensenellaceae (family) 
  12. Mycoplana (genus) ,
  13. Pseudomonas (genus) 
  14. Sarcina (genus) 
  15. Streptococcus (genus) ,
  1. Adlercreutzia (genus) 
  2. Clostridia IV Clusters,
  3. Clostridia XIVa
  4. Faecalibacterium (genus) 
  5. Fusobacteria (phylum) 
  6. Lachnospiraceae (family) 
  7. Parabacteroides (genus) 
  8. Prevotella (genus) 
  9. Ruminococcaceae (family) 
  10. Sutterella (genus) 
To Improve
Decrease Intake of
To Improve
Increase Intake of
  • (+)-Catechin  L8
  • Barley H4
  • Berberine H5 H7
  • Bile salts H4 L4
  • Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) H2
  • Chemotherapy L4
  • Chicory  L8
  • Cholic acid H5
  • Cranberry bean flour H2
  • Cranberry polyphenols H2
  • Daesiho-tang (DSHT) H2
  • Dopamine  L8
  • Epicatechin  L8
  • Fasting H2
  • Flaxseed H6 L4 L6
  • Fructo-oligosaccharides  L4
  • Gallate L4 L9
  • Grapes (table) H2
  • Green tea H2
  • Heme H2
  • High animal fat diet  L4
  • High animal protein diet L4 H4
  • High fat diet H6 L4 L6 L9
  • High meat diet H4
  • High processed foods diet  L4
  • High protein diet H2 H4
  • High sugar diet L4 L6 L9
  • Inulin  L8
  • Iron supplements H6
  • Jerusalem artichoke  L8
  • Lingonberries H2
  • Low carbohydrate diet  L8
  • Low fiber diet  L4
  • Low FODMAP diet  L4
  • Low processed foods diet H2
  • Melatonin H2
  • Metformin H2
  • Milk-derived saturated fat  H4
  • Navy bean (Cooked) L4 L5 L8
  • Polysorbate 80 H2
  • Pomegranate ellagitannins H2
  • Proton-pump inhibitors (PPI) H7 H10 H15
  • Pyruvate  H4
  • Resistant starch (type II) H5
  • Resistant starch (type IV) H5 L4 L8
  • Resveratrol H2 L8
  • Rhubarb H2
  • Saccharin H11
  • Saccharomyces boulardii  H5 H9
  • Walnuts H5 H9
  • Whole-grain barley L5 L8
  • β-Glucan H6 L5 L8
  • Aloe vera  H15
  • Arabinogalactan  L4
  • Berberine L4 L9 H13 H15
  • Chemotherapy L10
  • Chicory H4 L4
  • Chondrus crispus (red seaweed) H6
  • Cinnamon bark oil H10 H15
  • Coriander oil H10
  • Cranberry bean flour H6
  • Dopamine L4 L7
  • Epinephrine L4 L7
  • Ethanol H2
  • Fasting L4
  • Flaxseed H2 H5 H9
  • Garlic (allicin) H13 H15
  • Grapes (table) H4
  • High fat diet H2 H11
  • High fiber diet  L4
  • High protein diet L10
  • High sugar diet H11
  • Hyocyamine H13 H15
  • Inulin L4 H4
  • Jerusalem artichoke  L4
  • Lavender (spike) oil H10
  • Lemongrass oil  H10 H15
  • Low animal protein diet  L4
  • Low processed foods diet  L4
  • Methyl gallate H6
  • Navy bean (Cooked) H6 H15
  • Omega 3 fatty acids H2
  • Oplopanax horridus H13
  • Oregano essential oil H13
  • Peppermint oil H10 H15
  • Perilla oil H10
  • Polymannuronic acid H6 H9
  • Propyl gallate H6
  • Proton-pump inhibitors (PPI) L7
  • Quercetin H6
  • Red wine  L4
  • Resistant starch (type II) H6
  • Resistant starch (type III)  L4 H13
  • Resistant starch (type IV) H2 H15 L7
  • Saccharin L6 L9
  • Saccharomyces boulardii L4 L6 L9
  • Sarcodiotheca gaudichaudii (red seaweed) H6
  • Sialic acid L5
  • Stevia H15
  • Tannic acid H6
  • Thyme oil H10 H15
  • Trametes versicolor H6
  • Vitamin D H13
  • Walnuts H5 L4 L6 L9
  • Whole-grain barley H13

Bottom Line

Some items matches the literature — for example low Vitamin D levels increases risk and severity [Vitamin D as an early predictor of multiple sclerosis activity and progression [2014].. Other items that appear on one side only — Omega 3 [Association of fish consumption and Ω 3 supplementation with quality of life, disability and disease activity in an international cohort of people with multiple sclerosis.[ 2013] “Those consuming fish more frequently and those taking omega 3 supplements had significantly better quality of life, in all domains, and less disability. ”

Other items like garlic has evidence suggesting they may help, Dose-dependent S-allyl cysteine ameliorates multiple sclerosis disease-related pathology by reducing oxidative stress and biomerkers of dysbiosis in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis[ 2017]. and Cinnamon ameliorates experimental allergic encephalomyelitis in mice via regulatory T cells: implications for multiple sclerosis therapy. [2015]

As always consult with your medical professional before changing diet or supplements.