Further evidence the gut may be involved in Parkinson’s disease

A number of studies have linked Parkinson's disease with issues arising in the gut.  While we don't know the direction of causality, if the gut changes the brain or vice versa, a small amount of evidence indicates that the changes may be initiated in the gut. A study published yesterday indicates that one of the … Continue reading Further evidence the gut may be involved in Parkinson’s disease

Knowing this may help prevent Alzheimer’s…and potentially reverse it

While I've never personally watched a loved one develop and succumb to Alzheimer's disease, the devastation it leaves on individuals and families is obvious.  I can't imagine not being able to remember recent events, forgetting who my child is, and losing executive functions to the point of death.  Even worse is the fact that it's … Continue reading Knowing this may help prevent Alzheimer’s…and potentially reverse it

Could sealing the blood brain barrier and gut really be this easy?

A study I posted recently on the Facebook page generated a decent discussion on how traumatic brain injury promotes a leaky gut.  The interesting take-home message from the study is that one long term symptom of traumatic brain injury(TBI) is "leaky gut". The theoretical trek from there is that endotoxin can then cross the gut … Continue reading Could sealing the blood brain barrier and gut really be this easy?

Parkinson’s disease: From gut to brain or brain to gut?

Taken from: https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2015/12/new-technique-reveals-gut-bacteria-diversity... In early December of last year, researchers confirmed something that had been brewing for years.  Parkinson's disease, a degenerative brain disorder that affects motor function, may be tied to the bacteria in our gut(1). This study took a look at the microbiome of mice prone to Parkinson's disease and raised them in … Continue reading Parkinson’s disease: From gut to brain or brain to gut?