Look to the Gut as the Culprit of Parkinson’s Disease

Hooray! Other researches also believe the a primary cause of Parkinson’s disease symptoms centers in the digestive system, not the brain. Dr. Michael D. Gershon from Columbia Unviversity has been researching the human gut over the past decade. He has discovered something that will surprise you. Your intestines are your Second Brain. Believe or or not they have a mind of their own.

Persons with Parkinson’s symptoms seem to have unusually leaky intestines, which let toxic materials such as tiny chunks of nasty bacteria, slip between the cells that line the intestines which have a relatively thin wall. This creates inflammation of the nerves and causes a particular protein – alpha synuclein – to fold up the wrong way. This triggers a chain reaction of misfolded proteins that gradually travel up the neural networks.

As they travel up the network they burn somewhat like a slow fuse, winding up
in the brain over the course of decades. The problem with Parkinson’s symptoms more than likely does not originate in the brain. It originates in the gut.

One of the best strategies for reversing symptoms is to focus on getting your entire digestive system back up to speed. Problems naturally result over time with digestive systems. We unknowingly ingest toxins which get lodged in our gut. When the nasty toxins leak outside the intestines we suffer the consequences over the long haul.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery

2 thoughts on “Look to the Gut as the Culprit of Parkinson’s Disease

  1. I wish there were a simple answer to your question. The best approach is to discover the cause or causes of the symptoms and addressed them. You can usually count on toxins and trauma to be issues, but not always.
    Of course, the other issue is that he will have to set the intention to heal which requires a commitment and willingness to take the necessary actions to heal.

    Robert Rodgers PhD
    Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

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