IBD and Parkinson's?
Patients with IBD were about 22% more likely to develop Parkinson's than were unaffected peers in a population-based cohort study spanning more than 3 decades.
The theory of the gut-brain-axis, which is the intestinal environment influences the functioning of the central nervous system and intestinal imbalance may precede Parkinson's disease. This finding strengthens this theory.
According to the study clinicians should be vigilant for Parkinson's in patients with IBD. Gastrointestinal dysfunction can be one of the earliest manifestations of Parkinson's disease. Both neurodegenerative disorders and IBD involve chronic inflammation and both Crohn's disease and Parkinson's have been linked to aberrations of the LRRK2 gene which helps regulate inflammation and clearance of alpha-sinuclein and key component of Neuronal Lewy bodies in Parkinson's disease.
In the final analyses of the investigation, researchers found the association between IBD and Parkinson's disease held up after accounting for the possibility that early gut symptoms of Parkinson's disease sometimes misdiagnosed as IBD.Your gut is the key to your health. Even brain health is affected by the gut. Maintaining a healthy intestinal microbiome is very important.
We understand that Parkinson's is in the gut and we begin treatment in the gut. We remove all gluten, most grains and dairy out of the diet. Processed carbohydrates aggravate SIBO and don't allow leaky gut mucosa to heal properly. High-protein foods block the absorption of the main Parkinson's medications - Levadopa or L-dopa which affects their efficacy. I also test for Herpes 6 and elevated heavy metals with an eye on mercury. The golden triangle in Parkinson's is poor gut function, high viral loads, previous exposure to pesticides and elevated mercury.
Because of poor gut function, I strongly recommend I.V. therapies. Ozone chelation and I.V. glutathione both improve function while we are healing the gut with L-glutamine, fish oils, NAC, turmeric, probiotics, gelatin, phosphatidyl choline/serine and resveratrol.
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