Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Link between Parkinson's disease and Probiotics



 Reviewed July 2014


You can't prove what did not happen.   Suppose you learn that certain nutritional remedies have the potential of preventing problems from developing.  If you never have the problem how do you PROVE that you prevented it?

The references at the bottom of this article may lead you to further research.

Take Parkinson's disease for example.  By the time the disease shows up, major neurologic damage has already been done.  PS - Alzheimer's and Parkinson's have a very close relationship.. They are the first and 2nd most common neurolocal problems of aging.

Are we implying that it is possible to apply a nutritional remedy that will have the potential of preventing Parkinson's disease from developing?  Yes - because there appears to be a very strong link between  Dysbiosis in the GI tract and Parkinson's disease.

Dysbiosis is defined as an unhealthy change in the normal bacterial ecology of the intestines.  The definition includes the condition that results when the natural flora of the gut are thrown out of balance.

Common conditions which may cause Dysbiosis:

    Antibiotic treatment  -
            including the use of multiple antibiotics
            especially when probiotics are not used,
            and especially when treatment is long term:
    Constipation
    Diarrhea or vomiting
    Drug treatments - especially those which cause constipation or diarrhea
    GERDS (acid reflux)
    GMO foods (consequences of glyphosate)
    Food Allergies
    Inflammatory Bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's)
    Leaky Gut
    Typical Western diet - high in sugar and processed foods which are low in nutritive value
    Unexplained or an undiagnosed cause of abdominal pain

Which products are most likely to be beneficial?
Ultra 4x6 Probiotic - provides 6 probiotic strains that colonize the gi tract from the lower small bowel to the rectum.  The effect is to restore normal flora.
Ultra Omega-Linic - provides GLA, EPA and DHA, the essential fatty acids required to balance the excess Arachidonic Acid prevalant in the typical Western diet.  This is important because the brain is mostly made up of fatty acids.  These long chain, polyunsaturated fatty acids (LPUFAs) have been shown to be important to both brain structure and brain function.  Ultra Omega-Linic is also     important to proper function of the GI tract.  In fact these LCPUFAs are important to all body structure and functions.
Ultra Vites - high in essential nutrients - and especially high in B Vitamins - Folacin and B12.  B Vitamins support neurological function and. all of the metabolic processes.  Ultra Vites supplies the basic nutrients needed by the body (this marvelous biochemical factory we walk around in).
Enzymes Plus - support complete digestion of food.  It provides Gastro-Active and Entero-Active activity to help break food into small enough molecules for absorption .
Argiletz French Green Illite Clay - restore mineral balance, eliminate toxic agents & bacteria - used often to stop diarrhea


Recommendations:
    Low Carbohydrate lifestyle modification with emphasis on high fiber foods
    A Basic Package with Ultra 4x6 Probiotic (Ultra Omega Linic, Ultra Vites & Ultra 4x6 Probiotic) 
    A GI Support Package (Argiletz French Green Illite Clay *, Enzymes Plus and Ultra 4x6 Probiotic)    * this clay is especially important for constipation or diarrhea

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Links
http://blog.brendawatson.com/general/does-parkinsons-disease-originate-in-the-gut/ (Leonard Smith, MD)
http://neurosciencenews.com/parkinsons-gastrointestinal-tract-neurology-2150/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25883837