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Parkinson's disease may start in the gut

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by adreno, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. adreno

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    First MS, now Parkinson's...

    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-10-parkinson-disease-gut.html
     
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    The folded protein (implicated by the hypothesis) seems to act like a prion, as far as my very basic understanding of the research goes. A prion is, by definition, infectious, and Parkinson's isn't usually considered infectious, but perhaps this hypothesis would change our understanding of the disease.

    Interestingly, and perhaps significantly, Wikipedia says that: "All known prion diseases in mammals affect the structure of the brain or other neural tissue."

    I don't understand it all, but the hypothesis is that these folded proteins spread via the vagal nerve, from gut to nervous system:
     
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    That is right. Sadly many use the term for any misfolded protein.
     
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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23712625

    Study about Parkinson and SIBO:


     
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    Chris Kresser about parkinson:
    http://chriskresser.com/new-research-and-treatments-for-parkinsons-disease#comments

    He also suggests as treatment:

    - LDN
    - ketogenic diet
    - liposomal curcumin, to reduce oxidative damage and CNS inflammation
    - reducing iron, as parkinson´s disease is often correlated with iron overloading (only little Vit. C and HCL Betain, as both increase iron intake)
    - removing gluten from the diet
     
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