Tag: parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease and your gut; is there a link?

Parkinson’s disease and your gut; is there a link? I have a cousin who has Parkinson’s disease which took him from being a world-renowned pediatrician who worked at a hospital in Boston to someone who is now on disability.   Michael J. Fox has lived with Parkinson’s disease for years and has been able with the use of medication and other interventions to function better, but with markedly altered abilities. Parkinson’s disease is described by Wikipedia as a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The symptoms usually emerge slowly and, as the disease worsens, non-motor symptoms become more common. Read More »

Parkinson’s disease; Growing evidence suggests it may begin in the gut which may offer a way to effectively treat it.

Parkinson’s disease; Growing evidence suggests it may begin in the gut which may offer a way to effectively treat it. Many of us know someone who has Parkinson’s disease.  A close cousin of mine who was a world-renowned pediatrician developed it in his 60’s and it forced him into early retirement. The more we understand diet and how the gut works, the closer we come to understand that many of the diseases that are treated medically with often poor results are gut-related.  There is growing evidence that suggests Parkinson’s is one of those diseases. There is a recent blog that Read More »