2015-05-09

chriskresser.com` #parkinson's disease

2.6: news.health/parkinson's disease/chriskresser.com:
. Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac talks about
new findings in the study of Parkinson’s disease .

chriskresser.com:
. the gut's microbiome is altered in Parkinson’s disease;
the specific type of microbiome dysfunction
affects the symptoms of Parkinson’s .
those with Parkinson’s also have
significantly greater intestinal permeability(leaky gut);
which is correlated with markers of
oxidative stress and endotoxin exposure,
like exposure to lipopolysaccharide.

. rarely food intolerance may be the problem:
in those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity,
and with transglutaminase 6 (tTG6) antibodies
eating gluten causes neurodegeneration.

low-dose naltrexone (LDN).
. LDN has helped some cases of multiple sclerosis,
Parkinson’s, and ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
suggesting an autoimmune cause .
. LDN promotes T cells that regulate immune response;
LDN reduces CNS inflammation (a Parkinson's problem)
LDN increases intestinal motility
which is slowed by Parkinson's .
. NIH's Dr. Hong theorizes that Parkinson’s and MS
are due to hyperactive inflammatory
brain microglial cells .

. even slightly elevated iron levels,
may contribute to inflammation;
so giving blood may help reduce symptoms .

Curcumin is found in the spice turmeric;
and is a neuroprotective anti-inflammatory;
for better absorption use liposomal forms:
[mixed with phospholipids]
"Longvida and Meriva use phospholipids"

. the ketogenic diet (very low-carb)
changes your brain fuel from glucose
to ketone bodies which bypass defects in
mitochondrial complex I activity.
. just 28 days of ketogenic diet
were shown to reduce Parkinson’s symptoms .