Sunday, December 11, 2016

Study: Parkinson Linked to Gut Bacteria.

On December 1, 2016, CNBC presented an article titled "Parkinson Linked to Gut Bacteria." The article written by Robert Ferris focused on a study in which researchers "found a functional link between the bacteria in the gut and the onset of Parkinson's disease. A team of scientists from several institutions in the United States and Europe showed how changing the bacteria in the guts of mice affected the manifestation of Parkinson's symptoms - even including bacteria taken from the guts of humans with the disease.

The findings suggest a new way of treating the disease: The best target for treatment may be the gut, rather than the brain. The researchers hope the new information can be used to develop "next generation" probiotics, more sophisticated than the sort of probiotics found on the shelves of health food stores today.

Previous research has suggested connections between gut bacteria and Parkinson's, as well as other diseases such as multiple sclerosis. But no research has shown exactly how the two might be related.

In other words, it could mean that the guts of Parkinson's patients have certain bacteria that contribute to the disease, or that they lack certain beneficial bacteria that could help protect against the disease.

Samples of gut bacteria in Parkinson's patients render this possible. They tend to have certain kinds of bacteria not found in healthy people, and they also lack others that are found in healthy people, 

"One can imagine one day, maybe in our lifetimes, patients will be prescribed drugs, and in the pills will be the bacteria that protect them from disease or even maybe treat their disease symptoms," said Sarkis Mazmanian, one of the researchers on the team and professor of microbiology at the California Institute of Technology.

A Message From Life Choice founder and CEO 
Eldon Dahl

"All Disease Begins In The Gut." -Hippocrates

The bodily process of digestion and absorption is one of the most important to our health.

Hippocrates made this statement over two thousand years ago and it is truer today than ever.

What are the signs of unhealthy digestion?
  • Acid reflux
  • Throat and nose issues (clearing throat, runny nose, etc.)
  • Gas/bloating
  • Inflammation anywhere in the body
  • Skin disorders anywhere on the body
  • Negative reactions to food
  • Loose stools or constipation
Our bodies rely on proper enzymes and healthy microbes to work with pathogenic bacteria and to produce anti-bacterial cultures in order to strengthen the intestinal walls and to support our immune system.

Today we are challenged on many fronts: lifestyle and diet, deficient intestinal flora, stress, toxic chemicals in our food/water/environment, consumption of alcohol, and frequent use of antibiotics all deplete our healthy supply of beneficial enzymes and bacteria. This allows disease to take hold beginning with yeast strains.

Poor digestion will eventually cause one's health to break down. Some examples of this breakdown are listed below:
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Food and general allergies
  • Autism
  • Chronic viral infections
  • Genital infections
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver cirrhosis and biliary disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • Meningitis
  • Malignancy
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Eczema
  • Mental illness
  • Clinical infections

The trend of mental illness is particularly disturbing and related to enzyme deficiencies.

One study found that enzyme loss is connected to a specific familiar neurological disease.

Another study examined the effects of lifestyle--including diet--on mental health, and found that diet is a crucial factor in synaptic plasticity and overall mental health.

An article on the Verge listed several studies, including one in which switching gut bacteria in mice caused behavior alterations.  

To safeguard our bodies enzymes must be incorporated into the diet and unless you are vegan it should be full spectrum and include the following, ox bile (bovine bile), pancreatic enzymes, protease, betaine hydrochloride, and even kale and l-lysine. To be sure of quality the enzyme source is critical look for those produced and sourced in Canada or from the US. And the ox bile be ensured it is from USDA certified beef cattle, this will ensure that the gall bladder was removed at the slaughterhouse, and that the bile was then lyophilized and safe to be used for supplements. All quality measures should be in place by attestation to ensure that the material is BSE and TSE free.

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Most of the strains in Laktokhan can survive intestinal acid and bile, and they implant themselves on specific intestinal receptors, thus contributing to a longer-lasting, consistently beneficial effect. Each Laktokhan capsule has 400 mg of FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides) prebiotics (food that enables the good probiotic bacteria to survive for 3 years or more) as well as inulin. Only the beneficial bacteria are fed, not the harmful organisms. Unlike other probiotic brands, Laktokhan maintains its potency without refrigeration, making it ideal to take when travelling.more


CNBC "Parkinson Linked to Gut Bacteria: Robert Ferris, December 1, 2016 
Web MD "What Are Probiotics" Mary Jo DiLonardo

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