A Metabolic Point of View on Parkinson’s Disease

In my newsletter series on inflammation, insulin resistance, and neurologic illness that I concluded in August of last year, while many neurodegenerative ailments were addressed, certainly the primary focus was Alzheimer’s disease. Others, such as Parkinson’s disease, were addressed, but not in nearly as much detail. In particular, given the incidence of Parkinson’s disease in the US, I feel it warrants more attention. Therefore, I was pleased to find a paper that addresses this ailment from a metabolic, allostatic load point of view, the recently published paper (February 2018) “Aging and Parkinson’s disease: Inflammaging, neuroinflammation and biological remodeling as key factors in pathogenesis” by Calabrese et al (1). The first quote I would like to feature from this paper discusses the significant frequency of Parkinson’s disease (PD):

The Gut Microflora-Brain Connection and Neurologic Disorders – A Review of the Evidence – Part II

MORE ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GUT MICROFLORA AND NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS Part I of this series ended with a discussion on the relationship between gut microflora and neurological disorders as outlined in the paper "Microbiota-gut-brain axis and the central nervous system" by Zhu et al (1). Now in part II I would like to continue this … Continue reading The Gut Microflora-Brain Connection and Neurologic Disorders – A Review of the Evidence – Part II

The Gut Microflora-Brain Connection and Neurologic Disorders – A Review of the Evidence – Part I

There is certainly little question that, over the last 10-20 years, one of the most popular topics of interest among nutritional and functional medicine practitioners has been the role of gut microflora and human health.  Furthermore, there is also little question that the vast majority of conversations, seminars and published papers on the subject have … Continue reading The Gut Microflora-Brain Connection and Neurologic Disorders – A Review of the Evidence – Part I