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Parkinson’s Disease And The Microbiome

New research suggests that the bacteria in your gut may play a role in Parkinson's Disease. Consumer Reports fills you in on the microbiome.

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Dr. Barry Sears

The microbiome has a direct link to the brain via the vagus nerve.  Altering the microbiome by probiotics is virtually worthless, however, the combination of fermentable fiber (i.e. prebiotics), polyphenols, and omega-3 fatty acids can alter the microbiome and in particular one microbe (Akkermansia muciniphila) that appears to control that vagus nerve highway.

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