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Parkinson’s May Begin in Gut Before Affecting the Brain 

Parkinson's disease, which involves the malfunction and death of nerve cells in the brain, may originate in the gut, new research suggests, adding to a growing body of evidence supporting the idea. The new study shows that a protein in nerve cells that becomes corrupted and then forms clumps in the brains of people with Parkinson's can also be found in cells that line the small intestine.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
The vagus nerve is essentially the superhighway between the gut and the brain.  One of the best ways to remove damaged cells is via apoptosis which is enhanced with the activation of AMP kinase.  The two best ways to do that is calorie restriction and adequate levels of polyphenols. These are also the foundations of the Zone Diet.

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