Gut involved with Parkinson's?

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   Posted 12/10/2016 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Also wondering about a new study showing that the gut may be involved with Parkinson's. Does anyone know about this? And, are probiotics any help in staving off Parkinson's? I've read that they can't recommend a probiotic yet,
but I also have IBS-- Apparently gut problems often precede Parkinson's. And I must take VSL #3 a heavy duty probiotic for the IBS. FYI I also have
constipation that alternates with diarrhea and diverticulosis.

Anyone know about VSL #3? (I'll see my gastro doc soon to go over this but in meantime I'd like input.)

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   Posted 5/10/2017 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   

Gluten-free might be the key, as some wit PD might be affected by wheat, rye, and barley.
I went gluten free 3 months ago.

For these 3 months, extreme improvements in:
- bowel movements, have become regular, no longer take Metamucil or Restorolax
- gas/bloating
- fatigue
- back to zero or one nap day, from 1, 2, or more
- sudden need to inhale hard, sucking in air (whatever this was)
- muscle aches
- less itchy
- drooling while sleeping stopped
- focus (cloudy thinking much better)

I wish it helped with tremors, etc but the benefits I mentioned are welcome.

Try gluten-free for a week. You'll notice changes immediately, if gluten has been part of the problem.

google the book "Grain Brain" (which led me too trying gluten-free), and also "Wheat Belly"

Post Edited (TruthGenesis2) : 12/1/2017 3:01:41 PM (GMT-7)

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