Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fecal transplant for Parkinson's?

I just got this lead tonight, and I'm looking into it. You can see the whole article without buying a subscription, I'll see what else I can find and try to post it later


Faecal transplant eases symptoms of Parkinson's

Pictures of spreads from New Scientist magazine

Editorial: " Why we need to respect bacterial culture"

Diabetes and even obesity, as well as Parkinson's disease, might be cured just by replacing the bacteria in your gut

A FEW years ago, John Gillies had trouble picking up his grandchild. He would stand frozen, waiting for his Parkinson's disease to relinquish its hold and allow him to move. Then in May 2008, Gillies was given antibiotics to treat constipation, and astonishingly his Parkinson's symptoms abated. What on earth was going on?

Thomas Borody, a gastroenterologist at theCentre for Digestive Diseases in New South Wales, Australia, put Gillies on antibiotics because he had found that constipation can be caused by an infection of the colon. "He has now been seen by two neurologists, who cannot detect classic Parkinson's disease symptoms any more," says Borody.

Borody's observations, together with others, suggest that many conditions, from Parkinson's ...

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1 comment:

  1. Makes me think of an article about using rifixamin, an antibiotic that works primarily in the gut for gulf war syndrome (mcoplasma fermentens)


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