Parkinson’s Disease, Gut Infection, Autoimmunity, and the Gut-Brain Axis – Functional Nugget #434

Parkinson’s Disease is being shown more and more in the research to have autoimmune mechanisms as possible causative factors. A recent 2019 paper in Nature shows that the Gut-Brain Axis is involved in Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease via gut infection or dysbiosis driving mitochondrial damage and antigen presentation in genetically susceptible individuals.

John Bartemus, DC
Functional Medicine Charlotte



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