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    Antibiotics Increase Risk of Parkinson’s Disease – Study

    Higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease according to a recently published study by researchers form the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland.
    The strongest associations were found for broad-spectrum antibiotics and those that act against anaerobic bacteria and fungi. The timing of antibiotic exposure also seemed to matter.
    The study suggests that excessive use of certain antibiotics can predispose to Parkinson’s disease with a delay of up to 10 to 15 years. This connection may be explained by their disruptive effects on the gut microbial ecosystem.
    “The link between antibiotic exposure and Parkinson’s disease fits the current view that in a significant proportion of patients the pathology of Parkinson’s may originate in the gut, possibly related to microbial changes, years before the onset of typical Parkinson motor symptoms such as slowness, muscle stiffness and shaking of the extremities. It was known that the bacterial composition of the intestine in Parkinson’s patients is abnormal, but the cause is unclear. Our results suggest that some commonly used antibiotics, which are known to strongly influence the gut microbiota, could be a predisposing factor,” says research team leader, neurologist Filip Scheperjans MD, PhD from the Department of Neurology of Helsinki University Hospital.

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    There are lots of connections to chronic diseases and bad guts. Antibiotics wipe out all the bad and good bacteria in the gut, if you do not replenish your gut with the good bacteria, the bad will over take it again and it becomes a vicious cycle.

    Good probiotics and fermented foods are the best way to do it.

    There are other ways to get rid of bad bacteria without wiping out the good, but it is a holistic approach that can do it and one I prefer over Big pHARMa synthetic drugs.

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