Gut microbes may be the root cause for PD

Major new piece of research --

Short and sweet:

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The middle article above contains an important qualification. In addition to bad gut microbes, you may need a genetic predisposition (or other adverse factor) to tip you over into PD:

"It is important to note that, in this study, gut microbes cooperate with a specific genetic factor to influence the risk for developing Parkinson's disease. The researchers used a specific genetic mouse model that recapitulates motor symptoms through α-synuclein accumulation, and genetically normal mice that were not predisposed to Parkinson's disease did not develop motor symptoms after receiving fecal transplants from patients. Other genetic and environmental factors, such as pesticide exposure, also play a role in the disease."

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  • Marty Hinz has been following this route for years with much success.

  • Hi HarleyBob,

    Thank you for the comment. I am quite familiar with Hinz's papers and his work. Indeed, I have been on the Hinz amino acid protocol for the last 18 months, with good results. But I was not at all aware that he talked about the effect of microbes, whether from the gut or anywhere else. As far as I know, he and his team only focused on restoring the balance of the neurotransmitters in the brain and did not discuss the underlying cause(s) of those imbalances.

    Best wishes for the holidays! - dumpelkIn

  • Have you seen the video at

    There is a brand new technology about to come out. is a company with a technology developed at Los Alamos and then acquired by a billionaire who is bringing it to market. Basically, it is a test that tells you your exactly gut microbe make-up and how to improve/diversify it. They test blood, stool, urine, and saliva quarterly and then give you a personal recommendation on how to improve you gut flora. There is a podcast that discusses this.

  • Nelo23,

    They do not offer anything specific to Parkinson's disease. The podcast was interesting, but disorganized. The presenters sound slightly manic. The Introducer, Warren, is very muddled and incoherent, and all his over-the-top enthusiasm cannot compensate for his fragmented train of thought. The random, spontaneous roundtable among the participants may be a good way of exciting and luring in the customers, but it is not a good advertisement for the way they operate. We want our scientists and medical providers to be knowledgeable, calm, cool, systematic, and well-organized. This listener comes away from the podcast without any conviction that the service being offered is battle-tested and ready for launch.

  • @DUMPELKIN: Thanks for ur frank assessment

  • Their website seems to be more organized.

    What is the gut microbiome, and why does it matter?

    Anyway, I signed up. I'll let you know how it turns out.

  • Better than the 1st presentation 4sure-TY🥊

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