Gut Bacteria May Prevent Alzheimer’s

According to an article in the Huffington Post, a study supported previous research findings that diet is the most powerful mode of prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

Research shows there is a link between the health of the gut and the brain. According to a study from Lund University in Sweden, unhealthy intestinal flora can accelerate the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Hallenius, associate professor at the University said, “Alzheimer’s is a preventable disease and in the near future we will likely be able to give advice on what to eat to prevent it. Take care of your gut bacteria by eating lots of whole-grains, fruits and vegetables.”

In the new study, Hallenius revealed a direct causal association between gut bacteria and signs of Alzheimer’s in mice. They colonized one group of mice with bacteria from rodents with Alzheimer’s, which caused brain plaques.  On the group that were colonized with healthy bacteria few brain plaques were detected.

The gut microbes are connected with the immune system.  Diet, exercise, stress and toxin exposure all play a huge role in the gut’s bacterial make-up.  It is recommended that we adopt a plant-based, whole foods diet and probiotic supplementation as a way to improve the health of these microbe.

Here’s to your Health!

Kim Lowrey, Colon Hydrotherapist

Colon Hydrotherapy Center, Fayetteville, AR


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