Category: Gut-Brain Connection

The Microbe-Dementia Connection — and my Mom

PubMed published a study in August 2014 on the link  between Helicobacter pylori infection and dementia – specifically non-Alzhiemers dementia.The conclusion of the study was “that HP-I may be a critical risk factor for the development of non-AD. Further investigation, including clinical trials, to examine the microbe-dementia connection may provide further proof of the association […]

The Emerging Role Of Infection as Cause of Alzhiemers

A number of chronic diseases are in fact caused by one or more infectious agents. For example, stomach ulcers are caused by Helicobacter pylori, chronic lung disease in newborns and chronic asthma in adults are both caused by Mycoplasmas and Chlamydia pneumonia, while some other pathogens have been associated with atherosclerosis. The realization that pathogens […]

Diet, the Gut, the Brain – and Dementia

Published by the Tustin Chronic Condition Center There is a distinct link between our digestive system and our brain function, and if people continue to ignore the problem, it can lead to neurological degeneration—in common terms: dementia. How exactly does that work? How can what you eat affect your brain? We’ve illustrated it here in […]

The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health

The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health The research I’m assembling on here  firmly establishes the fact that there is a gut-brain connection, and many brain disorders, including some dementias, result from intestinal infections, bacteria or yeast that enter the blood stream and travel to the brain – which is precisely what […]

Your Brain’s Silent Killers: Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, […]

The Link Between Gut Bacteria and Brain Function

  Gut bacteria and brain function: The challenges of a growing field Philip W. J. Burnet University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, United Kingdom In a recent article, Bravo et al. (1) demonstrated antidepressant and anxiolytic-like properties of a probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus in mice. Evidence for an involvement of the vagus nerve […]

Gut Bacteria Preying on Your Brain

Bacteria in the gut may be influencing your thoughts and moods, raising the possibility that probiotics could be used to treat psychiatric illnesses, dementia. “The thought of parasites preying on your body or brain very likely sends shivers down your spine. Perhaps you imagine insectoid creatures bursting from stomachs or a malevolent force controlling your […]