“Familiar Foe” Ignites Parkinson’s Disease?!
When I went to medical school (way back in the 90s) no one knew what caused Parkinson’s disease.
We could tell that changes happened in your brain, and we could tell which parts of your brain the disease effected.
But as to why your brain was changing… that part was a mystery.
Since then we’ve learned a lot about Parkinson’s.
And ironically enough, researchers have discovered that the brain changes are caused by an old, familiar foe…
I’m talking about inflammation.
A new study, published in the journal Brain, discovered that inflammation damages mitochondria (the power source of every cell in your body).
It’s this damage that leads to the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
That means Parkinson’s joins a long list of diseases caused by inflammation, including arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, heart disease, cancer… and many more.
In small amounts (only lasting for a short time), inflammation is our friend. It helps rid our bodies of infection and speeds repair to damaged tissues.
But when inflammation becomes chronic, that’s when the problems mount.
The research team in this new study analyzed the blood of 245 participants to discover that inflammation triggers mitochondria dysfunction in the body, which then increases a compound in your body called interleukin 6 (or IL6).
When IL6 reaches your brain, it destroys your brain cells.
Of course, the researchers in this study suggest that all Parkinson’s can be avoided by taking anti-inflammatory drugs. But those are chock-full of dangerous side effects that in the long run do MORE harm than good!
The key is getting to the root of inflammation. Here’s how you can do it:
Dr. Scott’s Low Inflammation Plan:
- Take fish oil – these healthy oils are needed for your body to help keep inflammation in check.
- Take curcumin (an extract of the spice turmeric) – it has been shown to help reduce inflammation.
- Use only olive oil, coconut oil, or avocado oil for everything you eat.
- Avoid fried and processed foods whenever you can.
- Get good sleep and exercise.
There is no doubt that if you want to be healthy and avoid Parkinson’s, you need to calm down inflammation.
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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