Gut Bugs Linked to Alzheimer’s?

 Gut Bugs Linked to Alzheimer’s?
Gut Bugs Linked to Alzheimer's?

Gut bugs linked to Alzheimer’s is a wake up call to take steps to improve our gut health now to  protect our brains as we age.

Last week’s blog HERE talked about the research linking Austism disorder to changes in the gut microbiome!

See a pattern here?

Our gut microbiome is amazing! It is a vital part of the terrain (Internal environment) of our body.

This community of microbes live in the colon are responsible for creating  compounds crucial to our health and wellness.

This supports my strong view that the “Germ Theory of Disease” is so limited. We need to focus on our “terrain”, our internal environment as responsible for  diseases.

The Germ Theory versus The Terrain Theory of Disease

  • Germ theory states that germs are the primary causative agents of most diseases.
  • Terrain theory states that our internal environment the primary agent responsible for the diseases and microbes are only given the “advantage” to grow and proliferate within certain environment.

One of the most interesting twists in this story, is that Pasteur recanted on his deathbed over his entire life work, stating that “the microbe is nothing; the milieu is everything.” Another way of stating these words is that it is not the germ that causes disease, but the terrain in which the germ is found.

Read the full BLOG article on Terrain Theory HERE.

When it comes to working within my scope of practice as a Holistic Health Coach, dedicated to diet and lifestyle modification to “create health”  I focus on the terrain of your body. I focus on building a strong internal ecosystem —with good nutrition, stress management, exercise, mind/body practices, a strong microbiome and low toxic load and many other factors.

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Gut Bugs Linked To Early Signs of Alzheimer’s?

Trillions of  tiny microbes—collectively called your microbiome—exist mainly inside your intestines, in your mouth, and on your skin. 

A new study found that  individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may have an altered gut microbiome, and these changes may occur early in the disease course

We don’t know yet whether these changes are a cause or result of changes in the brain that lead to Alzheimer’s disease. 

Specific gut bacteria were identified as being associated with preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease, and their inclusion improved machine learning predictions of preclinical AD status

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