Naturopathic treatments of Parkinson’s involve regulation of Microbiome, the bacteria in the gut. Novel pathways now suggest Parkinson’s is an Autoimmune disease. This affirms treating individuals who have Parkinson’s with naturopathic immune balancing protocols.
The role of the gut in regulating the immune system has become widely accepted among scientists. But recently a Montreal team led by Dr. Michel Desjardins from the University of Montreal and Dr. Heidi McBride at McGill University, discovered a direct link between immune cell (T cells) and the dysfunctional Parkin and PINK1 genes. These genes are known to be involved in protection of dopamine nerve cells.
To read more visit the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) press release at McGill University: http://www.mcgill.ca/neuro/parkinsons-autoimmune-disease