Parkinson’s Disease and Digestive Health

Parkinson’s Disease and Digestive Health – Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a long term disease that progresses over time.  While it is not life threatening, it severely impacts your active lifestyle.  New research shows that this disease may start in the gut.

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Parkinson’s Disease and Digestive Health.  About 50,000 Americans suffer from PD each year.  At the same time, it affects more than half a million Americans at any given time.  However brand new cutting edge research shows that it may start in the gut.  According to a study published in the April 26, 2017, issue of Neurology, preliminary evidence shows that PD may start in the gut.  Neurology is the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.  In fact the research came out in April of 2017.

The connection comes from a very important nerve called the vagus nerve.  The vagus nerve extends from the brain stem to the abdomen and controls unconscious body processes like heart rate and food digestion.  The research continues stating there is yet other evidence supporting this.  People with PD often suffer from digestive problems such as constipation.  These issues often start decades before they develop the disease. In addition, other studies have shown that people who will later develop Parkinson’s disease have a special protein.  Experts believe this protein plays a key role in Parkinson’s disease in their gut.  The research suggests that the connection lies with the vagus nerve, although they do not understand how or why.  The study is also clearly states that they need to do more studies to confirm the findings and figure out the how and why.

Our Approach to Digestive Support

While I don’t diagnose or treat any disease (including PD), I can help support healthy digestion.  I provide this support with a specific plan. And this plan usually includes custom dietary changes and the correct enzyme supplements. Of course I only make recommendations after scientific testing based on sound medical principles.

Are you concerned about digestive health? Do you spend hours or days at home waiting for your problems to subside? Are you missing out on work family or fun? If so, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120. Then I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). In fact did you know that both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America rely on BIA? These tests help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.


After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  Furthermore, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Parkinson's Disease and Digestive Health
Parkinson’s Disease and Digestive Health