Links to Publications About Health Studies

Why the digestive system and its bacteria are a ‘second brain’

ABC News National radio excerpt with Lynne Malcolm and Olivia Willis. Plus article about David Perlmutter’s New York Times bestselling book Brain Maker.

Parkinson’s May Begin in Gut and Spread to the Brain Via the Vagus Nerve

Information relating to research on gut health and Parkinson’s disease. The research focuses on the role of the vagus nerve as the pathway to the brain.

The Gut Microbiome and the Brain by Leo Galland

Article link above in the Journal of Medicinal Food by Leo Galland discusses how gut microbes affect sleep, memory, mood, and cognition and the relation to life problems such as alcoholism, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and restless legs syndrome. The article also addresses nutrition.

publications articlesLeaky Gut and Modern Diseases

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in herbicides. These publications articles discuss how the glyphosate found in the typical American diet leads to diseases such as gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

Leaky Gut and Asthma

This article links the microbiome of bacteria in the gut with the surge in asthma rates over the last 30 years, through research at Johns Hopkins.

Leaky Gut and Celiac/Gluten

This article links to increased intestinal permeability to macromolecules (leaky gut) to Celiac disease and gliadin (gluten).

Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Diseases

This article links the tissue damage caused by an immune response (e.g. autoimmune disease) with the loss of intestinal barrier function (leaky gut).

Leaky Gut in Autistic Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

This article highlights how children with autism spectrum disorder commonly have the gut issue known as inflammatory bowel disease.