The relation between Parkinson’s disease and gut microbiota

May 11, 2021

Last April 11th was the international awareness day for Parkinson’s disease, which is one of the most famous and common neurodegenerative illnesses. It destroys dopamine neurons and creates movement disorders. It is quite common to know a relative or friend diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. According to a 70-year-old woman, the symptoms are like brushing your teeth with gloves on. Daily movements are made difficult due to shivers, muscular rigidity and slowness.

This weekend, many events on the topic took place. The subjects discussed were mainly knowledge and therapy improvement as well as new challenges that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. A quite new topic was brought up: the relationship between gut microbiota and the emergence of Parkinson’s disease.

The two axis of Athletica’s method are functional neurology (the nervous system activation) and micro-nutrition (the microbiota equilibria). Our experience on more than 30’000 candidates since its inception in 1997 in Geneva allows us to benefit from a good knowledge in the relationship between gut microbiota and health, mostly the nervous system and neurodegenerative illnesses.

We are sharing Katrina Campbell’s article published in, which explains the connection between Parkinson’s disease and gut microbiota. Between 50% and 70% of our nutrition is transformed by the microbiota before being absorbed. Thousands of bacteria species live within us. When symbiosis is broken and the bacteria balance is lost, the body starts to irritate.

If you want to develop your health, face an illness or optimize your sport performances, it is crucial to treat your gut microbiota and adapt your nutrition accordingly. Many publications can be found to understand what a “healthy nutrition” is. Knowing yourself as well as your microbiota’s condition is key.

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