Jlhughette wrote:She had always been a health nut so also took gut supplements. I now feel convinced that her gut issues contributed to the onset of Alzheimer’s.
Just saw this summary, which underscores that the makeup of bacteria and other microbes in the gut may have a direct association with dementia risk. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 075751.htm
Makes me wonder about my own father who was on antibiotics a few times in his 70s after two surgeries and UTIs. I did manage to get him on probiotics after the last couple of antibiotic treatments, but he continued to eat too much sugar, which I'm sure whacked his microbiome. So maybe once it was altered, he wasn't absorbing nutrients as well - he probably lost about 40 pounds in a few months prior to his death. The nursing home never reported that he wasn't eating well.
Did your mom eat any fermented foods?