Parkinson’s Disease and Chronic Constipation Are Related

By on December 8, 2009
parkinson's disease is related to constipation

The Mayo Clinic discovered that Parkinson’s Disease is Related to Constipation, but they miss the boat entirely when they say WHY they think that this is so. Again, western medicine is all about making disease not under your control.. So, they claim that the reason constipation is related to Parkinson’s is because of a faulty autonomic nervous system functioning!?

This hypothesis is almost ridiculous since there is an incredible amount of published peer-reviewed information about Parkinson’s being related to toxin intake(1,2). And how do toxins get removed from the body? In part, many toxins are removed by the bowels.’Health Oriented’ physicians have said for decades (maybe even centuries) that “Death Begins in the Bowels”. Certainly this study suggests that poor health is related to constipation.

There is so much evidence that high fiber intakes, high intake of pure clean water and plenty of exercise contribute to better health and give Relief from Constipation. But the Mayo Clinic chooses to believe that getting Parkinson’s has NOTHING to do with LIFESTYLE choices. Instead, it MUST be the autonomic nervous system.

How many people have EVER gone to the doctor complaining of chronic constipation where they ‘go’ every 3 or 4 days, and their doctor says, “Oh, that’s fine” and treats it as a non-issue? Well, going every other day or every 3rd or 4th day is NOT OK, it’s Chronic Constipation. It is a chronic problem to NOT have a bowel movement (or two) every single day, and may even be a risk factor for getting Parkinson’s Disease.

Again, the ONLY healthy bowel state is one or more formed stools EVERY SINGLE DAY. Even every other day is NOT HEALTHY and leaves toxins in your bowels that are reabsorbed into your bloodstream and contribute to disease! If you do NOT have a bowel movement at LEAST every day, you need to take action to do so. The best way is to incorporate more fiber into your diet using fresh fruits and vegetables and NO processed foods whatsoever.

If that does not work for you, then you may need to include a Fiber Supplement into your diet on a DAILY basis. Another reason for chronic constipation is Magnesium Deficiency. Adding the right Magnesium Dosage can help as well, as magnesium is detoxifying and one of the (helpful in this case) Side Effects of Magnesium is loose stools.

So, if you want to choose to believe that your future health is out of your hands and is mostly related to ‘Autonomic Nervous System Functioning’ or genetics or whatever, then you can continue to have ill health. But if you want to believe that YOU are in control of your health- then making sure that you have at least ONE bowel movement every day is a good start to avoid chronic constipation.


1) Toxin-Induced Models of Parkinson’s Disease
2) The risk of Parkinson’s disease with exposure to pesticides, farming, well water, and rural living

About Kerri Knox, RN

The author is a Registered Nurse and Functional Medicine Practitioner. With 20 years of experience in health care, she has the unique perspective of being solidly grounded in both Conventional Medicine and Alternative Medicine. She can help you to to find and repair the underlying causes of chronic illness, while empowering you to take charge of your own health. She is the owner and author of this blog and website.
Comments' S.Quade says:

One of gluten intolerance's symptoms (the primary one in my case) is constipation. I'm surprised you don't mention this in this article on constipation. Eating fruit and taking fiber were exactly the wrong thing for me, gave me endless years of pain and suffering. Simply abstaining from gluten-containing foods has reduced or eradicated most symptoms.

KerriKnoxRN says:

I'm a BIG believer in a gluten free diet and recommend it for ALL of my clients no matter what their health problems. I sometimes 'take it for granted' that people are already on a gluten free diet because I recommend it so much for anything and everything. Thanks for mentioning that and reminding me. Great advice and I'm so glad that a gluten free diet helped you out. Yeah!

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