If you thought neurological diseases were confined to the brain, think again. Recent research has shown these diseases can also result from poor overall health. Neglecting your physical health can have a negative impact on your brain, and vice versa.
There are currently no drugs that halt or reverse most neurodegenerative diseases, so prevention and/or early intervention is important.
Certain dietary interventions and probiotics have been shown to improve gut health and reduce inflammation. Could incorporating dietary compounds into the regimen of Parkinson’s disease patients early on provide an easy and natural way to improve daily wellbeing, alleviate symptoms and even delay disease progression?
Join us for this FREE online talk
Join Dr Elodie Kip as she talks about her research into the role of inflammation in healthy living, the role of neuroinflammation in disease, and whether improving gut health could alleviate symptoms of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease via the gut-brain axis.
About the speaker
Dr Elodie Kip is an Assistant Research Fellow in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Otago. She has a Master’s degree in immunology and oncology and a PhD in neuroinflammation and virology. Through her travels, breaks from working in science and life experiences, she became interested in the impact of lifestyle and wellbeing on inflammation and healthy living. The focus of her current research is on preventing neuroinflammation via lifestyle and therapeutic compounds to slow Parkinson’s disease. She works in the laboratory of Professor Louise Parr-Brownlie, who is internationally renowned for her Parkinson’s disease research.