Ive always presumed that the fine hand and finger movements required for handwriting used a glimpse into the status of the microbiome. Let me explain.
The letter above was composed by President Ronald Reagan in November, 1994 announcing his medical diagnosis with Alzheimers dementia. Compare the handwriting of this letter with his composing from a couple of years earlier in 1986:
You can value that his pre-Alzheimers handwriting is smoother, with more constant size of the letters and more constant letter positioning, while the post-diagnosis handwriting is shakier, letter formation less consistent. (Of course, dementia is not an all-or-none situation; it is likely that the brain pathology of Alzheimers was already quite well developed by the time he composed the 1986 letter, but the situation was just even worse by 1994.).
This is not news. It has actually been known for several years that, as neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimers dementia get worse, the capability to compose, even sign your name, weakens. It is also typical for handwriting to degenerate with aging in the absence of dementia, often interfered with by tremor. Whether the use of handwriting analysis as a tool to track or identify dementia or as a tool to track aging are works in development.
Emerging science is significantly associating at least some aspects of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimers and other kinds of dementia, numerous sclerosis, Parkinsons illness, Lou Gehrigs disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) with dysbiosis, small intestinal tract bacterial and fungal overgrowth (SIBO and SIFO), and the endotoxemia that results from these situations. The brains of individuals with dementia, for circumstances, have been found to be densely filled with fungis, as compared to the lesser amounts found in senior people without dementia.
Now here is where I venture into uncharted area: Can we utilize handwriting to identify whether bacterial and/or fungal overgrowth, and consequently endotoxemia, play a function in handwriting? Can functions of handwriting, and perhaps tremor that frequently accompanies weakening handwriting, therefore be used to identify endotoxemia (and thereby SIBO and SIFO) and track success or failure in removing these circumstances?
Regrettably, there has actually been no official research study of this phenomenon. I think of all the people Ive seen over the years who have actually had handwriting degeneration, tremor, who had the trademarks of fungal and bacterial overgrowth.
Bottom line: While speculative, handwriting and the presence of tremor you may view as a body indication that endotoxemia is influencing your brain health and at least think about evaluating yourself for SIBO and/or SIFO, then take actions to handle.
It is likewise typical for handwriting to deteriorate with aging in the absence of dementia, typically interfered with by trembling. Emerging science is increasingly associating at least some aspects of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimers and other types of dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons illness, Lou Gehrigs disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) with dysbiosis, small intestinal tract bacterial and fungal overgrowth (SIBO and SIFO), and the endotoxemia that results from these situations. The brains of people with dementia, for circumstances, have actually been found to be largely riddled with fungi, as compared to the lower quantities found in senior individuals without dementia.