Nutrition

A High-Calorie Diet May Help You Live Longer
Bruce

A High-Calorie Diet May Help You Live Longer

According to a recently published study in Neurology (and summarized for the lay reader in Medical News Today), people with Parkinson’s disease need to watch out for weight loss, especially right after they are diagnosed. As Medical News Today says in its banner heading: People with Parkinson’s disease who lose weight may be more likely to develop …

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Review:  The Parkinson’s Playbook, by Robert Smith
Bruce

Review:  The Parkinson’s Playbook, by Robert Smith

Robert Smith, a retired landscaping architect who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006, has just come out with a book that explains how he turned his life around five years after his diagnosis. Apparently from 2006 until 2011, he was on a downward spiral, still working long hours and getting by primarily on Parkinson’s …

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Review: “How Not to Die from Parkinson’s Disease”
Bruce

Review: “How Not to Die from Parkinson’s Disease”

At the World Parkinson Congress last September, I walked in on the tail-end of an academic session that dealt with nutrition.  The speaker ended with a strong pitch that we all read – and follow – Dr. Michael Greger’s book How Not to Die, the first half of which contains a chapter titled “How Not …

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In the Offing: Future Therapies for PD
Bruce

In the Offing: Future Therapies for PD

I recently received the following message from Benjamin Stecher in my blog’s in-box: Hey, fellow PD advocate and blogger here, Below is a link to my latest blog entry about the future of PD therapies, thought you might be interested in taking a look. https://tmrwedition.com/2017/03/23/the-future-of-parkinsons-disease-therapies/ I have recently started collaborating with a number of research labs …

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Questions for the World Parkinson Congress!
Bruce

Questions for the World Parkinson Congress!

Here are the research questions for which I’ll seek answers when I’m attending the World Parkinson Congress next week in Portland.  Do you have your own questions you’d like me to add?  Let me know in the comment section below! Some of these questions may seem repetitive, but here goes: 1.  How much control do …

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Multi-Pronged Approach to Improve Mental, Physical and Emotional Health
Bruce

Multi-Pronged Approach to Improve Mental, Physical and Emotional Health

This study, reported in News-Medical.net, offers a multi-pronged approach to improve mental, physical and emotional health.  It sounds great to me.  Now if I only had the time! The research participants were young adults (and none had Parkinson’s), but the study’s authors suggest the same benefits could happen with older people.  I sense it would …

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