Nutrition

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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Young Onset Parkie in the News
Bruce

Young Onset Parkie in the News

The NY Times just wrote about Billy Kennedy, basketball coach for Texas A&M.  The article begins with Billy learning he has Young Onset Parkinson’s, then describes his initial foray into the dark world of the Parkinson Closet, and his subsequent successes coming out to everyone and building up a terrific basketball team. Article excerpts: Parkinson’s affects …

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A Lot to Digest!
Bruce

A Lot to Digest!

The Michael J. Fox Foundation just published a pamphlet on how to eat if you have Parkinson’s, and what to consider vis-à-vis your food and your medications. Click here (Parkinson’s and Diet), then head for the nearest farmer’s market or grocery store! For more eating suggestions, click here for the Brian Grant Foundation’s webpage on nutrition. I …

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Hmmm…May I Have Another Piece of Pie, Please?
Bruce

Hmmm…May I Have Another Piece of Pie, Please?

According to this soon-to-be-published scientific study, weight loss in the early stages of Parkinson’s may signify a more rapid and aggressive form of the disease.  It’s not clear if one condition causes the other; there’s just an association. Key quote, bolding mine: Data required for the current study – including annual height and weight measurement …

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