Parkinson’s Disease

Diet

  1. Limit red meat which may increase iron load and elevate inflammatory fats within the body.
  2. Consume organic foods when possible to limit exposure to pesticides and herbicides.
  3. Consume clean sources of wild caught, Alaskan Sockeye Salmon. If certified clean sources are not available, avoid fish consumption and resort to omega-3 fish oil supplements instead.
  4. Consume organic, detoxifying vegetation. These include: calciferous vegetables and sprouts, red beets, green beans, carrots, turnips and purple onions. These vegetables help to potentate detoxification of the body.
  5. When you eat meat, consume only free-range/organic sources.
  6. Eat plenty of antioxidant-rich foods such as organic berries and dark, colorful vegetables.
  7. Protein consumption can interfere with levodopa absorption, consume your protein meal in the evening after your final dose of levodopa.

Lifestyle

  1. Limit exposure to industrial solvents as there has been a strong link to Parkinson’s disease.
  2. Limit exposure to pesticides and herbicides. People who use pesticides in homes are twice as likely to develop Parkinson’s disease.
  3. Decrease exposure to aluminum, mercury, excess iron and copper.
  4. People with a family history of Parkinson’s are genetically susceptible to accumulation of toxins. In fact, research suggests that detoxification process in Parkinson’s susceptible people may function at only 30% of the average population.
  5. Whenever you have to take antibiotics, be sure to recolonize the gut bacteria aggressively. Endotoxins, produced by harmful bacteria, have been linked to Parkinson’s.
  6. Limit alcohol consumption. When consuming alcohol, consume no more than one glass of red wine per day (preferably an organic red wine).
  7. Limit dairy products such as milk and cheese.
  8. Avoid artificial sweeteners (especially aspartame)

Supplements

  1. Ubiquinol 200 mg – 1 capsules two to three times daily, depending on financial resources. This nutrient is an activated form of CoQ10 and would negate the need for other CoQ10 supplements. Because this form of CoQ10 is activated and better absorbed, you may not need the 1200+ mg that many doctors are recommending for Parkinson’s Disease.
  2. Melatonin 20 mg – 1 Capsule 1 hour before bed.
  3. WholeMega Fish Oil – 2 Capsules three times daily to replace the omega-3 fatty acids.
  4. iFlora Probiotics – 1-2 capsules per day.
  5. L-Tyrosine – 4,000 mg – 7,000 mg per day. Tyrosine is the precursor to dopamine, taking 6,000-7,000 mg per day has been shown to increase dopamine production.
  6. Tryptophan – 500 mg- 1500 mg per day to normalize serotonin. L-dopa can cause a deficiency of serotonin in the brain which can lead to depression. L-Tryptophan can help to reverse this effect.
  7. Advanced Bio-Curcumin With Gingerols1 Capsule Three Times Daily
  8. Mega Green Tea Extract – 1 Capsule Daily

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