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Living Conference Held in Boise

Wednesday September 24, 2014

Living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) was the focus of the recent Parkinson's focused conference held in Boise on Saturday, September 20 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center. Over 200 Parkinson’s patients and caregivers from Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho attended. The conference was co-presented by the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation and Parkinson's Resources of Oregon.

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Dairy & Gut Health in PD

Monday April 07, 2014

Dairy is anything derived from the milk of a mammal. Cheese, cream, butter, yogurt, ice cream, sour cream, cottage cheese, caramel sauce, hollandaise sauce, chowder. The highest consumers are in the US and Europe. Most dairy comes from cows, but it doesn’t have to- milk can come from goats, buffalo, camels…It is usually pasteurized, fortified, and homogenized, but sometimes it is fresh and raw.

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Nature's Moments

Friday April 04, 2014

We’ve long known that connecting with nature has a powerful influence over us. Studies evaluating the effect of nature on healing show that this effect is real and not just imagined. Using nature videos, artwork and exposure to the outdoors, researchers show that recovery from surgery is faster, the length of hospital stays are reduced and the healing process is enhanced. Natural spaces stimulated creativity, engagement, and problem solving yet at the same time add a sense of peacefulness and calm. Nature gives us a respect for our interconnectedness, adds meaning and purpose to life. Hospitals, hospice programs and healing arts practitioners now intentionally add nature to their décor and environment to enhance personal healing.

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Antioxidant Diet

Friday April 04, 2014

Oxygen. We need it to live and breathe. Oxygen is used by cells to create energy and drive many metabolic and chemical reactions. So what is oxidative stress and why is it harmful? Oxidation occurs all around us. It is what creates rust, turns apples brown or oils rancid when exposed to air. Oxidation is a metabolic process that also occurs in our bodies. When left unchecked and out of balance these chemical reactions can cause cell damage, a process called oxidative stress.

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Parkinson’s Disease Nutrition: Why is it Relevant?

Monday March 03, 2014

Humans are parasites of the planet. We need the planet, but it doesn't need us. In order to survive, we must take in minerals, molecules and organisms from the environment. Nutrition is the study of this human dependence.

The goal of nutritional medicine is to see that the body’s needs are being met. How do we know what we need? Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) provide guidance for most healthy people, but not for individuals with disease. Just as burn and trauma victims require additional protein, so are the nutritional needs different in individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

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Stem cells-what are they and how are they made?

Friday August 23, 2013

Stem cells are immature cells in the body that have the potential to turn into many different cell types. Cells like this are important to the growth and development of a fetus. They also help the body repair and rejuvenate cells that are damaged. Stem cells come from different sources

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Is your environment a high risk PD zone?

Thursday July 25, 2013

Is there a toxin or something in the environment that causes Parkinson’s?

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Is natural dopamine better than Sinemet?

Thursday July 18, 2013

Mucuna pruriens or cowhage seeds are a natural source of Levodopa and its use to treat Parkinson’s symptoms can be traced over 4500 years ago when it was first used by Indian physicians practicing traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

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Is marijuana helpful for Parkinson’s?

Friday July 05, 2013

Marijuana is used for medical purposed including beneficial effects on pain, chemotherapy related anorexia and nausea, anxiety and muscle spasm. Its role in brain disease is now being explored.

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Does glutathione help Parkinson’s disease

Thursday June 06, 2013

Glutathione (GTH) is a molecule and potent antioxidant found inglutathione our cells. Glutathione is produced by our bodies and levels decrease with aging, many diseases and Parkinson’s disease.

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