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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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