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How Could I Be So Wrong?

Tuesday August 26, 2014

It’s hard to avoid a bit of hysteria on being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. To be scientifically rational and ruthlessly objective is hard even under the best circumstances. Nobody would confuse a PD diagnosis with the best of circumstances. One could even argue a little hysteria is an under-reaction to news of being stalked by a disorder that relentlessly hollows out those it afflicts until death.

The grimmest part? You are helpless to stop it. How can this be? In our present days of miracle and wonder, we carry little magic tablets that can conjure images of loved ones and allow interaction from a continent away. We travel thousands of miles in a few hours, watching the clouds from above. We even return from death regularly in emergency rooms across the World, relieved, grateful, but not especially surprised. The fact that, in the midst of this everyday sorcery, we somehow forgot to cure Parkinson’s Disease seems almost negligent.

Talk about pent up demand! After all these years, we are eager to embrace whatever holds the promise of curing, or at least slowing the inexorable progression of this disease. So recent news that a phase three trial of CoQ10 came up empty was disappointing.

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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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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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What do I need to know about vitamins?

Thursday May 30, 2013

The vitamin and supplement industry is a multibillion dollar business. If you search the internet, browse your pharmacy aisle or read a magazine you will discover many claims about a supplement treating a multitude of symptoms, cure disease, or increase vitality.

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Absorption of Sinemet requires optimal GI health. Is anyone working on a sublingual delivery of the medication?

Tuesday January 29, 2013

Carbidopa/Ldopa is one of the most commonly used medicines for Parkinson’s disease.

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Top 10 Foods for Parkinson’s (and counting!)

Monday September 17, 2012

The following are a list of top 10 foods for PD and the reason(s) why:

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Should I take Coenzyme Q10 for my Parkinson’s?

Sunday July 29, 2012

Coenzyme Q (CoQ10) is and over the counter dietary supplement. Our body’s cells produce Coenzyme Q 10 but this decreases with age and some diseases like Parkinson’s.

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Coffee reduces risk of Parkinson’s. What about other foods?

Sunday June 24, 2012

A recent report at the 2012 American Academy Meeting suggested that greater than 3 large cups of coffee could protect against development of brain Lewy body disease.

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Coconut Oil

Wednesday February 01, 2012

I am wondering about coconut oil. A friend has been encouraging me to take it. Since I haven’t heard any headlline news about it I wonder if it would really help my Parkinsons.

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