What you put in your body directly affects how you feel. Nothing is neutral; the right foods promote vitality, energy and wellness. The wrong foods promote inflammation, infection and chronic disease. Our bodies are fine tuned machines that require the proper fuel for synergy and balance. A health condition such as Parkinson’s Disease throws you out of balance by forcing your body to work even harder to find its equilibrium.
With the multifaceted pathogenesis of PD and its irreversible damage, the nutritional recommendations, based on preliminary scientific evidence, may slow the progression of the disease and provide some symptomatic relief. To reduce the risk and progression of PD, modifiable lifestyle factors that decrease inflammation and enhance antioxidant protection are necessary to consider. Dietary patterns that include high fruit and vegetable, nuts and seeds, legumes, and fish (wild caught) with low saturated animal fat intake are inversely associated with the risk of PD. Begin by evaluating the foods you eat and eliminating nutrient-dead processed foods and replacing them with whole, nutrient-dense foods. Incorporating any lifestyle changes take time, so begin slowly and notice how your body responds.