Parkinson's Disease - Reducing Symptoms with Nutrition and Drugs
Overview - This groundbreaking book offers a powerful blending of nutritional and pharmaceutical benefits. In user-friendly style, it aims to reduce distressing symptoms, improve general functional health and promote well-being in people with Parkinsons disease. Read more...
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This groundbreaking book offers a powerful blending of nutritional and pharmaceutical benefits. In user-friendly style, it aims to reduce distressing symptoms, improve general functional health and promote well-being in people with Parkinsons disease. It clearly explains the effects of nutrition and medication on brain and general metabolism, thereby empowering the reader to plan a more predictable and personalised management approach. The authors are recognized internationally as pioneers in the field of nutritional management of Parkinsons Disease and have received a Quality of Life in Parkinsons Award in the United States. This innovative book is aimed at all people affected by the disease, being suitable for Healthcare Professionals, Parkinsons Sufferers and Caregivers alike. It is also an easy-to-follow guide on this complex subject for students of medicine, nutrition and dietetics. This timely volume provides an easily accessible and scientifically referenced source of information on the diverse aspects of drugs and nutrition. Professor Leslie Findley, Medical Advisor to The European Parkinsons Disease Association To me, nutrition is now the most important method of managing my health. It forms the platform for drug therapy and other contributory factors to my well-being. To anyone with or touched by Parkinsons, I commend this book to you. It is an indispensable tool to help you to help yourself... Read on and reap the benefits Tom Isaacs, Co-Founder, The Cure Parkinsons Trust, UK In timing the L-dopa as the book says, I feel much better V. R., PD Person, Southampton, UK Above all you have given us hope, help and a means to manage this disease. R. McNally, County Dublin, Ireland The many topics presented in this book include: Interaction between L-dopa and food - best combinations for effectiveness & reducing dyskinesia Smoothing out the on-off period Individualising drug dosage and intervals between administrations with special monitoring charts Specific nutritional recommendations to improve bowel function, weight control and energy Biochemical tests to establish deficiencies/excesses at the cellular level Nutritional supplements and diet for cellular deficiencies or excesses demonstrated Cooking methods, diet, antioxidants and environmental awareness to reduce harmful free radicals Simple delicious recipes suitable for L-dopa users with family and friends Solutions for problems of chewing, swallowing and malabsorption Sexuality and Sleep - practical and nutritional considerations Stress management and the dopamine connection - practical and nutritional considerations Optimum recovery from surgery - peri-operative nutrition After antibiotics - restoring intestinal immunity with probiotics