Parkinson’s Disease Blogs


  • Milestones in Parkinson’s Disease Research and Discovery
    “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust “The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.” Albert Einstein Preface:  Happy birthday to James Parkinson (neurologist, geologist, scientist, activist),  born April 11, 1755 and died December ... read more
    Source: Frank Church – Journey wIth Parkinson’sPublished on 2017-04-11By Frank Church
  • Blueberries 
    Blueberries are good for the brain. They have been proven to create an acute improvement in cognitive function and have longer term benefits for brain health. This blueberry overnight oat recipe is a great way to start the day..  50g oats  150ml almond milk 60g blueberries (plus more to ... read more
    Source: Parkinsons.mePublished on 2017-04-10By ewanpstutt
  • Hungry like the Wolf 
    Having finished the Wolf Run you may be cold, you may be tired but the endorphins will be flowing and there will be a sense of achievement. What could add to this high? Knowing that there is a tasty, warming and filling meal waiting at home that will take no ... read more
    Source: Parkinsons.mePublished on 2017-04-09By ewanpstutt
  • A shoot out for the SpringWolf runners …
    In 2016 entered a pack of wolves in all 4 Wolf Run events and for 2017 the Wolf Run has made their official charity. Next weekend is the Spring Wolf Run, the first of the year and the wolves will be there on Sunday creating awareness for ... read more
    Source: Parkinsons.mePublished on 2017-03-31By ewanpstutt
  • A very tasty spinach recipe
    Like many allotment owners is currently planning what crops to sow following the big community garden clear up on Saturday 1st April. Very likely to feature is spinach. Spinach can be planted in autumn for eating over winter and early spring or planted now ready to eat in summer. ... read more
    Source: Parkinsons.mePublished on 2017-03-26By ewanpstutt
  • “Go the Distance” With MAO-B Inhibitors: Potential Long-term Benefits in Parkinson’s
    “Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.” Irving Berlin “My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.” Michael Jordan Précis:  (1) A ... read more
    Source: Frank Church – Journey wIth Parkinson’sPublished on 2017-03-23By Frank Church
  • New research
    One of the aims of our nutrition blog is to keep readers informed on findings of new research. This week we are reviewing research that has been published over the past 6 months. To do this we searched Pubmed for studies on Parkinson’s and diet, vitamins and minerals and found ... read more
    Source: Parkinsons.mePublished on 2017-03-17By ewanpstutt
  • Carotenoids and Parkinson’s
    Carotenoids are found in plant based foods, most of which are orange and red in colour such as carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, peppers, tomatoes, apricots, mango as well as green leafy vegetables. Carotenoid is a phytonutrient (antioxidant) and can be converted by the body into vitamin A. Carotenoids are divided ... read more
    Source: Parkinsons.mePublished on 2017-03-11By ewanpstutt
  • 200 Years Ago James Parkinson published “An Essay On The Shaking Palsy”
    “I have a form of Parkinson’s disease, which I don’t like. My legs don’t move when my brain tells them to. It’s very frustrating.” George H.W. Bush “I discovered that I was part of a Parkinson’s community with similar experiences and similar questions that I’d been dealing with ... read more
    Source: Frank Church – Journey wIth Parkinson’sPublished on 2017-03-11By Frank Church
  • Evidence that Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are Not Transmitted by Blood Transfusion
    “I owe my life to blood donors. I’m forever grateful to people who donate.” Niki Taylor “We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.” Joyce Carol Oates Synopsis: Could either Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s be communicable diseases from human blood products? A recent study shows there is no ... read more
    Source: Frank Church – Journey wIth Parkinson’sPublished on 2017-03-08By Frank Church
  • Happy reading …
    As anyone with young children or grand children will know, last Thursday was World Book Day. This is a day that children who enjoy dressing up look forward to all year round and less creative parents dread. The excitement charged atmosphere in school as children arrive dressed as their favourite ... read more
    Source: Parkinsons.mePublished on 2017-03-05By ewanpstutt
  • Pancakes – Shrove Tuesday
    This coming Tuesday is pancake day! So get out your frying pan and give these dairy free pancakes a try. For the Pancakes you will need … 125g plain flour (use half white and half wholemeal for more fibre) 1 egg 300ml coconut milk (or similar) A little oil for ... read more
    Source: Parkinsons.mePublished on 2017-02-25By ewanpstutt
  • 9 Things to Know About Exercise-induced Neuroplasticity in Human Parkinson’s
    “A willing mind makes a hard journey easy.” Philip Massinger “Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being.” Plato Introduction: Much of my life has been spent exercising. Most of this exercise has been done with sheer delight.  Since receiving my Parkinson’s diagnosis, my opinion of exercise has ... read more
    Source: Frank Church – Journey wIth Parkinson’sPublished on 2017-02-20By Frank Church
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