Roxanne, You Don't Have To Put On The Red Light (But It Might Help Your Parkinson's)

Roxanne, You Don’t Have To Put On The Red Light (But It Might Help Your Parkinson’s)

(Please forgive me in advance, but I have red lights on my mind.) It seems like every other day, there is another ridiculous study about how one thing or another affects the probability of developing Parkinson’s Disease. Take for example, the recent study that concluded that residents of the red light district of Amsterdam are significantly less likely to develop Parkinson’s Disease than residents of brothels or bordellos that use either black lights or fluorescent lighting. When I first read this study, I was mostly intrigued that the researchers managed to get funding. I was not surprised that the Michael ...
Cold Turkey - A  Dopamine Agonist Withdrawal Syndrome Story

Cold Turkey – A Dopamine Agonist Withdrawal Syndrome Story

I took more than a year off from updating the Parkinson FIT website...and stopped keeping up with the various PD websites, Twitter, and news feeds. I can’t really say I had a plan, I told myself that I was obsessing a little bit too much about Parkinson’s disease. I figured that I would just go about my life...keeping up the healthier lifestyle and exercise regimen that started after being diagnosed with PD 4+ years ago. All this exercise was time-consuming enough… All in all, it seemed like a pretty good year…not that different from the year before. This spring, I ...
Skiing with Parkinson's Disease

Skiing with Parkinson’s Disease

One of the most frustrating things about Parkinson's Disease is finding yourself unable to do things that you used to enjoy doing. I suppose this applies to aging in general, but with PD, it is premature aging. I was never a great skier, but it was something I enjoyed ...