NWPF

Wellness CenterMay 2010

Dear Wellness Member,

One of the most common questions that I am asked as a healthcare provider is, what vitamin or supplement should I take for my health and Parkinson’s disease. It is so easy to become confused by the many contradictory research results and claims that are made. One day you hear that vitamin E is good for us and the next researchers announce that we should use high dose vitamin E supplements with caution due to health risk. In addition, the vitamin and supplement industry is a billion dollar industry with marketing claims promising everything from disease cures to anti-aging.

I believe there is so much that we are yet to learn as to the health benefits and disease fighting potential of many vitamins and supplements. What is clear is that vitamins and supplements are just one of many steps to take for health and the fact that nothing takes the place of a well balanced diet.

In this series we will take a look at the more common vitamins and supplements used or under research investigation for brain health and Parkinson’s.

Join us next month as we get ready for summer in "Get Out of Town - Tips for Travel and Relaxation".

Wishing you the best of health,

Monique L. Giroux, MDMonique L. Giroux, MD
Medical Director, Northwest Parkinson's Foundation

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