NWPF

Nutrition

Oranges (1)There is no special PD diet other than a wholesome balanced diet. One diet, the Mediterranean diet does reduce the risk of brain disease including:

  • Parkinson's
  • Alzheimer's
  • Stroke
  • Depression

The following nutrition and dietary principles are important

  • Diet fads come and go but a wholesome diet is here to stay
  • Focus on a high anti-oxidant and low inflammatory diet
  • Eat close to the earth- foods in the natural state with less chemical and convenience processing
  • Eat locally to enhance nutrient levels. Foods that sit on the shelf or your refridgerator loose nutritional value quickly or can be oxidized (ie. oils) to toxic products
  • Limit exposure to pesticides
  • Variety is also important
Diet benefits and Facts for PD
  • Calcium and healthy bones
  • Cell protective anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects
  • Energy boosting foods to fight fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Lightheadedness
  • Protein and delayed Levdopa absorption (see blog posting)

You will learn about these topics and more general principles highlighting the importance of nutrition and brain health on our blog. 

Learn if your diet is a brain healthy one at

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