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Embark on a fascinating journey through the relationship between diet and Parkinson's Disease, discovering foods that boost wellbeing and others to avoid. Antioxidants, nuts, fluids, and omega-3 fatty acids prove beneficial, while air-dried meat, soy sauce, red wine, and beer should be approached with caution. Delve into the connection between alcohol consumption, dairy intake, and iron supplements, gaining insights into their impact on Parkinson's patients. Uncover the surprising influence of diet on disease progression, as dairy and certain canned foods emerge as potential culprits. Explore the intricacies of weight management, including tips for weight gain and loss, tailored specifically to Parkinson's patients. Lastly, delve into the realm of exercise, with a comprehensive list of low-impact exercises that have shown promise in improving balance, coordination, flexibility, and overall quality of life. Discover personal experiences and the positive effects of exercise on Parkinson's patients, while exploring how workouts can benefit both the body and the brain.


Following are some of the interesting articles:


1)

Herbicide Paraquat is a risk


According to recent studies, long-term exposure to Herbicide Paraquat, the substance widely used to kill weeds and grasses, has been associated with increased risk of Parkinson's disease. As per the finding of these studies, paraquat increases Parkinson's disease risk by creating oxidative stress that damages and kills dopamine-producing neurons.


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2)

Diet Chart for Parkinson’s Disease


A healthy diet for patients of Parkinson’s Disease can improve the wellbeing. Anti-oxidants (kale, okra), nuts (hazelnuts, pecan), fluid (water), omega 3 fatty acids (salmon, flaxseed), Fava beans are useful while air-dried meat, soy sauce, red wine and beer are to be avoided. Hence it is a good idea to discuss these with doctor before consuming. Any diet change should be made only after discussing it with doctor.


Following link provides a diet chart for each day of the week per meal. This can surely bring discipline in the diet plan and can surely help:


3)

Parkinson’s Disease – Alcohol, Dairy and Iron


Patients of Parkinson’s Disease need to be thoughtful about alcohol consumption especially if there are issues with balancing. Limiting alcohol even with mild PD is a good idea. Higher dairy consumption is also linked to elevated risk of Parkinson’s Disease, though the reason is unknown. On the other hand, Iron supplement can also interfere with the medication. Any diet change should be made only after discussing it with doctor.

Following is the link to the original source.


4)

Parkinson’s Disease and role of diet


Dairy, canned fruits and canned vegetables are strongly linked to faster progression of PD. Bisphenol A (BPA) is used globally for coating of food cans. BPA is linked to obesity and disruption of energy balance. Plus, Aluminium content of cans can also act as neurotoxicant. Fried food can lead to lipid peroxidation, which eventually can lead to aggregation of protein. Any diet change should be made only after discussing it with doctor.


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5)

Weight loss, weight gain of patients of Parkinson’s Disease


Some of the symptoms can result in weight loss or will not result in weight gain. These symptoms include difficulty in swallowing the food, tremors, rigidity, loss of smell, loss of appetite due to depression and nausea due to medication.

In case patient wants to gain way, following could be the tips: Adding high calorie food like cream, butter to diet. Eat regularly (3 meals a day), simulate the appetite using seasonings

Weight gain in Parkinson’s is more common for DBS patients, especially due to impulsive behavior while eating.

In case patient wants to lose weight, portion sizes can be reduced, 5 small meals a day, add low calorie alternatives and physical activities.

Any diet change should be made only after discussing it with doctor.


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6)

10 exercises to manage Parkinson’s Disease


Exercise has shown to improve the balance, coordination, flexibility, and overall quality of life. Low impact exercises like the following can be tried 30 minutes a day. However, it is important to consult the doctor before starting any exercise regime. Following are some of the low impact exercises.

Walking: For balance, coordination and cardio

· Cycling: For cardio, legs

· Yoga: For flexibility, balance, relaxation

· Tai Chi: For balance, coordination, relaxation

· Resistance training; For strength, endurance

· Pilates: For strength, flexibility and balance

· Dancing: For balance, coordination, cardio

· Boxing: for cardio, coordination, strength

· Swimming: For cardio, strength

· Stretching: For strength


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7)

Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease: A personal experience


A keen sportsman was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 59. He believes that while the disease may manifest differently for different people, exercise does benefit all. It is important to consult the doctor before starting any exercise regime.


In the following link, he shares his experiences:


8)

Workout for the brain to fight PD


Mitochondria at times spew out ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species), which are pollutants that can damage the normal functioning of cells. Accumulated old mitochondria cells can be a nuisance. Running a marathon can power up mitochondria. Regular exercise can improve muscle function and mitochondrial function. It is important to consult the doctor before starting any exercise regime.


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