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Nutrition for Parkinson’s Disease- Part 1

Nutrition for Parkinson’s Disease has four components: What to Eat, What Not to Eat, Useful supplements and How to Eat, given symptoms of the disease.  This will be a four piece series.  Some of it is basic: the foods and superfoods that enrich the diet.  Some is specific to the typical complaints from either the disease, the medications and the often restrictive lifestyles that PD patients often adopt.   And the how-to acknowledges that the disease creates some physical problems that adaptive devices might help.

Mucuna
Mucuna in flower, source of L.Dopa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nutrition for Parkinson’s Disease Part 1:  Continue reading Nutrition for Parkinson’s Disease- Part 1

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What Is In Your Natural First Aid Travel Kit?

English: First aid kit for a trip to rural Nic...
English: First aid kit for a trip to rural Nicaragua. Not pictured: Chloroquine. The contacts and the medical tape didn’t make it in. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After a trip to Guatemala where a few of us ended up with severe parasites and after the death of my friend Keiko Golambos to virulent malaria, I was asked to put together an emergency travel kit for international outreach.  This is a kit for Continue reading What Is In Your Natural First Aid Travel Kit?

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Lowering Inflammation Naturally

A picture of CRP from 1B09.

One of the most plausible reasons to give statins, despite significant side effects like severe muscle pain (rhabdomyolysis), impotence , cognitive impairment, neuropathies and 9% increases in type 2 diabetes, is to lower inflammation.  Cholesterol, which is higher when the body is inflamed, is the body’s bandage for irritated arteries, preventing us from bleeding out if those arterial walls give way.  While cholesterol is correlated with heart disease, inflammation is the real culprit. Continue reading Lowering Inflammation Naturally

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