Diet and Nutrition

A Dietary Guide for People Living With Parkinson's Disease

The Parkinson’s Diet

Since it is a progressive disease, doctors encourage people living with Parkinson’s to engage in healthy methods or strategies that could help them cope by reducing the risk of complications and achieve a higher quality of life. One way to do it is by acquiring a healthier diet. Although there’s no specific special diet that people with Parkinson’s should follow, having a healthy diet can still be very beneficial in the long run. People with Parkinson’s disease who are more careful with their diet, consequently have more positive experiences in their daily life as eating certain organic and protein-rich foods help decrease risk and progression of the disease. Furthermore, people with Parkinson’s also need nutrients in order for medicines to do their job more effectively. It’s also common to experience weight loss, nausea, pooping, and swallowing problems when living with Parkinson’s disease. Visits to the doctor or local dietitian can also help map out what not and what to eat in order for the patient to handle the issues that are just mentioned earlier.