Healthy Living

Natural Methods to Improve Parkinson’s Disease

Diet

This diet involves lots of water and phytonutrient rich raw and lightly cooked veggies. There are also some ingredients which provide beneficial fats such as avocados, olive oils, nuts, seeds, and coconut products. The patient’s diet must also be rich in certain organic meats such as grass-fed beef, bison, lamb, antelope, deer, and free-range chicken. The idea behind this is to completely avoid pesticides and other chemicals which are used in commercial growing and farming, and that may promote cell death.

Additionally, the patient’s diet must be very low in sweets and carbohydrates which metabolize into sugars within the body which, when broken down, create AGE and free radicals that promote neuron death. Anti-inflammatory ingredients such as turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, garlic, and rosemary, among other herbs, should be used as often as possible. Omega-3 fatty acids are also great for promoting cell membrane stability and can radically improve or even stop Parkinson’s symptoms from evolving further. Similarly, deficiencies in Vitamin D and B6 are also linked to neuron death in the substantia nigra, accelerating Parkinson’s development.

Since one of the main factors behind cell activity interruption in the basal ganglia is due to the presence of Lewy bodies and oxidative stress, it is imperative that Parkinson’s sufferers supplement their diets with intracellular antioxidants such as Glutathione, which is a specialized peptide molecule which provides the best antioxidant protection and helps to recharge other antioxidants within the body. Glutathione helps the cells prevent oxidation by optimizing their abilities to dump waste into the bloodstream. However, Glutathione must also be supplement with an agent — such as activated charcoal — to prevent that same waste from rebinding to the clean cells.