Eating well can help you take control of your health. In fact, choosing to eat healthy foods can improve your Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms. And some research suggests that sound nutritional choices could have disease-modifying effects, meaning that they could potentially slow PD progression.
Heather Zwickey, Ph.D., Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and Professor, Immunology, National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR
John Eric Duda, M.D., Associate Professor, Neurology, University of Pennsylvania and Director, Parkinson's Disease Research, Education & Clinical Center, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, Philadelphia
Nutrition plays a very important role in the management of Parkinson’s disease (PD). People with PD may experience constipation, food-medication interactions, difficulty swallowing and weight loss. Establishing and maintaining good eating habits can help manage these issues and improve overall well-being while navigating Parkinson’s.