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Parkinson’s Disease

A disorder of the central nervous system. It may strike at any age, but  the risk of getting it increases with age.

Omega-3 fats in your diet may protect your brain cells. It works by preventing the misfolding of a protein resulting from a gene mutation in neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Huntington’s.

The DHA found in omega 3 fats such as fish oil may help to ward off  Parkinson’s by:

Reducing brain inflammation, Stimulating neuron growth, Development and repair  of  synapses, protects brain’s function by supporting optimal glutamate function.  Glutamate and GABA are considered your brain’s ‘workhorse’ neurotransmitters. They work together to control your brain’s overall level of excitability, which controls many body processes.

Curcumin (Turmeric) crosses the blood-brain barrier and exhibits potent    neuroprotective properties, leading researchers are investigating it as a possible drug alternative in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.  Polyphenol which is the primary component of  turmeric reduces inflammation and oxidative damage in the brain. Also shown to be promising in the prevention of other brain disorders, like dementia, Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Vitamin D – Studies have shown that a high level of Parkinson’s patients had vitamin D deficiencies.  The study found that long-term insufficiency was present before the disease was manifested.  Your best source for this vitamin D is exposure to the sun, without sunblock on your skin,  go in the sun until your skin turns the lightest shade of pink.

Other factors linked to Parkinson’s may be:

Environmental toxins and pesticides, Excess iron in the body & Deficiencies in Vit amin B folate.