A healthy diet is important for managing Parkinson’s symptoms, maintaining overall health and preventing other serious illnesses. Our guidelines, developed by our medical advisory board, are a good place to start learning about nutrition. The additional resources below can also help you adopt a healthy, Parkinson’s-friendly diet.
BGF medial advisor Laurie Mischley is leading the Complementary & Alternative Medicine Care in Parkinson’s disease study at Bastyr University. By participating in this study, you can help identify the dietary and lifestyle factors that may slow the progression of Parkinson’s symptoms. Learn more at the Bastyr University website.
Environmental Working Group
The Environmental Working Group empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. The EWG website has a number of resources, including consumer guides to pesticides in produce and healthy seafood picks. Learn more at https://www.ewg.org.
Market of Choice
Our partners at Market of Choice help us develop recipes that meet our nutritional guidelines. The Market of Choice website is filled with healthy recipes! Visit their website at https://www.marketofchoice.com.
In ParkinsonNet, over 3,000 medical and allied health professionals are collaborating. They are supported by an enthusiastic team at the ParkinsonNet coordination centre at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre lead by the ParkinsonNet initiators, Prof. dr Bastiaan Bloem and Dr. Marten Munneke. ParkinsonNet has dietary guidelines for Parkinson’s available on their website.
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. The Parkinson’s Foundation website has resources for living with Parkinson’s, including common nutritional concerns for PD.
Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine
This nonprofit organization is leading a revolution in medicine—putting a new focus on health and compassion. The PCRM website has a variety of nutrition resources to help people with chronic conditions eat a healthy diet. Learn more at www.pcrm.org.