I highly recommend this book for anyone with PD or anyone at risk for PD, I plan on buying a copy for my kids. I was diagnosed 12 years ago with early onset PD, in my early 40's and have seen several doctors, neurologists and movement disorder specialists since that time. I have always felt as though doctors are treating my symptoms and not me. I feel as though I am not being heard; my requests to be referred to a dietitian or nutritionist are turned down because "there is a pill for that". My belief is that sickness and disease is often due to nutritional deficiencies, toxins in the environment and unhealthy lifestyle choices. If we can prevent illness to some extent by eating the right foods, exercise and a healthy lifestyle, it makes no sense to me that we treat disease or illness with toxic drugs. Yet all my requests for information on natural remedies, dietary or lifestyle changes or referrals to others that could assist me on that path are tossed aside. Believe me, I have no desire to take my health into my own hands, after all, it's my poor choices that got me here. However, feeling ignored and left out on a limb, I set out to do some research, which led me to purchasing this book. I just do not understand why the natural remedies recommended in the book have never been suggested by one of my doctors. I feel as though I have lost valuable time and my health has likely deteriorated further by not implementing these simple dietary and/or lifestyle changes. The fact that my kids could have implemented some of these changes into their lives over 10 years ago in hopes of warding off this dreadful disease makes me so angry. What is wrong with our society that we seem to favor treatment over prevention when it comes to disease?
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