Various members of our community have heartily recommended Steven Gundry's Plant Pareadox. An excellent read and Gundry offers many insights into many conditions including Parkinsons. When discussing it with Blackfeather I admitted that in many ways Id always known that a diet that comprises mucho vegetables and abjures sugar, wheat etc was the way to go, but didn't want too own up to it. After reading this book I'm now ready to take the bull by the horns and commit. But of the many things I learnt from the book was the following. There's a much deeper analysis of the damage done by Protein Pump Inhibitors but I offer the following paragraph. I have been on these drugs on and off for 20? years and have little doubt that this constant ingestion is the fundamental cause of my PD. I have pointed out to GPs that I have become chronically addicted to them and they just shrug their shoulders and say 'well it's better than oesophageal cancer', and then I depart with a prescription and until the next time I try to argue the case. When I've tried withdrawal the acid id terribly painful and even when I have a day juicing the acid is uncomfortable (what sort of stomach reacts violently to green juice? can I have another one plumbed in?!). Anyway, over to the venerable Dr Gundry:
The use of PPIs, such as Prilosec and Nexium, doesn’t just interfere with the proper functioning of your stomach acid. PPIs not only stop stomach acid production, but also can kill off your mitochondria’s ability to produce energy in every cell in the body via their own proton pumps. Remarkably, these PPIs cross the blood-brain barrier and poison your brain’s mitochondria.