Hey all. I don't have Parkinsons but joined this community because of other people experimenting with supplements like I was. I am getting better taking biotin so I suspect I have a genetic problem with that. In the past few days I have been starting to eat fruit I had never eaten before in my life. Now within hours of eating several different fruits I felt better, and then tonight I ate a banana with the skin still on it except the last little stump bit on the end which was too tough to eat (well I was disappointed in myself actually for not eating it). Within minutes of finishing it I felt a feeling of relaxation, and went, and laid down in bed for 40 mins or so. Not sleepy just kind of dopey style tired but in a really nice way. Then looked up some studies on banana peels-
High content of dopamine, a strong antioxidant, in Cavendish banana.
Kanazawa K1, Sakakibara H.
A strong water-soluble antioxidant was identified in the popular commercial banana Musa cavendishii. It is dopamine, one of the catecholamines. For suppressing the oxygen uptake of linoleic acid in an emulsion and scavenging a diphenylpicrylhydrazyl radical, dopamine had greater antioxidative potency than glutathione, food additives such as butylated hydroxyanisole and hydroxytoluene, flavone luteolin, flavonol quercetin, and catechin, and similar potency to the strongest antioxidants gallocatechin gallate and ascorbic acid. Banana contained dopamine at high levels in both the peel and pulp. Dopamine levels ranged from 80-560 mg per 100 g in peel and 2.5-10 mg in pulp, even in ripened bananas ready to eat. Banana is thus one of the antioxidative foods.
Therefore, it is recommended that supplementation of banana could be taken a vital role in stress (anxiety and depression) relief and increased in memory function possibly by phyto-antioxidants.
and if banana peel NCBi is typed in on google lots of studies come up showing how high in antioxidants banana peel is, and is good for other diseases.
So I would recommend eating a whole banana peel, and all, and see how someone feels afterwards. And also start eating a variety of fruits everyday. Start with fruits someone has never eaten. Just go to the supermarket, and buy one of each of several different fruits. Once they have been eaten do the same thing again. The aim is variety so as to get all the b vitamins, minerals, and anti oxidants because there is not one single food that has them all in the needed quantities each day. All disease is caused by a lack of variety of food in the diet which leads to micro nutrient deficiencies. If b vitamins were commonly tested on blood tests all sick people would be deficiency, and it would be obvious what the cause of disease is. I suspect they are deliberately not tested except for b9, and 12 which deficiencies don't exist because 12 is in meat; and in Australia we live on meat, and b9 must be in a food commonly consumed also. So eat a variety of fresh fruit, also vegetables, seafood (low fat, high in protein, and the type of protein in seafood is even better than soy- which is super healthy- casein in milk is disease causing protein) , nuts, seeds etc. When I get more better on my biotin then I will go on the full variety diet. Meat can still be eaten just in the same ratio as all the other foods. And pizza is one of the worst foods in the world because it has over 200g of cheese on it full of casein which causes horrible disease.