I am sure many of you are aware of Laura Mischley's Chart with regards to Parkinson's disease progression:
For the rest of us this is certainly a good starting point.
Some of my own thoughts are as follows:
Firstly, I believe this is self-reported. Secondly I believe that they put all this data in a regression analysis program and came back with the results from that. As such I believe that it is difficult to extract what is definitely beneficial to that which may be being done by those who approach Parkinson's with a positive attitude.
For instance Chicken gets a bad rap, but Turkey doesn't. Now to my mind this can't be logical as they are pretty damn close. What would be more interesting is how that chicken is being served - worse case it comes in a bucket with fries.
Or maybe those people who eat Turkey also do a lot of exercise. I don't mind Turkey but am happy to eat it twice a year (Christmas and Easter). Potatoes seem to be missing from the chart, as is rice
For what I believe to be non-controversial (and mirrors what else is on this site) is as follows:
1. The more exercise that you can get the better. 7 days a week, with intense, varied exercise at 40 minutes a day for as many of those you can manage.
2. Fresh vegetables seem key.
3. Fish and Fish oil seem also to be very beneficial
4. Vitamin D
5. Coconut Oil
7. Dairy as represented by Cheese, Ice cream, Cream and Yoghurt are all sadly off-limits. I do wonder whether Black tea and coffee as showing up as slightly bad may be because these are taken with milk on occasion.
Am wondering whether I should take up Yoga!