PARKINSON'S DISEASE
Reducing Symptoms with Nutrition and Drugs
(Revised 2017 Third Edition)

ISBN: 978 0 9526056 4 5     (Denor Press)
(Identical text to ISBN-10: 0 9526056 9 4      ISBN-13: 978 095260569 0)

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Revised Edition

PARKINSON'S
DISEASE
Reducing Symptoms
with Nutrition
and Drugs

By Dr Geoffrey Leader
and Lucille Leader

Recipients of
"The Quality of Life for
Parkinson's Award"
(USA)

&
CAM "Highly Commended
Outstanding Practice Award"
(UK)

This innovative book gives the reader the tools to plan a more predictable and personalised approach to the management of Parkinson's Disease.

It is suitable for Healthcare Professionals, Parkinson's Sufferers, and Caregivers, and clearly explains the effects of nutrition and medication on brain and general metabolism, referencing the latest developments in drugs and nutritional therapy.

TESTIMONIALS

"This timely volume provides an easily accessible and scientifically referenced source of information on the diverse aspects of drugs and nutrition."

Professor Leslie Findley, Medical Advisor to
The European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA)


"To anyone with or touched by Parkinson's, I commend this book to you. It is an indispensable tool to help you to help yourself. Don't be a nutritional 'neurosceptic' like I was. Read on and reap the benefits!"

Tom Isaacs, Co-director
The Cure Parkinson's Trust, UK


"In timing the L-dopa as the book says, I feel much better!"

Valerie R., Person with Parkinson's Disease
Southampton, UK


"Above all you have given us hope, help and a means to manage this disease."

R. McNally
County Dublin, Ireland


"Your books have been of tremendous help to us."

Pat Mahoney, Parkinson's Disease Care Giver
Perth, Australia


OVERVIEW

The REVISED EDITION of this groundbreaking book offers a powerful blending of nutritional and pharmaceutical benefits, presenting the latest drugs and nutrients in the theraputic approach and management of Parkinson's Disease. In 'user-friendly', easy-to-follow style, it aims to reduce distressing symptoms, improve general functional health and promote well-being in people with Parkinson's disease.

It clearly explains the effects of nutrition and medication on the brain and general metabolism, thereby empowering the reader to plan a more predictable and personalised management approach. This inovative book is suitable for Healthcare Proffesionals, Parkinson's Sufferers, and Caregivers alike. It is also appropriate for students of medicine, nutrition and dietetics, presenting underlying biochemistry and scientific references.

The many topics presented in this book include:

  • Interaction between L-dopa and food - best combinations for effectiveness & reducing dyskinesia
  • Smoothing out the "on-off" period.
  • Individualising drug dosage and intervals between administrations using special monitoring charts.
  • Specific nutritional recommendations to improve bowel function, weight control and energy.
  • Biochemical tests to establish deficiencies/excesses at the cellular level.
  • Nutritional supplements and diet for cellular deficiencies or excesses demonstrated.
  • Cooking methods, diet, antioxidants and environmental awareness to reduce harmful free radicals.
  • Simple delicious recipes suitable for L-dopa users to enjoy with family and friends.
  • Solutions for problems of chewing, swallowing and malabsorption.
  • Sleep - practical and nutritional considerations.
  • Stress management and the "dopamine connection" - practical and nutritional considerations.
  • Sexuality - emotional, practical and nutritional considerations.
  • Optimum recovery from surgery - peri-operative nutrition.
  • After antibiotics - restoring intestinal immunity with probiotics.
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