Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • ForumAdmin

      Frequently Asked Questions - Step by step guides

      Do you need assistance registering, logging in, posting, etc? Please visit the all new Frequently Asked Question Forum for step-by-step guides. Click the link below to access these helpful guides. Frequently Asked Questions
    • ForumAdmin

      Recursos Nuevos en Español

      http://www.parkinson.org/ayuda   http://www.parkinson.org/espanol    
    • ForumAdmin

      Línea de Ayuda 1-800-473-4636

      Línea de Ayuda 1-800-473-4636   ¿Qué es la línea de ayuda 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) de la Fundación Nacional de Parkinson? Es un número de teléfono gratuito que ayuda a las personas con la enfermedad de Parkinson, sus familiares, amigos y profesionales de salud, a solucionar diferentes inquietudes.   La línea de ayuda ofrece: Información actualizada Apoyo emocional Referidos a profesionales de salud Recursos comunitarios Amplia variedad de publicaciones gratis    

PD and desired weight loss

Recommended Posts

I was diagnosed with idiopathic PD 15 months ago. My diet at the time of diagnosis consisted of organic, non-GMO foods, no salt or sugar, high fiber, NO processed foods, and, most importantly, low carb. This last thing was my take on Atkins/SouthBeach/Paleo/etc. I was able to lose 30 lbs. in one year. I can still afford to lose 70 more pounds to get to an appropriate weight. All my systems are in great shape (labs, B/P, EKG, etc.). However, my musculoskeletal system is the pits, and I've just had my second back surgery, so I have to start all over with exercise.

In learning about living with PD, I understand now how important nutrition is to PD, and I'm trying to find out what kind of regimen will keep me healthy with regards to PD AND allow me to lose weight. LOW CARB was working great until my first back surgery, and I've gained most of the weight back.

So my question is: what kind of diet/nutrition regimen should I follow that will keep me healthy vis-a-vis PD and also allow me to lose weight. I know this is a large question, so links, articles, references, or pointers will suffice. I'm a good researcher.

Many thanks in advance...

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

There are not yet really good studies to tell people the best foods to eat or avoid in Parkinson.  I tell my patients to eat a healthy diet.  I also tell them that a few patients will have trouble absorbing meds and sometimes giving the meds 30-60 minutes to absorb before eating is helpful.  Occassionally avoiding or limiting protein is helpful.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now