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PD and desired weight loss

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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...

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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.

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