Revisiting the Role of B Vitamins to Reduce Homocysteine Levels Generated from Levodopa Therapy of Parkinson’s

"You take the healthiest diet in the world, if you gave those people vitamins, they would be twice as healthy. So vitamins are valuable." Robert Atkins "I don't do any crazy diets. I take vitamins and eat three times a day." Selena Introduction: In September 2017, I published the blog post entitled "B Vitamins (Folate, …

Update on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Therapy in Parkinson’s

"The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind." Paracelsus "You know what they call alternative medicine that's been proved to work? - Medicine." Tim Minchin Précis: Regularly, I am asked what I take for treating Parkinson's. This blog post describes the …

Addendum to COMT Inhibitors in Parkinson’s

"Too much is never enough." Mick Jagger "There's never enough time to do it right, but there's always enough time to do it over." John W. Bergman Introduction: I left out a few things in the last post regarding catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors ("COMT Inhibitors in Parkinson’s: Tell Me More, Tell Me More.") They are included below. …

COMT Inhibitors in Parkinson’s: Tell Me More, Tell Me More

"If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't." Lyall Watson "The human brain doesn't come with an instruction manual." Bill Engvall Précis: This blog post aims to present an overview of COMT inhibitors in Parkinson's. A second goal of this blog post is a brief review …

Parkinson’s Awareness Month 2023: Information, Advice, and Recap of the Journey From 2015-Present

“Look to the nervous system as the key to maximum health.” Galen “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” Hippocrates Introduction: This blog post has five goals- #1, Introduce Parkinson's Awareness Month: (i) Describe the …

Parkinson’s and Axial Rotation (Part 3, Lumbar Spine)

"Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcome." Epictetus "Patients should have rest, food, fresh air, and exercise - the quadrangle of health." William Osler Background: The function of our spine, all the bones and muscles, and associated tissues connected to this region are crucial for everyday life. A prevalent injury or pain that many people typically have …

Immunomodulating Activity of an Extract from Ashwagandha: Implications for Treatment of Parkinson’s

"The mind, in addition to medicine, has powers to turn the immune system around." Jonas Salk "As you begin to heal the inner you, you alter your immune system." Wayne Dyer Introduction: The current blog post is focused on reviewing an immunomodulating action of an extract from Ashwagandha. Furthermore, I will comment on the use …

Brief Report: Pallidothalamic Tractotomy by Focused Ultrasound for Parkinson’s Disease

"Patience and fortitude conquer all things." Ralph Waldo Emerson "I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the face of overwhelming odds." Louis Nizer Overview: Recently, I reviewed a clinical trial involving ablation of the globus pallidus by focused ultrasound to treat Parkinson's (click here to read this blog post). Some time ago, I …

Focused Ultrasound Ablation Therapy of the Globus Pallidus for Parkinson’s

"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience." Paulo Coelho "Resilience is not what happens to you. It’s how you react to, respond to, and recover from what happens to you." Jeffrey Gitomer Introduction: The clinical trial results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine by Krishna et al. (2023), dealing with ultrasound treatment …

Fatigue in Parkinson’s

"Fatigue is the best pillow." Benjamin Franklin "Fatigue roughens up the edges of your nerves; it exposes your fears and your weaknesses." June Havoc Introduction: Fatigue is a standard part of everyday life. Fatigue is especially prevalent in the Parkinson's community. Herein is a brief overview of fatigue in people (person)-with-Parkinson's (PwP). "Many fears are born …

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