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 …

2023 Parkinson’s Awareness Month and 120 Quotes to Support Your Journey

"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything." Thomas Carlyle "Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it." Josh Billings Introduction: For whatever reason, quotes have been a part of most of my blog posts. It is not like I have …

World Parkinson’s Disease Day (11 April 2023)

"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." C.S. Lewis "Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less." Marie Curie The Naming of the Disease: Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, considered a pioneering clinician of modern neurology, suggested …

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 the Lesson Learned on the Bermuda Railway Trail Walk

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." Confucius "You just can't beat the person who never gives up." Babe Ruth Preface to the Story: One of our favorite vacation places is Bermuda. The small 20-something square mile island, the water, the scenes, the amicable people (~60,000 inhabitants), and …

Finding Your Ikigai in the Presence of Parkinson’s

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style" Maya Angelou "Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive." Jamais Cascio Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic …

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 …

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