Parkinson's Disease Research & Education Institute
A healthy diet will improve your general health, reducing your risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. There is no specific diet for Parkinson’s; however, general recommendations for healthy eating do apply, and changes in you diet can help some of your symptoms. Avoid the many fad diets that carry promises of health or symptom control.
Choose a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Local produce that ripens naturally on the vine contains more nutrients than a canned or “fresh” vegetables picked early and shipped from afar. Consider eating organic foods to reduce ingestion of pesticides, herbicides, or hormones that may be harmful to your health. The most recent dietary and lifestyle recommendations are published by the American Heart Association, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Institute of Medicine.
Dietary Recommendations for Certain Parkinson’s symptoms:
Fatigue and Energy Loss
Protein Interference with Drug Performance
Nausea and Stomach Bloating
Drooling and Swallowing
Vitamins and Supplements
Pimavanserin (Nuplazid™)has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease psychosis. The drug’s manufacturer, Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc., announced the approval on April 29. Pimavanserin is the first drug indicated specifically to treat symptoms of psychosis in Parkinson’s.