Naturopathic protocols for Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s Disease can greatly impact a patient’s mobility & ability to perform ADLs.

Did you know that 400mg-800mg of magnesium before bed is a safe and effective way to relieve constipation in elderly people?[1]

Constipation is one of the most prominent non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and often precedes the motor symptoms by years.[2]

Parkinson’s Disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s[3]. It dramatically impacts aging people’s ability to perform their ADLs and move about safely. The underlying cause is unclear but like many chronic, late in life diseases, there is a high correlation with underlying toxicity and inflammation[4],[5],[6].

Constipation is a major concern because not only does it pre-date Parkinson’s motor symptoms, regular bowel movements are one of the most important ways our body removes toxins. There has also been some recent data that shows the gut microbiota of patients with Parkinson’s Disease is different than healthy patients[7]. Like many chronic diseases the answer may lie in treating the gut.

In order to address these underlying risk factors, below are some basic supportive supplements and lifestyle tips to help.

  • Constipation
    • Magnesium—Nightly to bowel tolerance
    • Bulk fiber—In the form of psyllium husks, inulin, ground flax seed, or chia seeds – ¼ cup daily
  • Anti-inflammatory support
    • Daily exercise—30-60 minutes
    • Omega 3 fatty acids—From flax seed or fish oil – 3 grams daily
    • Vitamin E—400 IU daily
    • Probiotics—Daily
    • Anti-inflammatory diet or Ketogenic diet—
The information provided is the opinion of Dr. Andrea McBeth and not intended as medical advice or to replace a one on one relationship with a healthcare professional. It is intended to be the sharing of knowledge from research and experience of Dr. McBeth and her community.

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