Interesting reading and watching from Dr. Becky Farley A video intro to understanding the Genetics of Parkinson disease from the Parkinson’s Foundation. At only 7.5 minutes long, it is an excellent resource to view.Mapping the Future of Parkinson’s Youtube Video link Why Some Dairy Products Are More Closely Linked to Parkinson’s Disease“High levels of organochlorine…

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Delanee Schwartz thesis project presented at World Parkinson Congress 2019 “Comparing forward and backward walking speeds with age and disease severity in persons with Parkinson disease.”     Credits: Becky Farley, PT, MS, PhD; Delanee Schwartz BS; Valerie Carter, DPT; Tarang Jain, PT, PhD Parkinson Wellness Recovery, Tucson, Arizona; Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona   Delanee…

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AMAZING!  Dr. Greger does it again.  A wonderful example of how diet can be protective against pesticides that may cause DNA mutations that trigger PD and other diseases.  The flavonoid phytonutrients in berries appear to interfering with the build up and clumping of the alpha-synuclein protein that leads to cell death.  If you read or watch…

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Proper Nutrition May Prevent More Severe Motor Problems in Parkinson’s, Study Suggests “A team of international researchers explored the link between Parkinson’s severity and obesity, focusing on whether excess fat was deposited at the hip and thigh areas (gynoid), or at the abdominal region (android). The investigators also assessed if nutritional status might alter the…

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  Gut Bacteria Affect Metabolism of Parkinson’s Therapy Levodopa, Study Shows  https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/2019/01/24/gut-bacteria-affect-parkinsons-therapy-levodopa-metabolism-study-shows/     Patient differences in gut bacteria may reduce the effectiveness of medications and contribute to the development of dyskinesias.  This study implies that people that have high levels of a specific type of gut bacteria (tyrosine decarboxylase) may need more medications over time…

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I want to encourage all our PWR!Gym members and anyone with PD to participate in this very important study trying to identify the lifestyle factors associated with slower disease progression! These factors may help people in the future by providing information about what you can do to stay better and live well with PD. Dr.…

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Happy New Year! Dear Friends, As we kick off what is sure to be another exciting year at PWR!, we also have a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT… On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Adrian Hutber as the new CEO of Parkinson Wellness Recovery!  Please join us on January 17th as…

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  This month’s research corner highlights the best evidence to date for why you need to exercise starting from diagnosis (even before) and not stop when you are diagnosed with Parkinson disease (PD)…. And, it explains what we mean when we say “Exercise is a physiological tool in your fight against Parkinson disease.” Since it…

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This is a great story full of hope! Thanks to advocates like you, the Parkinson community was able to push through a $2 billion funding increase for NIH that includes priorities for PD research! While our PWR!Gym members work hard to stay better-there are many new therapy options on the horizon, and more to come,…

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This article provides scientific support for a pattern that physical therapists who treat people with Parkinson’s routinely observe. These PTs regularly discover that a newly diagnosed client has been living with pain for years, often in the hip, back, shoulders, feet, and/or hands. Furthermore, many clients have recently undergone knee or shoulder surgery, only to find out that the…

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