On the Menu: Nutrition & Parkinson’s
*This is a virtual, 2-part program, taking place live, using the online Zoom platform. Instructions on joining the webinar are provided after registering.*
Day 1: Thursday, August 6, 2020 – Presentation, Stretch Break and Q&A
Laurie K. Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH
Bastyr University Research Institute and Seattle Integrative Medicine
(Stretch Break) Taylor Drake, PT, DPT
Rochester Regional Health
A balanced diet is a foundation of good health. For people with Parkinson’s disease, a balanced diet is even more important. In Parkinson’s, there are some foods that may help to ease symptoms and support brain health, while others can affect the way medications work. The informed choice of diet can help people to live better with the disease.
Join us as Dr. Mischley discusses the role nutrition plays for those living with Parkinson’s. Specifically, we will explore: the importance of healthy eating and how some foods and supplements may promote brain health; the relationship of meal timing and food interaction with Parkinson’s medications; and the connection between the brain and gut as it relates to Parkinson’s.
Day 2: Friday, August 7, 2020 – Discussion & Cooking Demonstration
Beth Kitzis, Registered Dietitian
Join our expert speaker as she shares tips related to Parkinson’s concerns, like loss of smell or taste, eating to maintain weight, cooking tools and adaptive silverware. Beth will show us how she prepares no heat meals, perfect for hot summer! We will also hear from people affected by Parkinson’s share their story and experiences with eating well.
There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. The presentations will be recorded and available on our website.
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