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Optimal Health with Parkinson's Disease

Optimal Health with Parkinson's Disease

Author: Monique L. Giroux, MD

Publisher: Demos Health

ISBN: 193630385X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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For many with Parkinson's disease, adding complementary, alternative, and lifestyle therapies to a care plan can result in symptom relief and a higher quality of life without compromising conventional treatment. Written by a board-certified neurologist and expert in mind-body medicine, Optimal Health with Parkinson's Disease provides a thorough and up-to-date guide to a variety of therapies so that you and your health care team can make informed decisions to help you achieve optimal health. Learn the benefits of a holistic approach Find effective, low risk therapies for symptom relief such as tremor, muscle rigidity, depression, constipation, and insomnia Understand the pros and cons of popular diet and exercise approaches Determine which integrative therapies are best for you Personalize your treatment plan to help meet your goals Dr. Giroux shares her experience and insights after many years of listening to the challenges faced day-to-day by her patients with neurological disorders. She combines her conventional medical training with mindfulness practice and integrative medical philosophy to provide a unique healing approach that empowers patients for optimal living. This excellent guide fully explains the value of this integrative approach, even when one is dealing with complex, chronic disease. I recommend it as a must-have for anyone living with Parkinson's disease. Andrew Weil,/small MD, author of Healthy Aging And 8 Weeks to Health Navigating Parkinson's diagnosis, progression, and care is challenging. Dr. Monique Giroux provides a roadmap not only of the therapeutic options - medicinal and complementary - but also of the perspective that patients and their loved ones can use to live their best life with Parkinson's disease. Todd Sherer, CEO, The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research If you or someone you love has Parkinson's disease, this book will become an essential resource. Dr. Giroux uses her vast clinical experience and encouraging philosophy to guide you to evidence-based integrative approaches that can help you thrive. Victoria Maizes MD, Executive Director, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Professor of Medicine, Family Medicine, and Public Health

Optimal Health with Parkinson's Disease

Optimal Health with Parkinson's Disease

Author: Monique L. Giroux, MD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781617052484

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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Safely integrate complementary, alternative, and lifestyle medicine with conventional medicine in the treatment of Parkinsonís disease. For many with Parkinsonís disease, adding complementary, alternative, and lifestyle therapies to a care plan can result in symptom relief and a higher quality of life without compromising conventional treatment. Written by a board-certified neurologist and expert in mind-body medicine, Optimal Health with Parkinsonís Diseaseprovides a thorough and up-to-date guide to a variety of therapies so that you and your health care team can make informed decisions to help you achieve optimal health. Key Features: Learn the benefits of a holistic approach Find effective, low risk therapies for symptom relief such as tremor, muscle rigidity, depression, constipation, and insomnia Understand the pros and cons of popular diet and exercise approaches Determine which integrative therapies are best for you Personalize your treatment plan to help meet your goals

Health Professionals' Guide to Physical Management of Parkinson's Disease

Health Professionals' Guide to Physical Management of Parkinson's Disease

Author: Miriam P. Boelen

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736074929

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Health Professionals' Guide to Physical Management of Parkinson's Disease expertly distills and blends diverse research-based sources with the author's own extensive clinical experience to comprehensively address the physical management of Parkinson's disease.

Superhealing

Superhealing

Author: Elaine Ferguson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780757317538

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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From Hippocrates in ancient Greece to the medical healers of today, the impact that the mind-body connection has had on overall health has been widely recognized. And while advancements in technology are vast, the constraints of conventional medicine are an impediment to successfully preventing, reversing, or addressing the causes of chronic diseases—diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, arthritis, acid reflux, cancer, and more. At times, these advancements have even proven fatal. In Superhealing: Engaging Your Mind, Body, and Spirit to Create Optimal Health and Well-being, Dr. Elaine Ferguson uses an integrative approach to healing as a way of eradicating the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual limitations—illustrated from the real-life stories she has witnessed throughout her medical career—that lead to chronic diseases and imbalance. Throughout Superhealing, readers will explore the truth about genetics and disease; the central role and significance stress has on the mind-body connection, as well as the distinctions between feelings, thoughts, and emotions and how both positive and negative emotions factor into one's health. Readers will also discover: The power of a plant-based diet and the true dangers of processed food The impact healthy relationships have on the body The significance of vitamin D3, omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, critical minerals, and vitamin B complex Why exercise should be the readers' superhealing "drug" of choice The superhealing power of touch—particularly massage and reflexology Toxic environmental factors such as the health-damaging chemicals present in most personal care and cleaning products and how to reduce or eliminate them How laughter, meditation, guided imagery, cognitive reprogramming, journaling, forgiveness, and gratitude affects one's health How spiritual beliefs and practices, isolation, and adversarial relationships contribute to physical and psychological decline Once the groundwork is complete, readers will construct an individualized, forty-day, two-part plan using a variety of clinically proven, holistic techniques that will encompass four core steps to a superhealing lifestyle. These steps will guide them on a unique path to better health while bringing the mind, body, and spirit, back into balance.

Parkinson’s Disease: An Interdisciplinary Guide to Management

Parkinson’s Disease: An Interdisciplinary Guide to Management

Author: Fiona Lindop

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702082627

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Evidence shows that a multidisciplinary approach to Parkinson’s care provides better patient outcomes and is more cost effective. This new title provides a practical guide to this approach, with the perspective of the person living with Parkinson’s firmly at its core. Written by experts in their field and firmly grounded in up-to-date evidence, Parkinson’s Disease: A Multidisciplinary Guide to Management addresses multidisciplinary intervention through the various stages of disease, rather than by discipline. It covers all aspects of care, from pharmacological management to non-drug interventions that are helpful for Parkinson’s symptoms. This book is unique in its holistic approach to the patient and their family, and will help all members of the team to implement a biopsychosocial model of health that puts the person with Parkinson’s at the centre of care. Clinician-led content provides perspectives of different members of the interdisciplinary team, including medics, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychologists Includes practical advice and top tips enhance management of common problems Includes best practice for Parkinson’s as well as Atypical Parkinsonian Syndromes - Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Corticobasal Syndrome and Multiple System Atrophy Includes management of falls and bone health, palliative care, management of inpatients Provides practical advice on delivering services remotely by telephone or video

Dr. Bob's Guide to Optimal Health

Dr. Bob's Guide to Optimal Health

Author: Robert DeMaria

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9780768485721

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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How to steward your body well Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. (3 John 2) Are you caught in a tug-of-war between pursuing a healthier lifestyle and settling for average? Did you know that you can build a better you by making a series of simple daily choices? Join Dr. Bob DeMaria as he offers 35 years of professional medical expertise and solid Scriptural insight to help improve your health and transform your life in the comfort of your own home. In Dr. Bob’s book, you will learn: 365 easy ways to change your diet, improve your sleep, and enhance your exercise Secrets to preventing (and dealing with) diabetes, cancer, IBS, gallstones, menopause, headaches, and more. This journey will equip you with priceless information, empower you to make necessary improvements, and enable you to be a good steward of the body God has given you.

Preventing Parkinson's

Preventing Parkinson's

Author: Ben Weinstock (PT)

Publisher:

ISBN: 0986142603

Category: Health behavior

Page: 324

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PREVENTING PARKINSON'S: HOW TO CUT YOUR RISK BY STRENGTHENING YOUR MULTIPLE SHIELDS(TM) is the only book available that gives readers proactive lifestyle recommendations for optimizing health and lowering the risk of developing Parkinson's Disease. With over 1,000 references, this extraordinary, groundbreaking work provides cutting-edge, evidence-based research. It is a comprehensive compilation that will benefit both lay people and medical professionals alike. From the Foreward, by Judith Potashkin, PhD: ..".Although there are numerous studies that have addressed lifestyle choices that are beneficial for Parkinson's Disease patients, there is no single source that summarizes and explains them to the non-scientist. In PREVENTING PARKINSON'S: HOW TO CUT YOUR RISK BY STRENGTHENING YOUR MULTIPLE SHIELDS(TM), Ben Weinstock, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, has solved this problem. He has written a comprehensive (yet easy to understand) guidebook. This source will help those who choose to follow on a path of optimal health. Dr. Weinstock thoroughly evaluates how the synergy of diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, avoidance of toxins, prevention of head injuries, and proper medical care can reduce one's chance of developing Parkinson's Disease. Thorough citations from current medical literature are provided throughout for those who would like additional information. For the more casual reader, 'Action Plans' are provided at the end of each chapter. These summarize the steps one can take immediately to reduce one's risk of developing Parkinson's Disease."

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease

Author: Geoffrey Leader

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924104746890

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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This groundbreaking book offers a powerful blending of nutritional and pharmaceutical benefits. In ¿user-friendly¿ style, it aims to reduce distressing symptoms, improve general functional health and promote well-being in people with Parkinson¿s disease. It clearly explains the effects of nutrition and medication on brain and general metabolism, thereby empowering the reader to plan a more predictable and personalised management approach. The authors are recognized internationally as pioneers in the field of nutritional management of Parkinson¿s Disease and have received a ¿Quality of Life in Parkinson¿s Award¿ in the United States. This innovative book is aimed at all people affected by the disease, being suitable for Healthcare Professionals, Parkinson¿s Sufferers and Caregivers alike. It is also an easy-to-follow guide on this complex subject for students of medicine, nutrition and dietetics. ¿This timely volume provides an easily accessible and scientifically referenced source of information on the diverse aspects of drugs and nutrition.¿ Professor Leslie Findley, Medical Advisor to The European Parkinson¿s Disease Association ¿To me, nutrition is now the most important method of managing my health. It forms the platform for drug therapy and other contributory factors to my well-being. To anyone with or touched by Parkinson¿s, I commend this book to you. It is an indispensable tool to help you to help yourself... Read on and reap the benefits!¿ Tom Isaacs, Co-Founder, The Cure Parkinson¿s Trust, UK ¿In timing the L-dopa as the book says, I feel much better!¿ V. R., PD Person, Southampton, UK ¿Above all you have given us hope, help and a means to manage this disease.¿ R. McNally, County Dublin, Ireland The many topics presented in this book include: - Interaction between L-dopa and food - best combinations for effectiveness & reducing dyskinesia - Smoothing out the ¿on-off¿ period - Individualising drug dosage and intervals between administrations with special monitoring charts - Specific nutritional recommendations to improve bowel function, weight control and energy - Biochemical tests to establish deficiencies/excesses at the cellular level - Nutritional supplements and diet for cellular deficiencies or excesses demonstrated - Cooking methods, diet, antioxidants and environmental awareness to reduce harmful free radicals - Simple delicious recipes suitable for L-dopa users with family and friends - Solutions for problems of chewing, swallowing and malabsorption - Sexuality and Sleep - practical and nutritional considerations - Stress management and the ¿dopamine connection¿ - practical and nutritional considerations - Optimum recovery from surgery - peri-operative nutrition - After antibiotics - restoring intestinal immunity with probiotics

Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine

Author: Sue Radd

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510757589

Category: Cooking

Page: 396

View: 955

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Anxiety, asthma, dementia, depression, diabetes, emphysema, MS, Parkinson’s disease . . . the latest scientific research is showing plant-based diets can reduce risks or better manage chronic diseases—and more. Food as Medicine is more than a cookbook, it is a blueprint for eating your way to good health. Featuring 150 plant-based recipes developed for their health-promoting properties, as well as their amazing taste appeal, it guides users toward safer cooking methods (reducing the formation of toxic chemicals), showcases everyday medicinal ingredients, and reveals how to set up a wellness kitchen to make it easier to eat well at home. Each recipe includes a “per serving” nutritional analysis, as well as descriptions of interesting health-promoting effects to motivate better food choices. Sue Radd has long known what the rest of us are finally catching onto: it’s possible to eat for both pleasure and longevity. Food as Medicine shows us how to put into practice the latest medical research findings by cooking meals the whole family can enjoy. Sue’s recipes are not only beneficial for your health, they are delicious and designed for the home cook. This long-awaited book shares secrets from her acclaimed culinary medicine cookshops. As well as a health professional and scientist, Sue Radd is a food-lover and cook, with a lifelong interest in discovering simple and healthy recipe ideas from all over the world. Her culinary research has taken her to countries whose traditional diets have been associated with reduced chronic disease risks, from the Mediterranean—think Greece, Spain, Italy, Croatia, and Lebanon—to Asia (including China, Vietnam, South Korea, and India). Partnered with her professional interest in reviewing hundreds of scientific research papers, these experiences have confirmed the benefits of eating more unrefined plant-based meals as was common in olden days, when people mostly cooked what could they could grow in their garden.

Exercises for Parkinson's Disease

Exercises for Parkinson's Disease

Author: William Smith

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 9781578267675

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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Exercises for Parkinson’s Disease is the complete guide to achieving better health, providing everything from tips on how to structure your day to take full advantage of higher energy periods, to tailor-made workout programs designed to boost mobility and balance. Studies have shown that exercise improves fitness and energy levels in Parkinson’s patients, while also relieving pain and helping them retain control in their daily life. Exercises for Parkinson’s Disease works as an integrated part of any Parkinson’s treatment plan, optimizing mobility, increasing strength and minimizing pain, while providing lifestyle tips to keep you motivated and moving forward. Exercises for Parkinson’s Disease also includes: - A detailed overview of how exercise can improve Parkinson’s disease symptoms - Clear, informative pictures of safe, effective exercises - Information on Parkinson’s life-hacks for relaxation and motivation - Detailed instructions on how to perform each movement - A complete fitness approach to restoring functionality Featuring expert-approved fitness techniques, with options ranging from resistance training to mobility movements to light strength exercises, Exercises for Parkinson’s Disease is the all-in-one resource for anyone looking to take back control and live their best life!

Take Charge of Parkinson's Disease

Take Charge of Parkinson's Disease

Author: Anne Cutter Mikkelsen

Publisher: Diamed Llc

ISBN: 0982321937

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 190

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Based on personal experience with her husband's disease, a professional chef offers a guide to living a healthy lifestyle with Parkinson's disease, emphasizing nutrition and exercise as a way of maintaining optimal health and offering recipes that combine a wide variety of anti-oxidant, nutrient-rich ingredients.

Parkinsons Disease for Dummies

Parkinsons Disease for Dummies

Author: Michele Tagliati

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781442982482

Category: Medical

Page: 394

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A diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is a life-altering event. There is no one way to deal with it. Everyone has a unique set of circumstances, and every patient experiences Parkinson's differently. That's why one book on PD can never be all things to all people. Whether you are living with the disease or are a caregiver or friend to someone who is, you will come to rely on a wide variety of high-quality books, manuals, Web sites, resources and tools. You may be surprised by the voracity of your appetite for newer, better, and just plain more information about PD. And since Parkinson's is-for now, at least-a disease that stays with you for life, your information needs may evolve and change over time. This book represents something incredibly important: a place to start. We commend its emphasis on tenets that we at The Michael J. Fox Foundation strive to incorporate into our work: an action orientation, a problem-solving mentality, and the distillation of a great deal of complicated information into clear, logical next steps. Most importantly, the Foundation shares with the authors of this book a commitment to keep patients front and center in every decision we make. As the largest funder of Parkinson's research outside the federal government, we actively partner with scientists to innovate new funding mechanisms that can maximize the quality, quantity and pace of PD research. With a comprehensive view of the field and proactive management of the grants in our portfolio, we are ideally positioned to bridge the gap between basic research and the clinic. For years scientists have asserted that with sufficient research funding, a cure for Parkinson's is within reach. We are working urgently to prove them right. ---Debi Brooks, President and CEO, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research