Recently there’s been a buzz about a chemical found in pomegranates that might help people with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. What does the science say?
We urge PD patients to voluntarily refrain from donating blood until such time as definitive conclusions about blood-borne transmission of PD are possible.
Parkinson’s is not contagious in the sense of transmission from person to person. However, there is much about Parkinson’s that is similar to an infection.
Reduced sense of smell has a great impact on quality of life of Parkinson’s sufferers, but it also may be used for detecting Parkinson’s early.
Treatment of symptoms is certainly lucrative. But there is a desperate need for treatments that slow, stop, or reverse the disease itself.
People often ask me if Parkinson’s disease is “genetic or environmental”. The answer is that it depends on age of onset. Identical twin studies are helpful.
Parkinson’s is not a single issue that can be slowed with a single supplement like CoQ10. By the time of diagnosis multiple directions of attack are needed.