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Parkinson's and Nutrition
Parkinson's and Nutrition

Mon, Mar 18


Glen Allen Branch Library

Parkinson's and Nutrition

Join us as we learn nutritional best practices for living with Parkinson's Disease.

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Time & Location

Mar 18, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Glen Allen Branch Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060, USA

About the Event

Adhering to a well-balanced diet not only contributes to overall well-being but also enhances one's capacity to manage the symptoms of Parkinson's. Incorporating ample whole foods like fruits, vegetables, lean protein, legumes, and whole grains, as well as staying adequately hydrated, are fundamental strategies to foster sustained vitality and robust health.

Nevertheless, it's imperative to remain cognizant of specific considerations such as constipation, dehydration, and potential interactions with medications. Ensuring an optimal blend of macronutrients – encompassing protein, fat, and carbohydrates – in your dietary regimen holds significant importance for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Dietary choices can play a pivotal role in mitigating common challenges for those living with Parkinson's, such as constipation, mobility, and balance. By increasing fiber intake while reducing processed foods, one can alleviate constipation and sluggish motility. Maintaining stable blood sugar levels throughout the day is also crucial for enhanced stability and balance. To top it off, sustaining a balanced distribution of protein intake across the day can enhance the effectiveness of medications.

Tina Shiver, Registered Dietitian and Functional Medicine Practitioner, is here to help bring clarity to the challenge of managing Parkinson's symptoms through nutrition. We are pleased that Mrs. Shiver will be offering a workshop for Power Over Parkinson's to answer your questions and provide guidance on using food to help you be your happiest self.

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