My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 167 … Diet Update!

healthy fatsIn response to a request, I’m updating my daily diet plan.  This is my target diet, so I don’t necessarily stick to it every day. It’s high fat, but not necessarily ketogenic.

While my diet may vary a bit from time to time, there are certain things I’m very strict about. I don’t eat junk food, fast food, dairy, corn, wheat, sugar, artificial sweeteners or fruit. Nor do I drink alcohol, pop, coffee, sports drinks or any beverage with sugar in it. I don’t eat fruit, because it exacerbates my symptoms. For some reason, I seem to have a low tolerance for any type of sugar, including natural sugar.

My daily menu::

  • Breakfast … fat smoothie (1/2 – 1 avocado, 2 – 4 tbsp coconut oil, brazil nuts, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, sprinkle of shredded coconut, sprinkle of cacao nibs, olive oil, 3-4 raw eggs, 1/2 tspn cinnamon, 1/4 tspn baking soda, water to desired thickness). I start the smoothie between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM and I drink it over a 3 to 4 hour period.
  • Dinner…sauerkraut, steamed or lightly sauteed veggies, 1/2 organic avocado, 2 cooked eggs or cooked buckwheat/quinoa, meat or fish and two tbsp of coconut oil. I typically eat dinner between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM, before I leave to teach karate.
  • After karate meal… half fat smoothie and or nuts & seeds and or organic olives and or cucumber and humus and or canned oysters or mussels.
  • Snacks…nuts & seeds, organic olives.
  • 2-4 glasses of spring water

On occasion I will have buckwheat or quinoa or organic potatoes or sweet potato or buckwheat pancakes as a snack or with dinner. Also, several times a month I will have two eggs and bacon [mostly home smoked] for breakfast before my morning smoothie.

This diet keeps me feeling full.

All food is organic where possible.

Supplements (daily):

  • 2 tbsp Cod Liver Oil … for Vit D3
  • Magnesium only or Magnesium-Calcium-Zinc-Potassium [mostly to prevent constipation]
  • Vit C … 2,000 mg
  • Vit B12 … 5,000 mcg
  • Adrenal support – 3 capsules a day
  • Iodine [for thyroid]

I have done a lot of experimenting and my diet is constantly evolving as I gather new information and try to figure out what works best. One thing is certain though, a healthy, natural [ideally, organic] diet, be it high fat, vegetarian, Paleo or whatever, is essential for restoring homeostasis [by healing the gut, restoring the immune system, unclogging the lymphatic system, eliminating inflammation and alkalining the body] and recovering my health.

Have an awesomely nutritious day!


14 comments on “My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 167 … Diet Update!

  1. some good ideas here. I am glad to see how you incorporated the coconut oil and to see how many eggs a day you are ( most of the time) consuming. I recently read that eating raw eggs gives one vitamin D naturally, but they didn’t say if it was D3, but I am guessing it is (?).

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  3. My diet is very similar except for the fruit. I am unintentionally loosing weight. I have lost too much weight and I am having a lot of trouble gaining. However your daily menu is much larger than mine. I am a 5’6″ female. What portion would you guess is sufficient for me to gain weight. That sounds like a lot of food. I
    Also, you consume a lot of eggs. My naturopathic doctor tells me to vary my foods as eating the same thing can result in a Sensitivity to that food. Am I correct in assuming that you have not had any problems with sensitivity to eggs?
    Thank you in advance for your reply.

    • Thank you for your message Marci. The reason we are prone to losing weight is because our bodies are in a constant state of tension and therefore constantly burning calories. I would suggest that you experiment with different portions and see what works best.

      I do not have any issues with eggs or any other foods that I eat regularly.

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