Someone asked me recently what specific things I have found helpful on my journey with a neurological disorder, both in terms of minimizing the symptoms I experience and eventually leading to my recovery. This is what I listed:
When you’re on a strict, limited diet, any opportunity to add variety is very welcome. My diet is high fat, low carb, no fruit [and mostly bland]. It means a lot of coconut oil, avocados, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, vegetables, eggs, with modest amounts of chicken, beef, wild meat and wild fish [the chicken and beef is organic whenever possible]. As you can imagine, I often crave for something different. So you can understand my glee when I discovered buckwheat pancakes. Mari suggested them to me [she really does have my back]!
In June of this year, following a great deal of trial and testing, I concluded that the Ketogenic diet, characterized by high fat, moderate protein and low carb foods [lots of avocados, coconut oil, olive oil, fish oil, flax oil, eggs, nuts and seeds], was the ideal diet for me in my quest to recover from Parkinson’s. And I have been feeling much better since. There has even been a slight reversal in the symptoms I experience.
I recently became aware of a naturopathic doctor in Florida, Dr Robert Morse ND, who has a different way of looking at disease. In fact, he doesn’t even think of it in terms of disease. He looks at it very simply, from the perspective of body chemistry.