Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease is now the 14th leading killer in the US. The following may be associated with an increased risk of Parkinson’s: pesticides, industrial carcinogens (which build up in animal fat), blue green algae supplements, spirulina, and high iron intake. Nitrites, found in cured meats, also appear to be linked with Parkinson’s.

On the bright side, filtered coffee may protect against Parkinson’s. Many modern drugs, including those used to treat Parkinson’s, are derived from plants.

Dr. Greger covers Parkinson’s disease in his full-length presentation, Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death, where he explores the role diet may play in preventing, treating, and even reversing our top 15 killers.

Topic summary contributed by Elizabeth Stolle.
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Watch videos about Parkinson's disease

  • Avoiding Other Banned Pesticides
    Avoiding Other Banned Pesticides
    Industrial pollutants in the food supply may help explain the link between dairy consumption and Parkinson's disease.
  • Brain Parasites in Meat
    Brain Parasites in Meat
    What percentage of U.S. lambs are infested with toxoplasma parasites?
  • Is Coffee Bad For You?
    Is Coffee Bad For You?
    The cholesterol-raising compounds of coffee are removed by a plain paper filter.
  • Blue-Green Algae & Spirulina
    Blue-Green Algae & Spirulina
    The risks associated with these supplements may outweigh the benefits.
  • Industrial Carcinogens in Animal Fat
    Industrial Carcinogens in Animal Fat
    The buildup of industrial toxins in the meat and dairy supply may in part account for the relationship between animal fat consumption and disease.
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