Welcome to Parkinson Diet and thanks for stopping by! My name is Amy Neill and I am a Dietitian and Nutritionist. Since 2005 I have had the pleasure of helping people with Parkinson’s and their families work towards achieving and maintaining a healthy and balanced diet. I am super passionate about Parkinson’s disease nutrition.
Eating an appropriate diet can help maximise general health and can assist some of the symptoms that are associated with Parkinson’s disease including:
- Slow stomach emptying
- Swallowing problems or dysphagia which can happen at any stage of Parkinson’s and is described as difficulty moving food, liquid, saliva or medication from your mouth to your stomach.
- Decreased appetite which can affect your ability to consume an adequate amount of food and fluid.
- Weight loss or weight gain
Dietary adjustments may also ensure levodopa-containing medications such as Kinson®, Madopar® and Sinemet® etc work optimally. Research is also starting to show that eating certain foods while limiting others may help improve brain health and benefit people with Parkinson’s.
I have created Parkinson Diet as a way to reach a wider audience and provide credible evidenced-based nutrition information to support people living with Parkinson’s. On my website you will find blog articles, recipes and case studies that I hope make eating well with Parkinson’s easier. The case studies aim to provide a practical approach to managing some of the nutritional concerns that can occur for people with Parkinson’s.
I hope you find Parkinson Diet a useful resource. Please get in touch if you have questions or would like information on a certain aspect of diet covered. I am here to help!
Accredited Practicing Dietitian / Accredited Nutritionist