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Diet and Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition

Studies show that making targeted nutrition the mainstay of your meals may slow Parkinson's disease (PD) advancement. Eating a whole-food, plant-based diet has many benefits.

While there is no prescription for a PD-specific diet, one that includes a variety of whole grains, vegetables, fruits and protein-rich foods can improve health. Also consider including nuts, olive oil, fish and eggs to your diet, for their beneficial fats.

M. J. Fox Foundation

No one diet can treat Parkinson's disease, but medication might require mealtime considerations and dietary changes may help ease certain symptoms. Your physician or a dietitian can design a healthy, balanced diet to fit your needs and improve well-being.

Cleveland Clinic

If you have Parkinson’s disease (PD), you may be overwhelmed by diet advice. Some sources may tell you to eat certain foods and avoid others. Some may even claim that specific foods are miracle cures for your symptoms. How do you know what to believe?


This article will explore how diet can affect individuals with Parkinson’s as well as which foods may help or worsen symptoms.

Davis Phinney Foundation

A plant-based, whole-foods eating plan, known popularly as “the Mediterranean diet.

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