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Pesticides and herbicides like glyphosate now strongly linked to Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders

3/8/2016 - The genes of the human race have never been under such intense pressure from their surrounding environment. Pesticide and herbicide chemicals that confuse, distort and destroy the natural chemistry of life and microbiology, are being sprayed directly on the foods that people eat. The ill effects are...

Man improves his Parkinson's disease symptoms by boxing

7/3/2015 - Boxing might not be an activity someone with Parkinson's disease would consider to help improve their condition, however, it's just what Mike Quaglia is doing. Diagnosed with the disease at the age of 42, he became frustrated when medications didn't seem to be helping as much as he'd prefer. It's...

Pomegranates reduce brain inflammation, helping protect against Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and neurological disease

8/25/2014 2:04:09 PM - New research conducted by the University of Huddersfield, a public university located in West Yorkshire, England, suggests that a chemical compound found in pomegranates can slow degenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia occur when brain...

Chemical found in molds may be causing Parkinson's disease

3/12/2014 - A chemical responsible for the musty smell of mold may also produce symptoms similar to those of Parkinson's disease, according to a recent study conducted by researchers from Rutgers and Emory Universities and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "These findings are...

Research reveals the latest weapon against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's: Green tea

2/20/2014 - Is it possible that the simple act of drinking green tea can help protect your brain against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease? A multitude of studies have looked into the effects that the tea has on neurological health -- and the results are promising. Shielding brain cells from the ravages of...

Kidney-toning Chinese medicines improve Parkinson's disease symptoms

12/4/2013 - According to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, loss of coordination and uncontrolled movements associated with Parkinson's disease affect "one million people in the US and an estimated seven to 10 million worldwide." Specialists at the University of Rochester speculate that, by 2030, Parkinson's disease...

Depression linked with higher incidence of Parkinson's disease - Research

11/24/2013 - According to a new study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, people who are depressed may have a significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease. Researchers at the Veterans General Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan, analyzed the medical records of...

Coconut oil miraculously helps Parkinson's patient regain quality of life

10/23/2013 - Imagine for a moment that you are a 74-year-old man diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and you are quickly losing your ability to think, move and function, despite adhering to an intense regimen of all the latest pharmaceutical offerings for this miserable disease. Then imagine that nearly all of your...

Pesticide exposure causes Parkinson's disease: Study

7/2/2013 - Fresh research on the neurological condition known as Parkinson's disease has affirmed what a number of prominent scientists have been saying for several years now: Mainly that pesticide exposure is a direct cause of this widespread degenerative health condition. And while there are admittedly many...

Little-known chemical in Himalayan herb shows promise for preventing Parkinson's

6/25/2013 - Parkinson's disease, characterized by chronic rigidity, slowness of movement, impaired coordination, and tremors of the face, hands, and legs, is becoming a common, progressive, pervasive disease in today's world. As nerve cells die in the region of the brain called substantia nigra, Parkinson's disease...

Pesticides may directly cause Parkinson's disease

2/21/2013 - Pesticide exposure may not just increase the risk of Parkinson's disease, but may actually start a cascade of events that directly cause the disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), UC-Berkeley and the University of Southern California,...

REM sleep disorder may lead to untimely death of brain cells, causing Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and other diseases

2/2/2013 - Although their genetic underpinnings differ, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease are all characterized by the untimely death of brain cells. What triggers cell death in the brain? American neurologists and sleep experts suggest in a recent study that rapid eye movement...

Study: Roundup and other pesticides directly linked to Parkinson's, neurodegenerative disorders

11/1/2012 - The dangers associated with pesticide exposure are much more far-reaching than previously thought, as illustrated by a shocking study recently published in the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology. It turns out that chronic exposure to Monsanto's Roundup formula, the active ingredient of which is...

Soothe Parkinson's disease with nutritional therapy, tai chi and dancing the tango

10/6/2012 - Individuals with Parkinson's disease are tossing their drugs and finding relief with alternative medicine instead. From tai chi to tango lessons; Mucuna pruriens herb to nutritional therapy, many are discovering new ways to manage the disease safely and effectively. Since the use of pharmaceutical drugs...

Flavonoids from berries shown to protect men against Parkinson's disease

4/16/2012 - Past research bodies have confirmed the health-protective effect of a natural diet rich in flavonoids to protect against a wide range of diseases including heart disease, hypertension, some cancers, and dementia. Researchers from Harvard University and the University of East Anglia have published the...

Curcumin found to prevent brain degenerative diseases including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

3/28/2012 - Curcumin, the bioactive compound found in the Indian curry spice turmeric and commonly referred to as 'holy powder', has been used for centuries in folk medicine to treat wounds, infections, and other health problems. Today researchers are using the power of the evolving science of epigenetics to reveal...

Dealing with Parkinson's Disease

1/22/2012 - Today I begin to introduce my Batman and Robin Medicine for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Magnesium is Batman and Cannabis is Robin and they do make for a holy medical combination. In Multiple Sclerosis marijuana can limit the muscle pain and spasticity caused by the disease, as well as...

Beat Parkinson's disease naturally

12/1/2011 - Parkinson's disease is the second most common degenerative disorder of the central nervous system after Alzheimer's disease. It is estimated that 1% of individuals over the age of 65 are diagnosed with this disorder. Natural lifestyle interventions can prevent and reverse Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's...

Study links refrigerant, degreasing chemical to increased risk of Parkinson's disease

11/17/2011 - A study recently published in the journal The Annals of Neurology has identified a link between trichloroethylene (TCE), a chemical solvent used in refrigerants and metal degreasing solutions, and increased risk of Parkinson's disease. Based on their analysis, researchers found that those exposed to...

Does nicotine help protect the brain from developing Parkinson's disease?

8/17/2011 - The general consensus nowadays is that smoking cigarettes is harmful to health, and that it can lead to heart disease and cancer. But what about pure nicotine derived directly from the tobacco plant? According to a new study published in The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental...

Common amphetamine drugs linked to Parkinson's disease

4/10/2011 - A new study to be presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology says that users of amphetamine drugs like benzedrine and dexedrine have a heightened risk of developing Parkinson's disease. According to a follow-up review of more than 66,000 volunteers who participated in...

Eating berries lowers risk of Parkinson's disease

3/15/2011 - A diet high in the antioxidants found in berries may significantly reduce both men and women's risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and due to be presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. The study...

Berry compounds lower risk of Parkinson's disease

2/17/2011 - An enormous study spanning several decades has shown that people who eat berries regularly have a much lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease than othose who do not. Published in the journal ScienceDaily, the study adds significantly to the growing body of evidence proving that flavanoids, a polyphenolic...

Low vitamin D levels linked to Parkinson's disease

11/7/2010 - Low levels of vitamin D in the blood may increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Finland's National Institute for Health and Welfare and published in the journal Archives of Neurology. Researchers took blood samples from 3,000 people...

Mucuna Pruriens Shows Promise with Parkinson's Disease

6/7/2010 - Parkinson`s disease is a devastating illness that generally afflicts people when they have reached their golden years, only to be robbed of enjoying them. A practice of medicine with thousands of years of successfully treating illnesses may open the door to a natural remedy for the alleviation of symptoms...

On-the-job pesticide exposure is linked to Parkinson's disease

10/9/2009 - According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Parkinson's disease (PD) belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders which are the result of the loss of brain cells that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. That's the critical key in the development of...

Pesticides Cause Parkinson's Disease

9/25/2009 - A new study just found that Parkinson's disease is linked to pesticide exposure. In fact, the study participants were almost twice as likely to have been exposed to pesticides through their work, and exposure to certain pesticides may have increased the chance of having the disease by more than three-fold....

Specific Pesticide Directly Linked to Parkinson's Disease

8/14/2009 - According to the National Parkinson Foundation, about 1.5. Americans currently have Parkinson's Disease (PD) -- the motor system disorder which afflicts actor Michael J. Fox. Another 60,000 or so people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with PD in 2009. The four main symptoms of this often devastating disease...

New Research: Nitrates and Nitrites May Cause Alzheimer's, Diabetes and Parkinson's Disease

7/7/2009 - According to a new study by scientists at Rhode Island Hospital, millions of Americans could be at risk of serious and even fatal diseases because of chemicals used to fertilizer and to preserve food. Scientists have found a strong link between increasing levels of nitrates and nitrites in our food...

Pesticides Shown to be Huge Parkinson's Disease Risk

5/1/2009 - According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, most researchers believe exposure to some kind of toxin or toxins in the environment triggers the development of Parkinson's disease (PD) -- the degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that impairs motor skills (including...

Parkinson's Disease Drugs Trigger Destructive Behaviors

4/14/2009 - Unfortunately, there's no cure for the serious motor system disorder Parkinson's Disease (PD) and now a new study shows some current treatments may have surprising and potentially life-wrecking side effects. The Mayo Clinic has just reported that one in six patients receiving therapeutic doses of certain...

Pesticide Exposure Boosts Parkinson's Risk by 60 Percent

11/23/2008 - A new study has provided one of the strongest links yet between pesticide use and Parkinson's disease. A team of researchers from Duke University, Miami University and the Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center of Excellence has found that people who were exposed to pesticides were substantially...

Researchers Find Natural Help for Arthritis and Parkinson's Disease: Curry Spice and Grapes

11/20/2008 - The national Neuroscience 2008 conference is underway in Washington, D.C., presenting cutting edge research on the whole spectrum of diseases impacting the brain and nervous system. Breaking news from Johns Hopkins scientists presented at the meeting suggests several natural substances could be effective...

Mainstream Media Lies about Vitamin D Deficiency and Parkinson's with Deceptive Headlines

10/15/2008 - Following the release of a new study strongly correlating vitamin D deficiency with Parkinson's disease, the mainstream media (MSM) has once again gone out of its way to intentionally distort the findings of the study and mislead readers about vitamin D. The study was conducted by Emory University,...

A Cup of Black Tea Each Day Reduces Risk of Parkinson's Disease by Astonishing 71 Percent

8/5/2008 - Drinking as little as three-quarters of a cup of this one tea each day may cut the risk of developing Parkinson's disease by as much as 71 percent, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the National Neuroscience Institute in Singapore and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Parkinson's...

Study Links Parkinson's Disease With Chemical Exposure

5/2/2008 - Scientists have now discovered additional evidence of a connection between Parkinson's disease and long-term exposure to pesticides. Parkinson's disease strikes movements like walking, talking and writing. Symptoms of the disease first tend to appear in patients over 50. These symptoms may include tremors...

Dairy products linked to Parkinson's disease in men

3/15/2008 - Consuming dairy products significantly boosts the risk of Parkinson's disease in men, concludes a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. A study surveying the dietary habits of 57,689 men found that those who consumed the most dairy products showed a 60 percent increase in the risk...

Dairy Consumption Increases Parkinson's Risk in Men

1/7/2008 - Consumption of dairy products, especially milk, increases a man's risk of contracting Parkinson's disease, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Previous studies have established a link between Parkinson's -- a degenerative central nervous system disorder...

Creatine to be tested as treatment for Parkinson's

8/6/2007 - The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has initiated a large-scale clinical trial to study whether a drug based on the organic acid creatine can be used to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease on patients...

Parkinson's cases expected to double worldwide by 2030

2/4/2007 - Researchers at the University of Rochester have predicted that the number of people in the world with Parkinson's disease will double by 2030. Parkinson's disease is a degenerative central nervous system disorder that commonly causes a breakdown in muscle function and speech. The study, published...

Parkinson's drugs found to pose severe risk of damage to heart valves

1/15/2007 - New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that two drugs prescribed for Parkinson's disease might have much greater risks for heart valve damage than previously thought. In the first study, researchers from the Instituti Clinici di Perfezionamento in Milan analyzed echocardiogram...

Pesticide exposure could increase risk of early onset of Parkinson's disease (press release)

11/2/2006 - Low-level exposure to a banned but lingering pesticide appears to accelerate changes in the brain that can potentially lead to the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms years or even decades before they might naturally develop. This finding, by researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute...

Pesticides found to cause Parkinson's disease

9/18/2006 - A new study presented at last week's annual meeting of the American Chemical Society revealed that a pesticide banned since 1987 but still present in today's environment could prompt the onset of Parkinson's disease. Researchers from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute...

Electromedicine for Parkinson's disease: Deep brain stimulation works better than drugs

8/31/2006 - According to a study scheduled for publication in today's New England Journal of Medicine, a surgical procedure designed to reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease -- deep brain stimulation -- can be more effective on patients with advanced cases, and have fewer side effects, than prescription drugs. "Deep...

Vitamin B6 found to slash risk of Parkinson's disease

8/3/2006 - New research in the journal Neurology indicates that increased consumption of vitamin B6 could significantly reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease. Researchers from the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands studied around 5,300 participants over the age of 55, and found that those who had the...

Low-dose pesticide exposure boosts Parkinson's risk by 70 percent

6/26/2006 - According to a study published in the July issue of Annals of Neurology, people who have been exposed to pesticides run a 70 percent higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease than people who aren't exposed to pesticides. The study -- comprised of roughly 143,000 men and women -- ran from 1982...

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