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Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

It's not a high-fat diet, but a high-fat diet rich in omega-6 and saturated fatty acids, as both can cause inflammation in the brain.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

This should not be surprisingly since any neuroinflammation will disrupt the quality of sleep, and Parkinson's is a neuroinflammatory disease.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

It is likely that both the caffeine and the polyphenols may be working in different pathways to give coffee its apparent benefit in Parkinson's patients.  However, the real progress will only come with the decrease of the neuroinflammation that drives Parkinson's in the first place.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

It's the polyphenols in cinnamon that are the likely agents for slowing Parkinson's. Unfortunately, you have to eat a lot of cinnamon.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Since Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer's appear to have a common inflammatory basis (J Mrak RE1 and Griffin WS.  "Common inflammatory mechanisms in Lewy body disease and Alzheimer disease." Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2007 66(8):683-6), it would make sense that an anti-inflammatory diet and high-dose fish oil would be the best way to manage both conditions.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Another durable treatment is the long-term use of high-dose fish oil because the omega-3 fatty acids also increase dopamine levels.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

As the article points out, the differences were not all that great between the two groups. The one problem with diabetes is that you are always hungry. Asking a diabetic not to eat for 16 hours a day on a lifetime is highly unlikely.

Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Since Parkinson's is neuro-inflammatory disease, it seems that fish oil would be at the top of the list for non-drug treatments.