Humans derive nutrition (nourishment) from many sources above and beyond food. This course will be devoted to exploring the idea that social connection is a nutrient. Without human connection, our health and well-being suffer.
According to our CAM Care PD study results, loneliness is one of the greatest predictors of PD progression and friendships serve as a form of fortification. We'll discuss the ways parkinsonism contributes to social isolation (apathy, fatigue, stigma, urinary symptoms, anxiety, etc.) and strategies for overcoming them.
We'll address family members who might be watching their loved ones beginning to withdraw and talk about what they can do to help.
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Laurie Mischley studied naturopathic medicine (ND) at Bastyr University and epidemiology (MPH) and nutritional sciences (PhD) at the University of Washington. Her work is focused on identifying the nutritional requirements unique to individuals with neurodegenerative diseases. She has published on coenzyme Q10, lithium, and glutathione deficiency in Parkinson’s Disease (PD).
For the past decade, she has been lead investigator of the Modifiable Variables in Parkinsonism (MVP) Study (www.MVP-Study.com), a global observational study designed to describe the secret(s) to success in a real-world population.
She has maintained a clinical practice in Seattle for over two decades, caring for thousands of patients with Parkinsonism.