Mischley Monthly- B12 Deficiency in Parkinsonism (April 28, 12 pm PT)
Common, Neglected, Relevant, Neurologically Devastating
28 Jan 2022 - 12 pm PT
B12 deficiency is a commonly overlooked cause of parkinsonism and should be ruled out in every person as part of the diagnostic work-up. Making matters worse, age, stress, levodopa, and a handful of other medications and insults interfere with the body's ability to absorb B12. Most people need to take their B12 under the tongue or as a shot in their muscle.
This course will describe the tests that determine whether you're B12 deficient or not, and what to do about it if you are.
Dr. Mischley has spent the past two decades studying the unique nutritional requirements of people with Parkinsonism and working to find better ways to measure, monitor, predict, and prevent PD. Her academic training is in naturopathic medicine (ND), nutrition (PhD), and epidemiology (MPH). She built the Parkinson Symptom Tracking App (www.pd-symptoms.com), has trained dogs to detect the scent of parkinsonism in ear wax (ParK-9.com), is lead investigator of the MVP-Study.com, and is founder of the Parkinson Center for Pragmatic Research (CPR). She created Parkinson-School.com in 2020 as a way to empower patients, accelerate education and catalyze some long overdue conversations.