For many, the word “diet” has negative associations: cutting out the foods you love, not enjoying what you eat or following strict rules about what you can or can’t eat. But diet is a way of life. And you can still boost brain health or manage Parkinson’s with your favorite family recipes, dinner out with friends and even the salty or sweet snacks you crave most.
To discuss this and more, MJFF’s SVP of Medical Communications, Rachel Dolhun, MD, fellowship-trained movement disorder specialist, board-certified neurologist and lifestyle medicine physician, sits down with expert dietitians and Parkinson’s community members to answer your most-asked questions on implementing positive changes toward healthy eating and overall nutrition.
This episode shares approachable, actionable steps you can use today to improve your relationship with food, eat more healthfully and embrace the “joy of eating” – whether you have Parkinson’s or not.
In this podcast, aimed to illustrate what we can add to our diets, rather than take away, the panelists also share some of their favorite, simple and healthy recipes:
- Paula Montagna's Fudge Balls
- Paula Montagna's Vibrant Turmeric Dressing
- Denise Coley's Summer Salad
- Bernard Coley's Colorful and Tasty Mediterranean Vegetable Salad
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Host Dr. Rachel Dolhun leads a discussion with:
- Paula Montagna, MS, RD, CDN
- Vanessa Rissetto, MS, RD
- Denise Coley, person with Parkinson’s and Diversity Consultant
- Bernard Coley, care partner
Want to learn more on this topic? Download our new guide on diet and brain health.