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Protein and Parkinsons

How does protein effect Parkinsons and is it only relevant around pill taking time?

  1. I am not an expert on this . We do have a registered dietitian on our team. I would like to refer you to who would be an excellent resource. Thea
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    1. Thank you Thea

      1. Hello, Just like , I'm not an expert but I do know that my father's neurologist recommended that he take his PD meds 1/2 hour before a meal so the protein in a meal wouldn't compete in your system with medication. We often have dad take his meds before he gets out of bed, in the morning, to kickstart his system and energy. Of course, we always recommend that you consult with your physician as we cannot give medical advice. I consider this a good tip. Best wishes, Suzanne Troy, Patient Leader

        1. My dr said to take sinemet at least 30 minutes from eating anything with protein; he followed that saying sinemet works better taken 1 hour away from eating protein.

          1. It sounds like it is good advice, Chrystal. I would continue to follow your doctor's sound suggestion. Best, Marc M., Advocate,

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