Windsor Parkinson Meeting November 24, 2015
- Gradual increase of fibre in the diet with edequate fluid intake ( 1.5l /per day )
- Probiotics may help with stool consistency and regularity
- Food sources high in fibre : whole fruits and vegetables, beans, legumes, whole grains, oat products
- Natural laxatives : prunes , licorice .
- Foods high in probiotics most commonly yogut may also be added to cheese , milk juices, cereals, ice cream
(probiotics such as Lactobacillus will be listed in the indgredients lists)
Difficulty Chewing Swallowing
- Soft, moist foods tend to be easier to chew and swallow
- Try cutting up food into small pieces
- Take time to eat at meal times and chew food thoroughly
- Avoid dry cereals, crackers, chips, crumbly cakes, muffins and whole nuts, or
sticky foods such as bread, caramel, fudge, dry mashed potatoes
- Take medications with meals or snacks
- Small frequent meals
- Eat bland foods
- Avoid or limit acidie, spicy foods or foods with strong odours (cool foods
have less odour )
- Avoid high fat food
- Use gingerale, ginger chews or ginger tea to manage nausea
- Small, frequent meals
- Eat your favourite foods
- Use high calorie beverages (Boost, Ensure, 2% or homo milk , chocolate milk,
Orthostatic Hypotension ( blood pressure on standing )
- Increase sodium intake.
- May need to reduce fluid intake . Consult your doctor.
Dyskinesia (Tremorc) and Fatigue
- Pre-cutting foods or pre-preparing meals
- Take additional time to eat - make the experience enjoyable
- Use finger foods
- Use local meal seruices - Appetito, Just Jeffs, Thyme to Go
- There is no evidence to recommend a need for supplementation including CoQ10, Creatine,
Vitamin E or any other herbal supplements for the management or prevention of Parkinson's Disease.
Caution is warned with their use - If you do take supplements, speak to your pharmacist to make sure they do not interact with your medications.
Thank You ,
Lauren Fleming MSc.FN, RD
Sandwich Community Health Centre
Windsor Essex Community Health Centre
Phone: (519) 258-6002 Extention 733
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