Effects of a LCHF/Ketogenic Diet on Biomarkers, Cognition, Sleep Quality and Fatigue in Parkinson’s Disease
A Community Partnership Pilot Study
the Colorado Parkinson Foundation, Inc.
Colorado Springs Metro Area
· To provide education and training for persons with Parkinson’s Disease (Stages I-IV) on a specific dietary approach to improve general health, symptoms of PD, cognition, sleep quality, and fatigue.
· Benefits: Study participants will receive a full, formal evaluation, free pre-study and post-study bloodwork to test health markers, a free blood glucose/ketone meter for use during the study, and all study materials free of charge.
· Study research will add to the existing body of research which supports improvements in function, nutrition, health, and quality of life for all persons with Parkinson’s Disease.
· All study-related fees to be paid for by the Colorado Parkinson Foundation.
· This crossover trial study will be conducted over a 36-week period with a pre-study and post -study appointment via Zoom every 8 weeks. This will be a rolling recruitment study which allows you to enter the study at any time.
For Information Please Email: Dr. Melanie M. Tidman DHSC, MA, OTR/L, MHP at
- Have a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease Stage I-IV
- Have access to a LabCorp for blood work testing
- Be able to read/understand English
- Have a permission form signed by a Primary Care doctor or Neurologist
- Sign the Informed Consent
- Be available via computer or phone access for appointments
Results of the 24-week CPF Study on the Effects of a Low-Carb/Healthy Fat Diet on PD, Biomarkers, Depression, Anxiety and Quality of Life - Melanie Tidman, DHSc, M.A., OTR/L, MHP
Published articles on the results of studies funded and sponsored by the Colorado Parkinson Foundation, Inc.