A Pilot Study
Sponsored by the
Colorado Parkinson Foundation, Inc.
The researchers are hoping to show that nutrition plays a major role in not only diminishing or eliminating Parkinson's symptoms but improving overall health (this diet has already been proven to prevent/improve/cure common health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart conditions, cancer and some neurodegenerative diseases). Additionally, the study will investigate the role of nutrition on symptoms of anxiety and depression, which are common symptoms in today's world and in people with Parkinson's Disease. All appointments and communication during the entire 12-week study, with the exception of the pre- and post-study bloodwork, will be done virtually by Zoom, phone, and/or email. For the bloodwork, you must have access to a LabCorp lab.
Participants will consume prescribed foods until the post-study bloodwork is completed and test their blood weekly using glucose/ketone monitors provided by CPF.
All participants will have to have blood drawn at a LabCorp lab before and after the study. These blood draws are necessary to show the effects of the diet in overall health. Additionally, all participants will need to have a permission form signed by their Primary Care Physician (PCP) to participate in the study. The researchers want to make all PCPs aware of your participation in case there are things that need to be addressed. The researchers will be available to speak with PCPs if needed.
Type 2 diabetics are encouraged to participate and will be monitored closely. They will be required to monitor their blood sugars a few times a day throughout the study and adjust their diabetes medications per doctor's instructions. Participating diabetics should ask their PCPs about an Insulin Sliding Scale for injectable insulin products and how to adjust other medications according to blood sugar numbers.
So be your own advocate and take charge of your health by signing up for this ground-breaking study and, in the process, become your healthiest self.
For Information Please Email: Dr. Melanie M. Tidman, DHSC, MA,OTR/L, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* You must have Parkinson's Disease
* You must have written permission to participate from your PCP
* You must have access to a LabCorp for pre- and post-study bloodwork
* Enrollment has been extended
To sign-up to participate in the study, email your contact information - name, address, phone number, and email address - to Dr. Tidman at email@example.com.
An introduction to the study presented by Dr. Tidman on 9/19/2020