With the rise in new and never-ending medications, a more basic approach may hold the keys to the treatment/cure for many modern diseases and disorders. Diet is crucial to the proper development and normal functioning of the body. When certain nutrients and vitamins are absent from the patient’s diet, eventually the deficiency in diet will lead to greater problems effectually disease and disorders. Multiple modern health problems are the result of over indulgence in one food type creating an overabundance, while neglecting other foods, simultaneously creating a deficiency. The problem with medications is that they may help in one area while at the same time be damaging in another. This sort of give and take is unnatural and dangerous to the patient’s health. Some foods are bad for consumption simply because of the chemicals in or on them simply related to the farming/production process. Research suggest that Parkinson’s disease is on the rise and is correlated with the use of pesticides in farming. These pesticides which are some of the more than 80,000 approved chemicals for food production, could provide that answer to the root cause of Parkinson’s disease. The treatment of disease/disorders through diet may be the missing link in our limited understanding of the inner workings of the human body. Parkinson’s disease has no known cure but through the avoidance of certain foods, we can show the improvements and reversal of the debilitating effects of this disease
Year Manuscript Completed
Senior Project Advisor
Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree
Field of Study
Health Care Administration
Thesis - Murray State Access only
Shaw, Bradley, "Environmental Factors and Parkinson's Disease" (2018). Integrated Studies. 216.