In today’s world of convenience, where time is a precious quality, there is a certain acceptance of the saying “grab something to eat”. While this idea fits into today’s fast paced life, it doesn’t necessarily fit into the philosophy of a healthy lifestyle. If you’re healthy, you may be able to get away with the “grab something to eat” concept on a short term basis, but when you live with a neurological, degenerative disease like Parkinson’s, more than ever is it essential to eat the right food all of the time. The “right food” may be difficult to acquire, it’s probably more expensive and it may not even taste nice to a “sweet tooth”, but I ask you to think long term and how the “right food” can help the body heal itself. The potential benefits are staggering and I for one am hopeful that if I can introduce the right food into my diet, then my body will get better. I’m not a doctor or a nutritionist, but I am a person with Parkinson’s who realises the importance of eating the right food (even though I sometimes struggle to follow my own advice!).
So, please spare 18 minutes of your time to watch the below video – the account given is factual, sometimes frightening yet inspiring. After watching it, I vowed not to change my diet overnight but rather little by little get back to basics when it comes to sourcing and eating the “right food”. The video speaks about mitochondria which are essentially the “power houses” of our cells – they are structures that, amongst other functions, convert food molecules into usable energy.