Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock writes The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter and has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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What's the Difference Between Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism?

Monday, 29 Apr 2013 11:01 AM

By Dr. Blaylock

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Question: What's the difference between Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonism?
 
Dr. Blaylock's Answer:
 
Parkinson’s disease is a spontaneously developing neurological disorder. Parkinsonism is any neurological disorder that has features of Parkinson’s, but also has other neurological problems.
 
For example, Parkinsonism followed the 1917 flu pandemic. Exposure to high levels of manganese can also cause Parkinsonism, which includes an assortment of other neurological symptoms.
 
To relieve symptoms, dopamine can be increased by taking the amino acid tyrosine, which should be taken on an empty stomach to allow absorption. Some foods are also high in dopamine, such as almonds, avocados, bananas, lima beans, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds.

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