Monday, 28 June 2010

Biochemistry, Dopamine Metabolism and Nutrition in Parkinson's Disease

This groundbreaking, user-friendly monograph clearly illustrates the various metabolic and biochemical pathways implicated in Parkinson's Disease, with their primary sources in protein, carbohydrates and fats. It describes the enzymes necessary for metabolic and biochemical progress with their dependence on co-enzymes, which are specific nutrients.

Biochemical tests are described to analyse cellular status so that management of Parkinson's Disease will incorporate, as adjuvant care, not only pharmaceutical management but also nutritional support of metabolic and biochemical processes. This would be based on the biochemical individuality of patients.

Dopamine, the neurotransmitter which is deficient in Parkinson's disease, is metabolised from dietary protein. The metabolic steps from protein ingestion in the diet to the production of dopamine in the brain - and further on to adrenaline, are best described by biochemistry. Contemporary nutritional management is the APPLICATION of biochemical principles.  Published by Denor Press (UK).