Unfortunately, there is no known way to prevent Parkinson’s disease. Research has proven that people who eat more fruits and vegetables, high-fiber foods, fish, and omega-3 rich oils (sometimes referred to as the Mediterranean diet) and who eat less red meat and dairy may acquire some protection against Parkinson’s. The reason for this is still not known and currently being studied by researchers.
For now, all anyone can do is try to take of themselves and keep a healthy life-style. A healthy life-style consists of eating healthy foods, exercising, not drinking to access, and not smoking or taking illegal drugs. Unfortunately even with living a healthy lifestyle there are still no guarantees that a person will not get Parkinson’s disease. While the average age of onset is 65, younger people like Michael J. Fox have been diagnosed in their younger years. Research scientists continue to study this puzzling disorder of the nervous system in hopes to unravel the mysteries that continue to boggle their minds.
I the meantime all anyone has is hope and time. With the support of family and loved ones a person can live a full life making the necessary adjustments. There will be obvious setbacks and adjustments, but with proper care and the right medications you can live with PD…one day at a time. Remember too, there are support groups where you can discuss your concerns and talk about PD with those who also suffer from the dame ailment.