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    • #16326
      Jean Mellano
      Keymaster

      A recent article mentioned a study that showed that nuts be be a risk factor for Parkinson’s (probably due to pesticides):

      Pesticides and Head Injuries – But Also Nuts, Red Meat and Soft Drinks – Linked to Parkinson’s Risk in Cyprus Study

       

      As a plant based diet person, I was not happy to hear this. However, although it is expensive, I will be sure to buy organic nuts in the future.  Do you eat nuts, if so, are they organic?

    • #16481
      Andrew L.
      Participant

      I eat nuts, organic only. Same with all veggies and fruits. Not a place to save money imho.

    • #16490
      Jo S.
      Participant

      I believe most nuts are a healthy source of fats and plant protein, but I don’t think it’s wise to eat handfuls at a time. I also agree with Andrew that organic is the way to go.

    • #16491
      Jean Mellano
      Keymaster

      The beauty is in the balance,,,

       

    • #16493
      George Kapetanakis
      Participant

      Pan Metron Ariston as they used to say in Ancient Cyprus, which is Greek for “Everything in Moderation.”

    • #16528
      Gail Dons
      Participant

      Don’t worry about the nuts, organic or otherwise – we already HAVE Parkinson’s! Our risk is 100%! Seriously, though, you have to take these small studies with a grain of salt. This was based on the recall of ~ 245 Greek Cypriots of how many servings of each food they eat a month. Right – have you taken one of those LONG diet surveys and tried to remember how many green beans you ate last month? Did you guess, or try to make it look like you were a more healthy eater? This was an interview style questionnaire, with the interviewer staring right at them while they tried to figure things out… It also didn’t account for the fact that diet content differs over a lifetime and the Parkinsons was acquired years before they took the survey. It is a small study and any substantial validation of their conclusions needs further large scale corroboration. Besides, any change of diet can’t undo our disease (wouldn’t THAT be awesome!)

    • #16529
      Jo S.
      Participant

      <<Don’t worry about the nuts, organic or otherwise – we already HAVE Parkinson’s! Our risk is 100%!>>

      That cracked me up, Gail. Thank you for giving a much-needed laugh today! 😀

    • #16554
      Gail Dons
      Participant

      Oh good, Jo S! They tell me humor is good for both body and spirit! No pill can do that!

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