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Food on the move …

Whether traveling by train, plane or automobile food options are generally not particularly delectable and are very over priced. In this week’s tasty blog we bring you jam jars salads and mini frittatas; these hit the spot in that they travel well, use up ingredients in the fridge and do not take too long to make.

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Traveling & Parkinson’s …

I vividly remember that day in June when my world was turned on its head. As I walked out of the consultant’s office I was the same person who had walked in but my view of the world had changed forever. As a father and husband my immediate horror was the possible inability to support my family and to live our dreams. The fear and uncertainty was so difficult to comprehend that for the most part I refused to discuss anything related to the diagnosis and pushed my head well and truly into the sand. For many months I told no one. As long as I could mask the symptoms I carried on as “normal”. I refused to read any related literature, never “Googled” my condition and certainly would never have sought out an online PD chat room! Instead I worked quietly on a food and exercise diary and challenged the prescribed drug regimes. Continue reading

Mood Food …

Following on from last week’s tasty blog ‘Let’s talk about depression’ this week’s recipe encapsulates all the nutrients discussed. The asparagus, broad bean and peas are not only high in B vitamins but mixed with olive oil, garlic, lemon and mint give this recipe a delicious taste of Spring. Continue reading

Let’s talk about depression …

This week has been Mental Health Awareness week so here at Parkinsons.Me we decided to dedicate this week’s tasty blog to discussing diet and depression. Mental health covers a wide spectrum of conditions including depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar disorder and Schizophrenia but depression is common in people with Parkinson’s and the reason for our focus.

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Eat the seasons – Asparagus 

British asparagus season is here! Asparagus takes little effort to prepare and cooks in minutes. Asparagus is a good source of vitamins A, folic acid, C and K, potassium, calcium and copper. What does that mean? It’s good for strong bones, healthy red blood cells and heart health. Asparagus is also high in insoluble fibre which helps maintain a healthy gut.  Continue reading

Blueberries 


Blueberries are good for the brain. They have been proven to create an acute improvement in cognitive function and have longer term benefits for brain health. This blueberry overnight oat recipe is a great way to start the day.. 
50g oats 

150ml almond milk

60g blueberries (plus more to serve)

1 tbsp flax seed

20g chopped walnuts

1 tsp ground cinnamon

Place the ingredients in a jar, stir to combine. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.

In the morning add extra berries and a drizzle of honey. 

Hungry like the Wolf 

Having finished the Wolf Run you may be cold, you may be tired but the endorphins will be flowing and there will be a sense of achievement. What could add to this high? Knowing that there is a tasty, warming and filling meal waiting at home that will take no effort at all. Fruity Lamb Tagine is perfect for such an occasion. Continue reading