Food and Parkinson’s: Relearning How to Eat

Food and Parkinson’s: Relearning How to Eat

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Food and Parkinson’s: Relearning How to Eat

Relearning how to eat with Parkinson’s disease is more than being mindful of mouth movements. It requires careful observations of the motivations behind what food to eat, when, and how much. Relearning how to eat required me to examine the drive to start eating and the desire to stop eating. Both are influenced by much more than being hungry. There are habits, emotions, cravings, and cultural practices that affect my food intake. The first habit…

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