Luckily, I already knew about most of the "natural cures" for PD. Here are a few I have recently been enlightened about:
From Alternative Cures by Bill Gottlieb:
Nutritional Supplements Can Help Slow Parkinson's Disease
THIAMIN: Boost Your Dopamine
High levels of the B vitamin thiamin may help the brain produce dopamine, says Dr. Brauer. He recommends 3,000 to 8,000 milligrams daily.
ANTIOXIDANTS: E, C, and Gluthathione to the Rescue
One theory about the cause of Parkinson's disease says that free radicals (molecular monsters produced by a wide variety of biochemical and lifestyle factors) are oxidizing or destroying the receptor cells in the substantia nigra, a relay station in the brain between the body's muscles and the cerebellum, the area in the brain that controls movement.
Antioxidants can block that free radical damage and perhaps slow the progress of Parkinson's. But, says Dr. Miller, to be effective, several antioxidants must work together.
* Vitamin C: 1,000 to 4,000 milligrams daily in three divided doses with meals.
* Vitamin E: 600 1,200 international units daily in three divided doses with meals.
* Glutathione: The product Thiodox, from Allergy Research, which Dr. Miller recommends, provides a daily intake of 200 milligrams of flutathione and the nutritional co-factors necessary to make it work.
TYROSINE: Another Dopamine Booster
The amino acid tyrosine is an essential precursor of dopamine formation. Dr. Miller recommends taking 500 to 1,000 milligrams of the supplement once in the morning on an empty stomach.
Great. Just a few more things to obsessively research and pester Keith about.