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Parkinson’s disease (PD) is found throughout the world and is thought to affect one or two people in every 1000. It is named after William Parkinson, who first described it as ‘the shaking palsy’ in 1817.
Many depressed people get a boost from taking extra nutrients, such as tyrosine, tryptophan, methionine, S-adenosylmethionine (SAM-e), DHEA, acetylcarnitine, vitamin C, gamma- and alpha-linolenic acid, calcium, magnesium, lithium and zinc.
Preliminary research suggests that the herb Ginkgo biloba can help halt the disorder and repigment the skin. The herb is a powerful antioxidant and immune-system modulator, and it may be these qualities that help it to work.
So compelling is the evidence for a nutritional approach to bipolar disorder that it’s a wonder why more physicians and psychiatrists aren’t flocking to learn more. But there’s strong official resistance to the idea that simple nutrients can help.