Nutrition and Parkinson's Disease

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

What should people with Parkinson’s disease know about nutrition and Parkinson’s disease? Find tips by joining a one­-hour online seminar led by PDF and Heather Zwickey, Ph.D., Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of Immunology, National College of Natural Medicine.

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Learning Objectives: 
  • Learn about important issues related to nutrition and PD.
  • Understand the relationship between nutrition, food and PD medications.
  • Understand the relationship between nutrition, food and PD symptoms.
  • Review any strategies related to weight loss or weight gain in PD.
Heather Zwickey , Ph.D. , Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and Professor, Immunology, National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR


Dr. Zwickey’s research focuses on certain aspects of diet and how they impact the immune system. At the National College of Natural Medicine, Dr. Zwickey has received numerous awards for her contributions to the field.

Dr. Zwickey completed her doctorate in immunology and microbiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She received further training at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in immunology and cell biology at Yale University School of Medicine.

Questions? CEUs?

If you have questions about how to join this PD ExpertBriefing, by phone or online, please see our PD ExpertBriefing FAQ.

Are you a health care professional seeking continuing education units? CEUs are provided via PDF’s sponsorship of the American Society on Aging. When registering for this PD ExpertBriefing, please be sure to indicate interest in CEUs. Health professionals have 30 days in which to view the live or recorded seminar and apply for CEUs. It may take an additional 30 days to process CEUs.

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Browse our library of past seminars and watch them at any time to learn more about nutrition, the PD pipeline and other topics.

This series has been made possible by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc., Sunovion and Lundbeck LLC.

It is designed in collaboration with Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (DAPS); Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS); Michigan Parkinson Foundation (MPF); the Neuro Challenge Foundation (NCF); Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC); Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR); Parkinson's Association (PA) and Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana (PSCKY).