Nutrition and Parkinson's Disease

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF), as part of their PD ExpertBriefings series. 


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Includes complimentary CEUs

What should people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) know about the inter-relation of nutrition and Parkinson’s disease? A one-hour online seminar, led by PDF staff and Heather Zwickey, Ph.D., Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of Immunology, National College of Natural Medicine, offers information about this important topic.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Understand the critical issues related to nutrition and PD;
  • Identify strategies related to weight loss or weight gain in PD; and ,
  • Discuss the relationship between protein and PD medications.


Heather Zwickey,  Ph.D., is dean of Research and Graduate Studies and professor of Immunology at the National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon. Zwickey’s research focuses on certain aspects of diet and how they impact the immune system. At the National College of Natural Medicine, Zwickey has received numerous awards for her contributions to the field. She completed her doctorate in immunology and microbiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Aurora, Colorado, received additional training at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in immunology and cell biology at Yale University School of Medicine.

PLEASE NOTE: This web seminar is being hosted by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF), and registration will be handled through their website,
Questions about registration? Call the PDF at 800-457-6676.
Questions about CEUs? Call ASA at 415-974-9628.
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