Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Diseases and the Failure of ATP Production
Parkinson's disease is not cured by any treatments we have today. Treatment is centered on blocking the symptoms of this chronic disease. There is a failure of energy production in vital areas of the brain that make dopamine. The energy producing part of the cell, the mitochondria, don't make enough energy to make dopamine and Parkinson's disease follows. Resuscitation of the mitochondria is a novel new approach both in Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. BioEnergy testing is a way to assess how well our mitochondria make ATP. Coconut oil, niacinamide, curcumin, and choline are ways to resuscitate mitochondria in Alzheimer's disease, so it might be of value in patients with Parkinson's disease. Antioxidants are also of value in maintaining a lower level of inflammation in the body.