Is there a link between cinnamon and Parkinson's?

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Link Between Cinnamon & Parkinson’s

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If your aging parent or loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you’re familiar with the short and long-term effects it can have both physically and mentally. As a trusted provider of Vancouver Parkinson’s care, we know that many family caregivers would try anything to help alleviate symptoms and slow down the course of the disease for their loved one.

While there are prescription medicines available on the market that help slow the progression of Parkinson’s, amazing strides have been made in the realm of natural remedies to fight this disease. Surprisingly, scientists have discovered that cinnamon may provide great benefits in slowing the progression of Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s is a chronic disease that causes neurons in the brain to die. As these neurons are dying, they produce a chemical called dopamine which plays a role in controlling movement of the body by the brain. With the abnormal production of dopamine, the body begins to lose the ability to control movement.

Cinnamon works to stop the progression of Parkinson’s by changing the way the brain processes chemicals. In studies, scientists found that when cinnamon is introduced to the body, the brain converts it to sodium benzoate. This chemical reverses other chemical reactions which accelerate the process of uncontrollable movement. Scientists believe that cinnamon may be the safest natural product available in the world today that can effectively halt the development of Parkinson’s disease.

Cinnamon has been trusted for many years in all types of traditional medicine to do everything from regulating blood sugar to preventing cancer. In fact, some researchers believe that just a half a teaspoon of cinnamon per day can significantly lower cholesterol. Considering all the health benefits cinnamon can provide, it is worth a try to help a loved one who is living with Parkinson’s.

For more information about caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s, reach out to Home Care Assistance today. We are a leading provider of Vancouver in-home care, offering flexible hourly and live-in care schedules and highly qualified and compassionate caregivers who are trained in how to care for seniors with Parkinson’s. Call us at 778-279-3634 and schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation and learn more about our in-home care services.