I have always found this interesting and something to try, as parkinson medications has such bad side effects and I would hate to think what it actually does to your body.
When I follow some of the natural healing’s, I find I am better and I manage better, but unfortunately not able to stop medication or lessen it – but it definitely makes a difference, I move better, my mood swings are not as bad.
Chinese Congee for breakfast I believe is the best for parkinsons, it takes time to make so I don,t eat it every morning.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has separated foods into how they taste (flavor) sweet, sour, pungent, etc., and how they act on the body- are they warming or yang or cooling and yin, among other actions. Rice is considered sweet in flavor and neutral in terms of temperature or yin and yang. Rice promotes the rising of clear chi or qi (life force) in the body as it fortifies the spleen and stomach. It quenches thirst, promotes good digestion, relieves mental depression and stops diarrhea.[iii]
This is basic recipe for congee that you can add to as desired. There are no rules about what to add: meat, fish, vegetables, and healthy herbs, shredded lotus root and gingko nuts are all popular. You can also make a sweet version of congee with Chinese dates (jujubes) and a bit of rock sugar. Add the secondary ingredients after bringing the rice to a boil, before turning down the heat. Serves 6 to 8
- 3/4 cup long grain rice
- 9 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
In a large pot, bring the water and rice to a boil.
When the rice is boiling, turn the heat down to medium low. Place the lid on the pot, tilting it to allow steam to escape
Cook on medium low to low heat, stirring occasionally, until the rice has the thick, creamy texture of porridge (1 – 1 1/4 hours). Add the salt, taste and add seasonings if desired. Serve with garnishes such as crushed peanuts if desired.