“After witnessing the progress that my two grandson’s with PDD-NOS made following the Reduced Free-Glutamate diet, I decided to try it myself.
A year ago I was diagnosed with early onset of Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 68. I was prescribed a daily Mirapex ERC 25 mg dose which has been increased to 2.25 mg at present. I was also prescribed a series of physical therapy classes called BIG at Norwalk Hospital. Additionally, I found an aqua fitness class at the Westport YMCA which I attend twice a week.
This past March, I began to eliminate free glutamates from my diet. My diet is now principally meat, vegetables, and fruit. I have also cut out most dairy and gluten.
Within the first two weeks I experienced an increase of energy as I walked through the grocery store. There was no conscious decision to speed up my gait, but I was just walking more quickly. I hadn’t been walking at that pace for at least a year. My daughter also comments that my face appears less “frozen” and that there is an improvement in my voice quality.
If rating my adherence to the diet, I believe I have eliminated 85%-90% of foods with free-glutamates.
I hope that this testimony helps as I’d like to see this diet help many more people!”