Dyskinesias – Different Types and Different Causes

Dyskinesias are abnormal, uncontrolled, involuntary movements that are often associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and therapies used to manage Parkinson’s disease. Many people assume dyskinesias are due to too much L-dopa/dopamine in the system. However, there are many known types of dyskinesias that require very different corrections. (more…)

L-Dopa/Mucuna Pruriens, Tyrosine and Tyramine Rich Foods

For those clients that are found to be dopamine dominant, including everyone that has restless leg syndrome (RLS) and Parkinson’s disease (PD), we often recommend that they avoid foods rich in the amino acid tyramine while taking L-dopa/mucuna pruriens and/or large amounts of L-tyrosine. This is because that in some people, this combination can cause an abrupt increase in  blood pressure. (more…)

When Discomfort in Legs Won’t Go Away

When Discomfort in Legs Won’t Go Away

Many people suffer from something called “Restless Leg Syndrome” or RLS. The most common symptom is feeling a near-constant need to move the legs when at rest, like when they are lying down to go to bed or relaxing in a chair. However, it is also very common for people with RLS to have discomfort and/or pain in their legs that won’t go away or to experience tingling and itching legs, especially at night. Luckily, there are some very effective ways to improve and even eliminate these symptoms.