"The official position on the cause of Parkinson’s disease is that nobody has the slightest clue what causes the dopamine producing neurons to die"The official position on the cause of Parkinson’s disease is that nobody has the slightest clue what causes the dopamine producing neurons to die.
The only official risk factor is age. But I think some dots need
joining and when that is done the culprit becomes very clear.
We know that a diet high in seed oils
causes the levels of Omega-6 fats in our cell membranes to rise
rapidly. Those fats react quickly with oxygen and push the body into a
state of cascading cell damage called oxidative stress. We also know that a major product of the oxidation of omega-6 fats is something with the charming name of 4-Hydroxynonenal (I’ll just use its street name of 4-HNE). And we know that 4-HNE, whilst generally dangerous, is especially toxic to the neurons responsible for producing dopamine in our brain.
There, dots joined (it wasn’t that hard was it?). Eating seed oils
(or anything which contains large amounts of omega-6 fats) induces the
production of a molecule which we know kills the neurons we depend upon
for dopamine production. Kill enough of them and you have Parkinson’s
Thanks to the efforts of the processed food industry (aided and
abetted by the Heart Foundation), our diet is now completely saturated
with omega-6 fats. Everything in a package uses it. Every deep frier
uses it. Every baker
uses it. And every little bite of it is taking out the neurons you
depend on to keep you from the ravages of Parkinson’s disease.
Nothing I can say will restore the neurons you’ve already killed but I can stop you killing any more.
Don’t eat seed oils.