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Finding your Balance: Strategies for Weight Management in Parkinson's Disease - Part One

  • 04/09/2024
  • 7:00 PM
  • Virtual Event


  • Limited Access from 2/25/2024 through 4/9/2024 (at start of the event)

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Speaker Series -  Finding your Balance: Strategies for Weight Management in Parkinson's Disease , Part One

April 9, 2024 7:00 PM EDT

This two-part series is designed for those with Parkinson's who struggle with:

  • navigating the complexities of weight management,
  • addressing how symptoms can lead to weight gain,
  • overeating or insufficient nutrition and weight loss.
  • need to uncover the root causes behind weight challenges 

About Laurie Mischley, ND, PhD, MPH

Laurie Mischley, ND PhD MPH studied naturopathic medicine (ND) at Bastyr University and epidemiology (MPH) and nutritional sciences (PhD) at the University of Washington and she maintains appointments at both Universities. Her work is focused on identifying the nutritional requirements unique to individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and has published on coenzyme Q10, lithium, NAD+, and glutathione deficiency ( She is Principal Investigator of the Modifiable Variables in Parkinsonism (MVP) Study (, which is attempting to describe why some people with PD progress slower than others. She is working on ways to study, package and deliver evidence-based lifestyle modification as a therapeutic strategy. She founded the Parkinson Center for Pragmatic Research ( and the canine scent-based PD screening tool, ParK-9 (, developed a patient-reported outcome measure to assess PD severity (, built the Parkinson Symptom Tracking (PRO-PD) App, and is instructor of the online series, Parkinson School ( Dr. Mischley maintains a small clinical practice at Seattle Integrative Medicine focused on nutrition and neurological health of patients with Parkinsonism. 

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