From NBA to Patient Advocacy

September 24, 2014 | Michigan Live
The Brian Grant Foundation attended a symposium hosted by the Van Andel Institute that brought together Parkinson’s patients and scientists and featured a discussion with Brian about teamwork.

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Apple Pie Shake

In celebration of fall, our September Shake of the Month features delicious, nutritious, and seasonal apples. Our Apple Pie smoothie also has the antioxidant goodness of green tea, cranberries and pomegranates. Follow the recipe below and enjoy!

Apple Pie

1 apple
½ cup ice
½ cup cranberry pomegranate juice
1 teaspoon green tea powder

Combine ingredients in a blender and […]

Partners in Parkinson’s

In May 2014, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) and AbbVie launched Partners in Parkinson’s, a new strategic health initiative offering comprehensive support to help people with Parkinson’s optimize their care at every stage of the disease. As part of the program, the organizations recently worked with Harris Poll to conduct

Do You Have a Nutritionist?

In August 2012, I had triple bypass surgery. I have always maintained a good exercise regimen and also kept a close watch on my diet to ensure that I was eating the proper foods. My weight before the surgery was 190 pounds. In the months of rehab that followed, my weight dropped to a […]

8th Annual Golf Tournament

On Saturday, September 13, the NW Semiconductor Industry hosted its 8th annual golf tournament at Camas Meadows Golf Club in Camas, WA. The golf tournament was sponsored by 10 semiconductor businesses and proceeds benefit the Brian Grant Foundation and the Make a Wish Foundation. If you’re interested in hosting your own event to support […]

High Fat Diet Study

Can a high fat diet help people with Parkinson’s? That’s the question that a new 12-week trial is hoping to answer. The trial, which starts in early 2015, is a partnership between Legacy Health and the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. The partnership between the organizations began when Alar Mirka, MD, […]

Kettlebell Swing

Aerobic exercise is important for overall health. But finding an exercise that you can do at home that challenges your heart and lungs can be difficult. The kettlebell swing gets your heart rate going while also working the muscles in your hips and lower back. For this exercise, you can use a kettlebell or […]

Fruits for Healthy Eating

The abundance of nutrients in fruits makes them a great choice for optimizing overall health. Studies also suggest that certain fruits may be particularly helpful for people living with Parkinson’s. Below is information on specific nutrients found in fruits that may help alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms and support brain health.

Flavonoids are a class of […]