Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

It’s National Pumpkin Day! Celebrate the day with our October Shake of the Month. The combination of pumpkin and spices is sure to get you in the spirit of Halloween!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

3/4 cup vanilla yogurt (coconut, not dairy)
½ cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp honey
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
2-3 cubes of ice

Combine […]

In Sickness and In Health

In sickness and in health…regardless of religion or cultural background, this vow usually makes its way into most wedding ceremonies. But how many of us in our relative youth at that time, actually truly understand what those words mean? “In health” is the easy part of course but what happens when unexpectedly some sort […]

Yellow Coconut Curry

Straight from BGF’s Powering Forward Wellness Retreat is a delicious yellow coconut curry recipe that can be served over whole grain brown rice. The wellness retreat is an opportunity for people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones to gain hands-on experience with experts in exercise, nutrition and mental health. The recipes combine the latest […]

My Runner’s Soul

My doctor asks if I have trouble swallowing – that night while eating dinner I do. I am not sure when the symptoms started. I like to self diagnose my problems and the internet makes it so easy. For example after a sushi dinner, the round spot on my tummy had to be ring […]

Casual Friday Supports BGF

Capital Pacific Bank has turned casual Friday into a great way to raise support for good causes. Every month, employees contribute $5 to wear jeans on Fridays, with contributions going to a charity of choice. For the month of August, the Brian Grant Foundation was chosen to receive the community choice award, with a […]

High Step Hurdles

Strengthening the hip muscles and improving reaction time can help with falls. The high step hurdles exercise encourages high steps that require balance and adjusting body movements. For this exercise you can purchase a commercial hurdle or use a shoebox or other household item that is 6 to 9 inches tall.

Start with your […]

California Wellness Retreat

BGF’s Powering Forward Wellness Retreat is coming to California! On October 4, BGF will be hosting an introductory retreat in Woodland, California for people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. This retreat follows events in Oregon and Washington this past year. Learn more about the Powering Forward Wellness Retreat, including information about […]

Healthy Whole Grains

Whole grains should cover about a quarter of your plate of food at each mealtime. Specific nutrients in whole grains, such as fiber, can also help alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms. But the nutritional content in grains differs depending on the type of grain and how it’s processed. The information below can help you make the […]