On Saturday, May 6 we held our spring boot camp instructor training at the Yoshida Event Center at Mt. Hood Community College. Exercise instructors and physical therapists from around the Pacific Northwest gathered to learn more about safe and effective exercises for people with Parkinson’s. The group spent the afternoon learning about the exercises […]
Registration is now open for our next wellness retreat on June 25, 2017 at the Yoshida’s Garden View Estate in Troutdale, Oregon. Join us for a day of exercise, nutrition, and emotional health workshops and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Sandy River. We have a limited number of scholarships available for the day. […]
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our events in Miami. On March 31, 2017, the Miami Heat honored Brian’s NBA career and work as a Parkinson’s advocate during the game. Check out the video that was played on the jumbotron. Then on April 1, 2017 we held our first Shake It […]
BGF’s Power Forward Boot Camp was developed as a high-intensity exercise for people in the early stages of Parkinson’s. The aim is to get people with Parkinson’s exercising at their highest intensity, at the earliest stage of diagnosis, using movements that can help counteract the loss of specific motor functions. This program is based […]
Meditation helps to reduce stress and improve immune system function. For people with Parkinson’s, meditation can also help with symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Ready to give it a try? Find a quiet place to relax to try this mindful meditation exercise:
1. Find a quiet and comfortable place. Sit in a chair with […]
Straight from our cooking class series is this delicious recipe for salad rolls. Filled with veggies and spices, our rolls are packed with nutrients. If you’re having a hard time rolling the rice paper wrappers, try putting the filling in lettuce leaves instead – and get a dose of leafy greens too!
Ingredients (Make 6 […]
Pints for Parkinson’s is coming back to the beer capitol for Parkinson’s Awareness Month! Throughout April, purchase a Pints Passport for $25 and a portion of proceeds benefits the Brian Grant Foundation. You’ll get 10 pints per passport to use at any of the participating locations (only one pint can be used per location). […]
Straight from our cooking classes comes this recipe for Southwestern Tacos. Chef Kevin’s recipe is full of nutrients from a variety of veggies, spices, and olive oil. Check out the recipe below!
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 1 cup cabbage cut on mandolin
• 1⁄4 cup julienne onion cut on mandolin
• 1 garlic clove smashed
• 10 button […]
Grab your apron and come cook with us! Thanks to our partners at Fred Meyer and Urban Restaurant Group, we’re hosting a four-part cooking class series dedicated to Parkinson’s nutrition. Classes will be a mix of cooking demonstrations and hands-on preparation. You’ll also have a chance to learn more about nutrients that are particularly […]