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Stress: Part II

     I thought that when I retired I would be free of the tensions and emotional strains that had accompanied my job.  But other stressors gradually nudged their way into my life, a vast array, including financial, relationships, family sickness, my own health...

Exercise + PD

(Stress Part II, has been delayed (Lao Du is sleeping)      Exercise is a crucial component of a Parkinson’s treatment program.  It’s not an option – it’s  a MUST.  Keeping fit  by working out  promotes neuroplasticity and is as important as the pharmacological...

Stress, Part I

     Hey, pal, you say you were just rammed by a cruise ship while sailing your little 20 foot sloop offshore, and now you’re cold and wet because there’s a hole the size of a watermelon at the bow below the waterline … and the water is coming into...

Champs and Chumps

     I think every kid in Flushing in the mid 1950’s knew that it was Leo Durocher, the manager of the NY (baseball) Giants, who said “Nice guys finish last.”   It was common knowledge that he said that, and it was also  implicitly...

The Vitamin Craze (is crazy)

First, let me say in advance that I am not a nutritionist and I don’t claim to have any special expertise whatsoever in this area relating to vitamins and supplements, except to say that my girlfriend once gave me a few bottles of multivitamins ostensibly designed for...

A PD Blog: It’s Not Just Muscles

     There are many reasons why attending Ping Pong Parkinson sessions are important for PwP (people with Parkinson’s Disease).  We have been emphasizing our targeting motor symptoms (stiffness, slowness, tremors, balance) with our eclectic...

A PD Blog: What’s It All About? … Alpha

     Ever heard of alpha-synuclein?  Ever heard of Lewy bodies?   They’re proteins (actually, Lewy bodies consist of alpha-synuclein).  These abnormal deposits develop in brain cells and are now believed to most likely be a...

Part V: (This portion of the “Evolutionary History of Ping Pong” has been expunged. Lao Du wishes to particularly express his apologies to those using sandpaper rackets for this unforeseen development.)

Editor’s Note:  After careful consideration, and with no desire to squelch or censor free speech and first amendment rights, a decision has been made to foreclose the final edition (Part V) of Lao Du’s alleged  history of ping pong.  This judgement, to...

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