The Scent of Parkinsonism
New research suggest Parkinsonism is a metabolic disease and individuals with Parkinsonism produce a characteristic scent, or aromatic cloud.
Screening is recommended for anyone
40+ y with 3 or more non-motor symptoms.
How does it work?
You send in earwax (seriously) and our trained dogs signal if your biological sample emits a scent common to individuals with Parkinsonism.
*This test does not diagnose Parkinson's disease. (The positive predictive value of the test is 78%.)
Might you already be experiencing symptoms of Parkinsonism?
Common Non-Motor Symptoms:
- constipation/ diarrhea
- disrupted sleep
- loss of smell
- memory impairment/ confusion
- restless leg syndrome
- sexual dysfunction
- small handwriting
How severe are your symptoms?
Do you have nutritional deficiencies common in Parkinsonism?
Individuals that test positive will be given an information packet on science-based
Disease Modification Strategies.
Should I see a neurologist?
What type of exercise is best?
Should I take any pharmaceuticals or supplements?
What should I eat?
We've embraced a new paradigm that is patient-centered, proactive, and focused on reversal and regeneration. Our therapeutic modalities are eclectic and our methodology scientifically sound.
ParK-9 is the result of collaboration between species, disciplines, and philosophies. Patients, providers, epidemiolgists, and specialists in human metabolism joined forces to take the first step toward prevention.
Founder Laurie K Mischley, ND PhD MPH has spent the past two decades studying parkinsonism as a metabolic disease.
Prevention will save billions in healthcare.
A 50% reduction in rate of progression is estimated to save $205,484 per person, and even more than that if individuals are diagnosed before the age of 50. (Johnson et al, 2013)
Our data suggests that we arlready have the tools available to reduce the slope of progression enough to make a clinically meaningful difference. If you test positive, we'll tell you what the science suggests you should do to slow it.
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