Expert Q&A: Gut Health and Parkinson’s

Join our March Expert Q&A with Dr. Bethany Tennant to learn about nutrients that can support your gut health and help improve your PD.
Digestive issues are common in Parkinson’s and can lead to problems like constipation. The microbiome, comprised of all of the bacteria that live in your gut, has also been implicated in the pathology of PD.
On Tuesday, March 9, Dr. Bethany Tennant, ND, CNS, LMT will talk specifically about what foods to incorporate into your diet to help support your gut health to help improve your Parkinson’s symptoms. Dr. Tennant will be available to take your questions.
Join us in 2021 for our virtual Expert Q&A series every second Tuesday of the month featuring experts discussing topics in Parkinson’s. Next up on Tuesday, April 13 at 12 pm PST: Creating a Care Team with Dr. Suketu M Khandhar, Chief of Neurology, Sacramento/Roseville; Medical Director, KPNC Comprehensive Movement Disorders Program.
Expert Q&A series presented by Amneal and Kyowa Kirin.
About Dr. Bethany Tennant, ND CNS LMT:
Dr. Tennant is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and Certified Nutrition Specialist. She graduated with honors in research from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Following graduation, she went on to complete a post-doctoral research fellowship on Parkinson’s disease and nutrition. Natural sports medicine is her specialty – she was trained in New York as a sports massage therapist – and she deals with matters of prevention, performance, recovery, pain management, and injury rehabilitation with high-school, college, and professional level athletes (USATF, D-League, FIBA, NBA, NFL).
A New York native, she earned her bachelor’s degree at Houghton College as a pre-med student and varsity scholarship basketball player.
Her areas of interest include sports medicine, pain management, and neurodegenerative conditions. She has collaborated with the Brian Grant Foundation as nutrition expert and executive committee member; Nike N7 as an Ambassador; Damen Bell-Holter as a Health & Wellness Advisor to his Blessed to Bless camps; and MaxHoops and Open Gym Premier as sports nutrition guest speaker. She has also presented at several high school and college programs in the area of sports nutrition training.
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