and blogs are the Official Website for the books:  Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life and 10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson's Disease.

Dr. Okun is the co-founder of the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, the National Medical Director for the National Parkinson Foundation, as well as the author of several books including Ask the Expert about Parkinson's Disease, Lessons from the Bedside, 10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson's Disease and Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier life due out in 2013.  His secrets book was translated into 20 languages so that it can be made available to Parkinson's disease sufferers around the world.  Dr. Okun has been recently been honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for Parkinson's Disease. Dr. Okun has been published in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and people travel from around the world to seek his opinion on best treatment approaches for this disease.

Treating H. Pylori May Help Parkinson's Disease Symptoms

H. Pylori is an important bacterial bug that underpins much gastrointestinal disease and also ulcer formation in the human population.  Why is H. Pylori infection relevant to Parkinson’s disease patients?

Here are some important bullet points on the topic:

- 2 out of every 3 people have H. Pylori

- If left untreated H. Pylori may affect the absorption of Parkinson’s disease medications

- H. Pylori infection, can be treated with an antibiotic and acid blocker regimen 

- Several studies suggest improvement in PD symptoms and absorption of PD meds in those infected who were then treated

- The International Movement Disorders Society Congress held in Sydney Australia featured another study supportive of the link and importance of treatment of H. Pylori in Parkinson's disease (Ibrahim, et. al. fro the National University of Malaysia).

- It remains controversial if H. Pylori is a risk factor for the later development of Parkinson’s disease 

-Read more about H. Pylori and Parkinson's disease at the What's Hot in Parkinson's disease Blog on NPF