PARKINSON'S DISEASE
Top Tips to Optimize Function

ISBN-10: 0956172237      ISBN-13: 978-0956172235     (Denor Press)

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Lucille Leader Dip ION NTCC CNHC registered

www.lucilleleader.com

Lucille Leader is the Nutrition Director of the London Pain Relief and Nutritional Support Clinic at The Highgate Hospital in London. This clinic was an early pioneer in the integrated, team approach to the management of chronic illness. She is particularly interested in the biochemically-based nutritional support of patients with chronic disease, particularly Parkinson's Disease.

She is the author of the groundbreaking book for nutritional therapists in the UK:

She is co-author and editor of successful books on Parkinson's Disease:

Lucille Leader lectures on the Nutritional Therapy BSc degree course for Westminster University in the United Kingdom. She has delivered many lectures on nutritional aspects in Parkinson's Disease to Parkinson's Disease support groups in The United Kingdom, South Africa and the United States of America. She has also lectured to health professionals and has been interviewed by the BBC and SABC Radios. She has written articles for nutrition journals including those of the European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA), The Parkinson's Society of the Czech Republic, New Pathways, LDN Messenger (Multiple Sclerosis journals), The Nutritional Practicioner, and The ION Journal.

Parkinson's Disease Congress presentations include:

  • "Nutritional Management in Parkinson's Disease" at the Parkinson's Disease Congress for Nutrition and Sexuality in Vienna, 1999.
  • "Nutritional Therapy and Cellular Environment in Parkinson's Disease" at the ground-breaking Parkinson's symposium "Meeting of the Minds" in the USA, 2004.
  • "Specialized Nutritional Management in Parkinson's Disease" at the 5th Multi-disciplinary Conference of the European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) in Lisbon, 2004. www.epdaconferences.org
  • "Nutritional Therapy and The Dopamine Connection" - Keynote Speaker at The General Assembly of The European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) in Stresa, Italy, 2007.
  • "Parkinson's Disease and Stress Management" and "Parkinson's Disease Top Nutritional Tips" Workshops at the Multi-disciplinary Conference of the European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) in Zagreb, Croatia, 2008.
  • "Parkinson's Disease, Dopamine Metabolism and Nutrition" at The Second World Parkinson's Disease Congress in Glasgow, Scotland in 2010.

Articles for Nutrition Journals include the Journal of the European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA), The Parkinson's Disease Society of the Czech Republic, the EPNN journal on Stress management in Parkinson's Disease, New Pathways (Multiple Sclerosis journal), The Nutritional Practicioner, and The ION Journal.

Lucille Leader was honored with a Quality of Life Award for Parkinson's in The United States in 2004. She has also received a Certificate of Special Commendation for her work in Parkinson's Disease by The CAM Awards (UK) in 2008.

She is CNHC registered and a member of The British Society for Ecological Medicine (formerly The British Society of Allergy, Environmental and Nutritional Medicine) and The Royal Society of Medicine (Council Member of The Food and Health Forum) in the United Kingdom.

Dr Geoffrey Leader MB ChB FRCA

Email: gleader@doctors.net.uk

Dr Geoffrey Leader, a graduate of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in London, is a Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Medical Director of The London Pain Relief and Nutritional Support Clinic at The Highgate Hospital in London. He is a leading pioneer in the multi-disciplinary management of chronic illness. The special interest of his Clinic is the optimisation of functional health in people with Parkinson's Disease.

Dr Geoffrey Leader has held senior academic posts internationally. In the UK his last appointment was Chairman of the Anaesthetic Department, Head of Intensive Care and Pain Clinic at Newham General Hospital, London and Senior Lecturer and Honorary Senior Consultant at The Royal London Hospital Medical College. In South Africa he held academic appointments at Natal and Witwatersrand Universities and in The Netherlands at The University of Erasmus. He is co-author and editor of these successful books:

  • Parkinson's Disease - Dopamine Metabolism, Applied Biochemistry & Nutrition (Denor Press, London, UK) ISBN: 978 0 9526056 6 9
  • Parkinson's Disease - Reducing Symptoms with Nutrition and Drugs (Denor Press, London, UK) ISBN: 978 0 9526056 4 5
  • Parkinson's Disease - The Way Forward! (Denor Press, London, UK) ISBN: 0 9526056 8 6
  • Parkinson's Disease - The New Nutritional Handbook (Denor Press, London, UK) ISBN: 0 9526056 1 9
  • Morbo Di Parkinson - Suggerimenti Nutrizionali (Pythagora Press, Milan, Italy) with Professors Aroldo Rossi and Lia Rossi Prosperi ISBN: 88 85852 31 9

Dr Geoffrey Leader is particularly interested in the intravenous nutritional support of patients with Parkinson's Disease as well as the specialised details of their management during anaesthesia and sedation and the patient's detoxification from anaesthetic drugs. He has presented papers on anaesthetic subjects at international congresses and has published in prestigious anaesthetic journals. Parkinson's Disease Congress presentations include:

  • "The Intravenous Aspects of Nutritional Support in Parkinson's Disease" at the Parkinson's Disease Congress for Nutrition and Sexuality in Vienna in 1999.
  • "Nutritional Therapy and Cellular Environment in Parkinson's Disease" at the ground-breaking Parkinson's symposium "Meeting of the Minds" in the USA in 2004.
  • "Specialized Nutritional Management in Parkinson's Disease" at the 5th Multi-disciplinary Conference of the European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) in Lisbon, 2004 www.epdaconferences.org

He was honoured in the United States with a Quality of Life Award for Parkinson's in 2004.

Dr Geoffrey Leader is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Anaesthetists and The Royal Society of Medicine in the United Kingdom.

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