Diet and HD: Overview

In addition to the medications that we all get at a pharmacy, another large influence on human health can also be found in the marketplace… at the grocery store! One’s diet can have an immense influence on everything from energy level to the ability to fight diseases. Because of the immense importance of nutrition, HOPES has developed this chapter to discuss some of the various foods and eating practices that can have both a general health-promoting effect, and also special benefits for people coping with Huntington’s disease. Many of the food and eating practices discussed in this section are still being researched, and so just as with HD treatments, please always consult a physician to see if a particular food or eating practice is right for you.