by Paul Raia, PhD
Life itself is a question of balance. The equilibrium of our solar system, the ebb and flow of the tides, the fragile relationships between ecosystems, the intricacies of maintaining physiological and emotional wellness, all a question of balance.
Lewy Body Disease causes many systems in our body to spiral out of balance. Abnormal proteins called Lewy bodies are thought to be involved in, if not the cause of, two separate but related diseases -- Parkinson’s disease and Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Both conditions have these abnormal protein deposits named for the physician, Fredrick H. Lewy, MD, who first saw them under the microscope in the early 1900s in the parts of the brain that control thinking, memory and movement.