The Dopamine Chronicles

An almost daily cartoon about Parkinson's

Was Hannibal a Parkie?

“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti. ” – Hannibal Lecter. Fava beans apparently have a whole lot of l-dopa in them. So much so that Parkies are making a mad rush to get their paws on them and cook up some of these delicious legumes. BUT YOU REALLY OUGHT TO GET A BLOOD TEST TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE NOT ALLERGIC TO THEM! Check out the discussion here. They are TOXIC if not cooked properly! Can also make you sick, just like taking Levidopa without Carbidopa.

So the real question is, was Hannibal one of us? “Clarice, Clarice, Clarice…”

dunno, but it gives you pause to think why the fava beans with liver and chianti…


Written by martyworld

March 31, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

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