In my last post, I discussed how to be at peace with the past. An equally important issue to resolve for those intent on recovering their health is minimizing fear, which is to say, minimizing worry and stress.
I was initially planning to post this blog for the benefit of those of us experiencing the symptoms of Parkinson’s, but in this time of worry and concern in relation to the coronavirus, it seems appropriate for a wider audience.
One of my biggest challenges in overcoming the symptoms of Parkinson’s has been coming to peace with my past.
I learned how to forgive others through the understanding of three things. First, that people mistreat others because they don’t feel good about themselves. Second, that they mistreat others because they’re not spiritually conscious. And third, that people are doing the best they can with what they’ve learned in their lives. If people are taught hatred and harsh punishment, for example, this is what they give back to the world. When you understand these three things, forgiveness is not actually necessary. It happens by default.
Sleep deprivation is a common aspect of living with the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, whether you take medication, or not. The good news is that the body’s natural tendency is to shut down the fight-flight response prior to sleep in order to ensure a restful sleep. So we just need to do what we can to support this.
This post is about dissolving emotional pain, but before I get to that, let me give you some background.
I recently decided to reduce my daily Sinemet dosage. At the same time, I decided to attempt to isolate and quantify the effects of CBD oil. Initially, I was doing quite well on both fronts. I had reduced my Sinemet dosage by a half a tablet per day with no ill effects. Then I cut my daily CBD dosage in half [from 40 mg to 20 mg] and my symptoms got worse. When I returned my dosage to 40 mg a day I felt better.
I was planning to further reduce my Sinemet dosage while doing more experimentation with CBD oil, however, my efforts seem to have been subverted by my inadvertent triggering of unresolved emotional energy. Let me explain.
Christian Hageseth recently launched his new website, intentional-placebo.com, intended to help people overcome the symptoms of Parkinson’s and other health conditions. The program Christian has designed primarily focuses on using the power of the mind to change the state of the body.
Christian, as you may know from a recent post, is the author of Let’s Pretend and has been experiencing the symptoms of PD for a number of years. He has devoted himself to helping others recover their health.
He has prepared a video explaining the website and his program. Please check it out!
I just finished reading, Sparkle, an eloquently written book by, Renette Hinsbeeck-Nel. Renette’s husband, Johan, is living with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The book describes her journey of spiritual awakening beginning as a teenager in rural South Africa when she sets out to find purpose, meaning and understanding on a mountain near her new home. It is informative, enlightening and engaging, and well worth reading!
A number of people have asked me about my daily diet, so here it is.
I typically start my day with a ml of CBD oil, followed by a vitamin C cocktail [see below], followed by breakfast, an afternoon snack, dinner and an evening snack. I end the day with another ml of CBD oil. My diet overall, his high in fat but not ketogenic. I eat very little processed foods, and I don’t eat junk food, fast food, sugar or artificial sweeteners. I eat a little bit of cheese and sour cream, but no other dairy. I don’t drink alcohol and I drink coffee about twice a month. Also, I don’t eat fruit, as I can’t tolerate it.
For me, the best approach to anything, is to keep it simple! In this regard, the moment I awake in the morning I place my attention on stimulating dopamine, seratonin, oxytocin and endorphin production … naturally. I don’t need to think about recovering my health or even returning my body to homeostasis, I just need to focus on the thoughts and activities that will initiate the release of the feel-good neurotransmitters and hormones.
I just finished reading a delightfully engaging novel by a fellow PD person. The book is called, Let’s Pretend: A Tale of Mind, Imagination, and Healing.
In Let’s Pretend, the protagonist, Peter, who is experiencing Parkinson’s Disease, embarks on a ‘journey’ of physical and emotional healing and spiritual awakening. Accompanied by ‘special’ guides, Peter uncovers spiritual ‘truths’ and the purpose of his experience with PD. It is a clever, imaginative story with plenty of humor, helpful for anyone facing a serious health challenge!
The book is written by Christian Hageseth, who, like the main character, Peter, is experiencing PD. It is told from an insiders point of view, and offers a firsthand perspective of the emotional root cause and spiritual purpose aspects of the condition.
If you are not familiar with Bianca Molle’s recovery story, it is well worth checking out! I spoke with Bianca a couple of years ago and I believe her to be genuine! Her recovery protocol centered around qigong!