My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 98 … Neurotransmitters

homer1As Homer Simpson would say, ‘stupid neurotransmitters!’ Man, when your neurotransmitters are messed up, life is a challenge!

Symptoms related to Parkinson’s, of course, are caused by, among other things, a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Other calming and feel good neurotransmitters, like serotonin and melatonin, are also deficient. When these neurotransmitters are in short supply [and particularly when you throw in a dollop of ego, fear and anger], a person is prone to unhappiness, depression, anxiety, brain fog, impatience and other assorted maladies, such as those related to Parkinson’s [trembling, loss of balance, slowness of movement, etc.].

Why is this a case? Why is it that a efficiency of neurotransmitters leads to so many negative effects? Why can’t they be positive? Our Creator must have a very devious sense of humor! As Homer would say, ‘stupid devious Creator!’

You see, if a deficiency of neurotransmitters had a positive affect on our body and mental health [even if they had a neutral affect], we wouldn’t be inspired to take action. We wouldn’t change our diet. We wouldn’t be motivated to eliminate stress from our lives. We wouldn’t seek to improve our attitude. We wouldn’t make every effort to live a healthy life!

Human beings, it would seem, are only motivated to seek change when things aren’t going well. When we are suffering! And so, a deficiency of certain neurotransmitters, like dopamine and serotonin, creates havoc in order to inspire a change of attitude, behavior and lifestyle … all, I believe, meant to guide us to a more compassionate, humane way of living.

If this is Creator’s strategy [and I believe it is], it is working with me! ‘Stupid Creator’s strategy! [My words, not Homer’s!]

Have an awesomely inspired day!

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4 comments on “My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 98 … Neurotransmitters

  1. Fred
    It is somehow comforting to know that you and others are travelling on the journey with me.
    The way that you look at having this ‘challenge’ is the most positive way to embrace matters, after all the body never lies. Listen to it and react accordingly. In an important way gives us feedback that we do well to heed.
    Thank you again Fred, for what you do.
    Kind regards
    Adrian Bray

    • So true Adrian! I draw a great deal of encouragement from the knowledge that others are on the same journey. And I agree, our bodies are the canaries in the coal mine, forewarning us of danger!

      Thank you for your encouragement!
      Fred

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