For the record, I do not ‘have’ Parkinson’s Disease. The notion that the condition I am experiencing is a disease [named after the English physician who first identified it] is that of a well-intentioned but, I believe, misinformed medical community that inexplicably continues to hold firm to the idea that it is the death of brain cells in the substantia nigra portion of the brain that is the root cause. [why are cells only dying in the substantia nigra?] .
No, I do not have Parkinson’s Disease. Rather, I am ‘experiencing’ a neurological condition characterized by a chronic, excess production in my body of adrenaline and cortisol and other stress related hormones and neurotransmitters and a corresponding lack of production of dopamine, serotonin and other feel good neurotransmitters. The reason this condition exists is because my body is in a chronic state of fight or flight, due my subconscious mind being overwhelmed with detrimental beliefs that are constantly being triggered and that are causing me to be in a chronic state of fear. There may be other factors involved like a poor diet, excess alcohol consumption, excess excitotoxin [aspartame and msg] consumption, emotional trauma and head injuries [I had two severe concussions in my teens], but it is essentially this chronic fear state that is at the root of it.
I’m not telling you this in order to sound cavalier or arrogant. I am doing so because I believe that the correct attitude and perspective is essential for healing. If I believed, as the medical community would have it, that I have a progressive, degenerative, incurable disease, I would be doomed to a life of medication and progressively deteriorating health. But that is simply not the truth. The condition I’m experiencing is fixable. I can recover my health. Others have already done so. I just need to return my body to homeostasis and I need to believe this in order to ensure my recovery! It empowers me!
I may use the term ‘Parkinson’s Disease’ from time to time in order for people to understand why I am trembling and experiencing other symptoms, but more often than not I simply say that I’m experiencing a neurological condition.
Have an awesomely empowering day!