Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #20 … How to eliminate constipation!

magnesiumPerhaps the most unpleasant aspect of my neurological experience has been constipation. Three years ago, it wasn’t an issue, but then it suddenly crept up on me. Until I got it under control, I had some difficult days… or should I say, difficult movements!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 251 … Herbal Tea Helps Neutralize Symptoms!

teaI received an email a few days ago from Juan José in Guatemala. He described how a tea blend had helped neutralize the symptoms he was experiencing. When asked, he graciously agreed to share his story!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 167 … Diet Update!

healthy fatsIn response to a request, I’m updating my daily diet plan.  This is my target diet, so I don’t necessarily stick to it every day. It’s high fat, but not necessarily ketogenic.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 145 … Buckwheat Pancakes!

pancakesWhen you’re on a strict, limited diet, any opportunity to add variety is very welcome. My diet is high fat, low carb, no fruit [and mostly bland]. It means a lot of coconut oil, avocados, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, vegetables, eggs, with modest amounts of chicken, beef, wild meat and wild fish [the chicken and beef is organic whenever possible].  As you can imagine, I often crave for something different. So you can understand my glee when I discovered buckwheat pancakes. Mari suggested them to me [she really does have my back]!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 139 … The Rebellious Innovator

albert einsteinThe road of innovation, like the road of rebelliousness, can be fraught with danger! There are always those in a position of power who may feel threatened by innovators and rebels and who will do everything in their power to protect their domain and the status quo.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 133 … Be Wary of 5-HTP and L-Tyrosine

amino acidBased on the recommendation of a blog reader, I recently read The Mood Cure, by Julia Ross. It is a book about overcoming depression and other mood disorders resulting from neurotransmitter imbalances by taking amino acid supplements. An example would be, 5-HTP [hydroxy-tryptophan], the amino acid which is converted to serotonin. Another is L-Tyrosine which converts to dopamine.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 105 … No More Grapes

grapesIn June of this year, following a great deal of trial and testing, I concluded that the Ketogenic diet, characterized by high fat,  moderate protein and low carb foods [lots of avocados, coconut oil, olive oil, fish oil, flax oil, eggs, nuts and seeds], was the ideal diet for me in my quest to recover from Parkinson’s. And I have been feeling much better since. There has even been a slight reversal in the symptoms I experience.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 88 … Avoid Dairy

cowWhen you’re recovering from Parkinson’s or any other chronic illness for that matter, I think it is really important to avoid dairy, including milk and cheese.  It pains me greatly to say this because I love cheese.  It is my favorite food, but in my experience, dairy products cause me constipation and constipation is already an issue for people experiencing the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 34 … My Diet Rant

whip creamLast week on Live with Kelly & Michael, the American morning television talk show, hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan interviewed (so called) dietary experts on healthy diets to kick start the new year. One particular. guest caught my attention … and not for a good reason.

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