Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #23 … Overcoming Anxiety … Counting to Ten!

countingAs part of my Recovery Protocol and daily regimen, which are intended to return my body too homeostasis, I am learning to count to 10 in various languages. I am also learning a new language … Estonian [Mari is Estonian, so I have ample motivation].

My primary objective in undertaking this endeavor is to neutralize and dissolve anxiety, which is my biggest challenge these days!

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #22 … Medication Update & Side-effect!

sinemetIt has now been almost nine months since I started taking medication. I started in December, 2018, after experiencing the symptoms of PD medication-free for almost 17 years. I was pretty much forced into this decision after worrying myself into a state of extreme anxiety and immobility and a hospital stay.

Initially, I was put on a combination of Sinemet [6 tablets a day … 100 mg levodopa and 25 mg of carbidopa per tab] and Zoloft [50 mg per day]. Within a week, I regained my mobility and was back home shoveling snow. It was a dramatic change!

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #21 … The quality of our thoughts!

happinessThe quality of our experience is largely determined by the quality of our thoughts! This is particularly true for anyone experiencing the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Generally speaking, if we have positive thoughts, we will have positive experiences.

But where do our thoughts come from? Where do they originate and what determines their quality?

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #20 … I can play golf again!

golfAnd the hits just keep on coming!

I have recently discovered that I can swim again and sing again! And now I’ve discovered that I can play golf again, although I say this somewhat tongue-in-cheek because I have been able to play golf all along, just not very well.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #19 … I can swim again!

sunlightOne of my three main motivations for recovering my health … other than to live healthy again, walk normally and all that stuff … is to swim! Several years ago, before I moved to Manitoulin Island, I realized that I was losing my ability to swim and by the time I got here in 2016, I had completely lost it.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #18 … Letting Go of Regret!

self compassionThe other day I found myself unwittingly pondering some experiences from my past of which I am not particularly proud. An announcement concerning the upcoming reunion of a hockey team I used to play for triggered the unpleasant trip down memory lane.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #17 … Meditation!

meditationI would like to share with you my meditation experience and approach! Having said this, I would like you to know that I am no expert in meditation, nor am I a superior meditator.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #16 … Worry!

tranquilityWorry! In my experience, it is the most challenging issue we face in living with, managing and overcoming the symptoms of PD … and many other conditions, I suspect!

Apathy and depression are also conditions faced by many and it’s quite possible, if not probable, that worry plays a role here, as well.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #15 … Loving Compassion!

loving compassionLoving compassion! Two words we seem to be hearing a lot lately! Given what is going on in the planet, we could certainly use loving compassion!

Loving compassion is a popular form of meditation. It is essentially about having empathy towards suffering and the desire to do something about it.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #14 … The Perils of Sugar!

sugarI discovered on my own, somewhat by accident, over twenty years before I started developing the symptoms of PD, that I had an intolerance to sugar. This intolerance seems to have worsened since going on levodopa/carbidopa this past December.

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