Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #31 … Moments of Normal!

ice lake sunsetRecently I was walking from the house down to the lake to enjoy the view and the serenity. About halfway down the steps, it suddenly occurred to me that in that moment, I felt normal! My balance was fine [it usually is when I’m walking], there was no freezing, no trembling and no clenching in my hands. My gait was normal as well!

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #30 … ‘Experience’ rather than ‘disease’!

dyerI am rereading Wayne Dyer’s book, change your thoughts change your life, living the wisdom of the Tao. Verse 2 addresses the concept of contrast…Long is defined by short, the high by the low.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #29 … Playing Golf!

Trip to Estonia 224Last summer, after retiring from teaching karate, I decided to take up golf again. It has been challenging! Not only am I that much older, I have some physical challenges to manage… loss of balance, trembling, freezing and loss of dexterity [particularly on the left side]. I have also lost a lot of strength, so I don’t hit the ball nearly as far as I used to. On the flipside, I tend to hit the ball much straighter!

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #21 … Get out of fight-or-flight!

wildebeestI have long held that view that I’m not suffering from parkinson’s disease. Rather, I am experiencing a health condition characterized by certain symptoms. What is more, I don’t believe that I have to cure the condition. Instead, in order to recover my health I need to return my body to homeostasis.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #19 … Surrender to the Experience!

god1Thanks to a recent conversation with a friend, I had an epiphany about my experience with this neurological condition. I realized that I have been spending far too much time thinking about the symptoms I experience; wanting not to experience them.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 230 … A simple technique to promote recovery!

skyRecovering from this neurological condition [parkinson’s]] is mostly about restoring body chemistry. It’s about ‘convincing’ the neurotransmitters that are produced in our brains [mostly dopamine and serotonin] and the hormones that are produced in our endocrine system [mostly adrenaline and cortisol] to return to normal  levels. We want more dopamine and serotonin and less adrenaline and cortisol. Which the body wants as well by the way. It wants to be in homeostasis.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 228 … The purpose of parkinson’s … Understanding the gift of the disease

giftContrary to the language used on most parkinson’s disease websites, I do not consider myself to be battling parkinson’s. Nor do I think of myself as suffering from a disease. What you fight, fights back! When you believe you are suffering from something, you put yourself in victimhood! I’m not fighting with anything and I’m certainly not suffering!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 213 … Bicycling and Walking Poles!

cyclingBy now, you’ve probably seen the ABC News piece on how cycling can help people with parkinson’s. It is very encouraging and inspiring! Experts don’t seem to know why people who have such a difficult time walking can easily ride a bike. I think it’s all about muscle memory and doing something that puts you in a state of joy! Think about when we were  kids and the exhilaration we felt while riding a bicycle! It can’t help but be a good thing!

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