I have come to the conclusion that if I [or anybody else for that matter] could get away from life for a year or two [go live in an ashram], I could recover my health. In an ashram, I could devote my entire time each day to healing. The folks who have recovered their health, including John Coleman, David Thompson, Bianca Molle and Howard Shifke, did just that. They quit their jobs and focused on their health. Things being what they are, however, particularly having to run a business, I do not have that luxury at the moment, so I do what I can with the time available to me. [I’m not ruling out the possibility of taking off to some sort of retreat if I don’t soon begin to recover my health.]
People are now beginning to understand the importance of exercise in restoring health, particularly as it relates to neurological conditions, like parkinson’s. Indeed, exercise benefits us in many ways. Not only does it strengthen muscles and vitalize cardiovascular health, it stimulates and strengthens all of the internal body systems, including the immune system.
Experiencing a neurological condition [parkinson’s] is confounding! Once in a while, when I am in the middle of, or about to begin, a task, I think, this is so weird! I can remember very easily when I could do this normally. It might be opening a jar, washing dishes, putting on a shirt or simply standing still. It is indeed a weird and confounding situation!
Someone asked me recently what specific things I have found helpful on my journey with a neurological disorder, both in terms of minimizing the symptoms I experience and eventually leading to my recovery. This is what I listed:
This post in support of the American Recall Center, whose aim is to provide drug and medical device recall information along with practical healthcare information and support. It is my hope, that by telling you a bit of my story, you will know that there is an alternative to taking medication, one of ARC’s mandates.
In 2008, I was told I had a neurotransmitter imbalance. Actually, I was told I had Parkinson’s Disease. I found out through my own research that PD is in fact a neurotransmitter imbalance. From the moment of my diagnosis, I made the decision to heal myself naturally.
I feel tremendously blessed! Between the lake I now live on and the labyrinth just up the road, I have been enshrined with my own personal ashram! My private sacred retreat! The lake is a never-ending source of tranquility and enjoyment, while the labyrinth is an enormous fountain of spiritual peace and amazing insights! Like Ray Liotta in Field of Dreams, I ask, “Is this heaven?”
I hope by now after reading this series of blogs I’ve posted on ‘My Recovery from Parkinson’s,’ you realize that it’s possible to recover from this supposedly incurable disease. As I said in an earlier post, the notion that PD is incurable is the misguided belief of western allopathic medicine because a pill hasn’t been found to cure it. As evidenced by Bianca Molle, John Coleman, Howard Shifke and others however, it is definitely possible to fully recover. It’s just not going to happen with a pill … nor will any disease ever be cured in this manner!
In this series on ‘Recovering from Parkinson’s Disease‘ I’ve written about the protocols that I attribute to the beginnings of my recovery and I’m convinced that you too can recover from Parkinson’s following these protocols. You may have to modify them a bit based on your condition and situation, but I’m confident that they will help you.
The moment I found out I had a neurotransmitter imbalance [actually, I was told I had Parkinson’s] I made the decision to heal myself naturally. Initially, I was confident I could heal myself simply by addressing the underlying emotional root cause. Why not, I healed migraine headaches that were afflicting me at a rate of three to four times a week with this strategy. I have since learned that this is not enough. Fixing the physical body by returning it to homeostasis is also an important part of the process with neurotransmitter imbalances.
I am really looking forward to spring! While I’m doing my best to take each day one day at a time (a characteristic of my ‘living in the present moment’ philosophy), I don’t mind telling you that this unusually cold winter has been quite a challenge and I’m excited about the arrival of spring.