Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #51 … 18 Things You Need to Know About Living with the Symptoms of PD!

elationI would like to share with you what I think you need to know in order to live effectively, and if all goes well, overcome the symptoms of PD and restore your health. In determining an appropriate title for this post, I was hesitant to include the number, 18. It’s not a round number, like 10, and it’s big number. I was concerned that it might be overwhelming. But the reality is, PD is a complex condition requiring a comprehensive protocol. You can’t simply treat it with a pill.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #41 … My Typical Daily Diet and Supplements – Update!

dietA number of people have asked me about my daily diet, so here it is.

I typically start my day with a ml of CBD oil, followed by a vitamin C cocktail [see below], followed by breakfast, an afternoon snack, dinner and an evening snack. I end the day with another ml of CBD oil. My diet overall, his high in fat but not ketogenic. I eat very little processed foods, and I don’t eat junk food, fast food, sugar or artificial sweeteners. I eat a little bit of cheese and sour cream, but no other dairy. I don’t drink alcohol and I drink coffee about twice a month. Also, I don’t eat fruit, as I can’t tolerate it.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #31 … What I learned from my crisis!

victoryIt was a year ago that I found myself hospitalized, scared, deep in a prolonged state of panic and unable to move my legs. Seven days after being admitted, I walked out of the hospital, went home and shoveled snow! What led to this dramatic change, was quite simply, medication! There was also a change in outlook, but it came later!

After several consultations with a doctor at the hospital, I agreed to give levodopa and sertraline a try [this after seventeen years of being medication free]! It worked!

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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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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 240 … It’s What You Believe!

empowermentBaseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical! These are the immortal words of legendary New York Yankees catcher, Yogi Berra! While Yogi’s math was a little off, his sentiment was right on!  And the same holds true for those of us recovering from a chronic health condition. Our mental attitude is paramount! More to the point, what we believe is the key our recovery!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 235 … How to overcome panic attacks!

tranquilityIn my last post, I listed eleven ways to minimize fear. In this post, I would like to delve deeper into the most troublesome aspect of fear … panic attacks!

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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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