Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #100 … What is Parkinson’s disease, really?

self loveWhat is Parkinson’s disease, really? The medical community, the Michael J Fox foundation and the various Parkinson’s societies would have us believe that it is an incurable, progressive, degenerative condition, resulting from the magical die-off of dopamine producing cells in the substantia nigra portion of the brain. They would have us believe that there is no known cause, although they speculate it could be genetic, hereditary or the result of overexposure to chemicals. They would also have us believe that there is no known cure and that the best way to treat the condition [in fact, the only way] is with medication.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #76 … The gift of Parkinson’s!

new yearI recently watched a Super Soul Conversation Oprah Winfrey conducted with Gary Zukov, author of Seat of the Soul. During their delightful chat, I was reminded of how important it is for me to acknowledge and be grateful for the wonderful gifts of this Parkinson’s experience!

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #38 … Minimizing Anxiety!

tranquilityLet me begin by saying, even though I’m writing a post about anxiety, I thankfully, do not experience a lot of it. The situations that cause me to experience anxiety include speaking in front of a crowd, packing for a trip or being late for something. These situations are infrequent.

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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 #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 #5 … The Benefits of Nutraceuticals!

nutraceuticalsThank you so much to Jimmy, who reads the blogs I post, for providing a link to an important article on the benefits of nutraceuticals in treating PD. It was published in the  September 2016 edition of NeuroMolecular  Medicine and contains a lot of medical terminology, but it’s well worth the read.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #4 … Focus on activities to achieve homeostasis!

hockeyIt occurred to me a few years ago that my goal isn’t to cure myself of Parkinson’s Disease. This is too daunting an endeavor; one better left to the medical folks. Rather, my goal is to  recover my health by returning my body to homeostasis!

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #1 … You can recover!

christmas treeYou can recover from PD!

I am baffled by the number of people who believe parkinson’s is incurable! The medical community, PD societies and MJF Foundation are doing everyone a grave injustice by espousing this notion. [And does anyone find it peculiar that these folks are trying to find a cure [with a pill] for something they claim is incurable.]

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 257 … My Updated Recovery Protocol!

movementI am pleased to provide you with a link to my updated recovery protocol. It’s the book I would have written had I been so inclined! It is based pretty much entirely on my experience. I am posting it now even though I haven’t yet fully recovered because it is helping me manage and minimize my symptoms without using medication and because I truly believe it can help people!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 254 … What has sustained me during this experience!

doveI recently received an email from a blog reader and friend who I have been corresponding with for the past year. He has been having a very difficult time, particularly because, until recently, he did not know what he was dealing with. He has now been diagnosed with dystonia, but he continues to struggle.

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