I have told you in previous posts about David Thompson, Bianca Molle, Howard Shifke and John Coleman, all of whom have completely recovered from Parkinson’s Disease. I have also written about John Pepper, the South African who has used a conscious walking program to completely neutralize his symptoms. Thanks to blog reader, Jimmy, I would like to share with you another success story, Colin Potter, who has used a combination of a ketogenic [high fat] diet, supplementation, detoxification and exercise to get off medication and completely neutralize the symptoms he was experiencing. He claims that he hasn’t fully recovered, but he no longer experiences any symptoms. His interview is well worth watching.
Check out the inspiring story of Kelli McGowan, who overcame early onset, frontal lobe dementia. Her success illustrates the importance of a healthy high fat diet, eliminating stress, transforming fear into self love and practicing qigong, the essentials of overcoming any neurological condition.
Have an awesomely inspiring day!
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:
When you’re on a strict, limited diet, any opportunity to add variety is very welcome. My diet is high fat, low carb, no fruit [and mostly bland]. It means a lot of coconut oil, avocados, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, vegetables, eggs, with modest amounts of chicken, beef, wild meat and wild fish [the chicken and beef is organic whenever possible]. As you can imagine, I often crave for something different. So you can understand my glee when I discovered buckwheat pancakes. Mari suggested them to me [she really does have my back]!
Between the onset of panic attacks, a new understanding of the role of fear, the sudden, temporary remission of symptoms and an unexpected ashram visit [among many other experiences], 2014 was a heck of a year! And if I had to characterize it with one word, that word would be, learning! I thought I had learned a lot in the years previous, but this year I learned so much it blew my mind [almost literally]!
In June of this year, following a great deal of trial and testing, I concluded that the Ketogenic diet, characterized by high fat, moderate protein and low carb foods [lots of avocados, coconut oil, olive oil, fish oil, flax oil, eggs, nuts and seeds], was the ideal diet for me in my quest to recover from Parkinson’s. And I have been feeling much better since. There has even been a slight reversal in the symptoms I experience.
Now that we’ve addressed Attitude and Detoxification, it’s time to talk about the third step in my recovery process. Diet! Whatever the outward expression of disease, the internal cause almost always relates to inflammation, leaky gut, acidosis, clogged up lymph system and a weakened immune system and diet plays an integral role in the development and healing of these conditions.
You’ve heard of Montezuma’s Revenge [Montezuma II was Emperor of Mexico from 1502 to 1520 and was in power when the Spanish began their conquest of the Aztec Empire]. It is the gastrointestinal condition often experienced by tourists traveling to certain foreign countries. It is characterized by diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms, usually caused by drinking the local water or eating food that visitors aren’t accustomed to. This past week, I experienced what I would describe as Montezuma’s Cleanse, although I certainly didn’t feel like an emperor.