Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #45 … A moment of admiration!

hummingbirdA couple of afternoons ago I was out on the lawn, enjoying the sunshine and practising Qigong. In the middle of my practice, a tiny hummingbird zipped by on its way to check out the flowers by our deck! I am so awed by these brave little creatures! It was a moment of admiration and I felt awesome!

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #39 … A Challenging Day!

victimTo quote a well-used cliche, “I’m not gonna lie to you,” yesterday was a challenging day! I’m not quite sure how to describe it except to say, I was a mess … and I’m not much better today! My voice was very raspy [almost inaudible at times] making it very difficult for me to use speech recognition. My entire body was very tense. There was considerably more trembling in my hands and much more loss of balance and freezing. I was also feeling very irritable and my patience was really put to the test!

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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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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 238 … Correcting Loss of Balance!

signalsOkay, I’m going to do my best to explain this loss of balance phenomenon and how to correct it. It is the most challenging aspect of the neurological condition I’m experiencing and I’m certain I now understand it.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 236 … My Walking Challenge!

overwhelmedMy favorite form of exercise these days is walking! I walk for an hour almost every morning! It is an integral part of my healing protocol!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 232 … A car ride messes me up!

prov bayYesterday, my neighbor Saul took me for a ride around the island. I had met him a month previous and had run into him earlier that morning while out walking. During our conversation, I mentioned that I had never been to Providence Bay, so he dropped by to take me there.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 223 … I Overdid It!

wheelbarrowWhen I arrived on Manitoulin a few weeks ago to begin my retirement I had a healthy list of things I wanted to accomplish. My to do list, as it were! Among the items on my list were several projects to complete around the house. So last week, while Mari was home on her two week break, we got to work.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 217… Overcoming Dementia: Success Story!

kelliCheck 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!

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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