Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #8 … I can sing again!

singingLet me state for the record, right up front, when it comes to singing, I’m no Freddy Mercury! Somebody did tell me one time that I sing like Bob Dylan, but not as good as Bob! I’m pretty sure that wasn’t meant to be a compliment!

There, that out of the way, I am thrilled to report that I can sing again! I realized recently when I decided to belt out Hasn’t Hit Me Yet by Blue Rodeo that my voice was back, pretty much 100%. And the only thing I can attribute it to, is chiropractic!

One of my favorite pasttimes up until 2013, was playing the guitar and jamming with friends. By 2013, my symptoms had progressed to the point where I had to give it up. I lacked the dexterity to fret the strings and the coordination to strum.

I have played very little since.

Whether playing by myself or jamming, I also enjoyed singing, but along the way, I also lost my voice. I couldn’t carry a tune or sing in key!

But since resuming chiropractic treatments in January, which includes the release of tension in my neck muscles, my voice has returned.  Perhaps this release of tension has freed up my vocal chords. Whatever the reason, I am excited and grateful for it!

If you have had a similar experience, please share!

Wishing you many blessings!

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #7 … How to get off meds … compounding pharmacist!

medicationAs a follow-up to my previous post about weaning off medication, I would like to thank my friend Jeff for bringing to my attention, compounding!

Compounding is the process of customizing medications based on each person’s individual needs. Compounding is how medications used to be created before big pharma got involved and began mass-production.

In this case, compounding is deemed to be a better approach to weaning off PD medications than simply reducing the number of pills we take, as it is less likely to cause side-effects or adverse reactions.

According to Robert Rodgers, author of, The Road to Recovery from Parkinson’s Disease, we would be well advised to wean off medication under the direction of a compounding pharmacist because they have more experience than doctors. They are trained in this sort of thing, whereas doctors are not. They also have more knowledge of each medication.

For more information, please check out the comment Jeff left in the “Comments” section of my post on “my experience with medication” or check out Robert Rodgers response to an inquiry about coming off Sinemet.

Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #6 … How to get off meds and return the body to homeostasis!

miracleOne of the most frequent questions I am asked, is how to get off medication. Be it PD meds, anxiety meds or both, there is a genuine desire to be medication free, and thus, free of side-effects and the inevitable loss of efficacy of the medication … it is well-known that over time PD meds lose their efficacy, eventually becoming completely ineffective, the outcome of which is quite grim. Moreover, for the vast majority of people experiencing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, and who believe recovery is possible, recovery will involve coming off medication at some point, and this too quite frankly can be a disconcerting prospect. It is akin to a drug addict going through withdrawal.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #5 … My progress with medication!

self loveIt has now been more than two months since I began taking PD and anxiety medications. Presently, for PD symptoms, I am taking 600 mg of levodopa and 150 mg of carbidopa per day. I take two levodopa-carbidopa tablets three times per day. For anxiety symptoms, I am taking 50 mg of Sertraline HCL per day [1 capsule at bedtime].

I should also mention that I am taking 40 mg of CBD oil [medical marjuana] each day [20 mg twice per day in between the PD meds]. I am also doing a lot more Qigong every day and I strongly believe that this is helping [particularly the lift chi pour chi down routine].

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #4 … I Love Chiropractic!

activatorA few weeks ago I noticed that even though I was now taking PD medication, I was experiencing worse trembling. Then I went for a chiropractic treatment … the first one since October … and I noticed an immediate improvement. The next day I went for another treatment and experienced further improvement. It reminded me of the importance of bodywork for minimizing certain symptoms, particularly trembling!

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #3 … Different Drum!

different drumDifferent Drum is a song written by Mike Nesmith of The Monkeys in 1965 and made popular by The Stone Ponies in 1967, featuring an up-and-coming singer named Linda Ronstadt. Ms. Ronstadt, as you may know, was diagnosed with PD a few years ago.

Marching to a different drum is an expression usually referring to someone who sees the world in a different way, who is unconventional, a nonconformist. It seems that believing it is possible to recover from Parkinson’s disease makes a person a nonconformist. It makes them a marcher to a different drum!

The medical community unanimously believes that it is not possible to recover from Parkinson’s, as do the majority of people who have been diagnosed with the condition. It is the reason, I believe, why so many people diagnosed with PD, experience anxiety.

I know of at least five people who have fully recovered from the symptoms of PD, so it is definitely possible to recover.

The key to recovery, is threefold: belief, the right protocol for you and love!

Believe you can recover, develop and implement the right protocol for you [check out my protocol] and immerse yourself in love … loving kindness, loving compassion, loving generosity, loving acceptance, loving trust, loving forgiveness, loving gratitude and loving enthusiasm.

March to a different drum, be a rebel and feel the exhilaration!

Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – A Journey of Love #2 … Rick Hansen!

rick hansenRick Hansen is a Canadian athlete, speaker and philanthropist.  He is founder the Rick Hansen Foundation and is dedicated to assisting people with disabilities. He is also a paraplegic, having lost the use of his legs in an automobile accident at age 15. He is best known for his, “Man-in-Motion World Tour,” in the 1980s, when he spent 26 months wheelchairing through 34 countries to raise awareness for people with disabilities.

For me, Rick Hansen is a great inspiration and role model. He is a tremendous example of my belief that anything is possible, including recovering from what is supposedly an incurable health condition! I love watching this video of him on the Rick Mercer Report. It makes me cry every time!

Wishing you an inspiring day!

Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #113 …The quality of our thoughts… I move with ease!

loonIn a recent conversation, Mari and I agreed that the state of our bodies is largely a reflection of the quality of our thoughts. Yes, nutrition plays a role, as does chemical toxicity, exercise, stretching, relaxation and correcting physical trauma, but more than anything else, it’s our thoughts that determine whether our bodies are going to be in a stressed [fight or flight] state or a relaxed state, and thus, in good health or not.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #112 … Modified healing mantra!

recovery2As a follow-up to my previous post, and in conjunction with my declaration to embody acceptance, trust and faith, as well as, my renewed focus on manifesting what I want, rather than trying to get rid of what I don’t want, I decided to revise my healing mantra. I intuited this mantra [which is really just a form of energy healing or quantum healing] after studying One Brain Therapy, and I used it to overcome migraine headaches, food sensitivities and many other maladies and afflictions for myself and others.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #111 … A declaration of acceptance, trust and faith!

acceptanceIn 1983, I joined a market research company. A few months into the job, I did a presentation to a client accompanied by my account senior and group manager. It wasn’t my first presentation. Every time I looked up during the presentation, my manager was feverishly writing notes, which I took to mean he didn’t like what he was seeing and I started to become unglued. It got so bad that at one point, the Eastern regional sales manager asked me to explain the numbers on a chart, and my response was, “I don’t know, that’s just the way they came out of the computer.” The moment I uttered the words, I knew I had blown it and the presentation went downhill from there. By the end of it, I was a total mess! Afterwards, neither my account senior or manager said anything, but on the way out of the building I declared to myself that I would never let that happen again. And for the next 23 years, I didn’t!

I recently made a similar declaration as it relates to my experience with the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

Let me explain.

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