My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 204 … How to eliminate leg cramps and skin rash!

reliefAs a follow-up to some recent posts on how to manage specific symptoms, I would like to offer some advice on how to eliminate leg cramps and skin rash, two common symptoms of this neurological condition [parkinson’s] for which the medical community is uncertain of the cause.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 155 … The Lake and the Labyrinth!

Cooks BayI feel tremendously blessed! Between the lake I now live on and the labyrinth just up the road, I have been enshrined with my own personal ashram! My private sacred retreat! The lake is a never-ending source of tranquility and enjoyment, while the labyrinth is an enormous fountain of spiritual peace and amazing insights! Like Ray Liotta in Field of Dreams, I ask, “Is this heaven?”

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Recovering from Parkinson’s Disease: What I Avoid, What I Recommend and a Few Last Words

recovery1I hope by now after reading this series of blogs I’ve posted on ‘My Recovery from Parkinson’s,’ you realize that it’s possible to recover from this supposedly incurable disease. As I said in an earlier post, the notion that PD is incurable is the misguided belief of western allopathic medicine because a pill hasn’t been found to cure it. As evidenced by Bianca Molle, John Coleman, Howard Shifke and others however, it is definitely possible to fully recover. It’s just not going to happen with a pill … nor will any disease ever be cured in this manner!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 51 … I’m Looking Forward to Spring!

springI am really looking forward to spring! While I’m doing my best to take each day one day at a time (a characteristic of my ‘living in the present moment’ philosophy), I don’t mind telling you that this unusually cold winter has been quite a challenge and I’m excited about the arrival of spring.

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How to Prevent Cancer through diet and a healthy lifestyle!

There is no doubt that cancer could be eliminated, but we would need to eliminate pollution and become a more loving, compassionate society in order to accomplish this. Cynics might argue that we will never get rid of cancer, not as long as there is so much money to be made from it. There might be some truth to this, particularly as long as we continue to focus on the effect rather than the cause.

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Let the Vitamin D Production Begin

Ahhhh.  It’s a beautiful day here in Ontario, Canada.  So beautiful that I decided to sit out on my front patio and soak up some rays.

Yikes! Unfortunately, I threw my skin cells into a frenzy. They weren’t ready to start producing Vit D so early in the year and they had to get busy dusting off and oiling up the machinery.

Vit D plays a crucial role in the state of our health, but most Canadians, heck, most people who live far from the equator, are deficient in this important nutrient, particularly during the winter months.  Dr Mercola, the noted American naturopath, believes it plays an essential role in preventing cancer, so making sure we have sufficient Vit D levels in our bodies is critical. You can check out his website at mercola.com.

The best source of Vit D is the sun. Well, we don’t actually get it from the sun. Our bodies synthesize it in the skin when exposed to the sun. That’s why those sunblocks we like to lather on our bodies are not such a great idea. Not only do they block the sun’s rays, thereby preventing the production of Vit D, they’re also loaded with chemicals that are toxic to the body.

During those days and times of the year when sun exposure is limited, Vit D can be sourced through a good quality supplement. Just make sure it is Vit D3.

Most of the milk sold in North America is supplemented with Vit D, but it’s not necessarily the best source because this milk has had the goodness removed from it through pasteurization and homogenization.

So, try to get some sun exposure every day, but don’t over do it. Having said that, I decided to get brave and take my shirt off. But then three elderly ladies saw me, crossed the street and walked on the other side. What’s up with that? Apparently my bare chest works like insect repellent. Better actually, because quite often I find insect repellent does little to repel insects. Back to tanning!

Have a sunny day!