Heavy Metals and Parkinson’s disease

I have received permission from Hanne to post her 15 year journey down the road to recovery which demonstrates the strong connection between heavy metals and Parkinson’s disease.  Hanne now celebrates the result of detoxing the heavy metals in her body.  The work continues, but results so far have been exciting. This story is remarkable in every respect and a true inspiration to others who are on the road to recovery.

People do succeed in reversing symptoms. Here is one more case study which has the power to motivate anyone interested in healing the neurological symptoms associated with a diagnosis of Parkinsons Disease.

Take the time to record the story below.  You will not regret it!

Robert Rodgers PhD
Seven Secrets to Healing  

A neurologist recommended in the year 1998, that I should be medicated against my tremor, but I said no thank you to his offer, as I preferred to be better diagnosed before starting medication.

The following year my symptoms increased, as I became more rigid and my tremor got worse and I therefore was easy to persuade by a new neurologist to try anti-Parkinson medication. Shortly after, I was scanned for Parkinson’s disease and the result was compatible with the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in the early stage.

Parkinson medication helped to decrease the symptoms, but soon I experienced more severe symptoms. At first I thought that it was the disease becoming more severe and this was confirmed by my neurologist who told me that it was unavoidable.

After one year on medication my neurologist recommended that I stopped medication before the next consultation. This became the start of a new phase in the way I coped with my disease, as without medication, I experienced that:-

-     The medication can result in abstinences when the medication is stopped.

-     Many of the symptoms, that I thought were Parkinson’s symptoms, were in reality side effects of the medication.

Therefore I decided to accept the symptoms of the disease instead of being burdened with adverse side effects of the medication. The outcome of this choice forced me to search for factors, which had influenced my symptoms.

In the year 2001 I was tested for Heavy Metal Toxicity in a private clinic in Aarhus, Denmark by Dr. Bruce Kyle (www.holistic-medicine.dk) and I was diagnosed with a combined toxic overload with mercury and copper.

I was treated at Dr. Bruce Kyle’s clinic with the Chelating Agent DMPS, with Vitamin-C infusions and different kinds of antioxidants and nutritional support. At the same time I had my amalgam fillings removed and had non-toxic, non-metal composites instead. This was done by a dentist with extra education in safe removal of amalgam. I also use saunas, which help detoxification by sweating out the toxins through my skin.

After some years of undergoing detoxifying treatments, I had fewer tremors and was less rigid, but I still suffered from fatigue.

Allergic reaction against metals was suspect, and I undertook a MELISA-test.  (www.melisa.org). My test showed an allergic reaction against gold, nickel and cadmium and treatment protocol was removal of a dental gold crown, which was replaced with plastic.  Now, I try to avoid nickel and to eat more organic food to avoid cadmium. Luckily I have been rewarded for my efforts as my fatigue has decreased.

Today I can honestly say that testing and treatments for my chronic cumulative toxicity has been successful for revealing some of the causes of my Parkinson’s disease. However, I still have slightly high levels of copper left and in Autumn 2006 and Spring 2008 tests show that I am also burdened with lead and aluminium.

I do not dare to think about how my life would have been without detoxifying treatments!  When I look at other patients with Parkinson’s disease who are getting worse, I have even more reasons to be thankful for my health, which continues to improve as time goes on.

 Where do These Heavy Metals come from?

In my case, mercury and copper were likely to have come from my amalgam fillings. Copper-amalgam contains a high percentage of copper and I had many fillings in my milk teeth. Even later in school I had many cavities, which were restored with amalgam. The dentist said that I had weak teeth.

As an adult, I have only had one cavity, so I might think that my parents were not good at helping me with tooth brushing and perhaps also the school dentist has been tempted to do fillings, which were not necessary as she was paid for the amount of pupils’ cavities that she restored.

In addition I have in my job as a veterinarian, been exposed to many thermometers, which sometimes break and where the mercury ended up in the bottom of the car. Veterinarians were not properly informed that this could constitute a health hazard at that time.

Moreover Mercury can come from vaccinations containing the preservative Thiomersal (ethyl-mercury). Mercury might also come from environmental pollution and intake of fish. Copper might come from use of copper spiral (anti contraceptive) and from drinking water and food. The Danish Agriculture Production uses 550 tons of copper yearly and this copper could be assumed to spread to the environment and end up in drinking water and food.

When a person is burdened with mercury toxicity, then the excretion of copper is decreased.

My toxicity burden with lead might perhaps come from common environmental pollution.

My toxicity with aluminium probably came from years of injections with aluminium containing products against dust mite allergy.

My nutrition today contains more antioxidants (nutrients which protects the body against free radicals and oxidation), more vegetables (raw vegetables are chosen) and more fruits.

I have stopped eating unhealthy fats such as margarine, hard fats, corn oil, soy, sunflower etc. I try to eat more of the healthy fats such as fat fish (salmon), linseed, olives oil, nuts etc.

I take antioxidants as nutritional supplementation, also a multivitamin mineral pill without iron and copper, extra vitamin C and E, Lipoic acid, N-acetyl-cysteine, Echinacea, Ginkgo Biloba and Coenzyme Q10. I also use DMSA for mercury, copper and lead chelation.

Concerning the nutrition I would recommend the book by Jean Carper – “Your Miracle Brain.”

Physical activity has been an important part of my life.

At the beginning of my disease I walked without swinging my right arm and I stumbled rather often. After years training trying to walk normally with swinging my right arm, I have succeeded, but only when I am not too stressed or exhausted. The principle is like this, if I can walk one step with swinging the arm, then I can also walk 3 steps….. or also walk 5 minutes…or 5 kilometres and so on.

I also use visualisation when training my movements.

People, who do not realise the effects that Parkinson’s disease has on their own body, often have problems understanding how demanding it is for a Parkinson patient to cope with conscious movements. Even something as banal as cleaning your shoes on a doormat is not necessarily functioning automatically but needs mental work, like steering a toy car with a joystick.

It is very common that a Parkinson patient with time develops a forward bending posture and some years ago I had thoracic Kyphosis and could not wear any of my shirts anymore. A physiotherapist has taught me some physical exercises, which I since have done every day.

Today my back is straight again, which makes me happy. People, who are happy, often have a straight posture, while sad and grieving people often have a crooked posture. By choosing body posture you can also indirectly choose your emotions.

I enjoy sending a signal that I am bubbling with joys of life.

I try to avoid, if possible, all kind of stress. Now I choose calm classical music instead of rock; I value tight relationships instead of having a circle of acquaintances with ‘small talk’ and I love being out in nature instead of taking city walks. It is a pleasure for me to do meditation and to sing.

I have also improved at listening to the signals from my body and I take care to rest and sleep when needed.  I have also improved at learning to avoid doing things, which I dislike and instead I do things that make me happy.

When being diagnosed with a chronic disease the patient often goes through a life crisis and so did I. The crises made me more religious and I learnt to pray to my God from the bottom of my heart – this has given me spiritual power to cope with life and the new circumstances.

‘Where there is willpower, there is a way to go.’ This phrase was said about me by a good friend, as a way to express how I cope with my disease.

Years ago the neurologists said several times that I had got Parkinson’s disease and that this disease is chronic, impossible to cure and progressive. I thought that it might be like this for other patients, but that it would not be like this in my case. By working and studying a lot and sometimes by choosing blind paths, I have succeeded in finding a tiny little path out of my disease. Today I have fewer symptoms than in the year 1998, which means that the expression ‘progressive’ cannot be used generally about all patients with Parkinson’s disease.

I retired in the year 2001 when I was 44 years old and although it was really a hard time, today I feel that I have a good life. To my co-patients I will say:-  “Search for knowledge and keep on trying to search for new possibilities.”

Generally I recommend neurological patients to be tested with a chelating agent for chronic toxicity with heavy metals. If this is diagnosed, then it is possible to de-toxify, which can give hope to a future of increased health and decreased neurological symptoms.

If you want more information about toxicity with heavy metal and Parkinson’s disease then use the Internet.

Thank you for reading my case-story and I wish you all the best.


Low Dose Naltrexone for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinsons Recovery is dedicated to identify any and all options that provide people relief from the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Reports indicate Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is one option that serves this purpose quite well indeed. Learn all about LDN Sunday …
Please join us on June 15th for Sunday Connections, where you will be a part of a most informative show on the benefits of Low Dose Naltrexone for PD, featuring co-hosts Lexie Lindstrom and Julia Schopick, best-selling author of the book, “Honest Medicine“.
Date & Time: Sunday, June 15th at 2:00 pm Pacific
Guest pin code: 200414#
Primary dial in number: (425) 440-5100
Secondary dial in number: (323) 476-3997
Attend by Web:
We want everyone to join us whether you are taking LDN now, or are considering taking it. On Sunday’s show you will hear from, and about, people who are having wonderful successes taking LDN, and also from those who have been presented with challenges related to LDN, especially with reference to convincing their doctors to prescribe it for them. Come one and all. This will be, by far, the most informative and inspirational show to date on the benefits of LDN for Parkinson’s disease! We welcome your participation! If you want to share your experience, please respond to the following scenarios prior to June 15th by contacting Lexie or Julia at the email addresses below.
1) For those of you who are taking LDN – we would love to hear about your personal successes. Please send a quick note to Lexie at marlenelindstrom@aol.com if you would like to share your success with the listeners on the June 15th Sunday Connections. We are all so anxious to hear about your successes!

2) For those of you who have tried LDN and are having challenges with it not working or with getting a prescription, we would also love to hear from you. Some of the challenges you are having may provide useful information for others who are experiencing the same issues. We will address these issues on the Radio Show. Please contact Julia at julia@honestmedicine.com if you would like to share your personal challenges with LDN on Sunday’s show.Submit your questions right now by clicking on the link below:


We look forward to having you join us Sunday.
Robert Rodgers PhD
Seven Secrets to Healing

QiGong for Health and Happiness

Master Mingtong Gu gave a spectacular qigong presentation at the Sante Fe Parkinsons Recovery Summit. His work has had a profound impact on many people across the world. Mingtong is offering sessions in Ashland Oregon, Portland, Oregon and Port Townsend Washington (USA).  His workshops are well worth attending. Attendance has changed some people’s lives! For details click on the link below:


If you are unable to attend his presentation, a DVD is available of his presentation in Santa which is available now for purchase.  Visit the Summit website to order:


Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
Seven Secrets to Healing


Healing Medicine of Spiritual Practice

Join Sunday Connections co-facilitator Judith Lynne for a discussion on “The Healing Medicine of Spiritual Practice”. Judith has invited three colleagues who share an appreciation for the benefits of spiritual practice as an important part of a formula for Wellness. This panel discussion will explore the many enriching aspects of spiritual practice, including its use in times of compromised health, and practical suggestions for incorporating it into daily life.
Title: Sunday Connections with Judith Lynne
Time: Sunday, June 1st at 2:00pm Pacific
Listening method: Phone + Web Simulcast
To attend, visit:

Phone Number: (425) 440-5100
Pin Code: 200414#

Joining Judith Lynne will be spiritual director Oralee Stiles, minister Sandra Gail Pierson, and spiritual counselor Avram Sacks. (bios below). They will each share from the personal experience as well as their professional experience. There will be ample time for questions and commentary. This will be an informative hour. Bring your thoughts and experiences to share and join us this Sunday, June 1st at 2 pm PDT.
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Oralee Stiles has been a spiritual director for more than 20 years. She is familiar with healing and praying practices from many traditions. In her personal life she has dealt with deep grief and recovery from several critical health crises. Spiritual and religious practices have been pivotal in her life. Oralee’s practice is largely centered in the greater Portland, OR area.
As a minister, counselor and yoga teacher, Sandra Gail Pierson delights in sharing her joy for life, inviting others to engage their own mystical journey with a sense of wonder, humor and love. Traveling between Oregon and Montanaa regularly, she can be found enjoying friends, playing with grandchildren, furthering spiritual pursuits and wandering in the mountains.
Avram Sacks has ben a spiritual counselor for the past twelve years. He was trained by his spiritual teachers, Eli Jaxon-Bear and Gangaji. Avram supports his clients to open their attention into the silent ocean of Being which exists within all of us, and, from stillness, to investigate the patterns of mind which cause suffering to ourselves and others. Avram also participates in his local Jewish Renewal community, and helps to care for a friend who is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. He lives with his wife and dog in Ashland, Oregon.



Inflammation and Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinsons Recovery is dedicated to identifying all options that help people with Parkinsons Reverse their symptoms such as the connection between inflammation and Parkinson’s disease. I received information from Chris about a fascinating resource that is helping her as well as others who currently experience Parkinsons symptoms.  Her correspondence follows.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

We share a common belief. Parkinson’s can be stopped.

It is individual in its nature and how it affects people. I believe a holistic multipronged approach and a changing approach according to how your body is reacting is the correct way to attack this disease.

Every Neurologist that I have spoken to has said that Parkinson’s will progressively worsen. I do not believe it. I know that my body got here over time and it has the power to heal itself with my help and clean living and exercise.

Dr. Stenberg has a wonderful approach. I believe this will be helpful to people. Dr. Stenberg believes that inflammation is the root of many chronic diseases including Parkinson’s. I have been using his system for a few months now and it has reversed symptoms….not
just stopped them, reversed them.

Here is a link to the Helen Foundation:


I look forward to corresponding with you! Thanks for being here!



Seven Secrets to Healing

What are the secrets that solve the mystery behind healing chronic diseases? How can you heal from the inside out so that disabling symptoms are reversed and imbalances in your body restored?

When we become ill we lose energy and get depressed. The gut instinct is to
find treatments that offer a promise of making symptoms magically disappear. There are certainly medical options that are no secret to anyone which do offer temporary
symptom relief. If you are searching for quick fixes to your illness you will not find them in my new book. Why? These quick fixes are not secrets!

What are the seven secrets to healing illness? I am confident you would never
guess the seven secrets because the path to authentic healing is unknown to most people.

  • Is one of the Seven Secrets to Healing all about the importance of eating a healthy diet? No! Certainly eating the right food is one of the pillars of maintaining good health and helping heal chronic diseases. But, this truth is no secret to anyone!
  • Is one of the Seven Secrets to Healing about the importance of getting regular exercise? No! Certainly exercise is also one of the pillars of reversing illness but this tidbit of wisdom is no secret to anyone.
  • Is one of the Seven Secrets to Healing all about the role stress plays in creating illness? No! Certainly stress plays a foundational role in creating and sustaining chronic diseases but researchers have already published hundreds of books that reveal this truth. The connection between stress and illness is no secret to anyone. .
  • Is one of the Seven Secrets to Healing all about the impact of economic hardship on a person’s overall health? Duh? Now, no one would ever find this observation to be a secret to healing.

OK. Enough. My point is simple. You will be surprised by the Seven Secrets of healing because they are indeed exactly that – secrets. Until now.

The truth is that the body can reverse any illness and heal any disease as long as the condition has not progressed to the point of no return. How do you make this happen for yourself? It happens by healing from the inside out rather than dampening symptoms from the outside in. Take the revelations of the seven secrets seriously. You will be dazzled to discover the results.

Click on the link below to review the listing on Amazon:

Seven Secrets to Healing

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery

Two Alternative Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease

I released this week two interviews with people who have been successful using  two alternative therapies for Parkinson’s disease.  Each individual has experienced incredible relief from their Parkinson’s Symptoms.  Both methods quiet the mind and reduce the day to day stresses that are problematic for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

The first approach which proved successful for Bianca Molle is Qigong. The second which proved successful for Daniel Loney is Tai chi. Each  method originated in the East many, many years ago. Qigong and Tai Chi are both tried and true methods that have survived the test of time.

Some of the therapies that people place the most confidence in have emerged within only the past few decades and have not yet passed the acid test of time. In my “book” of successful therapies, continuous use of a therapy for centuries on end counts for something.  When people across the continents practice methods like Qigong and Tai Chi for hundreds of years they must be worthwhile, eh?

I am personally dazzled at the success these two individuals have manifested. They are true pioneers of natural methods that are helping more and more people across the globe reverse Parkinson’s symptoms. Techniques of Qigong and Tai Chi obviously differ but the end result is similar. They both help to bring the delicate balance of hormones that are critical to neurological health back to their natural state.


You can obtain more information about my interview with Bianca Molle who finds Qigong to be the therapy that worked for her by visiting:



Qigong for Parkinson’s Disease



There is also a video of Bianca’s presentation on Qigong on the Parkinsons Recovery Santa Fe Summit. Visit the Parkinsons Recovery Summit website to order the DVD of Bianca’a presentation.

Tai Chi

Daniel Loney has clearly found profound relief from his symptoms through a systematic practice of Tai Chi. He is now an active proponent of Tai Chi. He says it has helped him and other people with Parkinson’s Disease enormously.

You can discover more information about my interview with Daniel Loney by visiting the book website:

Tai Chi for Parkinson’s DiseaseTai_Chi_for_Parkinso_Cover_for_Kindle




Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease