Fasting, Ketones and Parkinson’s

Isn’t Bills story below fascinating? He as agreed to be a guest on the Parkinsons Recovery Radio Show.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Fasting and Ketones

My name is Bill Curtis. I have had PD since 2010. I would be able to address the symptoms that improved and the mechanisms I believe are behind the improvement of my symptoms. I was raising my beta hydroxybutyrate levels through intermittent fasting with exercise, and also through overnight fasting with MCT and Kerry gold and coconut oil. I have also had a 10 trial of Dr. Veech’s ester. I would be happy to share my experience with you.

One thing that particularly impressed me about the results were the effect of the treatments on pain that only appears when I am off.

When I am off and go for a walk, I get about 50 yards into the walk and my back starts to hurt. I go another 50 yards and I start to bend over in pain. Oddly enough when I am on, I never have this problem.

I call this PD related pain, because it correlates with my other PD symptoms. I tracked every hour of every day I was awake and would ask, “Did I have PD related pain in the last hour?” The answer on days without raising ketone levels was frequently yes, I had pain in the last hour.  The answer on both the coffee and the Veech ester was never. This was a very surprising result that I had not expected. The same could be said of my dystonia.

I have so many friends who suffer from pain associated with PD and I think this approach is worth trying if you have pain caused by PD.

My Mom and a few others with PD have tried the coffee with organic cream, Kerry gold butter, coconut oil. MCT oil and Stevia, and all who have had PD and taken the coffee report a great deal of symptom relief.

All the best,

Bill Curtis


Latest News on Ketones

I just discovered a fascinating website maintained by Bill who has Parkinson’s. As you will see in the videos he has posted, Bill uses a fascinating cocktail (after fasting the night before) as a treatment to reverse his Parkinson’s symptoms . Bill has agreed to be guest on the Parkinsons Recovery Radio Show this month, so we will all get the learn more about how he reverses his symptoms by activating the ketones in his body.

Bill’s website is:

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons DIsease




Inclined Bed Therapy for Parkinsons

Now here is a natural, free therapy that may well be worth giving your serious attention. As you can see from the feedback from Bill below. he found it to be useful.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease 

Hi Robert-

For me Inclined Bed Therapy really shows great promise. I have inclined the bed I sleep in for about a week now and have already seen definite improvement in some areas:

  • Deeper, more restful sleep.
  •  Fewer trips to bathroom at night to pee.
  • Reduced lower leg swelling (edema)–this was an early PD symptom for me although I didn’t know it at the time.

I will send you a more complete report in a couple of weeks when more time has passed and I have more experience with this change.

Thank you so much for bringing this idea to my attention.


Prevent Falls

How to Prevent Falls

Michael Protzel is an amazing teacher of the Alexander Technique to groups and individuals in York City. He knows just about everything there is to know about what helps people maintain their balance and what can be done to prevent falls. He also has extensive experience working with persons who have problems maintaining their balance.

Michael will be my guest on Parkinsons Recovery Radio Tuesday at noon Pacific time
(3 pm Eastern). In preparation for his guest appearance on the show, Michael has written a short document that he invites you to download and read. Click on the link below to grab his document written specifically for persons who experience Parkinson’s symptoms.

Michael will be taking questions on the radio show Tuesday. Why not get a free consult
and find out exactly what you can do to maintain good balance and prevent falls. For details on the radio show Tuesday, click on the l ink below.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease


How to Reduce Stress – Guaranteed

How to Reduce Stress

My guest on Parkinsons Recovery Radio Tuesday was Bob Stahl PhD who answered the question everyone wants to hear – “What is mindfulness?” He offered an eloquent discussion of how mindfulness helps people live more fulfilling lives. If you are interested in reversing your symptoms you can spend a ton of money on therapies or you can become more mindful. The difference? Mindfulness is free and effective.
As he explains on his website:
“Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of what’s happening in the present moment. Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly doing or experiencing in your body and mind, you’re being mindful.”

To hear a recording of the show, visit:

Glutathione and Parkinson’s

On Parkinsons Recovery Radio last month I interviewed Dr. Ross Pelton PhD about a new strain of probiotic bacteria called Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 that produces glutathione.  Talk about an exciting discovery!
Ross recommended that our PD listeners try the Reg’Activ Detox & Liver Health product which substantially boosts glutathione levels. Ross tells me today that some listeners have tried Reg’Activ Detox & Liver Health and are reporting substantial noticeable benefits.
Ross and his company Essential Formulas are very interested (as am I) in hearing from any of you that have experienced positive benefits from taking Detox & Liver health with
Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3.  Please email your testimonials directly to 
Ross Pelton at: 

Invitation to Join a Support Group for Parkinsons Disease that Focuses on Recovery

The 2016 Parkinsons Recovery Support Group

My new support group has a few slots open. You can join an amazing group of individuals from across the globe who are dedicated to exploring ways that help to reverse symptoms of Parkinson’s. Sign-ups include the bonus of free lifetime access to my new Jump Start to Recovery Course.

Sign Me Up to Participate

I hear countless reports from those of you who have been deeply depressed after attending a Parkinson’s support group. If you have set the intention to reverse your symptoms, it is depressing to connect with others who are convinced their condition is destined to “deteriorate” over time. You know this is not true, but no one else in the support group seems to agree with you.

The 2016 Parkinsons Recovery Support Group will convene for the first time next week and continue meeting once a month throughout the year. The persons who have enrolled in the 2016 support group live in countries across the globe.

We will connect by phone or computer each month at either of two designated times each month. For each of our 12 sessions I will report any new discoveries that have helped people get well. I will then connect with each of you individually. Lastly, I will open up the discussion for everyone to talk with one another. All sessions will be recorded for access at a later time.

Here is the greatest deal ever. When you join the 2016 Parkinsons Recovery support group, you will have the opportunity to enroll in my new online Jump Start to Recovery Course for free. I love the platform I am using to support the course because it offers access not just for a year but for a lifetime. How cool is that?

Some of you may already be registered for the course. Great. If you are not currently enrolled in the Jump Start to Recovery course, I will send you a link to register for free after you enroll in the 2016 Parkinsons Recovery support group.

Since you are located in very different time zones, I have scheduled two times each month for the support group to connect: The last Monday of each month at 12:00 noon pacific time USA and the last Tuesday of each month at 8 PM Pacific time USA. This way, everyone will have an opportunity to meet together for the live, in person programs. Sessions will convene starting this month and continue throughout 2016.

Interested? Registration for the 2016 Parkinsons Recovery support group is a mere $10 a month or $120 for the entire year (which includes free enrollment in the Jump Start to Recovery online course) Click on the link below to enroll.

Sign me up to participate in the 2016 Parkinsons Recovery Support Group

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Stressed Out?

Sick and Tired of Being Stressed Out?

My radio show this Wednesday (1/20) features Jeffrey Brantley MD who is an international expert on stress and anxiety. Author of a series of best selling books on mindfulness, Dr. Brantley is one of the founding faculty members of the Duke University’s Integrative Medicine initiative which has won praise from researchers across the globe.

If you are sick and tired of being stressed out and fare anxious pretty much all the time, be sure to catch this interview! This radio program will air on Wednesday at 11:00 AM Pacific time.

Jeff Brantley on Parkinsons Recovery Radio

Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease

My name is Wally I’m 23 year old from Australia. My father has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  For the past 6 years we have tried multiple medications; even had surgery where they put a pump to his stomach connected to a needle witch injects him with the medication. Nothing has worked and he is getting worse.

I just watched your video about the coconut oil and will get him onto it. Should I just rub his whole body with it head to toe? And make my mum cook food with it?

Thanks a lot


Hi Wally:

It is exciting to discover there are so many simple therapies that can make a huge difference to people who currently experience the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. For the full scoop on how you can use coconut oil, I recommend that you listen to the recording of my radio show interview with Dr. Bruce Fife, ND, who – in my opinion – is the “go to” doctor when it comes to any and all questions about the use of coconut oil (whether applying it to the skin or eating it).

I personally love putting coconut oil all over my body after showers and useing it for cooking . Food tastes so delicious when coconut oil is used.

May your father see improvements in his health with each passing day.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
Parkinsons Recovery