Get Ready to be Dazzled: Natural Remedies for Parkinson’s

Natural Remedies for Parkinson’s

On Parkinsons Recovery Radio this week Richard Melvin discussed how he was influenced by his father’s experience with taking Parkinson’s medications. He decided to take a different approach from his father. Instead of taking prescription medications like his father, Richard conducted an extensive investigation into the research which focused on studying the effectiveness of natural remedies for Parkinson’s. He then proceeded to test these remedies on himself – with great results I might say!

In addition to giving detailed information about specific therapeutic vitamins, minerals, herbs and amino acids, he discussed possible causes of the condition that are currently being investigated by scientists. Click on the link below to hear a recording of his fascinating review on natural remedies for Parkinson’s that, according to research studies, really do make a huge difference.

Natural Remedies for Parkinson’s

When you land on the radio show page, be sure to scroll down to the comment section. Rich posted extensive information about the various remedies he discussed with links to the relevant research evidence to support its use for Parkinson’s.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Consulting an Iridologist to Assess Causes of Parkinson’s Symptoms

Hi Robert

It’s me again! I have now seen an Iridologist twice and he has picked up on the spleen, which apparently is implicated in muscle and limb control. My Encyclopedia of Chinese Medicine book says:

“The Spleen, which is related to the stomach, opens into the mouth and controls the muscles and limbs The condition of the spleen is reflected in the lips.”

I just wondered if you or anyone else had any knowledge/experience of this?

I also have to say I found your CBD radio show interview fascinating. I already had some of this from hemp oil, but am keeping it’s use up my sleeve in case all my efforts to find the cause were to fail.

Many thanks for everything you do for us all.


Using CBD for Parkinson’s

My radio show interview with Charlotte, one of the founders of Libre, a company that offers a legal form of CBD made from hemp, has inspired a great deal of interest from listeners in using CBD for  temporary relief from Parkinson’s symptoms.  As a follow-up to the radio show, Sherrie Chastain asked me to post answers to two questions about CBD that she has been frequently asked this past week.

Of course, Sherrie’s suggestions are for informational purposes only. You are  encouraged to consult with your qualified medical professional when it comes to making decisions regarding the use and dosage of any natural supplements such as CBD.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery

At What Time of the Day Should I Take CBD ?

We recommend CBD be taken first thing in the morning when there is nothing in the stomach, unless there is an acid reflux issue and the amino acids in the hemp seed oil may trigger the acid reflux so use with some food to counteract the stomach acid. Taking CBD on an empty stomach will allow the body to process it faster because it is not metabolizing anything else at that time. It is recommended that one takes 10-15 drops from a 300 MG bottle, which 1 drop is equivalent to 1mg. 

Now, because everyone has a different metabolism, not everyone will get the same results. We recommend waiting 15-30 minutes to see how one feels after taking their drops. The Cancer Institute did a study and concluded that there is no way to take a lethal dose of CBD because it needs to build up in the body to make a reserve that the body can pull from, so it is ok to take more and in some cases more than 10-15 drops will be needed. 

How Often Should CBD be Taken?

This again has to do with metabolism and how much relief you get for how long. If someone takes approximately 12 drops, and they get relief in 30 minutes and it lasts 8 hours, then we know that for that person 12 drops every 8 hours is a perfect dose. 

Since CBD is a cannabinoid and our bodies are cannabinoid deficient, some people will use CBD hoping for a specific result. Then when the CBD goes into the body the endocannabinoid system may actually use it for something that the body feels is more important resulting in the feeling that the CBD is not working, because that particular symptom the user was looking for relief from was not helped. This just means the body needs more cannabinoids because the amount you are consuming is not enough to cover everything needed by the body. The Mayo clinic has a recommendation of 300 mg per day for Parkinson’s sufferers, which in retrospective these sufferers are very extreme cases which is why they are at the Mayo clinic. There are reports of relief from doses of 10 to 15 drops, which provides the data that everyone is different.

Sherrie Chastain

Two Fantastic Parkinsons Recovery Radio Shows

Two Parkinsons Recovery radio shows you will want to hear.


I have been looking forward to my radio show interview this week with Bill Hubert and Dwight Roth for several months now. I am here to tell you that my expectations – while high – were all exceeded. If you are determined to grab hold of your recovery program which puts you in the drivers seat you need to listen to my radio show today. You will not be disappointed.

CBD for Parkinson’s

 Parkinsons Recovery Radio shows have covered an amazing variety of options that are helping people reverse Parkinson’s symptoms. Despite the many opportunities for recovery that have emerged over recent years, an obstacle to recovery is not having the energy and stamina it takes to even get started. When you feel “down and out” with little reserve of energy, it is not possible to pursue any of the great options that are helping other people recover their health.


My radio show last week covered an option that offers the opportunity to kick start any recovery initiative. Relief is temporary – as is the case with medications – but reports coming back are encouraging. This new option is CBD made from Hemp.

Do you need to kick start your own recovery program? Check out the replay of last week’s Parkinsons Recovery radio show to get the latest update about a natural option that is legal to purchase and use in all states and countries.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery


CBD Legalities

Last week I aired a radio interview with Charlotte Clarkson on Parkinsons Recovery Radio. Charlotte is one of the four founders of a new company, Libre, that offers CDB extracted from the Hemp plant which makes it legal to purchase and use in all states.
The radio show prompted a rash of emails and phone calls to the company inquiring about  the legality of their CBD product in light of recent, misleading news stories that were posted on the internet recently. At my request, the company prepared and forwarded the following accounting of legal problems confronted buy some manufacturers of CBD in light of their misleading claims and lack of product integrity.
“We wanted to clear up any misunderstanding that the recent press has caused about CBD legalities with the FDA.
Erroneous information is spreading across the Internet about CBD being made illegal by the FDA. The truth is the FDA is cracking down on companies sending out CBD products that do not really contain CBD.
And the FDA is cracking down on companies saying CBD can heal disease because that claim alone makes CBD a drug and regulated by the FDA, when in reality CBD is a compound that our bodies have become deficient in. Our bodies actually make cannabinoids, see the article at the bottom of this email.
The articles circulating have the agenda to get people to sign a petition, and the title was written to grab attention and get people to read it.
The FDA sent out warning letters to companies that have CBD products that the FDA tested which contained no CBD, so they were warned against that.
Secondly, the letters warned companies that are claiming CBD can heal disease, which by making that claim it puts CBD into the drug category and can now be regulated by the FDA. The FDA warned these companies to stop those marketing practices.
CBD is a compound, like Vitamin C, Amino Acids, and many other nutrients and minerals that we as Americans understand the health benefits, however, we cannot say any of those compounds heal disease.
CBD that is extracted from cannabis is regulated and must be purchased in a medical marijuana state with a medical card. CBD extracted from hemp is legal under H.R 525.
Watch the video for the bill.
This following information can be found at the link below on the FDA website itself.
Notice the first warning on the list has a product called “CBDy CBD Supplement Tincture” with a label that says their product contains 200mg of CBD and when the FDA tested it there was no CBD found in the product.
You can see the actual letters that were sent, and they basically claim since the companies are marketing their product to cure disease since that is what is stated on their websites, then an IND must be filed with the FDA for drug approval.
This is a great article that talks about how the brain makes cannabinoids, so is the FDA going to regulate our brains?
For more informatioin on CBD and a link to a CBD that is extracted from Hemp, contains no THC, is tested with analysis available on the website, is GMO free and organic, visit

CBD for Parkinson’s

I asked one of the founders of a brand new company that is producing CBD formulated from the Hemp plant a series of questions on Parkinsons Recovery Radio.  This particular show has elicited a great deal of interest in light of the recent research evidence on CBD to treat Parkinson’s symptoms. Here are the questions Charlotte Clarkson answered on the program:

  • Can one overdose on CBD?
  • How does one determine the optimal dose with respect to Parkinson’s?
  • How often are the quality tests performed (i.e. lab checks for toxins and such)?
  • Which product is recommended for Parkinson’s?
  • What is the cost?
  • Have you had very many individuals who have had any allergic reactions to the substance?
  • How does Elixinol compare to your product?
  • Is there any evidence that taking CBD over a prolong period of time will aid in re-generation of nerve  tissue or is it strictly similar to a pharmaceutical agent such that it only provides temporary relief with no healing properties?
  • What is the difference between hemp seed oil and hemp CBD oil?
  • What is THC? Does it assist in reducing Parkinson’s symptoms?
  • Does CBD contain THC?
  • Organic hemp oil is available in a number of different outlets. What is the
    difference between organic hemp oil and Hemp CBD?
  • Does taking CBD make you sleepy or high?

Hear Charlotte answer all of these questions by visiting the replay play of my interview with her last week:

All About CBD on Parkinsons Recovery Radio

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery
Olympia, Washington


Hemp CBD

Evidence recently indicates that CBD provides temporary relief from the symptoms associated of  Parkinson’s disease. This video offers an interesting perspective on the use of CBD for one individual who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

What is CBD?

CBD stands for “cannabidiol oil”. It is extracted from either the Hemp plant or the Marijuana plant.  Using CBD allows a consumer the medical benefits of medical marijuana without the high that is associated with THC. CBD in itself has no psychedelic properties and is considered safe for consumption.

Is Purchase and Use of CBD Legal?

It depends actually. If the CBD is extracted from the Marijuana plant, it is legal to purchase and use for medical purposes only in states and countries that have legalized marijuana for medical purchases. Many states and countries have not legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Many people diagnosed with Parkinson’s have been unable to purchase and use CBD for this reason.

FINAL05400Until now. An innovative company has solved this dilemma by offering a form of CBD that is legal to purchase and use in all states and countries. The CBD that they offer is derived from t Hemp,  not Marijuana.

Impact of CBD on Parkinson’s Symptoms is Temporary

Use of CBD offers symptomatic suppression of Parkinson’s symptoms much like medications and supplements. It does not address the challenge of healing symptoms from the inside out. If your symptoms are to the point of interfering with an ability to live a full and vibrant life, then you clearly do not have the energy, focus or motivation to formulate a realistic healing program to reverse the symptoms. The initiative that is needed to kick start a recovery program is impossible to launch when you are feeling lousy. Use of CBD may just provide the kick start you need to launch a successful journey down the road to recovery.

Research (summarized below) suggests that use of CBD may well offer the opportunity to get temporary relief from symptoms. This is a valuable benefit in itself. When energy focus and motivation return, the business of taking the actions necessary to heal from the inside out can begin at long last.

CBD Derived from the Hemp Plant

There are a few companies that sell CBD which is not legal in some states because it is derived from the marijuana plant.  It is also expensive to purchase. A company new to the CBD marketplace now offers of high quality CBD product that is legal in all states derived from Hemp/. It is also offered at an affordable cost unlike other CBD products.

The link below takes you to their website. If you decide to try CBD I recommend you get the 300 ml – the highest potency – in light of the research evidence. Click  on the link below “Legal CBD for Parkinson’s” for more information about these new CBD products.

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Legal CBD  for Parkinson’s

FINAL01400There are several different CBD products that are presented on the website. I recommend the ADDit Oral CBD tincture and food additive. It is pure CBD combined with the highest quality Hemp Seed Oil. Using ADDit offers the flexibility to ingest CBD in a variety of ways such as placing drops directly under the tongue for a minute then swallowing or adding the drops to your favorite foods and beverages.

Research on CBD and Parkinson’s

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 85 active cannabinoids.   Scientific studies are reporting a wide variety of positive health benefits. CBD has been found to be helpful to the endocannabinoid system. Many scientific discoveries link poor health to endocannabinoid deficiencies.

Studies have found positive effects for the use of CBD on anxiety, stress and PTSD. You can find these studies listed at : (the US government’s index of scientific studies). Search and the terms “CBD and anxiety.”

Below are listed three abstracts from recent studies that have studied the effects of CBD on subjects who currently experience Parkinson’s symptoms.

Effects of cannabidiol in the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease: an exploratory double-blind trial.

J Psychopharmacol. 2014 Nov;28(11):1088-98. doi: 10.1177/0269881114550355. Epub 2014 Sep 18.

Chagas MH, Zuardi AW, Tumas V, Pena-Pereira MA, Sobreira ET, Bergamaschi MM, dos Santos AC, Teixeira AL, Hallak JE, Crippa JA.

Twenty one (21) subjects were assigned to three groups of seven subjects each who were treated with placebo, cannabidiol (CBD) 75 mg/day or CBD 300 mg/day. One week before the trial and in the last week of treatment subjects were evaluated with respect to  motor and general symptoms score (UPDRS) and well-being and quality of life (PDQ-39).

No statistically significant differences were found in UPDRS scores. Despite the very small sample size, groups treated with placebo and CBD 300 mg/day had significantly different mean total scores in the PDQ-39 (p = 0.05). Significance is very much a factor of sample size, so this result is striking in itself. Findings suggest a possible effect of CBD in improving quality of life measures in PD patients with no psychiatric comorbidities.

Cannabis (medical marijuana) treatment for motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson disease: an open-label observational study.

Clin Neuropharmacol. 2014 Mar-Apr;37(2):41-4. doi: 10.1097/WNF.0000000000000016.

Lotan I1, Treves TA, Roditi Y, Djaldetti R.
  • by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy DirectorMarch 17, 2014

Inhaling whole-plant cannabis provides symptomatic relief in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to a scientific article published in the March/April edition of the journal Clinical Neuropharmacology. Investigators at Tel Aviv University, Department of Neurology evaluated Parkinson’s disease symptoms in 22 patients at baseline and 30-minutes after inhaling cannabis.

Researchers reported that inhaled cannabis was associated with “significant improvement after treatment in tremor, rigidity, and bradykinsea (slowness of movement). There was also significant improvement of sleep and pain scores. No significant adverse effects of the drug were observed.”

The researchers concluded that their study is “the first to report an amelioration of both motor and non–motor symptoms in patients with PD treated with cannabis. The study opens new venues for treatment strategies in PD especially in patients refractory to current medications.

Cannabidiol can improve complex sleep-related behaviours associated with rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder in Parkinson’s disease patients: a case series.

J Clin Pharm Ther. 2014 Oct;39(5):564-6. doi: 10.1111/jcpt.12179. Epub 2014 May 21

Chagas MH, Eckeli AL, Zuardi AW, Pena-Pereira MA, Sobreira-Neto MA, Sobreira ET, Camilo MR, Bergamaschi MM, Schenck CH, Hallak JE, Tumas V, Crippa JA.

The administration of cannabidiol (CBD) was found to control sleep disorders in patients who currently experience the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease as reported in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. An international team of researchers from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and the University of Minnesota Medical School USA evaluated the ingestion of CBD by four Parkinson’s disease patients with REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD). This condition is characterized by nightmares and active behavior during dreaming.

Cannabidiol treatment reduced symptoms in each of the four subjects. Symptoms returned with the same frequency and intensity following subjects’ discontinuation of the cannabinoid.

Bottom Line

The CBD treatment options seems to be a good one to consider, especially if you are have significant challenges with functioning on a day to day basis. There is research on the use of CBD that address problems related to trauma, anxiety post traumatic stress – all of which lie at the core cause of neurological difficulties.

As with any natural treatment option, be sure to check with your doctor to insure that use of CBD will not interfere with any treatments your doctor has prescribed for you.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery

History Tells Us Muscular-Skeletal Problems Cause Parkinson’s

Muscular Skeletal Problems

Since Noel Batten overcame several serious health issues himself as a teenager and then became qualified as a natural practitioner, he dedicated his life to helping others overcome what he calls “muscular rigidity” disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and MS. His treatment is based on 3 findings documented by Dr. James Parkinson while treating patients and carrying out autopsies on Parkinson patients who passed away. These 3 facts can be found in Dr. Parkinson’s book “An Essay On The Shaking Palsy” and how to get this historic book, along with Noel’s explanation on these 3 facts can be obtained from Noel’s website

Noel has been treating Parkinson and MS patients with his unique approach, since 2005 and he has numerous “before” and “after” success videos on his website, of patients he has treated, some who have walked away from wheelchairs in a matter of only days.

Noel’s message to people listening to this interview, is that if you have any symptom attributed to Parkinson’s disease, for example: – stiffness, numbness or tremors, you will ultimately find that they are caused by some type of muscular-skeletal abnormality. Dr. James Parkinson explains in his book that the two most common abnormalities are problems at the C1 vertebra at the very base of the skull and spinal curvature.

Noel Batten on Parkinsons Recovery Radio

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

A Fresh Perspective on How to Reverse the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Interested in hearing a fresh perspective on the what it takes to reverse the symptoms associated with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease? Dr. Daniels laid out a fascinating program that has helped her patients reverse their symptoms. This show was, I must report, one of the most fascinating I have aired as host of the Parkinsons Recovery Radio Show.