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Digestion and Parkinson’s

My research on how to heal symptoms of Parkinson’s often focus on specific symptoms not on the underlying issues with digestion For example, what has been found to heal episodes or tremors? Now, while my discoveries have certainly been useful to many, I have been influenced in recent months by two radio show interviews in particular.

The focus of both interviews was on healing the digestive system. Recent discoveries clearly suggest that malfunctions with the gut and digestion are a cause of many symptoms. This means that instead of searching for remedies for specific symptoms, a fundamental strategy is to focus your resources on bringing your digestive system “back on line” to full functionality.

I suggest you take a little time out of your day to hear both of these interviews. Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton and Dr. Tom O’Bryan both center their recommendations on digestion and Parkinson’s.

Click Here for Information about the Probiotics Ross Pelton Recommends

Dr. O’Hhira’s Probiotics

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Use Tremors to Muscle Test

What follows is a fascinating email from an individual traveling down the road to recovery who uses his tremors to great advantage. He refers to himself as “Tao.”  As you will discover below, his tremors are a surprisingly useful tool when it comes to muscle testing!
“I was having little success with trying various muscle testing techniques and it finally dawned on me to ask myself the question, “what might work best for me”.  Before I even finished asking that very question the thought came on like a light switch that I should use the tremor (that by the way I first acknowledged/interpreted as a ‘spiritual gift’ coming through back when I was living and backpacking in the Appellation Mountains last summer) as a method parallel to muscle testing. 
 I extend out my arm and briefly shake it into a relaxed state, then hold the pen as if i were about to write.  The little pause before the tremor is my yes and a more aggressive instant tremor a no.
I could be clueless if this tremor parts!!  lol”
Tao
 

Slightly Used Theracyle for Sale

Here is a notice about a Theracyle for sale. COntact Bob Jones if interested.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease 

“My wife has Parkinson’s, and to help her stay in fighting shape, we purchased a brand-new Theracycle 200 less than a year ago. But in the meantime, her lower back problems became more serious, so now we’re looking for someone to take the Theracycle off our hands. The bike is fully operational, and has hardly been touched. We’re asking $2500. I’d be very grateful if you were willing to share this information with your friends there on the internet.”

Thanks very much.

Bob Jones
stoic1@me.com

Look in the Mirror When Making the “Good Side” Worse

Here is a fantastic twist on the idea of making the “good side” worse to make the “bad side” better. Look in the mirror when you do this exercise. It is even more powerful.

Also, be sure to tap into all the deep feelings your have about your “bad side.” Make the exercise more than a thinking exercise.  Treat your “good side” just like you treat your “bad side.”

This really does help tremendously. Make it a habit every day for a few minutes.

Robert

Neurological Diplomacy

Neurological Diplomacy is a Feldenkrais strategy to “make the good side worse” so that the “bad side” can become better. Yes. this sounds totally weird and strange, but it does succeed in reversing symptoms. Really!

I will illustrate the concept by describing an exercise introduced by Ruthy Alon in a Feldenkrais workship. Ruthy Alon is a senior Feldenkrais Trainer and founder of Bones for Life who coined the term “neurological diplomacy”.  I learned all about this technique from an email I received from one of the workshop participants who prefers to remain anonymous. Below is an edited version of the email I received.

An Exercise that Illustrates the Magic
of Neurological Diplomacy

Do the exercise right now so you can experience precisely how and why it works to reduce the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s. There are seven steps.

  1. Pretend to drink water out of a stream, cupping your hands one over the other. Image you are drinking water from a fresh water stream. Sip water out of your two hands as you bring your hands up and down from the imaginary stream. Notice how easy this movement is for you. Notice also which hand is on top of the other as you do this.
  2. Rest a moment.
  3. Now, do the same imaginary movement again, but put the other hand on top. Bring your hands all the way to your mouth to drink the imaginary water. This is not your familiar or easy way of doing it. Chances are good this movement will not feel so comfortable or easy.

How do we go about improving the second way of doing it, the way that is not so familiar and more difficult?  We do not want to directly work with the “bad” side because this is not where the brain is working well. There is a lack of understanding by the brain or a difficulty there.

In the case of a Feldenkrais treatment there may be an injury or pain involved in the “bad side” or “bad movement”. No learning, nor any good outcome, can easily happen when the practitioner works directly with the “bad side”. Rather, the practitioner will leave the “bad side” alone and not attempt to “fix” it.

In summary, do not even think of any side as “bad” or any movement as “bad”. Instead, accept it as it is. Simply leave it alone. Ignore it. Do not even think of changing it.

Doing so is an act of violence. This is the last thing anyone needs who experiences the symptoms of Parkinson’s. 

  1. Now, do the movement the “hard” way again and notice carefully how it was hard and why. Perhaps your shoulders are tighter with that unfamiliar arrangement of the hands. Perhaps the brain is confused. Perhaps the coordination is klutzy in that unfamiliar way. Whatever – notice what you can.
  2. Rest a moment.

Now Comes the Magical Solution

The Heart of Neurological Diplomacy

  1. Now do the easy movement, with the comfortable arrangement of hands one top of the other. Make sipping water difficult by pretending you now have on the “easy side” all the trouble or difficulty you had on the “bad side” with the unfamiliar palm on top.

Play like that for a little while, pretending to imitate the bad movement even though your palms are arranged in the more comfortable arrangement. Try to feel a little frustration about the situation. It is as if you want to convince the brain now that “I do not have any easy way to get a drink of water with my hands.”

  1. Then let it go and rest. Breathe. Forget all about this. Just relax. After a minute or so go back and try to “drink water” with palms arranged in the “bad” or unfamiliar way.

Now, it will be much easier in most cases to make the movement the “hard” way using the more uncomfortable arrangement of hands. If that is not magic I do not know what is!

The surprise of the day is that you did not work with (or pay any attention) to the “bad side” at all! The intervention is magical in this way.

Physical therapists use this technique with stroke patients. They deliberately make the good side and the good movements temporarily restricted with splints or other devices in order to “magically” make the “bad side” better.  If the technique works with stroke patients, it will surely succeed for persons who currently experience Parkinson’s symptoms.

The brain is present, active and intelligent and functional in the “good side” or with the “good movement.” This is where learning can happen – not on the “bad side”.  By “teaching” the good movement to be “bad”, we show the brain how to release that learning, how to release a difficulty just of that exact nature which is transferred automatically over to the “bad side”.

The “bad side” or “bad movement” instantly becomes better without confronting the bad side directly.

  • We do not name the “bad side” or “bad movement” as “wrong” or “bad”.
  • We do not attempt to correct the “bad side” (which is the strategy most people engage).
  • We do not call it to be “wrong” or “stupid”.
  • We do not try to correct it.
  • We do not even think about correcting it.

Neurological diplomacy is an extremely gentle and respectful way of working with the body. That is why it is called Neurological Diplomacy.

In summary, do not declare war on your “bad side” or “bad movement”.  Become diplomatic in your approach. Be respective of your body’s ability to self correct. I will say it one more time. This really is magic at its best.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

 

 

 

 

 

Probiotic ME-3 Makes Glutathione in Your Gut

Glutathione

Most people with Parkinson’s symptoms have a serious glutathione deficiency. Nasal sprays have been helpful to some people. Intravenous infusions have helped others. A new discovery reveals that glutathione can be made in the gut with the help of an enzyme called Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3. 

Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton discussed the critical role of Glutathione for people who experience Parkinson’s symptoms during my January 4, 2017 radio show interview. The ME-3 product he discussed is previewed below with an order link for those who wish to start using it. Click on the radio show link below to hear this amazing interview.

Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton on the Critical Role of Glutathione for Parkinson’s

Probiotic Research

Probiotic research is fast transforming our understanding of human health. Probiotics in general are invaluable for maintaining good health. We’re also learning we need certain strains that produce highly specified health benefits.

One of these strains is Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3. The startling probiotic breakthrough of ME-3 began in 1995. That’s when award-winning microbiologist Marika Mikelsaar, MD, PhD and her team of research scientists isolated the probiotic strain called Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3. This unique strain is able to produce the super antioxidant glutathione. Since then, Dr. Mikelsaar has dedicated herself to researching the numerous benefits of this revolutionary probiotic.

What’s so Important about Glutathione?

Perhaps you’ve heard of glutathione. Every cell in the human body uses glutathione to maintain cellular health. Scientists call it the “Master Antioxidant” and it’s absolutely vital to:

  • Maintain a healthy immune system
  • Support the health of cardiovascular tissue
  • Promote healthy liver function

You need healthy glutathione levels, but it’s very hard to supplement it—some research indicates that glutathione breaks down during digestion. That’s where ME-3 comes in. You supplement with the probiotic. Then the probiotic gets to work, maintaining healthy glutathione levels inside you! It’s a paradigm-changing approach to health. We hope you enjoy learning about this discovery as much as we did.

What Is In A Name?

The brand name Reg´Activ® was created from the words “Active Regeneration.” This expresses what occurs when the patented probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 remarkably produces and recycles Glutathione, the “Master Antioxidant,” resulting in higher levels of active glutathione functioning in the body for a longer period of time.

Cost

Shipping is free to all USA destinations and $6.95 to all destinations outside the USA. One box lasts approximately one month when taking the recommended two capsules a day.

$49.95 USD

Dr. Ohhira’s  Probiotics

Click on the links below to order Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics.  Shipping is free to US destinations and $6.95 to all destinations outside the US.

One Month Supply ($69.96)

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics (60 capsules) Professional Formula (Lasts 1 month when taking 2 capsules each day)

Two Months Supply ($129.95)

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics (120 capsules) Professional Formula (Lasts 2 months when taking 2 capsules each day)

Three Months Supply ($189.95)

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics (180 capsules) Professional Formula (Lasts 3 months when taking 2 capsules each day)

Last Chance for Early Bird Special: Parkinsons Recovery Memberships

I have re-designed and updated the Parkinsons Recovery Membership which includes 12 websites that offer continuing and ongoing support for recovery.  Next year I will be focusing most of my energy and time updating the websites every day with the support that is critical for recovery.

Please consider this post as my invitation to subscribe. The early bird special expires December 24th. I have set the cost of membership at only $10 per month (for those who subscribe  this week) so that no one is excluded who wants to join others on the road to recovery.

To learn more about the bounty of resources that are available on the membership websites  and to subscribe visit: https://www.parkinsonsrecovery.com/membership 

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery
https://www.parkinsonsrecovery.com

Betrayal Series free Access Ends Tonight

As the title of this post announces, free access to all 7 videos in the Betrayal series ends tonight. I understand he opened up the 7 part series for free viewing for this weekend only. (The series had also been available for free viewing last weekend as well).

You really do not want to miss this. Check out at least the sixth video which focuses on the brain and neurological diseases. The seventh video is also interesting in that the people discussing their recovery have not been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, but about 50% of the symptoms they discuss are the same as would be reported by a person diagnosed with Parkinson’s. I also personally benefited from watching Tom answer questions submitted by viewers.

I have personally found something useful in each of the 7 videos and bet you will too. Taking the time to watch has been a sound investment for me and my entire family. Please send the link below to friends and family who are searching for viable solutions to their health problems.

About the Betrayal Series

 For more information about this awesome series of videos, click on the banner below to watch a 6 minute video about this fascinating new series hosted by Dr. Tom O’Bryan. The content has profound implications for people with Parkinson’s symptoms as well as other illnesses.

 

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery

Interview with Betrayal Series Host Dr. Tom O’Bryan

Here are some of the questions Betrayal series Host Dr. O’Byran answered on the Parkinsons Recovery radio show this week: 
  • Which gut tests do you recommend for folks with Parkinson’s?
  • Could Parkinson’s disease be considered in any way shape or form an Autoimmunine disease?
  • What tests do you need to determine what toxins, nutrient and mineral excess of deficiencies, etc. you have?
  • I am fighting to reverse my PD symptoms, which are a left hand tremor and a left shoulder freeze. My symptoms have lessened in intensity, but do you have a suggestion of what I can do? 
  • Quite a lot of calories come from gluten foods and dairy (I don’t eat processed foods or drinks) so I would like your advice on how best to maintain my calorie intake.
  • What do you think about microwaves?
  • I think It was mentioned in Betrayal episode 3 that the blood test for gluten intolerance was not fine enough to pick up all intolerances. Is there a test which we can ask for which is more accurate?
  • Would you pass along a name of a Functional Medicine Consultant with experience in Parkinsons Disease in my area or at least how to seek one out?
  • Could you be more specific about diet recommendations? Do you have general guidelines regarding diet?
Click on the link below to hear the replay of my interview with Dr. O’Bryan.    
 

Betrayal Series Host Dr. Tom O’Bryan on Parkinsons Recovery Radio

My special guest on the radio show Tuesday is the host of the Betrayal series – Dr. Tom O’Bryan. I know many of you have been watching this video series this week as have I. If you have not been watching, you are missing out on an important aspect of recovery. 

About the Betrayal Series

 Click on the banner below to watch a 6 minute video about this fascinating new series hosted by Dr. Tom O’Bryan and why it has such profound implications for people with Parkinson’s symptoms as well as other illnesses.

 

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery