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Lyme Disease and Parkinson’s

Robert: 

I found the source of my inflammation.

I started to see a new MD/ ND. She tested me for Lyme Disease. I have it and have had it for years. My immune system is on overload and my body is breaking down.

I start treatment for the Lyme disease tomorrow.

My belief is that through cleansing the Lyme disease, I can drop the inflammation and recover.

I have had Lyme Disease for 7 years and none of my PD specialists even looked for it.

Everyone should get tested

I am going to heal rebuild and recover, Robert!

Chris

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Maybe You Have Lyme Disease and Not Parkinson’s Disease

I will soon be hosting several guests on the Parkinsons Recovery Radio Show who will discuss the unbelievable role that Lyme disease has for a surprising number of people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Symptoms of a Lyme infection are similar to the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Many people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease actually have a Lyme infection. A variety of treatment protocols for Lyme are used by doctors with varying degrees of success, but everyone who treats Lyme agrees that it is a nasty infection to heal.

Some of you have heard my radio show with Lexie or had the opportunity to meet her in person at the Santa Fe Summit. Lexie has been taking LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) to treat her own Parkinson’s symptoms with notable success. At her Santa Fe Summit presentation she reported that she only experiences symptoms when she is straddled with an overload of stress. At all other times she is symptom free.

Why should LDN help to reverse Lexie’s Parkinson’s symptoms? A fundamental cause of her symptoms is likely to be an infection of some sort (like Lyme). LDN helps to strengthen the body’s immune system. Once the immune system is brought back on line, the body is better equipped to heal infections naturally.

Why is a body unable to heal infections like Lyme disease naturally? When I give you the answer you are going to know instinctively that I am right. The factor that accounts for the inability of the body to eliminate infections like Lyme naturally is trauma. When trauma has been experienced (whether physical or emotional) effects of the trauma are long lasting. They become trapped deep inside the body at the cellular level. Tissues of the body tighten up as if there were in a vice grip.This is why muscles of many persons with Parkinson’s symptoms can be so hard and inflexible.

The long term result of trauma is to destroy the body’s immune system. When the immune system is shot, the body does not have a prayer of eliminating infections without a little outside support of one type or another.

Want More Information about LDN as a Treatment Protocol?

If you are interested in LDN as a treatment protocol you can get the full scoop from a video of Lexie’s Santa Fe Summit presentation which is now available as a DVD. For more information visit:

www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

Keep in mind that LDN is not a quick fix. Lexie has been taking LDN for several years now. Also keep in mind that no therapy exists that will help everyone reverse their symptoms. What helps one person may not necessarily help you. What does help everyone is to release any and all trauma and stress that is trapped in the tissues of the body.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
www.parkinsonsdisease.me

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Lyme Disease and Parkinsons Disease

Question:

Hi Robert,

Do you have any information on Lymes disease and Parkinsons? I was bitten by a tick in 1998 and diagnosed with Parkinsons 30 months later.

Thank you in advance,

Marilyn

Response:

Oh my goodness. This sounds like a huge clue regarding a probable cause of your symptoms. The symptoms of Lyme disease are very similar to those of Parkinson’s. Many people get mis-diagnosed with Parkinson’s when the true culprit is a Lyme infection.

The treatment for Lyme is a long term use of antibiotics. The challenge of the treatment is that antibiotics destroy the immune system and the digestive system which cause other problems of their own.

We know that the factors which cause neurological complications are multi-faceted. One root cause turns out to be bacterial infections. There is a particular bacterial infections which is extremely difficult to detect in tests called mycoplasma which are a bacteria that causes a neurological disaster in the body. From my recent research, it appears many people have this bacteria and do not even know it (because it is so difficult to detect).

Let us all know the outcome of your investigation into Lyme disease as a possible cause of your symptoms.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

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Lyme Disease and Parkinson’s Disease

Question:

I was tested and treated for Lyme disease (including intravenously) 3 times last year. In January 2010, I was diagnosed with PD.

Have you seen the same thing with many of your bloggers?

Joanne

Response:

There is a strong connection between the symptoms associated with Lyme disease and the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Many people are mis-diagnosed with Parkinson’s. They actually have the bacterial infection that causes Lyme disease.

Most of the cases involve a process that is reversed from yours. The diagnosis of Parkinson’s is given. No treatments seem to help. The person searches for other solutions. They eventually discover that they have Lyme disease, not Parkinson’s.

Your question elicits a larger issue. I believe that many of the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s are actually caused by bacterial infections. Lyme is only one of the culprits. Some of the bacteria do not have cell walls and thus defy detection by standard diagnostic tests.

If you had three separate treatments last year, you must have a deep respect for the resiliency of the Lyme infection. It is only one of hundreds that can create havoc in the neurological system. Most bacterial infections these days are very difficult to treat successfully.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

Books
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
Pioneers of Recovery
Five Steps to Recovery

Resources
Vibration Therapy
Dehydration Therapy: Aquas
Parkinsons Recovery Membership
Parkinsons Recovery Chat Room
Eye Drops for Cataracts
Symptom Tracker
Parkinson’s Disease News

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Lyme Disease and Parkinson’s

Question:

I have been following your work carefully, and  I thank you so  much.  I am 45 years young.  I was diagnosed by 3 PD specialists and 2 other neurologists only 9 months ago, but have had symptoms for almost 2 years.  My symptoms are not improving but my attitude has been upbeat due to your work and John Coleman’s.  I continue to try all sorts of holistic natural therapies.  Many of my symptoms are changing and new ones popping up quickly.

I live in an area (Maryland) that has lots of deer ticks and Lyme.  I was just diagnosed with chronic Lyme’s via the IGeneX  lab by a wonderful Lyme Literate MD.  This may be the smoking gun (so to speak!).  I can keep you updated if you  would like.  I’ve been told from the beginning by Neurologists that my Parkinson’s symptoms were “A-typical”.

Have you gone down the research path for a PD and Lyme Link?

Thanks for all that you do!

Susan

Response:

There is an overlap between the symptoms of Parkinson’s and Lyme Disease. The research suggests that some people are misdiagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease when in fact they have Lyme Disease. From how I see it, this is a possibility that is often overlooked. The symptoms are very similar.

Of course, the recommended treatments are vastly different. This is one of the reasons I talk so much about strengthening your immune system regardless of the diagnosis.

We all look forward to your updates on this unique path of recovery.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

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