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The Secret to Healing Parkinson’s

My research over the past decade has identified dozens of therapies that help people reverse the symptoms associated with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Therapies that
show resounding success for some people fizzle for others.

The surprise discovery is that many therapies help. Great.  OK. What do these therapies all have in common?

My answer may surprise you. Therapies that help people heal from neurological difficulties offer ways to settle and calm the sympathetic nervous system. This opens the opportunity
for the parasympathetic nervous system to function as designed.

We all exert control over our sympathetic nervous system. When we confront a hungry bear on the wilderness trail while hiking, we activate an instant rush of adrenaline to address the challenge.  Our response may be to fight, freeze or flight.

When the sympathetic nervous system is constantly churning and, for some with Parkinson’s symptoms, churning its gears on overdrive, the parasympathetic nervous system becomes overwhelmed. Both are necessary for the body function and survive.

The challenge for people with Parkinson’s symptoms is that the sympathetic nervous system is almost always dominating the parasympathetic  nervous system. In other words, the good guy here (the parasympathetic nervous system) is smothered by the bad guy (the sympathetic nervous system).

How does this play out moment to moment? People who experience Parkinson’s symptoms often have spurts of anxiety, panic attacks or are continuously stressed out with unfounded worries, unrealistic fears or negative thinking that scares the heck out of them. The churning of anxiety pumps out the hormones like adrenaline that stirs excitation throughout the body – so much so that the nervous
system is overstimulated.

Over the long haul deep ruts are carved in the neural pathways which eventually causes the myelin sheaths that cover and protect them to thin. The protective insulation is compromised. A type of “shorting out” occurs just as an electrical circuit short circuits when the insulation covering on the raw wires is exposed.

What then do all of the therapies that help people reverse their symptoms have in common? One therapy or another helps calm down the sympathetic nervous system so that it is not continuously running on overdrive. A body that is continuously running at a furious pace never has an opportunity to rest and rejuvenate. The resting state (the parasympathetic state which is automatic and effortless) gets a little tender loving support
when the sympathetic nervous system is quieted.

The bottom line is this. If you find yourself being nervous and anxious most of the day and night your body will never get the opportunity to rejuvenate and heal itself. Best to let off the steam of the sympathetic nervous system by embracing a therapy that helps reduce its intensity.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

 

John Pepper’s 2017 Speaking Tour of USA

What follows is an announcement of a USA speaking tour by John Pepper, one of my guests on Parkinsons Recovery Radio who has found remarkable ways to reverse his own symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease 

John Pepper’s USA Speaking Tour

John Pepper will be arriving in New York City at the beginning of July 2017. He intends visiting the following cities and States:

  • New York City
  • Philadelphia,
  • Baltimore
  • Washington DC
  • North Carolina
  • Florida
  • San Antonia
  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Reno
  • Salt Lake City
  • Denver
  • Seattle

All that in two months! He is 82 years young and will be on this tour, with his wife, for nearly four months altogether. He is first visiting Italy and England, before heading for the USA.

John’s talk is on ways of overcoming many symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. He especially wants to show people with walking problems, HOW TO WALK NORMALLY. It takes less than 2 minutes to teach a person to walk normally. He has even taken patients out of wheelchairs and had them walking normally. He has only had 3 failures over 14

His previous trip here in the USA and Canada last year was highly successful.

As soon as his itinerary has been finalised, he will post it on his website – www.reverseparkinsons.net

Act now and get your name registered. If you live in Florida or North Carolina, maybe he can get to you, while he is there!

If anybody living in or near any of these cities or in N Carolina or Florida then please contact John on his website. He is looking for people to help him organise the talks.

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)

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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

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

 

Jump Start to Recovery Course

 Are you ready to steer your recovery program on the direct route to recovery? Check out my 2017 Jump Start to Recovery winter course which kicks off January 10th, 2017 and continues for eight consecutive weeks. The focus of my 2017 course is to help identify the cause of your symptoms and craft a positive plan of action to address these causes. I will also teach very effective skills that you can use to reduce anxiety, release trauma and get stress under control.For information about the course, the opportunity to claim the early bird registration tuition, and access the free online Jump Start Course right now visit:

https://www.parkinsonsrecovery.com/jump-start-to-recovery

P.S.: Early bird discount expires soon.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
robert@parkinsonsrecovery.com
Olympia, Washington
877-526-4646
Parkinsons Recovery
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Five Years. No Medications. Parkinson’s Improving

Dr. Hageseth was a recent guest on Parkinsons Recovery Radio.  The title of my radio show interview with him says a lot about his journey down the road to recovery:  Five Years. No Medications. Parkinsons Improving. 

Below is a notice I just received from him about a special offer on his new and quite fascinating neuroplasticity training.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease 

“Dr. Christian Hageseth has announced that between October 24 and 31, he is reducing the charges for his BodyMind neuroplasticity training by 25%. He has also developed a shorter training course for those aren’t ready to take on the challenge of the whole seven-week training. View details at www.sweatingoutpd.com.”