Broken Brain

Dr. Mark Hyman, one of the leading scholars in how to heal from the inside out, has created a powerful documentary series he has named Broken Brain.  I am privileged to gift it to you as a member of my global audience.

Click here to save your seat

Dr. Hyman gathered leaders in healthcare from across the globe to share their cutting-edge ideas about ways to reverse Parkinson’s, dementia, ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism, MS, Alzheimer’s and other  brain disorders. Some of his featured presenters have been previous guests on Parkinsons Recovery Radio.

I plan on watching the series which kicks off January 17th and invite you to join me. We will learn together new approaches and therapies to heal from the inside out and reverse the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

Click here for free access to the Free Video Series

The focus of the series shifts away from methods to suppress neurological symptoms with medications and supplements and focuses our attention on an array of natural therapies and approaches shown to address the underlying causes.  I am profoundly excited Dr. Hyman has documented the wisdom of brain scholars from across the globe. Best of all, he is making the series available to all of us for free during the week beginning January 17th.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Right Sleep

Dr. Gominak’s Right Sleep Course

I had the pleasure of meeting neurologist Dr. Gominak MD in person last month who is offering a right sleep course next month. She has a rich insight into how to heal symptoms of Parkinson’s and other diseases by improving sleep. It is fascinating perspective that, in my opinion, has a great deal of merit. Her workshop below is open to clinicians and laypersons.

Below is the announcement she gave me permission to post here.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Dr. Gominak is proud to announce …

My next RightSleep® course , called Take Back the Night will be held February 24-25, 2018

at the beautiful Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, AZ.

I run these only a few times a year, so if you’ve been curious and you’d love to finally heal your family’s’ sleep, now is a great time to join us.

You’ll learn a cutting-edge approach to healing sleep in a luxurious setting, and mix your business trip with beauty and play.

Who is this for?
RightSleep® is appropriate for educated laypersons who want to learn about sleep in more detail.  You are not required to have any formal training in sleep, but you are required to do all of the prerequisite reading and get yourself up to speed on the specific science that we will cover during the course. I will provide additional reading material for all non-clinicians who wish to attend. 

This event is for you, if:

  • You are ready to permanently fix your family’s sleep problems instead of patching them
  • You want to get to the root problem that causes insomnia, chronic fatigue, and sleep apnea!

Reserve your seats early and save.

Register before January 15th:
Clinicians: $997.00
Office team members: $450.00.

Register after January 15th:
Clinicians: $1,200.00
Office team members: $550.00.

Click here to register now and lock in the early bird pricing.

Any questions? Simply reply to this email; I am happy to answer.

I look forward to helping you support your patients toward better sleep!

Stasha Gominak, M.D.

Amino Acid Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

On Friday, January 5, 2018 my guest on Parkinsons Recovery Radio is Dr. Marty Hinz MD
who is internationally famous for developing a novel approach for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease known as amino acid therapy. Persons with Parkinsons treated with this therapy have recently reported (on the Parkinsons Recovery Holiday survey) that it has helped them.

Visit the following radio show page to hear the show at 12:00 noon pacific time.

Dr. Marty Hinz MD on Parkinsons Recovery Radio 

Photobiomodulation Therapy for Parkinson’s

The Future of Medicine has Arrived

Click on the link below to hear my interview on Parkinsons Recovery Radio with Dr. Lew Lim, inventor of this new photobiomodulation therapy.

I predict the future of medicine rests with innovative therapies that utilize light and sound to bring the body back into balance and harmony.  Neurons are cells that contain mitochondria. Photobiomodulation energizes neuronal mitochondria, triggering a cascade of beneficial cellular functions. Potential benefits are neuroprotective effects, self-repair mechanisms and enhanced functionality.

I predict Dr. Lim’s new invention promises to set health care in new and exciting directions and has the potential to offer far reaching benefits to persons experiencing Parkinson’s symptoms.

After listening to this interview, I am even more optimistic about this therapy for Parkinson’s and other conditions including mental fog and dementia. Be sure to listen to my interview with Dr. Lim posted at the top of this post. I believe Dr. Lim is a true pioneer who has invented medicine of the future which uses light.

Intranasal photobiomodulation is the most efficient method for light energy to reach the brain. Different from electrical and magnetic stimulation, photobiomodulation uses light energy (or photons) of specific wave lengths and power density to simulate cellular function.

Dr. Lim is an engineer and a Doctor of Natural Medicine with additional diplomas in Medical Neuroscience and Business and Accountancy. He obtained his degrees and diplomas from the University of California at Berkeley, University of Sheffield, Duke University, Quantum University and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.

Photobiomodulation Research

A 2017 study examined the effects of photobiomodulation  (PBM),  a light therapy that uses red or near-infrared light to heal and protect tissues, in five older adults with dementia, one of the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

After 12 weeks of treatment subjects showed significant improvements on the Cognitive Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale. With only five subjects, the effect sizes had to be huge for significance to  be shown.

Caregivers who kept daily journals tracking experiences of the research subjects reported participants had:

  • Better sleep
  • Fewer angry outbursts
  • Decreased anxiety


Did Positive Results for Subjects Continue After Treatment was Suspended?

No. Precipitous declines were observed during the follow-up 4 week no-treatment period. Results suggest treatments need to continue for results to be sustained.

Saltmarche et al.(2017) Photomed Laser Surg. 2017 Aug;35(8)

About the Vielight Photobiomodulation Device

The company, Vielight, has generously offered followers of Parkinsons Recovery a 10% discount off orders of the the Vielight Neuro Gamma device which retails for $1749. Enter the coupon code healing4me on the shopping  cart. The website:


Vielight is so confident in its new product that you get six (6) months to try out their newly invented  photobiomodulation therapy. If for any reason you are not satisfied, you can return it for a 80% refund. I have never heard of a company that is so confident in their product that such a generous warranty can be extended. They obviously have high confidence in their new invention. While there is scant evidence about its effectiveness for people who experience symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, the opportunity to try it out for minimal risk is currently available.

Act Now or Wait for More Evidence?

If you prefer to wait for clear and convincing evidence that this or any light therapy will help with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, be on the lookout for research findings that will be completed and released 5-10 years from now. Designing and implementing studies takes time and of course big bucks. I would personally  like to see many people with the symptoms start getting photobiomodulation therapy now. Early users are giving us rich indications about its usefulness as a treatment for Parkinson’s symptoms,. I do not hesitate to suggest this as a treatment option to take seriously.

Early Evidence on Vielight’s Photobiomodulation Device as a Treatment for Parkinson’s Symptoms

As a brand new invention. there is no systematic published research on the use of the Vielight Gamma Photobiomoduatlion device as a therapy to specifically address Parkinson’s symptoms. I have heard informal feedback from users that the therapy has resulted in relief of some symptoms and report below my summary observations:

  1. One common report from users is that the therapy does not show quick results. You apparently have to apply the therapy over a period of several weeks to a month or longer to celebrate a positive shift in symptoms.
  2. I have heard several specific reports on tremors that were calmed.
  3. It is unclear at this point to what degree the therapy will address balance issues, but I have heard it seems to offer help with gait issues.
  4. Evidence does suggest that this therapy can potentially help with dementia.
  5. One user reported a definite return of smell, but the jury was out on the effect on tremors and other symptoms.
  6. The wife of one 85 year old man with advanced Parkinson’s symptoms reported that after 6 weeks of using the Vielight Neuro device. there were no major improvements but several minor ones of some consequence: Her husband reports being more alert, sleeping better, his cough is less, he has been inspired lately to use his automatic peddler and his hallucinations have dwindled. She reports it has been an answer for a better quality of life for both of them and promises to keep me updated.

Of course, it is difficult for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s to attribute an improvement in symptoms directly to their photobiomodulation therapy when they are getting other therapies at the same time.  Reports above are a general summary of the informal feedback I have received in emails and phone conversations.

Are Medicines or Supplements no Longer Working for You?

If the answer is yes to this question,  what treatment options remain? There is, of course, Deep Brain Stimulation available as an option, but I am well aware many of you prefer not to pursue this treatment option. It is my hope and prayer that photobiomodulation therapy will become a natural option that supports the therapeutic effect of medicines and supplements such that the dosage does not have to be increased or even can be reduced under close supervision of your doctor.

I thus recommend that you consider this therapy so we can discover together whether my prediction of success is right or wrong. Keep in mind that while the device is relatively expensive – $1749 – you:

  1. Can claim a 10% discount if you use the Parkinsons Recovery discount code of healing4me.
  2. Get 6 months of use to see if it offers symptomatic relief or not.
  3. Risk is reduced 80% since you can return the device within the 6 month period after purchase for an 80% refund of the purchase price.
  4. Everyone in the family can use the therapy.

The Vielight company obviously has confidence in their product which is a very encouraging sign. I have never heard of any company that offered a 6 month warranty. You can purchase the Gamma Vielight device from the Vielight website:

Be sure to enter the coupon code healing4me on the Vielight shopping cart to claim your Parkinsons Recovery 10% discount. Please also email me your experience with using it after a month (or longer) of use.

Vielight Photobiomodulation Device Instructional Manual Video

Research on Light Therapy from MIT

The following video previews recent research at MIT that explains why light therapy offers a promising opportunity to reverse dementia associated with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

I hope many of you will try this therapy out and let me know the result. It is not a permanent “fix” to be sure, but neither is medicine. I am attracted to this option because it is noninvasive and inexpensive over the long term when you consider it can be used for a lifetime and by all members of the household.

Photobiomodulation Mechanism

Visible red and near infrared light energy stimulates cells to generate more energy facilitating self-repair. The healing takes place within the mitochondria through an enzyme called cytochrome c oxidase. This enzyme accepts and converts the light (or photonic) energy into cellular energy (ATP) and other gene transcription factors leading to cellular repair and regeneration.

Will Photobiomodulation Therapy Interfere with My Daily Life?

No. You are welcome to receive the therapy while working, reading or doing anything really.  Dr. Lim, the inventor, recommends that people with more serious health issues such as Alzheimers might be advised to do the therapy at night while going to sleep. The treatment duration lasts only 20 minutes.

Photobiomodluation therapy
Photobiomodulation Therapy while Working

Robert Rodgers PhD
Olympia Washington
Parkinsons Recovery
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Ketones as Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

William Curtis talks about his efforts to understand how ketones have helped with his Parkinson’s symptoms.  He developed Parkinson’s symptoms at the age of 45 in the year 2000 and has been instrumental in collaborating with NIH researcher Richard Veech in Washington DC.

What follows are the questions I ask Bill during the interview today on Parkinsons Recovery Radio.

To learn  more about the new ketone ester visit the website below. There is currently no way to pre-order by visiting the website because demand has been off the charts and supply is limited. This is a new production process. First orders will be distributed next month.

To pre-order, email one of the founders, Frank, at: Explain that you currently experience symptoms of Parkinson’s. Frank has opened up the option for now of pre-ordering to the Parkinsons Recovery community.  If you decide to pre-order please thank him profusely! 

How did Parkinson’s affect your life?

What led you to experiment with ketosis?

After the ketogenic exercise, what did you do to find out more about how ketosis could help your Parkinson’s symptoms?

What is the purpose of fasting?

What is the purpose of the morning fat and coffee mixture?

What happens when you eat too much carbohydrate?

What happens when you eat too much protein?

Can exercise take you out of ketosis?

Can stress take you out of ketosis?

What supplements do you take to support ketosis?

What do you think is causing the improvement in symptoms?

Have you been able to cut back on the Parkinson’s medications?

What do you think is going on as far as the disease progression you personally are experiencing?

Where do you think the use of ketosis in Parkinson’s is going?

What is a Ketone Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, limited protein and carbohydrate diet that encourages the body to burn fat.  When we eat carbohydrates, they convert to  glucose which is the primary fuel for brain function. When there is little to no  carbohydrates that are ingested, your liver converts fat into and ketone bodies. The ketones become natural food for your brain rather than using glucose as an energy source.

Ketones can also be produced by the body when you eat a high fat diet. A cocktail in the morning consisting of a drink composed of coffee, butter, whipped cream and coconut oil (and/or MCT oil) is used by some persons with Parkinson’s who pursue a ketone diet. The body uses the fats to product ketones.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
Olympia, Washington


Advanced Parkinson’s

A Therapy for Advanced Parkinson’s?

Over the past decade, I have made significant progress identifying dozens of natural therapies that are helping people reverse the symptoms associated with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.  Engaging many of these therapies requires a person to have energy and the ability to function reasonably well. But what about persons whose symptoms are advanced and whose ability to function is limited? I have found little to suggest  until now.

Why now? Partly, I am influenced by a radio show interview with Bill Curtis who has pursued ketone therapy (using fasting, ketone salts and a newly invented ketone ester). Bill is hopeful that the new ketone ester may offer the most benefit to persons who have the most aggressive symptoms. The jury is certainly out on this hopeful expectation since the ester will not even be available for use until February, 2018 at the earliest. Still, I suspect Bill’s early insight needs to be taken seriously. If he is right, the new ketone ester along with a ketone diet may provide the boost people with advanced Parkinson’s need.

I would say – do not give up hope for symptom relief even if the situation looks dire. Listen to my interview with Bill posted below. If you would like more information about the new ketone ester, visit:

P.S. If Bill’s expectation turns out to be right, many will likely rush to order the new ketone ester. If there is a rush to purchase, the problem will be availability. The first production batch has not even been completed as of this date.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease


EMFs: Most Significant Health Threat of the Century

Most Significant Health Threat of the Century 

What is it? The most significant health threat is exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from smart phone and cell phone usage. Being attached to the hip so to speak with your phone can cause horrendous health problems. How do I know this?

  • From research studies that report scary findings (cancers, brain tumors, learning disabilities, increasing dementia, hearing loss. etc.).
  • From health departments in various countries and states that have issued warnings about the dangers of EMF exposure.

People who already have challenges associated with neurological issues need to take these warning seriously. (EMFs) can further exacerbate the symptoms of brain disorders.  This is not a little deal. It is a big deal.

Sadly, over the coming years we will all witness a surge of horrible illnesses from EMF exposure. This insight into the future is not inspired by a soothsayer, fortune teller or flimsy guesswork. It is a logical conclusion from what the research has been finding. This is scary stuff folks.

The solution does not require that you throw your phone away. Rather, it is about using your phone in ways that cause the least exposure. Here are some tips. Act on them today to prevent serious problems tomorrow. Your brain will thank you.

  1. Turn your Wi-Fi off at night.
  2. Keep your phone on airplane mode as much as possible.
  3. Keep your phone off your body when not using it.
  4. Stay away from Bluetooth devices.
  5. Opt for wired headphones.
  6. Do not sleep with your phone!

For other suggestions, listen to the replay of my radio show interview with Lloyd Burrell……

Are EMF Exposures in Your Environment Contributing to Your Condition?

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Symptoms of Parkinson’s

Michael gave permission to post this fascinating perspective about possible underlying meanings behind the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

I am beginning to seriously consider 
that the symptoms of Parkinson’s 
are part of a trance.
I am experiencing many moments these days
where I sense I can step out of this box
called “Parkinson’s”.
I am able to feel a little bit 
of what it might be like
to step out of this box 
stronger than that…
I can feel what seems like 
an eery state of resignation.
This resignation feels like 
something I “signed up for”
a long, long time ago
in a galaxy far, far away.
It seems as if at some point this lifetime,
I became resigned to not growing…
to not evolving…
beyond certain notions of Life…
beyond certain notions of how far 
I could possibly evolve this lifetime.
These limitations
(like any limitation) 
are clearly regarded 
as comfort by the ego
and that comfort is palpable to me.
I am beginning 
to sense the possibility
that the symptoms of Parkinson’s 
are simply one possible configuration 
of limitation that I asked to have put in place
when my evolvement reached a certain point.
When I reflect 
on where my consciousness was evolving to
before the symptoms of “Parkinson’s” seemed to occur…
one could say that I was living way out on a limb.
Way outside of societal norms.
Way outside of what’s “normally” accepted.
For most of this life, I have played the “black sheep”.
However, when I reflect on what life has felt like
since subscribing to the symptoms of “Parkinson’s”…
it feels as if my expanded consciousness 
has placed itself inside 
a much more societally accepted framework/box called…
severely debilitating illness.
While many of the people who know me
feel sad or sorry about what I seem to be going through…
there’s a subtle way 
that other people’s sympathy
coupled with my being physically limited
by the symptoms of “Parkinson’s” right now
somehow kind of keeps me a good boy…
a better citizen of the matrix…
keeps me from being more able to disturb or upset 
other people’s status quo apple carts.
I can also detect an identity present:
Hey! Remember Michael?
He got so close to “the mountain top”
but just before the summit
he got sick and finished out his life
identified with the body as Self
because he was unable to evolve
beyond a certain point in consciousness
that partly displayed itself as the illusion
of the symptoms of “Parkinson’s”.

Smelling Parkinson’s

Below is an email I have permission to post from a wife who has the unique ability for smelling Parkinson’s. She reports below that when her husband (who has Parkinson’s symptoms) was using the new Vielight Gamma device she was unable to smell it, but when he interrupted use, she could not detect the Parkinson’s smell.

I interviewed the inventor of this new device on the radio show and posted his interview here on the blog for those of you who need more information about what she is talking about when she refers to the “Vielight machine.”

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Dear Robert:

My partner has Parkinsons.  I have been with him for nearly 4 years. And he has had a strong smell, not pleasant, since that time – until using the Vielight machine.  After 3 days I noticed that his smell wasn’t there – I didn’t know he had started using the machine – it took him a few weeks to work it out! and have the confidence to try, but I did notice ‘no smell’ and when I asked him, found he had started.  I think he felt a bit more energy too.  He has been using the machine on alternate days.

About a week ago the smell had returned, not strongly but enough to notice, I said have you been using the machine? “Not for a few days” so he has started again, and no smell!

Have been meaning to feed this back to you and was reminded by posts on Facebook about a woman in Scotland who can ‘smell’ Parkinsons.

The woman who can smell Parkinson's

Joy's sense of smell is more dog than human. She's using it to help change lives for Parkinson's sufferers.

Posted by BBC Scotland News on Monday, December 18, 2017

Keep up the good work!


Functional Medicine: A New Paradigm in Medicine

Dr. Jennifer Kessman MD discusses how to heal from disease. Functional Medicine has been around for a number of years and began with Dr. Jeffery Bland’s motivation to look at medicine in a different way. Now the field of Functional
Medicine is ever expanding and a center at the Cleveland Clinic has opened its doors for care. It is becoming more widely accepted and parts of functional medicine have been integrated into a wide variety of disciplines in medicine.

Here is a list of questions she answered during my interview with her:

1. What is Functional Medicine?
2. How did you come to get involved?
3. What are the root causes of disease?
4. So, if inflammation is the basis of disease how does functional medicine help with inflammation?
5. Tell me about your experience with Environmental Medicine?
6. Dr. Dale Bredesen and others have found ways to reverse early brain dysfunction and reverse dementia. How are they doing this?
7. Do you think this can apply to Parkinson’s?
8. The immune system is a big actor in most diseases we know- how can we calm our immune system?
9. What has been your experience with environmental impact of electromagnetic fields and brain dysfunction?
10. What is the influence of stress on disease?