A multitude of options – some natural and some not – are available for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The most popular of all options is taking Parkinson’s medicines which offer welcome relief to some. These medicines do not offer relief for everyone. Thankfully, many do benefit. This is the same result for any of the options I have documented over the past decade. Some people benefit. Others do not.
One complication caused by taking Parkinson’s medicines (despite their benefits) is that they can deplete the availability of certain critical nutrients that are essential to overall health and well-being. Exhaustion, fatigue and other troubling symptoms can result.
One of the guest instructors in my new course “Make Medicines Matter” (which kicks off Thursday, May 16th) is Natural Compounding Pharmacist Ross Pelton. What medicines are you taking and, as a result, what nutrient depletion’s are likely? Ross will discuss which medications deplete which nutrients.
If you have enrolled in “Make Medicines Matter” – be sure to attend this class. Email me in advance of the name of any medications you currently take. I will be sure and ask Ross during this class May 30th.
Click the arrow below to hear an interview with Vielight’s CEO and inventor Dr. Lew Lim who discusses his new X-Plus photobiomodulation device invention.
I want to make sure everyone knows about its availability in light of success with the previous Vielight Neuro Gamma device. First, I will offer a brief report on user’s experience with using the Neuro Gamma device which is why I am excited about Dr. Lim’s new invention – the X-Plus.
Neuro Gamma Device
Over seventy (70) members of my Parkinsons Recovery audience purchased and used
the Vielight Neuro Gamma device over the past year. The exciting news for me has been that it was one of the most frequently mentioned therapies reported to be helpful in responses to my 2018 Holiday Survey.
Vielight representatives tell me that only 1 out of 10 units were returned for an 80% refund. Nine out of ten users found the device to be beneficial. My conclusion: The Neuro Gamma has helped most – but not all users. Odds of success are clearly in your favor.
The new X-Plus Vielight device can be used in conjunction with the Neuro Gamma to irradiate the posterior brain with light. If you are already getting good results with using the Vielight Neuro Gamma device. consider using the X-Plus along with the Neuro Gamma. It just might provide a welcome boast to symptom relief.
The X-Plus can also be used as an independent device. The great news of the day is that the cost of the new X-Plus device is half the cost of the Neuro Gamma. It is listed as $749. The company has again agreed to offer members of Parkinsons Recovery a 10% discount on the X-Plus (as they did for the Neuro Gamma). To claim the discount enter the coupon code healing4me on the shopping cart. If you call in your order, simply tell the representative you are with Parkinsons Recovery.
I have no hesitation encouraging as many of you as possible to try the new X-Plus Device out. How come?
First, the Neuro Gamma has been a success. I am betting the X-Plus will follow suit. Dr. Lim is an amazing inventor.
Second, the company offers an 80% refund for any unit that is returned within six months of use. This gives you time to see if the therapy will prove helpful. The financial risk of trying it out is minimal since you are assured of getting 80% of your investment back.
More information about the new X-Plus Light Therapy device can be found on the Vielight website:
Taking medications more frequently to achieve the same results?
Anxious about potential side effects that go hand in hand with higher doses?
Reached the maximum of how much medication your doctor can prescribe?
On the lookout for natural options that offer the possibility of increasing the effectiveness of your medications?
The good news …
Medications help some people celebrate temporary relief from Parkinson’s symptoms.
The bad news …
As time marches on, some persons have to take more medication more frequently to get relief from symptoms. The dose that worked beautifully previously needs to be boosted.
I have two questions for you …
Have you been wanting to discover how to get relief from symptoms without taking more medication and/or the same dose more frequently?
Are you interested in reducing the frequency and dose of medications?
These two intentions are conveyed every day by members of my audience. It is clearly a challenging problem to solve. I have been working on solutions for fifteen years. Finally – I am in a position to suggest various natural treatment options and methods that merit your consideration. These possibilities are covered in my new course Make Medicines Matter
Six live classes with me (Robert Rodgers PhD) convene Thursdays and Saturdays May 16, 18, 23, 25 30 and June 1st (2019) at 12:00 pm Pacific time. Replays are available for all classes.
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Of course, other medical treatments and therapies are available. Your doctor can advise you of the best options medicine has to offer. These may include medications and surgeries of one type or another. Since I am a researcher and not a medical doctor, you will need to discuss medical options with your doctor. They will not covered in Make Medicines Matter. You will also need to work closely with your doctor regarding any adjustments in medications that might be indicated or required.
Ifyou are interested in receiving information about natural methods, therapies and treatments that offer the possibility of increasing the effectiveness of medications (which might preclude the need to take higher doses) I invite you to join me starting Thursday, May 16th to discover methods that Make Medicines Matter (with replays available for all classes).
The course will cover a wide variety of natural therapies, methods and other options that are designed to help the body function more efficiently and effectively and , as a result, offer the possibility of reducing the need to increase the dose and frequency of medicines. Every person’s body is unique. There is no way to know or predict which of the options to be covered (if any) may prove beneficial to you. I do know each of the options to be covered have benefited some people.
Some possibilities to be covered in the course have just been discovered or invented. They include some of the newest technologies that offer a novel approach for supporting the body’s ability to process medications more efficiently and effectively.
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In summary ... natural therapies, methods and treatments do exist that can potentially increase the effectiveness of medications. Using one or more of these might make it possible to hold the line on medication increases. This is precisely what Make Medicines Matter is all about. Each class I will introduce a therapy, a treatment or a method that has helped some people who experience Parkinson’s symptoms get more mileage out of their medications.
The goal of Make Medicines Matter is to introduce a variety of natural options to consider. We can never be sure what will succeed for you, but at least I can introduce some viable options to consider.
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Please be advised that I am not a medical doctor. I am a PhD type researcher. You will need discuss with your medical doctor any decisions you are considering with regard to any of the therapies, options or treatments to be covered in the course. They are the experts when it comes to the medications. I will offer suggestions when it comes to natural options designed to support your body’s capacity to process and utilize medications more efficiently.
Steer a Steady Course on the Road to Recovery from Parkinson’s Disease
In small part, recovery from Parkinson’s disease is about medicines, supplements, exercise and good food.
In large part, it is about our own thoughts that declare we cannot heal, stress that soars to new heights every day, anxiety that seems to never lift, toxins that eat away at tissues and even infections that destroy cells.
In addition to the four live classes in May, the Jump Start to Recovery Course includes an hour private consultation with Robert Rodgers. The courses convene on Tuesdays at 12:00 noon pacific in May 2019. Private phone consultations to be scheduled.
Tuition $148 Enrollment Includes Bonus Private Consultation with Robert Rodgers PhD
Let me ask you a few questions. Do you want to…
Erase negative thinking that does not serve the best interests of your recovery?
Discover what is causing your symptoms?
Explore natural treatment options that will reverse your symptoms?
Manage your anxiety?
Release past trauma?
Connect with others who experience similar symptoms?
In short, do you want to reverse the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease? Want to do that in 2019? My Jump Start to Recovery course offers the resources and support for a successful journey down the road to recovery. My 2019 course includes:
Four (4) live sessions with me as the instructor
One hour consultation with Robert Rodgers PhD
No need to travel anywhere. Connect from your home or office using a telephone or your computer
Classes convene Tuesdays at 12:00 noon pacific beginning Wednesday May 7th 2019
Free access to replays and notes for all classes
Every question answered during each class no matter how long it takes
Personal connection with me and all other students during each class
Free Lifetime Access to my online Udemy Jump Start to Recovery Course (A $100 value)
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The Jump Start to Recovery Course Launches Tuesday May 7th 2019
Since 2004 I have been conducting research on the factors that cause Parkinson’s symptoms and natural therapies that offer the promise of reversing them. After more than a decade of research I have organized all of my research insights and discoveries in one place for easy access. It is called the Parkinsons Recovery Jump Start to Recovery online course which has been published on the www.Udemy.com platform. You can access the online Jump Start course from your computer or phone.
My Jump Start to Recovery course is the whole enchilada! It includes lifetime enrollment to the online course which can be accessed anytime of the day or night. Because ongoing support is essential to recovery, the course also includes personal instruction and support from me personally with four live classes.
For the first time, I am also including with the tuition a bonus consultation with me personally to help you finalize a personalized program of recovery which is designed to launch a successful journey down the road to recovery.
These sessions were very helpful as far as truly understanding Parkinson’s disease. To me it’s like a mystery movie playing out in your body and your job is to solve that mystery by trying everything you can to find answers as your body give you clues. The class helped a lot with my anxiety which was a very big problem for me. I still have it but now I seem to be able to control it better. Also I especially enjoyed listening to what the others had to say about the different things they are doing to help their symptoms. Jeannette
In short, my Jump Start to Recovery course offers a wealth of resources I have created over the past decade that have been helping people reverse their symptoms.
Click on the link below to register. Why not set the intention to formulate a personalized recovery program that supports a successful journey down the road to recovery in 2019? Get access to all the videos, lectures, audios and support resources right now. Classes convene during Tuesdays in May 2019 at 12:00 noon pacific time on the following dates. Replays and Notes are available for all classes.
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Most participants have to miss a session or two because of other pressing commitments. All classes are recorded and available replay at a later time.
Tuition $148 Enrollment Includes Bonus Private Consultation with Robert Rodgers PhD
Hi Robert, Thank you so much for putting the jump start program in the place. I am experiencing great benefits from your knowledge as well as the experiences of others. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 8 months ago by a neurologist. Not believing her, I drove 2 1/2 hours for a second opinion by another neurologist that specializes in movement disorders. It was confirmed. Beyond a reasonable doubt, they said. I accessed your materials within one month of the diagnosis. I refused medication and put together my own program, with the help of your materials.
I want you to know that this week alone, my neurophysical therapist, my acupuncturist, and my cervical chiropractor, have all said no way, no way, do you have Parkinson’s Disease! They all three have many clients with PD. Whether I actually had it or just the symptoms does not matter. I am on the road to recovery! The best is yet to come!
Purpose of Jump Start to Recovery
The good news about Parkinson’s disease is that it is possible to feel better and find relief from symptoms. Jump Start to Recovery demonstrates what other people with Parkinson’s have done for themselves to feel better.
Everyone knows some things that can make a difference. Eat healthy food. Exercise. Reduce stress. Maybe you do this. Maybe not. Jump Start to Recovery introduces fresh ideas and approaches that are making a huge difference to the quality of life for people who currently experience Parkinson’s symptoms.
The Jump Start to Recovery experience helps you discover what you can do for yourself to feel better. You read the last sentence correctly. Jump Start to Recovery is all about putting you in charge of your own recovery. It is not about convincing you to buy into any particular therapy.
More and more people are reversing their symptoms, but the path to success differs for everyone. Given the complexity of this particular neurological condition, there will never be a magical solution that will fix the problem for everyone.
Jump Start to Recovery helps you figure out for yourself the natural therapies that will offer you the best opportunity for returning to your natural state – the state of balance and health.
My mission is to help you steer a steady course on the road to recovery. You are the one who heals.
My role is to facilitate your process of recovery. You are the one in control.
Now that our Jump Start to Recovery program has completed, I want to thank you. Your knowledge and skill in guiding us through each session was very helpful and appreciated. You affirmed my feelings that I need to learn to trust my gut instinct and maintain control over my own healing journey.
Thank you for making time to respond to every one of my emails when I was looking for information. I’m looking forward to having ongoing access to all the resources you are posting. All the Best, Ann
It goes without saying that my 2019 Jump Start to Recovery course will not offer a quick fix or “cure”. Given the complexity of the factors that contribute to the symptoms of Parkinson’s, it is highly unlikely that any single “cure” will ever be found. I do believe it is possible for each person to find ways to get great relief from their symptoms and lead a full and productive life. My research has revealed that many people’s lives are enriched beyond measure after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. A surprising number of persons are symptom free today.
Grateful…yes, that is the word for the Jump Start To Recovery. The opportunity to share and reflect in a neutral space, a place where awkwardness crumbled in the mind’s inner core to be awakened on a new path for discovery. Of course the workshop members have returned to this world. Now that a drop of water is in the watering bucket, the need to fill it up is necessary.
What Helps Reverse Parkinson’s Symptoms?
Find out by enrolling in the Jump Start to Recovery course. You get to take the journey with other participants who are also committed to their own healing. Most participants have to miss a session or two because of other pressing commitments. All classes are recorded and available replay at a later time.
Tuition $148 Enrollment Includes Bonus Private Consultation with Robert Rodgers PhD
Many people use prescription medications to control their hormones. This works well for some people and not so well for others. Jump Start to Recovery introduces various options that capitalize on natural therapies and approaches that facilitate recovery. My goal is to help you heal yourself from the inside-out by learning how to reset the delicate ‘thermostat” your body uses to balance your body’s hormones.
Your program provides extreme value in guiding me through the process I had already embarked on. The guidance you provide as well as the guidance the other participants provide through their stories is rock solid spot on , so my body confirms. Allowing to feel the old pains – getting presented where they come from , processing and synchronizing the mind and body and .. releasing the old energy captured in my body after that is on my daily menu – all comments provide confirmation of, and context to that what I am going through all is part of the process.
Medication camouflages the real ‘feeling it’, processing it and cleaning it up – therefore I can imagine that when people take medication it is hard to help them heal, as the experience remains hidden. Until also max medication can’t cover it up any longer – The area where medication does not yet or not anymore camouflages the symptoms is the area where the work lays. That’s where the nasty bits stick up their ugly heads, asking and yelling to be felt, recognized and healed. So grateful that I was pointed at, and was given the techniques to handle the phenomena that then arise, through the guidance received from many, as a preparation for the release process which is now intensifying, and the relief that that brings afterwards – every time again.So grateful for folks like yourselves!! Just had to let you know. Grateful regards,
Can I Participate If I Take Medications?
Heavens yes! Medications are simply one of the many options that many people pursue to get relief from their symptoms. Many participants in our Jump Start to Recovery Programs currently take medications of one type or another. Methods that improve the efficacy of medicines and make it possible for them to last longer will be addressed in the course.
I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your Jump Start Program. I appreciate all the time and effort you put in to it. I learned so much and now have so many options to explore and research. Thank you so much
Can a Family Member Participate?
Yes indeed. Family members are always welcome in all of the classes. They play a critical role in the recovery process.
Thank you so much for a wonderful seminar, full of a lot of practical ideas to help oneself, and most importantly your genuine care and concern for everyone. May Our Lord continue to bless your work with Parkinson’s and instilling hope and the positive approach that this does not have to be a life sentence. God bless you always,
Mary and Jeff
Reasons to Register for the Jump Start to Recovery Course
Jump Start to Recovery does not replace the critical role of your doctor and other health care providers. It is critical that you consult with your doctor before starting any natural therapy that is introduced through the Jump Start to Recovery Course.
Past experience has shown that best results come from gently nudging your body to do the intricate work of balancing hormones and returning to balance and harmony. Short term remedies do produce awesome results for a few weeks or months. Jump Start to Recovery is all about helping you discover ways of nurturing your body so that you enjoy long term relief of symptoms.
2019 Jump Start to Recovery Program
I got the diagnosis from the neurologist last year in May and made the choice not to take medication. I started to do my own research. I changed habits (still do), started to heal traumas and now I am healing my gut. So, your Jump Start program is a great welcome and a big confirmation that I am on the road (my road) to be recovered. Recovery is my goal. Thank you for this wonderful Jump Start.
Stress and trauma aggravate the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Sometimes trauma from the past – even in childhood – can be so horrific that it remains contained and stuck in your physical body. Trauma from the past can literally be lodged in your tissues. Reduce ongoing stress by releasing traumas.
There are gentle ways to release unresolved trauma. When stress and trauma are released from the body, it becomes possible to return to a familiar state for the body – a natural state of balance and harmony. The body’s natural tendency is toward health and wellness, not toward disease. At Jump Start to Recovery we introduce a variety of powerful methods that gently nudge the body to remember how to maintain the delicate balance of hormones and sustain overall health.
Lay a New Foundation for Recovery
Much of the research I have done over the past decade involves identifying the therapies and treatments that help people with Parkinson’s get relief from their symptoms. I now know a great deal about what helps because people with the symptoms of Parkinson’s have told me what has helped them.
My work this past decade has centered on addressing the most fundamental question of all: what lies at the foundation of the symptoms? Some researchers believe genes lie at the foundation. I enthusiastically applaud their work. Some researchers believe chemical and hormonal imbalances lie at the foundation of symptoms. I enthusiastically applaud and support this stream of research. Some researchers focus on developing new drugs and surgeries. I too enthusiastically applaud and support this work.
I center my attention on an entirely different approach – the identification of what is causing the symptoms comes first. Once the cause has been identified, appropriate therapies can be pursued to address symptoms.
Thought forms also lie at the foundation of the symptoms. Thoughts which bring up fears, anxieties and stress will inevitably wreak havoc on a sensitive neurological system. When we churn a hamster wheel of negative thoughts day in and day out, physical discomfort and disability will inevitably persist. When destructive thoughts are dismantled and replaced with a new foundation of thoughts that serve our highest and best good, recovery becomes possible. This is when correcting all imbalances in the body happens.
Entanglements in family systems can also impede recovery. Once identified, these entanglements can be cleared. Clearly entanglements is also an important focus of Jump Start to Recovery programs.
Learn about Natural Approaches and Methods for Releasing Toxins and Viruses
Viruses and toxins also contribute to the symptoms of Parkinson’s. There are a wide variety of natural and safe approaches that can be used to release toxins and viruses from the body. Jump Start to Recovery offers explanations of natural approaches that facilitate the release of toxins, bacteria and viruses that clog up the neural networks. Many people are unaware that they are being re-exposed to toxins from every day exposures. Checklists are provided to help identify the source of continuing toxic exposures that impede recovery.
Jump Start to Recovery Course Tuition
Tuition $148 Enrollment Includes Bonus Private Consultation with Robert Rodgers PhD The Path to Recovery Starts with the Jump Start to Recovery Course
There is no doubt about it. People feel better when they are not stressed and when they take control of their own health. Jump Start to Recovery is informative, interesting, fun and stress free. Learn what you need to know to feel better at Jump Start . Have fun doing it. Why wait?
Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Founder of Parkinsons Recovery www.parkinsonsrecovery.com
A decade of hosting 250 guests on Parkinsons Recovery Radio guests has made it possible to document a variety of natural therapies, methods and treatments that prove successful in suppressing tremors. They fall into a various categories including herbs, certain foods, tinctures, ketone esters, light and sound therapy, energy medicine and many others.
It is so helpful to embrace natural methods. Unchecked they sustain unrelenting stress. When we are unable to reduce the intensity of stress tremors always get worse. The cycle is endless unless checked. The vicious cycle is familiar to everyone.
Tremors cause reoccurring stress.
Stress inflames the tremors.
Taming tremors helps reverse this vicious cycle.
The challenge for members of the global Parkinsons Recovery audience is that these wonderful ideas and suggestions are scattered all over the place, buried in my many thousands of blog posts and replays of 10 years of my many radio show interviews.
This year I am offering a course that focuses on how to tame tremors naturally. It organizes, explains and updates the most successful strategies, therapies and treatments that have been reported by persons who themselves experience tremors. Some of the methods have just emerged over the past year. We do not have yet a great deal of evidence on their effectiveness, but early reports are very encouraging. I want everyone to know about these new developments.
Tame Tremors includes a free download of my book Treatments for Tremors which you receive as a digital download when you register for the class.
You are warmly invited to join me. Classes launch Wednesday, May 1st at 12:00 noon pacific time and continue the consecutive five Wednesdays for a total of six live classes with me (May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5). Replays and notes are available for all classes. Visit the page below to register.
Everyone who experiences the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is well aware that anxiety fuels their symptoms. When stress is brought under control and you shut down anxiety, symptoms become far less troublesome.
Everyone also knows that medicines and supplements have the potential to suppress symptoms in the short run. Unfortunately, they offer little promise of long lasting effectiveness. What in the world can deliver on this promise? Are there any natural solutions out there?
My answer is yes.
Shut Down Anxiety introduces methods, strategies and techniques that have been shown to quiet anxiety. They turn down the volume of the overactive flight-fight sympathetic nervous system that inflames neurological difficulties. I did not invent these techniques. They have been extracted and simplified from an extensive body of contributions by experienced practitioners and researchers..
A bonus of the course is a download of my book Halt Anxietywith Proven Techniques which covers a wide variety of simple techniques that help reduce anxiety. There is no doubt but that using these techniques provides relief from anxiety. Every little bit of help counts for something. You will receive the download of this book to your computer immediately after registering for the course.
The content of my Shut Down Anxiety course introduces natural, self administered therapies and techniques that achieve relief that is long lasting rather than temporary. It focuses on ways that cut to the core of what drives you crazy with relentless anxiety.
What sustains and inflames anxiety is unresolved trauma whether physical, mental or emotional. None of us can ever change or erase traumas of the past. But there are highly effective methods that make it possible to release, remove and detach their debilitating impact.
Many former students have asked to know more about how they can let go of the grip past traumas have had on them. This course is in response to these requests. Once the fuel of unresolved trauma that inflames anxiety is exhausted, a relief from symptoms follows. Sometimes is is impossible to know why we are so anxious all the time. Approaches and techniques will be covered in the course which bring to the surface the underlying sources of anxiety that are entirely unknown and release their grip on us.
Six live classes will convene on Thursdays during April and May at 12:00 pm Pacific time (USA) on the following days: April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9. I am your instructor. You will have the opportunity to join the classes by phone or computer and get all of your questions answered about any of the methods, ideas and techniques I will discuss. I also am happy to address any other issues that may be up for you.
Replays and notes are available for all classes.
Tuition for Shut Down Anxiety
$144 Early Bird Special $94 available now
It is a high honor for me to invite you to join with me and others on
Tuesdays during March and April 2019 for my new Rock Solid Walking course.
Are you sometimes anxious because of a fear you might …
When these types of fears rear their ugly head the possibility of falling, freezing and tripping becomes even more likely. Ugh! Many practical solutions to mobility challenges do exist. The guiding inspiration for my new Rock Sold Walking course is to offer the support needed for the walking of persons with Parkinson’s symptoms to become rock solid.
Selected for inclusion in the Rock Solid Walking are the most useful tips, strategies, therapies and suggestions I have documented during the past decade. Many are taken from the wisdom of guests on Parkinsons Recovery Radio. The goal of my new course is to get the word out about the many proven techniques, therapies and strategies that offer the promise of reducing the troubling consequence of falling, freezing and tripping. It is high time to stop worries about having to make visits to hospital emergency rooms because of broken bones, sprains or muscle tears.
The strategies, suggestions and tips for walking have been taken from the wisdom of two primary sources: individuals with Parkinson’s symptoms and knowledgeable health care professionals. Guests who experience Parkinson’s symptoms have revealed how they have succeeded in improving their own gait, walking pace and overall stability. The ideas, therapies and strategies I have learned from my interviews offer creative and simple ways to walk once again with ease and confidence.
Physical therapists and other health care professions who work with persons with Parkinson’s symptoms also have offered practical suggestions that they use with their patients. These remarkable insights are all incorporated into the course curriculum.
Practical recommendations for how to improve walking so that it becomes rock solid are included in the curriculum. Over the course of eight weeks, class participants are invited to use the techniques and strategies to make Rock Solid Walking a reality.
Parkinsons Recovery Membership Bonus
All participants in Rock Solid Walking are enrolled for a free Parkinsons Recovery membership (a value of $10 a month). Members receive weekly posts on methods to maintain good balance when walking. Many other member resources are also available including weekly meditations, the monthly Parkinsons Recovery support group meetings, mind challenges, natural food recipes, inspirational quotes and replays of interviews.
Course Presentation Details
The first of 8 live classes in my new 2019 course will convene Tuesday, March 12th at 12:00 noon pacific time USA. Replays and notes of classes are available for participants unable to attend a live class. .
All participants are invited to connect live with me and others in the course to insure everyone gets an ongoing, solid foundation for recovery. I check in with each participant each class to address any concerns, answer all questions and discuss any topics of interest that may or may not be related to the class. Classes are held Tuesdays in March (12, 19, 26) and April (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) for a total of eight classes.
Participants connect live to the 8 classes using a computer or call using their phones. Using a computer or even smart phone is not required to participate. Local call in numbers are provided for most countries. Participants unable to connect in with me during the live classes can always listen to the replays of the classes at any time after the live class has finished.
Each class has a different website URL. Participants will receive an email notice from me of the website location of each class. Videos, audios and explanations of the steps will be provided. The member Rock Solid website is updated weekly with additional suggestions and therapies that support rock solid walking. Class participants are encouraged to visit the member websites regularly.
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What follows is a marvelous suggestion from a member of the Parkinsons Recovery audience from India. She reports that lentil spouts helps offer relief from her symptoms and sent the following set of easy to follow instructions for sprouting lentils.
Germination / Sprouting of Lentil called MOONG DAL WHOLE in my country India
Soak 1 cup Moong Lentils overnight in water. It is enough for one person’s diet for 3-4 days.
Drain the water next day & leave wet. Cover with wet cotton cloth if whether is dry. Rinse with fresh water in the evening.
Second day rinse again with fresh water twice a day morning and evening. Now u will see white roots coming out. Start consuming 5-6 teaspoons as soon as sprouting begins.
Third day rinse again with fresh water twice, the roots will be little longer. Can consume again morning and evening.
Fourth day repeat rinsing. The roots are 1 inch long. It is the best full of healthy nutrients. Enjoy morning and evening.
Repeat again for next four days.
Raw sprouts are the best. U can steam for 5- 7 minutes for a different taste. Add finely cut onions, tomato, green chillies, coriander/cilantro, lemon/lime juice, salt & turmeric for a different taste.
Sprouts act both as Prebiotic and Probiotic and are better than pre-probiotic capsules.
Raw sprouts are just like cashews in taste so also i enjoy them eating raw.
Sprouts are best if consumed raw.
The best thing is they increase metabolism ( digestion and absorption) of food in our bodies with many more benefits.
Sprouts contain many good quality vitamins and minerals and in addition contain many phytonutrients unknown to me, you, dietitians and doctors.
NO SUGAR and sugar products please.
I think and am sure Sprouts will certainly make life of parkinson’s patients better.
She recommends that sprouts should be taken empty stomach in the morning for better results. Eat breakfast after 2 hours if possible.
A potential therapy for addressing symptoms associated with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is CBD oil which is now legal in all US states and some countries. CBD stands for “cannabidiol oil”. It is extracted from either the Hemp plant or the Marijuana plant. Using CBD allows 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
Should CBD oil be a therapy worth your consideration?
What do we know about the use of CBD oil as a therapy for addressing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?
The 2018 Parkinsons Recovery survey reveals that some people experience relief from their Parkinson’s symptoms when taking CBD oil. It was one of the top therapies reported to be useful. Still, not everyone experiences relief from their symptoms. Why might this be the case?
1. A first possible explanation for why some people do not experience symptom relief is that the concentration of CBD oil they took was insufficient. Research using patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease finds that subjects who took a minimum of 300 mg showed improvement while those who took 75 mg showed no improvement.
A 2014 study on the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) in the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology examined results for Twenty one (21) subjects assigned to three groups of seven subjects each. One group was treated with placebo, one group with cannabidiol (CBD) 75 mg/day and one group with 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).
Despite the tiny sample sizes, 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.
Does this mean you would be best advised to order a 300 mg bottle of CBD oil? That would not be the best choice. You would be better offer getting a bottle with a higher concentration – as much as 1500 mg. Why?
A bottle with 1500 mg has a total of 1500 mg (and a bottle of 300 mg has a total of 300 mg). You are not taking 1500 mg (or 300 mg) with each serving. How much are you getting when you take the recommended number of drops?
Investigate how many servings are contained in a bottle. If a 1500 mg bottle contains 50 servings, then you would be taking 30 mg with each application.
A serving may be listed as 10 drops (or 6 drops). Early reports from users have suggested to me that you might be able to take fewer drops than the recommended serving. This should especially be true for the CTFO 10X pure spectrum CBD oil which has just been released. Laboratory testing shows it has ten times the penetration.
In summary – you should be able to pay much less in the long run by getting the higher concentrations of CBD oil. And keep in mind that if you cannot find a serving that helps – return the empty bottle for a full refund (withing 60 days after purchase).
2. A second possible explanation is that the concentration of CBD in the oil they took was less than the concentration they thought they had purchased. Some CBD oil companies claim they are selling a bottle with a 500 mg concentration of CBD when only 50 mg or less is actually contained in the bottles. As a new product that shows promise for addressing many conditions , some companies have seized the opportunity to make a quick profit by selling a product that contains little of what is advertised.
3. A third possible explanation is that CBD will not offer relief from the symptoms of some people. No therapy helps everyone. CBD oil is no exception. Based on informal reports from members of the global Parkinsons Recovery audience I have observed that more people experience relief from their symptoms when taking CBD oil than those who do not.
My conclusion: CBD oil is worth trying out to see if it helps offer relief from symptoms. Acquiring CBD oil from a company like CTFO that certifies its contents through laboratory testing and offers a full money back guarantee is a choice worth taking seriously. You can try an entire bottle of CBD oil. If it does not offer relief from your symptoms, CTFO guarantees a full refund of your purchase. You only need to return the empty bottle within 60 days.
Many people inquire what concentration of CBD is best. The higher the concentration, the less needs to be taken for results to be experienced. Although the higher concentrations cost more, cost savings over the long run should accrue.
Listen to a play by play report on the Parkinsons Recovery 2018 Survey Results
The Parkinsons Recovery 2018 holiday survey was designed to answer the question: Is Parkinson’s Disease degenerative? Listen to the replay above for details about the natural therapies that survey respondents reported helped them feel better.
Are people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease better, about the same or worse since last Christmas? More specifically, what therapies help people get relief from their symptoms? Answers to these questions are revealed and discussed in detail.
Most people believe that Parkinson’s disease is degenerative. Is this really true? The annual Parkinsons Recovery survey answers this very question. This program summarizes the findings.
The 2018 survey asks a simple question: have you been better, the same or worse since a year ago. Also discussed were therapies that were helpful.
Interested in more information about a therapy reported to have been helpful? Dates of Parkinsons Recovery radio show Interviews are listed below that discuss these therapies. The radio show page is:
This Parkinsons Recovery Radio show website posts more than 11 pages of programs containing about 20 interviews on each page. To locate the replay of a program, scroll down the first page or scroll back pages to locate the date the program listed below was aired. All programs are listed on the radio show website are presented in the order they were aired from 2009 until today. Therapies below are listed in alphabetic order.
Amino Acid Therapy: January 5, 2018
Aquas: August 21, 2016
Ayurveda: July 10, 2013
BEMER- Electromagnetic Therapy February 19, 2018.
CBD Oil: July 19, 2018
Emotional Freedom Technique: August 25,2015
Exercise: May 22, 2003
Ketone Diet: December 13, 2017 `
Light Therapy (Vielight):October 4, 2017
Meditation: September 24, 2009
Niacin Therapy (B1): May 23, 2018
Physical Therapy: June 10, 2010, October 11, 2018, February 18, 2015
QiGong: June 6, 2012, June 15, 2011, May 18, 2015
Tai Chi: August 6, 2009, December 3, 2009
Yoga: July 25, 2014, September 19, 2013
For information about two courses I am offering in 2019:
This is the third in a series of investigations about the impact of dehydration on the prospects of recovery from Parkinson’s symptoms. In a Parkinsons Recovery Radio show interview, naturopath doctor John Coleman discusses the importance of taking Aquas for the success of his own personal recovery from Parkinson’s disease. In a recent post here on the Parkinsons Recovery blog, Jaraslov Boublik PhD answers questions about hydration in general and the implications of dehydration for the prospects of recovery.
This post constitutes third in this hydration series which features a Q&A with Leonie Hibbert who is a co-developer of the Aquas along with Dr. Boublik. His previous discussion prompted questions from members of my audience who listened to my interview with him. In this interview, I ask Leonie Hibbert the questions from listeners which are listed below.
How do I know I am dehydrated?
What are symptoms of dehydration?
I drink water all the time but I am still thirsty all the time. Why is this?
How can taking a few drops of this homeopathic remedy every day help hydrate the body?
Would it help to increase the number of drops I take every day? Isn’t more better?
How did you determine what ingredients to include in the bottles?
If I am a man – can I take the female Aquas or vice versa?
If someone is very ill, can they take this homeopathic remedy and if so, how many drops should they take?
What are the side effects of detoxing from getting better hydration?
How do you know the Aquas work?
How long does a bottle last?
Why can’t I solve the problem of dehydration by simply drinking more water?
Why do so many people with Parkinson’s symptoms take Aquas?
Will Aquas help people with diabetes?
Why do you recommend a break of 2 days every week when taking this homeopathic remedy?
Are the Aquas FDA approved?
How do you know the Aquas are safe?
Who manufactures the Aquas?
Is a doctor’s prescription required for the Aquas?
Since everyone depends on water for our very survival, it makes perfect sense that dehydration will inevitably result in problematic symptoms of one type or another. Persons searching for ways to reverse the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease will discover many options exist. Without adequate hydration however, most of these options will have little chance of success.
Jaroslav Boublik PhD answers a wide variety of questions in my interview with him about the effects of dehydration on your health and what you can do about it. Dr. Boublik’s area of research centers around the effects of dehydration and is a co-developer of the Aquas.https://www.aquas4life.com
The Aquas are a homeopathic remedy developed by Dr. Boublik to facilitate good hydration throughout the body.
Here is a listing of the questions he answers:
Isn’t it possible to get better hydrated by simply drinking more water?
Why does the body become more dehydrated as we age?
Why is hydration so essential to a detox program?
How does taking the following foods help or hinder hydration: salt, energy drinks, coffee, tea, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.
How can a person know whether they are dehydrated?
What are the issues with the sources of drinking water?
What are the issues with structured water products?
Take a Giant Leap for Recovery in 2019
By Taking 14 Small Steps in January and February
Tuition $148 2019 Classes Begin January 8th Early Bird Tuition of $98 Available Now
After 14 years of intensive research I have documented dozens of natural therapies that offer relief from symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. When I began my search I expected to find several good therapies at best. The good news is that there are many.
So many in fact, that many members of my audience have become overwhelmed and frustrated with the options. More and more people are asking …
Where do I start?
Which options are right for me?
Which therapies offer the promise of relief from my symptoms?
What has happened is unexpected. Many people do not even know where to start or how. The first step is often never taken due to confusion and frustration over the overload of information about what works and what does not work. Surfing the internet will make your hair fall out! There is just too much information out there for any single person to digest.
I have thoroughly documented these therapies in Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease. and in my recent book – 2018 Update. The good news is that most therapies do offer relief to one extent or another. Some people have better success with some therapies than others. The bad news is that most offer temporary relief.
This past year I focused my attention on identifying steps that can be taken to achieve long lasting relief. How can a person heal from the inside-out rather than paying lots of money for therapies that offer temporary relief at best? What I have discovered over the past year is that there is no single therapy, action or habit that does the trick. Yes, many people seek this type of solution without success. Why?
The key to achieving relief from Parkinson’s symptoms that is sustained in the long run is to quiet and calm the sympathetic nervous system and put the parasympathetic nervous system in the driver’s seat (most of the time). Medicines do not accomplish this, nor do supplements. Simple, easy to do steps must be taken that can offer long lasting relief from symptoms.
This insight has inspired the development of my course, Giant Leap for Recovery. Is it possible to experience a leap in recovery by embracing a single approach? My answer is no. You make it happen by taking small steps that, little by little, result in big wins.
Long lasting relief from symptoms results from taking small steps, one by one. At the end of the journey, you can look back at the starting point and celebrate the progress that has made it possible to take a giant leap for recovery. One of the reasons more people do not get well is that they are forever looking for that one solution that will fix everything. Such a one stop “fix” to the problem does not exist now nor will it ever exist in the future.
America succeeded in being the first nation to land and walk on the moon by breaking down the problem into tiny parts to be solved. This remarkable feat was not accomplished with a single blast or one amorphous effort. It was accomplished by taking small steps, one by one. Recall the words spoken by Neil Armstrong when he first stepped on the moon:
That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Giant Leap for Recovery Class Details
The first of 14 steps in my 2019 course will be introduced and fully explained Tuesday, January 8th at 12:00 noon pacific time USA. All participants are invited to connect live with me and others in the course to insure everyone gets an ongoing, solid foundation for recovery. I check in with each participant each class to address any concerns, answer all questions and discuss any topics of interest that may or may not be related to the step to be taken.
Participants connect live to the 14 classes using a computer or smart phone. You can also call in to the classes using a telephone. Using a computer or even smart phone is not required to participate. Local call in numbers are provided for most countries. Replays of all classes can be accessed through the websites.
Each class has a different website URL. Participants will receive an email notice from me of the website location of each class. Videos, audios and explanations of the steps will be provided.
The giant leap is now completed, I want to thank you for this approach. I was surprised by the result, it gave me more hope in finding my own reason of this disease. I am still working on it, after seven years of Parkinson, I only have 2 Sinemet (100/25) per day.
I try to minimize the medication and find a way to heal inside.
Thank you for your support.
All the best for you and your family
The second step will be introduced and explained Friday, January 11th at 12:00 noon pacific time USA.
Classes convene every Tuesday and Friday during January and February at the same time (12:00 noon pacific time). Dates for the classes in January are: 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 and dates for classes in February are: 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22 for a total of 14 classes.
All sessions will be recorded and available for replay later in addition to the class notes which are distributed after each class. Participants from other time zones take advantage of the replays since catching the live classes becomes problematic.
What are the 14 Steps?
I am not going to tell you, nor explain them in advance. Really you say? Really. The entire point of my new course is to make implementation of each step easy, interesting and fun. I think it best that no one looks ahead at what is coming. After all, taking the challenge of recovery moment to moment is one of the keys to reducing stress! Fixing yourself in the future is one sure fire way to create unnecessary stress.
I do want to be clear that all of the steps will be taken by you with the resources you have available. This has nothing to do with suggesting you purchase and/or take certain supplements or seek out therapists of one type or another. For you to be in the driver’s seat, you need to be in full control of your recovery and not rely on others to fix you.
I can report that you are never going to be able to guess what the 14 steps entail. The purpose of them taken together is to provide the foundation for recovery that can be sustained over the long run.
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Light therapy has floated to the top of my list as a promising treatment for dementia and Parkinson’s after reviewing results of my 2018 Parkinsons Recovery holiday survey. A surprising number of persons reported that light therapy (or photobiomodulation therapy invented by Vielight) had helped them get relief from their Parkinson’s symptoms.
Light therapy is not new. It has been researched under a variety of terms for over 40 years: low level laser therapy or LLLT, laser biostimulation and most recently photobiomodulation. This noninvasive therapy has been used in clinical practices to treat healing-resistant wounds, ulcers, pain and nervous system injuries. More recently it is a therapy that has attracted the attention of researchers as a therapy for Parkinson’s and dementia.
A July 2018 a University of California San Francisco study conducted by Linda Chao PhD offered compelling support for its application to treat dementia. Eight adults diagnosed with dementia participated in the study. Four subjects received 12 weeks of self-administered Photobiomodulation treatments in their homes. Four were assigned to a control group. Treatments were administered using a commercially available device (Vielight Neuro Gamma). Outcome measures were assessed at baseline, 6-weeks, and 12-weeks.
Findings revealed significant improvement in cognition and functional connectivity. Dr. Chao concluded that photobiomodulation therapy is a safe, non-pharmacological therapy that can be used to treat patients in their homes.
Results of this study are indeed impressive. Large samples are typically required for a study to show significance. Despite its small size, this study showed significant results.
Light Therapy Research Reports Encouraging Findings for Parkinson’s Patients on Medications
For the past half century the “gold standard” treatment for Parkinson’s disease has been to replace dopamine that is presumed deficient with medicines and supplements. Let’s face it. After 50 years, these treatment protocols have shown limited efficacy and, unfortunately, can be accompanied by troubling side effects. Many who have elected these such treatment strategies have experienced an impoverished quality of life in the long run.
The challenges confronted by millions of persons with neurological challenges has motivated and inspired me to pursue investigations of other approaches that fall outside traditional treatment protocols. One such approach that shows initial promise is light (or photobiomodulation) therapy.
Researchers have recently found evidence that light therapy is a promising therapy for persons experiencing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The retina is believed to play a pivotal role in the nigrostriatal dopamine system. Light (obviously) passes through the eyes and shines on the retina which happens to be a close neighbor of the substantia nigra, the organ positioned in the middle of the brain. I have drawn the logical conclusion is that – Duh – light should of course make a difference!
Light Therapy Research
A study by researchers at the Bronowski Clinic in Australia conducted a longitudinal study of 129 patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Subjects who were classified as compliant – meaning they used light therapy regularly – exhibited significant improvement over subjects that were partially compliant or non-compliant.
An encouraging observation of the compliant subjects was that the drug burden was less with fewer side effects. These results suggest that light therapy shows promise as a therapy to address symptoms of Parkinson’s and a therapy which might potentially reduce the role of medications to suppress symptoms.
I interviewed the inventor of a type of new photobiomodulation therapy called the Vielight Neuro Gamma device. While there is little systematic evidence that specifically addresses symptoms of Parkinson’s for this particular device, it is a therapy that certainly merits further review and consideration in light of the early research evidence on the merits of light therapy. Since diffuse light does not easily pass through the skull, Dr. Lim’s had the brilliant idea to pass the light through a device clipped to the nose. Now, in my book of creativity, that is inventiveness at its best!
Click the image below to hear the interview and learn more about Dr. Lim’s new photobiomodulation device called the Vielight Gamma.
It would seem at this early stage that you cannot go wrong to be open to allow light to shine brightly on the surface of your body and of course your retina!
What has been the experience of persons with Parkinson’s symptoms who have been using the Vielight Gamma Device?
Thus far, sixty-one (61) persons who listened to my interview on the Vielight device purchased the unit using the 10% coupon code (healing4me) Dr. Lim provided to listeners of my Parkinsons Recovery Radio Show interview. Those who acquired the device were invited to return the device to the company after using it for six months if it did not offer relief from their symptoms they were looking for and receive an 80% refund.
The company reported to me that 15% of the Neuro Gamma unites were returned. One loose estimate of effectiveness is that approximately 85% of users are satisfied it helps address some symptoms. The odds are certainly in your favor that the device will offer relief from symptoms. Know also that it clearly does not help everyone.
I have also heard from a member of my audience who lives in Ecuador who is connected with a wide community of persons with Parkinson’s symptoms. He reports that virtually all users experienced welcome relief from some symptoms. For some, the most pronounced results were seen in the initial 4 months or so, after which the improvements tended to level off.
Anecdotal Reports about the Vielight Photobiomodulation Neuro Device as a Treatment for Parkinson’s Symptoms
As a 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 who are members of my audience that the therapy has resulted in relief of some symptoms and report below my summary observations:
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.
I have heard several specific reports on tremors that were calmed.
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.
Evidence does suggest that this therapy can potentially help with dementia.
One user reported a definite return of smell, but the jury was out on the effect on tremors and other symptoms.
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 the Vielight photobiomodulation therapy when they are taking advantage of other therapies at the same time. Reports above are a general summary of the informal feedback I have received in emails and phone conversations. One person told me it did not offer them the relief they had expected and returned the unit.
Like virtually all natural therapies I have documented over the past 14 years, the Vielight Neuro Gamma device will not help everyone. Odds do appear to be in your favor if you decide to try it out.
I just saw an announcement about a $5 trial bottle of ketone ester in my own email today. Early reports on the ketone ester for addressing Parkinson’s symptoms have been very encouraging. Can it help you or your loved one? You will not know until you try it out.
Today is a golden opportunity to find out if taking the new ester will offer relief from your symptoms. The ketone ester company linked below is making available a trial bottle of ketone ester for only $5. I would suggest you get two bottles. One may not be sufficient to see it if helps. You will need to take to entire contents to see if it helps. Visit the website below to order:
How about the title to this post – why do people die? It was inspired by my interview today posted above on Parkinsons Recovery Radio with Willem Visser, a craniosacral therapist. Now, a big part of his presentation was to explain more about what craniosacral therapy is and why it helps with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Some of you who receive regular craniosacral treatments may well conclude that you do not need to take 30 minutes out of your day to listen to this particular Parkinsons Recovery interview that I hosted today.
Well, might I encourage you to listen anyway. Why? Willem summarizes the work of Aubrey de Grey, an engineer, who is now focused on answering the question posted in the title above. Now, the interesting twist to Aubrey de Grey’s work is that he argues it is possible to live very long lives – up to 200 to 300 years. How could that be possible?
Listen to the interview. Your interest will be tickled too. (hint: it all has to do with cellular death).
John Rollins PhD discusses the critical role that is played by Apoptosis and why it has such a critical influence on nervous system health. What is Apoptosis? It is the body’s natural process for repairing, regenerating and destroying damaged cells. Dozens of studies on Apoptosis are being published every day. It is one of the most researched topics out there right now.
Why is that? Researchers (including myself) have just realized that understanding Apoptosis offers a genuine understanding about what the body needs to heal at the cellular level. What is the bottom line of this understanding?
Most of us actually do not have access to some of the foods that are needed for cells to rejuvenate and regenerate. This explains why so many people who have launched an A+ recovery program have still not succeeded in reversing all of their symptoms.
Dr. Rollins discusses these issues in detail and offers a little history lesson about his longtime relationship with Dr. Bill McAnalley who was a recent guest on Parkinsons Recovery Radio and founder of Aroga.
Dr. Rollins explains how Aroga products and in particular the Core Pathways, Brain and Nerve Plus and Aloe 1 support and nurture neural tissue health. For more information about Aroga food products click on the link below.