No doubt about it. The emergence of Artificial Intelligence will revolutionize the production and marketing of products. Some of what happens will be beneficial. Some harmful.
AI makes the development of fake product recommendations easy and profitable. Recommendations can appear to be legitimate, but they are all fakes. AI makes it possible to have a video of a real person who claims to be using a product that has transformed their lives. The person looks to be a real human – but they are actually a product of AI.
Fake testimonials have always been a problem. With AI on the scene they present impossible obstacles to making informed choices about therapies that will actually prove to be beneficial. I personally cannot tell the difference between an authentic recommendation and a fake one. Can you?
My suggestion to you is to forgot about considering or even searching for product recommendations. If half of them are fake – the information will obviously not be informative or helpful.
If you do not take into consideration product recommendations, what is the alternative? My answer is to ask the one and only resource that will always give you a correct and useful answer. This resource is always available to you 24 hours a day. The information is always free to access. And this resource is Robert Rodgers PhD? Duh! Wrong.
The resource that will always give you the right recommendation is to access the wisdom of your body. Trust your own instincts and inner wisdom. Your body really does know the best choices to make.
You can access the wisdom of your body by using muscle testing which I know many of you already do. If you would like to know how to muscle questions without involving a second person, email me and I will send you my Muscle Testing PDF booklet where I present four muscle testing methods I personally use all the time.
The answers have always been available to you all the time. You only need to ask.
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Naturopath John Coleman ND from Australia offers suggestions for how to shut down anxiety. Specifics on helpful therapies and methods are included in my Shut Down Anxiety online course. For more information visit the Parkinsons Recovery blog post here: https://www.blog.parkinsonsrecovery.com/shut-down-anxiety-2/
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that are naturally found in the digestive system of health people. The assist in the production of vitamins, facilitate complete digestion and assimilation of foods we eat, balance hormones, detoxify harmful substances and generally maintain a healthy intestinal track.
Not All Probiotics are the Same
Renowned microbiologist Lichiroh Ohhira PhD and his colleagues combined the wisdom of ancient fermentation with the tools of modern science to formulate a powerful formula that achieves much more than a mere probiotic. Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics have organic acids produced during fermentation that support the beneficial strains of bacteria necessary for good digestion.
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics (the Professional Formula) is fermented for a full five years. This highly concentrated product rapidly enhances pH in the stomach and digestive tract which helps the body strengthen its first line of immune defense. Greater levels of organic acids (such as lactic acid) result in an internal environment that is hospitable to all beneficial bacteria, including strains that are unique to the individual. Sustaining good bacteria in the gut is essential to digestive health.
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics Professional formula:
Requires no refrigeration.
Has a 3 year life span.
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Some people diagnosed with Parkinson’s have an iron deficiency. Iron is an essential mineral that the body needs to fuel energy. Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs throughout the body, and myoglobin, a protein that provides oxygen to muscles.
Iron deficiencies can obviously contribute to tremors. A natural source of iron is found in foods. This class includes images of lentils and kale, both of which have high iron content. If the deficiency is serious – which may account for low energy – should you take an iron supplement that your doctor might recommend.
List to this clip in which naturopath John Coleman offers his surprising solution to treating iron deficiencies.
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.aquas.us.The Aquas are a homeopathic remedy developed by Dr. Boublik and Leonie Hibbert from Australia 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?
Listen to this clip of my interview with Naturopath John Coleman who succeeded in reversing all of his Parkinson’s symptoms using a variety of approaches, therapies and methods. Here is what he has to say about tremors.
Hydration becomes more and more of a challenge with aging. The trigger mechanism for thirst weakens. We are hydrated, but are never thirsty so we do not drink enough water. Or, we drink only coffee or tea.
Many people awaken from deep sleep at night because they have to pee. Why does this happen? Bladder cells are – you probably already guessed the answer – dehydrated.
Some drink water continuously throughout the day. They presume they certainly cannot be dehydrated. This seemingly logical conclusion is usually wrong.
This condition is described in the literature as short path hydration. The water you drink goes straight to your kidneys. Water is not distributed to the billions of cells in the body with short path hydration. Your body eventually becomes very dehydrated.
Relationship between hydration and Parkinson’s symptoms
Neural pathways are very juicy, noisy networks. Water is needed for the neural firings to exist. If communications through a neural network are stonewalled because the path is dead dry, neurological symptoms result. The relationship between dehydration and tremors as well as walking challenges is strong. If you are dehydrated symptoms can not resolve.
Set the intention to become well hydrated day in and day out.
A homeopathic remedy recommended by Naturopath doctor John Coleman in this clip of my interview with him and used by many persons diagnosed with Parkinson’s are the Aquas. This homeopathic remedy resets the body’s ability to regulate hydration. When taken, we realize we need to drink water because we are thirsty. The body’s intricate system for distributing water to the billions of cells throughout the body is also reset.
Visit the website below for more information and to order:
John Coleman ND recommends constipation therapies including a homemade cocktail for people suffering from constipation. He suggests you take this cocktail in the morning and evening 1/2 hour before meals. You prepare his special cocktail yourself.
Coleman’s Constipation Recipe:
12 ounces pure water
1/2 – 1 teaspoon Vitamin C powder
1/2 teaspoon magnesium
1 ml (eyedropper) zinc liquid Aqua drops
1 drop selenium
Once you get your digestive system back on line, nutrients from the healthy food you eat will be distributed to the cells that desperately need to be nourished.
Martha Carlin brings us up to date on the latest Parkinson’s Microbiome findings and research and help connect the dots to our environment and increasingly processed and toxic food systems with idea on how to build a healthy microbiome to improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s.
She discusses environmental toxins, diet/nutrition, stress management and exercise as ways to impact the course of your disease and how to build your own health timeline to understand what may be impacting the course of your illness and how to change the trajectory.
I have included my full interview with Bill Curtis on Parkinsons Recovery Radio with this post. He provides a remarkable summary of his customized treatment protocol involving ketones, fasting and exercise which has quieted his symptoms for many years now.
You having to take more and more medications to achieve relief? Bill has been taking five (5) prescription medications for many years with no requirement to increase dosages.
In summary I promise you will not regret taking 45 minutes out of your day today to listen to Bill’s remarkable story. His customized protocol is worth taking seriously!
Bill Curtis developed Parkinson’s symptoms at the age of 45 in the year 2000. He discusses his experience with using ketones and other therapies.
Has your doctor recommended that you take Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10 for Parkinson’s) along with your regular medications? Many doctors do. CoQ10 has been found deficient in persons diagnosed with Parkinsons disease. Some health care professionals I have interviewed report some medications can deplete CoQ10 in the body.
CoQ10 is no doubt a key anti-aging nutrient. It prevents free radical damage to the DNA in the mitochondria. It is also usually recommended for persons with heart issues. A 10 year longitudinal study published in the European Journal of Heart FailureÂ reported that taking CoQ10 improved the survival for patients who confront the constant threat of heart failure.
So it is important to start taking a CoQ10 supplement. But which which brand? There are so many choices on the market today.
I have hesitated to offer a recommendation for Coq10 until I discovered recently the research behind a Co-Q10 product produced by Pharma Nord of Denmark. First, let me explain why so many of the CoQ10 choices eat up your pocket book but offer no benefit whatsoever.
Most Coenzyme Q10 products sold today have negligible absorption rates. We are talking 1% at best. Why is this so? The melting point of CoQ10 is 10 degrees above body temperature. Most of the supplements you buy even those with oil, have crystallized.
Pharma Nord https://www.pharmanord.comhas developed the most studied brand of CoQ10 globally. The proprietary heat treatment process greatly facilitates absorption. More than 75 studies have now been published that document its superiorÂ absorption when compared to other brands.
The price is also reasonable. You can order the Pharma Nord Co-Q10 directly on their website. Their professional staff generously set up a 20% discount for members of my audience. You can claim this discount only if you ship to a USA destination. Enter the coupon code PRQ10WEB to claim a 20% discount (not case sensitive). The 20% discount will soon be available to those of you will live in countries other than the US.
Check out the research for yourself. It is extensive and impressive.
Posted below is a follow-up email I received from Hannah that I have permission to post. This may be an option you might consider discussing with your doctor.
Lithium deficiency. Who would have thought? After my husband read the book, The Promise of Lithium, he insisted that I read it. He never reads a book this fast.
I read it and was blown away! We immediately went to get my lithium levels tested. They were so low they were considered undetectable. I have begun taking lithium, and already seeing positive changes. I think it could change so many peoples lives!
Seriously, halting the progression?! This is so hopeful and helpful. Perhaps you will fee feel the same way after you read it and get the word out there.
I have permission to post the following email I received from Hannah:
Hello Robert and Aunt Bean,
I recently have been diagnosed with YOPD though I have been suffering for the past seven years from symptoms. Today is my birthday and I am 42 years old. Even though I go to see a functional medicine neurologist, they quickly directed me the pharmaceutical route.
Five months into it, and I am researching as much as I can for alternatives, and I do believe in healing! We love to garden.
I live in Arkansas, and my family has a large community garden that we work together. We are growing Fava beans this year, under the wonderful directions we have found on your Fava Beans Blog. I have been fermenting papaya, and purchased sprout-able fava beans to begin the process. I am 100% excited!
Some thing that recently peaked my interest after I began experimenting by taking Mucuna is that it does not have Carbidopa in it only l-dopa. To me this makes a big difference in its ability to get where it needs to go in the small intestine. I was excited to learn that unlike Mucuna, Fava has Carbidopa! Game changer. I’m excited to try it!!!
I love reading your updates Aunt Bean and the most recent I can find is end of last year. Praying you are doing well.
Robert thank you sooo much for the wealth of information you freely give. May you both be blessed.
A decade of hosting 250 guests on Parkinsons Recovery Radio has made it possible to document a variety of natural treatments to tame tremors that have proven successful. They fall into a various categories including herbs, certain foods, essential oil tinctures, ketone esters, light and sound therapies, energy medicine and many home made remedies.
It is surprisingly helpful to embrace natural methods that tame tremors. 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 my global Parkinsons Recovery audience is that natural treatments for tremors are scattered all over the place, buried in my many thousands of blog posts and replays from 10 years of my many Parkinsons Recovery radio show interviews.
My new online course rolls out dozens of natural therapies that have been successful for persons to tame their tremors. 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 decade. Some have been practiced for centuries. 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.
Traumas Cause Anxieties. Anxieties Inflame Tremors.
Anxiety has a profound impact on making tremors so much worse. One of the most successful strategies that tame tremors is to shut down anxiety.
Shaking Tames Tremors.
Vibration offers relief from symptoms associated with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
Breathing The Right Way Tames Tremors.
If your cells have a deficiency of oxygen, doesn’t it make good sense they will shake, rattle and roll to get your attention?
Emotional Reactions Aggravate Tremors.
Emotional Reactions happen when our reaction to a situation is “over the top.” An intense and fiery emotional response is not justified by the circumstances.
Family Entanglements Sabotage Efforts to Tame Tremors.
Family Entanglements occur when we take on the suffering, pain and disease of another family member out of love.
Energy psychology is a novel approach embraced by some psychologists who use muscle testing to identify and clear reasons for conditions like tremors.
Essential oils have a soothing effect on the body’s neurological system which helps tame tremors.
Certain herbal remedies can tame tremors. You have likely never even heard about some of them.
Home Remedies for Tremors
Macrobiotic Guru Warren Kramer offers highly effective (and little known) home remedies that tame tremors
Included in the course is a download of my book Seven Secrets to Healing which is available when you register for the class.
Are you interested in rock solid walking? Are you sometimes anxious because of a fear you might …
When these fears rear their ugly head the possibility of falling, freezing, stumbling and tripping becomes even more likely. Ugh! Many practical solutions to mobility challenges do exist. I have documented what people with Parkinson’s report helps their walking to become rock solid.
Click on the image below to register:.
Rock Solid Walking Online Course
Selected for inclusion in this comprehensive online course are the most useful tips, strategies, therapies and suggestions I have documented during the past decade and a half. Many are taken from the wisdom of guests on Parkinsons Recovery Radio.
I want everyone to know 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. Radio show guests reveal how they have succeeded in improving their own gait, walking pace and overall stability.
Physical therapists and other health care professions who work with persons with Parkinson’s symptomsÂ offer practical suggestions that they use with their patients. .
Ease of mobility is derailed when there is a disconnection between the mind and the body. This course covers how to restore this connection.
Discover tried and true strategies that make it possible for walking to be balanced, centered, stable and safe every time.
Feet need to be flexible and malleable for walking to be rock solid. Locations of rigidity in the bottom of your feet give important clues about why mobility is compromised.
Sometimes a limitation or obstruction of peripheral vision accounts for mobility challenges. Other times it is a question of where you look when walking.
A reason for falling, tripping and freezing is a lack of grounding. The human energy field that supports the physical body is top heavy. Discover ways to balance and center the energy field.
Simple exercises are discussed that address specific problems with mobility including poor posture, rigidity, freezing and shuffling.
Studies report that becoming mindful promotes walking that is rock solid. Become totally aware of the “now” experience rather than regretting the past or worrying about the future.
How to Kick Start Mobility
Practical Suggestions for How to Kick Start Mobility Challenges
Research shows that listening to music that has well defined beats and rhythms facilitates a steady and reliable pace of walking.
Light can have an immediate effect on effortless mobility. For some people, wearing glasses that allow a specific color to dominate vision shifts walking from being awkward to effortless.
The online Rock Solid Walking course is accessible using any phone or computer.
Click on the image below to register:.
Problems with mobility can be caused by compression in the spine which can be corrected with a series of chiropractic adjustments.
Break Down Each Movement into its Component Parts
Any movement can be broken down into its component parts which make up the whole. Focus on the parts – not the movement taken as a whole. .
Solution for Tick Tock Walking
Re-train your body to remember how to walk with evenly paced, evenly distanced strides.
Stochastic Resonance Therapy
A new invention from Germany adds a critical feature to vibration therapy by delivering the frequency of the vibrations randomly.
Watch a demonstration of a brief chakra healing using the voice to emit sounds that open up the energy flow through chakras.
Solution for Rigidity
Magnesium is a muscle relaxant and one of the best therapies that offer relief from rigidity and stiffness..
Underlying Cause of Gait Difficulties
What really lies as the foundation of mobility challenges? Answer: Trauma locks up the muscles and freezes flexibility
Dance Your Way to Success
The Tango – among other dances – helps maintain balance and centeredness. It is also fun and energizing.
Issues with Walkers
Are you considering using a walker to prevent falls? Select one that supports good posture rather than destroying it.
Access Memories to Facilitate Rock Solid Walking
When struggling with large or small movements, recall an activity of the past that involved doing a similar movement effortlessly.
Consistent practice of yoga helps make rock solid walking a reality
One Vitamin that Helps Maintain Balance and Prevent Falls
You may need to take more than you realize to get the benefit expected!
Is a problematic symptom for you involve mobility challenges? Has rock solid walking become difficult? The new Vielight X – Plus 3 device may offer the support you need to transform wobbly walking to rock solid.
The Vielight X-Plus 3 device has four components: A head module, a body module and the nasal applicator. The information below was obtained from the Vielight.com website.
The Head Module stimulates the cerebellum. Although the cerebellum accounts for approximately 10% of the brain’s volume, it has approximately 50% of all neurons in the brain.
The cerebellum is involved in the following functions:
Maintenance of balance and posture. The cerebellum is responsible for making postural adjustments to maintain balance. It modulates commands to motor neurons to compensate for shifts in body position or changes in load upon muscles.
Coordination of voluntary movements. Most movements are composed of different muscle groups acting together in a temporally coordinated fashion. One major function of the cerebellum is to coordinate the timing and force of these different muscle groups to produce fluid limb or body movements.
Motor learning. The cerebellum is important for motor learning. The cerebellum plays a major role in adapting and fine-tuning motor programs to make accurate movements through a trial-and-error process.
Featured in a Vielight COVID-19 study, the body module can be used to stimulate the thymus gland to aid immune function and response. It can also be positioned over joints and certain body parts, such as the shoulder or knees, to provide anti-inflammatory relief.
The Intranasal Applicator is designed to improve oxygenation which leads to increased adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels in various tissues.
Light energy absorbed by blood through the intranasal applicator leads to an increase in nitric oxide release.
Nitric oxide is one of the most important factors affecting microcirculation. This leads to increases in vasodilation which contributes to improved oxygen delivery to tissues.
I have no hesitation in recommending the X-Plus 3 Vielight device to be considered to address mobility challenges in particular. The company is so confident in their devices that they encourage users to use their devices for up to 6 months. If you do not receive the benefit you need, return the used device Vielight for a 80% refund.
The company also offers a 10% discount to members of the Parkinsons Recovery community. Coupon code is healing4me if you order on line. if you call to order, just claim your 10% discount by indicating you were referred by Parkinsons Recovery.
Light therapy has floated to the top of the list as a promising treatment for Parkinson’s after reviewing results of my 2022 Parkinsons Recovery holiday survey. A surprising number of respondents to the survey reported that low level laser light therapy (or photobiomodulation) helped them celebrate relief from their 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 Alzheimer’s.
The interview clip below is with Dr. Lew Lim, the CEO of Vielight that has developed several photobiomodulation devices.
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.
Below Dr. Lim why photobiomodulation is an effective treatment for dementia.
Light Therapy Research
Individuals who responded to the 2022 Parkinsons Recovery survey reported that photobiomodulation (or low level laser therapy) was one of the top five therapies found to be most beneficial. This finding is backed up by a series of research research studies that focus on the beneficial effects of photobiomodulation for individuals diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease. Visit the link below for a listing of these study abstracts:
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 Parkinsons symptoms who have been using the Vielight Gamma Device?
Thus far, several hundred persons who listened to my interview on the Vielight device purchased the neuro gamma device using the 10% discount 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 for a 80% refund after using it for six months if it did not offer relief from their symptoms.
The company reports to me that 10% of the Neuro Gamma units have been returned. One estimate of effectiveness is that approximately 90% of users are satisfied it helps address some symptoms. The odds are certainly in your favor that the device will be beneficial. Know also that it does not help everyone.
I have also heard from a member of my audience who is connected with a wide community of persons with Parkinsons 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
Informal feedback from users who are members of my audience is captured below:
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 several decades, the Vielight Neuro Gamma device will not help everyone. Odds do appear to be in your favor if you decide to try it out.
Dr. Lim has has also invented a device called the X-Plus which delivers light directly to the mid brain. This device is designed to send light to the midbrain which is the location of issues associated with Parkinson’s symptoms.
For more information, visit the Vielight website. If you decide to try out the Neuro Gamma device, be sure to tell them you are a member of the Parkinsons Recovery audience and they will apply a 10% discount (coupon code healing4me) when you order.https://www.vielight.com