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Dehydration and Parkinson’s

The Link between Dehydration and Parkinson’s

Is there a link between dehydration and Parkinson’s symptoms? The answer is clearly yes. Staying well hydrated is crucial for individuals who experience Parkinson’s symptoms.

Dehydration is the excessive loss of body fluids. While it may seem unrelated to Parkinson’s disease at first glance, emerging research suggests otherwise. Dehydration can exacerbate symptoms and potentially accelerate the progression of Parkinson’s in several ways:

  1. Medication Effectiveness: Many individuals with Parkinson’s rely on medication, such as levodopa, to manage their symptoms. However, dehydration can hinder the absorption and effectiveness of these medications, leading to fluctuations in symptom control.
  2. Increased Rigidity and Stiffness: Dehydration can cause muscles to tighten and become more rigid, exacerbating the already-present stiffness and rigidity experienced by individuals with Parkinson’s. This can further impair mobility and increase the risk of falls.
  3. Cognitive Function: Dehydration has been linked to cognitive impairment and mood changes, which are already prevalent non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Proper hydration is essential for maintaining optimal cognitive function and overall well-being.
  4. Risk of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): Individuals with Parkinson’s are at an increased risk of developing UTIs due to urinary retention and other urinary tract issues. Dehydration can further predispose them to UTIs, leading to additional complications and discomfort.
  5. Impact on Gastrointestinal Function: Dehydration can disrupt normal gastrointestinal function which causes constipation,  a frequently experienced symptom in Parkinson’s disease. Proper hydration is crucial for maintaining healthy digestion and bowel movements.

Managing Dehydration

It is clearly important  for individuals who experience symptoms of Parkinson’s to make hydration a top priority. Some options for staying adequately hydrated:

  1. Drink Plenty of Water: Aim to consume at least eight glasses of water per day, or more if you’re physically active or in hot weather.
  2. Monitor Fluid Intake: Keep track of your fluid intake throughout the day to ensure you’re meeting your hydration needs.
  3. Avoid Excessive Caffeine and Alcohol: Beverages like coffee, tea, and alcohol can contribute to dehydration, so consume them in moderation.
  4. Eat Water-Rich Foods: Incorporate hydrating foods into your diet, such as fruits (e.g., watermelon, oranges) and vegetables (e.g., cucumbers, tomatoes).
  5. Set Hydration Reminders: Use alarms or smartphone apps to remind yourself to drink water regularly, especially if you tend to forget.
  6. Take the Aquas, a formulation designed to hydrate the body developed by researchers in Australia. Find more information at: 

Bottom Line

While dehydration may seem like a minor concern compared to the myriad of challenges confronted by persons who experience Parkinson’s symptoms, its impact on the inability of the body to excrete toxins should inform decisions on recovery therapies. Taking proactive steps to stay hydrated, individuals with PD get the opportunity to potentially celebrate symptom relief and improve their quality of life. Stay hydrated to stay healthy!


Dehydration and Prospects for Recovery

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. 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?
  • Can good hydration …
    1. Address the symptoms of diseases?
    2. Improve mental clarity?
    3. Improve digestion?
    4. Soften skin tissue and help us look younger?
    5. Help to control a person’s body weight?

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease


Aquas Q&A

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 aquasHibbert 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?
  • Will the Aquas help with dry skin?
  • Do I have to take the Aquas with apple juice?
  • Is it ok to take the Aquas with breakfast?

For further information visit:

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

What Can I Do to Feel Better?

When you your doctor answers the question: “What can I do to feel better?” by saying – “Drink more water” Do not laugh. Your doctor is probably right.

Dehydration becomes a serious issue for most people as they age. For whatever reasons, the body’s mechanism for signalling thirst and distributing water to the cells becomes compromised with the aging process.

Many people who currently experience Parkinson’s symptoms take Aquas which were formulated to hydrate the body. John Coleman, ND, says that the Aquas were instrumental to his own recovery from Parkinson’s.

Jaroslav Boublik,PhD, one of the original developers of the Aquas, answers questions about the Aquas during this radio show. For more information about the Aquas visit:

Why Good Hydration Makes All the Difference to Recovery

Listen to a Q&A with an international expert on good hydration for health and wellness. Jaroslav Boublik PhD is the “go to” resource for how to drink the right water to hydration cells throughout your body which makes for good hydration.

Good Hydration
Good Hydration

When you your doctor answers the question: “What can I do to feel better?” by saying – “Drink more water“ Do not laugh. Your doctor is probably right.

Dr. Boublik is, in my book of experts, the international expert on water and hydration. His research centers around the effects of dehydration. Dr. Boublik answers questions about the effects of dehydration on your health and how you can realistically address problems such as:

  • Why do we get dehydrated as we age?
  • Why is hydration so important to eliminate toxins?
  • If I add such substances to my diet such as – salt, energy drinks, coffee, tea, alcohol, colas, milk – will I be better hydrated?
  • What are the symptoms of dehydration?
  • Is drinking structured water a good idea?
  • Can good hydration reduce Parkinson’s symptoms?
  • Will better hydration enhance mental clarity?

Jaroslov Boublik is also one of the two amazing developers of the Aquas ( a homeopathic treatment for dehydration.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Hydrate for Health: How?

Dehydration is a natural consequence of aging.The important question turns on what we can do about it.

I have recruited the one man I know can answer any question you might have about dehydration, Dr. Jaroslav Boublik, Ph.D. There are many smart things you can do to reverse the problems of dehydration. Jaroslav knows them all.

Dr. Boublik is the co-developer of the Aquas, a homeopathic remedy for dehydration that is currently used by many people with the symptoms of Parkinson’s. For further information about the Aquas, visit:

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

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Aqua Hydration Therapy and Parkinson’s Disease


In terms of the aqua hydration therapy, does that include putting your arms in a bathtub full of water for about 20 minutes s a day?  What is an ideal aqua hydration therapy and how many times does it have to be done on a weekly basis?  Is this therapy one of your top 3 recovery mechanisms?



The Aqua hydration therapy recommended by naturopath doctor John Coleman, ND (who successfully recovered from Parkinson’s in the 1990’s) is a homeopathic treatment known as the Aquas. Dr. Coleman attributes 60% of his full recovery to  the Aquas.

The Aquas are a combination of essential oils and Bach Flower essences that are designed to reset the mechanism used by the body to hydrate cells. As we age, this mechanism begins to break down.

You can find more information about the Aquas by visiting:

It is recommended that you take the Aquas each week day, then take a break on the weekends. This approach insures that the homeopathic signalling system remains potent.

I suggest that you download and read the article series on hydration written by one of the developers or the Aquas, Dr. Jaroslav Boublik, Ph.D. He is an international expert on the importance of good hydration for health and wellness. You can download his article which discusses the symptoms of dehydration from the January 2011 Parkinsons Recovery magazines for free by visiting:

Neurons are the juiciest cells in the body. If you are not well hydrated, there is no doubt in my mind that neurological symptoms will result. Many people report feeling a great deal better when their bodies become better hydrated. The better hydrated you are, the better you will feel.   For any chronic illness I would put  oxygen and water at the top of the list as therapies that are essential to health and wellness.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

Dehydration: A Consequence of Hot Weather

Dehydration causes serious neurological problems if you do not take action now. Why ask for more problems?

When I ask people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease the question “Do you drink enough water” the answer I hear most often is “no.” This is summer time in the western hemisphere. It is already sizzling hot in many places in the US and elsewhere.

Look out if the neural pathways dry out. The neurological system has to be “wet” and “juicy” to function. Toxins stick to the neurons like glue.

I just recorded a new YouTube video to inspire everyone to drink more water because of the problems in the body that are causes by dehydration.  Listen right now to get inspired to hydrate your cells. Say “no” to dehydration today.

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All about the Aquas Hydration Formulas: 


Dehydration, Toxins and Parkinson’s

I have noticed that when I drink more water I begin to feel really lousy. I get more headaches, have low energy and feel like I have the flu. Parkinson’s symptoms are problematic as it is – and now this.


I suspect you may be experiencing a huge detox effect from becoming better hydrated. The symptoms you list are all the symptoms that are typical of detoxes. This suggests toxins may be the pest causing the neurological problems you currently experience.

You might consider getting an assessment of toxins of some sort or another – perhaps bioenergetic testing or voice analysis or hair analysis. You may have already had some assessments done – but they might not have picked up the true culprit which can show in the form of heavy metals of one type of another or pesticides. I aired a radio show with Dr. Joe Hickey, MD, several months ago who offered some fascinating perspectives on diagnostic assessments for heavy metals and detox protocols that succeed for people with Parkinson’s.

If the diagnostic assessments show toxins  – then a strategy would be to set in motion a detox program to release toxins gradually and safely. The hydration is obviously a key but some toxins need a little extra nudge to leave your body. They do not exit willingly unless gently encouraged.

If the nudge is too aggressive you can pay dearly for the consequences. You certainly want to be rid of the toxins, but not at the expense of feeling lousy for months on end.

I have received a number of reports from people who report a worsening of symptoms when their detox programs are begun. This may be due to an inadvisable protocol or to a detox program that is too aggressive. It is best to proceed with detox programs slowly. Do not expect immediate relief. Working with a health care practitioner who is an expert on safe and gentle detoxes also can be very helpful.

People often assume that because they are feeling worse, the detox program is making the situation worse. They thus decide to abandon the detox program.  Instead of giving up, I suggest that you recognize that toxins are an issue.  Search for another detox protocol that offers a more gentle release.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Pioneers of Recovery