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Jump Start to Recovery

 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.

The Jump Start to Recovery Course offered by Parkinsons Recovery founder Robert Rodgers PhD convenes classes on Saturdays in February and March 2020.

Regular Tuition $148
$98 Early Bird Registration Expires January 30th  

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 2020?

Jump Start to Recovery provides he resources and support needed for a successful journey down the road to recovery.  This 2020 course includes:

  • Six (6) live sessions with me as your instructor
  • No need to travel anywhere. Connect from your home or office using a telephone or your computer 
  • Classes convene Saturdays at 2:00 pm pacific time beginning February 8th 
  • 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)

Lillian comments on Jump Start to Recovery

The 2020 Jump Start to Recovery Course Begins Saturday February 8th    

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 . You can access the online Jump Start course from your computer or phone.

Jump Start to Recovery 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 during each of the classes with replays and notes always available.

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

The Jump Start to Recovery online course (which you can access anytime from anywhere) includes:

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.

Why not set the intention to formulate a personalized recovery program that supports a successful journey down the road to recovery in 2020? Get access to all the videos, lectures, audios and support resources right now. Classes convene Saturdays at 2:00 pm pacific time February 8th, 22nd, 29th, March 7th, 14th and 21st.

Replays and Notes are available for all classes.

Most participants have to miss a session or two because of other pressing commitments. All classes are recorded and available for replay at a later time.

Regular Tuition $148
$98 Early Bird Registration Expires January 30th 


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.
Hi Robert,
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,

It goes without saying that my 2020 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 and some  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.   

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 for replay at a later time.

Regular Tuition $148
$98 Early Bird Registration Expires January 30th 

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.

Hi Rob: 

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 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 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.

Hello Robert,
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 Jump Start to Recovery

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. 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.

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 Fresh Foundation for Celebrating a Jump Start to Recovery

Much of the research I have done over the past decade and a half involves identifying the therapies and treatments that help people with Parkinson’s get relief from their symptoms. I know a great deal about what helps because people with the symptoms of Parkinson’s tell me what helps them.

What lies at the foundation of the symptoms? Some researchers believe genes lie at the foundation. I enthusiastically applaud their work. Other researchers believe chemical and hormonal imbalances lie at the foundation of symptoms. I enthusiastically applaud and support this stream of research. Still other 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. Once the cause has been identified, appropriate therapies can be pursued to reverse  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

Regular Tuition $148
$98 Early Bird Registration Expires January 30th  

The Path to Recovery Starts with Jump Start to Recovery 

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
Olympia, Washington

   © 2020  Parkinsons Recovery

Giant Leap for Recovery

Take a Giant Leap for Recovery
By Taking 14 Small Steps
Over Seven Weeks

Tuition $148
Fourteen Giant Leap for Recovery Classes Begin Saturday January 18, 2020

After 14 years of intensive research I have documented dozens of natural therapies that make is possible to take a giant leap for recovery from 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 …

  1. Where do I start?
  2. Which options are right for me?
  3. Which therapies offer the promise of relief from my symptoms?

What has happened is unexpected. Many people do not 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 its 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 Class Details

Classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 am pacific time. The first of 14 steps in my course will be introduced and fully explained Saturday, January 18, 2020. 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

Cheers Manon

The second step will be introduced and explained Sunday Janury 19th at 12:00 am pacific time USA. Subsequent classes convene Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 pacific time for a total of seven weeks. Dates for the classes are:

January:  18, 19, 25, 26
February: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29
March: 1

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 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.

Tuition $148
Fourteen Classes Begin Saturday January 18, 2020

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004 Parkinsons Recovery
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
Olympia Washington


Revealed: Natural Therapies to Reverse Parkinson’s Symptoms

Results of the Parkinsons Recovery Holiday Survey continue to flow in. Dozens and dozens of natural therapies were reported to help reverse symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. I want you to know about several in particular reported to have been helpful.


You are invited to watch videos I prepared about a few of them. To do so, click on the secure link below. Then, enter your first name and email address in the fields provided. I will then email you links to the videos I have prepared for you to watch.

Click Here Then Enter Your First Name and Email Address to Receive Links to the Videos 

P.S. I was surprised to see some of the therapies reported on the survey to have been helpful. I suspect you will too.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Olympia, Washington

Three Dynamite Solutions to Walking Difficulties

Having just completed teaching an eight class course titled Rock Solid Walking. I wanted everyone to know about three suggestions that have a direct impact on transforming problems with walking…
I prepared videos and written explanations of each solution. To watch the videos click on the secure link below. Then, simply enter your first name and email address in the fields provided so I can email you links to the videos I have prepared for you to watch.
Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
Olympia Washington

Rock Solid Walking

Are you interested in rock solid walking? Are you sometimes anxious because of a fear you might …

  • Freeze
  • Trip
  • Stumble
  • Fall

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.

Three suggestions float to the top of importance that offer solutions to poor posture, the disconnect between the mind and the body and issues with grounding.  They are important because they are effective. I want you to know about them because you have probably never heard about them.

rock solid walking videos

Click the image to the right, then enter your first name  and email address in the fields provided so I can send you emails with links to the videos which describe little known ways to make walking rock solid.

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. Guests who experience Parkinson’s symptoms have revealed how they have succeeded in improving their own gait, walking pace and overall stability. 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  offer practical suggestions that they use with their patients. These remarkable insights are incorporated into the course curriculum.


Course Overview

Ease of mobility is derailed when there is a disconnection between the mind and the body. This course covers how to restore this connection.

The Fundamentals

Discover tried and true strategies that make it possible for walking to be balanced, centered, stable and safe every time.


A reason for falling, tripping and freezing is a lack of grounding. The human energy field that supports the physical body is top heavy. Center of gravity is at the front of the  body. Discover ways to balance and center the energy field.


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.


Light can have an immediate effect on effortless mobility. Exposure to specific light frequencies and colors will shift walking from being awkward to effortless.


Sometimes a limitation or obstruction of peripheral vision accounts for mobility challenges. Wearing glasses can correct distortions in peripheral vision. Other times it is a question of where you focus when walking.


Studies find that listening to music with well defined beats and rhythms facilitates a steady and reliable pace of walking.


Studies report that mindfulness promotes walking that is rock solid. Become totally aware of the “now” experience rather than regretting the past or worrying about the future.


Exercises are introduced that address specific problems with mobility including poor posture, rigidity, freezing and shuffling.

The online Rock Solid Walking course is accessible using any phone or computer.

Click on the image below for more information about Rock Solid Walking Online Course which is accessible anytime, anywhere from any device. rock solid walkingRobert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery
Host of Parkinsons Recovery Radio

What Really Matters

What really matters when it comes down to a successful program of recovery? 

What needs to happen to celebrate a reversal of neurological symptoms?

Results of a Parkinsons Recovery survey answer these questions. What survey you ask?

In September 2019 I sent out a one question survey to members of the global Parkinsons Recovery audience. The question asked on the survey was:

Please list below natural therapies that have helped you experience relief from symptoms of Parkinson’s disease”

I was surprised and awed with the variety and diversity of therapies reported to have been helpful. When I examined results of the survey, I asked myself the question – what is the common theme here?

The answer quickly became crystal clear. Therapies reported to have been useful in reversing Parkinson’s symptoms turn down the volume of the sympathetic nervous system (which inflames symptoms) and switch on the parasympathetic (which soothes symptoms).

There is no single approach, method or therapy that flips the switch.  Each person discovers their own unique way to make this happen for themselves. Dozens of therapies are reported to have been useful in this regard as reflected in my survey.

The new What Really Matters online course rolls out a comprehensive explanation and review of each option. Visit the course page listed below for more information and to take advantage of the 7 day free trial.

What Really Matters

Which ones among the many natural therapies will offer relief from your Parkinson’s symptoms? Consider the following possibilities.


Turmeric helps prevent depletion of dopamine, reduces oxidative stress and reverses inflammation


Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant which helps address issues with rigidity and constipation.

Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

Lion’s Mane Mushrooms show welcome benefits as a therapy to reverse symptoms

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)

One reason detoxes are unsuccessful is compromised circulation. PEMF is an ideal therapy to address this problem.

Passion Flower

Some persons who experience neurological symptoms report Passion Flower has been helpful


Fasting is a natural way for the body to produce ketones which are the most efficient fuel for our brains.

Eliminate Dairy

Research consistently reports that eating dairy is a significant predictor of who experiences symptoms of Parkinson’s.


Research studies report that CBD helps to shut down anxiety. Once anxiety is brought under control, relief of symptoms follows.

Light Therapy – Photobiomodulation

Reports from persons who experience symptoms of Parkinson’s indicate light therapy has a beneficial impact on symptoms for 9 out of 10 users

Fava Beans

Aunt Bean has formulated a home made fava bean tincture that offers welcome relief from her Parkinson’s symptoms. Here is the recipe so you can prepare it for yourself.

Food as Medicine

Do you insist on only eating organic food? Great, but guess what? Eating organic is not enough. The food necessary for cellular healing is actually not available or sold in most food outlets.

N-Acetylcysteine (NAC)

N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) is a natural anti-oxidant that boosts glutathione levels which are usually dangerously low in persons diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Low Dose Naltrezone (LDN)

Low Dose Naltrezone (LDN) is a prescription medicine that boosts the immune system. It is reported by some persons diagnosed with Parkinson’s to have been beneficial.

Dozens of natural options have been shown to offer relief from symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The listing of possibilities above offers a sneak preview of the many shown to be helpful.

Among dozens of others, these options are rolled out in my new “What Really Matters” online course. Each option is thoroughly documented, accompanied by the research evidence (when available) that evaluates each option’s efficacy for persons who experience Parkinson’s symptoms. Selections are inspired by what members of my audience report has helped them get relief from their symptoms.

Visit the page below for more information and to check out this new course with the free 7 day trial.

What Really Matters

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery
Olympia, Washington


CBD Oil for Parkinson’s

New breakthroughs by CTFO in the science of CBD oil have resulted in the development of new CBD products that significantly increase its penetration with a resultant beneficial impact on symptoms.  Several short videos have just been posted on the new CTFP website that  explain this new discovery.

What is the difference between CBDa and CBD oil? CBDa is a precursor to all CBD products. It CBD Oilis extracted from the hemp plant, more potent than CBD and more effective.

Why isn’t Everyone Taking CBDa? 
It is actually available only from CTFO. When CBDa is exposed to heat – it de-stabilizes. Researchers recently succeeded in stabilizing CBDa so that it does not lose its potency. CTFO has the patent on this process. Their CBDa products are called “10X Pure”.

If you have discovered CBD offers relief from your symptoms, I recommend that you investigate the new 10X Pure products if you have not already done so.

CBD Research

Clinical research on CBD (cannabidiol) includes studies of anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain. A listing of the studies is posted on the Parkinsons Recovery website below. Quite a few of the listed studies were published as recently as the last calendar year and even in 2019. Clearly, researchers have been finding excellent results in their studies.

If you decide to explore this option there is no risk involved. CTFO gives a full money back refund if taking its CBDa does not offer symptom relief. Simply return the used, empty bottle within 60 days to receive a full refund.

Check out the new CTFO videos to learn more about this new research development.

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


Yes. It is true that people have discovered fascinating ways to get relief from the symptoms associated with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease after getting consultations with Robert Rodgers PhD . 

Yes. There are an incredible number of natural treatment options that can be considered as possibilities. 

Yes. The best therapeutic options differ drastically from one person to the next. After all, everyone really is a unique individual who responds differently to one or another natural treatment options. 

Yes. It is often difficult to sort through the many options because there are so many of them that seem to have helped one person or another. 

Yes. Just because a particular option helped some persons you know does not necessarily mean that it will be beneficial to you. 

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And Yes – You Can Get the Help You Need Now 

After having conducted systematic research for longer than a decade on treatment options and therapies that help people find relief from Parkinson’s symptoms, I am consult1familiar with the multitude of possibilities that can be pursued. I am also well aware that no one can pursue all of them.

  1. There is not enough time.
  2. There is seldom enough money.
  3. There is rarely enough energy.

Besides, such a strategy is very unlikely to prove beneficial. To help those of you who are frustrated and confused about the next best steps to take on a journey down the road to recovery I open up the opportunity to sign up for one or more consultations in the fall and the spring of each year. The opportunity to sign up for one or more Discount Holiday 2019 consultations is now available. My mission is to help you and your family sort through which options would be the best to pursue right now.

No single option exists that will work magic for all people. Those who have the best success reversing symptoms usually pursue several options.

“I wanted to thank you for today’s consultation session. You looked at what is going on with my husband from a different perspective which I very much appreciated. It made sense since I know that my husband is very sensitive to energy and with the DBS he is definitely on overload. 

By approaching this from an energetic, physical, and emotional level and my husband’s willingness to take this three-prong approach, I think we have a great shot of getting him on the road to recovery.

Again, Robert, thank you for your insights and help!


Treatment Options for Parkinson’s Disease

What is the best combination of options for you to consider? You can certainly get information on the many options to consider from the information I have posted on my blog and aired on Parkinsons Recovery Radio.

  • Has the search for treatment options overwhelmed you?
  • Is your recovery program stuck in the mud? 

If so, I am happy to offer personal assistance to help you steer a steady course on the road to recovery.  Through a bit of trial and error over the last decade I have discovered that what helps people kick start their recovery are focused, one on one consultations with me personally. We preview together the factors that might possibly be causing your symptoms and identify the most plausible natural treatment options that offer the best possibility of reversing them.

Keep in mind I am not a medical doctor. I am a researcher – a PhD. If you need assistance with advice on prescription medications and/or surgeries you will need to consult with your medical doctor.

My consultations also come with a terrific bonus: Free lifetime access to my Online Jump Start to Recovery course which offers 24 hours of lectures and a wealth of other resource materials. My intention is to do everything possible to help more and more people reverse the neurological symptoms they currently experience.

Order one or more consultations by clicking on the link below. I will email you with the procedure for setting up an appointment time and ask that you email me a list of questions and issues you would like us to discuss together. You will also receive a link to register for free access to the Jump Start to Recovery online Udemy course.

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Hi Robert,

In the twelve step programs they always say not to stop before the
miracle happens. I felt as if our conversation this morning could be
an important part of that possibility. I really appreciated your
advance preparation in order to maximize the benefit or our time
together and being included in your morning meditation was a blessing.
I will let you know when I connect with a practitioner for both your
suggested healing methods.

Warm regards, Julie

If your need is urgent, I will make every effort to find a spot when someone cancels their appointment. E-mail Robert with a preferred day and time after processing your consultation request:


My consultation with you provided me perspective on my recovery. It is easy to slip into the perspective that there is no hope of recovery and that our best days are behind us. That is simply not true and I am finding ways every day to continue to make progress on my recovery for my specific situation. The spiritual side of this never came to mid until we spoke.

 Thank you!


Consultations on treatment options for Parkinson’s disease are done using a telephone or Skype.

I am SO glad to have talked to you today. This will be a good start for 2015…finding a new path to better health! You are so full  of wisdom and it was a privilege to tap into it today.

 Much appreciation for your kind, thoughtful, brilliant and valued words which, I am sure, will bring us to better health this year!

God bless, Betty

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

 © 2019 Parkinsons Recovery



Natural Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease

Since 2004 I have been documenting natural therapies for Parkinson’s disease that offer relief from Parkinson’s symptoms. These discoveries have inspired the following conclusions:

  • Dozens of natural therapies are effective in reversing Parkinson’s symptoms
  • No therapy helps everyone.

This week I administered  a survey asking members of my global audience to report what natural therapies offer relief from  their symptoms. Results re-confirmed my conclusions:

  • There are a surprising number of natural therapies that offer relief.
  • No therapy helps everyone.
  • Everyone discovers a unique set of therapies that work for them.

One respondent from Australia reported they had not tried any natural therapies. Is this also the case for you?

May the following summary of responses serve as an inspiration to try one or more of the natural therapies reported in this Parkinsons Recovery Survey.

Responses to the Parkinsons Recovery September 2019 survey are reported next. Informational resources that relate to the therapies reported to have been helpful are also included in this post.

Listing of Natural Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease

Respondents were asked to list natural therapies that helped them experience relief from symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. What follows is an unedited listing of responses that were received. My analysis of responses is provided in the following Parkinsons Recovery Radio Show:


Report from Germany: Photobiomodulation (vielight neuro gamm and x-plus), medical mushrooms (neuromykon of dr myko san, zagreb, croatia)

Report from Arizona: Herbal supplements, Emotion Code therapy

Report from New York: High dose vitamin B1 (thiamin hcl)

Report from Nevada:  Mucuna. lithium orotate

Report from Italy: Cold water on hands

Report from Switzerland: Ayurveda

Report from Luxembourg: Turmeric

Report from Oklahoma: CBD OIL

Report from Alberta Canada: reflexology, coconut oil, drinking water, fellowship & interaction with others, distractions, meaningful work, spiritual time with God.

Report from Montana: neck decompression (PD bend)

Report from North Carolina: Eating nuts, all varieties, fava beans and tincture, exercise,good fresh organic fruits and veggies

Report from India: Diet , Vit b12, Vit D, exercise, yoga and meditation

Report from Australia: Bowen therapy, Castor oil packs to the abdomen, sunbaths, trans dermal magnesium, THC & THCA, mucuna puriens 98% Ldopa

Report from Virginia: exercise

Report from California: take control of your own recovery, avoid stressful situations and stressful people, adequate sleep, gentle exercise (stretching), stay active (keep moving) in your daily life, ketogenic diet (low carb, no grain, no dairy, no sugars), inclined bed therapy

Report from Minnesota: Arogalife supplements

Report from Ontario Canada: Theracycle

Report from Michigan: Manitol

Report from Quebec Canada: dancing with a smile, also gluten and dairy free, osteopathic

Report from Pennsylvania: B1

Report from United Kingdom: transcendental meditation, cranial sacral

Report from Oklahoma: CBD OIL

Report from California: Exercise

Report from United Kingdom: Cats Claw tincture

Report from California: Parkinson’s Recovery

Report from Australia: Qi Gong, Mucuna Puriens

Report from California: Wisdom healing Qigong

Report from Virginia: Fava beans and tincture, variety of nuts daily, okra, papaya, black cumin seed oil, exercise , sunshine

Report from Minnesota: Passion Flower

United States: Balance class for seniors -deep breathing- to help relax.-.

Texas: Prayer, GABA 250 mg., Qigong, yoga corpse pose, Tai Chi, cranial sacral massage, aloe vera juice, grounding feet

Report from Luxembourg: turmeric green tea

Report from Colorado:

Report from California: Exercise, especially intense exercise, daily

Report from Michigan: Adherence to 7 dimensions of wellness

Report from California: Neurofeedback

Report from Michigan: has helped a lot

Report from Hawaii: Exercise daily, i.e. walking, yoga, body weight movements etc.

Report from Australia: Qigong

Report from United States: Mucuna Puriens powder, Homeopathic calming pills, enough rest, sleep

Report from Colorado: I am following the Hinz protocol (amino acids and extract of the velvet bean plant) with great success.

Report from California: PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy)

Report from Israel: Tai Chi, LDN, Rhodiola, low fat diet (almost vegan)

Report from United Kingdom: Exercise, vitamin B1 protocol, meditation

Report from Pennsylvania: supplements

Report from Pennsylvania: Meditation and yoga

Report from Minnesota: exercise

Report from Vermont: visualizing my brain and gut cells communicating instantaneously.

Report from Washington: Glutathione IV and intranasal

Report from Florida: Medical marijuana, both oils and smoking.

Report from Massachusetts: meditation and exercise, especially swimming and yoga

Report from India: i take dry coconut with turmeric and black pepper i feel this is giving me some help

Report from Vancouver Canada: Deep b8ain stimulator surgery

Report from Quebec Canada: swimming is a big help as well as yoga and pture

Report from California:

  • Parkinson’s Recov ry Web site-without doubt!!  Hugely important keeping me on track with having positive attitude
  • Exercise-especially for my legs and feet
  • Eating healthy = NO SUGAR
  • Mars Venus brand Amino acid liquid shake to get protein between medication ingestions (I am on 25/100 carbidopa/levodopa)
  • Aquas to  increase water absorption
  • Guided meditations daily.
  • Vielight neuro. This seems to loosen deep congestion in my upper head.  The X seems too strong _ at least for now.
  • Being around special friend(s) who support me. Personally I do best with one or 2 at a time
  • LOTS  of rest

Informational Resources for Natural Therapies Reported to be Helpful in Experiencing Relief from Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Informational links to resources about each therapy are listed below each therapy:


Amino Acid Therapy (Hinz Protocol)

Aroga Life Supplements


Bowen Therapy


Coconut Oil

Cranial Sacral Therapy



Emotion Code Therapy

Essential Oils


Fava Bean Tincture


High Dose Thiamine (B1) Therapy

Ketogenic Diet

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

Mannitol (Synoclean)




Photobiomodulation Light Therapy

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)




Tai Chi


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

Probiotic ME-3 Makes Glutathione in Your Gut

Glutathione and Parkinson’s Disease

Most people with Parkinson’s symptoms have a serious glutathione deficiency. Nasal sprays have been helpful to some people. Intravenous infusions have helped others. A new discovery reveals that glutathione can be made in the gut with the help of an enzyme called Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3. 

Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton discussed the critical role of Glutathione for people who experience Parkinson’s symptoms during a recent radio show interview. The ME-3 new product development he discussed is previewed below.

Probiotic Research

Probiotic research is fast transforming our understanding of human health. Probiotics in general are invaluable for maintaining good health. We’re also learning we need certain strains that produce highly specified health benefits.

One of these strains is Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3. The startling probiotic breakthrough of ME-3 began in 1995. That’s when award-winning microbiologist Marika Mikelsaar, MD, PhD and her team of research scientists isolated the probiotic strain called Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3. This unique strain is able to produce the super antioxidant glutathione. Since then, Dr. Mikelsaar has dedicated herself to researching the numerous benefits of this revolutionary probiotic.

What’s so Important about Glutathione?

Perhaps you’ve heard of glutathione. Every cell in the human body uses glutathione to maintain cellular health. Scientists call it the “Master Antioxidant” and it’s absolutely vital to:

  • Maintain a healthy immune system
  • Support the health of cardiovascular tissue
  • Promote healthy liver function

You need healthy glutathione levels, but it’s very hard to supplement it—some research indicates that it breaks down during digestion. That’s where ME-3 comes in. You supplement with the ME-3 probiotic which produces the glutathione levels needed for optimal health. It’s a new paradigm.

The body makes the glutathione. It passes through the blood brain barrier because it is recognized as produced by body rather than injected from an outside source. May you enjoy learning about this discovery as much as I did.

What Is In A Name?

The brand name Reg´Activ® was created from the words “Active Regeneration.” This expresses what occurs when the patented probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 remarkably produces and recycles Glutathione, the “Master Antioxidant,” resulting in higher levels of active glutathione functioning in the body for a longer period of time.

Availability is Limited

The discovery that glutathione can be produced in the gut naturally has resulted in a high demand for Reg’Activ products.  The Reg’Activ Liver detox has been unavailable for months at a time.  Essential Formulas (which distributes the products) formulated the new ME3 product recently which has also been in high demand. I am now only able to order a limited supply of the Reg’Activ products, so I may have to place your order on back order. I will let you know if that is the case when you order.


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X-Plus Vielight Therapy

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:

Vielight Inc – Wearable Photobiomodulation Technology

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Folk Medicine for Parkinson’s

Barbara Frank is a Holistic Practitioner, Internationally Certified Lymphologist, author of a Nobel Nominated book How To Take 10 Years Off Your Face and Add 10 Years To Your Life Naturally, who uses Folk Medicine as well as purified herbs and natural modalities to help those who want to use her expertise. She started 40 years ago and does telephone consultations for people all over the world and has had an enormous success rate. She grew up with her mother, grandfather and grandmother who practiced Folk Medicine and incorporates a lot of what she’s learned over the years and designs protocols for people based on their symptoms and complaints. This is Folk Medicine at it’s finest. For a full bio go to

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Barbara Frank, world renowned Folk Medicine Practitioner and Internationally Certified Lymphologist, whose unorthodox approach to Biblical medical teachings from the bible uses those ancient teachings to change people’s lives so they can get to the state of body that they should be in.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease




What Parkinson’s Medicines Cause Nutrient Depletions?

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 Parkinson's Medicinesthey 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.

Make Medicines Matter

Want to Make Medicines Matter? Are you …

  • 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 …

  1. Have you been wanting to discover how to get relief from symptoms without taking more medication and/or the same dose more frequently?
  2. 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.  

Regular Tuition $98
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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.

If you 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.

Regular Tuition $98
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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.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Olympia, Washington





Tame Tremors Using Natural Methods

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.

Tame Tremors 
Tuition $128

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.

  1. Tremors cause reoccurring stress.
  2. Stress inflames the tremors.
  3. 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.

Tame Tremors 
Tuition $128

P.S. The course will not address prescriptions medications which fall into the domain of medical doctors, so any issues or questions about medications will need to be addressed with your doctor.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery

Shut Down Anxiety to Get Relief from Symptoms

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 Anxiety with 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

Early Bird Special $94 available now

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease


Make Walking Rock Solid

It is a high honor for me to invite you to join with me and others on
Tuesdays duringrock solid walking March and April 2019 for my new Rock Solid Walking course.

Are you sometimes anxious because of a fear you might …

  • Fall
  • Freeze
  • Trip?

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.

Click on the image below to register for my Rock Solid Walking course:

Tuition $144
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Enter the coupon code “recovery” on the shopping cart to claim a 20% tuition discount. 

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery
Host of Parkinsons Recovery Radio

Lentil Sprouts

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

  1. Soak 1 cup Moong Lentils overnight in water. It is enough for one person’s diet for 3-4 days.
  2. Drain the water next day & leave wet. Cover with wet cotton cloth if whether is dry. Rinse with fresh water in the evening.
  3. 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.
  4. Third day rinse again with fresh water twice, the roots will be little longer. Can consume again morning and evening.
  5. Fourth day repeat rinsing. The roots are 1  inch long.  It is the best full of healthy nutrients. Enjoy morning and evening.
  6. Repeat again for next four days.
  7. 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.
  8. Sprouts act both as Prebiotic and Probiotic and are better than pre-probiotic capsules.
  9. Raw sprouts are just like cashews in taste so also i enjoy them eating raw.

Please note-

  1. Sprouts are best if consumed raw.
  2. The best thing is they increase metabolism ( digestion and absorption) of food in our bodies with many more benefits.
  3. Sprouts contain many good quality vitamins and minerals and in addition contain many phytonutrients unknown to me, you, dietitians and doctors.
  4. NO SUGAR and sugar products please.
  5. 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.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease


CBD Oil for Parkinson’s

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.

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Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery
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?

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Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease