Category Archives: Parkinsons Disease Information

Fundamentals of Health

I am excited to announce that my new online course, Fundamentals of Health, is available for registration today.

As many of you are aware, I have meticulously documented dozens of natural therapies in online courses that reverse symptoms such as tremors and mobility challenges. My new course addresses a bigger issue:

What basic support does the body need to maintain a steady state of health as we age as well as reverse whatever symptoms we currently experience?

Hosting interviews with 300 guests on Parkinsons Recovery Radio has proven very beneficial for me personally. It has given me the unique opportunity to pick and choose therapies that research and users report have been most beneficial. These choices have paid off for me personally. I am healthy today.

My new course demonstrates therapies I personally use to support the ability of my body to sustain excellent health. Research evidence that supports the efficacy of these therapies is also included.

Click on the link below to register for my new course:

 

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
robert@parkinsonsrecovery.com
Olympia, Washington
877-526-4646

Update from Christian Hageseth

Robert and I have recorded interviews three times in the past:

  1. September 2016: Five years no medications. Parkinson’s improving. How I had gone for 5 years without meds and was doing well using exercise and yoga
  2. January 2017: Wholistic (or holistic) how different PWPs approach their treatment.
  3. October 2018: Shifting the Parkinson’s disease mindset.
  • This is my fourth appearance on the show today, and I still hold to my beliefs.  
  1. EXERCISE. EXERCISE, EXERCISE. I cannot exercise as hard as I did before. Gradually I had to walk more and jog less. Could only 3 – 4 miles.
  2. More convinced than ever that MINDSET/ATTITUDE is the key, PARKINSON’S IS A CHALLENGE, NOT A CURSE.  When I was formally diagnosed, I was 70 years old. Life expectancy for me was 84.1. Well, now I’m 82.4. In a year and a half, I will have reached my life expectancy.
  3. YOGA remains critical.
  4. WAIT UNTIL you really must take Levodopa. Levodopa induced dyskinesia (LID) is a real deal and can be disabling. Google it on YouTube. 
  • Let’s look at my life since we last met, year by year.

2018 – I shot a video titled So High So Low for the “I HAD A DREAM PROJECT” where I hiked a three mile walk trail and climbed a thousand feet. 

Link: https://www.ihadadreamproject.com/i-had-a-dream-project-videos 

That year I also went to Uganda to demonstrate the practices I used to manage so long without meds. (Robert, this is quite a tale, plus I have pictures.)

  • 2019 – After directing the local Parkinson’s support group, I resigned so new blood could take over.

BUT: New symptoms emerged that I didn’t know about:

  1. Anomia: a language specific disturbance arising after brain damage whose main symptom is the inability of retrieving known words. But it’s not dementia!
  2. Pseudo Bulbar Affect Crying or laughing excessively upon feeling any deep feeling.
  3. Dysphagia: difficulty or discomfort in swallowing as a symptom of disease. It starts out with mucus as postnasal drip. Get to an OT!
  4. Oily, flakey skin
  5. Sleep disturbances. Fall into deep sleep in the middle of the day. And then don’t sleep well at night.
  6. Pain in bed at night. Interfered with sleep.
  • 2020 – It was a remarkable and horrific year. PANDEMIC!

No more yoga classes! No gym with weightlifting. Social interaction approached zero. 

  • 2021 – Then, a condition worse than Parkinson’s emerged: Major Depression.

March 2021 – Fell and shattered right knee – 16 days in hospital.

July 2021 – Fell and broke my right hip.

August – Severe depression, I became suicidal.

September – Chose to have a course of electro-convulsive therapy (ECT)

October- It worked, and my PD improved a lot.

The falls were due to the antidepressant I was taking may increase fall for people with Parkinsons.

LESSON: Make sure you MD goes through all meds in case a med might make falling more likely

My story with Depression

Family history is strong.

Parkinson’s did not cause my suicidal depression, genetics and environment did.  Antidepressant medication failed to work and led to my falls!

2022 – I returned to my new normal. And that’s where I am today. I just have more symptoms and feel weaker.

I followed up with PWPs who I have advised in the past.

It became clear to me: I want to coach people with PD. 

I HAVE A LOT TO OFFER!

Teach PWPs how to become a “Bad Ass with PD.” 

No more withdrawal and depression.

My PD website: www.makemostofpd.com  

Robert, I want to come back with a program I have just developed to make being a person with PD and their caregiver have a better relationship. 

New website www.the-kindness-dialogue.com 

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery
https://www.parkinsonsrecovery.com

Mangosteen

Listen to discover the findings of recent Parkinson’s studies which have identified the strong correlation between insulin resistance and a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

If you are challenged with gut issues and insulin resistance, what natural remedies might be helpful? Taking insulin might well be beneficial but that would be a prescription medicine option. What are the natural options that might be embraced? Listen to my brief set of suggestions below where I lay out a few options to consider.

Interested in mangosteen as an option to take seriously? Below I have included information about mangosteen and the recent research which suggests it is an option worth taking seriously.

There are obviously a number of different sources of mangosteen which has proven to have a wide variety of health benefits.

Watch a short video below which discusses a mangosteen product developed by CTFO (Changing the Future Outcomes). If you get high potency mangosteen and it does not offer symptom relief, you can return the empty bottle to claim a 100% refund plus shipping. I suggest this as a possibility because it is a no risk option to consider. You of course may well have other options to acquire mangosteen. The mangosteen described below should provide the best option to see if it may help address the issue of insulin resistance.

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Click the link below with information about the Zanthomyst (mangosteen) product.

https://parkinsonsrecovery.myctfo.com/xanthomyst.html

Research on Mangosteen and Insulin Resistance

The study below uses rats which is the standard protocol used by researchers. Human studies are seldom launched until studies using animals demonstrate effectiveness. It will likely be another 5-10 years before studies with human subjects are published.

Pharm Biol. 2023 Dec;61(1):241-248. Alpha-Mangosteen lessens high-fat/high-glucose diet and low-dose streptozotocin induced-hepatic manifestations in the insulin resistance rat model. Vivian Soetikno , Prisma Andini , Miskiyah Iskandar , Clark Christensen Matheos , Joshua Alward Herdiman , Iqbal Kevin Kyle , Muhammad Nur Imaduddin Suma , Melva Louisa , Ari Estuningtyas

Abstract
Context: ?-Mangosteen (?-MG) attenuates insulin resistance (IR). However, it is still unknown whether ?-MG could alleviate hepatic manifestations in IR rats.

Objective: To investigate the effect of ?-MG on alleviating hepatic manifestations in IR rats through AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and sterol-regulatory element-binding protein-1 (SREBP-1) pathway.

Methods: IR was induced by exposing male Sprague-Dawley rats (180-200 g) to high-fat/high-glucose diet and low-dose injection of streptozotocin (HF/HG/STZ), then treated with ?-MG at a dose of 100 or 200 mg/kg/day for 8 weeks. At the end of the study (11 weeks), serum and liver were harvested for biochemical analysis, and the activity of AMPK, SREBP-1c, acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-?, interleukin (IL)-1?, IL-6, insulin receptor substrate (IRS)-1, Bax and liver histopathology were analyzed.

Results: ?-MG at both doses significantly lowered ALT, AST, triglyceride, and cholesterol total by 16.5, 15.7, 38, and 36%, respectively. These beneficial effects of ?-MG are associated with the downregulation of the IR-induced inflammation in the liver. Furthermore, ?-MG, at both doses, activated AMPK by 24-29 times and reduced SREBP-1c by 44-50% as well as ACC expression by 19-31% similar to metformin. All treatment groups showed liver histopathology improvement regarding fat deposition in the liver.

Conclusions: Based on the findings demonstrated, ?-MG protected against HF/HG/STZ-induced hepatic manifestations of the IR rats, at least in part via the modulation of the AMPK/SREBP-1c/ACC pathway and it could be a potential drug candidate to prevent IR-induced hepatic manifestations.

Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Aug 27;21(17):6211. Mangosteen Pericarp and Its Bioactive Xanthones: Potential Therapeutic Value in Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and Depression with Pharmacokinetic and Safety Profiles. Ha Thi Thu Do, Jungsook Cho

Abstract
Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), and depression are growing burdens for society globally, partly due to a lack of effective treatments. Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana L.,) pericarp (MP) and its xanthones may provide therapeutic advantages for these disorders. In this review, we discuss potential therapeutic value of MP-derived agents in AD, PD, and depression with their pharmacokinetic and safety profiles.

MP-derived agents have shown multifunctional effects including neuroprotective, antioxidant, and anti-neuroinflammatory actions. In addition, they target specific disease pathologies, such as amyloid beta production and deposition as well as cholinergic dysfunction in AD; ?-synuclein aggregation in PD; and modulation of monoamine disturbance in depression. Particularly, the xanthone derivatives, including ?-mangostin and ?-mangostin, exhibit potent pharmacological actions. However, low oral bioavailability and poor brain penetration may limit their therapeutic applications. These challenges can be overcome in part by administering as a form of MP extract (MPE) or using specific carrier systems. MPE and ?-mangostin are generally safe and well-tolerated in animals. Furthermore, mangosteen-based products are safe for humans. Therefore, MPE and its bioactive xanthones are promising candidates for the treatment of AD, PD, and depression. Further studies including clinical trials are essential to decipher their efficacy, and pharmacokinetic and safety profiles in these disorders.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery
https://www.parkinsonsrecovery.com

Movement Controlled by Two Independent Brain Centers

Peter Strick, chair of neurobiology and scientific director of the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute, and other scientists hypothesize there is a brain circuit in Parkinson’s patients that can be switched on and off to control movement.

Strick’s collaborators are focusing on two circuits in the brain that are hypothesized to  control movement. One circuit is damaged by Parkinson’s which results in manifesting symptoms associated with a Parkinsons diagnosis such as tremor, freezing, and poor balance and coordination.

Strick believes there is a second control mechanism that is fully functional.  When accessed, symptoms are quieted. Strick’s hypothesizes the fully functional  circuit is  switched on by strong emotions activated by positive experiences. More simply put, the endless joy of doing something that feeds our soul activates the circuit that facilitates effortless mobility.

The bottom line? The most effective “medicine” is to embrace activities that give you the greatest joy. Acknowledge the profound relief of symptoms that is associated when you “follow your bliss.”

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery
Rock Solid Walking Online Course

 

Fake Product Recommendations

No doubt about it. The emergence of Artificial Intelligence will revolutionize the production and marketing of products. Some of what happens will be beneficial. Some harmful.

AI makes the development of fake product recommendations easy and profitable. Recommendations can appear to be legitimate, but they are all fakes. AI makes it possible to have a video of a real person who claims to be using a product that has transformed their lives. The person looks to be a real human – but they are actually a product of AI.

Fake testimonials have always been a problem. With AI on the scene they present  impossible obstacles to making informed choices about therapies that will actually prove to be beneficial. I personally cannot tell the difference between an authentic recommendation and a fake one. Can you?

My suggestion to you is to forgot about considering or even searching for product recommendations. If half of them are fake – the information will obviously not be informative or helpful.

If you do not take into consideration product recommendations, what is the alternative? My answer is to ask the one and only resource that will always give you a correct and useful answer. This resource is always available to you 24 hours a day. The information is always free to access. And this resource is Robert Rodgers PhD? Duh! Wrong.

The resource that will always give you the right recommendation is to access the wisdom of your body. Trust your own instincts and inner wisdom. Your body really does know the best choices to make.

You can access the wisdom of your body by using muscle testing which I know many of you already do. If you would like to know how to muscle  questions without involving a second person, email me and I will send you my Muscle Testing PDF booklet where I present four muscle testing methods I personally use all the time.

The answers have always been available to you all the time. You only need to ask.

Email your request to robert@parkinsonsrecovery.com

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery
https://www.parkinsonsrecovery.com

Shut Down Anxiety

Naturopath John Coleman ND from Australia offers suggestions for how to shut down anxiety. Specifics on helpful therapies and methods are included in my Shut Down Anxiety online course. For more information visit the Parkinsons Recovery blog post here:
https://www.blog.parkinsonsrecovery.com/shut-down-anxiety-2/

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery

Probiotics

What Are Probiotics?

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that are naturally found in the digestive system of health people.  The assist in the production of vitamins, facilitate complete digestion and assimilation of foods we eat, balance hormones, detoxify harmful substances and generally maintain a healthy intestinal track.

Not All Probiotics are the Same

Renowned microbiologist Lichiroh Ohhira PhD and his colleagues combined the wisdom of ancient fermentation with the tools of modern science to formulate a powerful formula that achieves much more than a mere probiotic.  Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics have organic acids produced during fermentation that support the beneficial strains of bacteria necessary for good digestion.

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics (the Professional Formula) is fermented for a full five years. This highly concentrated product rapidly enhances pH in the stomach and digestive tract which helps the body strengthen its first line of immune defense. Greater levels of organic acids (such as lactic acid) result in an internal environment that is hospitable to all beneficial bacteria, including strains that are unique to the individual. Sustaining good bacteria in the gut is essential to digestive health.

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics Professional formula:

  • Requires no refrigeration.
  • Has a 3 year life span.
  • Are 100% vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free.
  • Guaranteed to be free of Soil-Based Organisms.

Orders are available at the Parkinsons Recovery website page listed below:

https://www.parkinsonsrecovery.com/dr-ohhiras-probiotics

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

 

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.
https://www.aquas.us.The Aquas are a homeopathic remedy developed by Dr. Boublik and Leonie Hibbert from Australia to facilitate good hydration throughout the body.

Here is a listing of the questions he answers:

  • Isn’t it possible to get better hydrated by simply drinking more water?
  • Why does the body become more dehydrated as we age?
  • Why is hydration so essential to a detox program?
  • How does taking the following foods help or hinder hydration: salt, energy drinks, coffee, tea, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.
  • How can a person know whether they are dehydrated?
  • What are the issues with the sources of drinking water?
  • What are the issues with structured water products?
  • 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
https://www.parkinsonsdisease.me

 

How to Get the Best Movement Possible

Naturopath John Coleman ND provides an answer to a question from a member of my audience who asks how she can get the best movement possible when taking the least amount of medications.

John Coleman’s website: http://www.returntostillness.com.au/

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery
Rock Solid Walking Online Course

 

Hydration

Hydration becomes more and more of a challenge with aging. The trigger mechanism for thirst weakens. We are hydrated, but are never thirsty so we do not drink enough water. Or, we drink only coffee or tea.

Many people awaken from deep sleep at night because they have to pee. Why does this happen? Bladder cells are – you probably already guessed the answer – dehydrated.

Some drink water continuously throughout the day. They presume they certainly  cannot be dehydrated. This seemingly logical conclusion is usually wrong.

This condition is described in the literature as short path hydration. The water you drink goes straight to your kidneys. Water is not distributed to the billions of cells in the body with  short path hydration. Your body eventually becomes very dehydrated.

Relationship between hydration and Parkinson’s symptoms

Neural pathways are very juicy, noisy networks. Water is needed for the neural firings to exist. If communications through a neural network are stonewalled because the path is dead dry, neurological symptoms result. The relationship between dehydration and tremors as well as walking challenges is strong. If you are dehydrated symptoms can not resolve.

Set the intention to become well hydrated day in and day out.

Aquas

A homeopathic remedy recommended by Naturopath doctor John Coleman in this clip of my interview with him and used by many persons diagnosed with Parkinson’s are the Aquas. This homeopathic remedy resets the body’s ability to regulate hydration.  When taken, we realize we need to drink water because we are thirsty.  The body’s intricate system for distributing water to the billions of cells throughout the body is also reset.

Visit the website below for more information and to order:

https://www.aquas.us

Constipation Therapies

John Coleman’s Home Remedy for Constipation

John Coleman ND recommends constipation therapies including a homemade cocktail for people suffering from constipation. He suggests you take this cocktail in the morning and evening 1/2 hour before meals. You prepare his special cocktail yourself.

Coleman’s Constipation Recipe:

12 ounces pure water
1/2 – 1 teaspoon Vitamin C powder
1/2 teaspoon magnesium
1 ml (eyedropper) zinc liquid
Aqua drops 
1 drop selenium

Once you get your digestive system back on line, nutrients from the healthy food you eat will be distributed to the cells that desperately need to be nourished.

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

Gut Brain Connection with Parkinson’s

Martha Carlin brings us up to date on the latest Parkinson’s Microbiome findings and research and help connect the dots to our environment and increasingly processed and toxic food systems with idea on how to build a healthy microbiome to improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

She discusses environmental toxins, diet/nutrition, stress management and exercise as ways to impact the course of your disease and how to build your own health timeline to understand what may be impacting the course of your illness and how to change the trajectory.

Probiotics website: https://biotiquest.com

Martha Carlin’s My Parkinson’s blog https://www.marthasquest.com

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery
https://www.parkinsonsrecovery.com
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

 

 

CoQ10 for Parkinson’s

Has your doctor recommended that you take Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10 for Parkinson’s) along with your regular medications? Many doctors do. CoQ10 has been found deficient in persons diagnosed with Parkinsons disease. Some health care professionals I have interviewed report some medications can deplete CoQ10 in the body.

CoQ10 is no doubt a key anti-aging nutrient. It prevents free radical damage to the DNA in the mitochondria. It is also usually recommended for persons with heart issues. A 10 year longitudinal study published in the European Journal of Heart Failure reported that taking CoQ10 improved the survival for patients who confront the constant threat of heart failure.

So it is important to start taking a CoQ10 supplement. But which which brand? There are so many choices on the market today.

I have hesitated to offer a recommendation for Coq10 until I discovered recently the research behind a Co-Q10 product produced by Pharma Nord of Denmark. First, let me explain why so many of the CoQ10 choices eat up your pocket book but offer no benefit whatsoever.

Most Coenzyme Q10 products sold today have negligible absorption rates. We are talking 1% at best. Why is this so? The melting point of CoQ10 is 10 degrees above body temperature. Most of the supplements you buy even those with oil, have crystallized.

Pharma Nord https://www.pharmanord.com has developed the most studied brand of CoQ10 globally. The proprietary heat treatment process greatly facilitates absorption. More than 75 studies have now been published that document its superior absorption when compared to other brands.

Discount

The price is also reasonable. You can order the Pharma Nord Co-Q10 directly on their website. Their professional staff generously set up a 20% discount for members of my audience. You can claim this discount only if you ship to a USA destination. Enter the coupon code PRQ10WEB to claim a 20% discount (not case sensitive). The 20% discount will soon be available to those of you will live in countries other than the US.

Check out the research for yourself. It is extensive and impressive.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Lithium Deficiency

Posted below is a follow-up email I received from Hannah that I have permission to post. This may be an option you might consider discussing with your doctor.

Lithium deficiency. Who would have thought? After my husband read the book, The Promise of Lithium, he insisted that I read it. He never reads a book this fast.

I read it and was blown away! We immediately went to get my lithium levels tested. They were so low they were considered undetectable. I have begun taking lithium, and already seeing positive changes. I think it could change so many peoples lives!

Seriously, halting the progression?! This is so hopeful and helpful. Perhaps you will fee feel the same way after you read it and get the word out there.

Hannah

Source of L-Dopa in Fava Beans

I have permission to post the following email I received from Hannah:

Hello Robert and Aunt Bean,

I recently have been diagnosed with YOPD
though I have been suffering for the past seven years from symptoms.
Today is my birthday and I am 42 years old. Even though I go to see a
functional medicine neurologist, they quickly directed me the
pharmaceutical route.

Five months into it, and I am researching as
much as I can for alternatives, and I do believe in healing!
We love to garden.

I live in Arkansas, and my family has a large
community garden that we work together. We are growing Fava beans this
year, under the wonderful directions we have found on your Fava Beans Blog. I
have been fermenting papaya, and  purchased sprout-able fava beans to
begin the process. I am 100% excited!

Some thing that recently peaked my interest after I began
experimenting by taking Mucuna is that it does not have Carbidopa in
it only l-dopa. To me this makes a big difference in its ability to
get where it needs to go in the small intestine. I was excited to
learn that unlike Mucuna, Fava has Carbidopa! Game changer. I’m
excited to try it!!!

I love reading your updates Aunt Bean and the most recent I can find
is end of last year. Praying you are doing well.

Robert thank you sooo much for the wealth of information you freely give. May you both be blessed.

With love, Hannah

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.

Click on the image below to register:. rock solid walking

Rock Solid Walking Online Course

Selected for inclusion in this comprehensive online course are the most useful tips, strategies, therapies and suggestions I have documented during the past decade and a half. Many are taken from the wisdom of guests on Parkinsons Recovery Radio.

I want everyone to know about the many proven techniques, therapies and strategies that offer the promise of reducing the troubling consequence of falling, freezing and tripping. It is high time to stop worries about having to make visits to hospital emergency rooms because of broken bones, sprains or muscle tears.

The strategies, suggestions and tips for walking have been taken from the wisdom of two primary sources: individuals with Parkinson’s symptoms and knowledgeable health care professionals. Radio show guests reveal how they have succeeded in improving their own gait, walking pace and overall stability.

Physical therapists and other health care professions who work with persons with Parkinson’s symptoms  offer practical suggestions that they use with their patients. .

 

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

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

Feet
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.

Vision
Sometimes a limitation or obstruction of peripheral vision accounts for mobility challenges. Other times it is a question of where you look when walking.

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

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

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

How to Kick Start Mobility
Practical Suggestions for How to Kick Start Mobility Challenges

Sound Therapy
Research shows that listening to music that has well defined beats and rhythms facilitates a steady and reliable pace of walking.

Light Therapy
Light can have an immediate effect on effortless mobility. For some people, wearing glasses that allow a specific color to dominate vision shifts walking from being awkward to effortless.

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

Click on the image below to register:. rock solid walking

Spinal Decompression
Problems with mobility can be caused by compression in the spine which can be corrected with a series of chiropractic adjustments.

Break Down Each Movement into its Component Parts
Any movement can be broken down into its component parts which make up the whole. Focus on the parts – not the movement taken as a whole. .

Solution for Tick Tock Walking
Re-train your body to remember how to walk with evenly paced, evenly distanced strides.

Stochastic Resonance Therapy
A new invention from Germany adds a critical feature to vibration therapy by delivering the frequency of the vibrations randomly.

Chakra Healing
Watch a demonstration of a brief chakra healing using the voice to emit sounds that open up the energy flow through chakras.

Solution for Rigidity
Magnesium is a muscle relaxant and one of the best therapies that offer relief from rigidity and stiffness..

Underlying Cause of Gait Difficulties
What really lies as the foundation of mobility challenges? Answer: Trauma locks up the muscles and freezes flexibility

Dance Your Way to Success
The Tango – among other dances – helps maintain balance and centeredness. It is also fun and energizing.

Issues with Walkers
Are you considering using a walker to prevent falls? Select one that supports good posture rather than destroying it.

Access Memories to Facilitate Rock Solid Walking
When struggling with large or small movements, recall an activity of the past that involved doing a similar movement effortlessly.

Yoga
Consistent practice of yoga helps make rock solid walking a reality

One Vitamin that Helps Maintain Balance and Prevent Falls
You may need to take more than you realize to get the benefit expected!

Click on the image below to register:rock solid walking

Robert Rodgers PhD

Founder
Parkinsons Recovery
https://www.parkinsonsrecovery.com
Host of Parkinsons Recovery Radio
https://www.blogtalkradio.com/parkinsons-recovery

X – Plus 3: New Photobiomodulation Device from Vielight

Is a problematic symptom for you involve mobility challenges? Has rock solid walking become difficult? The new Vielight X – Plus 3 device may offer the support you need to transform wobbly walking to rock solid.

The Vielight X-Plus 3 device has four components: A head module, a body module and the nasal applicator. The information below was obtained from the Vielight.com website.

Head Module

The Head Module stimulates the cerebellum. Although the cerebellum accounts for approximately 10% of the brain’s volume, it has approximately  50% of all neurons in the brain.

The cerebellum is involved in the following functions:

Maintenance of balance and posture. The cerebellum is responsible for making postural adjustments to maintain balance. It modulates commands to motor neurons to compensate for shifts in body position or changes in load upon muscles.

Coordination of voluntary movements. Most movements are composed of different muscle groups acting together in a temporally coordinated fashion. One major function of the cerebellum is to coordinate the timing and force of these different muscle groups to produce fluid limb or body movements.

Motor learning. The cerebellum is important for motor learning. The cerebellum plays a major role in adapting and fine-tuning motor programs to make accurate movements through a trial-and-error process.

Body Module

Featured in a Vielight  COVID-19 study, the body module can be used to stimulate the thymus gland to aid immune function and response. It can also be positioned over joints and certain body parts, such as the shoulder or knees, to provide anti-inflammatory relief.

Intranasal Applicator

The Intranasal Applicator is designed to improve oxygenation which  leads to increased adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels in various tissues.

Light energy absorbed by blood through the intranasal applicator  leads to an increase in nitric oxide release.

Nitric oxide is one of the most important factors affecting microcirculation. This leads to increases in vasodilation which contributes to improved oxygen delivery to tissues.

Summary

I have no hesitation in recommending the X-Plus 3 Vielight device to be considered to address mobility challenges in particular. The company is so confident in their devices that they encourage users to use their devices for up to 6 months. If you do not receive the benefit you need, return the used device Vielight for a 80% refund.

The company also offers a 10% discount to members of the Parkinsons Recovery community. Coupon code is healing4me if you order on line. if you call to order, just claim your 10% discount by indicating you were referred by Parkinsons Recovery. 

Light Therapy as Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Research Reports Light Therapy Reverses Dementia

Light therapy has floated to the top of the list as a promising treatment for Parkinson’s after reviewing results of my 2022 Parkinsons Recovery holiday survey. A surprising number of respondents to the survey reported that low level laser light therapy (or photobiomodulation) helped them celebrate relief from their symptoms.

Light therapy is not new. It has been researched under a variety of terms for over 40 years: low level laser therapy or LLLT, laser biostimulation and most recently photobiomodulation. This noninvasive therapy has been used in clinical practices to treat healing-resistant wounds, ulcers, pain and nervous system injuries. More recently it is a therapy that has attracted the attention of researchers as a therapy for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

The interview clip below is with Dr. Lew Lim, the CEO of Vielight that has developed several photobiomodulation devices.

A July 2018 a University of California San Francisco study conducted by Linda Chao PhD offered compelling support for its application to treat dementia. Eight adults diagnosed with dementia participated in the study. Four subjects received 12 weeks of self-administered photobiomodulation treatments in their homes. Four were assigned to a control group. Treatments were administered using a commercially available device (Vielight Neuro Gamma). Outcome measures were assessed at baseline, 6-weeks, and 12-weeks.

Findings revealed significant improvement in cognition and functional connectivity. Dr. Chao concluded that photobiomodulation therapy is a safe, non-pharmacological therapy that can be used to treat patients in their homes.

Results of this study are indeed impressive. Large samples are typically required for a study to show significance. Despite its small size, this study showed significant results.

Below Dr. Lim why photobiomodulation is an effective treatment for dementia.

Light Therapy Research

Individuals who responded to the 2022 Parkinsons Recovery survey reported that photobiomodulation (or low level laser therapy) was one of the top five therapies found to be most beneficial. This finding is backed up by a series of research research studies that focus on the beneficial effects of photobiomodulation for individuals diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease. Visit the link below for a listing of these study abstracts:

Since diffuse light does not easily pass through the skull, Dr. Lim’s had the brilliant idea to pass the light through a device clipped to the nose. Now, in my book of creativity, that is inventiveness at its best!

Click the image below to hear the interview and learn more about Dr. Lim’s new photobiomodulation device called the Vielight Gamma.

Vielight photobiomodulation therapy

 

It would seem at this early stage that you cannot go wrong to be open to allow light to shine brightly on the surface of your body and of course your retina!

What has been the experience of persons with Parkinsons symptoms who have been using the Vielight Gamma Device?

Thus far, several hundred persons who listened to my interview on the Vielight device purchased the neuro gamma device using the 10% discount coupon code (healing4me) Dr. Lim provided to listeners of my Parkinsons Recovery Radio Show interview. Those who acquired the device were invited to return the device to the company for a 80% refund after using it for six months if it did not offer relief from their symptoms.

More information is available here: https://www.vielight.com

The company reports to me that 10% of the Neuro Gamma units have been returned. One estimate of effectiveness is that approximately 90% of users are satisfied it helps address some symptoms. The odds are certainly in your favor that the device will be beneficial. Know also that it does not help everyone.

I have also heard from a member of my audience who is connected with a wide community of persons with Parkinsons symptoms. He reports that virtually all users experienced welcome relief from some symptoms. For some, the most pronounced results were seen in the initial 4 months or so, after which the improvements tended to level off.

Anecdotal Reports about the Vielight Photobiomodulation Neuro Device as a Treatment for Parkinson’s Symptoms

Informal feedback from users who are members of my audience is captured below:

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

Of course, it is difficult for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s to attribute an improvement in symptoms directly to the Vielight photobiomodulation therapy when they are taking advantage of other therapies at the same time. Reports above are a general summary of the informal feedback I have received in emails and phone conversations. One person told me it did not offer them the relief they had expected and returned the unit.

Like virtually all natural therapies I have documented over the past several decades, the Vielight Neuro Gamma device will not help everyone. Odds do appear to be in your favor if you decide to try it out.

Dr. Lim has has also invented a device called the X-Plus which delivers light directly to the mid brain. This device is designed to send light to the midbrain which is the location of issues associated with Parkinson’s symptoms.

For more information, visit the Vielight website. If you decide to try out the Neuro Gamma device, be sure to tell them you are a member of the Parkinsons Recovery audience and they will apply a 10% discount (coupon code healing4me) when you order. https://www.vielight.com

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
https://www.parkinsonsdisease.me
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Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Last year I interviewed Lilian Sjøberg on Parkinsons Recovery Radio. Click the link below to access the replay:

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/parkinsons-recovery/2022/05/12/a-novel-approach-for-reducing-stress-that-fuels-parkinsons-symptoms

Lilian has created an online HOPE-shortcut programme, based on this knowledge and experience, which currently consists of a stress test, practical course and coaching sessions:

H: get new hope – you can get better, learn a new way of thinking about symptoms;

O: observe your symptoms – so you know if your symptoms are decreasing or not –  notice the variation and be aware of which situations that make your symptoms flare up;

P: pacify your symptoms, learn about the 4 main strategies that people around the world use to reduce symptoms;

E: engage yourself – get extra motivation to start the journey to better health and be persistent;

Here is a brief update on Lilian’s work: A woman 70 years old explains how her life is becoming better as she reduces her stressors via HOPE therapy. Her stiffness and tendency to freeze is reduced

Visit the website below for further information:
https://hopeshortcut.substack.com/p/welcome-to-new-hope

Robert Rodgers PhD
Rock Solid Walking
Parkinsons Recovery
https://www.parkinsonsrecovery.com

CBD Therapy for Parkinson’s

My research efforts identify recently invented or formulated products that show promise in helping to reverse symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The CBD Therapy previewed in this post is just that – a new formulation that I think is worth seriously considering. It is called 10xPure Gold Super 1500 CBDa oil.

This formulation is a significant improvement over traditional CBD oils. It has been formulated to have 10 times the penetration and potency of other CBD products. This means you should be able to take fewer drops and spend less to celebrate symptom relief.

Once you purchase from CTFO as I have, you become an “affiliate” of the company. It is a direct sales company – not a MLM.

CTFO conducts laboratory testing on all of their samples to insure that the contents are organic and the concentrations match what is advertised. All laboratory testing is available for inspection. If a CBDa bottle is advertised to contain 450 mg of CBAa , you can be assured it does. When they advertise it is organic, you can rest assured it is.

I have no hesitation recommending this company. They generously extend a 100% money back guarantee if the product does not offer the symptom relief you seek. You only need to return the empty bottle within 60 days and your purchase price will be refunded.

There is no risk in trying this therapy out to see if it offers relief from your symptoms.

Watch the videos about 10X Pure Gold 1500 CBDa on the CTFO website by clicking on the secure link below:

https://parkinsonsrecovery.myctfo.com/product_details.html?productcode=super1500

I recommend this option because it offers the greatest concentration of CBD (450 mg) at the best price per mg. This means you will benefit from needing to take less to celebrate symptom relief.

Check out the research on CBD oil and Parkinson’s. You will be impressed with the number of studies reporting positive outcomes for symptoms of Parklnson’s disease alone.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD stands for “cannabinoid oil”. It is extracted from either the Hemp plant or Marijuana. CBD allows for the benefits of medical marijuana without the high that is associated with THC. As such, CBD in itself has no psychedelic properties and is generally considered safe for consumption. It is legal in the United States and many other countries as well.

CBD Side Effects

Studies of cannabidiol (CBD) report it is well-tolerated but may cause tiredness, diarrhea or change appetites.

Have You Already Tried CBD But Were Disappointed with the Outcome?

Know that no therapy – including CBD – will necessarily offer relief from your symptoms. Everyone has a unique body with a unique set of needs.

I have drawn the conclusion, however, that more people experience relief from their symptoms taking CBD than do not. In light of the now extensive research evidence, I have no hesitation in recommending CBD as a viable option.

There are two reasons why you might have not experienced the outcomes expected from taking CBD oil.

  • A first 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 find that subjects who took a minimum of 300 mg showed improvement. Subjects treated with 75 mg showed no improvement.
  • A second possible explanation is that the concentration of CBD taken was less than the concentration advertised. Because there are millions of dollars to be made selling CBD which is now legal,  many overnight companies have surfaced. Some are legitimate. Others are not. A CBD product can be listed as having a 100 mg concentration of CBD (which is a low concentration) but the actual bottle contains only 25 mg or less. As a promising new health discovery, many fly by night companies have seized the opportunity to make a quick profit by selling a product that contains little of what is advertised.

Which CTFO Products Should You Try?

CTFO continues to formulate new products that all contain their patented form of cannabinoid oil. Among the many options available I recommend that you consider getting the 10X 1500 Pure Full Spectrum CBDa oil drops. Below is the description that I copied from the CTFO website. The highest dosage (450 mg) offers the best value.

“This supercharged Full Spectrum CBD oil is hydrophilic, making it easily absorbed into the body. It provides accelerated, increased absorption and potency and acts as an anti-bacterial and prebiotic. CBD has been known to support healthy blood sugar levels, promote healthy energy levels, relieve anxiety, aid in digestion, support optimal immune function and the regeneration of healthy cells, and promote a sense of serenity and overall well-being.”

Visit the page below to watch videos about CBDa and the 10xPure Gold CBD product:
https://parkinsonsrecovery.myctfo.com/product_details.html?productcode=super1500

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder
Parkinsons Recovery
https://www.parkinsonsrecovery.com