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Tremor Treatments, Best Parkinson’s Diet and More

Here is a short list of questions I answered during the program today on tremor treatments and more:

  • What are the best techniques to reverse Parkinson’s?
  • Are probiotics and prebiotics helpful?
  • What about juicing to remove heavy metals like lead?
  • How about taking mucuna for tremors?
  • Is there anything that will stop my tremors?
  • Where does one start when deciding to travel down the road to recovery?
  • What about taking lots of supplements to address the symptoms?
  • I am doing all of the therapies that people say will calm tremors but they continue to increase. Can you recommend a tremor treatment that will help?
  • Is  ketogenic diet useful to address Parkinson’s symptoms or are there other diets that are better? I am confused. There are so many opinions out there!

Additional Parkinsons Recovery Resources Discussed During the Program

Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
Parkinsons Recovery Memberships:
Treatments for Tremors
Seven Secrets to Healing

Bank Cord Blood for a Grandmother with Parkinson’s?

Is it advisable to bank cord blood from a grand child for a 65 year-old grandmother with Parkinson’s?

What an interesting question! Hear my comments to this question which was posed during of the Sunday Connections programs sponsored by Parkinsons Recovery.

Robert Rodgers, PhD.
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease



Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s

What is your opinion on stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s Disease?

Robert Rodgers, PhD from Parkinsons Recovery and author of Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease offers his personal opinion about the adoption of stem cell therapy to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.

Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s



Stem Cell Treatment for Parkinsons

I am a 41 year old male with PD for 5 years now. I am still a stage I but have noticed some deterioration of my condition recently. I am seriously considering a stem cell treatment where adipose (fat tissue) stem cell will be extracted from my belly area, cultured and then re-injected back to me via a nasal spray and IV.

Can you tell me if  you know if any of your members or anyone following this website have had such a treatment and what results did they achieved, if any?



I have not received any input on this particular stem cell therapy. How about it out there? Please comment if you have had a personal experience with this particular stem cell therapy. It certainly sounds interesting to me!

There is a video here on the blog on a different form of stem cell therapy which was explained by Dr. Blanca Rameriz at the 2011 Parkinsons Recovery Summit in Vancouver. I have posted that video here on the blog. Look below to see it.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Pioneers of Recovery

Stem Cell Therapy

The following interview of Blanca, Rameriz, Ph.D., was taped at the Parkinsons Recovery Summit in Vancouver, Washington on March 8, 2011. Dr. Rameriz  previews of the therapeutic approach she is taking with stem cell therapy that she uses in Mexico for individuals who currently experience the symptoms of Parkinson’s.


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Is There Any Hope After the Medicines Stop Working?

My friend’s husband is 53 and has been living with Parkinsons for 12 years.  The medicine does not seem to work anymore. He now shakes the whole day where as before it was only once the medicine wore of.  

Is there any treatment that he can go for that will help him to live a normal life again?

Have you had any feedback on stem cell replacement therapy?




You just happened to send in your question at the perfect time for a full and complete response. Yes – there are many, many therapeutic possibilities that your friend’s husband could find that would be helpful now that the medicines are have stopped working.

Most people are familiar with the approach used in the specialty of western medicine. Help offered by prescription medicines has been useful to your friend’s husband for over a decade, but is now no longer working for him. He can celebrate the many years of relief he obtained from the medicines he has taken thanks to western medicine. Some people discover that the prescription medicines are only helpful for 2-3 years at best.

Now what? The good news is that the treatments offered by western medicine in the form of medicines and surgeries are only one among dozens of other treatment options and approaches. Recovery really hinges on broadening the perspective on recovery options and being willing to consider other treatment modalities.

Western medicine has been in existence for about 100 years. Many of the other specialties that offer profound relief to persons with Parkinson’s have been around for thousands of years and and proved true to the test of time.

You are likely wondering why the timing if your question is so perfect? I just released the new edition of Pioneers of Recovery which reports to stories of 11 amazing individuals who reversed their own symptoms.

I posted clips on the Pioneers of Recovery website from my radio shows of the 11 pioneers. You might suggest to your friend that she encourage her husband to listen to all 11 clips.  Pioneers are inspiring thousands of people to hop onto the road to recovery.

Visit the following website to hear the clips that will inspire anyone who currently experiences the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease:

Yes, stem cell therapy is one among many other options. I have posted a video here on the blog by Dr. Blanca Ramirez, Ph.D. who has had success using this therapy for people with Parkinson’s. Click on the “stem cell implants” category to the right of the page to bring up the video of her discussing stem cell therapy as an option. The video was posted on April 11, 2011.

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

Stem Cell Therapy Recommendations

I have all the symptoms of Parkinson’s.  I’m researching the different types of stem cells.  Which have been proven to be the best without side effects? Also, there are so many prices.  What is a fair price and where is the absolute best place to go.

Thank you.



Stem cell therapy is a relatively new development in an exciting field that is rapidly emerging. Dr. Blanca Rameriz, Ph.D., from Mexico, is an expert on stem cell therapy who attended the Parkinsons Recovery Summit in March. You can find valuable information about stem cell therapy by watching a video I took of her presentation that is posted here on the blog April 6, 2011. You will also find an article by her that I posted March 11, 2011. For more information, I encourage you to contact her directly.

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

Stem Cell Therapy in Parkinsons Disease

Blanca Elena Ramírez C. Ph. D

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects movement, muscle control and balance as well as numerous other functions, which occurs for the progressive death of dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra of the brain.

The main consequence of this neuronal loss is a decrease in cerebral availability of dopamine in the caudate nucleus and putamen, where dopaminergic neurons projecting from the black susbstancia, leading to a dysfunction in the regulation of key brain structures involved in motion control basal ganglia.

The origin of this disease is multifactorial and is mainly due to four mechanisms:

  • Oxidative stress
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Exposure to environmental toxins
  • Accelerated aging

Parkinson’s disease is not a single disease, but it is multifactorial, and that hereditary risk factors and modifiable factors, such as the environment, pesticides, head injuries and snuff consumption.

Its histological feature is the presence of Lewy bodies in the substantia nigra along with a loss of dopaminergic neurons in excess of 80%, however the first symptoms appear when there is loss of half of the neurons in the substantia nigra.

The most effective medical treatment is oral administration of levodopa (L-3, 4 dihydroxyphenylalanine), a precursor that is converted into the catecholamine dopamine in the brain due to the dopaminergic nueronas Nitrergic that still survive in the substantia nigra.

Unlike dopamine, which does not cross the blood brain barrier, levodopa enters the basal ganglia, which is taken up by cells with the carrier for the neurotransmitter and once decarboxylated to dopamine, it becomes a neurotransmitter.

The levodopa induces a dramatic improvement and is especially effective when administered with carbidopa, which enhances its effectiveness in treating akinesia (loss of movement) and rigidity in early and intermediate stages of Parkinson’s disease, but long-term complications appear such as dyskinesias (involuntary movements) and on-off episodes, and the drug is not effective in advanced stages of the disease, because there are no dopaminergic neurons that convert levodopa into dopamine.

Neurogenesis declines with age and correlates with the appearance of neurodegenerative diseases, and there is no way to recover lost neurons except the stem cell therapy.

The stem cells are undifferentiated cells capable of self-renewal and transformation into different specialized cell types. They can be obtained from various sources.  The stem cells under certain conditions are able to self-renew for long periods and can remain in a pluripotent state until they receive a signal, in response to which they give rise to cells that are specialized.

The aim of cell therapy is to replace cells that have degenerated by other cells  that can fill their role. The generation of new cells in the adult central nervous system is now not only one of the most important discoveries, but a path to prevention and treatment. Until just two decades ago, it was thought to be impossible to regenerate neurons. We have found that stem cells have the ability to regenerate missing neurons and repair damaged ones.

The cell lines that have successfully used adult stem cells for the treatment of Parkinsons disease are derived from an ectoderm lineage. This treatment is available in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, approved  by the International Society of cell therapy with stem cells and regenerative medicine and anti-aging, and by the Medical Center of regenerative cell therapy and anti-aging medicine. This treatment is safe and effective, and because it has no side effects and does not generate rejection.

This treatment is based on the application of allogeneic stem cells in addition to other  substances that induce neuronal growth. Each  treatment involves the application of 5 intravenous injections at intervals of 4 to 7 days. Depending on each case, several cycles of 5 applications may be necessary, either continuous or intermittent, where you can leave a period of several months between them. Each injection is done on an outpatient basis without hospitalization.

The first treatment suggested the ectoderm lineage. The following treatments may be used from any one of three lineages: endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm.

In Puerto Vallarta this treatment is offered with a custom-made approach after clinical assessment by a multidisciplinary team of professionals in the field.


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Blanca Elena Ramírez C. Ph. D, General Physician, diploma in haematology, diploma in emergency medical surgical by UNAM, and especialized studies in cell therapy.
Doctor Office: Street Francia #203, Colonia Versalles, Puerto Vallarta Jalisco, Mexico.
Phone office: 3222936699
Cellular phone  3221286112

Stem Cell Research and Parkinson’s Disease

Below is a letter that Terry Shapiro has forwarded to her senator today.  Terry urges everyone with the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease to contact their representative about this important policy issue regarding stem cell research.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

September 2, 2010

Dear Senator Boxer

As a member of the Parkinson’s community, I am looking to you to ensure that federal funding is restored for embryonic stem cell research (ESCR).

It is imperative to restore federal funding for this promising research. ESCR holds the potential of delivering better treatments and possibly cures for diseases like Parkinson’s. Researchers should not have to terminate research projects midstream, invalidate results in process, and impede or negate years of scientific progress.

Are you going to make embryonic stem cell research legislation a priority this fall so that this potential life-saving research can continue? I hope that you will join with the majority of  Americans who support this promising research.

I look forwarding to hearing from you regarding your support for ESCR.


Terry Shapiro

Parkinson’s Stem Cell Therapy


I’ve been researching Fetal Cell Implants.  What is your position on this subject?


If we give the body the fuel (through food) that it needs, it can heal itself and replace whatever deficiencies are present in the body – whether stem cells or neurons or the cells that produce dopamine. The body can not manufacture the food that it needs to function itself, so our responsibility is to give our own bodies the fuel it needs to do its own work.

My belief is that external interventions in the long run usually undermine the body’s natural ability to heal. They can create an underlying imbalance among the body’s intricate systems that are all interrelated. We may be able to fix one issue in the body, but this will ultimately impact all of the other systems. The body has difficulty keeping balance when external forces take control over one or more of its functions.

I have planned to do an interview with a researcher working outside the box who is investigating how the body manufactures its own new stem cells.  This possibility is certainly exciting. I will place that interview higher up on the list so we can all learn more about this fascinating possibility.  I personally think the body is capable of doing anything.


Is there another source (book) that you would recommend that outlines overall diet (recommended foods, and foods to avoid) specifically for PD?


There are several wonderful sources that are fantastic for giving you the basic foundation of nutrition that is necessary to heal illness. You can get extensive information about Dorit’s recipes and her work on the Parkinsons Recovery Member web site. Her work is awesome.

There is also a very informative interview I did with her that is posted on the web site. By listening to my interview with her you hear some wonderful suggestions for people with the symptoms of Parkinson. I have received many rave reviews about that particular interview.

You can sign up until May 31st  to get free access to the member website at for 30 days. Hang around the member web site for 30 days. Take advantage of all Dorit’s recipes and information you will find on the website. Her books are listed there, along with recipes she recommends that are posted daily. You can experiment with a few of her dishes to see if her approach helps you feel better.

If you are taking certain medications, be aware that there are very specific dietary issues that can arise. For example, eating protein interferes with the efficacy of certain medications. Be sure to consult with your doctor or nutritional counselor about any possible confounds with medications you may take in conjunction with the dietary program you decide to adopt.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

Stem Cell Implants and Parkinson’s


Greetings – I am getting more information from/about two
different private facilities that do stem cell implants. 
Both advertise on the internet.  One is in Cologne, Germany
and the other is in the Caribbean.  While there are  no
guarantees, both claim to have made dramatic improvements
in Parkinson’s patients.
Notwithstanding the prices they charge, I’m tempted to
spend a good deal of my limited savings on one of them.  Why?

Because I am approaching desperation.  I’ve had PD for 20+ years
(I’m now age 67) and my symptoms–mainly dystonia,
depression, and fatigue– are worsening day by day.
I happened across your web site.
Please tell me what you would do if you were in my shoes.
Many thanks,
George .


My short answer:

I would search for more information about stem cell implants and
try other natural approaches first.

My long answer: 

I would be highly suspect of anyone who promises a single
approach will do wonders for permanently relieving the 
symptoms of Parkinson’s.  My understanding of its causes
suggest to me that changes in life style and a multi-faceted
approach are necessary.

I have talked with many people in many countries who have found
ways to get relief from their symptoms and no one yet has told
me that stem cell implants are the reason they are feeling better.
By asking the question and posting it here, maybe we will discover
invite people who have tried stem cell implants to tell us about
their experience.

I have talked with a naturopath doctor who tells me he
has a novel stem cell procedure that is producing good results for
people with Parkinson’s. I will put him on top of my long list to
interview, so you can hear his story. 

My guess is this: It may be that stem cell implants do provide
temporary relief, but I doubt at this point they will provide
long term relief. (Let me stress I really have no evidence at
this point to know if this is true).

I have concluded from working with many people with Parkinson’s
and from interviewing many people with Parkinson’s that the causes fall
into a minimum of two categories: trauma/stress and toxins.

If you are carrying significant trauma in your tissues or holding
the effects of stress in your body, stem cell implants will not
succeed in releasing them. Other approaches are needed.
If you have an overload of toxins in your body, stem cell implants
will not help your body purge them. Other approaches are needed.

The other important issue I want to raise is the following:
Bu concluding your body needs a fresh batch of cells because the
existing cells are defective is a rather devastating statement
to the existing cells. You are saying to them –

“You are not doing your job.”

Think of the feeling someone might have who has been fired
from their job despite the fact they are doing everything
right and putting in 110% effort. The existing cells –
who I strongly believe have a consciousness – are certainly
going to wonder what is happening.

“Have I been fired without cause? Are replacements willing to be paid
minimum wages being sent?”

Your challenge is formidable to be sure. You have been
suffering from the symptoms for 20 years. You are not
feeling better and have good cause to be at your wits end. 
It must be hard to find the motivation to do anything for yourself.

You might explore low cost ways to get a boast in energy so
you can begin feeling better. Some people find nutritional IV’s
are helpful (where you give your body an infusion of vitamins
and minerals it needs).

Eating fresh food each and every day helps. Juice with fresh
vegetables if you can.  I will be writing soon about nutritional
approaches to recovery that have helped many people with horrible
symptoms feel better. Finally, exercise every day will help.

I am doing teleseminars which are an exciting development for
me. I had been interviewing people privately. Some of
my interviews now will be live.

I am doing a live interview with John Coleman on September 4th.
(See the blog entry that appears yesterday). John has awesome ideas
about what you can do to get relief from your symptoms.
He is symptom free today. Be sure and join us. You can ask
questions through an interface on the web.

Anyone else out there have any experience with stem cell
implants? George and I would love to hear from you.

Robert Rodgers
Parkinsons Recovery 

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