When you step away from any diagnosis such as Parkinson’s disease you are in a position to acknowledge there are likely to be many systems which are compromised. The causes of Parkinson’s as evidence in neurological challenges are multi-faceted. This is why symptoms manifest so differently in people.
Pouring more dopamine in your body may provide a temporary relief from your symptoms. Great. If that is all you expect or want, fine. But, why not dig a little deeper and ask the question:
What are some of the the potential causes of my symptoms?
My research over the past decade as reported in part in Pioneers of Recovery reveals that there are many potential causes.
Causes of Parkinson’s
- Perhaps you have an infection from a tetanus inoculation.
- Perhaps your liver is clogged with toxins.
- Perhaps your gall bladder is bloated.
- Perhaps the healthy flora in your intestines is absent.
- Perhaps your appendix is infected.
- Perhaps your tonsils are filled with bacteria.
- Perhaps your organs are infested with Candida.
- Perhaps you have a bacterial infection (like Lyme).
- Perhaps you have manganese in the delicate tissues cells of your brain.
- Perhaps you have mercury in your kidneys.
- Perhaps your muscles (not your bones) have too many calcium deposits.
Of course, the above list is a cursory preview of dozens of possible causes. When you
acknowledge that there exist many potential causes, it is easy to understand why talk
of a “cure” for Parkinson’s symptoms is silly. Any “cure” depends on the cause.
Once you know the cause or causes of your symptoms, you can engage a set of therapies
that can potentially help your body heal.
How can infusing your body with more dopamine help your body release manganese in your brain or infection in your liver or bacterial in your tonsils? It obviously cannot.
Most people have a good idea of some of the primary causes of their symptoms. Again, ask yourself this simple question:
What is causing my symptoms?
Become your own doctor. Act on your own hunches whether they come from a PhD (like myself) or anyone else for that matter. Celebrate the result when you focus your attention on addressing a specific reason for the symptoms rather than suppressing them with medications.
Robert Rodgers, PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease