TrustÂ that your body knows what it needs toÂ come
back into balance.Â I think there is a special skill
involved in being able to communicate withÂ your
own body.Â The skill requires the ability to check inÂ
regularly to see what your bodyÂ needs.
I think it helps toÂ think about what you can do
in the moment rather than trying to figure out
one single huge intervention that you can do
(such as visit clinic A or take supplement B or
see doctor C).Â We work with this skill atÂ
Jump Start to Wellness.
For example, let’s sayÂ you are in a stressful
situation. YourÂ body will probablyÂ giveÂ out the
usual signals of stress. Symptoms will flare up
(such as more shaking, trembling, greater
rigidity or whatever.Â . ) Are you noticing? Â
ThisÂ is your stage cue to reduce the stress
in the moment.Â Â
I think a key is first to make conscious the
usualÂ reality that the underlying trigger for the
symptomsÂ involves some combination of fear,
stress and trauma. It thus helps to begin watching
yourself closely and noticing when the stress
flaresÂ up. When you can monitor your stress
levels every moment, you can learn how to
get your body out of stress and into a more
Alternatively,Â if you have having increased
symptoms,Â your body may be having problems
processing allÂ the supplements and medications
you may beÂ taking in conjunction with theÂ food
youÂ eat.Â You may feel sluggish or depressed.
When everything is combined together, the level
of toxins can begin to overwhelmÂ yourÂ immune
When yourÂ body gets overloaded with
substances it can not process (which can
include medications of one type or another,Â
toxins, pathogens, etc.) the immune system
crashes. Again, symptoms will get worse.
This is when the toxins begin to take their toll.Â
If this happens it wouldÂ helpÂ toÂ investigateÂ
ways to detox your body.
Your body will tell you what it needs. The
symptoms are important signals. In the end,
it is all a question of inviting your body to
come back into balance moment to moment.Â Â
Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Â Â© 2008 Parkinsons Recovery