A Natural Approach for Increasing the Effectiveness of Levodopa

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat solution exists for the need to increase the dosage taken of levopoda taken to treat the symptoms associated with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease? I am asked this question often. Many people confront the challenge of having to take more frequent and higher doses of medications like levodopa to treat their symptoms. Most people would prefer to hold down the dosage taken in light of the possible side effects which can become problematic.

A Natural Solution to the On Off Period Quagmire

Dr. Richard Brown, MD, a recent guest on the Parkinsons Recovery Radio show, who offered a fascinating option that you might well want to discuss with your own doctor. Dr. Brown has had extensive experience treatment persons who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease

His suggestion, among others, is to begin taking SAM-e, a natural supplement which can be found in health food stores. His research reveals that people who supplement their diet with SAM-e experience

  • Lessened anxiety
  • Improved sleep
  • Enhanced energy
  • Relief from depression

Better yet, he finds that when people who take levodopa take SAM-e with their medication the positive response to levodopa is enhanced considerably. His studies show that people have to take less medication less frequently when SAM-e is taken. Their on periods are lengthened and off periods are shortened.

Studies show that SAM-e:

  • Enhances mental focus,
  • Sparks new enthusiasm for life,
  • Activates pleasures long abandoned
  • Renews optimism about the future.

Why? SAM-e nurtures the cell membranes of nerves which Dr. Brown explains is one important reason why it can be so helpful to persons who experience Parkinson’s symptpoms.

You may have come across early research on SAM-e which showed it had no effect. Dr. Brown explains that this research involved injecting SAM-e into people’s brains. Since SAM-e has to first be processed by the liver, this approach was destined to fail. The only result was to create harmful acidity in the brain.

I recommend that you first listen to my radio show interview with Dr. Brown by visiting Dr. Brown’s recorded radio show. Then, if you are so called, discuss with your doctor the possibility of taking SAM-e with levodopa as Dr Brown recommends

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

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