Maybe You Have Lyme Disease and Not Parkinson’s Disease

I will soon be hosting several guests on the Parkinsons Recovery Radio Show who will discuss the unbelievable role that Lyme disease has for a surprising number of people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Symptoms of a Lyme infection are similar to the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Many people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease actually have a Lyme infection. A variety of treatment protocols for Lyme are used by doctors with varying degrees of success, but everyone who treats Lyme agrees that it is a nasty infection to heal.

Some of you have heard my radio show with Lexie or had the opportunity to meet her in person at the Santa Fe Summit. Lexie has been taking LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) to treat her own Parkinson’s symptoms with notable success. At her Santa Fe Summit presentation she reported that she only experiences symptoms when she is straddled with an overload of stress. At all other times she is symptom free.

Why should LDN help to reverse Lexie’s Parkinson’s symptoms? A fundamental cause of her symptoms is likely to be an infection of some sort (like Lyme). LDN helps to strengthen the body’s immune system. Once the immune system is brought back on line, the body is better equipped to heal infections naturally.

Why is a body unable to heal infections like Lyme disease naturally? When I give you the answer you are going to know instinctively that I am right. The factor that accounts for the inability of the body to eliminate infections like Lyme naturally is trauma. When trauma has been experienced (whether physical or emotional) effects of the trauma are long lasting. They become trapped deep inside the body at the cellular level. Tissues of the body tighten up as if there were in a vice grip.This is why muscles of many persons with Parkinson’s symptoms can be so hard and inflexible.

The long term result of trauma is to destroy the body’s immune system. When the immune system is shot, the body does not have a prayer of eliminating infections without a little outside support of one type or another.

Want More Information about LDN as a Treatment Protocol?

If you are interested in LDN as a treatment protocol you can get the full scoop from a video of Lexie’s Santa Fe Summit presentation which is now available as a DVD. For more information visit:

Keep in mind that LDN is not a quick fix. Lexie has been taking LDN for several years now. Also keep in mind that no therapy exists that will help everyone reverse their symptoms. What helps one person may not necessarily help you. What does help everyone is to release any and all trauma and stress that is trapped in the tissues of the body.

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

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