Symptoms of Parkinson’s

Michael gave permission to post this fascinating perspective about possible underlying meanings behind the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

I am beginning to seriously consider 
that the symptoms of Parkinson’s 
are part of a trance.
I am experiencing many moments these days
where I sense I can step out of this box
called “Parkinson’s”.
I am able to feel a little bit 
of what it might be like
to step out of this box 
stronger than that…
I can feel what seems like 
an eery state of resignation.
This resignation feels like 
something I “signed up for”
a long, long time ago
in a galaxy far, far away.
It seems as if at some point this lifetime,
I became resigned to not growing…
to not evolving…
beyond certain notions of Life…
beyond certain notions of how far 
I could possibly evolve this lifetime.
These limitations
(like any limitation) 
are clearly regarded 
as comfort by the ego
and that comfort is palpable to me.
I am beginning 
to sense the possibility
that the symptoms of Parkinson’s 
are simply one possible configuration 
of limitation that I asked to have put in place
when my evolvement reached a certain point.
When I reflect 
on where my consciousness was evolving to
before the symptoms of “Parkinson’s” seemed to occur…
one could say that I was living way out on a limb.
Way outside of societal norms.
Way outside of what’s “normally” accepted.
For most of this life, I have played the “black sheep”.
However, when I reflect on what life has felt like
since subscribing to the symptoms of “Parkinson’s”…
it feels as if my expanded consciousness 
has placed itself inside 
a much more societally accepted framework/box called…
severely debilitating illness.
While many of the people who know me
feel sad or sorry about what I seem to be going through…
there’s a subtle way 
that other people’s sympathy
coupled with my being physically limited
by the symptoms of “Parkinson’s” right now
somehow kind of keeps me a good boy…
a better citizen of the matrix…
keeps me from being more able to disturb or upset 
other people’s status quo apple carts.
I can also detect an identity present:
Hey! Remember Michael?
He got so close to “the mountain top”
but just before the summit
he got sick and finished out his life
identified with the body as Self
because he was unable to evolve
beyond a certain point in consciousness
that partly displayed itself as the illusion
of the symptoms of “Parkinson’s”.

Smelling Parkinson’s

Below is an email I have permission to post from a wife who has the unique ability for smelling Parkinson’s. She reports below that when her husband (who has Parkinson’s symptoms) was using the new Vielight Gamma device she was unable to smell it, but when he interrupted use, she could not detect the Parkinson’s smell.

I interviewed the inventor of this new device on the radio show and posted his interview here on the blog for those of you who need more information about what she is talking about when she refers to the “Vielight machine.”

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Dear Robert:

My partner has Parkinsons.  I have been with him for nearly 4 years. And he has had a strong smell, not pleasant, since that time – until using the Vielight machine.  After 3 days I noticed that his smell wasn’t there – I didn’t know he had started using the machine – it took him a few weeks to work it out! and have the confidence to try, but I did notice ‘no smell’ and when I asked him, found he had started.  I think he felt a bit more energy too.  He has been using the machine on alternate days.

About a week ago the smell had returned, not strongly but enough to notice, I said have you been using the machine? “Not for a few days” so he has started again, and no smell!

Have been meaning to feed this back to you and was reminded by posts on Facebook about a woman in Scotland who can ‘smell’ Parkinsons.

The woman who can smell Parkinson's

Joy's sense of smell is more dog than human. She's using it to help change lives for Parkinson's sufferers.

Posted by BBC Scotland News on Monday, December 18, 2017

Keep up the good work!


Functional Medicine: A New Paradigm in Medicine

Dr. Jennifer Kessman MD discusses how to heal from disease. Functional Medicine has been around for a number of years and began with Dr. Jeffery Bland’s motivation to look at medicine in a different way. Now the field of Functional
Medicine is ever expanding and a center at the Cleveland Clinic has opened its doors for care. It is becoming more widely accepted and parts of functional medicine have been integrated into a wide variety of disciplines in medicine.

Here is a list of questions she answered during my interview with her:

1. What is Functional Medicine?
2. How did you come to get involved?
3. What are the root causes of disease?
4. So, if inflammation is the basis of disease how does functional medicine help with inflammation?
5. Tell me about your experience with Environmental Medicine?
6. Dr. Dale Bredesen and others have found ways to reverse early brain dysfunction and reverse dementia. How are they doing this?
7. Do you think this can apply to Parkinson’s?
8. The immune system is a big actor in most diseases we know- how can we calm our immune system?
9. What has been your experience with environmental impact of electromagnetic fields and brain dysfunction?
10. What is the influence of stress on disease?

Q&A Two with Robert Rodgers PhD

Click on the arrow below to access the replay of the Q&A today:

Below is a listing of some of the questions I discussed today.

  • What vitamin complex have you found to be useful for treating Parkinson’s symptoms?
  • Is the Paleo diet recommended?
  • What about a Ketogenic diet?
  • What is the best diet for addressing Parkinson’s symptoms?
  • Parkinsons Recovery has introduced many natural therapies that are helping people
    address the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Why don’t we hear about these wonderful therapies from other sources?
  • Why is there so little discussion about the Marty Hines amino acid therapy? I have found it to be useful.
  • My blood pressure tends to increase when I sleep and am off medications. What can I do about it?
  • What are some natural sources of sugar other than Stevia?
  • Should I go off of Levodopa? It does not help much.
  • How can I massage my own feet?
  • What about drumming to address Parkinson’s symptoms?
  • How about using Shungite?
  • How do I find a FSR (Forceless Spontaneous Release)  practitioner?
  • How does one stop dystonia (my involuntary curling of toes)?
  • How can I best treat infections and viruses naturally?
  • Tell me about promising new treatments for Parkinson’s
  • What about stem cell therapy and deep brain stimulation?

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease





Q&A with Robert Rodgers PhD

This past week many of you emailed me questions that I promised to answer. There were so many submitted that I was unable to answer them all in a single Q&A program. I responded to the first group of questions received Monday and will follow-up Thursday with answers to more questions.  Click on the arrow below to hear a replay of the Q&A Monday:

Below is a brief summary of questions I discussed during this first Q&A program. 

  • What can I do about my handwriting problem? 
  • When I have important work or appointments,my body is in the flow and other times not. Why is that? 
  • How can I go about setting an unqualified, crystal clear intention to recover? My own language sometimes suggests I am qualifying
    the intention. 
  • What is the number one, most effective natural treatment for Parkinson’s? 
  • How do I tell whether things are getting worse from detoxing or if I am just getting worse period? 
  • What is the story on IV Chelation therapy to detox the body? 
  • What are some natural options to address sleep disorders? 
  • If you submitted a question, I will respond during a second Q&A program this Thursday. November 9th at 12:00 noon pacific time.

Q&A Two with Robert Rodgers PhD

Date & Time: Thursday, November 9th at 12:00 PM Pacific 

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Q&A with Robert Rodgers PhD Monday

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Q&A With Parkinsons Recovery Robert Rodgers PhD
Date & Time: Monday, November 6th at 12:00 PM Pacific

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Light Therapy Treatment for Parkinson’s Symptoms?

I posted several days ago here on the blog a comparison of laser light therapy with unfocused light therapy as treatments for Parkinson’s symptoms . The former requires involvement of a medical doctor. The later does not.

I know many of you are now pursuing one or the other therapy. Please. Send me reports on your experience using either one. Speaking for myself, I do not want to wait 10 years to see what the research says about light therapies. I want to know now.

As a researcher, I learned long ago that you can tell whether something works or not from even a very a small group of subjects. Let me know! This is not “publishable: research. There is no “sample” here. And there is nothing random about this. But look. I do not care a flip.

I have published a ton of studies that did not help anyone. The idea here is to help people get well now, not 10 years from now. Maybe light therapy is one of the solutions. Let’s all find out together.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
Olympia Washingon

Macrobiotics: Natural Medicine for Parkinson’s Disease

My guest on Parkinsons Recovery Radio today was Warren Kramer from Macrobiotics of New England who discussed what is involved with a successful macrobiotic practice for Parkinson’s and why it is so powerful in improving one’s health. Click on the arrow below to hear this useful and amazing interview today:

 Macrobiotics Natural Treatment of Parkinson’s
Warren discussed how to tailor the macrobiotic approach to address symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. He also previewed what foods are best to avoid and to incorporate. Interested in natural remedies to address your symptoms? He offers several natural home remedies and lifestyle factors to consider.
  • Do you have tremors? Warren has some awesome suggestions for  you.
  • Do you have mobility issues? Warren also has some awesome suggestions for you too.

Topics discussed during the interview included:

1) Where does macrobiotics come from?
2) What is the difference between what a dietitian would suggest and you?
3) Why is macrobiotics effective in healing?
4) How do lifestyle factors play a role in healing?
5) What are the most important foods that a person with Parkinson’s should avoid?
6) What foods to include?
7) What are natural home remedies? What can help Parkinson’s?

Robert Rodgers PhD
Olympia Washington
Parkinsons Recovery
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Photobiomodulation Therapies

I recently aired fascinating interviews on Parkinsons Recovery Radio about two different types of phtobiomodulation therapies (light therapies) as treatments for Parkinson’s symptoms. I believe light therapies are the medicine of the future, so I am hopeful some of you will try one of these options out so we can get an early reading on their effectiveness.
The purpose of this newsletter is to explain the difference between the two devices. One is offered by Vielight (discussed in my radio show October 4th); the other is offered by Erchonia (discussed in my radio show October 16th).How are the Two Light Therapy Devices Similar?

• Both offer the possibility (but certainly not the assurance) of
therapeutic benefit.
• Both are light (or photobiomodulation) therapies
• Both report no side effects
• Both report little research evidence for Parkinson’s
(though what exists is encouraging) ‘
• Both report more positive research evidence for reversal of dementia.

How Do They Differ?

Vielight’s Photobiomodulation Therapy

Vielight’s device is a low level LED diffuse light device invented by natural medicine doctor and engineer Dr. Lew Lim. It involves placing a helmet type apparatus on the head and a clip on the nose. The diffuse nature of LED light makes it difficult for the light to penetrate the skin. This is why Dr. Lim had the brilliant idea of inventing a nose apparatus so that the light need not have to transit through the skin. The invention is only a year old.

Designed for home use, it requires no doctor’s involvement or prescription and involves pushing one button to turn it on. Dr. Lim recommends persons with Parkinson’s symptoms use the device while going to sleep each night for 20 minutes each night.

Retail cost of the device is $1749. The company offered members of
my audience a 10% discount. To claim the discount, enter the coupon code healing4me on the Vielight shopping cart check out and the 10% discount will automatically be applied.
f you decide to try the Vielight light therapy, the company offers a generous warranty. Use it for 6 months. If it does not provide the benefit expected, you can return the used device to the company for an 80% refund.

Erchonia’s Photobiomodulation Therapy

The Erchonia device also delivers light (as does Vielight) but using a low level laser technology. In other words, light is focused and directed rather than being diffuse as with the Vielight device. It is a medical device intended for use by medical professionals to treat their patients.

There are 10 different settings to this laser therapy and many ways of using it to product the best outcome. The doctor may for, example, suggest that you tap certain acupuncture points on your face or perform certain movements with arms while device is activated and functional.

Unlike the Vielight device, you do not just switch it on and run the therapy. The doctor decides the appropriate settings to be used given your symptoms and situation.

To locate a doctor who has been trained to use the Erchonia laser therapy, visit the Erchonia website ( and search for a practitioner in your area.

If after getting a series of treatments you decide to purchase a unit for home use, the cost is $10,900. If you tell the Erchonia agent that you are a member of the Parkinsons Recovery audience, you will qualify for a 10% discount which at least puts the cost under $10,000. It is still expensive, so best to work with a doctor first to see if it will be of benefit.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Olympia Washington
Parkinsons Recovery
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease


Laser Therapy for Parkinson’s

Click the arrow below to hear my interview with Dr. Gair that discusses laser therapy as treatment for Parkinson’s and other conditions:

Dr Gair, my guest on Parkinsons Recovery Radio today,  shared the exciting research that reports how cold laser therapy can be beneficial for patients with Parkinson’s in various stages of the disease. Cold laser therapy, also known as “photobiomodulation”, is beneficial by:

  • Stimulating improved function of the mitochondria
  • Stimulating neuronal stem cells, increased ATP production
  • Increasing brain derived neurotrophic factor
  • Dampening inflammation
  • Promoting nitric oxide and glutathione production
  • Modulating immune activity

The best thing about the therapy is that when the appropriate laser is used there are virtually zero side effects. It can be part of a program of functional neurological rehabilitation under the care of a trained professional or can also be done at home by the patient on a regular basis. This therapy can also be used preventatively in patients with a genetic predisposition for the disease as well.

The laser device requires a prescription from a doctor. It is best if you find a doctor in your area to get a series of initial treatments to see if this can be a successful therapy for you. The list of doctors who have been trained to use the laser therapy can be found on 

The device, XLR8, uses two laser diodes and was developed by Erchonia, a leader in developing low level laser technology as treatment for various medical conditions.

If you have received laser treatments in the doctor’s office and found it to be helpful, you may decide to purchase a unit. It is expensive, retailing for $11,000 at this time. There is a $1000 discount if, when ordering, you tell the Erchonia agent your have been referred by Parkinsons Recovery.

Again. I recommend that you get some initial treatments from a qualified doctor before deciding to purchase a unit for home use.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease