The wife of Robin Williams revealed today that he had Parkinson’s disease. The news of a Parkinson’s diagnosis sendsÂ most people into a tail spin. Engaging a willingness to live
when confronted with this type of newsÂ is a herculean task for most people.
Robin Williams was already prone to depression. He had struggledÂ with drug addiction issues his entire life. Hearing the newsÂ that he had Parkinson’s disease may have struck the final blow toÂ his interest in living on this earth.
I have interviewed hundreds and hundreds of persons who haveÂ just been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Without exception,Â everyone is devastated. They fear the worst. They foresee no hope ofÂ healing. Most people quickly hear that the condition is “degenerative” and prospects for recovery are nill.
No wonder people get so depressed with the news of a Parkinson’s diagnosis! No wonder
such news might well have been the final blow for Robin Williams.
I am immensely saddened if my speculation above is true about the trigger for his Robin
william’s death. Why? My research on Parkinson’s over the past decade reveals that Parkinson’s symptoms are indeedÂ reversible. The condition is not “degenerative” or “progressive.”
This is what most people believe. My research shows it is not true.
- First, a majority of persons who have been diagnosed with Parkinson”s diseaseÂ probably have something else – toxins perhaps, bacteria perhaps, trauma perhaps – orÂ perhaps a combination of all three.
- Second, there are dozens of therapies and treatments that help people reverse Â Parkinson’s symptoms. Once a person identifies the primary factor that causes theÂ symptoms they can find a therapy that will help heal the condition.
The search forÂ a cause is not simple. The pursuit of successful therapies does not promise a simple fix. But, a little patience, a great deal of focus and a clear determination
to heal are the magical combination that helps people reclaim their lives.
The world has lost a talent and a spirit that can never be replaced. To prevent such a tragedyÂ from happening to others, please spread the word that Parkinson’s is not degenerative or progressive.Â It is only through thinking it is that the expectation becomes true.
The body really does know how to heal itself.Â I only wish Robin Williams had known this last week.
Robert Rodgers PhD