I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 4 years ago, aged 40. Since diagnosis I decided to take a holistic approach and have not been on medication.
A recent hair tissue mineral test showed very high levels of lead, copper as well as elevated levels of aluminum and tin. I’m now working with a naturopath who has put me on a detox/chelation programme for 6 – 8 months.Â Two months into it, I’m feeling quite well energetically with clearer brain, however, the tremor has increased significantly.
I’m wondering if you have met anyone on a similar journey that have experienced worsening Parkinson’s symptoms while detoxing.
Sounds like you are on the right track with your detox protocol. Congratulations. Symptoms can often get quite a bit worse before they lift. The road to recovery is seldom smooth sailing.
You might talk with your naturopath doctor about slowing down the intensity of your detox program if symptoms are too bothersome. It is possible the current pace is a little too much for your body right now.
It is likely your body is sending you a strong signal you need to release trauma that is likely nested deep within your cells. There is a strong connection between toxins and trauma as I discuss in my book, Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease.Â It is important to address both – i.e., work on releasing both the toxins and the trauma.
Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease