As many forms of PD begin in the gut, and only later migrate to brain, the initiating and causal gut problems will still remain too after the brain damage has occured. We will certainly need to address these digestive tract issues, therefore, if we are ever to fully heal. In my view, even if we could correct the resulting brain problems tomorrow, if we do not also attend to the original causes which reside in gut then we will not be "fixed" for very long.Read More
I began following this line of research, and I discovered very many curious inter-relationships and joined up a number of seemingly disparate dots.... dots which would never have been connected by the specialist-centric nature of our healthcare systems!Read More
A Person with Parkinson's (PWP) typically has dental issues, salivary issues, swallowing difficulties, probably H. pylori, probably methylation disabilities, an imbalanced microbiome and slow transit, resulting in nutrient deficiencies, together with multi-drug interactions along the way. Hinz diagrammed some 29 interactions and barely scratched the surface. Unsuspectingly, those who shop and cook their own meals may provide the added edge.Read More
Based on this evidence, while I am in no way advising anyone else to do so, I have personally decided to add Mannitol into my recovery plan** and have invested in a kilo of the powder. I have just taken my first teaspoon to ensure there are no side-effects and will build up to the recommended dose over the next few days. I will report on outcomes.Read More
I cannot stress these concepts enough for PwP: food is absolutely critical to symptoms, good and bad. Food interacts with the medication too. It simply is not enough to rely on drugs, and if you have periods where the "drugs aren't working" it is vital to look to your diet.Read More
Back in march 2016. I started melting a teaspoon of pure coconut oil in to my hot tea, two or three times a day. I'd heard seemingly miraculous things about this unique natural oil. For me, the results and benefits were immediate and unambiguous. Some time after taking that first drink, I encountered my initial taste of something I'm calling "coconut clarity". I would describe this experience as the clearing of the "brain fog" associated with Parkinson's - that lack of ability to concentrate and sluggish thought processes. But it was also about the clearing of the mists of depression and anxiety. I felt happy. Not manic, not bouncing of the walls, but just happy. I also felt my eyes widen.Read More
When someone with Parkinson's comes into your life, you have a lot of catching up to do.
The point of this article is to open up your eyes to ways that you can start with what you know and begin to offer some support to someone who has a condition that is very complex and confusing to us laypeople.Read More