A Totally Fun and Engaging Way to Reclaim Good Balance and Prevent Falls

visit: Walk with Ease and Balance for more great information about the new “Walk with Ease and Confidence” membership website I sponsor through Parkinsons Recovery.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery
www.parkinsonsrecovery.com

 

Madopar For Parkinson’s Disease

Below please find my response to one of the questions asked on the Parkinsons Recovery weekly Sunday Connections celebration.

Madopar for Parkinson’s Disease

I take Madopar for Parkinson’s disease : 100mg/25mg and Madapar 50mg/12.5mg. I am sweating profusely during the day, and have to shower twice a day. What is the cause? 

Madopar for Parkinson’s Disease

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.

Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
www.parkinsonsdisease.me

Treatments for Tremors

Below is my response to one of the questions ask on the Parkinsons Recovery Sunday Connections program.

Which treatment has gotten the most positive feedback for tremors treatment that reduces or eliminates them?

What is the Best Tremors Treatment?


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The resources I mentioned during my recorded response to this question are the following:

Parkinsons Recovery Fava Bean website to document Aunt Bean’s research:

www.favabeans.parkinsonsrecovery.com

A full description of the Parkinsons Recovery Mindfulness Program can be found by visiting the following website:

www.stress.parkinsonsrecovery.com

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Road to Recovery form Parkinsons Disease
www.parkinsonsdisease.me
Olympia,
 Washington
877-526-4646

Mirapex

My neurologist says I do not have Parkinson’s but my tremors are Parkinsonisms. I take mirapex and all it seems to do is make me drowsy. I still have tremors especially when stressed. Is there really a difference between Parkinson’s and having Parkinsonisms? It doesn’t seem like it to me when people are staring at my shaking hand.

Click on the purple arrow below to hear my response to this question which was offered on the Parkinsons Recovery Sunday Connections program recently:


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Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Consultations About Options
www.parkinsonsrecovery.us

Low Dose Naltrexone for Parkinson’s

Difficulty Getting Low Dose Naltrexone for Parkinson’s Prescriptions

I have been trying to get a prescription of Low Dose Naltrexone for Parkinson’s since I came back from the Santa Fe Summit in Feb. It is very disheartening. Why is it so difficult to get? Does it work best the sooner you start?

Click on the purple arrow below to hear an explanation I offered in response to the question asked above on a recent Parkinsons Recovery Sunday Connections event that I hosted.


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

 

 

Weight Loss

We are recovering from Parkinsons disease holistically. What concerns us is his loss of weight now down to 138 pounds. Do you have any suggestions about keeping on the weight?

My husband has been doing supplements, exercise, energy work, biocranial and breathing retraining. We feel we are still at home plate and have been talking about going the western medicine way.

Weight Loss and Parkinson’s Disease

Click the purple arrow below for my response to this question given on a recent Sunday Connections Program.


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Robert Rodgers, PhD
Consultations On Natural Options For Recovery
www.parkinsonsrecovery.us

 

LDN for Parkinson’s Disease

My husband has had parkinson’s for 13 years. We are going to try LDN. In your book, Road to Recovery from Parkinson’s Disease, what do you mean when you write that LDN helps get the critters out of the body?

LDN for Parkinson’s Disease

Click on the purple arrow below to hear my answer to the question above which gave me the opportunity to clarify the reason some people with Parkinson’s symptoms who take LDN (under the supervision of their doctor) have been getting relief from their symptoms over the long term.


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Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Consultation on Options
www.parkinsonsrecovery.us

Triggers of Parkinson’s

Apparently there exists two predominant theories about the triggers of Parkinson’s, 1). toxics in one’s history, and or 2), unacknowledged, (hence suppressed), psychological/physical/emotional abuse from youth. Comments?

Triggers of Parkinson’s

Click on the purple arrow below for my comments that address the triggers of Parkinson’s.


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

Symptoms of Parkinson’s

What tell-tale symptoms of Parkinson’s might I experience in abstaining from the pharmaceuticals?

Click on the purple arrow below to hear my answer to this question when ask on the Sunday Connections Program sponsored by Parkinsons Recovery.

Robert Rodgers, PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
Olympia, Washington
877-526-4646

Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease


Symptoms of Parkinson’s

 

Effects of Complementary Therapies

What effects of complementary therapies should I be prepared to experience? Moreover, what tell-tale symptoms might I experience that signal I am moving forward in a direction that suggests the symptoms are abating?

Click on the purple arrow below for my comments that address the triggers of Parkinson’s. Robert Rodgers, Ph.D. Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease www.parkinsonsdisease.me

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How Many People Have Succeeded in Reversing Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms?

In numbers, how many, (+/- 10 to 100 if there are that many) have successfully managed overcome the malady of Parkinson’s disease?

I hear this question often. The mission of Parkinsons Recovery is to systematically document the cases of individuals who have successfully reversed the symptoms that are associated with a diagnosis of Parkinsons Disease.  I often sponsor guests on the Parkinsons Recovery Radio show who tell their own stories of recovery which are all unique and different. I have documented a number of these remarkable stories in two editions of Pioneers of Recovery. These are the cases of persons who have volunteered to make their stories public,

Rest assured I also hear from a number of people who have also succeeded in reversing their symptoms but wish not to make their stories public.

A reason that a count is not informative is that a surprising percentage of persons who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease have another imbalance in their body and so have been misdiagnosed.

In my own personal book of “counting” – knowing that just one person reversed their symptoms is all I need to hear. If they can do it – then I can do it if I am ever diagnosed with a chronic condition.

In the wash – it is the thought form that counts. I will manifest what I think. If I know in my mind, heart and body that I can reverse illness, it will happen. If I think it is not possible to heal, it will not happen.

Click on the purple arrow below to hear my answer which was given on last week’s Sunday Connections Program sponsored by Parkinsons Recovery.

Robert Rodgers, PhD
Five Steps to Recovery


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How Long Does It Take to Recover from Parkinson’s Disease?

Below is the estimate from one man who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

I am fully convinced that Parkinson’s resembles a two year head cold. It will take at least two years to recover.

Click on the purple arrow below to hear my response to this estimate of the time it should take to reverse Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Is two years too long of a period to reverse Parkinson’s disease symptoms or too short? Or …?

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Road to Recovery from Parkinson’s Disease
www.parkinsonsdisease.me


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Tai Chi for Parkinson’s

My neurologist has recommended Tai Chi to improve balance and strength for my Parkinsons. What do you know about this?

Click on the purple arrow below to hear my response to the question above which was asked last Sunday during the Sunday Connections program sponsored by Parkinsons Recovery.


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Tai Chi for Parkinson’s

To learn more about Tai Chi for Parkinson’s – click on the categories drop down menu to the right of this blog – then click on the tai chi category to view nine posts on the subject. Videos of the presentations by Bianca Molle and Mingtong Gu from the Santa Fe Parkinsons Recovery Summit can be claimed on the Summit website.

Flu Shots and Parkinson’s Disease

Should I get a flu shot?

Click on the purple arrow below to hear my response to this question which was asked on the Sunday Connections Program which is sponsored by Parkinsons Recovery.

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

Flu Shots and Parkinson’s Disease


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2014 Parkinsons Recovery Summit

Where will the 2014 Parkinsons Recovery Summit be held?  Has it been scheduled?

Click on the purple arrow below to hear my answer to the question above which was asked on the Sunday Connections Program sponsored by Parkinsons Recovery.  The 2011 Parkinsons Recovery Summit was held in Vancouver. The 2012 Summit convened in Cincinnati, Ohio. And, the 2013 Parkinsons Recovery Summit was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The question asks about plans for the 2014 Parkinsons Recovery Summit.

For those of you who missed the Santa Fe Summit, we have mastered videos of all the presentations which can be claimed on the Summit website.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Road to Recovery
www.parkinsonsdisease.me


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Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease Tips

How often should I exercise and what type of exercise is best for persons currently experiencing symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?

Hear my response to this question which was posed on the Sunday Connections Program sponsored by Parkinsons Recovery by clicking on the purple arrow below.  It is now well established that exercise is beneficial for the general population. Exercise has all of the same beneficial effects of people with Parkinson’s disease as it does on healthy individuals. In addition, it can help to alleviate some of the negative signs and symptoms of the disease such as bradykinesia. It can also reduce tremor.

The radio show that I mentioned in my response to this question was with Dr. Daniel Corcos, Ph.D.  who is Chair of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Director of the Neural Control Of Movement Laboratory at UIC. On the radio show Dr. Corcos discusses  the various forms of exercise that are ideal for persons currently experiencing Parkinson’s symptoms.

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


Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease Tips

 

Sam-e and Parkinson’s DIsease

There has been quite a lot of discussion recently about Sam-e and Parkinson’s disease. One of your guests recommended Sam-E. What dosage would be best?

My response to this question summarizes recommendations from Dr. Richard Brown., MD, who has conducted extensive research on the effects of Sam-e on the symptoms associated with a wide variety of chronic conditions including Parkinson’s disease. In my recorded answer below (which you can hear by clicking on the purple arrow) I refer to a blog posting of my radio interview with Dr. Brown.  To hear the interview scroll back on this page to the posting oon October 26, 2013 or click the link below http://www.blog.parkinsonsrecovery.com/sam-e-parkinsons
which will takes you directly to the post on this same website.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Consultations on Options
www.parkinsonsrecovery.us


Sam-e and Parkinson’s

 

How to Heal Scar Tissue

Is  it important to heal scar tissues that have been created by injuries and surgeries if you currently experience Parkinson’s symptoms? If so, what methods can be used to heal scar tissue?

How to Heal Scar Tissue

Click on the purple arrow below to hear my answer to this particular question. Most people do not think scar tissue has little impact on our sensitive neurological system. I beg to differ.

To read the post here on the Parkinsons Recovery Blog that I made reference to in  my recorded answer below visit: www.blog.parkinsonsrecovery.com/category/heal-scars

Robert Rodgers,  Ph.D.
Consultations on Treatment Options 
Parkinsons Recovery


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Best Way to Hydrate the Body

My doctor is giving me amino acid therapy. He says that I have a lot of toxins that need to be removed. What is the best way to hydrate the body, especially if a persons has Parkinson’s Disease?

Best Way to Hydrate the Body

I have identified a surprising number of methods people with Parkinson’s Disease have used to detox their body. Most  involve putting something into the body to facilitate removal of the toxins. Realize that what needs to happen is the removal of harmful substances from the body.  You may not need to put anything extra into your body other than water.

As I mention in  my response below, Naturopath doctor John Coleman, author of Stop Parkin’ and Start Livin’, is a man that reversed his own Parkinson’s symptoms who recommends people with  Parkinson’s symptoms take an Aqua Hydration Formula which is designed to help the body hydrate.  John is one of the Pioneers of Recovery who was featured in the first edition.

To hear my response to the question, click on the purple arrow below.

Robert Rodgers, PhD
Pioneers of Recovery
www.pioneersofrecovery.com


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Compulsive Behavior with Parkinson’s Disease

Are there any options to conventional medications to deal with Parkinson’s related cognitive issues: compulsive behavior with Parkinson’s disease like hypersexuality,food addiction, and aggressive behavior?

Click on the purple arrow below to hear my response to the question above which was asked on the Sunday Connections program sponsored by Parkinsons Recovery.

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


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Parkinson’s Medications

I have had Parkinson’s Disease for six (6) years and am on monotherapy of Sinemet. I have no tremor and do not experience peak dose dyskinesia, but moderate start of dose dyskinesia and and severe end of dose dyskinesia. Have you any advice on this?

I know about amantadine, but I believe it can only be effective for peak dose dyskinesia? I read that there are basically two subtypes of Parkinson’s – tremor dominant (more benign form) and a non tremor type (more “virulent” form that progress quicker, but normally responds well to sinemet).  I welcome your comments.

Click on the purple arrow below to hear my comments in response to the question above that was asked on the Sunday Connections program sponsored by Parkinsons Recovery.

Robert Rodgers, PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disese
www.parkinsonsdisease.me


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What Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease Offers the Biggest Return?

While I accept that some persons are able to reverse or eliminate Parkinson’s Disease  symptoms, given the diversity of methods and individual physiology, do you have a sense of any priority one might give when trying various methods?

Treatment 0f Parkinson’s Disease

Click on the purple arrow below for my response to this question which was asked on the Sunday Connections program sponsored by Parkinsons Recovery.

Since stress is a primary predictor of symptoms, any therapy or method that helps to reduce stress will offer the promise of relief from symptoms. I recently developed a Mindfulness Program specifically for persons who currently experience Parkinson’s symptoms. The intention of this approach is to facilitate the intention to live in the moment and thus reduce the stresses of every day living.

Visit www.stress.parkinsonsrecovery.com for more information on this particular approach that I tailored for persons who presently experience Parkinson’s symptoms.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Road to Recovery
www.parkinsonsdisease.me


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How Much Trial Time for a Therapy?

I decide to pursue a particular therapy. What I would like to know is how much trial time should I devote before moving to another method if this one does not work for me?

Click  on the purple arrow below to hear my thoughts in response to the question above which was raised during the Sunday Connections Program sponsored by Parkinsons Recovery.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D
Road to Recovery
www.parkinsonsdisease.me


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Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s

What is your opinion on stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s Disease?

Robert Rodgers, PhD from Parkinsons Recovery and author of Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease offers his personal opinion about the adoption of stem cell therapy to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.

Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s


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Infrared Light Therapy and Parkinson’s

How do you use infrared light to help the body eliminate toxins?

Hear my response to this question that was asked on the Sunday Connections program sponsored by  Parkinsons Recovery.

Robert Rodgers, PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
www.parkinsonsdisease.me


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Bank Cord Blood for a Grandmother with Parkinson’s?

Is it advisable to bank cord blood from a grand child for a 65 year-old grandmother with Parkinson’s?

What an interesting question! Hear my comments to this question which was posed during of the Sunday Connections programs sponsored by Parkinsons Recovery.

Robert Rodgers, PhD.
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
www.parkinsonsdisease.me


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Removal of Amalgam Fillings

What is your opinion about the removal of amalgam fillings for persons with Parkinson’s symptoms? I have heard conflicting advice on this. Some people says that the mercury and heavy metals from the amalgam’s leak into the body and create havoc with the neurological system. Other people (and some dentists) say that amalgams do not cause health problems.

The answer to this question clearly depends on who you ask! Click on the purple arrow below to hear my two cents worth which was offered during one of the Sunday Connections programs sponsored by Parkinsons Recovery.

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


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Treatment Options for Multiple System Atrophy

My doctor recently switched my diagnosis from Parkinson’s Disease to MSA (Multiple System Atrophy). Do you know of any treatment modality that is particularly successful for treating MSA?

Click on the purple arrow below to hear my response to the question above which was asked during one of the Parkinsons Recovery weekly Sunday Connections programs. The book that I referenced during my answer is Pioneers of Recovery. Discover more information about the many ways people with Parkinson’s Disease have reversed their symptoms by visiting the website that describes the incredible recovery of the pioneers.  www.pioneersofrecovery.com

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


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