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A diagnosis of Parkinsons Disease is actually a diagnosis that is made after all other possibilities are eliminated by standard diagnostic tests. As such, Parkinson's Disease is otherwise known as a garbage can diagnosis. During the show today, Sharry Edwards from Sound Health Options is the host and for a switch, Robert Rodgers, Ph.D. from Parkinsons Recovery is the guest. Both offer fresh perspectives on the factors that contribute to the symptoms associated with a diagnosis of Parkinsons Disease. Sharry Edwards is one of eleven contributors to the new book Pioneers of Recovery (www.pioneersofrecovery.com)
Dr. Joe Hickey, MD, discusses the approach he uses in his practive to treating the symptoms of Parkinsons disease. Environmental toxins are presumed to be the triggers for development of Parkinson’s Disease. Examples of toxins as the cause of PD have been well documented such as Manganese toxicity, Carbon Monoxide poisoning, Carbon DiSulfide from the Rayon Industry and MPTP. He will add to this list, environmental exposures such as aluminum, lead, and mercury.
Compounding pharmacist and nutritional counselor Randy Mentzer answers questions about the effectiveness (or potential danger) of medications and supplements that are being used by listeners to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Visit to order CD's of Parkinsons Recovery radio shows.
It has been ten years now since I launched my research program to discover the factors that cause Parkinson's disease and the therapies that provide the opportunity to reverse them. Yes, I have succeeded in identifying the many factors that cause the symptoms. And yes, I have succeeded in identifying a surprising number of therapies that help reverse those symptoms.
Many people have success with reversing some of their symptoms, but other symptoms linger. The questions that have haunted me have been:
"Why do more people not succeed in reversing all of their symptoms"?
"Since the body really does know to heal itself, why are so many people still having problems?"
I have documented the stories of some people who have succeeded in becoming symptom free but why - I have wondered to myself - aren't there thousands and thousands of people who have also become symptom free by now?
After a decade of research, I finally figured out the answer to these most curious questions. It is not an answer I had expected to encounter when I launched my research program. The discovery provides the framework for all of my work at Parkinsons Recovery incuding the Jump Start to Recovery program. You will not be able to second guess the answer.
Want to know what my recent revolutionary discovery is? Knowing it offers the opportunity for you to begin reversing your symptoms right now. What is the answer? Listen to my show where I discuss my reearch over the past 10 years which has focused on how to reverse the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and become symptom free.
Everyone want s to see symptoms reversed now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Now. The model we have been taught to believe in is the following:
Make an appointment with the doctor.
Get a prescription for medicine or surgery.
Celebrate a reversal of symptoms.
The focus is on a treatment of symptoms, not on exploring the possible cause (or causes) of symptoms. We should all be thankful that the option of treating symptoms is available for Parkinson's Disease. It has helped many people. Not everyone benefits however. Some people experience little or no relief from taking medications for Parkinson's or pursuing surgery.
On this show I disuss the choice between treating symptoms and exploring the cause of Parkinson's symptoms. Which is the better choice? It depends of course. Listen to my show to know why. I also answer questions submitted by listeners.
Robert Rodgers, PhD
Seven Secrets to Healing Chronic Illness
Road to Recovery from Parkinson's Disease
This radio show celebrates the tenth anniversary of Parkinsons Recovery which was founded in 2004. Ten years of research into the factors that cause the symptoms of Parkinsons Disease and the therapies that help reverse them have revealed ten secrets into what it really takes to reverse the symptoms. These were all secrets to me 10 years ago so it is a good guess they are secrets to you now. All are revealed in this radio to celebrate 10 years of offering support and resources to persons who currently experience the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Robert Rodgers PhD
Seven Secrets to Healing Chronic Disease
Hear my thoughts on the one therapy for Parkinson's disease with a proven track record. You can adopt this therapy yourself. It requires no prescriptions from doctors. And, it is free to activate any moment of the day or night. What in the world is this therapy? Listen in to find out.
I also answer a number of questions about therapies that help reverse the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Some of the questions I addressed are:
I have been very focused on heavy metal and liver detox/diet is 60 - 70 percent raw food - lots of greens. I feel my gait has improved but my left hand/arm tremor is getting worse. I take only LDN. Any thoughts?
How can I reduce and/or stop a hand tremor? Also, stop the tremor temporarily for several hours for a particular activity like ballroom dancing
I am thinking if introducing CBD's in my regimen to address symptoms. Could you elaborate on the mechanism and use of CBD's.
What is the best remedy for face muscle stiffness?
My husband has PD and is taking the low dose naltrexone (found out on your program and doing well with it. Also takng caridopa and pramipexole 3X day. He now has a poblem with drooling which is a really hard thing to face and deal with. Suggestions?
I will do anything possible to reverse my PD. Please help.
What do you know related to the use of Wellbutrin to optimize dopamine and the use of CBD 's to neutralize symptoms?
Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery Mindfulness Series
Ayurveda is a tried and true approach to recovery from disease that originated thousands of years ago. What is Ayurveda? Is it effective for persons with neurological challenges like Parkinson's? What changes are necessary to see recovery unfold? Hear answers on the show today to these questions and more. Mark Keister has introduced Ayruveda to clients for 30 years. He currently practices in France. Many of his clients have experienced neurological challenges, so his perspective is gounded in a rich history that spans across four decades.
You will be dazzled by his insights and suggestions for what is required to jump start a recovery program.
My guest on the program is the internationally famous IceMan who has ground breaking suggestions for anyone with Parkinson';s symptoms. Wim Hof is known internationally for constantly breaking his records in the cold. He has appeared on, German, American and Chinese television stations breaking his own record by sitting in a cylinder filled with Ice cubes up to his neck. Wim has shown what the human body is capable of once you find the flow within your physical and mental state.
Although The Iceman still finds his challenge in improving his current performances, he especially sees his new challenge in passing on his method to others to give everyone the opportunity to reach out and do more than what they thought they were capable of. By the right training and exercises you can make your inner nature stronger, prevent disease and help reverse existing symptoms.
Not only can you learn to control your autonomic nervous system, Wim´s method can provide you with the following benefits:
Influence on the immune system
influence on your mind
improvement of blood circulation
improvement of concentration
How can yoga help those with Parkinson's disease? How can meditation help? Why is it important that caregivers also practice yoga and mediation? Elizabeth Armentino-Burd, Founder and Director of PD Wellness For Me, discusses her revelations about what really helps people improve Parkinson's symptoms.
Learn more about what is her new DVD, PD Yoga For ME! Let's Keep Moving Together!
Sel Kerans discusses his new book, Leading the Dance: Living well with Parkinson’s Disease, and his own journey on the road to recovery in an open, conversational expose of a five year journey with Parkinson’s disease and the experiences that have inspired the writing of a book that may be helpful, motivational and encouraging for others, especially those newly diagnosed with the condition.
His book has been dedicated to the late Robin Williams and is about overcoming adversity, staying positive and content; focusing on healing, recovery and living well. Leading the dance with an unwelcome stranger called Parkinson’s disease. Sel discusses:
What hurdles have you faced?
How have you overcome them?
Would you consider yourself recovered from Parkinson's disease?
Do you believe it's possible to recover completely from the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?
You mention in your book some reluctance with medication - what's been your approach to taking medication over the five years?
What resources have been useful for you in learning about alternative approaches to managing the symptoms?
Visit Sel's website at: http://threestepstothesky.com
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