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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. Many standard medical tests do not detect the presence of toxins embadded in the tissues and organs of the body. 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.
Researchers who study Parkinson's disease celebrate the discovery of medications that help some people reverse their symptoms. They also worry, as do I, about an unfortunately reality of their use. More Parkinson's medications are needed over time to induce the same "on" times. Over time, medications usually stop being effective entirely. The time they are effective varies widely deoending on the individual.
What can be done about this problem? Some answers yuou have probably not considered which involve natural approachs to recovery will be discussed in my show today. The focus of my discussion will be directed to a marvelous little book by Julia Ross titled the Mood Cure.
My guest today is Dr. Laurie Mischley ND who will be discussing her exciting research program and discoveries as they pertain to Parkinson's disease. The focus of her work is on describing conditionally essential nutrients in Parkinson’s disease (PD), attempting to describe the nutritional status and requirements unique to individuals with neurodegenerative diseases. She has published on coenzyme Q10 deficiency in PD, completed her master’s thesis on lithium deficiency in PD, and is currently completing her doctoral dissertation on glutathione in PD. In 2013, she and her team completed a “Phase I Safety & Tolerability Study of Intranasal Glutathione in PD.”
Dr. Mischley is a clinical research assistant professor at Bastyr University, where she is principal investigator of other PD studies including, “CAM Care in PD” and “Cannabis in PD Tremor.”
Her current CAM study is designed to identify common traits among those who maintain their health despite the disease.To join the CAM study (which can be completed online) visit; www.CAMCarePD.bastyr.edu
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Dr. Mischley is the author of an amazing book: Natural Therapies for Parkinsons Disease
This radio program focuses attention on mindfulness, stress and Parkinson's disease. One of the founding faculty members of Duke Integrative Medicine,Jeffrey Brantley, MD was trained in mindfulness as a resident in psychiatry at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Brantley was elected as a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 2013 and is currently a faculty member at Duke Medical Center.
As Dr., Brantely explains on his website www.calmingyourangrymind.com
"Mindfulness is not just for priests, monks or nuns, and it isn't a religion.Mindfulness and meditation are for anyone who wishes to practice them. You don't have to be anything special. Meditation practice is a way of remembering and reconnecting with the basic intelligence and goodness all human beings have."
Dr. Brantley is the author and coauthor of a number of books on mindfulness including Calming Your Angry Mind and Daily Meditations for Calming Your Angry Mind with Wendy Millstine
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.
Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton R.Ph., Ph.D., CCN discusses the history and discovery of a remarkable new strain of probiotic bacteria that has been found to produce glutathione in humans. Glutathione is called The Master Antioxidant and also the Master Detox Agent in humans. This interview will also review the wide-ranging functions, effects and benefits of glutathione with special attention to how these effects can benefit Parkinson’s disease patients.
Ross is offering a free 8-page report to listeners that summarizes the discovery and history of Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 and information about the importance of glutathione. Email Ross to request a copy of his 8-page report. Provide your first and last name in the email request. email@example.com
My guest is Bob Stahl, Ph.D. who answers the question "What is mindfulness?" and discusses how mindfulness would help living better with Parkinson's. As explained on his website [www.mindfulnessprograms.com]:
"Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of what’s happening in the present moment. Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly doing or experiencing in your body and mind, you’re being mindful."
Dr. Stahl founded 7 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in medical centers throughout the San Francisco bay Area and currently directs programs at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and Los Gatos. He serves as a Senior Teacher for the Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-based Professional Education and Training. Dr. Stahl is a co-author of "A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook", "Calming the Rush of Panic" "A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety", "Living with Your Heart Wide Open" and other marvelous books.
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Degenerative diseases are forms of the one real disease -- distress of the organism. Stress, toxins, and poor nutrition cause this distress, which may take the forms of arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, infection, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, etc.
Preventing disease and inflammation is a process of relaxing distress. Calming stress, avoiding toxins and detoxifying, and pursuing life-supporting nutrition will help prevent any of these forms of ill health.
Public poisons and EMFs can harm and impair organs. Natural health practices, exercise, a positive attitude and nutritious supplements help maintain these crucial organs. Routine support and periodic detoxification are essential for good health.
Natural foods, such as a combination of fresh produce, ideally from one’s own garden, antioxidants, enzymes and minerals from super foods and herbs, as well as pure water, build health.
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