Parkinson’s Disease is devastating. Most of the time when patients come in with Parkinson’s they have already been battling it for a number of years. I often wonder what they were like, how they moved, the energy they had before Parkinson’s set in.
If you have Parkinson’s or know somebody who has it, you have seen the prison it can become.
Parkinson’s is so intense in its need for care and support. The drugs though often helpful for a season, have many side effects. Without a massive life overhaul and aggressive therapy that costs a lot of time and money, Parkinson’s symptoms just keep progressing year after year. I have seen it too many times and it pains me more and more each time.
Today is the day to put the stop on any potential Parkinson’s activity in your being.
Here are 8 things you can do to keep Parkinson’s disease out of your health story:
1. Go get your Vitamin D measured.
If it is not between 50 and 70, start taking D3 + K2 to get your levels up. Also, if your levels are not going up easily while on at least 5000IU of D3, then I would add in magnesium, specifically magnesium threonate to help with vitamin D activation plus all the enzymes needed for vitamin D metabolism require magnesium.
2. Exercise most days, if not every day.
Regular physical activity that puts positive stress on your body is directly associated with a lowered risk of Parkinson’s. Start where you are at and get it going!
3. Remove pesticides, weed killers and insecticides.
Do you use pesticides, weed killers, insecticides? Do you live in areas where these are used heavily like by a golf course or area of heavy agriculture? Cut it off and/or move. It is not worth it. No amount of green, weed-free grass will be more enjoyable than a life free of Parkinson’s disease.
The Annals of Neurology has published studies showing that man-made chemicals like perchloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene (PERC) are associated with a tenfold increased risk of Parkinson’s. Another man-made chemical, known as trichloroethylene, or TCE, is associated with a sixfold increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
If you are not able to move out of a heavily industrialized area, then get your water checked to ensure these poisons are not present.
4. Eat berries, apples, green vegetables, oranges, beets, sweet potatoes, and extra virgin olive oil.
These foods that are loaded with colors and phytochemicals resist the inflammatory processes and gut bacteria derangement which fosters Parkinson’s disease.
Drink coffee or Tea, studies suggest that coffee and/or tea consumption is correlated with a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease.
5. Drink some green tea, black tea, oolong tea, or coffee if your body handles caffeine well.
6. Get support for head injuries or concussions
If you have had head injuries or concussions, go talk to your doctor about hyperbaric chamber therapy, Sauna therapy, NADH, Lipothiamine, CoQ10, curcumin, NAC, and Bacopa extract amongst others to support nerve regeneration and oxygenation of nerve tissue.
7. Decrease chronic stress.
Do you feel weighed down by stressful events and/or live in a state of worry? Negative stress has been shown to damage dopamine cells. If you feel like your body is in a stress crisis, take a moment, a day, a week and evaluate what is under your control and what isn’t.
Control the factors that are in your control for the sake of your health. Those that are not under your control must be released. If you do not release them, you are literally gathering trauma to yourself and putting massive unnecessary distress on your dopamine system. Also, consider herbal intervention to manage stress with your doctor’s support. Engage in a regular exercise routine. Create a sleep-wake schedule for yourself.
8. Get your blood sugar under control.
Do you have high triglycerides? Is diabetes in your family history? Are you a processed carbohydrate addict or heavy consumer of vegetable oils? The time is now to shift and overcome your dependence on dead comfort foods. Type 2 diabetics have a 32% increased risk of Parkinson’s disease.