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01-14-2007, 10:56 PM
My dad, 88 yrs old, has had the beginnings of Parkinson's for about a year and is very interested in doing whatever he can to reduce his symptons---hand/arm tremor, shuffling, unsteady gait, balance issues, etc. He's not on any meds.
Does anyone have any experience with raw and Parkinson's? How about dopamine elevation thru natural methods? I'd appreciate any input.
01-15-2007, 03:39 AM
Sparkleplenty, I don't know about any specific foods that raise dopamine levels. I did come across an article in this months Yoga Journal that talks about specific yoga poses that raise dopamine levels and have proven to help people with Parkinson who are trying to stay off of meds.
I hope that someone can answer your question regarding raw foods that might target dopamine levels. I think that Dr. Cousen has some info regarding it in his book Conscious Eating. You might want to check that book out. I know that I've found his book at Borders and Barnes and Noble if you want to look through it.
Wishing you and your Dad blessings
01-16-2007, 09:50 PM
Angeline,thank you so much! I am looking for the resources you mentioned and will pass them on to my Dad. He and I appreciate your input so much.
Thanks, Peace and Blessings
Jan ( and Dom :) )
05-11-2007, 03:35 PM
Since occupational exposure to chemicals, especially pesticides, is the main identified cause to PD,
I guess that a pure, cleaning diet will help.
There are some studies about reduced risk of getting Parkinson's disease.
High food E-vitamin, nuts and vegetables are some findings.
Maybe they can help somebody with a manifest PD too.
1. Zhang et.al at Harvard Medical School has reported a study of two groups,
76 890 women during 14 years and 47 331 men during 12 years. Totally 371 of them got PD.
From the questionnaires about eating habits the scientists concluded:
A high intake of vitamin E in the food resulted in 32% reduced risk to get PD among the 20% of the participants with the highest intake.
They who ate nuts at least 5 times a week had 43% reduced risk to develop PD, compared with they who ate nuts less than once a month.
The study was reported in Neurology (Zhang et al. Neurology.2002; 59: 1161-1169 )
2. In another study, a doctoral thesis, vegetables, especially tomatoes,
seems to reduce the risk to get Parkinson's disease.
All B-vitamins, especially B12 and folic acid are probably of value in a Parkinson diet.
05-11-2007, 03:56 PM
I have read others, but this is from Hallelujah Acres www.hacres.com, who has a testimonial area so big on their site there is a SEARCH ENGINE for the affliction you are seeking info on! George Malkmus's book is very good, too, I'm told (by my best friend).
For all who don't know, the Hallelujah Diet is 90% wheatgrass, fresh juices and raw food and 10% cooked whole food organic vegan. Very very similar, and sometimes even healthier depending on the raw diet people choose (unbalanced, high, high nut, etc).
I would have his metals checked, too. I would say it's either metals, lymes or parasites. That's like true of everything, almost, though.
Here you go:
The doctors say I am a WALKING MIRACLE
This week's testimony comes from Harriet, who lives in Tennessee. I share her testimony, not only for the incredible improvement Harriet has experienced with her PARKINSON'S disease since going on The Hallelujah diet, but also that you might remember her and her family in prayer:
"Dear Dr. and Mrs. Malkmus, I've been following The Hallelujah Diet for a year, because I wanted to boot PARKINSON'S disease out of my life, and be the Mother and wife God intended me to be! (I have and homeschool seven children!) The first year on The Hallelujah Diet enabled me to reduce Parkinson's med's by 33%, to lose 50 pounds, to practically eliminate lower chronic back pain, to boost my energy, and most of all, TO GIVE ME HOPE!
"Then 4 1/2 weeks ago, my husband, myself, and our seven children were in a 3-car-acident which threw our 15- passenger van into a spin, and at 55 MPH we flipped and slammed on the roof twice. We are all still living, praise God! We were wearing our seat belts! Four of us were transported by ambulance to the ER. One child was retained overnight for internal bleeding, who's doing great now! Everyone is recovering, but my recovery is more serious, because the 'whiplash' I got was diagnosed just a week ago as a broken neck (lateral mass fracture of the C6 lamina). The doctors say I am a WALKING MIRACLE, because I could have become paralyzed at any moment prior to receiving the stiff neck brace 3 1/2 weeks after the injury occurred. I am NOT paralyzed, but I'm fighting numbness and loss of strength on my right side.
"The reason I am writing is because I know you can encourage me! I was flat on my back in the beginning, surviving on delicious Southern Baptist casseroles! Now I am able to more strongly influence those who help me, so that I can intake more carrot juice, salads, and living foods. Please, will y'all pray for me and my family?"
05-11-2007, 03:59 PM
Also, Max Gerson of the Gerson Clinic (in Mexico) taught pretty much the same diet....This is from an interview with him - but I believe that while nerve damage is not totally reversible, parkinsons is reversible. My friend totally reversed debilitating MS, which I see as in the same ballpark. All sorts of nerve issues. This could be an aspartame reaction, too.
Q. Would Parkinson's disease respond to a treatment similar as that for cancer?
A. What is destroyed in the central nervous system — and Parkinson's disease is a disease of the basal centers — is destroyed forever. But you are able to help the arteries in the brain with the treatment, and you can stop the progression, and you can restore what is not yet entirely destroyed.
05-11-2007, 04:03 PM
I would also contact Gabriel Cousen's institute - The Tree Of Life rejuvenation center. He's a doctor and sees many people for different things.
05-11-2007, 11:01 PM
I came across some information on Amino acids the other day.
The ones listed that are good for Parkinsons were:
Lysine- apple, apricot, avo, banana, beans, canteloupe, date, fig, grapefruit, nuts, orange peach pear pineapple all seeds, strawberry tomato all veg. grain(esp.quinoa)
phenylalanine- apple, apricot, avo, banana, bean, fig, nuts, parsley peach, perar pineapple, all seeds, strawberry, tomato , vegetables, whole grains.
05-12-2007, 01:20 AM
Jan, lots of good information given here. I had the opportunity to attend Sanoviv Medical Institute in Mexico, and went through a one week health evaluation. I met people there who had been to the "top" medical centers in the US, and they all were of the opinion that Sanoviv was the best and without compare. This page, http://www.sanoviv.com/departments/diseases/parkinson%27s_disease.html, gives testimonials of 2 people who attended Sanoviv for help with Parkinsons, and Larry J is from my hometown. They have you go through thorough evaluations to come up with an individual health plan from an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nutritionists, psychologists, and fitness experts committed to treating your whole being: mind, body and soul. They had green juices twice daily, coconut water, wheatgrass juice, and raw foods. For some with severe immune deficiency, lightly steamed/cooked food. Dental fillings are evaluated. You'll note that both people with Parkinson's received Glutathione treatments. If I had any major concerns about my health, Sanoviv would be where I'd go. I plan to return just for a health checkup again. If you've any questions, just email me or respond here. Wish you and your dad all the best~ Ann
05-12-2007, 01:48 AM
05-13-2007, 03:14 PM
While on the Camino this past fall, I met a biochemist whose entire life's study was Parkinson's.
He SWEARS it is related to manganese poisoning, an overload which settles in a particular part of the brain, and that his job, his family, and his very life was threatened by the bigwig corporations when he attempted to publish his findings.
I now see there is a new group of young scientists basically doing what this man already did..if you google it.
I would strongly suggest a raw food diet and plenty of chelating veggies like cilantro in smoothies daily. I'd do research on safe ways to chelate manganese from the body/brain.
Where did your father grow up, work, live? Any exposure to manganese he is aware of?
I really don't know what to tell you except that this is something you may want to explore. This biochemist was in his late 60's and was certainly convinced as well as convincing.
I just did a Google Search on PARKINSONS MANGANESE and came up with a LOT of interesting information. Please try it.
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