Statistics are alarming on the increase of neurological diseases. Why is this so?
I have read several medical newsletters to see if I could find any helpful information.
The information provided in the beginning may seem dim but please read on because Dr. Blaylock, a neurosurgeon, says, “You Can Fight Back.”
Health tips will be offered following information about the disease.
- FIRST OF ALL SOME FACTS ABOUT PARKINSON’S DISEASE:
- First described in 1817 by James Parkinson
- Average age of onset is 57 years. However, some victims are in their 20s and 30s
- Two basic forms: Early onset- begins before the age of 50, Late onset- after 50
- Defects in the body’s ability to detoxify harmful elements are common.
- Mitochondria have low energy output and high free radical generation.
- A full 35 percent of patients will eventually develop dementia……….from the Blaylock Wellness Report
*Dr. Blaylock is a board certified neurosurgeon
SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON’S (which can vary from person to person)
TREMORS or SHAKING: often in a hand, arm, or leg, occurs when you are awake and sitting or standing still (resting tremor) and it gets better when you move that body part.
As the disease progresses, the tremor may spread to other parts of the body.
Although tremor is one of the most common signs of Parkinson’s, not everyone with tremor has Parkinson’s. Unlike tremor caused by Parkinson’s tremor caused by other conditions gets better when your arm or hand is not moving and gets worse when you try to move it.
OTHER COMMON SYMPTOMS:
STIFF MUSCLES ( RIGIDITY) AND ACHING MUSCLES: One of the most common early signs of Parkinson’s is a reduced arm swing when you walk.. This is caused by rigid muscles. This rigidity can also affect the muscles of the legs, face, neck and other parts of the body.
SLOW AND LIMITED MOVEMENT: especially when you try to move from a resting position.
WEAKNESS OF FACE AND THROAT MUSCLES: Loss of muscles in the face can cause a fixed, vacant facial expression often called the “Parkinson’s mask.”
DIFFICULTY WITH WALKING AND BALANCE: A person with this disease is likely to take small steps and shuffle with his or her feet close together, bend forward slightly at the waist, and have trouble turning around.
Non Motor Symptoms:
- Sleep Problems
*Information from the Web MD
WHAT ARE THE EXPERTS SAYING ABOUT THIS DISEASE???
Many note a link between cardiovascular disease (atherosclerosis) and age related neurological disorders. And, as in cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease are linked to other inflammatory conditions:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Consumptions of omega-6 fats
- Exposure to certain toxic metals
Some experts find one of the strongest links to Parkinson’s disease is exposure to pesticides and herbicides, especially paraquat, pyridaben, and herbicides, especially Rotenone.
Rotenone has been shown to produce Parkinson’s disease in a number of animals and is suspected of being a major cause of human Parkinson’s disease.
We are exposed to many chemicals in our foods and environment. HOW CAN WE FIGHT THESE NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES?
I am not a doctor, but feel challenged to learn ways to be proactive with our health. I do not feel medication is the only way to go. Being proactive gives us a fighting chance to prevent or minimize the effects of these diseases. Here are some ideas shared by experts….
SANOVIV MEDICAL INSTITUTE:
Repair the gut: “ Parkinson’s patients can have intestinal mobility issues that can translate into digestive problems like constipation.
Inadequate function of the digestive system can lead us to have greater intestinal permeability( molecules from food that are not completely broken down that go through the intestinal wall. These cannot be used or recognized by your body).
Using this protocol we focus on improving the digestive process by removing any possible pathogens and allergens, restoring the flora and healing the mucosa of the intestine which will favor an optimal absorption of nutrients, as well as lower inflammatory conditions in the digestive tract.
FOOD AS NUTRITION:
During and after the repair of your digestive system, nutrition will play an essential role on your path to healing.
At Sanoviv, you will have organic, high anti-oxidant, pesticide free meals that will be low in inflammatory elements. This therapeutic use of food will promote detoxification and revitalization of the cells of the body.
Admistering the right supplements in the treatment for Parkinson’s is extremely important. These allow the patient to optimize the detoxification response, fight off free radicals, diminish oxidative stress, and provide healthy fatty acids, among other benefits. IV’s of high dose of vitamin C and glutathione are also included, as these help to fight free radicals. In cases where Sanoviv medical institute deems it necessary, they will use chelation as well, to help the body get rid of heavy metal toxicity.
Vitamin B-12 Therapy:
If there is a vitamin B- 12 deficiency, susceptibility to degeneration of the nervous system is a common occurrence. B-12 helps maintain a good and balanced function of the nervous system.
Dr. Blaylocks’s take on Parkinson’s
“Interestingly, it is known that certain people with Parkinson’s have weak detoxification enzymes in their neurons and liver. What this means is that when they are exposed to toxins, such as the pesticides, the poison is not detoxified and can then enter the brain to do its damage. One of the consistent finds in Parkinson’s disease is that victims have VERY LOW LEVELS OF GLUTATHIONE IN THEIR CELLS, ESPECIALLY IN THE AREAS OF THE BRAIN MOST AFFECTED.
GLUTATHIONE PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN PROTECTING ALL CELLS, ESPECIALLY THE BRAIN CELLS.
Glutathione is a major protector against mercury toxicity. This means if you have low glutathione levels, you are at a much greater risk of mercury damage to your brain and of developing diseases such as Parkinson’s.
Although no known cause for Parkinson’s has been stated, there are some suspicions as to why people get this devastating disease.