While a single, primary etiology of Parkinson’s disease has not been identified, the disease is known to result from degeneration of the neurons in the substantia nigra and locus ceruleus of the brain which produce dopamine.
a. Heavy metal toxicity. Aluminum, mercury, lead and cadmium are the most common metals encountered.
b. Neurological damage from trauma, inflammation, chemicals, etc.
c. Immune dysfunction.
d. Significant vitamin B complex deficiency.
a. On a 21-day trial basis, eliminate all dairy products (except butter) and gluten containing grains. If improvement is not noted, they may be returned to the patient’s diet on a limited basis.
b. Increase protein and raw vegetables especially fish and sea vegetables.
c. Avoid exposure to automobile and industrial fumes, tobacco smoke, and aluminum cooking utensils, under arm deodorants with aluminum and cosmetics.
d. Eliminate all hydrogenated fats and oils. Use fish oils, coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil as your only source of dietary oils
e. Eliminate all refined carbohydrates, canned foods, and processed foods and where possible, all frozen foods.
f. Use only pure distilled water for cooking and drinking. Drink a mouthful of distilled water every 30 minutes while awake.
1. IRON and COPPER FREE BIO-MULTI-PLUS – 1 tablet, 3 times daily after meals.
2. BIO C-PLUS 1000 – 1 tablet, 3 times daily after meals.
3. M S M POWDER – 1/2 teaspoonful 2 to 4 times daily depending on the severity of symptoms. NOTE: Try to take MSM with your Vitamin C.
4. BIOMEGA-3 – 4 – 5 capsules, twice daily after meals for 1 month, then 4 – 5 capsules once daily thereafter M – F of the week.
5. BLACKCURRANT SEED OIL – 4 capsules, twice daily after meals.
Specific Nutrients When symptoms or condition begins to subside, gradually, as needed, wean yourself from the Specific Nutrients & stay on the Primary Nutrients. If any symptoms re-occur resume Specific Nutrients.
6. BIO-B COMPLEX – 2 tablets, 3 times daily after meals.
7. PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE – 3 capsules, 3 times daily after meals.
8. BIOCTASOL FORTE – 2 tablets, 3 times daily after meals.
9. E-MULSION 200 – 2 capsules, once daily after a meal.
10. CO Q-ZYME 30 – 2 tablets, once daily after a meal.
11. GSH PLUS – 2 capsules, 3 times daily after meals.
12. BIO-K FORTE — 1 capsule once daily after a meal for Vitamin K2.
13. 21st CENTURY HOMEOPATHICS–REMEDY# 6 (Environment Detox) – 1 capful twice daily away from food and drink until all taken (1 bottle).
14. 21st CENTURY HOMEOPATHICS–REMEDY# 7 (Heavy Metal Detox) – 1 capful twice daily away from food and drink until all taken (1 bottle).
Usually if onset of symptoms, confirmed by a neurologist, start under the age of 60 then we must rule out and/or treat for chemical or heavy metal toxicity.
This is accomplished by hair analysis for the heavy metals and a detailed history of possible exposure to toxic chemicals.
Initial treatment would then also consist of a 14 day detoxification program to remove the heavy metals and/or the offending chemicals.
Home And Garden Pesticides Increase Parkinson’s Risk
Lorene Nelson, PhD, a neuroepidemiologist at Stanford University School of Medicine and colleagues report that pesticide use in the home and garden increases the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The researchers interviewed 496 people who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and 541 people without the disease, covering lifetime insecticide, herbicide, fungicide use, exposure and frequency. Researchers found that people who had been exposed to pesticides were approximately two times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than people not exposed to pesticides. In-home exposure to insecticides carried the highest risk of developing the disease — Parkinson’s patients were more than twice as likely to have been exposed to insecticides in the home than those without the disease. Past exposure to herbicides was also associated with the disease, whereas exposure to insecticides and fungicides in the garden were not found to be risk factors. Researchers suspect that damage to nerve cells in the substantia nigra part of the brain, resulting from exposure to chemicals that can accumulate in this area, may cause movement difficulties characteristic of Parkinson’s disease. While researchers are cautious to point out that they cannot issue specific guidelines regarding avoidance of pesticides, they underscore the importance of pesticide use as a public health issue.
SOURCE/REFERENCE: American Academy of Neurology’s 52nd annual meeting, May 2000