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How I Reversed My Parkinson's Disease Symptoms

John Gray


What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition afflicting about 1 percent of men and women over the age of seventy years old. Individuals with Parkinson’s disease have tremor of the hands, rigidity, poor balance, and mild intellectual deterioration. The tremor is most apparent at rest and is less severe with movement. Shaking or tremor is an early symptom of Parkinson's disease. Progression leads to trembling in arms, legs, jaw, and rigidity or stiffness of the limbs.

Research has shown that Parkinson's disease occurs when a small region in the brain, called the substantia nigra, begins to deteriorate. The neurons of the substantia nigra use the brain chemical dopamine. Tremors begin to happen and movement slows when you have inhibited dopamine function. Dopamine is broken down in the brain by an enzyme called monoamine oxidase (MAO). When the activity of MAO is inhibited, dopamine stays around longer and this benefits those with Parkinson’s disease.


What Helps Parkinson's Disease?

There is currently no official cure for Parkinson’s. As the disease progresses, patients often suffer from cognitive decline. Existing treatments can help ease symptoms, but over time the drugs themselves can cause debilitating side effects.

Carbidopa (often mislabeled as l-dopa) is most commonly used for Parkinson’s disease. However there can be a number of negative side effects and problems associated with the administration of carbidopa during treatment of Parkinson’s disease. This is thought to be because the administration of carbidopa will deplete the body of vitamin B-6, l-tyrosine, l-tryptophan, 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), serotonin, and sulfur amino acids. The properly balanced administration of mucuna pruriens (natural form of l-dopa), and not carbidopa, in conjunction with 5-HTP, l-tyrosine, l-cysteine and other supportive nutritional supplements can improve benefits.


A research study, led by Dr. Marty Hinz and printed in the International Journal of Internal Medicine was done with 254 Parkinson’s patients who were newly diagnosed, with no previous treatment, and those who were diagnosed more than 20 years before and had tried many other medical treatment options. It showed that these supplements were helpful in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease. Read it here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3068871/

In additional studies, Dr. Hinz has pioneered new research showing that replacing carbidopa with mucuna puriens can arrest symptoms of Parkinson's at any stage and in many cases reverse it. Without carbidopa, he recommends a specific protocol of natural supplements similar to the protocol that I used to reverse my Parkinson's. My personal protocol is listed below, however, it should not be attempted if one is taking carbidopa.


The Buck Institute for Research on Aging has been investigating the Parkinson's disease for years. Their research has shown that low doses of lithium administered to laboratory mice reduced involuntary motor movements, a troubling side effect of the medication most commonly used to treat Parkinson’s disease.

A clinical study of 885 Parkinson’s patients validated that in 78% of the cases, patients taking 10mg per day of NADH reported positive improvements in their condition. Some doctors recommend 40mg/day to experience more benefits. This can be expensive, but if your budget allows, it would be a great addition.


What To Do

Since filming this video, I have upgraded my suggestions for optimal brain function based on more current research and user feedback.

Dr. Hitt has passed on but his amino acid IV treatment is available around the country. Research "neurotrasmitter restoration therapy" for more information. You can also watch this video on Dr. Hitt here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7XLDR1VGcU

From my personal experience and in helping hundreds of people at my wellness retreats in Northern California, the following suggestions have helped all brain disorders.

For optimal brain health take the following suggestions twice a day:


(1) Mars Venus Super Food Shake 
(2) Super Minerals
(2) Lithium Orotate

(1) Potential Vitamin
(1) Omega-3 (Vectomega)
(1) Activated B-Vitamin (this is time released, so ok to take with mucuna puriens)
(1) Vitamin D3 (5,000IU) 
(1) Vitamin K2 (300mcg) Using high doses of Vitamin D3 requires high doses of Vitamin K2 as well. 

For the best super food shake add the following:
2 ounces of Bravo Probiotic Yogurt
1-2 tablespoons of hemp oil
1 Brazil nut

Blend this together longer than usual; several times in a two minutes period. For a more refreshing taste you can blend with ice. With each mouthful swish the liquid around in the mouth for 30 seconds to a minute. Don't worry if you can't handle dairy. The Bravo yogurt will help heal the gut within days. If you are very dairy sensitive, then start out with a few days simply taking the Bravo Probiotic Yogurt and after a week your body will easily handle the undenatured dairy in the suggested super food shake formula.

For many people this simple protocol suggested above is not enough and the following program is needed for at least 3-6 months.

These ten added supplements should be taken twice a day before meals or super foods shake.

Mucuna pruriens (100 mg/1 capsule) over a 3-week period, slowly increase from 1 to 3 capsules (ok to take with time released B vitamins)
L-Tyrosine (1000 mg) 1 capsule
5-HTP (50 mg) 1 capsule
Grape seed extract 1 capsule
N-A-C (500 mg) 4 capsules
L-Taurine (1000 mg) 1 capsule
L-Lysine (500 mg) 1 capsule
A-L-A (Alpha-Lipoic Acid) (200 mg) 1 capsule
APMC 500 2 capsules (Aloe Vera supplement with mannose)
NADH (20 mg)

A drink of water with the following supplements 2 times a day on an empty stomach. First in the morning and in the afternoon before taking the super food shake.

Liposomal vitamin C 1 teaspoon
Liposomal Glutathione 1 teaspoon
Liposomal Curcumin 1 teaspoon
Liposomal B12 and Folate 1 dropper
Liposomal DHA 1 teaspoon
1 scoop of Collagen peptides (with glutamine and taurine)
1 scoop of Super Cleanse
2 teaspoons of Ultrablend Probiotic

You should feel the benefits increasing within your first month.


The statements and products referred to throughout this site have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. They are the expressed opinion of John Gray for the sole purpose of educating the public regarding their health, happiness and improved quality of relationships. Individual results may vary. Seek the advice of a competent health care professional for your specific health concerns.

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  • sissi
     11/11/2016 4:42:59 AM
    Saw your video. If this is just a matter of shakes and nutrition, why are neurologist not informing patients? I'm having a hard time believing your story. In my family, my mother is the 5th member with parkinsons, and next to follow is my youngest brother. My mother has been on a roller coaster ride with the meds. Some months the sinemet dose needs to be higher other months lower. Is a real joke, considering they have not made any real advances with new drugs. Now there is a new procedure, the duopa pump where they insert a pump in the stomach and the pump continuously for 16 hours pumps levodopa into your system. We seriously thought about this procedure and decided not to pursue due to the fact that my mother has had diverticulosis surgery which left her stomach sensitive. So her doctor decided to try Apokyn shots. She started in a real low dosage and every month for 7 months the doctor would increase it. On the 8th month the doctor took her dose back to the beginning of her treatment, what? Ridiculous right? Needless to say, it does not work. On the last doctor visit I spoke to Apokyn representative and he told me to look into a Dr. by the name of Fernando Pagan, I did my research and found him working in GU. They are using the cancer drug Tasigna on Parkinsons patients and the outcome so far has been successful. I have made an appointment for my mother to see this doctor in a couple of weeks. I am very excited. This is probably my last chance at getting my mother some comfort. She is 80 years old, and has managed to live longer than the other family members with parkinsons. If Dr. Pagan cant do anything for my mother, then I will look into your supplement theory and give it a try. I do thank you for the video, very informative....
  • Marc S
     8/21/2016 1:48:27 AM
    Hello Dr. Gray. I am writing to you in the hopes that your knowledge and supplements will be able to help me. I'm a 36 year old male who started experiencing tremors about 3 years ago. Through multiple doctors, scans, and hospitals I've been diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's. This has been a devastating blow. I've been a public school teacher for the last 11 years and have recently had to resign as my symptoms are getting to be too much. With the L-Dopa I've been able to function decently but with the side effects, specifically the lethargic feelings, it's hard to be nearly as energetic as I once was. My wife just gave birth to our beautiful baby girl and the plan was for me to stay home and raise her. It's been crushing my spirit to be unable to care for her when I'm not on my meds. I'm unable to even pick her up at night because of my tremors and rigidity. I fear for my future and the course this disease will take. I have so many dreams and hopes associated with all I want to do and show my little angle. I can't bear to see them slip away. As I look at your blog the list of supplements is extensive! When I add them all up it comes to $874 per month! As we are now on one income that is going to be impossible to handle. That is more than both our car payments and insurance combined :/ I really want to try your system and would be overjoyed if it were to achieve the results you've claimed. My question is which ones are of the most benefit? Is there any way to get that cost down? I'd be willing to do a YouTube channel documenting my success/experience with your products as a weekly update. I live in Northern California so I would have no problem coming to your office if that helps. Please let me know. Thank you! Please contact me lounge2fly@gmail.com...
  • Dulcie Mcbean
     8/4/2016 3:03:35 PM
    Watched your video and would like to speak with you. How can we contact you? In April of 2015 I have noticed a that my mother had no energy to do the normal day to day house activity as much as she used to and I thought that she only need vitamins and that this was so because she retired from working at the age of 70 and started taking care of her grand children until there were all in school. It became puzzling as each day goes by she began to experience different symptoms such as the drooping of the face and tremor in the stomach. In August of 2015, my mother was admitted in the hospital for observation and was diagnosed with depression anxiety and was given antidepressant and Xanax as needed. Since then she took the Xanax as needed until she saw the neurologist in October 2015 and was diagnosed with Parkinsonism. She then started taking l-dopa starting with the lowest dose three time daily. She was then given antidepressant 37.5mg and still needed to take Xanax as needed. My mother have been getting worse in the past months and so, the doctor advise was to take her off these medications until she sees him on the August 11th. I decided to get a second opinion on her condition and took her today to a neurologist that saw initially and after seeing her he said it appears to be Parkinson's, and prescribed medication for her to sleep. I am not knowing what to do and my sister heard about the MarsVenus and so I am needing your advice...
  • ltcorbpd13
     5/7/2016 2:38:26 PM
    My husband has PD and has been on cabadopa/levodopa for a little over a year - very low dose. Would like to try your program. How does he taper off the drugs and how long does he have to wait before starting the supplements? How do you answer these questions. It's a bit frustrating that there is no number to call.
  • rubina
     2/3/2016 5:44:38 AM
    Watched your video and got some hope for my mother who is 72. Her condition is deteriorating fast. She is already taking combination of sinemet plus & Mucana Prureins powder (I grind the beans myself). She can't take high dose of l dopa due to its side effects that appear quickly on her. She cant walk due to stiffness and also Dystonia. She is also taking PK Merz & requip in lower doses. Along with this, she is suffering with acute Oestorposis due to which she has multiple compressions in her backbone and a fracture. She had fll once that also damaged her lower vertebra. She regularly takes vitamins, inj foresteo, vit D, cal etc. With this background....I am wondering if I could try your approach by adding only the basics to her already long list of medicines..i.e. vitamin B-6, l-tyrosine, l-tryptophan, 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), serotonin, and sulfur amino acids. Kindly guide......
  • rubina
     2/3/2016 5:01:44 AM
    Watched your video and got some hope for my mother who is 72. Her condition is deteriorating fast. She is already taking combination of sinemet plus & Mucana Prureins powder (I grind the beans myself). She can't take high dose of l dopa due to its side effects that appear quickly on her. She cant walk due to stiffness and also Dystonia. She is also taking PK Merz & requip in lower doses. Along with this, she is suffering with acute Oestorposis due to which she has multiple compressions in her backbone and a fracture. She had fll once that also damaged her lower vertebra. She regularly takes vitamins, inj foresteo, vit D, cal etc. With this background....I am wondering if I could try your approach by adding only the basics to her already long list of medicines..i.e. vitamin B-6, l-tyrosine, l-tryptophan, 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), serotonin, and sulfur amino acids. Kindly guide......
  • justinelgreen
     1/26/2016 5:30:54 AM
    Dr Gray, Would this be helpful for Huntington's disease? All the symptom's are very similar to Parkinson's Thank you
  • angyewlee
     1/23/2016 1:05:42 AM
    I have been following your protocol for 2 months now but there do not appear to be improvement to my PD. Should I increase my dosage in particular Mucuna Pruriens which according to the Recommendation is 6 capsules of 100mg each. Your advice shall be appreciated.
  • clb01
     12/18/2015 9:49:36 PM
    One of my best friends was diagnosed about 4 years ago, she is now 62 - she had the brain surgery, which helped, but is it key that you follow your protocol only in early stages? She is worse at balance, walking, shaking and it is now difficult for her to swallow. Please let me know your thoughts on what I've shared about her? Thanks very much! So many here are devastated by her decline....if there was only something to give her and her beautiful family a little bit of hope!
  • Guest_1CAEE847-1
     11/20/2015 10:38:19 AM
    You state that your protocol should not be attempted if one is taking carbidopa. Does one have to get off carbidopa completely before going on the protocol or can one take a lesser amount? Thank you.
  • John Gray
     9/9/2015 12:36:07 PM
    Many people are asking me where they can find these products. you can find them in the "Store" section at MarsVenus.com. click the "Store" link at the top of the page
  • rgosling
     8/18/2015 9:33:23 PM
    Hi, this is so helpful. Thank you! I'm wondering how you found the doctor in Mexico and if you could refer me. That would help me so much.
  • Normand
     8/12/2015 3:19:47 PM
    It seem very full of hope but where can we buy all those product. There are a few persons who ask for but there is no respond
  • harariis
     8/10/2015 3:07:19 PM
    Hi Dr Gray, I watched your video about PD, can you please send me the name of the Dr in Mexico and also how can I find all the supplements that you are suggesting. Thank you, Isaac
  • Nellie
     8/7/2015 10:34:38 AM
    Thank you, John Gray, for sharing your information and offering the products. I am 78 and seem to have some symptoms of Parkinson's. I do not want to see an allopathic doctor who may prescribe chemicals. You have a suggested list for Parkinson's, and I ordered most of those products right off of this site (johngray.com and then click on "shop") and a few from Amazon.com that I could not find on your site. Your shake has good flavor, but Hubby will add bananas and blueberries to his. I checked out the reputations of the companies that make most of these products, and they are from quality companies. Thank you. I will keep you posted as my "symptoms" disappear - hopefully as you suggest, I will see an improvement by the end of this week. Regards, Nellie....
  • HealthHunter
     7/29/2015 10:26:03 AM
    Mr. Gray, We listened with much interest to your story about dealing with your Parkinson's symptoms. My honey is a 77 year old man with a pre-diagnosis of Parkinson's. They gave him a prescription for the dopa. He took one and then I found you. We do not want traditional meds Mr. Gray. We are searching for options to avoid the dopa. Thanks for your help...
  • skinnibean
     5/13/2015 6:37:58 PM
    I live in New Zealand, and have had Parkinsons for 4 years now,am constantly searching for a remedy, Keen to try these supplements, but the list is daunting, where can I purchase all this stuff? Do you have a PD package to save me looking high and low?
  • Patricelake
     5/9/2015 11:13:49 AM
    Hi, like everyone else's comments I'm keen to find out where to get these supplements
  • Carol C Edwards
     4/29/2015 4:20:10 PM
    I was diagnosed with Parkinson's 7 years ago. it has been up and down with the symptoms, especially with me being allergic to all meds for PK. Symptoms have increased this month. Been taking all kinds of vitamins including 2% iodine. What do u recommend to take> Carol Edwards
  • Dazdaz1000
     4/13/2015 5:29:07 PM
    Can you please give me the name of the place in Mexico
  • Guest_65B9A6B1-C
     4/9/2015 7:26:59 AM
    My husband has been on your parkinsons protocol since October. He's now off all medications and his tremors have stopped. His biggest challenge is fatique and a shuffling gait with freezing. Any suggestions?
  • Viacheslav
     3/18/2015 2:05:07 AM
    Thank you for encouraging video. I live in Russia. Can I order your mix (1) Mars Venus Super Food Shake (2) Super Minerals (2) Lithium Orotate (1) Omega-3 (Vectomega) (1) Activated B-Vitamin (1) Vitamin D3 (10,000IU) and how much a month course is cost? What delivery may you advice?
  • Viacheslav
     3/18/2015 1:29:50 AM
    Thank you for encouraging video. I live in Russia. Can I order your mix (1) Mars Venus Super Food Shake (2) Super Minerals (2) Lithium Orotate (1) Omega-3 (Vectomega) (1) Activated B-Vitamin (1) Vitamin D3 (10,000IU) and how much a month course is cost? What delivery may you advice?
  • Nancyk
     3/3/2015 7:35:30 AM
    I am 68 and was diagnosed with Parkinson's about 6 years ago. My symptoms are light and is very slow in progressing. I am lucky. I am on Carbodopa Levo 25/100/ 3 times a day and Pramipexole Di-Hcl 0.5 3 times aday and Azilect once a day. I am very interested in the supplements that you suggest. How do we go about getting these. Please be in touch soon. I want to get better. Thanks
  • carlton
     2/27/2015 1:56:14 PM
    I am interested in your Parkinson's recovery program. I would like to read some comments by any who has been helped by it. I would also like to see some research sources. My husband has had PD for 5 years. I am about broke trying to find something that will work. We have gone the natural route, and he takes several of the supplements you recommend. I'd just like to know it has helped people besides you. Thank you so much.
  • Guest_E51FAD0D-7
     2/24/2015 10:09:41 AM
    I am 58 years old and was diagnosed with Parkinson in 2014, I've been taking the Super Food Shake for 1and 1/2 months I have not noticed any improvement. My Doctor recently prescribed ( Cogentin) Benztropine Mes 0.5mg twice daily, is it safe to take this medication along with your Super Food Shake. Do you have any suggestions of what other supplements to take in addition to the shake. thanks in advance for your advice.
  • Sue B
     2/20/2015 7:52:11 PM
    Very interesting and inspiring. Like others. I want to know where to get the supplements and products you recommend. Help us! Thanks --
  • erca
     2/16/2015 3:02:18 PM
    Dear Mr. Grey, I’m from Romania, I’m 50 and two months ago I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Just for now, my treatment is with a dopaminergicagonists and Azilect. Last week I was lucky and also happy to find your 2012 videoclip “How I reversed…” and your advices on your blog. On your 2013 blog section I read you updated the informations about the nutritional supplements. My question is if you already have done another improvements for the formula since then until now and , if yes, please tell me which are theese. Thank you! ...
  • cgenn
     1/6/2015 4:28:28 PM
    Do you have a transcript of your video on reversing parkinson's available for downloading? It would help to not have to take notes. Thanks so much.
  • Ruthe Ann
     12/30/2014 6:23:36 PM
    I found your video very interesting. My husband now has Parkinsons. I'm always looking for a cure or help in anyway. Would also like to know if you can buy a package for reverseing Parkinsons. Thank you
  • bode
     12/19/2014 1:28:13 AM
    Good Advice but how do I get the supplements? I live in Nigeria.
  • hayseed
     12/17/2014 4:25:18 PM
    Wonderful video ... give me hope for a better and steadier future !! Do you offer a vitamin/supplement package for your Parkinsons 'cure' ??
  • arnieb
     11/29/2014 6:29:13 PM
    John; I listened with great interest to your story about dealing with your Parkinson's symptoms. I am a 60 year old male diagnosed 6 months ago, but as of yet, taking no medication. I am so freaked out by the side effects of l-dopa, I have been searching for options to avoid or delay its use. Since many of the recommendations, and those in the case study linked to in your post, relate to supplements to control or minimize the side effects, would you have a suggestion of beginning supplements for someone not taking l-dopa? Thanks for your thoughts....
  • cgenn
     11/13/2014 11:19:42 AM
    Watched your video on reversing your Parkinson symptoms and was very curious to know more. My Parkinson’s symptoms began in June 2006. I began a regimen of Carbidopa/Levodopa 25/100 mg in August 2012. My dosage is currently 5 tablets daily. My neurologist just added Requip to the protocol. Haven't started taking it yet. Since I have been taking Carbidopa/Levodopa for two years will I be able to wean myself off so that I can start taking Mucuna and the amino acids you are suggesting on your website? How do I do this? I am determined to get off the drugs and reverse my symptoms using alternative methods. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for posting this information. ...
  • deelibo
     8/30/2014 6:38:07 PM
    I enjoyed your video on parkinsons john, but I don't know where to start with your natural supplements.I read your list that you have recommended but I am not sure. So here is my situation. I am a 56 year old male that has been diagnosed with "A" typical parkinsons about 3 years ago. I have been on the lowest dose of levocarb for that period. My prescription says levodop/carbidopa 250/25 mg. It is good that it has not progressed yet, so I was wondering what supplements would you suggest I start with . I hope to hear from you soon and by the way I also listened to you on coast to coast radio program one night and thought you very informative Thanx...
  • richard
     3/1/2014 4:19:22 AM
    enjoyed your video on parkinsons gave me some hope for my dad read about some side effects when taking 5 htp i guess i just want to know how safe it is to take 5 htp and tyrosine also can you get enough of these supplements by drinking a good protein powder my dad is 86 and has real hard time with walking and dementia trying to find something that could make life a little easier for him thank you


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