How I Reversed My Parkinson's Disease Symptoms
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.
L-dopa (L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine) is most commonly used to treat Parkinson’s disease. However there can be a number of negative side effects and problems associated with the administration of l-dopa (l-3, 4-dihydroxyphenylalanine) during treatment of Parkinson’s disease. This is thought to be because the administration of l-dopa may deplete the body of l-tyrosine, l-tryptophan, 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), serotonin, and sulfur amino acids. The properly balanced administration of l-dopa in conjunction with 5-HTP, l-tyrosine, l-cysteine and other supportive nutritional supplements can alleviate many of the negative side effects.
A study 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.
Tyrosine is an amino acid that can be converted into L-dopa. Another way to increase dopamine levels is with the use of B vitamins. N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) is an antioxidant that can help regenerate glutathione.
Be careful when you add these supplements, when you are already taking L-dopa or other medicines that treat Parkinson’s disease, since the effects could be cumulative.
I suggest these nutritional supplements and protocol to help with the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease:
Tongkat Ali: 1 capsule 2 times a day
Super Minerals: 2 capsules, 3 times a day
Super Foods Shake: 1 shake, 2 times a day
B-Vitamins: 1 tablet, 2 times a day
5-HTP: 1 capsule, 2 times day
L-Tyrosine: 1 capsule, 3 times a day
NAC: 1 capsule (500mg), 3 times a day
Z-Natural: 5 drops in the morning, 5 drops in the evening
Catie's Vitamin C Plus Antioxidant Drink, 1 time a day
CLICK HERE to learn more about the products discussed in this video.
I also recommend these clinics for treatment of Parkinson's Disease:
8721 Falcon Street
Duluth, MN 55808
Life Medical, PA
4201 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
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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