Goodbye Parkinson’s Hello Life By Alex Kerten And David Brinn
This book has been highly recommended to us by several of our readers, and many pointed out the similarities to our Out-Thinking Parkinson’s philosophy. Then I read the article “Israeli Healer Treat’s Parkinson’s Through Talk and Dance” in the Times of Israel. As I read it through, I found an overwhelming sense of affinity for what Alex Kerten preaches and, indeed, the parallels between our own independently derived strategies were very clear. I was left a sense of great relief of self-vindication afterwards. I called Deb, my Co-Founder, in the middle of her night to talk about it – I simply could not contain myself.
Here is a beautiful short video I found yesterday with Michael in action.
I strongly urge anyone with Parkinson’s Disease to consider that the cross-validations provided by the two independent approaches of Alex’s “Gyrokinetics” and our own “Out-Thinking Parkinson’s” Quality of Life Interventions, is very important. The proofs are out there now that it is perfectly possible to push Parkinson’s back – and to keep reversing it – every day. Never give up.
The 8 Ways To Get Out Of Parkinsons Disease
There are 8 main factors that contribute to this disease. To restore my health I worked on every one of them. You can too.
I installed small new habits over a series of weeks until I was hitting every known cause of my illness. Nothing escaped my attention. And everything got better.
The changes came in days, improved over weeks and have lasted foryears.
I wont go into all 8 ways of beating the heck out of this illness here. But let me tell you briefly about three of the main ones.
Inflammation is a worldwide killer. Its the prime cause in a long list of unpleasant and deadly ailments.
There are many diseases created from low-level, ongoing inflammation.
Over 130 million Americans have conditions directly related to inflammation and nearly a million die each year. The number is rising worldwide.
What matters to us is that scientists know that inflammation is heavily implicated in the death of substantia nigra nerve cells.
To arrest the progress of this dreadful illness we must address that inflammation.
Fortunately, its not at all difficult to do. Simple changes undo inflammation incredibly quickly. Which in turn halts the death of substantia nigra nerve cells.
I knew nothing about environmental toxins until I started looking into them. Turns out theyre horrifying.
For a start, toxins poisons that get into the body double the risk of degenerative brain disease.
Including the brain.
That breakdown leads to classic toxicity illnesses.
Im Not A Medical Rebel
Now I should point out here that I am not the kind of person who second-guesses his doctor!
I trust professionals and experts. They studied for years. They do the research. They know plenty.
But their most effective meds came with unpleasant side-effects.
And those meds would become less effective as time wore on.
They would work for a while and then theyd start failing.
And as they failed my health would fail even more.
What kind of future is that?
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There Is Such Thing As Too Late
Remember, this program works in three ways:
We must do point 1 arresting the degeneration of brain cells quickly. Typically, at the point that symptoms are noticed some 80% of the substantia nigras cells have already been lost.
80% is a very big number.
The quicker we get to work to save the other 20% the better. As yet that degeneration cannot be reversed.
So get to work on it today. Preserve existing healthy brain cells and make your recovery that much more certain.
I Feel Wonderful And Theres A Reason Why
Actually, there are three fantastic reasons:
First and foremost: I have tackled the loss of dopamine by working on the underlying cause of that loss.
We know that cell loss in the substantia nigra is the direct cause of dopamine loss. I address that cell loss in gentle but powerful ways and so protect dopamine levels.
Second, I increase dopamine production in my brain using non-drug methods. Increasing dopamine fights this condition head-on leading to wonderfully quick improvements.
Third, I have taken each of the symptoms of my illness stiffness, shaking, anxiety and so on and addressed them directly. Ive enacted specific daily habits that make those symptoms reduce to almost nothing.
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S To Making It Happen
Thankfully, Jodis program isnt a long list of donts. Theres no calorie counting, strange potions or weird rituals.
Instead its a fairly short list of powerful, practical, easy-to-implement dos.
Jodi Knapp has broken her program into 12 small habits that you can introduce into your life in order to undo the causes and symptoms of brain degeneration.
Theres no revolution here. I made one simple change, and when I was sure Id got it I went on to the next one.
Stuff so stupidly easy I did wonder with a couple of them how they could possibly have any effect at all.
But this is the thing: it was tiny bad habits that got me so ill in the first place.
So it only requires tiny good ones to undo it all.
Why Does Modern Medicine Know This But Ignore It
Why dont we tackle the inflammation and toxins causes of those nerve cells continually dying in the substantia nigra?
My doctor told me: its cultural.
Most patients especially in western countries want a drug or a procedure for a problem.
Something thats a one-off fix like an operation.
Or an easy, regular thing like a course of tablets.
What they dont want to have to make an effort to heal themselves. So pills it is.
But most inflammatory diseases can be tackled more effectively by lifestyle changes than by drugs.
Whole classes of deadly modern illnesses can be changed by a small number of simple, targeted lifestyle tweaks.
But our medics push meds because they know that, mostly, their patients wont make lifestyle changes.
So they give their patients drugs knowing that theyll at least take them.
Frustratingly, the best solution addressing lifestyle factors isnt at all difficult. Its just that popping a pill is easier.
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I Used To Suffer Parkinsons
Case study: Steve Peterson
I still have Parkinsons Disease. My specialist told me I always will.
But I dont suffer from the illness any more. And thats the difference.
Despite everything medical that was going wrong for me then my life is now back to normal.
Actually, a little better than normal.
Im one of thousands who have transformed their health. But I still feel blessed.
Let me tell you how this turnaround happened.
Why Do We Get This Illness
Parkinsons Disease is a degenerative brain illness.
Why does our brain health start to degenerate?
It degenerates due to a loss of nerve cells in a part of the brain called the substantia nigra.
These nerve cells in the substantia nigra manufacture a neurotransmitter called dopamine. But as the nerve cells die off less dopamine is created.
We need dopamine.
The loss of dopamine leads to the loss of body control and leads to a whole cascade of other physical and mental symptoms that combine to steadily ruin a persons life.
Theres a simple, well-understood trail from good health to Parkinsons:
Nerve cells dying off in the substantia nigra > reduced dopamine production > Parkinsons Disease
However, almost all modern-day medical treatments start at step 2 reduced dopamine. Were trying to increase dopamine.
Which sounds sensible at first. But the problem is that were tackling a disease that has already started.
And were not addressing it at the point of its underlying cause.
Its like being in a sinking boat and constantly bailing out the water instead of fixing the leak.
We can bail for so long. And then we sink.
The reason why most people eventually get so ill with this condition is because almost no treatments tackle step 1 the dying of the substantia nigra cells.
Yet doesnt it make sense to address the initial cause of this dreadful condition?
Of course it does.
Ive learnt a lot about this disease..
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This Simple Remedy Changed My Life
Simple lifestyle improvements transformed my entire life. Its done exactly the same for thousands of other very ordinary people who thought theyd suffer their illness for life.
It requires a small initial effort. Not much. But a little more than unscrewing the lid on a jar of chemicals.
For the millions who see drugs as their only hope there are thousands like me who know for an absolute fact that theyre not.
Which is why we dont suffer those nasty symptoms anymore while they still do.
Not Good As Newbetter Than New
So many of the body functions that had started to deteriorate were made better than theyd been before I was ill.
So when I started this program I wasnt just clearing up symptoms associated with my diagnosed illness
I was also undoing the natural effects of being over 50 at the same time!
Which meant I wasnt just tackling Parkinsons symptoms. I was tackling lifes symptoms. I ended up fitter and healthier than I was before I started getting ill!
Even a completely healthy person can follow this program and improve their health dramatically.
Doing this is trebly more vital once a person has received a Parkinsons diagnosis.
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Why Jodis Method Works
Remember: standard drug remedies tackle the disease further along the chain at the point where theres a dopamine shortage.
Doctors simply dont address the reason that dopamine is in short supply in the first place.
She addresses the specific reasons why cells in the substantia nigra are dying off.
Then she addresses low dopamine itself.
Then she undoes the symptoms of the illness the part of the disease that you and I experience.
Jodi Knapp cant teach her methods face-to-face to everyone who needs them. So she created a written version of her approach. Its called The Parkinsons Protocol.
And its The Parkinsons Protocol that changed not only my present life it changed my future life too.
The Disease Doesnt Stand A Chance
Because this is an illness that can be tackled on so many fronts doing what I did meant my overall health actually got better over time.
The three steps I described provide health benefits that overwhelm the downside of the disease.
You deteriorate 1 part because of the illness but improve 3 parts because of these new, powerful daily habits.
More than anything, what I learned is that Parkinsons is not the terrifying, life-destroying diagnosis that so many of us believe it to be.
I was able to choose what this illness did to me. And I chose for it to do nothing to me.
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How I Treated My Own Brain Deterioration
Everything I did to restore my own brain health I learned from a natural health practitioner called Jodi Knapp.
I discovered Jodi on a local health forum some years ago. She works with people using natural approaches to reverse illnesses which were caused by natural causes.
Which is, in fact, almost every illness known to man.
Her philosophy is simple: disease always has a cause.
If I have pain, a deterioration or some painful or deadly affliction there are reasons why I have it.
It doesnt just happen.
Understand those reasons and we have ways of reversing whats gone wrong.
Jodis incredible success rate at treating allegedly untreatable illness comes from her starting at the illnesses first causes.
Those causes are always natural causes. She tackles them and changes lives.
Thankfully None Of This Is Going To Happen
Which is what I want to tell you about now. So let me start by reassuring you of this:
I feel fine. Absolutely fine.
In some ways, Im happier and more positive than I was before I got that initial shocking diagnosis.
My hands no longer shake. I sleep like a lamb. And I recall all the important details about my life or what I did this morning! with ease.
Second, theres a reason I feel this way. And its to do with how Ive actively worked on my condition.
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And Now I Know Why We Dont
There are 8 main factors leading to Parkinsons. Some have a small effect. A couple are huge.
Together theyre essential in beating this horrible condition.
In truth, some of them my health-care center already acted on.
For example, they prescribed dopamine-enhancing drugs. For sure, I needed more dopamine.
I had tests and underwent occupational therapy. Again, good stuff it helped me manage my problems with balance, movement, stiffness.
But I also realized they were not helping me to avoid the worst symptoms of this disease. At best, they were just delaying it.
Yet thats what I wanted most to not end up with my own personal Parkinsons horror story.
Which is why I went headlong into my own research about my illness and, eventually, found my way out.
Goodbye Parkinson S Hello Life
Parkinson’s Disease, a disorder of the central nervous system affects one in every 100 persons over 60, with 200,000 to 3 million cases each year in the US alone. A breakthrough set of mind/body techniques, Goodbye Parkinson’s combines dance therapy, behavior modification, and martial arts, and proves that there is life beyond Parkinson’s. Alex Kerten presents the results of his 30-year work with patients with movement disorders in an accessible style, including 20 easy-to-follow exercises. Living up to it’s title, those who follow his technique and are committed to becoming “Parkinson’s warriors” can succeed in eliminating many symptoms and return to a productive and fulfilling life. Michael Wiese shares his experience of the positive effects of the Gyro-kinetic method in this YouTube clip.
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I Wanted Better Than This
Although I was getting worse very slowly I was still noticing it.
That shaking of the hands was very real.
Slowness in my movements had gradually become more noticeable.
And I was developing other classic symptoms.
Low moods and anxiety.
My sense of smell started to weaken.
Failure to recall how Id spent yesterday complete loss of recall about my own wedding recognizing faces but not remembering names
We joke about these things and put them down to age.
But when theres a diagnosed condition that is actively robbing you of physical and mental abilities thats no joke at all.
I knew this condition led to physical disability.
I also knew it led to mental disability.
I was scared, to be honest.
Scared to be a burden. Scared to lose my ability to control my own body.
Scared to watch my life deteriorating before my eyes.
Ending Parkinson S Disease
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Don T Kiss Them Goodbye
Allison DuBois first realised her abilities at six years old when she saw her great-grandfather – after his funeral. For many years she learned to downplay her talents but while working for the county attorney when at law school, her gift took a distinct and miraculous turn. As she handled evidence from murder cases, Allison began to ‘see’ the crimes as they had occurred, providing vital information such as the location of bodies and unidentified perpetrators. She then decided to dedicate her life to ease the pain of those who have lost loved ones. Allison has helped solve numerous crimes. She has also been studied at three universities and her accuracy has amazed scientific researchers. DON’T KISS THEM GOODBYE is the fascinating account of a devoted wife and mother who combines a normal life with the ability to communicate with the dead.
We Have Choices About How This Condition Plays Out
In fact, medical scientists have proved that many people with a genetic disposition to this never get it.
While others with no genetic disposition at all still get full-on Parkinsons that ravages their mental health quickly and remorselessly.
Its not genetics. Its a basic illness with recognized causes.
Remember: the substantia nigra produces dopamine. Its the loss of substantia nigra nerve cells that leads to the loss of dopamine.
And that loss of dopamine leads to Parkinsons Disease.
So the big question is:
Why on earth is the substantia nigra losing those dopamine-producing cells in the first place?
I was shocked to discover that we already know why were losing those priceless, life-giving substantia nigra cells.
Yet still do almost nothing about it
In Truth Its Not Magic At All
Of course, the kind of turnaround I experienced here does feel like magic.
Who wouldnt feel like theyve experienced something miraculous when an illness like this does an about-turn?
But everything I learnt from Jodi comes with sparkling scientific credentials.
Its researched knowledge from scientific establishments all over the United States, Europe and the world.
None of this program is controversial. There arent any scientists waiting to debunk any of this.
Because collectively this is their work. Jodi simply turned it into a set of 12 habits that thousands of us have used to treat a nightmare illness.
The only reason its not mainstream the only reason its only thousands of people who benefit from this rather than millions is because it involves some initial effort to take on these habits.
Yet once done its just so easy. And the reward?
Health. Pure and simple.