Stop the worry: start fighting back Now!
Detect problems early: intervene now before things get further out of control.
What kind of Parkinson’s disease patient are you?
- The person with suspicious early symptoms and signs who is not doing anything about it: Such a person could be mentally paralyzed in fear and denial.
- The formally diagnosed patient that has not started any treatment. This person needs more information to help make a decision.
- The patient who has started routine medications like Sinemet (carbidopa/levodopa) and is beginning to wonder if there are other options.
So where does a person start?
Start with the basics!
While many physicians suggest early surgery or drugs, our practice style leads us to look first at the combination of consuming solid nutrition, reducing internal and external toxicity and daily performing structured exercise. In our study of the options we have been intrigued and encouraged by the nutritional research done by Dr. Martin Hinz at NeuroResearch. He has found that the nutrient vitamin B6 is involved in determining the severity of symptoms. According to Dr. Hinz, Parkinson’s disease is associated with wide-spread vitamin B6 collapse: drugs like Sinemet primarily remove vitamin B6 from the body with every dose. Giving vitamin B6 with that drug is not a practical option.
The whole point of the NeuroResearch approach is to get results more naturally without depleting vitamin B6. Since 1997 Marty Hinz, M.D. has been developing ‘a balanced nutritional support program’ which corrects not only for vitamin B6 deficiency but the 28 other nutritional deficiencies which impact the severity of symptoms beyond the disease and vitamin B6 depleting drugs. Parkinson’s disease symptoms can be devastating. But the symptoms of these nutritional deficiencies can be identical to Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Nutritional symptoms are impossible to manage if the patient is not taking proper nutrients.
Early warning signs:
Tremor or shaking
Stiff movements, slow movements, small steps and no arm swing
Handwriting small and cramped
Loss of sense of smell
Sleep difficulty: restless leg or sudden, uncontrollable movements
Voice soft and low
Hunched over, stooped posture
Masked face – always looks serious
Dizziness or fainting episodes
Swallowing difficulty or drooling
Low sex drive
Mood swings with anxiety and depression
Dementia: poor thinking and memory
Consider these basic rehab steps:
- Consume a low insulin, low inflammatory modified diet.
- Exercise regularly: boxing, bicycling, speed walking, dancing the tango.
- Generate and support a healthy gut microbiome.
- Prevent further exposure to nerve damaging toxic substances – chemicals, manganese, metals, gluten, etc.
- Clean out toxins that may have gotten into your body that can contribute to illness.
- Get balance in your lifestyle along with rest and restoration.
- Promote improved neurotransmission more naturally by taking balanced amino acids.
Points to ponder:
If you do nothing to help yourself, things typically get worse.
More than medication and surgery may be required to help you maintain your best function.
The symptoms you are experiencing may either be from Parkinson’s disease or nutritional deficiency with nutritional collapse. Optimal results require nutritional management.
Early nutritional support may help in your case:
- Start with a basic healthy diet.
- Add balanced amino acids to correct for relative nutritional deficiencies.
→ For more information, consider making an appointment for a free 15 minute chat with our staff about how correcting relative nutritional deficiencies may help you.
Note: Doctors who practice Environmental Medicine may work with conditions like Parkinson’s because of a frequent need to consider both toxic exposures and inadequate nutrition. Check website (drranheim.com) for more information about Parkinson’s and call 425-334-1773.
SUMMARY: Living with Parkinson’s symptoms is not at all easy. Managing this condition is challenging, often tricky, time-consuming and costly. On the other hand, following the NeuroResearch protocol may indeed be helpful for you and well worth the effort. The program we favor for early care of Parkinson’s symptoms includes the following features:
- Utilizes the classical main-stay of replenishing a relative nutritional deficiency of dopamine by administering L-dopa in a natural form
- Does not include vitamin B6 depleting drugs (carbidopa or benserazide)
- The chance of medications losing effectiveness over time is reduced
- Built-in mechanism to enhance natural detoxification by boosting body’s glutathione reserve
Remember, address problems now. The earlier the intervention, the better! You can call our office anytime and schedule an appointment for a free 15 minute assessment and to get more information. 425-334-1773.