What is Parkinsons Disease?

What is Parkinsons Disease?

Parkinsons Disease

I grew up watching shows like, “Family Ties” and loved it. On this show one of the actor’s was Mr. Michael J Fox, aka. Alex. He portrayed an intelligent character very set in his ways.

I have an apology to make here as it was pointed out by one of my readers, Michael J Fox is still with us. I was distracted by one of those idiot newspapers. I am sorry.

News of actor Michael J. Fox’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in Spin City or Back to the Future is alive and well.

We know him from several movies like, “Back to The Future”. He is a writer a father and a husband.

Michael J Fox. You Tube video

Burt Reynolds, my gosh he was a huge in movies. I personally liked, “Smokey and The Bandit”.

In a bombshell exclusive, Radar can reveal that friends claim ailing Burt is showing many of the signs of early Parkinson’s disease — a tremor in his hand, zero expression on his face and stiffness in his joints.

What is Parkinsons Disease

Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest boxers of all times:

Ali and Parkinson’s

In the late 1970s, the public observed changes in Ali’s speed and speech. However, he wasn’t actually diagnosed with Parkinson’s until 1984 at the age of 42. The news came just three years after he formally retired from boxing.

It’s generally speculated that Ali’s boxing career was linked to his development of Parkinson’s. Wins turned to losses as his speed and agility suffered. By the time he took one of the greatest beatings of his life at the age of 38, the neurological symptoms were glaring. His speech was slurred and his hands were trembling visibly.

These are just a few of the public figures that suffered from Parkinson disease until their death.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. Tremors are common, but the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.

In the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, your face may show little or no expression. Your arms may not swing when you walk. Your speech may become soft or slurred. Parkinson’s disease symptoms worsen as your condition progresses over time.

Although Parkinson’s disease can’t be cured, medications might significantly improve your symptoms. Occasionally, your doctor may suggest surgery to regulate certain regions of your brain and improve your symptoms.

What about the other people who suffer from Parkinson Disease?

Parkinson disease is the second most common age-related neuro degenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease. An estimated seven to 10 million people worldwide have Parkinson’s disease.

The prevalence of the disease ranges from 41 people per 100,000 in the fourth decade of life to more than 1,900 people per 100,000 among those who are 80 and older.

The incidence of the disease, or the rate of newly diagnosed cases, generally increases with age, although it can stabilize in people who are older than 80. An estimated 4 percent of people with Parkinson’s are diagnosed before age 50.

Men are 1.5 times more likely to have Parkinson’s than women.

The disease affects patients’ quality of life, making social interaction more difficult and worsening their financial condition, due to the medical expenses associated with the disease.

Population studies on the incidence of Parkinson’s are important to scientists’ understanding of the history of the disease, its progression, and the risk factors associated with it. Information about the incidence in different age groups and genders can help healthcare experts design strategies to meet patients’ needs.

United States

About one million Americans are thought to have Parkinson’s. This is more than those affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), muscular dystrophy (MD), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) combined.

Every year, about 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s. This does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected.

The combined direct and indirect costs of Parkinson’s in the U.S. including treatment, disability, and similar costs, plus lost income from an inability to work, are estimated at $25 billion per year.

The average cost of Parkinson’s medication is $2,500 per year. Parkinson’s-related surgery can cost up to $100,000 per patient.

Canada

According to UCB, a global biopharma company focused on severe diseases with operations in approximately 40 countries, there are over 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease today, with about 6,600 new cases of Parkinson’s diagnosed each year in Canada (based on an annual incidence of 20 new cases per 100,000 people).

Overall, men are more likely to have the disease than women. The figures are 0.3% of men compared to 0.2% of women in private households, and 6.6% of men vs. 4% of women in care facilities.

About 56% of patients receive formal or informal assistance due to their condition. Of these, 84% rely on family, friends, or neighbors, while 56% obtain other assistance.

United Kingdom

The prevalence of Parkinson’s in the U.K. is about one in 500 people, with a total of about 127,000 people living with the disease.

Someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s every hour in the U.K. Most are 50 or older.

Symptoms:

Parkinson’s disease signs and symptoms can be different for everyone. Early signs may be mild and go unnoticed. Symptoms often begin on one side of your body and usually remain worse on that side, even after symptoms begin to affect both sides.

Parkinson’s signs and symptoms may include:

  • Tremor. A tremor, or shaking, usually begins in a limb, often your hand or fingers. You may a rub your thumb and forefinger back-and-forth, known as a pill-rolling tremor. Your hand may tremor when it’s at rest.
  • Slowed movement (bradykinesia). Over time, Parkinson’s disease may slow your movement, making simple tasks difficult and time-consuming. Your steps may become shorter when you walk. It may be difficult to get out of a chair. You may drag your feet as you try to walk.
  • Rigid muscles. Muscle stiffness may occur in any part of your body. The stiff muscles can be painful and limit your range of motion.
  • Impaired posture and balance. Your posture may become stooped, or you may have balance problems as a result of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Loss of automatic movements. You may have a decreased ability to perform unconscious movements, including blinking, smiling or swinging your arms when you walk.
  • Speech changes. You may speak softly, quickly, slur or hesitate before talking. Your speech may be more of a monotone rather than with the usual inflections.
  • Writing changes. It may become hard to write, and you’re writing may appear small.

When to see a doctor

See your doctor if you have any of the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease — not only to diagnose your condition but also to rule out other causes for your symptoms.

Causes

In Parkinson’s disease, certain nerve cells (neurons) in the brain gradually break down or die. Many of the symptoms are due to a loss of neurons that produce a chemical messenger in your brain called dopamine. When dopamine levels decrease, it causes abnormal brain activity, leading to symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

The cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown, but several factors appear to play a role, including:

  • Your genes. Researchers have identified specific genetic mutations that can cause Parkinson’s disease. But these are uncommon except in rare cases with many family members affected by Parkinson’s disease.However, certain gene variations appear to increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease but with a relatively small risk of Parkinson’s disease for each of these genetic markers.
  • Environmental triggers. Exposure to certain toxins or environmental factors may increase the risk of later Parkinson’s disease, but the risk is relatively small.

Researchers have also noted that many changes occur in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease, although it’s not clear why these changes occur. These changes include:

  • The presence of Lewy bodies. Clumps of specific substances within brain cells are microscopic markers of Parkinson’s disease. These are called Lewy bodies, and researchers believe these Lewy bodies hold an important clue to the cause of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Alpha-synuclein is found within Lewy bodies. Although many substances are found within Lewy bodies, scientists believe an important one is the natural and widespread protein called alpha-synuclein (a-synuclein). It’s found in all Lewy bodies in a clumped form that cells can’t break down. This is currently an important focus among Parkinson’s disease researchers.

What Causes Parkinson’s Disease 2?

The basal ganglia, located in the brain, is a highly specialized region that helps regulate body movement. Its cells require a precise balance of the neurotransmitter’s dopamine and acetylcholine to communicate effectively. With Parkinson’s, cells begin to deteriorate and produce insufficient dopamine levels. This produces a chemical imbalance in your brain which leads to the symptoms we’ve come to associate with Parkinson’s disease. While research indicates that genetics play a predominate role in developing the disease, it may also be caused by a viral infection or exposure to environmental toxins, such as carbon monoxide and pesticides.

Risk factors

Risk factors for Parkinson’s disease include:

  • Age. Young adults rarely experience Parkinson’s disease. It ordinarily begins in middle or late life, and the risk increases with age. People usually develop the disease around age 60 or older.
  • Heredity. Having a close relative with Parkinson’s disease increases the chances that you’ll develop the disease. However, your risks are still small unless you have many relatives in your family with Parkinson’s disease.
  • Sex. Men are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than are women.
  • Exposure to toxins. Ongoing exposure to herbicides and pesticides may slightly increase your risk of Parkinson’s disease.

Complications

Parkinson’s disease is often accompanied by these additional problems, which may be treatable:

  • Thinking difficulties. You may experience cognitive problems (dementia) and thinking difficulties. These usually occur in the later stages of Parkinson’s disease. Such cognitive problems aren’t very responsive to medications.
  • Depression and emotional changes. You may experience depression, sometimes in the very early stages. Receiving treatment for depression can make it easier to handle the other challenges of Parkinson’s disease.You may also experience other emotional changes, such as fear, anxiety or loss of motivation. Doctors may give you medications to treat these symptoms.
  • Swallowing problems. You may develop difficulties with swallowing as your condition progresses. Saliva may accumulate in your mouth due to slowed swallowing, leading to drooling.
  • Chewing and eating problems. Late-stage Parkinson’s disease affects the muscles in your mouth, making chewing difficult. This can lead to choking and poor nutrition.
  • Sleep problems and sleep disorders. People with Parkinson’s disease often have sleep problems, including waking up frequently throughout the night, waking up early or falling asleep during the day.People may also experience rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, which involves acting out your dreams. Medications may help your sleep problems.
  • Bladder problems. Parkinson’s disease may cause bladder problems, including being unable to control urine or having difficulty urinating.
  • Constipation. Many people with Parkinson’s disease develop constipation, mainly due to a slower digestive tract.

You may also experience:

  • Blood pressure changes. You may feel dizzy or lightheaded when you stand due to a sudden drop in blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension).
  • Smell dysfunction. You may experience problems with your sense of smell. You may have difficulty identifying certain odors or the difference between odors.
  • Fatigue. Many people with Parkinson’s disease lose energy and experience fatigue, especially later in the day. The cause isn’t always known.
  • Pain. Some people with Parkinson’s disease experience pain, either in specific areas of their bodies or throughout their bodies.
  • Sexual dysfunction. Some people with Parkinson’s disease notice a decrease in sexual desire or performance.

Prevention

Because the cause of Parkinson’s is unknown, proven ways to prevent the disease also remain a mystery.

Some research has shown that regular aerobic exercise might reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease.

Some other research has shown that people who drink caffeine — which is found in coffee, tea and cola — get Parkinson’s disease less often than those who don’t drink it. However, it is still not known whether caffeine actually protects against getting Parkinson’s, or is related in some other way. Currently there is not enough evidence to suggest drinking caffeinated beverages to protect against Parkinson’s. Green tea is also related to a reduced risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

Treatments

Common Treatment Options

Unfortunately, there is no standard treatment protocol for Parkinson’s disease. Treatment options will be based on the stage and severity of each individual’s symptoms. Along with lifestyle modifications like eating healthier along with getting more rest and exercise, treatment may include medications or surgery. While current medications reduce the severity of symptoms and may slow the progression, they do not reverse the effects of the disease. People suffering from Parkinson’s often take a variety of medications in different doses. They may need assistance to manage their dosing schedule in order to receive the full benefit of the medications.

Surgical options include deep brain stimulation. A surgeon will implant electrodes into a specific part of the brain. The electrodes transmit electrical impulses from a generator implanted in the upper chest that stimulate the brain and reduce symptoms. This option is usually recommended for individuals with advanced Parkinson’s who have not benefited from medications.

Personal Note:

I can not list all the treatments that are being used by the medical field, but I do know there are new regimes of medications being applied.

Natural Remedies for Parkinson Disease

Consuming Fresh Raw Vegetables and Fruits

It is widely held that fresh organic vegetable and fruits consumed raw can provide all the nutrients necessary for the cleansing of the body. The identified nutrients include phytonutrients, antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, flavonoids, fiber, and anti-inflammatory ingredients. Consuming these nutrients is considered essential for digesting food and their absence can cause a lot of damage to the intestinal and digestive systems.

Consume More Fermented Foods

It is very important for the gut to have a high level of beneficial bacteria for good digestion and preventing many disorders and diseases. A normal diet sometimes leads to the reduction of gut flora due to the absence of fermented foods. It is, therefore, important to replenish beneficial bacteria by consuming probiotic foods. The desired beneficial bacteria are typically found in foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, fermented soy, kombucha tea, etc. that help the body to eliminate the heavy metals ingested by it, and detoxify itself by breaking down the many toxins present in the environment.

Avoid Unnecessary Iron Consumption

One of the causes of Parkinson’s disease is the toxicity caused by heavy metals. Heavy metal poisoning is responsible for fainting and dizziness that are symptoms of heavy metal poisoning apart from low blood pressure. Often iron supplements prescribed to people suffering from Parkinson’s cause a deterioration in their brain health instead of making them healthier. Excessive iron buildup in the body is also the reason why the disease is more prevalent in men than women as females have a system of shedding excess blood from their system with menstruation. A lot of research is being conducted on how Parkinson’s disease can be treated by protein synthesis using a target protein shaker.

Choose Green Tea

With the detoxification of the body being very important for the prevention and management of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, drinking green tea is just what the doctor would order. Green tea has all the desired polyphenol antioxidants and flavonoids essential for combating the free radicals in the body. Green tea also contains theanine, a mineral that boosts the level of dopamine that reduces the impact of Parkinson’s disease. Undertaking a thorough gastrointestinal and liver cleanse program can prepare your body to benefit from the nutrients.

Home remedies for Parkinson’s disease

Ashwagandha: This natural cure can help in the management of symptoms of Parkinson’s disease that are related to balance, movement and muscle control by regulating dopamine levels. Also, it can fight against free radicals, lower the inflammation and enhance the antioxidant activity in the body. The recommended dosage is 300 – 1200 mg of ashwagandha extract or one to two tablespoons of ashwagandha powder and you should take them two times per day with meals. You can take this dosage for short – term and long – term.

Also, you can make a mild decoction with ashwagandha powder or mix it with honey, ghee, buttermilk or milk. Also, you can find ashwagandha as capsules. Talk with your doctor before you start taking ashwagandha.

St. John’s wort: Depression is one of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The natural treatment of this disease is also involving managing of depression. In the most cases, antidepressants will make you sleepy and you will not be able to do your everyday activities. St. John’s wort can help in the treatment of mild – to – moderate depression. If you have severe depression that is associated with Parkinson’s disease, then you will need medical help. This natural cure is commonly used as a natural remedy across European nations.

The recommended dosage for St. John’s wort is about 300 mg, three times per day. You need to ask your doctor for the proper dosage for you before you start taking this supplement. It is known that the St. John’s wort can interfere with other medical treatments and you should not take it with other antidepressants.

Vitamin C: You can use this vitamin as an antioxidant to prevent the free radical damage. Also, this vitamin can support the strong immune function. It is recommended taking 750 mg of Vitamin C, 4 times per day.

Vitamin D: If you want to maintain bone health, then you should be sure that your diet is including a lot of calcium and Vitamin D. Those people who are over age of 50 should consume 1500 mg of calcium along with at least 800 IU of Vitamin D. They can get the Vitamin D from supplements, foods and sun.

Cocoa: It is known fact that the cocoa extracts can help in the regulation of dopamine levels in people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease. It has flavonol which together with other substances (such as caffeine) are having neuroprotective effect in the Parkinson’s disease as well as in the Alzheimer’s disease.

Broad beans: This natural cure is rich in L – dopa. If you suffer from Parkinson’s disease and you eat these beans on regular basis, then they can improve the motor movements, especially if this disease is in the beginning stages. The whole plant is nutritious but the pod is most effective source of L – dopa. If you use broad beans in excess amounts, then they can cause stomach upset or allergies. You need to talk with your doctor about the proper dosages before you start taking as your natural treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

Fish oil: Omega – 3 fatty acids which are part of the fish oil are very beneficial for our health. Also, they can treat Parkinson’s disease. When you use fish oil on regular basis, then it can prevent neuronal cell death and it can help with Parkinson’s disease. The Omega – 3 fatty acids in it have antioxidant properties which can reduce the oxidative stress and fight against Parkinson’s disease. There are many studies in which are shown that the fish oil can combat the depression without help of antidepressants. Before you start taking fish oil you need to talk with your doctor because the type of food and medicines which you take should be considered in the treatment of this disease.

Grape seed extract: This natural cure has super antioxidant effect that will reduce the DNA fragmentation in the brain. Also, it is able to cross into the brain and to protect the brain cells from the free radical damage.

What you should avoid:

You should avoid too much protein and if you reduce the intake of protein, then it can improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. We know that the processed foods have toxins and additives which can worsen the Parkinson’s disease. One of the best ways to prevent Parkinson’s disease and other age – related illnesses is not to give your children processed foods. The added sugar and artificial sweeteners are considered toxic and they can worsen the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. It is known that the alcohol can disrupt neurological functioning and they can lead to complications and mood changes.

You should avoid any potential food allergens because they can exacerbate the Parkinson’s disease symptoms by worsening the inflammation and gut health. You should start by limiting the common allergens, such as peanuts, shellfish, dairy and gluten.

Vitamins That help

Mood disorders are also one of the common features seen among people with Parkinson’s disease, and there have been a number of research mentioning the mood-boosting properties present in omega-3 fatty acids. In one of the small placebo-controlled group testing, the pilot trial had reported a significant amount of improvement in treating depression in individuals suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

These individuals were treated with omega-3 fatty acid supplements versus the placebo ones. Foods that are rich in omega-3s are found in fish such as: Mackerel, Sardines, Trout, Salmon, Herring, Anchovies. Calcium and Vitamin When an individual is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, getting the required amount of calcium becomes quite difficult since people who have the disease find that dairy items are more likely to inhibit levodopa absorption than proteins.

However, calcium can be taken in some forms to meet the body’s daily requirement. They include:Breakfast cereals Fortified food items that contain calcium Calcium-fortified orange juice Calcium-fortified rice Soy milk alternatives which can be used in cereals, smoothies, and other types of food preparations Calcium citrate supplements Chewable calcium tablets Vitamin D is also very important for our body. This vitamin is produced in our body when the skin gets exposed to the sun. Without adequate amounts of vitamin D, calcium would not be absorbed in the body.

For those individuals who live in sunny regions, getting at least an hour of sun exposure per week should not be a difficult thing. Expose your hands, face, and arms to the sun. It is also important to note that vitamin D gets stored in the body during the summer and can be conserved for the winter season. For those who cannot get daily sun exposure, another option of taking vitamin D is to consume fatty fish such as fish liver oil or salmon, eggs, milk and its substitutes, margarine, cereals, liver, and vitamin D supplements.

The current recommendation of vitamin D would be 400 IUs for those who are 50 years and above and 600 IUs for those above 70 years old.3. Co enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) Co enzyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant that could help slow down the progression of Parkinson’s disease. According to studies, patients with Parkinson’s disease have low levels of co enzyme Q10 in their blood and brain. The mitochondria are said to be responsible for producing energy for the cells in our body. However, in the process of production, there is a creation of a by-product of spare electrons.

When these electrons tend to escape the cells, they are called as free radicals, which are damaging and are often responsible for oxidative damage to the brain along with being linked to cognitive problems.

Every cell in the body is said to contain a powerful antioxidant known as co enzyme Q10, which fight off oxidative damage. However, those individuals who have high levels of oxidative damage may even need more of it such as a daily co enzyme Q10 supplementation of 1,200 mg. Folate or Folic Acid Genetic defects and environmental toxins may lead to the emergence of Parkinson’s disease.

However, a new study conducted on mice has shown that folic acid or folate can help prevent this form of degenerative brain disorder. Folic acid is widely known for preventing central nervous system birth defects. There has also been a lot of evidence that it can help prevent heart disease, especially in individuals who have too much homocysteine.

Folate tends to decrease the levels of homocysteine in the body.Folate or vitamin B9 is considered very good for memory and brain health. Folic acid is considered vital for the development of the nervous system. In the research conducted on mice, it showed that the ones who were kept on a low folic acid diet were very much likely to get Parkinson’s disease than those who were on a normal folic acid diet. There are about 50,000 Parkinson’s cases every year in the US. The disease is mostly due to a deficiency in the production of dopamine.

Being dopamine deficient leads to movement disorders such as tremors in the hands, stiffness in the muscles, and slow movements. The levels of homocysteine in the body could be reduced when folic acid is taken along with vitamin B12 and B6. Taking these supplements may prevent the occurrence of a stroke or heart attack. They can also help maintain a strong memory.

Please always consult with your Doctor, before assuming anything. A lot of the time natural remedies are not recognized by the medical community.

Personal Note:

I am not a fan of prescription medications mainly due to the several side effects, but I am not a Doctor. Many prescribed medications are very necessary and in no way should you ignore your Doctors advice.

Thank you for reading my article,

Michael

Comments are welcome

10 Replies to “What is Parkinsons Disease?”

  1. In February last year, I was diagnosed of PARKINSON DISEASE. I started out taking only Azilect, then Mirapex and sinemet as the disease progressed but didn’t help much. In July, I started on PARKINSON DISEASE TREATMENT PROTOCOL from Herbal Health Point (ww w. herbalhealthpoint. c om). One month into the treatment, I made a significant recovery. After I completed the recommended treatment, almost all my symptoms were gone, wonderful improvement with my movement and tremors

    1. Hi Renee,
      Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Prescription medications scare me because of some of the side effects caused by them. I also think most of them are
      experimental. It is only my opinion. Herbal remedies also have side effects. The greatest thing here is you found Herbal Health Point making significant difference’s
      to your symptoms. What a wonderful story. Please if ever you feel like sharing your story I would love to hear it. I feel it is important to share with other Parkinson’s
      sufferers.
      My e-mail is: lesabre594@hotmail.com or please feel free sharing your story on my site if you so choose to.
      I created this site as an information highway and offer some hope and help to anyone suffering from any kind of disease.

      Best wishes,
      Michael

  2. Oh I remembered  maybe this was the disease my grandpa was suffering  from because I could remembered  those symptoms  you listed were all  what was affecting him then he cant speak properly,write well,it affects the way he walks   and etc so the doctor said he was suffering  from Parkinsons  disease and if I had saw the post earlier it would have helped anyways thanks alot for the post because it ll really help alot of people suffering from the diseases 

    1. Hi Rose,

      Thank you for your comments. I am sorry to hear to hear about your Grandpa having to go through this disease. Awareness is very important, because most things, do not have to be as bad as they can turn out to be.

      I try to keep to keep my website updated. The purpose is prevention and alternatives.

      Best wishes,

      Michael

  3. Hi, thank you so much for offering your help and support to all of the people that need it. 

    When you talked about Muhammad Ali, I can remember watching some of his video’s with Parkinsons,that number of 60,000 Americans getting diagnosed every year with Parkinsons is quite high. 

    I was wondering how much of a correlation Parkingsons has with Diet and exercise?

    It is important to get an annual check up every year, and maybe twice a year if you need to. Ask you doctor for his advice and take it.

    I also didn’t know that it was genetically determined.  

    Great work here. Keep it up, and thanks.

    1. Hi Jake, 

      Thank you for your comments. You have asked two great questions and I apologize for not including the answers in my post.

      Diet and exercise play an important role in almost all diseases. Recent research suggests that exercise may be beneficial; improving balance, mobility, and overall quality of life in those with Parkinson’s. Yoga for one.

      A ketogenic diet may also be helpful, and fasting has been shown to protect against cellular changes associated with Parkinson’s disease.

      I do have another post on the ketogenic diet if you may find it of interest to you.

      There is a bit of controvesory as far as Parkinsons being a genetically determined disease:

      Some cases of Parkinson’s disease are hereditary, but this is rare. This disease has been traced to different gene mutations. However, most cases of Parkinson’s have an unknown cause. 

      Best wishes,

      Michael

  4. I am extremely impressed with your knowledge.  I read your article regarding Parkinson’s Disease.  I feel that I am not more educated on the subject.

    I also am not a fan of prescription medications.  I try to find holistic cures when at all possible.

    I have had some issues from a severe Mold Chest Wall Infection.  Do you have any articles or recommendations for this?  

    I will definitely keep checking back for future articles!  Thank you so much!

    Alisha

    1. Hi Alisha,

      Thank you for your comments. I too am not a fan of prescription medications, and always try to include some alternatives, such as herbal remedies, throughout my site. 

      I have to get into understanding holistic cures in the near future, as this site is about awarness, prevention and alternatives.

      I am sorry, I do not have anything on, ” Mold Chest Wall Infection”, but that too is something I will be looking into. Looks like you have given me some homework assingnments. As long as someone can be helped from these assignments, I look forward to completing them.

      Best wishes,

      Michael

  5. Great article on Parkinson’s. I have a special interest in brain health. I have a website on memory and brain function but I haven’t delved into Parkinson’s yet. My focus has been on dementia and Alzheimer’s. This was very interesting. I like that you discovered Ashwagandha for Parkinson’s. It seems to help a lot of brain problems. 

    By the way, Michael J Fox is still around. I saw him as a guest star in an episode of a Netflix show. 

    1. Hi Paula,

      Thank you for your comments. First I apologize for the statement about Michael J Fox’s death. I will be changing that as soon as possible.

      News of actor Michael J. Fox’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2019 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in Spin City or Back to the Future is alive and well.

      My site is about health disease and I would be interested in reading on memory and brain function. I do have a topic on Dementia and Alzheimer’s on my site if you are interested.

      I always lean towards the herbal remedies as opposed to prescription medications, although I do feel some of them are necessary.

      Best wishes,

      Michael

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