Last year, I gave a talk to a Parkinson's support group. The Health Hazards Model is important to apply here. This is an environmental illness, in my opinion, although the set up perhaps was an inheritance of poor liver detoxification enzymes. Then, apply the 4R protocol as follows. Secondly, accomplishing excellent sleep is crucial, so I added some tips for that too in this outline. My bibliography is included here to help you in your quest.
REDUCING YOUR TOTAL LOAD
Things You Can Do Now
I. The “4R” Protocol
a. Remove what compromises the immune system
i. Eat SOUL foods- seasonal, organic, unrefined, local.
ii. Eliminate artificial ingredients, especially aspartame and MSG (see www.truthinlabeling.org
iii. Remove allergenic foods.
iv. Store food in glass.
v. Cook conventionally; do not microwave or use aluminum and Teflon-coated pans.
vi. Get water purifiers for kitchen and bath.
vii. Check home and personal care products (check them at www.ewg.org
viii. Buy used, not new, vehicles.
ix. Remove heavy metals (remediation, chelation)
b. Replace what is missing (e.g., digestive enzymes)
c. Repair what has been damaged (e.g., GI tract)
d. Reinoculate the digestive tract (e.g., add probiotics)
II. On the Issue of Sleep
a. Health impacts from lack of adequate quality sleep- obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer (immunity)
b. 11 hormones disrupted by lack of sleep
c. Recipe for good sleep
i. Keep a regular schedule
ii. Exercise regularly
iii. Get outside time
iv. Schedule “worry time” well before bedtime
v. Remove electronics from the bedroom
vi. Clean up the environment – sheets, clutter, dust
vii. Make the room like a cave
viii. Deep breathing, progressive relaxation
Blaylock, R.L., Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, 1997.
Cutler, A.H., Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment, 1999.
Fitzgerald, R., The Hundred-Year Lie, 2006.
Krohn, J, Allergy Relief & Prevention, 2006.
Vanderhaeghe, L.R., Healthy Immunity, 2001.
Wiley, T.S., Lights Out, 2000.www.sciencedaily.com
- great resource on current researchwww.mindfully.org
- all about plastics and their alternativeshttp://www.sfgate.com
- article on Prius outgassingwww.brainrecovery.com
- Dr. David Perlmutter’s web site