Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a very serious disease. This post is going to cover some symptoms, causes, and remedies. Many people get overly emotional when it comes to PD because they themselves or someone they know is suffering from, or died from, PD. So before I begin with this post, and open myself up to the same irrational and knee-jerk emotional responses about PD and potential natural remedies, I want you all to know I’m not different than you. When it comes to PD, not only do I know someone personally who died from PD, my grandfather who passed Nov. 13, 2017, but I may have early signs of it myself. There are a few diseases that mimic PD, but in any case, this still hits home with me just as much as it does with you. And it is possible that others in my family, myself included, could also develop PD.
Therefore, information provided in this post is the most accurate to-date information based on my research. As more research is done, this post will be updated. If you disagree with anything stated here, that is your right. I am open to have civilized discussion.
This post was inspired by, and is in memorium to, my grandfather. The goal is to spread awareness of PD and reduce the number of new sufferers.
What Is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s Disease is nuerodegenerative disorder that effects dopamine producing nuerons. Progression of symptoms vary by individual. Examples of non-motor symptoms include:
- sleep behavior disorders,
- loss of sense of smell,
- cognitive impairment.
- Limb rigidity
- Balance problems
PD isn’t fatal, but other complications could be. People with PD experience symptoms later in the course of the disease due to a large number of neurons in the substantia nigra being lost or impaired.
PD typically affects people aged 50 or older. Though individuals who are genetically predisposed to PD, and have a history of PD in the family, can develop PD earlier.
Progression Of PD
Stage 1 – tremors and other movements. Symptoms are mild and don’t interfere with normal life.
Stage 2 – Symptoms worsen and spread to both sides of the body.
Stage 3 – Main symptoms worsen with loss of balance and slowness of movement.
Stage 4 – The symptoms become so severe the sufferer requires help. Sufferer usually can’t live alone at this stage.
Stage 5 – A caregiver is needed for all activities. The sufferer may no longer be able to stand or walk. Hallucinations and delusions may develop.
Causes And Risks
Genes – Genetic mutations and certain gene variations can cause PD.
Environmental triggers – Exposure to certain toxins (such as herbicides and pesticides) could trigger the development of PD.
Lewy bodies – A clump of specific substances in the brain.
Living/Job – Those who work on farms, in factories, or pest control are at significantly higher risk of developing PD then anyone else due to the chemicals and different metals (such as lead) they work with. Those who work with chemicals or metals are at higher risk due to the chemicals and metals acting as free-radicals.
If you fit one or more of these risk factors, it does not mean that you will develop PD. But you are at a higher risk than the rest of the population, and should begin taking steps to reduce your chances of developing the disease.
Prevent Or Reduce Risk Of Parkinson’s Disease
There are a few things you can do to reduce the risk of developing PD. This begins with only eating a non-GMO and organic diet. Avoid bio-engineered and genetically modified foods as much as you can. It’s also important to supplement your diet with non-GMO or organic supplements. The added vitamins, minerals, and herbs through supplementation will help keep your body functioning properly and more able to fight off diseases.
It has also been found that natural caffeine (found in coffee and tea) acts to reduce risk of PD. Foods high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids also act to reduce the risk of PD.
Nicotine may also reduce the risk of PD. This doesn’t mean you should take up smoking if you’re a non-smoker; many health stores sell nicotine capsules or lobellia. Lobellia functions very similar to nicotine, and like nicotine, is good for cardiovascular health and clear, open air passages in your lungs.
If you work on a farm, in a factory or pest control, or anywhere else where you have increased exposure to chemicals and metals, it is recommended you do a detox routine.
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