For those of you with Parkinson’s, I know you already suffer from excessive, emergency trips to the bathroom to relieve your bladder. The last thing in the world you think you need is more water. My theory is that you are not taking in enough water, and that accounts for your problem. I feel that the reason frequent urination is a Parkinson’s symptom is because the liver cannot process and cleanse our toxins and it puts our kidneys into overdrive — we keep running to the bathroom because our bodies are in survival mode and we need to get the toxins out of our bodies. More water will change this landscape.
As you know, I am not a doctor. My not-enough-water theory is based upon my experience and the experiences of people who I am coaching.
One of the causes of Parkinson’s Disease is: Kidney and Liver Wind Deficiency, which is caused by overwork and insufficient rest which unbalances the body’s natural rhythm. As I have written many times, the liver has been invaded by wind, so the liver is not cleansing toxins from the body as it should, and internal wind makes us shake.
When I was suffering from severe constipation, I changed to a vegetarian diet and I substantially increased my fiber intake. My research told me that a substantial increase in fiber would make the constipation worse unless it was matched with an increase in water. I, like you, thought, “The last thing in the world I need is more water. I might as well live in the bathroom.” However, since my constipation was very severe, I decided to go with the lesser of two evils and increase my water intake.
Remarkable, both problems were solved by something as simple as water. Here is my analysis of what I feel occurred, which is why I feel this will work for all of us.
A Parkinson’s body is a polluted, toxic body. Our livers are not functioning correctly and toxins are not being cleansed from our bodies correctly. The body, a great survivor, reaches down deep into greater survival mode and calls upon the other wonderful toxin cleanser, the kidneys, and tells the kidneys to work overtime at cleansing the toxins the liver is incapable of dealing with.
The kidneys go into overdrive and spend their time cleansing toxins and sending them to the bladder for release from the body. That is why we not only experience frequent urination, but it is emergency (don’t know if I can make it to the bathroom) urination. It comes on suddenly and there is nothing to do but respond immediately. This certainly sounds like the reaction of a body that is saying, “Get these toxins out immediately or else.” There is absolutely no choice to hold them in even a moment longer than when they tell you, “Time to go.”
So how does more water help? The body becomes hydrated. By having enough liquid in our bowels, we become regular and release our waste normally rather than having the large intestine pulling the toxins back into our body. So, solving constipation helps reduce toxins. If toxins are reduced, the liver can function better and the kidneys are not in overdrive. Also, when the body becomes hydrated, the toxins become diluted. This makes it easier for the liver to cleanse the body, and it alleviates the emergency response of the liver and the kidneys.
If the kidneys are not in overdrive cleansing toxins and sending them to the bladder for emergency elimination, two wonderful things take place: 1. Urination frequency decreases and the emergency goes away; and 2. Instead of the kidneys being in “toxin-cleansing overdrive,” the kidneys are free to use their energy to nourish the brain and increase brain energy, something sorely lacking in our Parkinson’s body.
So, there you have it. Something as simple as drinking more water can vastly improve our bodies’ natural ability to cleanse toxins, relieve constipation, relieve frequent emergency urination, and free the kidneys to use their energy to nourish our brains.
Well, what are you waiting for? Go get a glass of water! Aren’t you worth it?
All my best,