Recently, a few people have commented to me that they are hesitant to start the Recipe for Recovery because they cannot envision doing it for the rest of their lives. I have explained that it is not something you have to do for the rest of your life. You only have to do the Recipe until you fully recover.
As you know, I followed my Recipe for Recovery and ultimately I was successful in recovery from Parkinson’s without medications. After I recovered, I no longer needed to do the Recipe for Recovery because I was fully recovered and I knew I was finished with Parkinson’s. I had healed my soul and my mind and my body, and I knew Parkinson’s would not return. If I wanted to continue doing the Recipe for Recovery for general health, I could have, but I chose not to, and I recently reached 21 months with no Parkinson’s symptoms.
On June 12, 2010, I awoke with my final Parkinson’s symptoms gone. I had fully recovered. That night, I poured a glass of wine for myself and one for Sally, and I asked her to join me in a toast of gratitude for recovery. She seemed a little surprised because I had given up alcohol during recovery so my liver would have the optimum opportunity to heal and function at full capacity. I told her, “I am finished with Parkinson’s and it is never coming back.” As a result of removing the causes and healing my soul, mind and body, I knew Parkinson’s would not return, and I have not done the ingredients of the Recipe for Recovery except when I am coaching others through it.
Every day, I do non-Recipe Qigong exercises, and I spend time meditating, giving gratitude and praying. My diet remains vegetarian because I grew to enjoy the vegetarian diet, not because I feel I have to maintain a vegetarian diet not to get the disease back. Additionally, I have an occasional alcoholic beverage, and an occasional sugary dessert. I had skipped these things because I was trying to give my liver the best opportunity to heal.
Am I back to my “old” self? Not a chance. My old self is what helped Parkinson’s rear its ugly head and wreak havoc over me. My new self is a Parkinson’s-free self, better than the old self. It is why I needed to be fighting Parkinson’s drug free without medications or supplements or herbal remedies or Ayurvedic formulas. I needed to “know” the disease. I needed to know how it was embedded in my body and my mind and my soul. I needed to know how Parkinson’s reacted to my actions. I needed to know what were the causes. It was not good enough to know what were the symptoms…removing the causes was the key.
If you read the introductory remarks to the Recipe for Recovery, you will see how I identified the causes and how I fought to eradicate the causes. This is what I mean when I say my focus was not on feeling better, it was on getting better.
When I say, “I needed to know how Parkinson’s reacted to my actions,” this is a critical point. It takes the generally accepted practice of what to do about Parkinson’s and turns it on its head. Why? Because I decided what were the causes and I was pro-active in eradicating them. In do this, I did not react to the symptoms’ changes…I accepted them as part of the recovery process.
By contrast, the current accepted practice of Parkinson’s says it does not know the causes, and it is reactive to making changes every time a symptom changes. It is why nobody under that system has improved in 200 years. Under that system, the premise is “You will never improve.” And every step that is taken after that moves you in the direction of never improving, in part because every step is merely a reaction to a symptom change even though they say they do not know what caused the symptom change. Many people have told me the professional reaction is simply, “your Parkinson’s is getting worse.”
The Recipe for Recovery begins with the premise that you can improve, all the way to full recovery…”I have the power to heal myself.” And then, it is pro-active in healing the causes outlined in the Recipe. Regularly, I tell you I learned to accept the symptoms as something I would have until I recovered. I did not change what I was doing based upon symptom changes. I stuck with what I was doing because I was healing the causes. It is why the Recipe worked for me, and why it is working for others.
If you medicate or mask the symptoms, temporarily you may feel better. However, ultimately, you will not get better. If you eradicate the causes, you fully recover. And when you fully recover, you know in your heart and soul it is never coming back.
The Recipe for Recovery is not something you have to do for the rest of your life. You only have to do the Recipe until you fully recover.
Aren’t you worth it?
All my best,