Fighting Parkinson’s, and you are doing great!

If you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery&#0174, then you are doing great! When somebody asks you, “How are you doing?” please do not run down a mental evaluation of your symptoms that day to determine how to answer the question and then give them a rundown of how badly your symptoms are that day. You are not your symptoms. This probably needs repeating: YOU ARE NOT YOUR SYMPTOMS! Instead, if you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery&#0174 and you are asked, “How are you doing?” you should put a huge smile on your face and say, “I am doing great!”

If you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery&#0174 then you are curing yourself from Parkinson’s Disease no matter what your symptoms look like that day, so “I am doing great!” is a truthful answer.

Think about it. Parkinson’s is considered a progressively degenerative disease from which there is no cure, and by doing the Recipe you are curing yourself no matter what the others think…you are doing great! You need to know this. If you judge yourself by your symptoms, and then tell others how bad you think your symptoms are, they will judge you by your symptoms, agree with how bad you are, and then tell you that the medications will help you improve your quality of life. Is this what you want? I didn’t think so.

Instead, know in your heart that since you are doing the Recipe you are curing yourself. That should give you something to smile about, and it literally changes the face of Parkinson’s, one smiling face at a time. And with that big smile on your face, give them a resounding, “I am doing great!” At that point, people will not notice your symptoms because your face and your answer speak 1000 words about your symptoms — your symptoms do not define who you are. You symptoms are nothing more than a notification that you have more work to do to bring your soul, mind, and body back into balance and be cured.

If you want people to stop bothering you to “do the things that you do not want to do” about your Parkinson’s, then you need to take the first giant leap of faith and stop defining your life through your symptoms. Put a smile on your face and know in your heart you are curing yourself from Parkinson’s. That should make you feel great. And then, truthfully and fearlessly answer the question “How are you doing?” with a huge a smile and a resounding, “I am doing great!” Yes you are…you are doing great!!!

Okay, everybody, put big smiles on your faces and chant together so the whole world can hear:

“Parkinson’s is curable.
I am my own Parkinson’s cure.
I am halting, slowing, and reversing the progression of my Parkinson’s.
I am extraordinary.
I am recovery.
I am doing great!”


All my best,



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15 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and you are doing great!

  1. Luke M says:

    wooooooo hoooooooo, Howard, I am doing GREAT!!!! Actually, on Second thoughts, I am doing fabulously! I’m in great health, I have a wonderful, loving family, and the weather is beautiful! I have wonderful friends, I am doing the recipe, I’m doing fabulously! There is so much to be thankful for.

    Thank you always for your fabulous posts, which seem to always hit at exactly the right time.

    With all the love and light

  2. Dear Howard

    I AM doing great and I AM very great-full as I think of you and and all of you who are sharing this amazing journey!

  3. Bill Bush says:

    Thanks Howard. you as usual have the right viewpoint. I decided years ago to not adopt the convential medical viewpoint. Thanks for providing an alternative!

  4. Joseph McEleavy says:

    So, I’ve decided to carry all my resentments, ill wills, angry moments, slights, worries, frustrations, crappy feelings, regrets, doubts, disappointments et al etc around my necks in a big scratchy burlap bag. That way when that certain someone, you know the “dumone”, asks me how I’m doing, in the hope that I am doing lousy. I can flash out all my misery without hope for them to wallow in…
    Actually my dearest dear I am doing just fine, thank you for your compassion and may God truly bless you with immense JOY… I love who I am And I love who I am becoming!!!!

  5. Jon Patch says:

    Brilliant! The less time we talk about symptoms, feeding anxiety and obsession, the more time we have to live life!

  6. Monica McIntyre says:

    Well said Howard !!! I find people are not expecting me to say I’m doing great. Looking at their faces on some of them, leads me to think they are disappointed that I don’t play the symptom card. One person in particular said, “oh, you never complain”. I asked her, “would you like me to complain?” At first she didn’t realize I was just having fun. We both laughed. Thanks for the good words Howard and I love the comments too.

  7. Melanie says:

    Some pills are harder to swallow than others and smiling when you feel like sobbing is one of those pills. However the after effects of putting on a smile sure beats the ramifications of the pit party. Your advice is so spot on and timely and from one who has truly walked the walk. I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do.

  8. Helen says:

    Thanks again Howard yes I am doing and feeling great. This week I was out seeing friends I hadn’t seen for years. We got talking her husband may have Parkinson’s he is going to see a specialist he has the shakes. I told them I had it and about the website. They replied you don’t look like you have Parkinson’s I must admit they didn’t see me walking but just the general feeling they noticed was of positivity and health. Thanks to Howard and the group I keep inspired to recovery. So many thanks and blessings x

  9. judy says:

    amazing!…..once again, Howard, you nailed it….thanx….

  10. Peta Gibson says:

    Thank you Howard..just what i needed to hear, and thanks to all you fellow travellers for reminding me I am still my old self and feeling great…blessings to all.

  11. Waseema says:

    Hey Howard,
    You are so spot on. We are not our symptoms and we will get better with you generous support and concern. I now, always say I’m doing great because I know I am because I am doing the recipe.
    Thanks Howard

  12. Jayne says:

    Hello Howard,
    Thank you so much for this blog, which I’ve just discovered.

    My mother has Parkinson’s and has been taking tablets for many years, and I’m pretty sure that the strange symptoms I’ve been having for years are Parkinson’s too. But I am trying to stay positive, and vowed to do things differently to how conventional doctors want you to do them.

    Firstly it’s wonderful to find someone (well, lots of people, including all your commenters!) who has such a positive view of how this doesn’t have to be a life sentence.

    I’m determined not take lots of horrible drugs, as firstly I’m not really a drug person anyway, and secondly I’ve seen what they’re doing to my mom.

    I came to this site as I googled Parkinson’s and NAC, as I’ve been investigating this supplement for a while. I also practice tai chi and qigong, (although I’m a bit lapsed at the moment). But I’m going to resume my practice now I’ve discovered this site!

    I have browsed a few of your posts and have lots more reading to do, but from what I’ve read so far, one thing I’m gonna find it hard to do though is rest more and reduce stress. And that’s because I’m the main carer for my mum. I mean there is nobody else. And she is very demanding, calling me at all times and needing me to come and help her often.

    Sorry if this isn’t the right place to post this particular question, but what can I do to revitalise my body in the down-time when I’m home and not helping her?


  13. Howard says:

    Thank you to all of you who have posted comments. Our community is growing in wonderful ways and the comments that are posted here and on the last 5 or 6 blog posts have been extremely meaningful individually, and extremely supportive to the group as a whole. I am grateful.

    Jayne, welcome to our recovery community joining together to fight Parkinson’s. We are happy you are here with us. It is difficult to be fighting Parkinson’s yourself, but to be fighting Parkinson’s and being the caregiver for your mum with Parkinson’s, those are difficult tasks. Hopefully, you will receive some extra strength being part of our recovery community.

    Doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® in your down-time when you are home and not assisting your mum would be the best way to revitalize your life and energy…and fight your Parkinson’s. I would recommend the following:
    1. Go to the Home page of my site,, and subscribe to blog updates on the bottom right-hand side of the screen. That will keep you up to date with posts.
    2. Go to the Survival Guide/FAQ page,, and click the links and read the posts. That will provide you plenty of good information about how and why the Recipe works as well as what to expect when doing the Recipe.
    3. On this upcoming Friday, I will be doing my third annual 30-day November to Remember Challenge. I will scale down the Recipe to the most important, least time-consuming version possible and ask people to make a 30-day commitment to themselves to do the scaled-down version of the Recipe for the month of November. This would be a great way to ease into the Recipe to revitalize your life, your energy, and your recovery.

    With love, blessings, and gratitude to all,

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