Fighting Parkinson’s, and Marie is two years symptom free!

WOW! Marie is two years symptom free. How inspiring is that! Two years ago, in the middle of my November to Remember, No Excuses November, 30-day challenge 2011, a comment was posted on the blog that Marie would not be accepting the 30-day challenge because she was fully recovered. Now, here we are, two years later from my November 11, 2011 post entitled, “Fighting Parkinson’s, and Marie is symptom free.” For the last two years, Marie has continued posting comments to inspire and encourage all of us.

I will begin with Marie’s comment announcing her recovery:

From my November 11, 2011 post, two years ago today, with what Marie had to say:

Marie says:
November 10, 2011 at 1:07 pm

“I accepted an internal 30-day challenge from myself when I discovered
fightingparkinsonsdrugfree almost a year ago. And that was just the beginning. I made a promise to myself that I would do whatever was necessary and change my life in whatever ways would support recovery, if it was really possible to have my condition improve rather than degenerate. As Howard so often says, ” What did I have to lose?” I trusted Howard as my guide, and the bearer of good news that penetrated the bleakness of my fear and despair . I put my faith in my power to heal myself. The Recipe for Recovery was my lifeline. AND it is why I can happily and gratefully report to you today that the reason I am not accepting this challenge now is that I am symptom free! YES! Symptom Free!!!
Cheering you all on as you courageously overcome the disease. I am a happy example of the success of the Recipe for Recovery.
With love to you all~ Marie”

Up until that time, I was the only one who had cured myself utilizing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery&#0174 , so Marie curing herself became proof of concept: Yes, the Recipe would work for others! This was big news as many people were greatly inspired to learn that the Recipe worked for Marie — it made them know it could work for them.

Over the last two years, Marie has continued to support our recovery community with comments she has posted and by attending my Santa Fe, New Mexico workshop. Click here to read about that workshop and see pictures of Marie.

Most recently, yesterday, Marie posted a comment to help all of you as you forge ahead in this year’s November to Remember, No Excuses November, 30-day Challenge 2013. Here is what she had to say:

Marie says:
November 10, 2013 at 12:12 am

“Greetings, Howard ,

Your metaphor of chipping away at the iceberg of Parkinson’s from the inside is so beautiful and so inspiring! I used to picture myself in the icy realm, working away…chip, chip, chip….with my little hammer and chisel. I realize that in my mind’s eye, the iceberg was truly enormous, and I was small, with little tools. I was usually wearing a lab coat! I also remember that whenever I visualized this, I saw myself happy in my work. Thinking about myself in there, going about my work that nobody else could see , feeling the growing spaciousness of the cavern I was creating, it all made me happy, and that happiness carried over to the non-metaphoric, real life chipping too.
The beauty of the metaphor helped bring a real joy to the chipping….the Qigong, the chanting, the Jin shin jitsu…..all of it.
In a very blessed and adventurous life not much has compared to the amazing journey through the iceberg!

With my love and gratitude for all you gave me, Howard, and continue to give to this community!

So, my friend, Marie, here we are two years after you becoming cured from Parkinson’s. Absolutely amazing! And, here you are, still such an active part of our recovery community with this latest comment posted yesterday. I want everybody to know that I never have asked you to post a single comment since your recovery, but instead, that you have continued to give of yourself from your heart. I am grateful for you, Marie. With blessings, gratitude, and love, Howard.


Who’s next? What are you waiting for?

Make the commitment to cure yourself from Parkinson’s!

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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12 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and Marie is two years symptom free!

  1. N.M.L. for Michal Tavel says:

    Congratulations Marie, and sincere best wishes from us that you may continue in good health for many years. Now, I wish to ask you, have you managed to persuade any important medical body or Parkinson’s Organization to look into the Recipe and maybe bring succor to many other PD patients? I am trying to persuade our local country-wide Parkinson’s Organization to look into the matter, and the meantime I have been met with resounding silence. (Parkinson’s is an incurable disease…We have never encountered a case where the patient did not need drugs…”)
    Be happy, all you wonderful people, you are on the right track!!

    • Pam in Savannah says:

      NML for Michael Travel,

      That is precisely why I went back to my neurologist at Mayo in Jacksonville last month. I told him what I was doing. He agrees that I am improving and told me to keep doing it. I wanted it documented. Imagine when I finally walk into Mayo drug free and symptom free.


  2. Howard says:

    Hi N.M.L.,

    Thank you for your well-wishes for Marie. One of the reasons why our recovery community is so strong and I encourage people to post how they are doing is because it will be our strength in numbers and recoveries that will tip the scales of understanding Parkinson’s as curable. Please note, as stated on the Michael J. Fox Foundation website,, their view is this: “There are treatments available to lessen the effects of Parkinson’s symptoms for some window of time, but this is all they can do — offer symptomatic relief.” And this: “No drug on today’s market has been proven to slow or stop Parkinson’s disease. Available drugs only mask the symptoms.” And this: “What we don’t have is a disease-modifying treatment, something that would actually halt or slow the progression of the disease.”

    The Recipe is a treatment that slows the disease.
    The Recipe is a treatment that halts the disease.
    The Recipe is a treatment that reverses the disease.
    The Recipe is a treatment that cures the disease.

    The only way the regular medical establishment will understand the above-four statements as TRUTH is when enough people doing the Recipe continue to slow, halt, reverse, and then cure themselves from the disease.

    Every day our numbers are growing. Every day we are getting stronger. Every day is another day that somebody is slowing, halting, and reversing the disease, ultimately leading to being cured from Parkinson’s.

    Today is a celebration of Marie, who two years ago cured herself of Parkinson’s. And by connection, today is a celebration of all of you who daily do your best to slow, halt, and reverse your Parkinson’s, ultimately leading to you being cured from Parkinson’s.

    Today is a day I share my gratitude for all of you for the strength, and perseverance, and vulnerability you show everyday you get out of bed, look at your symptoms, and say, “Okay. These symptoms are nothing more than a reflection that I have more work to do. And then, you do the Recipe. Thank you. I am grateful.

    With love and gratitude,

  3. Jane says:

    Today as I was jogging (Yes! I’m now able to jog– I even RAN for a bus on Friday: first time in how many years?) to an appointment I was suddenly overcome by huge gratitude to Howard for this website and blog and Recipe. You, Howard, create total certainty in my mind that I not only can, but WILL completely recover, stronger and clearer. It’s like having a hotline to a great healer, a very wise seer who’s travelled the path and knows the rocky, mountainous journey and the pitfalls… and come out the other side, whole, sane, profoundly good. This, you, accompany me. Inspire me. Console me. Encourage me. I know sooner or later all us tortoises will come out the other side and join you and Marie and all! Sweet to look forwards to. Gratefully, Jane

  4. judy says:

    I can’t wait to be one of the ones who speaks of Parkinson’s in the past tense:
    “when I HAD Parkinson’s….”

  5. Helen says:

    Congratulations Marie and thank you for your inspiration. I am on the way chipping bit by bit. Love Helen

  6. Pam in Savannah says:

    Marie and Howard,

    Thank you for your cheer leading, guidance and knowledge


  7. Melanie says:

    Marie and Howard,
    I am so thankful for your example. As well as Pratima and Betty and Margarit.
    I often in my mind imagine my name written as symptom-free one day in an email. I dream about it, I can almost taste it I want it so bad. I know as long as I keep doing the recipe faithfully I too, one day will be symptom-free as well. I look forward to one day waking up with no symptoms and writing Howard in an email that I am now symptom-free. But for now I wake up and realize I still have work to do. I know longer fear the symptoms as I once did thanks to Howard and the rest who have recovered. I now concentrate on continuing to reduce my medications and focus on doing the recipe daily. Heartfelt thanks to all of you who are on this path with me together, it helps to give me the strength I need to carry on .

    for now I know I had still have work to do and will continue to do the recipe every day until I am symptom-free.

  8. N.M.L. for Michal Tavel says:

    Thank you, Pam and Howard for your responses and to all of you who contribute to the group encouragement: a real “love one another” project. I am passing this on to Michal.

  9. Dear Howard, Marie, and all my fellow companions…I love hearing your sharings…so full of courage, inspiration and heart…this old tortoise is continuing her path in joyful spirit, buoyed by all of you…amazing to me how we can be scattered as we are around the globe and still enjoy such a vibrant and purposeful sense of community…. thank you all!

  10. Joe says:

    Congratulations Marie! Thanks for your support Marie!
    I felt that I should let everyone know how things are going with me. Today I went to see my neurologist. When she walked into the room, she asked me how I was doing, and I told her great with a big smile (per Howard’s suggestion). She looked a little surprised, but after she did all of her tests she said that I am doing great. I was a little nervous, but I did great on all the tests that she did on me. She was especially encouraged by how well I am walking. I hope and pray that I will be symptom free by my next visit to her office in six months.
    I thank everyone for the community that we are.

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