Fighting Parkinson’s, and how strong is your faith?

As discussed in the previous post, the words “You have Parkinson’s” evoke fear is almost everybody who hears those words. In large part, this is because what follows those words is a blur of words like “incurable,” “progressively degenerative,” “neurological disease,” “don’t know what causes it,” and “our treatment will not slow, halt or reverse the disease.” Fear, hopelessness, despair…those are the feelings on the way home from the neurologist’s office…and fear…all of those feelings are driven by fear. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THAT WAY. FAITH IS A CHOICE. CHOOSE FAITH, AND CHOOSE TO BE YOUR OWN CURE!!!

“You have Parkinson’s Disease.” (Now, let’s change it up a bit). Suppose your neurologist followed those words with this, “Parkinson’s is a symptom of your life out of balance, and you can repair the imbalances and be cured! There is a protocol called the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, and if you do it every day, you will be cured!” Do you now have hope? Do you now have faith? Do you now work on your cure? And what if your neurologist added this, “Oh, yes, I need to let you know that along the way toward your cure, there will be times when it will appear that you are getting worse because your symptoms will be appearing worse, but please do not worry, it is part of the recovery process, and you have nothing to fear. Have faith, and you will be cured.” Do you choose fear when you face what appears to be a worsening condition, or do you have faith in your cure?

The reason I give you this example is to show you that the fear you have in your mind about what is going on with your Parkinson’s is a self-created fear…it is the FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) that I have spoken about in the past. In the paragraph directly above, all I have done is taken what I have been telling you for the last 3 and 1/2 years since my recovery and hypothetically put those words in your neurologist’s mouth. Suddenly, you have no fear. Why? Because you chose to have no fear.

Currently, you are doing the Recipe, but instead of listening when I explain in great detail why you need not have fear when symptoms appear worse,, you look to the gloom and doom you received at the neurologist’s office and choose to have fear. Yes, choose to have fear. If you are doing the Recipe every day, then you are curing yourself every day no matter what your symptoms look like and you need not be afraid.

If you are choosing fear each time a symptom appears worse, then you are still engaged in the type of Adrenaline-Mode-fear-based-mind-chatter that helped you get Parkinson’s symptoms to the surface in the first place. Living in this fear prevents recovery. Realize that fear is a creation of your mind, and you are choosing fear.

Fear is the only Parkinson’s symptom that is a choice. That is why I talk about it so much. It is a choice in how you decide to look at your Parkinson’s, your symptoms, and your lives. It is so powerful of a symptom of this disease, that in the midst of improving from a disease the experts say there is no chance of improvement, one bad day, one extra pain, one extra stiffness, one increase in tremors…one unfavorable change in any symptom causes people to stop their improvement dead in its tracks and say, “I guess I am getting worse just like the doctors said I would.”

That interpretation is a choice, and the choice is fear. And it leads to FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real). And that leads you down the path that causes your own fears and FEARs to come true.



How about if you choose to interpret the events like this: “I trust myself in knowing what I am doing is the correct thing. I trust myself that I correctly have interpreted all of my improvements. I am willing to surrender control of having to fully understand every nuance or every energetic change taking place inside my body, and I am empowering myself to look at everything I am doing as long-term progress in my being cured from Parkinson’s without being fearful of the day-to-day changes that I do not fully understand. I have faith, and my faith defeats my fear.”

That interpretation is a choice, and the choice is faith. Faith leads to staying with the Recipe on your path toward your cure. Faith leads you down the path that causes your cure to come true.

Choose faith over fear and visualize your future cure.

Say this affirmation with me: “Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured. I refuse to allow appearances in my physical symptoms to make me fearful. Fear is a choice. Faith is a choice. I will choose Faith. I will be cured. I am worth it!”

You are worth it!

Have a happy and joyous holiday season.

All my best,



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12 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and how strong is your faith?

  1. Pat in FL says:

    Howard this is such an excellent post! I not only choose faith over FEAR, but I choose to bookmark this post and reread it often.
    Thank you for your untiring efforts to show us the way to a balanced life.
    Best wishes to you and all my Friends on this blog for Christmas peace and joy!

  2. Deep inside me is faith…. unwavering and constant. For me, faith is an invitation to trust what I know….to trust myself essentially. And being vulnerable…. and human…. sometimes I forget. So your Christmas Eve reminder is very much valued, Howard. I breathe deeply in this moment and invite faith to spread her wings inside me…. inside us all…and soar. Merry Christmas everyone!

  3. Luke Michal says:

    I choose FAITH!
    thank you, Howard – always!
    Blessings to everyone
    Keep the Faith

  4. Lynn McIvor says:

    I wish to briefly share the inspiring “faith” stories of three women I know well.

    A gal, diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, became cured after three years of sticking to a particular regime which did not include prescription drugs. The entire time she did not know if what she was doing would produce a cure. That took faith.

    A dear friend was diagnosed with cancer at age 31 and given 6 months to live. She is now in her 60s and has weathered two more separate sessions of cancer. Again, this woman trusted what she was doing and had faith.

    The daughter of a dear friend went into full congestive heart failure a couple of months after the birth of her first child 7 years ago and was diagnosed with post partum cardiomyopathy. She was told that if she lived she would need a heart transplant – sooner rather than later. She avoided that but was then told she would need a pacemaker and defibrillator, which she also avoided. She completed a 60 km weekend walk for breast cancer 3 and half years after her diagnosis. Interestingly, she was a nurse. She frequently questioned profferred treatment plans and decided to follow the path that felt right.

    The stories of these three courageous women are continually inspiring to me. I am privileged to know each one of them.

    The “faith” ticket certainly has my vote. Plus it feels much better than the alternative.

    Best wishes to all for a happy Christmas and healthy New Year.



    Thank you Howard for explaining very clearly what The Recipe is really all about. I have sent copies to my 3 children and their families so they might better understand as I know they are concerned – their fear plays a big part in their concern! Love to all at this joyous time of year, Marilyn

  6. judy says:

    thank-you Howard….thank-you Lynn…..
    faith in myself, in my decisions, is a
    tough one for me….I’m learning….

  7. Jon Patch says:

    My skeptic doesn’t see the value in the recipe, and I’ve not been getting symptomatic improvement after more than a year. But when I look into my heart, when I seek my truth, and ask, “Is this work part of my healing process?”, I consistently hear a resounding “YES!!!” and I so I do my best each day to do as much as I can. And I will continue until I am healed.

    And here is some wisdom from Jeff Foster on trust. PD is calling me home to my true self, and I am grateful.

    “Friend, when you feel broken, lost, far away from home, when enlightenment seems like another country and the words of the sages seem like fairy stories, when answers won’t come, and doubts rage like fire…
    Stop. Breathe. Remember, nothing has gone ‘wrong’. A dream is dying, that is all, a second-hand dream of how this moment ‘should’ have been…
    As the brokenness calls to you, as the doubts sing their crazy song, as stories cascade like oceans, remember that the very homesickness that you try to push away is actually inviting you to your true Home, Here and Now, prior to all earthly ‘homes’.
    A problem is a situation that longs for kind attention. A crisis is a turning point. Dis-ease is a call for profound rest and release. Trauma is the invitation to the kind of acceptance you never even imagined. Raging doubts are explosions of supreme intelligence, calling you to deep trust in your own first-hand experience, a fearless plunge into the constant embrace of the Unknown.
    Even when it all seems to be going wrong, stop and breathe and remember that nothing can go ‘wrong’ in the vast field of your undying presence.”

  8. Melanie says:

    “Triumph is often nearest when defeat appears to be inescapable”. Author unknown!
    Thank you Howard for your unwavering faith in our success! We will press on in faith! Happy Holidays to all of you!


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