Fighting Parkinson’s, and you are doing well in your recovery

Most of you know that the rest of the world stares at Parkinson’s symptoms and determines how well or how poorly you are doing based upon what they see in your symptoms. By now, I am hoping that you know how incorrect they are in their assessments.

As you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, your symptoms may look the same or worse to the nay-saying onlookers. So, you ask, how do you look at these symptoms and say with full faith and confidence, “I know I will be cured.” You have to not look at your symptoms through the eyes of the rest of the world. Instead, look at how you are healing on the inside and you will know how well you are doing in your recovery. Here are ways to know how well you are healing on the inside.

If you have gotten back your lost sense of smell, this is a sign that you are healing your liver.
If your fingernails are strong and healthy looking rather than yellow and brittle, this is a sign that you are healing your liver.
If your fingernails are growing faster than they used to, this is a sign that you are healing your liver.
If the whites of your eyes are white and not yellow or milky, this is a sign that you are healing your liver.
If people keep telling you how good you look or how healthy you look, this is a sign that you are healing your liver, your gallbladder, your lungs and your large intestine.
If your skin looks healthier, this is a sign that you are healing your liver, your gallbladder, your lungs and your large intestine.
If your bowel functions have improved, this is a sign that you are healing your liver, your gallbladder, your lungs and your large intestine.
If you have rid yourself of urgent urination issues, this is a sign that you are healing your kidneys and bladder.
If you have increased energy or are feeling less fatigue, this is a sign that you are healing your kidneys and spleen.
If you have gotten indigestion under control, this is a sign that you are healing your stomach and your spleen.
If you are taking medications and you have not had to increase your medications, this is a sign that you are healing your liver and gallbladder.
If you are taking medications and your “off” time is diminishing or has disappeared, this is a sign that you are healing your liver and gallbladder.
If you are taking medications and you are safely and slowly reducing your medications, this is a sign that you are healing your liver and gallbladder.
If you were taking medications and have safely and slowly completely eliminated your medications, this is a sign that you are healing your liver and gallbladder.

The above list is not an exhaustive list, but it is a sampling of where you need to look to know you are curing yourself. The rest of the world has no idea about your returned sense of smell, your healthy fast-growing fingernails, your improved urinary and bowel habits, your increased energy, and your improved digestion. So, there is no reason to care what they think when they look at your symptoms.

As I have pointed out in the past, paraphrasing from Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean:
“The problem is not your Parkinson’s symptoms. The problem is your attitude about your Parkinson’s symptoms. Do you understand?” You may click here to read the full post.

As a little “pick me up” on the truth of these above-stated assertions, in the last year, eight people who have been doing the Recipe for many months have reported to me that upon visiting their general practitioners for their annual visits and having blood and/or urine samples sent to the lab, 100% of the tests have come back in the normal range. In each situation, the general practitioner could not believe that the person who had Parkinson’s Disease and was exhibiting outward symptoms was completely healthy on the inside.

If you want to know how well you are doing, look inside. You will be amazed at what you will see.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,



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36 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and you are doing well in your recovery

  1. Margee says:

    I’ve never heard it said what sort of sound that tortoises make, but whatever it is, that is the sound that I am making right now! I loved your blog entry. I went down the list checking each one of them off… Yes, yes, yes! I am healing! I see it, I feel it, and I know it! Thank you, Howard, for so lovingly sharing your experience, strength, and hope with all of us!
    HUGS to all my fellow tortoises!

  2. Tony says:

    This is 100 percent true you must first heal on the inside before you can heal on the outside. Parkinson’s symptoms came about after the organs became sick. First fix the organs then the Parkinson’s symptoms fix themselves. I thank God for you everyday Howard

  3. judy says:

    Howard, your insightfulness and faithfulness are inspirational. Like Tony i thank God for you everyday. What would we do on the gray, low, doubting, scary days if you were not there uplifting, inspiring, encouraging?
    We love you, Howard. May God richly bless you and yours always.

  4. Susanne says:

    I have improved somewhat, sense of smell is back, rigidity gone, no constipation and sleep is improving. The tremors are worse, but I see this as an improvement or am I wrong? Some say the tremors are the last thing to go.
    Thanks Howard for all that you do,

  5. Howard says:

    Hi Margee, Tony, Judy, and Susanne,

    Thank you for your love and kind words. I am grateful.

    Also, thank you for opening your hearts and sharing your experiences to encourage the others. We have a loving, caring, Parkinson’s recovery community.

    As to Susanne’s specific question, yes, the tremors appearing worse is an improvement. To finish your recovery, you will need a lot more energy than when you started this journey. As your body is generating more energy, when the energy hits the blockages in your system, it will cause you to tremor more. I am so happy to see that you have recognized this as a good thing because it absolutely is a good thing. And, you defeated fear that something might not be going well. Susanne, you wrote that “sense of smell is back, rigidity gone, no constipation and sleep is improving.” I feel that everybody will agree that those all are wonderful signs of your recovery.

    And Margee, you as well. You went down the checklist and checked them off, one by one. And recognizing and seeing your recovery from the inside allowed you to say that it is okay that you are moving like the tortoise…the tortoise always wins the race.

    And Tony, spot on — fix the organs and the Parkinson’s symptoms fix themselves!

    And Judy, you too have kept your Parkinson’s fight alive. This is wonderful.

    Again, thank you to all of you for your comments, and thank you to all of you who are reading this blog and the comments. Together, we will help each other bring everybody across the finish line.

    With, love, gratitude, and blessings,

  6. Debbie says:

    A big thanks to Howard and everyone !
    I think the thing that I have seen improve the most is my sleep patterns. I believe this is a very big deal . Not only is my body getting a much better chance to heal physically, but it is a sure indication that I am healing mentally and emotionally! I agree with Howard and Jack Sparrow that it is all about attitude. I don’t know who the author of this quote on attitude is, but it is one of my favorites !
    “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company … a church … a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past … we cannot change the fact that people will act a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude … I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you … we are in charge of our attitudes.”
    Hope that everyone has a very good day, healing and enjoying life :)
    Sending more smiles, blessings and love

  7. Karen in Ireland says:

    Hi Howard and Warriors, great to read all the positive changes. I’ve said it before my greatest joy is the recovery in my kidneys as I had so much drama with constant urination, now a thing of the past. No smell yet but ever expectant. :-) Tremor worse but that’s a good sign. I do want to acknowledge for others out there like Jimmy, my mobility has been so bad for the longest time. I can’t shuffle to save my life so I take an adreneline merge forward and stop myself with walls and chairs etc. The greatest gift for me has been that none of it matters any more, the frustration and feeling sooooooo sorry for myself has gone. The more time I spend talking to God and surrendering it ALL to him, the more peaceful I feel. I ABSOLUTELY KNOW that a higher power is incharge, God dwells within me, as me. He knows what is going on inside me, he knows how long it will take. All of us are different, only took Howard 9 months, Marie a year, Betty a few months. Might take me a lot longer. God knows and gives each of us the strength and patience for the journey. For my part, I do the Recipe as best I can each day and do anything I can to be happy and joyful. I can’t go anywhere as my mobility is so bad, but that’s ok too. It’s not forever and it gives me time to connect to the power within me and around me. So to all out there who don’t have many recovery symptoms YET, you’re in fine company. The fact that you found Howard and this site shows you, that God has your back, rest easy and smile to yourself in the power of that. When Gods on the playing field, it won’t be long til it’s game over and Parkinson’s looses another body. We Rock, we truly do! :-)
    Big Love to All.
    Karen xx

    • Debbie says:

      Hi Karen,
      Thanks for your post. Sending lots of love and encouragement your way. I want you to know that your comments in the past have had a positive affect on me. Thank you ! I am sending lots of positive thoughts your way and hoping that your physical body will hurry and catch up with your giant spirit !
      Remember…….Your a shiny teapot, and I can see you shine clear across the world.
      Love and Blessings

  8. Howard says:

    Hi Debbie and Karen,

    Thank you both for your love, your candor, and sharing your journeys with all of us as you both so often do on the blog.

    I am grateful for your vulnerability and your trust in yourselves and the Recipe, and for your constant encouragement of those on this recovery path.

    With, love, gratitude, and blessings,

    • Debbie says:

      Hi Howard,
      Your welcome. :)
      Have a wonderful day and know that there are people all over the world who are benefiting from the Recipe for Recovery !
      With much gratitude and love

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Howard what a lovely treat getting personalised messages from you. You’re a very busy man so means a lot. Bless you. Love to Sally. :-)
      Karen xx

  9. Susanne says:

    the tremors relief you got in the receipe anything else for tremors when you need to sleep?

    • Howard says:

      HI Susanne,

      The only thing I did was the Governing Vessel Acupressure in the Recipe. People have told me that they sit zazen to get completely relaxed and they take that relaxed , mostly-tremorless feeling into bed and go to sleep. That is all I can offer.

      Love and blessings,

      • Susanne says:

        yes I have tried the zazen at night, difficult but sometimes do-able.
        But I just realized that an increase in hand tremor is a common side effect in Sinemet. This is from so I decreased a dose and it got better. This to me means I may be taking too much, I see my neuro doc in 2 weeks.
        Thanks for being there Howard!
        I just moved to SAC 2 years ago and got diagnosed right after that so I don’t know many ppl here, and of course my ever-loving daughter, but its nice to get the support.
        Blessings to you and everyone here,

  10. jimmy says:

    maraviilloso post Howard y gracias a todos por compartir sus experiencias ,es una excelente mecanica de grupo que nos anima a todos y nos da valor y fuerza interior que nace desde lo mas profundo de nuestro verdadero ser, para seguir adelante , Karen me hicieron llorar tus palabras si Karen Dios habita dentro de cada una de sus creaciones,y si el nos dio la vida debe estar en alguna parte de nosotros,,como dice “UN CURSO DE MILAGROS” “DIOS ES MI FORTALEZA EN LA QUE CONFIO” . “EL AMOR DE DIOS ES MI SUSTENTO” “TODOS TENEMOS DERECHO A LOS MILAGROS” y es verdad por ser hijos de Dios, los tiempos d e el son diferentes a los nuestros.

    Yo debo reconocer que muchos de mis sintomas que son los que define la ciencia como sintomas de parkinson como el temblor, ha aumentado un poco en mi cuerpo sobre todo sacudidas de brazos, ……….la rigidez tambien aumento, movilidad un poco mas lento, destreza disminuyo y un poco de perdida de fuerza en brazos y piernas. pero esto no me desanima, he estado haciendo estiramientos musculares y me ayuda con la rigidez.
    lo que debo decirles que tambien reconozco es que mi espiritu y mi voluntad permanecen fuertes , inalterables sin doblegarse , espiritual, emocional y mentalmente me siento perfectamente ya que diariamente al igual que lo menciona karen entrego mis miedos, dolores emocionales ,sufrimientos , culpa y resentimientos a Dios. y le pido me ayude a transformarlos en campos de energia de amor, alegria, felicidad ,perdon y compasion……..esta condicion de paz interior aun no se ve reflejada en su totalidad en la parte fisica mas superfficial, pero se que lo sucedera, soy paciente como la tortuga.
    mi olfato esta en termino medio, tengo una uña quebradiza es de la del dedo que mas tiembla,sin embargo las demas uñas son blancas y crecen con rapidez, mi energia corporal ha aumentado un poco, esto me agrada.

    algo que debo pedirle a Howard , me incluya en su lista de 8 personas conmigo seria 9,que recibio recientemente resultados de examen de orina y sangre y fueron saludables.
    me gusta imaginar muchas cosas es un buen ejercicio para la mente haganlo.
    Imagínate que tienes permiso para ser feliz y para disfrutar de verdad de tu
    vida. Imagínate que vives libre de conflictos contigo mismo y con los demás.
    Imagínate que no tienes miedo de expresar tus sueños. Sabes qué quieres,
    cuándo lo quieres y qué no quieres. Tienes libertad para cambiar tu vida y hacer
    que sea como tú quieras. No temes pedir lo que necesitas, decir que sí o que no a
    lo que sea o a quien sea.
    Imagínate que vives sin miedo a ser juzgado por los demás. Ya no te dejas
    llevar por lo que otras personas puedan pensar de ti. No sientes la necesidad de controlar a nadie y nadie te controla a
    Imagínate que vives sin juzgar a los demás, que los perdonas con facilidad y te
    desprendes de todos los juicios que sueles hacer. No sientes la necesidad de tener
    razón ni de decirle a nadie que está equivocado. Te respetas a ti mismo y a los
    demás, y a cambio, ellos te respetan a ti.
    Imagínate que vives sin el miedo de amar y no ser correspondido. Ya no temes
    que te rechacen y no sientes la necesidad de que te acepten. Puedes decir: «Te
    quiero», sin sentir vergüenza y sin justificarte. Puedes andar por el mundo con el
    corazón completamente abierto y sin el temor de que te puedan herir.
    Imagínate que vives sin miedo a arriesgarte y a explorar la vida. No temes
    perder nada. No tienes miedo de estar vivo en el mundo y tampoco de morir.
    Imagínate que te amas a ti mismo tal como eres. Que amas tu cuerpo y tus
    emociones tal como son. Sabes que eres perfecto tal como eres.
    Puedes vivir en un estado de gracia, de dicha, en el
    sueño del cielo.
    Sólo el amor tiene la capacidad de proporcionarte este estado de dicha. Es
    como estar enamorado. Flotas entre las nubes. Percibes amor vayas donde vayas.
    Es del todo posible vivir de este modo permanentemente. Lo es porque otros lo
    han conseguido y no son distintos de ti. Viven en un estado de dicha porque han
    cambiado sus acuerdos y sueñan un sueño diferente.
    Una vez sientas lo que significa vivir en estado de dicha, lo adorarás. Sabrás
    que el cielo en la tierra existe de verdad. Una vez sepas que es posible permanecer
    en él, hacer el esfuerzo para conseguirlo sólo dependerá de ti


    Howard wonderful post and thank you all for sharing your experience, is an excellent mechanics group that encourages us all and gives us courage and inner strength that comes from the depths of our very being, to move on, Karen made me mourn your Karen words if God dwells within each of its creations, and if he gave us life must be somewhere of us ,, as “A Course in Miracles” says “God is my strength in which I trust.” “THE LOVE OF GOD IS MY SUPPORT” “everyone is entitled to miracles” and it is true as children of God, the times are different from ours.

    I must admit that many of my symptoms that are defining science as Parkinson’s symptoms such as tremor, increased a little in my body especially arms shake, ……… .the rigidity also increased slightly slower mobility , decreased dexterity and some loss of strength in arms and legs. but this does not discourage me, I’ve been doing stretching muscles and helps with stiffness.
    I must tell you that I also acknowledge that my spirit and my will remain strong, unalterable without yielding, spiritually, emotionally and mentally I feel perfectly since day as mentions karen give my fears, emotional pain, suffering, guilt and resentment bye. and I ask you to help me transform them into energy fields of love, joy, happiness, forgiveness and compassion …… ..this condition of inner peace not yet fully reflected in the most superfficial physical part, but it will happen I am patient like the turtle.
    my nose is on average, I have a brittle nail is the finger that more quakes, but the others are white and nails grow quickly, my body energy has increased somewhat, this pleases me.

    something I have to ask Howard, include me in your list of 8 people with me would be 9, which recently received results of urinalysis and blood and were healthy.
    I like to imagine many things is a good exercise for the mind.
    Imagine you have permission to be happy and to really enjoy your
    life. Imagine living free of conflict with yourself and others.
    Imagine that you are not afraid to express your dreams. You know what you want,
    when they want and do not want. You are free to change your life and do
    it is like you want. Not afraid to ask for what you need, say yes or no to
    whatever or whoever.
    Imagine living without fear of being judged by others. You no longer let
    go by what other people might think of you. You do not feel the need to control anyone and no one controls
    Imagine living without judging others, that you forgive easily and
    desprendes of all trials that you usually do. You do not feel the need
    reason not to tell anyone that he is wrong. You respect yourself and to
    others, and in return, they will respect you.
    Imagine living without the fear of loving and not being loved in return. No longer fear
    They are rejected and not feel the need for you to accept. You can say, “I
    I want “without shame and without justify. You can walk through the world with
    completely open without the fear that you may hurt heart.
    Imagine living without fear of risking life and explore. No fear
    losing anything. Not afraid to be alive in the world and not to die.
    Imagine that you love yourself as you are. You love your body and your
    emotions as they are. You know you’re perfect as you are.
    You can live in a state of grace, that, in the
    dream of heaven.
    Only love has the ability to provide this state of bliss. It is
    like being in love. Fleets in the clouds. You perceive love wherever you go.
    It is quite possible to live this way permanently. It is because others
    they have achieved and are no different from you. They live in a state of bliss because they have
    changed their agreements and dream a different dream.
    Once you feel what it means to live in a state of bliss, what worship. You know
    heaven on earth really exists. Once you know it is possible to stay
    in it, make the effort to get it just depends on you

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Beautiful Jimmy, so pleased to hear your medical results are clear. Your Soul knows what it’s doing. Keep going fellow Warrior, keep going. :-)
      Karen xx

  11. mayarita says:

    Thank you Howard I really needed this post as I am really struggling with bad symptoms and lack of time for myself. However i have come some way mentally and am also organising some therapy to deal with what seems to be crushing Lack of self confidence. Slowly getting there!
    Thank you dear friends.

  12. mayarita says:

    That is beautiful jimmy, thank you and to all the other lovely inspiring comments Karen, Debbie and others. You warm my heart, now I can sleep easy. Xxx

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Mayarita, what a lovely thing to say ” now I can sleep” bless your beautiful heart.
      Karen xx

  13. Melanie says:

    Howard told me to be patient and my body will heal itself. As long as I have the right attitude, live in my heart and faithfully do the recipe I am on my way to the finish line . We all can do this, we are in this together. Thank you Howard, you are my shining star.

  14. Helen says:

    Hi Howard everyone here. Thank you for more encouragement Howard Yes my attitude and gratefulness are a blessing I know I am healing because of the love I feel. Sense of smell is back. I can swallow so much better. I walk with a fair but at least I get some places. I have dear and wonderful friends and love. And family and all of you. The walking and rigidity in my body right side causes me to be concerned with my driving so I drive less and less and shorter distances. So in one way my world external world is getting smaller but from a joy and peace point of view and appreciation its getting larger. So I know I am healing from the inside. Howard without your posts and encouragement to keep to the goal of healing I doubt I’d still hold to this faith I will heal. But I still have that belief. Thank you. Thank you all

  15. Helen says:

    Kate I love your post , trust and faith. We are healing from soul level. You are a treat. Helen Aussie

  16. Helen says:

    This was for Karen typing amiss

  17. Karen in Ireland says:

    Hi Helen. Karen/ Kate, I have been called worse. Thank you for your kind words. I truly believe as Howard says, connect to the Soul and the rest follows. I love the peace and tranquility I am starting to feel after 3 years of struggling since my diagnosis. Only found Howard last June, and committed to Recipe since November. Still hopeful that I will cross the finish line in 2015. :-) Hope there will be others joining me Helen. :-)
    Karen xx

  18. Howard says:

    Hi Jimmy, Mayarita, Melanie, Cynthia, and Helen,

    Thank you for sharing your journeys of recovery, the triumphs and the challenges. That is what makes it real. This journey is filled with peaks and valleys of how symptoms appear, but when you can keep your mind calm and your heart open with love, compassion and joy, the body eventually will catch up.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Love and blessings,

  19. Leena says:

    Howard, each week as mid week approaches I wait for your inspirational post. I feel the day I found Your site was the dawn of my recovery.

    Fortunately, I did not have many of the symptoms some of you are dealings with and I thank God each day for it. I think , I am also to be added as one of the warriors who has relentless faith in the receipe and have been doing it for now four months with utmost sincerity. I know I am healing from inside but since past week or so I have tremors in my left hand whereas only my right side was affected earlier.

    Howard want to know whether during the course of doing the recipe, do new symptoms arise?
    With deep gratitude, thank you Howard, you are our hope which had dwindled before we found you.

    • Howard says:

      Hi Leena,

      Thank you for your kind words and comments.

      As the energy in the body is transforming from errant energy to healthy, smooth-flowing energy, this may manifest in external symptoms that were not noticeable before. There is no need for concern. It is nothing more than energy shifting, which is necessary for your recovery.

      Love and blessings,

    • Susanne says:

      Leena, this started happaning to me earlier in the recipe and the same sides too. The right side tremors went away.Just wanted you to know. possibly more of the “worsening before gettting better” thing. Hope this helps
      God Bless,

  20. Leena says:

    Thank you Howard, To learn of the cause of the is a big relief in fact inspiring that I am on my way to Recoveryville.


  21. susana says:

    Dear Beautiful Fellow Friends,
    Your words bring me to tears. All your courage and shining spirits emanate from these pages Howard has so gracefully given us. Such immense courage!!!

    Karen, Jimmy, Mayarita, Helen and each of you share such special ideas from the depths of your heart. This is inspirational in all of our healing. We are healing each other with our own outpouring of love.

    Karen , your struggles are superceded by your attitude. I love the visualizations that you have shared here Jimmy. Visualizations eventually become reality. I am beyond grateful. My experience is to be incrementally better every day I wake up since I started the Recipe. I do it in full without fail. If you are able to do this, I encourage you. The healing is real. My optometrist couldn’t believe how clear my eyes are. He knew about the eyes being the window of the liver. Yes, I am cleansing my liver! My kidneys are healing too! The increments may seem tiny but are truly gigantic. And I notice each one is real. I can lay on my arm, I can reach for things with my left hand, I can stand up from the floor in a balanced way like I could not do before. Ironically, yesterday I was unusually exhausted. I think Howard’s last reason of kidney /liver wind deficiency caused by insufficient rest has my name on it. I woke up not myself. With not as bright of an attitude. My symptoms were stronger. Not my usual experience. I knew I needed just plain old rest and I listened. In spite of the symptoms, I told myself I’m curing myself. Maybe this is the dark tempest before the brilliant violet dawn. These are my energies moving around apparently making me feel worse but actually making me get better. Well today I have awoken bright and feeling shiny. That violet dawn is here and on its way tomorrow as well. To each of you I am grateful. I send you bright blessings and vivid violet dawns.

    Listen to your own kind words and visualize your health. Thank yourself and be grateful for your sincere efforts.
    Love yourselves and heal yourselves!

  22. Jane says:

    Howard, Thank you. For a deeply inspiring post, as ever. For the lovely exchanges above. Such a delightful feeling of warm, open-hearted community. You inspire such confidence! Love and blessings, Jane

  23. Jessica says:

    Dear all.
    I love hearing about your experiences and want to share mine with you. My right arm has started swinging again, the unpleasant, unreal but very tangible smell of smoke/ diesel that I frequently experienced is gone and I’m not as stiff in my right arm as I used to be. Next step is to do full reciepe every day and reading your blog posts, Howard, and all the wonderful comments really inspire me. Love and gratitude to all of you. Good night from Sweden :-) /Jessica

  24. Howard says:

    Hi Susana, Jane, and Jessica,

    Thank you for your kind and inspiring words. Yes, we have a wonderful recovery community, and each of you is an integral part. Step by step, day by day, slowly like the tortoise, moving down the path to your full recovery.

    With gratitude, love and blessings,

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