Fighting Parkinson’s, and 10 days left in the November 2015 challenge

Here we are with 10 days left in my 30-day November to Remember, No Excuses November, challenge 2015. Many of you are running strong and already know you will be continuing with the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® after the 30 days…good for you! Some of you are struggling (more like shuffling strong rather than running strong), but you are feeling something changing within you and you already know you will be continuing with the Recipe after the 30 days…good for you! And then there are the rest of you who still are uncertain if you should do the Recipe. If you are reading this post then you are still coming to this site and reading the blog and still thinking about the Recipe…good for you, too! It is never too late!!!

It is very exciting how many of you are working hard this month to make this your November to Remember. For those of you still thinking about the challenge, click here for another look at my 30-day Challenge 2015.

The Recipe’s Parkinson’s prognosis (Parkinson’s is curable! First, heal the soul, and the mind and the body will follow):
1. Soul. Faith and hope. Repeat, “I have the power to heal myself.” Know that being cured is possible. If I did it and Marie did it, and Pratima did it, and Betty did it, KNOW that you can do it and be cured, too.
2. Mind. Let go of fear. Accept that you have Parkinson’s Disease, but refuse to accept that you cannot be cured. Give away fear to your Higher Power and stay focused on your path to being cured.
3. Body. Do the physical part of the Recipe and heal your body.

Additionally, click here to read information about the scientific study that states in Parkinson’s patients, the dopamine is not depleted, just blocked.

Once you decide that you can and will be cured and are taking action against your Parkinson’s, you already are recovering. I know, it doesn’t feel like you are recovering because of your symptoms. So, stop focusing on your symptoms, stop focusing on living your Parkinson’s, and start focusing on living your life and following your heart, which includes your path toward your Parkinson’s cure. I cannot express this point enough. Click here for more on following your heart.

What about symptoms? They are just something you have to accept you will have for a while. Something that will be part of your life for now. Something to remind you to stay on your path so our internal healing can take place. Something that will go away once you are cured. That’s all the symptoms are…life is so much more than symptoms. Click here for more on life being so much more than symptoms.

To each of you who already was doing the Recipe and accepted the challenge to re-commit yourself to your recovery, I applaud you. Be proud of your commitment, and give yourself a hug of gratitude for working so hard on your recovery.

To each of you who are new and accepted the challenge to do the scaled-down version of the Recipe and begin working on your recovery, I applaud you. Be proud of your commitment, and give yourself a hug of gratitude for working so hard on your recovery.

To each of you who are new and have not yet accepted the challenge to do the scaled-down version of the Recipe and begin working on your recovery, I applaud you, too. You still are here with the rest of us, reading, learning, and getting inspired. Be proud of the fact that you still are interested in learning about Parkinson’s recovery, and give yourself a hug of gratitude for keeping that space open in your heart.

You can do it! You are worth it!

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!


Yes you are. Each and every one of you is WORTH IT!!!

All my best,



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31 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and 10 days left in the November 2015 challenge

  1. Karen in Ireland says:

    Hi Howard, I applaud you. You definitely had a November to remember lol with all the technology challenge and you applied all your teachings. :-)
    I’m doing my best in this November challenge, so I’m doing GREAT! :-)
    Big Love to all my fellow Warriors. We ARE recovering right infront of real scepticism!
    See how I used the word WARRIORS! Lol.
    Karen xx

  2. Tony says:

    For me the November challenge wasn’t necessary because i follow the recipe daily and have been doing so since June 10th 2015. Now 5 months later I am proud to say I am so much better, so much in fact that a recent movement disorder specialist in Parkinson’s disease saw no evidence of Parkinson’s disease in me. The recipe is solid and it works but like Howard teaches us its not just the body part, it is the mind part as far as I’m concerned I do not have Parkinson’s now its just a matter of time for my body to catch up to my mind. In other words your thoughts on how you view yourself will become you.
    God Bless!

  3. jimmy says:

    hola un saludo a todos mis compañeros guerreros.
    para que todos nos animemos a seguir la receta, aqui les dejo alguna informacion interesante y muy reciente

    les recomiendo lean el libro “The Brain’s Way of Healing”

  4. Barbara says:

    I check my mail every day. Nothing makes me so excited as when I get an email from Howard.

    It helps me so much to know that my reality is that Parkinson’s can be healed.

    Thank you to everyone who takes the time to write and share your experiences.

    Thank you Howard for being there for all of us


  5. Helen says:

    Thank you Howard for your sharing and commitment and everyone else here. Yes I am enjoying November to remember and feeling good about it and healing. Love and best wishes Howard and fellow warriors of the heart, mind and spirit. Hurray to each of us. This cure takes guts. Courage and love.

  6. Melanie says:

    I had a great Skype session with Howard today and came to the realization that God helps us through other people. God has led me to find Howard and his recipe for recovery. As I look over my life, he has led me to many people who have been a great influence in helping me along this path. Howard has given me hope, the faith that I need to heal , and the knowledge that I am healing as long as I keep doing the recipe! I feel I have healed my soul and now my mind and body are in the process of following. We can do this fellow warriors. Every time we struggle with adrenaline thoughts repeat to yourself, ” I accept myself unconditionally right now “. Repeat this as often as needed, it will release any type of adrenaline thinking. Thank you Howard for your great advice and continual support !

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Melanie Bless You for your generosity of spirit in always sharing the fab stuff from your Skype sessions with Howard. You Rock my friend.
      Karen xx

    • Melanie says:

      Wayne Dyer said “change the way you perceive something and the thing you were looking at will also change. “

  7. Anita in England says:

    Dear Howard,

    Thanks for your inspiring message. It has, indeed, been a November to remember – the recipe has now become a regular part of my daily routine and that feels good. I feel I am making progress in soul, mind and body. However I know I still have a lot more work to do. Next Tuesday (24th) I have an appointment with the neurologist. This will be my first appointment with him since he wrote to my family doctor confirming my diagnosis and giving “instructions” for medication. I.e. it will be the time when I tell him I decided to tackle Parkinson’s without medication. I am completely confident about my decision and I shall have my lovely partner with me, who is also 100% behind the Recipe, but I still find myself feeling nervous about the appointment. I’ve been reflecting upon this and realise I obviously have some fear around this: fear that I need to hand over!

    Love and best wishes to all of you,


    • Debbie says:

      Sounds to me like you have nothing to fear. :) Your doing great ! Your best is good enough.
      Best wishes.

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Anita, all the best on 24th. You will find the neurologist is quite surprised as they rarely come across strong confident people who fully take responsibility for their own health. This is your journey, your body. Don’t be unhinged if they talk of meds helping with preventative of progression and they don’t want you to miss that boat etc. They only know what they experience and are influenced massively by pharmaceutical companies. So hold strong and smile with confidence in your chosen wisdom and souls guidance. :-)
      Karen xx

    • Anita in England says:

      Thanks, Debbie. You’re absolutely right that I have nothing to fear. I think the fear comes from very old stuff about wanting to be approved of – stuff that has nothing to do with the here and now. You’re right – I AM doing great. Thanks Karen, particularly for reminding me that I’m a strong and confident person who takes responsibility for my own path. Many times in my life I’ve chosen the path less travelled and what exciting and enriching paths they’ve turned out to be! And thank you, Melanie. On re-reading your comment I see you’ve given me a really helpful affirmation for this time when I’m feeling a little bit wobbly – “I accept myself unconditionally right now”.

  8. Debbie says:

    Hi Howard and Everyone :)
    Thanks for all the positive comments. They help me to realize that I am doing great, that my best is good enough, and that I am doing my best a lot more often than what I give myself credit for. I am letting go of any negative guilt feelings and moving forward. “I accept myself unconditionally right now.” Thanks for the great little saying , Melanie. Thanks to each of you, for your great wit and for sharing your ideas, gifts, and talents with me.
    It’s full speed AHEAD for me for the final 10 days, and then its full speed AHEAD doing whatever it takes to cross the finish line.

    Sending love and blessings,

  9. Thanks everyone for the empowering messages…thanks, Howard for your enduring support and coaching (which always sets my rudder in the most life affirming direction – acceptance, gratitude, surrender)…And huge congratulations to Tony…what wonderful and inspiring news!

  10. Howard says:

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments and kind words.

    Anita, here are some thoughts about your upcoming neurologist visit:
    I feel that Parkinson’s neurologists are doctors who care about their patients. Where we differ is that they feel that the dopamine is depleted and the brain cells are dying, so they need to enhance the dopamine with MAO inhibitors, dopamine agonists, and/or dopamine replacement. That is their belief and they provide treatment of symptoms only based upon that belief. Most do not believe in, or know of, Parkinson’s recovery.

    When you go to your neurologist, there is no need to try to convince your neurologist that your theory of Parkinson’s is correct. Just know in your heart that what you are doing is right for you. And, go with confidence. People respond to us in how we carry ourselves.

    If you go with confidence, then you will be treated accordingly. You do not need to apologize, justify your actions, or be afraid when you go to the neurologist. You have a supportive partner, so between the two of you, you know what is right for you, and it really does not matter what anybody else thinks about what you should be doing for your own health…it matters what you think.

    And, practice compassion. Anybody who lacks the faith and hope in Parkinson’s recovery is a suffering being, and I have compassion for them and their suffering. Neurologists, family, and friends all fall in this category, as well as strangers.

    Be confident in who you are and what you choose. You never have to apologize for being your real self. You are worth it.

    All of you are worth it!

    With gratitude, love, and blessings,

  11. Anita in England says:

    Dear Howard,
    Thank you so much for this thoughtful and supportive response. I could feel myself pulling myself up to my full, confident height as I read it. My appointment starts to feel like a good opportunity to put all the soul and mind teachings into practice.
    With gratitude,

  12. Tom says:

    Thanks, Howard, and other Warriors’ compassionate reminder re:visit to Anita’s neuro doc tomorrow. Can’t get enough of practicing compassion for myself and others… My best is good enough, isn’t it fine!
    Day 25 of doing the Recipe exercises; one day not. I am recovery!
    Prayer power blessings to us all!

  13. Anita in England says:

    Dear Howard and everyone,

    I’m just back from my neurology appointment and I want to say an enormous thank you to Howard for guiding me towards approaching it with compassion as well as confidence, which I feel made an enormous difference. When the doctor asked me how I felt I told him I feel very well – which is the truth. When he asked me if I am taking the medication I decided to keep my response fairly simple. I told him I feel I don’t need or want to take medication. I explained that since July I’ve been following a rigorous daily exercise routine, have made dietary changes, and have had acupuncture and massage, and that I’m feeling more well and energetic than I have for a very long time. He responded very warmly, saying he’s happy to support whatever approach I wish to take. He referred to the fact that the medication is not a cure, that there are many non-medical things that help with Parkinson’s (he specifically mentioned tai chi), and that a positive attitude is very helpful. He gave me a follow-up appointment for a year’s time.

    I feel pleased for myself and my partner that I have the neurologist’s support. I feel pleased for the neurologist that he seemed to be genuinely happy to be able to respond so positively to me. And I feel pleased for all of us here: to borrow the old protest song – “One doctor’s attitude can’t overturn the old medical approach to Parkinson’s. Two doctor’s attitudes can’t overturn the old medical approach to Parkinson’s. But if two and two and fifty make a million, we’ll see that day come round. We’ll see that day come round,”!

    Wishing you all a happy day…

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Well done Anita, checked in to see how you got on. My neurologist was very encouraged by my attitude back in 2012. He told me ” Karen if you can heal from this, I want to know how you did it, this is my baby and if you can teach me, I’m open”. I see one of his team but the day I cross the finish line it will be him I want to see to tell him how I did it. Well done again Anita, delighted you feeling so well. I’m still trudging the algae in my pool. :-)
      Karen xx

      • Anita in England says:

        Thank you so much for always being so supportive, Karen. I’m rooting for you too! I’d love to be a fly on the wall when you go to report you’ve crossed the finish line!
        Anita xx

        • Karen in Ireland says:

          Oh my friend, that day can’t come quick enough! Joy Joy Joy! The champagne will be popped that day! Lol
          Karen xx

    • Linda says:

      what a great outcome, anita. i hope you wont mind me asking how advanced your symptoms are. i have an upcoming neurologist’s appt too and i am visibly worse than when i last saw him in march when he advised me to take sinemet. i am still med free tho struggling. so i am nervous about him seeing me. it would help to know your situation. you are lucky to have such a supportive doctor who acknowledges how well you are doing. thnx so much for sharing your wonderful experience anita!
      love linda

  14. mayarita says:

    Totally sympathise Linda I confess to avoiding my doctor as he really seems to have nothing to apport to my healing.
    My symptoms are physically far worse than a year ago but i cling on to thee recipe and other things i do to cope.
    I do the best i am able and keep reminding myself this is a healing crisis. Thanks Howard and also Marie for previous supportive comments.
    Love to all

  15. Anita in England says:

    Hi Linda. Sorry, I’ve only just seen your post. Now here’s the strange thing about my symptoms… For several weeks prior to my appointment my walking had been really poor – I could manage only the tiniest, slowest steps, and really only with a walking stick. My neurologist comes to the waiting room when he’s ready to see you so I was concerned about him seeing how poor my walking was as I walked along the corridor with him. I was also concerned that my tremor would become out of control through nervousness once I was in the hospital. I think Howard’s message prior to my appointment helped me to take my focus off my symptoms and onto self-confidence and compassion. My walking suddenly improved enormously a day or two before my appointment and I didn’t even take my stick with me. And I’m not sure I had any tremor at all during the session. So I guess you could say the neurologist saw me at my best, but obviously I have no way of knowing how much that influenced his response because everything he said re medication, non-medical approaches, positive attitude, etc, would have been equally true even if he’d seen me at my worst. I would definitely recommend that, prior to your appointment, you revisit the message that Howard wrote to me on the 23rd. I wish you all the very best with your upcoming appointment and send you my love.

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