HELEN GILL IN AUSTRALIA IS SYMPTOM FREE HAVING FOLLOWED THE PARKINSON’S RECIPE FOR RECOVERY® FOR FOUR YEARS AND THREE MONTHS!!!
That is not a typo. On September 22, 2011, Helen found the website and posted her first comment introducing herself to us. Over the years, she and I have become great friends, and many of you have been inspired by her words. Helen often writes comments on the blog sharing her journey. In fact, as you will see below, she even posted a comment to my first November challenge in 2011, stating, “Yeah to everyone I am in for November too!” And now, HELEN IS SYMPTOM FREE!!!
Helen was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the spring of 2011. When she went back for her follow up visit the following year, her neurologist noticed something amiss in addition to the Parkinson’s. After much testing, it was determined that Helen had suffered two strokes in addition to her Parkinson’s.
Helen has worked diligently over these years, showing faith, vulnerability, strength and courage. When you look at what she has posted in comments on the blog, there is one common thread: Helen felt she would have a recovery one day and she was not going to give up on herself…ever!
It is difficult to describe Helen’s glow on our Skype when she explained to me her most recent visit with two specialists. Here is what they told her: There no longer are signs or symptoms of Parkinson’s. Her “drop foot” is a classic symptom of the two strokes and they will work with her to improve the drop foot. However, make no mistake, there is absolutely no Parkinson’s signs or symptoms in Helen Gill!
Yahoo, Helen!!! Congratulations. You did it, my dear friend…you did it. You had patience with yourself, kept a smile on your face, and sometimes tears in your eyes (yes, we have laughed a lot, but we have cried together, too), but you never gave up faith. You have reached your full recovery and are sharing it with the world!
So that all of you can get a better glimpse of Helen’s journey, I have gone through her comments on the blog over the last four and one-fourth years, and I have picked out a few comments from each year. They are posted below, and then Helen has a few words of her own that she has sent to me to post for all of you.
Helen Gill says:
September 22, 2011 at 12:54 am
Hi I have been diagnosed with parkinsons and am going to do it the natural way through qui gong and mediation herbs and finding releasing my trauma held emotions through prayer and decision etc.
I will let you know how I go! I am 60 years of age. I have been diagnosed 5 months ago and felt symptoms for a lot longer.
Helen Gill says:
September 30, 2011 at 12:12 am
Hi I too have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and was so relieved to read Howard’s recipe and words, as I have felt after the initial shock and sadness something in me knew there has to be an alternative way,and here it is I believe.
Thankyou Howard fr documenting what you did and felt in your recovery, I am on the way to recovery as I believe it is possible. I have now started the recipe!
By the grace of God go I.
Helen Gill says:
October 31, 2011 at 11:07 pm
Yeah to everyone I am in for November too!
March 16, 2012 at 8:36 am
Yes I am worth it. Thank you again howard
Helen Gill says:
September 21, 2012 at 8:42 am
I know that it is about body mind and spirit being healed and understanding and loving self. I have had 2 strokes as well as the parkinson’s and sometimes it all gets depressing, then I read a Howard blog or feel inspired naturally through life and connecting within to the breath of God and it all goes back into true perspective, that this is just another challenge to learn from and overcome. Follow the recipe for recovery and change will occur.
November 13, 2012 at 4:21 am
Congratulations Marie what a courageous heartfelt woman you are. Thank you for all your messages. It means soo much to read them and be inspired by what you say. Gratitude acceptance and respecting myself and acknowledging my efforts are what I am learning from yourself and Howard. Today I realised how I don’t praise myself to myself give that love to me and I am starting to do that. Good on you and thank you
July 10, 2013 at 9:24 pm
Thank you Howard for the encouragement and inspiring strength and clarity. I am on my way daily to full recovery. Mentally and spiritually stronger and emotionally present. Body no worse recovery here I am cheers to all Helen
October 2, 2013 at 6:50 pm
Hi Howard and everyone. Yes I always carry a small purse and lately I have been carrying my handbag as well as my stick. I have started to use the stick a little less. I am feeling stronger and freeer in myself happier. I believe I will be cured. thank you Howard for your unfaltering guidance , love and inspiration Cheers Helen
October 24, 2013 at 8:13 pm
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
February 14, 2014 at 5:23 pm
When I last spoke to Howard I felt down I was having one of those weeks because I found driving hard and felt my life was getting smaller. I had to pull myself up and saw my only hope was to call on divine help pray and feel the gift of self, connected to divine guidance and energy. This calmed me down and I prayed for help driving and realised it was my fear crippling me because of one remark from someone. I handed the fear over asked for help driving and felt calm, and was able to drive so much better. I am Back on my horse again enjoying life. Thank you Howard for the blog and all of you and divine help, sometimes life Parkinson’s recovery gets hard but I never give up.
November 1, 2014 at 5:43 pm
Wonderful to read all these life stories. Yes we are all on the road to recovery. We wouldn’t have been led to this website if we didn’t know in some part of us we can and will recover. I have been doing the recipie now for close to 3 years I realise I am stronger physically . I am inspired, and I know there is a chance every day to enjoy what life brings. I am no longer completely being ruled by Parkinson’s. It’s here but I myself am recovering. Yes smell is back, and I am not ruled by fear but more by love Thanks Howard for being the support, you are being recovery itself. Through natural means and inner guidance It is so worthwhile to be on this recovery journey. All best wishes to the new people that have found Howard. It is so worthwhile. Enjoy. Helen G.
November 11, 2014 at 5:39 pm
Congratulations Marie. What a woman! Such a loveing joyous photo of Howard and you. Thank you for sharing your self your recovery. I looked at myself in the mirror a few days ago, not at my skin or hair,but deep into my eyes. I found someone there I respect, admire for her courage, strength and love.i felt compassion for myself and all I have experienced in life.i saw a shy,hurt, self as well. I kept looking at her and gave her love. I now am feeling a relationship and soul love for myself. I am going to keep doing this mirror looking till I am healed. Falling in love with my depth my individuality, my soul. People have been telling me how well I look. The thing is I am feeling that. No meds still although the specialist encourages that. Healthier, more content freer me. Thank you to divine grace , Howard’s inspiration and all those and there are many who help me in this journey of life. Whew! Xx love to all.
November 11, 2014 at 6:39 pm
When I said I get a lot of help, I live on my own, what I meant was life itself, a dog wagging it’s tail at me, a friend’s visit, a movie. A song, nature. A phone call, the list goes on. I am truly grateful for this existence and for starting the day with meditation finding the inner peace. Then the exercises. Love again Helen G.
Helen Gill says:
January 20, 2015 at 6:11 am
Thank you Howard, Karen and everyone including Marie. We are all in this together. What a time. We need and have great courage. I had been feeling really good energy, joy, love and courage, then after Xmas I had a fall, and set myself back physically and emotionally. I was so stiff I fell again, twice. I fell because I did too much, as I had been feeling so well. I came home from being away for xmas, and cleaned the house instead of resting. I am learning sometimes the same lesson over and over again. It’s so good to have you all to talk to about it. I am getting back on track again, and loving life, grateful for the Recovery recipie My specialist just laughed with me the other day when I said I still don’t want medication, I choose to feel conscious, of this life, feel the joy and experience of life. Goodnight to you all from Australia Helen xx
April 15, 2015 at 7:47 pm
Thank you Howard every post you do is helpful. I am not on meds but feel the recipie has helped me sleep well. I had a dream recently that was so vivid and real I was walking normally. I got up from sleep and I walked easily to the toilet and went back to the dream it was a beautiful feeling. I woke with my leg and arm stiff again! But the memory of the dream was with me. I walk with a stick when I am out and have a wheelchair for long distance when a friend needs to push me if it’s too far to walk. I am saying this so as when I am walking again it will be written down what state I have been in. I am healing. I am recovering thank God . Howard, myself and everyone. Love Helen
May 5, 2015 at 11:36 pm
Well what a great group heralded, and guided by Howard. It’s so much what I relate to, to stay positive and enjoy Life. Since having Pk and coming to terms with it and accepting it. Joy and peace have been something I strive for. It’s so good to chat online with you all and positivity and joy and recovery being our focus. I love the idea of singing. I haven’t sung a lot lately I will now. Love love love is all I am. Love love love I call your name. And in joy I will remain I call your name. I sing this when I am cooking. Cheers helen Australia
October 1, 2015 at 10:24 pm
Wow great comments. Yes it’s a relief to tell people and accept myself I am recovering from Parkinson’s and I have it. I have had to learn patience compassion and truth telling when people ask me what I have and they go into a long dialogue about how badly affected their husband or friend is with parkinsons. They seem to have no sensitivity about telling me who has Parkinson’s the worst case scenarios. Luckily I meditate have slowed my pace down and live more from my heart since being diagnosed. It’s been 4 years now a lot of self discovery. Learning about strength and handling pain etc. It certainly sends one inside to the peace n love to shelter. It’s like every challenge there’s learning gifts and hardships. I am traversing this life as best I can on the ship of love. Thank god for grace life friends and all of you and family and best of all the love Helen australia
October 29, 2015 at 9:34 pm
Thank you Howard. Yee ha! I commit to the 30 day challenge for November. To recovery. Thank you I am so grateful for your help and confidence and my confidence in healing. Yay!!
October 29, 2015 at 9:35 pm
Let’s all have fun with it!!
October 29, 2015 at 9:41 pm
We are all blessed to have this recipie for recovery that Howard has put together and recovered from Parkinson’s. As well as the others who have recovered doing the recipie. It has helped me enormously and given me support and confidence to recover. I feel so much more relaxed and I know it’s possible to recover. He did and we can bit by bit heal. You are worth it. We are worth it. We all support one another here. You are not alone. Big love to you Helen
As you can see from Helen’s own words in real time over the years, she has had her physical, mental, and spiritual challenges, but she never lost faith. Even during difficult physical struggles, she wrote about her recovery in the future. And when you look at this last comment, posted in response to my November 30-day challenge 2015, she re-committed to doing the Recipe and encouraged others to do the Recipe.
Look at her words: “Let’s all have fun with it!!” “You are worth it. We are worth it. We all support one another here. You are not alone. Big love to you Helen”
Well, Helen, big love back to you. At the conclusion of our Skype, I asked Helen if she would not mind providing some words in writing to all of you to put in today’s post as I felt it would be meaningful for you to hear directly from Helen after her full recovery from Parkinson’s. She said of course. Here is what she sent to me following our Skype (copied and pasted verbatim from Helen’s email to me):
This is what I wanted to write for the group.
Firstly a huge thank you, to the Divine Grace that connected me to Howard, and his website. Because of his unswerving desire to help us all to Recovery, his love and guidance, I can now say I am free of Parkinson’s.
What a journey it has been of self discovery. It has allowed me by stopping me in my tracks literally, to go deep within my being, self, and discover, answers, love, health and a big one for me self love and acceptance.
For one reason or another so many of us find it hard to unconditionally love ourselves. I feel this was the final key for me, looking in the mirror, and loving me. Praying to God, or Divine grace, being grateful. Looking after my physical health, resting, relaxing, being, meditating, and doing the exercises. All these tipped me out of pain, and sorrow to love and freedom.
I am grateful for this time and experience, I had always had good health and took it for granted. I fell off a roof, hit my head and had a stroke, and I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s as well. I have been to two specialists, and they can see no trace of Parkinson’s now. I have a drop leg which I plan to recover from as well. I am grateful for life, and living.
If I can heal after 4 years, many of you will be quicker I am sure. Much love, Peaceful Warriors. I’d like to stay in touch, Helen
Thank you Howard and Sally.”
Congratulations Helen!!! And, thank you for sharing your recovery journey with all of us. We are inspired!
As you can see, if you believe in yourself and are willing to do the work, the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® can work for you. And, you don’t have to just take my word for it. Helen, after four years and three months of doing the Recipe, has joined Marie, Pratima, Betty, and me in symptom free Parkinson’s recovery, proving that the Recipe works. Who’s next? And next? And next?
“I have the power to heal myself.” And I did.
“You have the power to heal yourself.” Marie did. Pratima did. Betty M. did. Helen has. And you are.
“Together we have the power to heal the world.” One-by-one, day-by-day, our numbers are growing and we are recovering!
You can reach full recovery, too!
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
ps To all of the men around the world, do not give up hope of a man other than me having a full recovery from Parkinson’s by doing the Recipe. There are quite a few men who I am coaching who I see as very close to their full recoveries. I am hopeful that they will take additional inspiration from Helen’s recovery to help propel them to their full recoveries.
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What a wonderful news!
Thank you Hans!
My husband has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. We live in Perth WA.
Where are you in Australia? Would love to meet up with you
Oh Helen! Dear , lovely Helen!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Reading today though your posts through the years I got tingles all the way down to my toes! This is such great news! How you approached your full recovery over the years and through the ups and downs is such a beautiful story of your growth and your strength of spirit . Your recovery has filled me with such joy, the joy we all get to share in your Recovery. You are an inspiration to everyone who wonders if they too can recover. I hope you will keep posting and stay part of this remarkable, powerful healing community. And together we can all share in the experience as more and more recover fully. Sending you an enormous joyful hug! And love love LOVE. You did it! YAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!
Thank you so much Marie, for your inspiration and love. I had a picture of you and Howard on my cell phone as my homepage. Everyday and every time I looked at it, I was inspired by your happy faces and glow. Yes I am tingling inside and I will definitely stay in touch with the group.
Helen I am so happy for you! Well done! You have crossed the line and what an inspiration you are!
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.
Love and hugs Christine.
Thank you so much Christine for your kindness. Happy Christmas and love and recovery, to you.
felicidades Helen , usted es una inspiracion para todos nostros
Helen, congratulations, you are an inspiration to all of us.
Thank you dear Jimmy, you are too!
What wonderful, wonderful news. Congratulations Helen! Your story and your success is a real inspiration. I know I can recover too! Anita
Thank you Anita, I know if I can, you can for sure.
Loved reading your happy news Helen and congratulations on a fantastic achievement – happy festive season I am thinking of our community and sending love, deepest respect to you also Howard, thankyou for being so present in all our lives. Cheers, Julie
Thank you Julie, very best wishes to you and Happy Christmas and joy wishes to you.
Congratulations Helen! What wonderful and uplifting news. I’ve been in tears reading the post today as it felt that the journey of discovery that you shared was my journey too. I, too, have been experiencing the feeling of wellness, love and acceptance that you talk of so eloquently. Every day I give thanks to God for everything in my life including this blog and the community. Every night I go to sleep with the expectation that “my symptoms will melt away” to use Howard’s words because I have faith.
Love, gratitude and blessings to you all.
Waseema thank you for your kindness. Yes I have read your posts, this journey is one of love, self acceptance, and gratitude and grace,. you are on the home stretch my friend.
Oh Helen WOW! Like Waseema, I have tears of Joy at your news! Hooray hooray hooray! I’m still tearful as I type as I am so absolutely joyous for you, for Howard and our community! Well done WARRIOR! So so proud of you! You truly ROCK my friend. What an amazing gift your news is for all the community! Your number 5!!!!!!!! ( Tony I know it’s your lucky number but you’re nearly there and I know will be joyous for Helen) . My friend, thank you! Happy happy Christmas! I bet you are still ecstatic! Hee hee hee! As God would say ” well done good and faithful servant” 🙂 You had better stay in touch warrior or else!!!! 🙂
Big Love and Congrats,
Hi Karen thank you so much. As you know it’s quite a battle, then a journey. Much love to you my friend. Happy Christmas, love Helen I will certainly stay in touch with the community.
I, too, cried tears of joy over this wonderful news! What a beautiful gift for all of us, as we drink in a huge dose of encouragement from the recovery of one of our fellow warriors!
Helen, I am so thrilled for you! I found the trail of your comments to be so instructive, as I identified with some of your issues. Thank you for your vulnerability and honesty in sharing yourself with us.
Now I see why there was no early morning email of Part 6. Something really major was afoot, putting this post together!
Thank you, God, for this huge blessing! So happy, so grateful and so encouraged!
Hello Pat, thank you for your well wishes and love. The journey continues to the heart of love, and acceptance. Not long till you and many others fully recover too. Much love and thanks to you, Helen
Congratulations Helen!!! This is wonderful news and perfect timing for a Christmas gift for all of us! I am inspired by your strength. Mentally and spiritually as we all know PD strips you of alot of things but you clearly show that It cannot strip you of your heart,once again congratulations god bless you your family Howard Sally and everyone else like Tiny Tim said in the Christmas Carol God bless us everyone
YAY!!!!!!! Thank you Tony for your kindness and love. I takes a community to set us all free. Happy Christmas my friend and fellow warrior.
Congratulations Helen! What a wonderful news! Soo happy for you! Your patience and faith paid. I have many ups and downs too and sometimes lose faith, but still try doing recipe regularly.
I’m in Australia too.
Thank you Tu, one day you will be thanking God and everyone for your Recovery, too. Go Aussie go!! Go for it love yourself fully.
Yeah, I am hopeful that one day recovery will come for me too. Go Aussie Go!! Thanks Helen
Thank you Howard for what you have written. I cried with love and joy. You are my dear friend, you inspire, radiate, and are honest in your words, heart, and emotions. By the grace of the Divine, I have worked through a lot of issues and will continue throughout my life to learn and grow. Thank you to this Parkinson’s wake up call, and to me for striving against it, that I feel my journey of life is more and more free, real and glorious.
Thank you to everyone for your support love and kindness, and honesty. I love you all, each of you.
What wonderful news! Congrats, Helen
Thank you Nancy. Three cheers to all of us. Helen
Congratulations and what a Merry Christmas. You give us all added hope.
YAY! Sue it’s very possible and probable for all of us. Let Howard lead the way!
Dear Helen, thank you for sharing your successful journey towards good health with us and thanks to Howard and his family for his faith in us and all his generous support.
Let’s all imagine each other healing into wholeness again and in the meantime, let’s share love and laughter together–yippee!
Yip! Yip! Yipee!! to us all. Supporting each other to victory within and without one’s self. Love Helen
Congratulations Helen! What a absolute thrill to read of your fully realized Recovery! Another Recipe-follower is now recognized BY HER MEDICAL DOCTORS to be free of PD! Recovery is not only possible, it has been medically documented once again. Helen, your comments over the years reveal perseverance, acceptance, humility, love and more. All the stories of those who have reached recovery and those who are on their road toward recovery are important and inspirational to us all. Your journeys light the path for others. Keep on trucking everyone!!
Thank you Mary xx
Thank you so much for taking the time to tell all of us your great news. It is so encouraging to hear about your recovery.
Blessings and love to you
Thank you Barbara much love and recovery to you.
Wow Helen, congratulations what a journey it must have been. You seem to be a strong willed and determined person. Your recovery is a Christmas gift to all of us with our Santa clause Howard guiding us through this recovery journey. When my faith waivers the next next second there is a spark from the inner gut that I will recover someday it is only a matter of time. I am med free from day one and have been doing the recipe for 10 months. There are a few lacunas I need to address and I am working hard at them.
Thank you Howard for your undeterred faith and endless dedicated. You are an angel for us. Reading and re-reading your blogs makes my faith stronger and makes me more determined as ever.
Good luck to you Helen. Keep well and keep guiding us on this road to Recoveryville .
Thanks and love to all.
Thank you Leena, not long now.
Congratulations Helen, what great news it was to read that you are fully recovered! I am so very happy for you and for all of us warriors, because it proves once again that the recipe really does work and we can all recover one day if we stick to it and have faith and develop self love! I met Sally on my last Skype and she is truly an angel, right along Side of Howard!!!!! Thank you Helen for the great Christmas gift of hope, it just reinforces the fact that we all can achieve recovery because the recipe and really does work, with the knowledge that if we can heal the soul, and mind and body will follow. A very Merry Christmas and happy new year to all of you.
Thank you Melanie the Recipe definitely works.
Dear Helen, congratulations on your recovery! It is wonderful and uplifting and gives us all hope! Thank you for sharing – have a wonderful Christmas. Love Cynthia xx
Thank you Cynthia.
Wow and double Wow ! I am so impressed. ! Your unwavering faith and belief have been rewarded. Best Christmas present ever I imagine.
I also live alone and know what a monumental struggle life can be at times.
Huge Congratulations from across the Tasman in New Zealand.
Thank you Rebecca you are so worth the effort, the effort is so worth it!
I am crying with joy for you and for all of us.
Thank you so much dear Shawna.
Helen, what ecstatic news! It’s just wonderful when such faith and endurance is rewarded!
from your namesake
Thank you dear Helen. go Helen namesake! x
buna tuturor.inca un succes de care ne bucuram .Vreau sa intreb daca Helen este vegetariana si daca a luat vreodata pastile pentru parkinson CRACIUN FERICIT CU MULTE RECUPERARI PENTRU 2016.Cu drac va imbratisez Leo
Hello everyone. A success that we enjoy. I wonder if Helen is a vegetarian and if you ever took pills for Parkinson. MERRY CHRISTMAS, more recoveries for 2016. Hugs, Leo
Hi Leo yes I am a vegetarian, and I took no pills, except vitamins. I juiced fruit and vegetables too. Rested when I had too, and held faith I would recover, and nurtured myself. You will Recover too.
What a wonderful news during the Holiday Season!
Congratulations Helen! We are all inspired! Let’s work all toward new 2016 Parkinsons Free.
Dear Helen, thank you so much for sharing your Journey to recovery. I am helping my husband for years , and hope one day will announce his recovery.
Dear Helen, Please, stay in our great Community for the inspiration!
Dear Howard, big Congratulations to you! I will never forget the day I founded your website, and that minute, which I started to understand, that Parkinsons is curable!
To all Community wishing all the best !
Thank you dear Rita.
“Glory to God in the highest!” Congratulations Helen! This is the most wonderful news and gives us all such hope. What stands out most to me as I read through yours posts of struggles and challenges is your unabidung faith, your strength, your determination, but mostly just your pure sense of love, love for others, love for life, love for yourself. It is love that sets us free. Howard clearly also expresses this pure sense of love. Blessings to all!
Thank you Kathy, yes love of self, then love of others spring from that. love Helen
There just are no words to describe the feelings inside of me right now. Of course, there were tears when reading about this recovery. What indescribable encouragement to hear of another complete recovery! Doubt and fear just blow away when hearing this news. It’s real, it’s possible, it’s likely for ME…even ME!! Nothing to figure out. All i have to do is what others going before me have done. They have recovered, so, of course, so will I!
Thank you, Howard, for your sacrifice and involvement. Thank -you, Helen, for your contribution and faithfulness!
Yes, as Tiny Tim said, ” God bless us, everyone.!”
Judy if I can recover and others have yes you can, it works. Thank you for your heart felt words.
Wow! Helen Congratulations! When I start to have doubts I visit this site and doubts get washed away. I know I will recover! Thank you So much for sharing your beautiful heart and soul Helen and Howard and all of us recovering and recovered. Namaste!
Happy Holidays ALL!
Thank you Deb for your kind words. You will too.
Oh Helen, I’m SO happy to find your great news this morning!!! I woke up fighting a down mood and then what a wonderful surprise to find you symptom free!! It’s a promise wrapped up in a bow for all of us!
Yes Trish, hang in there it’s going to happen. x keep inspired you are worth loving yourself that much.
Helen’s recovery and perseverance is an inspiration. I followed the recipe for about 9 months then got discouraged, went on Meds and have felt better. I may be ready to try again besides weekly acupuncture.
Yes keep going with the Recipe Michael it pays dividends.
Hi dear Helen congratulations again yupiiiiiiiii
i want to ask you something . The symptoms gradually disappeared or disappeared from one day to the next morning?
Hello Jimmy The symptoms gradually disappeared, but the last shift was very quick I believe looking in the mirror and loving myself, looking at my eyes and seeing and appreciating all of me, the courage, love and fear I embraced it all and handed it to God. I learnt to appreciate myself.
Helen, gazing into your own eyes is such an interesting personal ingredient you added to the recipe. Makes me think of “eyes are the windows of the soul” and perhaps by looking into your own eyes, you were connecting with Spirit or the Infinite, etc. I’m so enjoying re-reading the excerpts from your journey (thank you Howard! Brilliant and helpful idea!). Thank you again for sharing your story with us!
Yes I agree Bailey it’s like looking into the infinite soul as well as the wounded child. The left eye takes me to a different part of my being to looking in the right eye.
Congratulations! These are great news. You are rewarded now for such a long time of faith, courage and perseverance. This is wonderful! I find it particularly encouraging that you were able to recover after more than four years of practising the recipe. This proves that the chipping away day by day functions, maybe very slowly and almost unvisibly, but it functions! I wish you happy days of delighting in your full recovery.
Yes Rainer chipping away, bit by bit to our true selves.
Wow Helen, well done! Such wonderful inspiration to know that recovery is possible once again. Thank you so much for sharing your jouney with all of us Warriors.
Merry Christmas to all.
Thank you Alfred, Best wishes for Recovery.
Thank you Thank you so much everyone, I so appreciate your well wishes and love. We can all do this Recovery. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Bravo Helen!!! Your perseverance is so inspirational. You bring tears and joy to my heart. Thank you so very much for sharing your journey. I am humbled by your faith and commitment. Your loving yourself in the mirror helped heal you. Love of self is liberation. Great gratitude to Howard and to you for your immense love. Susana
Dear Sussana L. Thank you for your heartfelt, kind words.
Such wonderful news so glad lovely Helen . We are all queing up to be next. We are worth it! What a lovely Christmas present is this news.
Thank you Mayarita won’t be long.
Thank you so much Helen for this wonderful news! Once again, I thank our Divine Provider for giving us Howard as our recovery teacher.
May I ask what were your main symptoms and if these symptoms increased noticeably when you’re close to recovery? Were new symptoms appeared during your recovery period of more than four years?
Hi Helen, Please tell us. Thanks
My symptoms were great tiredness, fear, a shaky feeling inside my body but little physical shakes. Stiff sore right side of the body, tight muscles, croaky voice, slow memory, and a lot of pain. I had breaks when I wouldn’t do the qui gong, for days at a time. The pain got less as I exercised more and got healthier. The brain chanting helped my nervous system and memory. As well as the croaky voice. This all happened gradually, then for quite a few months this year I felt like I was close to recover and I would have a fall, due to my drop leg. Then loving myself, looking in the mirror, and talking to myself was the final key. I had to learn to speak up, tell my truth, cut ties with some people that I felt stressed around. This sums it up xx hope it helps you.
And difficulty walking.
Wow, I’m really amazed by your perseverance in spite of the setbacks and time it took for you to recover. I’m experiencing increase of symptoms like hand tremors and new symptoms like overall weakness, legs trembling and partial loss of balance. I’m on the 4th month of daily Qi gong and I don’t know if these symptoms increase are signs of internal progress, setbacks or caused by my recent relocation to another country. I’m trying to fully comprehend the “loving yourself” phenomena as I always respect and love myself. I firmly believe I’ll also recover someday just like several of you.
Thank you so much for sharing your uplifting recovery experience.
Thank you so much Howard for your kindness and generosity to help us all.
Please read this for an explanation of what is occurring with your symptoms, https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/08/14/fighting-parkinsons-and-more-on-cleaning-the-pool/.
Additionally, you say you have moved to a new country. If you have changed time zones, then the energy in your body will take time to adjust as relates to the Chinese Body Clock. According to the Chinese Body Clock, each organ works at its peak of functionality in a two-hour time frame. If you changed time zones when you changed countries, your body will slowly adjust to a “new” body clock based upon where you are living now.
Love and blessings,
Thanks for your time and generosity to answer all of us. This helps us to understand our symptoms and progress.
I’ve been doing the Recipe fairly consistently since Nov. 2102 and at times have had my doubts and wondered if, not when, I’d get back to non-PD life. Your full recovery gives me a renewed hope and faith in the power of the Recipe, especially for those of us who have been doing this for several years. You’re an inspiration!
Keep chipping away Thomas, you are sooooo worth it. It works. Peace and rest and accepting yourself helps too.
Congratulations Helen…what thrilling news! I first learned of your recovery yesterday during my coaching call with Howard (given the complexities of the season, I had not yet read the blog). I immediately felt the warm sensation of tears pouring down my cheek…and joy vibrating in my heart. What most moves me is the realization that you persisted with the recipe for four years, much as I have done. I’m imagining that one of the most important components of the recipe is the work involved in experiencing acceptance and love for one’s self…so your reminder of the mirror exercise is timely and helpful. I am so very grateful for you, your presence and your caring of us all. Thank you…and congratulations, too, to Howard…what absolutely magnificent news!
Thank you Penny for your kind words.
Helen, greatest congratulations on your persevering faithfulness and Faith in your path to recovery.
Your success has inspired me to hang in there as I waver.
With strengthening resolve to do my good enough best, healing to us all,
Thank you Tom, you are worth it. Hang in there!
I echo all these wonderful comments. I am so happy for you. This is so inspiring.
Congratulations on your perseverance and love of self.
Thank you Lynn.
Thank you once again Howard for your timely explanation of the pool cleaning analogy that explains the recent increases and addition of my PD symptoms. What a relief for this reminder.
I’ve been here in the Philippines for more than a month when I noticed the increase/new symptoms. I may also add that here in the place where I’m staying, it’s kind of a challenge to concentrate and meditate on performing my Qi Gong due to background noises (from relatives and neighbors). So maybe this is also one of the reason?
I’m looking forward to my return to the USA come February.
Almighty bless us all!
Congratulations Helen. My heart is so filled with joy of your recovery.
Being a follower of the recipe for quite some time this gives me great
hope that my time will come. I am still struggling to love myself when
there are so many faults that I will try looking in the mirror and just
be positive, faithful and loving. Congrats again.
Hello Ken be gentle on yourself Helen
thank you Thomas
Thank you Lyn
It’s just a matter of time Leena x
Thank you Rainer
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Congratulations Helen! This is fantastic news. Recently, Howard and I talked about the fact that some of us are close to recovery. I am very happy for you. This news inspires me and should inspire all of us to keep on working hard with the recipe.
Helen! What a wonderful holiday gift you and Howard have given all of us! Your recovery success is such fabulous news! Thank you so much for showing us what perseverance and faith look like. I am truly inspired to double down on both in my recovery commitment. Thank you both, Helen and Howard!
Thank you Helen for posting your ups and downs on fighting Parkinson. Now, you are free of it. I need to start doing the recipe for myself. I am not getting any better on the meds. Feel weaker and hopeless at times! Thank you for sharing!
It’s worth the journey to recovery Joan Woolridge x
Thank you Bailey go for it you’re worth it. X
My Dearest Helen,
I too am filled with joy at the great news of you becoming symptom free !!! I am so happy for you. I have been busy with life and enjoying the Christmas season with my family. It has been an amazing week. What a wonderful way to start a new week. I always enjoy reading your comments on the blog. I am grateful for your continued efforts to stay true to yourself and the recovery program until you crossed the finish line. Congratulations !!
A big thanks to Howard for having so much faith in each one of us ! For staying with us and encouraging us to keep going. I know for me it was a challenge and a commitment to start the receipt; but it may be even a greater challenge to keep going, to trust in myself and God, and to hang in there until I cross the finish line. I know that I have what it takes. I will continue, and I will be successful ! I am so grateful for the Recipe and the wonderful tools that it has given me to help myself.
Thanks to each of you, and again …… A GREAT BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Helen.
Sending Love and Blessings
Have a very Happy Healthy New Year
Thank you for your encouragement Debbie, yes it’s a commitment, and consistency, sometimes wouldn’t do the exercises, but one day I realised how important they all were to my recovery. Happy New Year!
I am so glad to hear about your recovery. It gives me immense pleasure to read about your recovery. I feel so happy for you as you have truly defined yourself by working hard for so many months. Your recovery and Howard’s encouragement truly inspires me with a message that it’s ‘achievable’ and hopefully I will achieve it one day.
Keep inspiring all of us!
Lots of Love & Joy
I live in Perth Western Australia, I’m 6 years diagnosed & love the work you have done to recover from PD. I am considering working with Howard as I am in need of his program & wisdom.
Do you have any advice for someone just starting out?
Hi Helen, did you have stiff and sore fingers and thumb? also “swan” fingers.
Hi Neil. It is so worth your while being coached by Howard. It’s the best way to recovery. Being slow and steady and trusting in the process of recovery is the way, as the journey of healing is what it’s about and the end result will unfold. No rush no pressure steady day by day practice of the Recipie Howard describes. Good wishes. You are a champion to have got this far and discovered his website. All the best and big love Helen
I just found your site today, and have since been devouring your text, your videos, your blog PwP contributions, and particularly the recovery stories! What I have read is VERY heart-warming and hope-inspiring! Thanks to you and your recovering participants. CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE WHO HAVE RECOVERED, AND TO THOSE ENDEAVORING TO FOLLOW!
I too am dealing with “PD” as diagnosed by a “Motion Specialist Neurologist” circa April, 2013, and have since then seen the neuro-nutritionist-chiropractor Dr. Datis Kharrazian, and Dr. Janice Walton-Hadlock, D.A.O.M. Both have helped me, but my PD is far from conquered.
Although the Motion Specialist Neurologist suggested Levodopa in 2013, I declined as I only take “Med’s” in real emergencies, and only then if I judge the “Med” less harmful than not taking it. I have never taken PD med’s, don’t drink, smoke or do drugs. Because of my prior enlightenment and help mentioned above, what you write makes good sense to me, and I am thus starting to arrange to join you, your group, and ultimately your freed family.
Very interesting Cap