Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 19

Seven years ago, I began doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. Of course, back then it did not have a name…it was just what I was doing. At the same time, I began keeping a hand-written Parkinson’s Daily Journal. It is time to share my journal with all of you. Here is my October 16, 2009 journal entry, seven years ago today.

“10/16/09. Up at 4…slow, slow, slow, oh, well. Happy 21st Anniversary!

The nicest thing happened. Victoria, even though she realized she would be alone at home, insisted that Sally and I go out to dinner for our anniversary. We are going to Pho Quyen for Noodles/Noodle Bowls, whatever. Happy Anniversary.

Sally and I did not go to Pho Quyen. The weather was really bad. We went to a new place on Gandy called Luigi’s. It was wonderful and we had a happy anniversary dinner out.

Quite frankly, if all I did for our anniversary was sit on the couch and hold Sally’s hand, I would be very happy.”

Happy Anniversary, Sally…28 years! A lot has changed over these last seven years since I wrote this journal entry. For those of you who have been reading these daily journal entries, in the last seven years many, many things have changed.

I am cured of Parkinson’s since June 12, 2010 doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. My lack of signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s twice has been confirmed by my neurologist in my medical records, the same neurologist who diagnosed me and confirmed the diagnosis.
Steven, who was starting college, graduated from college and is married.
Genevieve, who was a high school junior, has graduated from college and is married.
Victoria, who was a 12-year-old middle schooler, now is a college sophomore studying animation.
Sally, well, she is Sally, a beautiful, radiant soul, the love of my love. (Okay, some things are pretty consistent).

Okay, that’s my family in a nutshell. Since you have been reading about them every day, I thought I would bring you up to date.

Now, how about all of you in the last seven years?
Marie, cured of Parkinson’s in 2011 doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®.
Pratima, cured of Parkinson’s 2012 doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. Passed away in 2016.
Betty, cured of Parkinson’s in 2013 doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®.
Helen, cured of Parkinson’s in 2015 doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®.
Hundreds of you slowing, halting and reversing your Parkinson’s doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®.

And, the only scientific study that has measured actual dopamine in living people who have Parkinson’s Disease concluded that the dopamine is not depleted, but is blocked, just I have been saying for seven years in the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. Click here to read the study.

Finally, what seven years has shown is that one recovery program has been proven to cure Parkinson’s Disease in five people, and has been proven to slow, halt, and reverse Parkinson’s Disease is hundreds of people, and it is the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. And what is so wonderful about that is that you are doing this program, the soul, mind, and body healing program known as the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®.

So, my friends, as Sally and I celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary with each other today, we also celebrate each and every one of you. We know what it takes to have the faith, the attitude, take the action, and know that there is progress even if it looks like two-steps-forward-one-step-backwards progress. We laugh with you, we cry with you, we love you.

Please take our lead and love yourselves.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


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25 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 19

  1. Tony says:


  2. Lynn McIvor says:

    With Love………….Happy Anniversary Sally and Howard. You are beautiful souls.

  3. paul sumner says:

    As always thank you for sharing your process. I am so grateful.

  4. Kjell Nilsson says:

    Happy anniversary Howard
    This blog post made me smile all over
    Love is all there is Expressing itself in so many forms
    Thank you for your coaching Howard love and blessings

  5. Lisa says:

    Happy Anniversary! Thank you for your constancy, love, and faith. Be well, as we warriors fight on to victory. ….and thank you for your steadfast encouragement, Howard.

  6. Joe says:

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY HOWARD AND SALLY! Thank you for your great coaching Howard.

  7. Pat in Florida says:

    To an incredible couple, happy anniversary Howard and Sally! I am so blessed to know you two care about us so much. Love, Pat

  8. Melanie says:

    Happy happy anniversary Howard and Sally! I’m so happy for you two and grateful to all of your family! I thank you for your never ending support and love and prayers and I know it is possible to heal As you have done with a recipe card coverin as you have done with a recipe for recovery. But not love and gratitude in my heart. Melanie

  9. Melanie says:

    With much love and gratitude, Melanie

  10. Cynthia (from England) says:

    Happy Anniversary Howard and Sally xxx

  11. Waseema from Birmingham UK says:

    Happy anniversary Howard and Sally and may you be blessed with many more. I, too, have been blessed with a wonderful partner who is my rock. This journey with these symptoms has been a catalyst for change, as you discovered too. Thank you for sharing so generously Howard. It really makes a difference.
    Love and blessings

  12. Mårthen says:

    Happy Anniversary Howard!
    Thanks for your BIG LOVE!

  13. Chuck R in Ky says:

    Happy anniversary Howard and Sally! Thanks for all that you do !

    Peace , love and Blessings

  14. jimmy says:

    happy aniversary deear Howard and Sally

  15. Dr. Karen Zilverberg says:

    Happy anniversary, Howard and Sally! I am extremely happy for both of you.

    After reading a random news article about gluten, I suspected that my husband, Don, might have gluten intolerance which is common among Parkinson’s patients. Don agreed to try eating gluten free. After the first day, Don’s tremor activity had noticeably reduced. Since I do the cooking and unless we go to a restaurant, I no longer give him food containing gluten, preservatives, dairy, or any animal products. Additionally, he is passing on caffein beverages and desert. We went vegetarian in 1998 when I discovered that beef, poultry, fish, seafood, pork, mutton, and such was giving me daily migraines. To me, making the change to vegan for Don’s sake is a small task especially since he was such a good sport when I needed to change my diet.


  16. Beth in Ca says:

    Howard and Sally – happy anniversary and may you have more to come!

  17. Helen says:

    Happy Anniversary Sally and Howard cheers to you two. Thank you for all your sharing heart Howard. Helen Australia

  18. tu says:

    Happy Anniversary to the wonderful couple Sally and Howard!

    You are the perfect couple that we admire and look up to!

  19. Laura Doyle says:

    Happy Anniversary, Howard and Sally. And thanks for the update on your family. May you all continue to prosper!

    Laura Doyle

  20. Dawn says:

    Happy Anniversary wishes! God bless you both.

  21. Shawna Carol says:

    Happy Anniversary! We are blessed by your love and wisdom.

  22. Barbara says:

    Happy Anniversary ! Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

  23. Howard says:

    Sally and I thank all of you for your beautiful anniversary wishes. The outpouring of love and affection accompanying your wishes touches us deeply and we are grateful.

    Yesterday was a lovely day. Although yesterday was our 28th anniversary, it was our first in Oregon. Just like the post discusses, things are changing, so look forward to your brighter future and keep moving in that direction.

    We have a wonderful community of recovery warriors here on the blog. We have strength in numbers. Please know that we are on so many different time zones around the world in this recovery community that no matter what time of the day you are feeling a little scared or little lonely, one of us will be awake.

    Close your eyes and know that if you reach out, one or more of us will hold your hand. We will hold each others hands and help each other through this.

    Again, thank you very much for all of your anniversary wishes.

    With gratitude, blessings, and love,
    Sally and Howard

  24. Susana L says:

    Happy anniversary to you and Sally! Wishing you all the joys and goodness that you share with each of us daily. Thank you for your generosity! It’s beautiful to hear all your positive changes!

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