Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 24

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 21, 2009 journal entry, seven years ago today.

There is no entry in my journal for October 21, 2009. In looking at my October 22, 2009 journal entry, I am reminded that on the evening of October 20, 2009 I had a gallstone attack and ended up passing a gallstone. I was in bed the entire day of October 21, 2009 and did not write a journal entry.

So, today I will tell you this. On October 21, 2009, I could not do the physical part of the Recipe. I did not sit around all day worrying that it would ruin my recovery. Instead, I meditated and did spiritual work (the other 2/3 of the Recipe)…and of course, I slept a lot. This may seem like a small point, but it is one of the most important things you need to know in this recovery:

The Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® is a soul, mind, and body recovery program. You cannot exercise yourself out of this disease. You have to do all three parts for your recovery.

Click here for a reminder of how Parkinson’s is a symptom of your life being out of balance…soul, mind, and body. The Recipe helps you bring balance back into your life. You can do this!

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


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7 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 24

  1. Phil Donaldson says:

    Keep up the good work

  2. judy says:

    Thanx for the reminder, Howard.

  3. Helen says:

    Thank you Howsrd xx

  4. Dr. Karen Zilverberg says:

    Thanks, Howard!

    I continue to read your posts to my husband, Don. He says he gets encouragement, the will, the inspiration, and the resilience to continue the recipe.

    Don said that he keeps practicing the recipe and that he is getting more proficient at the exercises. He says that even though he is not yet doing them well he is getting better at it. Don says he now has a bit more patience from the effort.

    Don wants to know if it is okay to do the brain chant with the neck exercises or should he be doing them separately.


  5. Cap says:

    You are so correct. Thank you!

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