Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 37

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 November 3, 2009 journal entry, seven years ago today.

“11/03/09. Up at 4. Slow like always, no more, no less. Made poached eggs and grapefruit sectioned for breakfast. Sally was happily surprised.

It is nice to be able to give her a happy surprise for a change. Sally is my world!

Pushing along through the day. No major changes in any regard today. Most days go pretty much the same.”

If you look at the end of this entry, I say, “Most days go pretty much the same.” I was talking about how I physically made it through the day. It is what I called “my Parkinson’s normal.” It was what I reasonably could expect each day to be the way I moved through the day, slow, stiff, hunching, painful, tremoring, shuffling, me, as I was at that time.

However, all along, I knew things were changing on the inside, that is, that my organs were healing. This is a really important point: The physical part of the Recipe is for healing your body on the inside. It is not “exercises to help with your symptoms.” The Recipe is not “disease management” like Western Medicine. The Recipe is disease recovery!

Click here for a reminder of how to know you are healing yourself on the inside.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


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6 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and where it all began, part 37

  1. Tony says:

    Doing as much as possible helps a great limits! I believe we can do alot more than we think…

    • judy pruitt says:

      Yes, that has been my experience. I’ve actually attempted to do something to prove to a family member that I could not do it, and I did it!!
      Ahhh, curious creatures we are.

  2. Kjell Nilsson says:

    Thank you Howard
    Great reminders

  3. Veronica Urquhart says:

    It is interesting Howard you say it balances us on the inside. I had my 6 monthly check on my health last week and I got an excellent report on my sugar, thyroid, kidneys, liver, cholesterol, bowel scan and bone density and others. My doctor said whatever you are doing, keep doing it. I am off all other medications now and only have to deal with PD ones now. So I feel blessed and believe the Recipe must be working on the inside. Even though I haven’t managed all the program it is where I am at for now. Thanks again Howard for the insight.

    Veronica 🌱🌺

  4. Dr. Karen Zilverberg says:

    Thanks, Howard!

    Don says: Thanks for the affirmation that the recipe is a core cure and not just a symptom reliever.

    Karen says: The uplift and encouragement contained herein is extremely important to both of us. Parkinson’s did not just happen to Don. I am affected by his health status. Your amazing blogs make a colossal difference for me.

    Blessings to you and everyone.

    Karen and Don

  5. corazonsalvador says:

    Nice to hear from you again Howard and thank you for every written note of encouragement>Be Bless

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