Last week, I posted Fighting Parkinson’s, and heading toward full recovery. In that post, I mentioned that the Recipe had taken hundreds of you to partial recovery. Over the past week, I have received many inquiries as to what is partial recovery. Here is my response.
In the previous post, I explained that the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® “has taken hundreds of you to partial recovery and it can take you the rest of the way to full recovery.”
I have explained many times before that if you are doing the Recipe, you can only be getting better. Everything in the Recipe is designed for health, physically, mentally, and spiritually. So, just by doing the Recipe, you are improving your health and healing toward your full recovery. This is what I mean by partial recovery.
Also, I was asked if I could give examples of partial recovery, i.e. what does it look like, what are the physical signs? In response to those additional inquiries, I responded with a list I had posted in the past giving examples of how you are healing:
“As you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, your symptoms may look the same or worse to the nay-saying onlookers. So, you ask, how do you look at these symptoms and say with full faith and confidence, “I know I will be cured.” You have to not look at your symptoms through the eyes of the rest of the world. Instead, look at how you are healing on the inside and you will know how well you are doing in your recovery. Here are ways to know how well you are healing on the inside.
If you have gotten back your lost sense of smell, this is a sign that you are healing your liver.
If your fingernails are strong and healthy looking rather than yellow and brittle, this is a sign that you are healing your liver.
If your fingernails are growing faster than they used to, this is a sign that you are healing your liver.
If the whites of your eyes are white and not yellow or milky, this is a sign that you are healing your liver.
If people keep telling you how good you look or how healthy you look, this is a sign that you are healing your liver, your gallbladder, your lungs and your large intestine.
If your skin looks healthier, this is a sign that you are healing your liver, your gallbladder, your lungs and your large intestine.
If your bowel functions have improved, this is a sign that you are healing your liver, your gallbladder, your lungs and your large intestine.
If you have rid yourself of urgent urination issues, this is a sign that you are healing your kidneys and bladder.
If you have increased energy or are feeling less fatigue, this is a sign that you are healing your kidneys and spleen.
If you have gotten indigestion under control, this is a sign that you are healing your stomach and your spleen.
If you are taking medications and you have not had to increase your medications, this is a sign that you are healing your liver and gallbladder.
If you are taking medications and your “off” time is diminishing or has disappeared, this is a sign that you are healing your liver and gallbladder.
If you are taking medications and you are safely and slowly reducing your medications, this is a sign that you are healing your liver and gallbladder.
If you were taking medications and have safely and slowly completely eliminated your medications, this is a sign that you are healing your liver and gallbladder.
The above list is not an exhaustive list, but it is a sampling of where you need to look to know you are curing yourself. The rest of the world has no idea about your returned sense of smell, your healthy fast-growing fingernails, your improved urinary and bowel habits, your increased energy, and your improved digestion. So, there is no reason to care what they think when they look at your symptoms.”
Over the years, many who have been doing the Recipe have reported to me that upon visiting their general practitioners for their annual visits and having blood and/or urine samples sent to the lab, 100% of the tests have come back in the normal range. In each situation, the general practitioner could not believe that the person who had Parkinson’s Disease and was exhibiting outward symptoms was completely healthy on the inside.
As we have discussed many times, this is a recovery that comes from deep within. The physical part of the Recipe heals the organs, the mental part calms the mind, and the spiritual part opens the dopamine. Look at the list above, calm your mind that “yes, I am getting better,” and open your heart and your dopamine flow with the joy and gratitude of knowing that you, too, are in partial recovery.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
Thanks Howard, you always seem to hit on exactly what I need to hear.
I have been doing the Recipe since 2013. My sense of smell returned some time ago. I no longer have 24/7 brain fog. Most days are filled with energy to accomplish the things I want to accomplish. And, then there’s the fact that I desire to accomplish anything at all! I have greater physical strength.
I have to reach back several years to recall other symptoms that I have had and no longer even remember: tingling and numbness in my face, sluggish exhaustion daily, no energy to accomplish anything, much less the desire to accomplish anything. I would have to go way back in my archives to recall so much misery because it is so far removed from me I can’t recall.
Thanx for the Recipe, Howard, and your daily care and support of we who were without hope!
This is a great reminder, Howard. I always said if you look at a plant and it looks healthy, fully vibrant, the leaves are green and shiny, then it’s healthy. I knew I was physically healthy, but I wasn’t mentally healthy. That’s why the other two-thirds of the Recipe are so important, not just the exercises, but the mental and soul part are crucial to recovery. The cure is within you. I did it, now it’s your turn. Love to you, Howard, and all the Warriors.
Hi I have been doing the recipe for more than an year and can say I am much better, many symptoms disappearing, feeling a lot more energy, this is the way to go, although the road less travelled
Thanks a lot, Howard and all of you
I needed this reminder. Today, something got on my last raw nerve. It isn’t worth it because I already know that it will pass from my life in due time.
Love and hugs to ALL in this group.
I know it is not always healthy to look back, but sometimes it is important to see how far we have come. When changes take place slowly we often fail to see when they took place. As I look back over the last 2 years I can say I have more energy and living more fully I owe my thanks to the support of Howard who continues to encourages us. Most of all I owe myself some credit for perseverance and discipline to trust in my God to keep believing in being whole again. When people ask me ‘how are you going?’ I always say ‘life is good’. I say this because it is so. I am more than PD. Thank you Howard.