Many new people have been coming to the website and blog in recent months. I have been finding myself going over some basics of the recovery that I feel everybody would benefit from reviewing again. So, today, you are receiving a primer on the basics.
This is a soul, mind, and body recovery, and most of you are familiar with the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. Here are some reminders about the extra things that will assist you in your recovery that are not specifically spelled out in the Recipe.
Drinking enough water to take care of urinary urgency and constipation:
Practicing deep breathing:
Feeling worse while getting better:
Scientific study says your dopamine is not depleted:
Assistance with symptoms and side effects:
And here are some additional things to help you understand how your recovery is taking place.
Faith. Attitude. Action. Progress:
Bringing your life back into balance:
As you take your time and read through these posts, fully appreciate yourself for the courageous person you are. In a world of quick-fixes, you have come to realize that it takes time, patience, and dedication to have a Parkinson’s recovery. Each and every one of you has this recovery deep inside you. We each are born with a body fully capable of healing itself.
However, this Parkinson’s recovery can be challenging. Please do not make it any harder than it needs to be. Each day, to the best of your ability, do as much of the Recipe as you can. If you are having a difficult time with energy and movement, then spend your downtime working on the mind and soul healing aspects of the recovery. You will find that when you calm your mind and open your heart, your dopamine will flow better and suddenly you will have the energy and movement to do the physical part of the Recipe.
It is a matter of staying in balance…physically, mentally, and spiritually. You can do this.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
NOTE: We have started a picture gallery. So far, we have 45 pictures of people doing the Recipe or already fully recovered from Parkinson’s (plus some with their spouses or children). One thing you will see in this picture gallery is what I call the “New Faces of Parkinson’s;” people with big smiles filled with hope and faith about recovery. If you would like your picture included, please email it to me at
Click here to see the picture gallery. Also, the picture gallery is a permanent page on the website. On the computer view, it is under the blue picture at the top of each page, listed as “Picture Gallery.” On the mobile view, click the menu (near the top left of the mobile screen, there are three horizontal lines next to the “F” in Fighting). One of the menu choices says “Picture Gallery.”