Fighting Parkinson’s, and inspiration for the kick-off of my 30-day challenge 2017

IT IS HERE!!! Today is the kick-off of my 30-day November to Remember, No Excuses November, Challenge 2017! Click here to review the challenge. I am so excited about how many of you I have heard from who are making a commitment to yourselves to do the scaled-down version of the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® for the 30 days of November. Congratulations to all of you on giving yourselves the gift of working on your Parkinson’s recovery. To kick-off the challenge, here is some inspiration.

In my previous post announcing the 30-day challenge, I encouraged those of you already doing the Recipe to share how you were doing to inspire the new people. Veterans to the Recipe and some new people taking on the challenge posted comments to that blog post. I share them with you here for inspiration to kick-off the challenge.

Tery and Werni says:
October 27, 2017 at 11:53 am

Dear Howard,
All the time you are supporting us in different ways to get towards recovery. When the days are badly you always brings post and hope not to give up!!! For this reason a big compliment, we just needed your great post, THANK YOU!!


Dave M says:
October 27, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Howard, count me in. I recommit to following the Recipe by
Doing the exercises
Increasing my water intake
Stopping my “cure” searches
Limit reading the news to once a day
Meditating 10 minutes more, daily
Eating more vegetarian meals

I look forward to your postings during the month, they are always exactly what I need to get back on track.


Penny Wassman says:
October 27, 2017 at 8:28 pm

Thank you for this gentle push Howard….I needed it. I’m happy to report that I adopted a can-do attitude and have completed two walks in succession that were almost twice as long as any I’ve done in the last several months. The only thing that was in my way was the toxic thoughts my mind…so I’ve told them to get lost. Much gratitude to you dear sir. I’m so glad you’re my coach.


ken says:
October 28, 2017 at 1:17 pm

I get up in the morning at 6 am make the coffee, eat my bran flakes
and read the paper, bathroom break and then do what I can of the
recipe which I look forward to that takes about one hour. I get good
exercise, work on opening blockages, clear my mind and get a lot of
spiritual growth. Then I’m ready to go and the rest of the day I try to
focus on staying as upbeat as possible usually saying OK to every
wrench that is threw at me. I woke up on the couch a couple of nights
ago to no tremor got ready for bed no tremor went to bed and lay
there a long time no tremor. I shake terribly and I thought what a
blessing this is and slept in until 6:17. I have to remember that no
matter how it looks everything is progress as long as you are doing
the recipe.


Rainer in Germany says:
October 28, 2017 at 1:32 pm

The Recipe for recovery is really magnificent. I can hardly believe how much progress I have made at all levels, physical, mental and spiritual, since I began practising the Recipe in June 2015. Although the symptoms are still there, I know that I am completely healed inside, and the findings of my naturopath confirm that. But what I am happy about most is this: Some months ago, I could not imagine at all what kind of future I would have after my recovery from Parkinson’s disease. But now I am feeling more and more joy and I am looking forward more and more to a bright future that will come.
Thank you, Howard, for all you do for us, particularly for your infinite patience in explaining us things we need repeated support with.
I wish faith and joy to all my fellow Warriors in this great adventure of recovering from Parkinson’s disease.


Melanie S says:
October 29, 2017 at 3:55 am

I’m re-committing. Thank-you Howard. In this long journey it’s easy to become unfocused. It’s so lovely and heartwarming to read my fellow warriors above comments, congratulations.
I feel like I’m almost healed, now for the last push hopefully I’ll discover what’s missing to recover by re-committing and with Howard’s help.
I really recommend this method to anyone new.


Smita Shinde says:
October 29, 2017 at 6:29 am

I am in for the November challenge. . The biggest challenge for me to accept the facts of life and have compassion for those and move ahead with solutions. . Keeping the mind calm…
I accept
Soul and mind healing parts of the recipe first now… as till now I was focused only on body healing recipe part…
I am committing to do the entire recipe to my best…
From today I am going to start my gratitude diary 😊
Thank you Howard for being so faithful on our recovery and constantly motivating so many of us… sending love..

Hello Tery, Dave, Penny, Ken and Rainer… I would like to say you all my soul friends. Thank you Ken, Rainer, and Penny for sharing.

Love to you all😊


Beth of CA says:
October 29, 2017 at 10:07 pm

Dear Howard and all warriors, thanks for sharing your experiences. Count me in re-commiting to diligently do the entire recipe. Looking forward to the November postings! With much love and blessings to all, Beth


Veronica Urquhart says:
October 30, 2017 at 2:25 am

Dear Howard…….your dedication is beyond words. I am recommitting myself to the program and get back on course. I know I need to listen to my Higher voice and not to the negative of my symptoms which can become a real chatterbox. Thank you to all those who give constant support to each of us. I guess at the end of the day we are all in this thing called life together and connected by our Higher power. Thank you again Howard for your patience and loyalty.


Karen in Ireland says:
October 30, 2017 at 8:37 am

Hi Howard and warriors, count me in. I never miss a day doing The Recipe, well the physical part, BUT I know I don’t drink enough water. So I am committing to that AND as Smita is doing, I will start my gratitude diary again. The queen of gratitude diaries was always Debbie, our little miss sunshine warrior!
To all new warriors, give the recipe a go. Truly my body could not function without my daily practice of the Recipe and Howard is just a honey.
Big love to all. Oh yes I challenge ALL warriors to start posting! We don’t bite! 🙂 xx


Janet in NY says:
October 30, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Count me in too.


Gina Dunneback says:
October 31, 2017 at 8:34 am

I’m in!


Chuck R in Ky says:
October 31, 2017 at 1:14 pm

Hello All!
It’s a beautiful day here in Kentucky.
I’m re-committing to loving myself more, living in the present moment and expecting something good to happen. I put some flowers on my desk, and when I have mind chatter I focus on the flower and it brings me back to the present moment. The other day I touched the flower petal and I could feel God.

I really appreciate you guys

Love and blessings to all


For further inspiration, Click Here to see the picture gallery we have started. These are the New Faces of Parkinson’s!

You are not your Parkinson’s symptoms…you are something more than symptoms…you are the loving, beautiful, caring, grateful essence of who you are. The symptoms may go up and down, but you remain strong, solid, and ready to cure yourself from Parkinson’s. Some of the people who posted these comments are just a bit ahead of you on this path toward recovery, and some of them are just like you getting started right now. They are committed to curing themselves from Parkinson’s!

Now it is your turn. Jump in with both feet! Accept the challenge…make the commitment to yourself…grab onto the scaled-down version of the Recipe…make this your November to Remember for your Parkinson’s recovery. And, if you have been doing the Recipe already, re-commit yourself, challenge yourself…make this your November to Remember for your Parkinson’s recovery.

One more bit of inspiration:

Some people may say that it is impossible to recover from Parkinson’s. To them, let’s say:

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” Audrey Hepburn

“I have the power to heal myself.” And I did.
“You have the power to heal yourself.” Marie did. Pratima did. Betty did. Helen did. Tony did. And you are.
“Together we have the power to heal the world.” Every time another person starts down this path to recovery, together we are growing in numbers and we do have the power to heal the world from Parkinson’s.

Make the commitment to yourself for recovery!

Okay, everybody, put big smiles on your faces and chant together so the whole world can hear us kick off the best November to Remember ever:

“Parkinson’s is curable.
I am my own Parkinson’s cure.
I am halting, slowing, and reversing the progression of my Parkinson’s.
I am extraordinary.
I am recovery.
I am doing great!
I’m possible!


All my best,


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16 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and inspiration for the kick-off of my 30-day challenge 2017

  1. Lynn McIvor says:

    Recently, my son requested a gift for his birthday. It was a list of
    200 positive things in my life. Of course, Howard and The Recipe
    received high billing. For those of you who are commencing the November
    challenge – you won’t be sorry. You have nothing to lose and everything
    to gain. Congratulations, you are taking charge of your life. I
    often marvel at Howard’s consistent dedication to helping us get rid of
    Parkinson’s. He is sincere, honest, ethical, informative and totally
    committed. I have been doing the Recipe for 4 years and have
    experienced many changes. The first was regaining my sense of smell and
    taste, which had been lost for 2 years. My medications have been
    greatly reduced, helping me to think more clearly. I often think
    wouldn’t it be nice to hear a Dr. say, “You have PD, BUT it is curable.”
    How different our attitude would be. So you can say it now and believe it.

    Incidentally, I’m at number 120 on my list.

  2. Karen in Ireland says:

    Happy happy 1st Day to all warriors. We ROCK!
    Big Love
    Karen xx

  3. Barbara Marks says:

    I am happy to recommit.
    Thank you Howard and everyone who shares here.

  4. Smita Shinde says:

    I was calmer, relaxed and composed today.. mind listening to my soul… adopting “can do” attitude .. being kind to my body, having compassion and it helped today to clear the brain fog..
    Much love to you all..😊

  5. janet says:

    I am doing the “Shifke Shuffle” and it takes me all day to do what I can of the recipe.
    I hope it is enough and I am cheering and praying for us all.

    Peace and blessings to all

    Janet in NY

    • Trish in Colorado says:

      Janet, I haven’t written to the blog for awhile. Been kind of down and writing is hard. But you really made me laugh with your “Shifke Shuffle” remark! I just had to write and thank you for the giggle. We can lift each other up if we just stay in touch.

      Howard, if you’re eaves dropping, you are fantastic in your constancy, week after week, month after month giving yourself away. I love you!!!

      • Karen in Ireland says:

        Trish sorry to hear you’ve been down a bit. Delighted Janet made you giggle. You can’t beat a good laugh. I love hearing myself laugh. When it happens I sometimes think ” God I haven’t heard that laugh in a while Karen” Maybe we should try and watch a funny movie each day, it’s just finding them! :-) xx

  6. Veronica Urquhart says:

    Today I hand my fears over to God and focus on my commitment. Blessings to you Howard and to you all.

    Veronica 🌱🌺

    • Beth of CA says:

      Right at this moment, I am re-commiting all my fears and all my negative thoughts to God. Trusting him and having faith in him that he will take care of it for me.
      Blessings to you Howard and to everybody doing the recipe.


  7. Tery and Werni says:

    First day with hope and joy to all of us! What an inspiration Howard, you really are amazing with your ideas to help us not to lose faith!!! THANK YOU!🌺🌺

  8. Pippa says:

    I’m in too. Thank you Howard

  9. carmel sawle says:

    I am ready to immerse my self in the Parkinson’s recipe for recovery. This November IS going to be one to remember. It’s such a blessing to have you guiding us Howard and giving us your support. Thank you for giving us a way to recover :)x

  10. Lisa says:

    I am also in!

  11. Marie says:

    Sending heartfelt best wishes to all of you who are making this commitment for November. Be compassionate with yourself and trust the process~ From personal experience, I know it works! Literally everyday, I give thanks to Howard for the Recipe for Recovery. Following it to the best of your ability changes your life on every level.

  12. Waseema says:

    I’m in Howard and Warriors. It’s wonderful to be part of a community and feel supported. Thank you again.
    Love and blessings to all


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