Fighting Parkinson’s, and acceptance, denial, and recovery

Accepting you have Parkinson’s disease is the first step in fighting the disease. Acceptance goes something like this: “I accept that I have Parkinson’s Disease…what am I going to do about it to recover?”

The “what am I going to do about it to recover” is the difficult part because it presumes something that requires you to discard conventional protocol for Parkinson’s — it presumes that you can do something about it to recover. Oh, yes, it also means that you have to take responsibility and action to heal yourself.

When I had Parkinson’s and told people that I was doing a holistic healing protocol and not taking the medications, many people told me that I was in denial. I explained that I was not in denial:

I accepted the diagnosis. No doubt, with full acceptance, I had Parkinson’s.
I denied the prognosis that I could not be cured.

Are you ready? Okay. Let’s do this!

Acceptance Affirmations.
“I accept that I have Parkinson’s Disease.”
“I accept that I can do something about it.”
“I accept responsibility to take action and do something about it.”
“I accept that doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® puts me on my path toward recovery.”
“I accept that Howard and six others have cured themselves doing the Recipe, and hundreds, me included, are improving their Parkinson’s.”
“I accept that I will do the Recipe and stay on my recovery path until I fully recover.”
“I accept that ‘I have the power to heal myself’ and that I am healing myself.”
“I accept that I am recovering every day I do something positive in furtherance of my recovery.”
“I accept that I am worth it.”

Denial Affirmations.
Unhealthy denial.
“I deny that I have Parkinson’s Disease.” This type of denial is unhealthy because if you cannot accept that you have the disease, then you will be doing nothing to fight it. This leads to it getting worse.
Healthy denial.
“I deny the prognosis that Parkinson’s is incurable.”
“I deny there is nothing I can do to recover from Parkinson’s.”
“I deny that unless I am doing the Western Medicine treatments, taking medications and/or having brain surgery, I am doing nothing for my Parkinson’s.”
“I deny that the Recipe will not work for me.”
“I deny that I am not worth it.”

On the days when symptoms seem worse and fear creeps in, it is more difficult to keep the Acceptance and Denial affirmations stated above in the positive thinking, good attitude areas. Here is something to assist you:

Please remember that the journey you are on is life, not Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s is just something happening in the journey called life, so you deal with it while you are living your life to its fullest. Every road has bumps…it is how you view the bumps that matters…some people see the bumps as roadblocks to life; I preferred to see the bumps as nuisances that made me slow down and navigate more carefully. 

While I was slowing down and navigating my life more carefully with my Parkinson’s bumps, I noticed so many beautiful things I had been missing; my Parkinson’s bumps in the road became such a blessing. They became mere signs to follow that I needed to pay more attention to healing my life, bringing my life back into balance, soul, mind, and body. And, when I finished healing my life, my soul, mind, and body, I did not need any more messages or signs, and they left.

Acceptance. Accept that you have Parkinson’s.
Denial. Deny that you cannot fully recover and be cured.
The Journey. The journey is life. Be alive and live your life to its fullest, despite Parkinson’s, and you will navigate yourself to your full recovery.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,


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19 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and acceptance, denial, and recovery

  1. Rick says:

    Thanks Howard, this message couldn’t have come at a better at a time, what a blessing. 7 months, 2 weeks now. Love and blessings to everyone 😀😀😀😀

  2. Dora says:

    Hi Howard, for me the Journey is the toughest one because to live life to the fullest I would like to to be able to walk without fear of being immobilized by the freezing gait. Well , i just need to keep trying to stay positive. Thank you for all your help and positive vibes.

  3. Rick says:

    I walk 3 x times a week for 40 mins on top of my recipe and I start off stiff as board down my left side walking, the cold doesn’t help! I stop half way and do some extra medical qigong exercises for 10 minutes by the river. After doing that and doing the brain chant while walking, I start to free up and my shaking settles quiet a bit! Interesting thing, walking backwards I walk without a limp.

    • Theresa says:

      Sometimes I walk backwards when I’m trying to catch my balance or if the toes on my left foot are curling under.

  4. Najib says:

    Accepting Parkinson’s as progressive and incurable is itself a “Death Sentence”. When I was diagnosed more than 5 years ago I resisted to the doctor about its prognosis expressed some hope that I will beat it, the doctor told me that I should worry more about landing on a wheelchair rather than expecting a cure. Now it has been more than 5 years since my diagnosis, and I am still on my feet without medication and have been practicing the “Holistic approach” as described by Howard 😊.
    Thanks Howard, you are right on the dot👌

  5. Petra says:

    It came to my mind : as we live in polarity ( duality) what would be the opposite of non-curable…….?


  6. Ray says:

    7 months and 3 weeks since I started following your approach Howard and the last week has been a significant bump in my road due to the unusual heatwave here in Ireland. Every day has seen record breaking temperatures and increased tremors. I know it is caused by the heat but it is hard. My best wishes and thoughts go out to you and everyone with PD. Thank you Howard for showing the way.

  7. Roger says:

    I’m struck, from reading and thinking about Howard’s message here, by the power of “Acceptance.” Acceptance is so much more than a positive attitude. (Although Acceptance can lead to a positive attitude.) With acceptance there is no duality of positive and negative. There just IS. I affirm

    I accept that I have Parkinson’s Disease.”
    “I accept that I can do something about it.”
    “I accept responsibility to take action and do something about it.”

    And when I say that affirmation, my right arm stops trembling!

  8. W’Ren Anderson says:

    This is totally in line with where I’m at right now. I just read a book about a woman’s difficult life and her pathway through involved surrender/acceptance of God’s plan. She didn’t deal with PD, but she sure had some massive challenges.

    Your compassion and credibility for your posts is amazing Howard.
    Thanks so much love


  9. Louisa P says:

    I just had a really big bump the last few weeks. I can hardly stand, so this blog was perfect. How is my mind to move forward? Be more positive! Thank you, Howard

  10. Mona in India says:

    Respected Howard sir ,
    Timing of affirmative message is so perfect for me that it comes when I am in dire need. The acceptance of the PD is there. I have acquired over a certain period.
    But denial that the PD is incurable needs to be hammered in mind repeatedly..Thanks for giving the recipe. All the best to my Mona

  11. Rabindar says:

    I understand that PD journey is part of Life that I am going through. I am trying to live life to its fullest and on most days I am able to navigate the bumps and thank God for it. Thank you the post reminding us to live the life to the fullest. God Bless.

  12. Chris says:

    I accept that life is messy.

    I accept that worry, anxiety and fear are not the best tools for navigating the mess.

    I accept that simply dealing with things as they come up is the best way to get through an ever-changing universe.

    I accept my difficulty accepting all of the above.

  13. Venkateswara R says:

    I find your blogs with encouragement, instilling and deepening faith that PD is curable.

  14. Tery and Werni says:

    Thanks dear Howard….sometimes it is really hard to remain positive, but as always in your blogs, you find the right words on the right time, thank you very much.

  15. Susan B says:

    I’m new a this, im trying to follow the recipe, but it‘s hit and miss to find the time. It’s a big commitment. I pray I’ll be able to find time daily. God has to be central. Let’s keep the faith.
    Thanks Howard for always sounding positive when I can’t.

  16. Lisa says:

    Always the right message….impeccable timing. Thank you Howard, and all the comments from our warriors!

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