Fighting Parkinson’s, and getting to do the Recipe

As you know, the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, is a soul, mind, and body healing protocol. The Recipe is available, and you get to do it.

Today’s post is to assist you in finding the motivation and inspiration to actually do the soul, mind, and body Recipe. Please do not see the Recipe as something you have to do to have a recovery. Instead, see the Recipe as something you get to do to bring your life back into balance, soul, mind, and body…this opens the space to allow the Parkinson’s recovery inside you to rise up and greet you.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky, Hockey Master

”Do or do not, there is no try.” Yoda, The Force Master

“A bullseye is the result of 99 misses.” Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Master

”If you want to know if a pear is sweet, taste it.” Zhi Gang Sha, Eastern and Western Medical Doctor, and Spiritual Master

“Faith without action is meaningless in Parkinson’s recovery.” Howard Shifke, cured of Parkinson’s since June 12, 2010

Faith. Knowing Parkinson’s is curable.

Attitude. Having a “can do” attitude.

Action. Taking action by doing the Recipe.

Progress. Seeing your healing taking place from the inside out.

Cure. Knowing Parkinson’s is curable.

Faith. Attitude. Action. Progress. Cure. Be your own cure.

Okay, let’s chant together:
“Faith. I have strong faith.
Attitude. I have a “can do” attitude.
Action. I am doing the Recipe.
Progress. I am chipping away day-by-day on my journey.
Cure. I am my own cure.
I am worth it!!!”


All my best,


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20 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and getting to do the Recipe

  1. Rick says:

    Please do not see the Recipe as something you have to do to have a recovery. Instead, see the Recipe as something you get to do to bring your life back into balance, soul, mind, and body…this opens the space to allow the Parkinson’s recovery inside you to rise up and greet you. Thanks for that Howard. I’ll change my mind set! Love and blessings to everyone 😊😊😊😊

  2. Sakina says:

    Thank you Howard for letting us know that indeed Parkinson’s is curable, with Faith, actions, attitude and progress…and also very well said by Mr Rick, instead, see the Recipe as something you get to do bring your life back into balance, soul, mind, and body. Lots of blessings for a wonderful weekend and happy Friday. Thank you for a wonderful analogy Mr Howard. God Bless.🙏🏼🤗

  3. Kevin says:

    Thank you Howard for helping us find the motivation within to keep doing the Recipe. God’s design of the body is amazing. It can heal itself when given the chance and the right balance. This week I got a blister on the bottom of my foot from a 5-mile barefoot walk on a beach. After taking care of the wound by protecting it, five days later it is nearly completely healed. The Recipe can bring recovery when we do it. Stay strong my fellow warriors.

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Hi Kevin, God bless you that you are able to walk 5 miles on the beach. That is one of the things I look forward to when I recover. 😁. I was saying recently that I challenge myself to walk four laps of my house from the sink in my kitchen to the back door. Our warrior Val, wrote that she hoped for me, that One day, when I get to the door that I can keep walking. I keep telling myself that one day I will get to keep walking. Your post has given me another vision to add to my list 😊 oh the joy to have blisters from walking on the beach Lol. Keep up the good work, you are obviously near the finish line. xx

  4. Karen In Ireland says:

    Hi Howard, short but sweet but powerful in practice AND easy to remember! 🥰 I do have deep faith. My attitude is good. I take as much action as I can manage of The Recipe as you always say, your best is good enough. I do feel I am making progress. I have also found peace, in surrendering it all to God as he has never let me down. It is taking longer than I had hoped lol, but I trust him and his spirit within me. 😇
    Howard I don’t tell you often enough, that your love and commitment to your warriors is humbling and so appreciated. You are a good selfless man with a beautiful heart and I thank you for always coming up with the inspiration through your words each and every week.
    God bless you for keeping your promise.
    Much Love,
    Karen xx 💕

  5. Chris M says:

    Also, don’t think of recovery as something you must experience to be happy. Happiness comes first! Thank you Howard for pointing this out to me.

  6. Val H says:

    I wouldn’t say I get up in the morning and think, Yippee, I get to do the Recipe, when I’ve just woken up in stiffness and pain and I’d rather go back to bed than launch into the Medical Qigong for the Liver. I AM grateful for it, though. The number of times I’ve watched a video that reels me in with promises of a miracle cure for whatever’s ailing me, and it turns out to be just a teaser for a wonder pill/formula to be purchased at vast expense by clicking on a link … Howard has given us the Recipe free gratis (you don’t even have to buy the book) plus all his wonderful encouragement in the weekly blog. So, I’m not going to look a gift horse in the mouth when the appropriate response is: ‘Thank you, Howard.’ Whatever struggles I have with Parkinson’s (and there’s many a curse that passes my lips), I have more abundance than lack in my life and I have a chance to be cured of Parkinson’s as well. As has often been said to me in different contexts: ‘You won’t know unless you try.’
    To Howard’s list of quotes, I’d like to add the saying (of uncertain origin): ‘Faint heart never won fair lady’ and my favourite quote of his: ‘Parkinson’s is only incurable if you do nothing to fight it.’
    From last week: Quote from Mark Twain. Nice one, Karen. Do you remember those little rolls of Parma Violets sweets? I ate ’em when I was a kid but I think they’d be better crushed underfoot.
    Melanie S: You struck a chord with me with your comment: ‘I thought I’d be cured by now.’ I thought so too, after 2 years, 9 months. But I know that if (when) I do recover, I won’t care how long it took me; I’ll just be glad that it happened. Hang in there, my fellow warrior!

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Val I am laughing, I do remember those sweets. They were really small. Isn’t it amazing the way we can be taken back in time, with the recollection of a sweet from childhood. I used to love those pink and white teeth and can’t forget cinder toffee! Lol. Happy days! 😊xx

  7. Mary Ellen T says:

    Thank you, Howard and fellow warriors, your words are very encouraging!

  8. Rick says:

    My day! Woke 5am to do my recipe for around 1 hour! Made the girls a cup of tea and milo as they woke in bed! Did the washing and put it on the line! Washed and cleaned my mountain bike as we had a huge storm in Queensland, mud everywhere! Washed both vehicles! Mowed the the lawn plus both neighbours both sides of their front lawn, by this time it’s mid day, washing dry, of the line and folded! Packed a lunch and rode to the marina to do more of my recipe and some meditation! 4pm time to ride back to the house to do my afternoon recipe! The only thing I didn’t do is the ironing lol 😊Parkinson’s isn’t going to win me but it will if you let it! Just do it and feel proud of yourself 😊😊😊

    • Val H says:

      Flippin’ ‘eck, Rick!

      • Karen In Ireland says:

        OMG Rick, are you sure you are not already healed! Lol. Mrs Rick has you well trained. Lol . ( only teasing Mrs R 😊) There are very few men who do the washing, AND remember to bring it back when it’s dry, let alone iron it. As my sons granny used to say “you’re as handy as a small saucepan “ 😇 xx

        • Rick says:

          Hi Val , Karen , I’m not healed yet but I’m getting there . By doing the washing is my way of helping out but I do find it’s helps with my stiffness by hanging the washing out , my left isn’t as stiff afterwards ! Parkinson’s will not dominate me or own me ! Lots of Love to you both xxxx 😍

    • Chris M says:

      Rick, what disease did you say you had? Whatever you got I want some of it!!

  9. Sally H. says:

    Thank you, Howard! Your words are powerful and they keep us all, moving forward in our recovery. I am going to be healed. God bless you and Sally!

  10. HEATHER says:

    Rick, I envy you having the energy to do all that… unfortunately, I have a rare breathing problem that wakes me at 2.30 am and stops me going back to sleep and keeps my body in panic mode all night…so I really need to have some self compassion and get better at accepting that I am doing my best…

    So thank you Howard and my fellow warriors for giving me hope!!

    • Karen In Ireland says:

      God love you Heather, that sounds really challenging to deal with as well as old parky. Warrior you ARE my friend. Stay strong, I say it every day that I am blessed as there is always someone who is more challenged than me. I shall remember your post the next time I have a pity party for myself. 😊
      Thank you for your post. You are an inspiration to be doing the recipe with your breathing condition. Keep us posted on how you are doing.
      Big Love
      Karen xx💕

  11. Rabindar says:

    Thank you Howard for reinforcing Faith, Attitude, Action, Progress in our recovery from PD, which will hopefully lead to our recovery.

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