A Survey of Supplement Use for Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease (Please Reply)

"Latest survey shows that 3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the world's population." Stephen Hawking "Oh! that you could turn your eyes towards the napes of your necks, and make but an interior survey of your good selves." William Shakespeare Introduction: A mainstay of therapy for treating the neurodegenerative disorder Parkinson's is …

Update on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Therapy in Parkinson’s

"The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind." Paracelsus "You know what they call alternative medicine that's been proved to work? - Medicine." Tim Minchin Précis: Regularly, I am asked what I take for treating Parkinson's. This blog post describes the …

Frank Words on Living With Parkinson’s

"The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention." John Burroughs "Words mean nothing. Action is the only thing. Doing. That's the only thing." Ernest Gaines Introduction: Some blog posts get written in a single setting, and the flow from start to finish is just effortless. By contrast, some blog posts require extensive reading and …

COMT Inhibitors in Parkinson’s: Tell Me More, Tell Me More

"If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't." Lyall Watson "The human brain doesn't come with an instruction manual." Bill Engvall Précis: This blog post aims to present an overview of COMT inhibitors in Parkinson's. A second goal of this blog post is a brief review …

2023 Parkinson’s Awareness Month and 120 Quotes to Support Your Journey

"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything." Thomas Carlyle "Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it." Josh Billings Introduction: For whatever reason, quotes have been a part of most of my blog posts. It is not like I have …

World Parkinson’s Disease Day (11 April 2023)

"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." C.S. Lewis "Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less." Marie Curie The Naming of the Disease: Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, considered a pioneering clinician of modern neurology, suggested …

Parkinson’s Awareness Month 2023: Information, Advice, and Recap of the Journey From 2015-Present

“Look to the nervous system as the key to maximum health.” Galen “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” Hippocrates Introduction: This blog post has five goals- #1, Introduce Parkinson's Awareness Month: (i) Describe the …

Focused Ultrasound Ablation Therapy of the Globus Pallidus for Parkinson’s

"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience." Paulo Coelho "Resilience is not what happens to you. It’s how you react to, respond to, and recover from what happens to you." Jeffrey Gitomer Introduction: The clinical trial results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine by Krishna et al. (2023), dealing with ultrasound treatment …

Parkinson’s: Dopamine (A Neurotransmitter and the Title of Many Songs)

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living." Dr. Seuss "The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office." Robert Frost Introduction: Having Parkinson's makes you know something about …

Parkinson’s: Don’t Stop

"When you can stop you don't want to, and when you want to stop, you can't." Luke Davies "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." Ayn Rand Don't Stop:Attitude determines much in our lives.Looking positively to the future can bolster your goals.Perspective especially matters for someone …

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