On the bright side

So… I have to admit I was disappointed with how our trip to Gainsville went. Basically, the Doctor just wanted to put me on a medication that has bad side effects. When I said, no thank you, he said, “You can just be followed by your primary care doctor.”

So what we did accomplish… They have a base line for my symptoms,,, so If I return in the future, I am in the system. AND he also said, “I would change the diagnosis from Parkinson’s to Parkinsonism.” Because I have multiple symptoms, typical with Parkinson’s, but not the tremors.. plus other symptoms as seen in MSA. There is a test that could be given to determine what parts of the brain are losing the dopamine. But knowing wouldn’t change the treatment. And I don’t desire to have radioactive stuff injected into my veins, anyway.

DaTSCAN is a special technique that provides detailed images of the dopamine neurons (nerve cells) in the brain. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of DaTSCAN for differentiating PD from other conditions in 2011. The patient is given a radioactive agent into a vein.

I asked if I could speak with a dietician, because I am losing too much weight on the Keto Diet, but both dietician’s were in a meeting, so one is supposed to call me. (I’ve made a decision, without her call.) The thinking behind the Keto diet was to get more oil to my brain… and to increase my energy. Sadly, I do not recognize any pick up in my energy level… but when the scale said 107 Lb. this a.m., I decided to add more fruits, beans, etc… to balance my diet more. I’ll still have to say no to products with white flour or sugar, of course. Back to the matra of moderation in all things. I will also continue to focus on the gut health guidelines… Bone Broth, and fermented foods.

The bright side in my day came when I checked the mail. My Aware in Care kit had arrived. I’ll explain what that is, tomorrow.

Three Kings

I knew Dr. Kyle D. Christensen when we lived in Payson, Utah. We even attended emergency preparedness classes in his home. One thing I observed, while in his home was a personal infrared sauna. [More on the sauna in another post] Dr. Chrtstensen is very sharing with his insights. The following came across my desk in July, 2018. Perfect timing for my research. I had to try it.

Turmeric & The 3 Kings

The Golden Spice

 Dr Kyle Christensen DC July 30, 2018

Turmeric is referred to as the golden spice and was considered more valuable than the precious metal gold during the time of Christ. It is thought that the Spice Traders known as the Magi or 3 Kings presented to the Christ child Gold (Turmeric), Frankincense and Myrrh as gifts of healing as well as wealth. 

We now combine the rich tradition of Gold/Turmeric, Frankincense and Myrhh for your benefit to reduce pain and inflammation. These classic herbs carry with them healing power to body, mind and spirit. These herbs have been documented to assist in the recovery of Arthritis, Autoimmune Disease, Neurologic Diseases, Type II Diabetes, Lung conditions, Alzheimers Disease as well as Cardiovascular Disease. Fenugreek has been added to this formula because of the great enhancing effect when combined with turmeric. Fenugreek has repeatedly been shown to increase the bioavailability (the bodies ability to use) of turmeric by 24.8 to 45.6 times! Wow! We just couldn’t leave it out.Turmeric – latin name:Curcuma longa is used as a food and traditional medicine for:

  • Rheumatic pain
  • traumatic swelling
  • Menstrual problems
  • As a Blood Purifier
  • For Skin Disease
  • Digestion issues

 Turmeric is known to:

  • fight the effects of aging
  • protect against blood sugar imbalances
  • reduce inflammation and pain
  • protect the heart and nervous system
  • fight cancer and its effects

BioAvailability (how well it is used in the body)Many manufacturers have combined turmeric with black pepper based on a study that suggested this combination to be 20 times more bioavailable. Unfortunately this study has not been reproduced. If others cannot verify your discovery, you’ve got to question the validity of the results. Fortunately, multiple and repeated studies have discovered and confirmed the spice Fenugreek increases bioavailability 24.8 to 45.6 times. Turmeric with fenugreek also crosses the Blood-Brain-Barrier and stays available in the blood stream three times longer than turmeric alone.  Repeated Studies show that turmeric (especially when combined with fenugreek)

  • Reduces mental Fatigue
  • Increases Arterial Flexibility
  • Helps with Depression
  • helps with Diabetes
  • reduces Inflammation 
  • increases microcirculation helping kidney function and eye health
  • alleviates Chronic Skin disorders
  • Lowers triglycerides and cholesterol
  • Helps with pain management
  • Supports and reduces autoimmune attacks on the body
  • helps with digestion particularly with GERD (Gastro-esophageal reflux disorder)
  • Used to treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Helps to treat Fatty Liver Disease (non-alcoholic type)

WOW!! Turmeric is truly one of the great herbs that can benefit nearly everyone.

 Frankincense Boswellia species

  • One of the best CANCER fighters
  • Arthritis – reduces joint pain
  • Lowers Inflammation
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Bronchial Asthma
  • Anti-Depressant
  • Anti-Anxiety
  • Prevents Autoimmune Disease
  • Speeds up healing of Infections

 Myrrh Commiphora molmol

  • Used to treat Hayfever
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-Parasitic
  • Anti-Cancer
  • Skin Health
  • Relaxant
  • Digestive support
  • Diarrhea
  • Hypothyroidism

Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum

  • Heartburn relief
  • Type I and II Diabetes
  • Balancing Cholesterol
  • High Fever Remedy
  • Lowering Blood Sugar levels
  • Reduces Menopausal symptoms

Introducing our 3 KINGS Formula

 Want to save 89% on this amazing new turmeric supplement? Make it yourself! Purchase our 3 KINGS kit – mix the provided herbs, and put them in capsules yourself (easy with the included capsule machine and capsules) and you can make 1,000 capsules for $95.50 – compared to over $850 at retail price of our Turmeric Forte.
Give us a call and we can get you set up with this fast and effective formula. 801-360-0749

Blessings, Dr Kyle Christensen June 2018 

I got the ‘machine’ for filling the capsules. It is a bit time consuming… but way less expensive than the Standard Process Turmeric Forte.

I began consuming the “Three Kings’ mixture of Turmeric, Frankincense, Myrrh & Fenugreek on Aug 15th  A person doesn’t get ill, overnight, so I must expect the benefits to not totally manifest benefits immediately.  The formula I use to approximate the time for significant health changes to begin to manifest is: 1 month for every decade of age.  Thus, I being 70+, marked my calendar Mid MARCH 0f 2019.. as a target, to decide if I wish to continue the protocol any longer…  I take three capsules, 3 times a day and have not noticed any  negative side effects. 

Dr. Christensen forwarded the following link to GreenMedInfo in August.

How WHOLE Turmeric Heals The Damaged Brain
Long considered impossible to accomplish, new research reveals how a simple spice might contribute to the regeneration of the damaged brain.

 

Rock Steady Boxing

On The Invigorated Community testimonials keep popping up about how much Rock Steady Boxing has kept them going and how important it is in their plan of attack.

Yesterday morning, as I gave my grandsons their morning wakeup call, I noticed one of the boy’s punching bag and asked if I could borrow their gloves… which they promptly provided, cautioning me to not hit it so hard it fell into the mirror and breaks it. 🙂

I then wondered if I could find a workout on the internet. I learned there is a Physical Therapy that offers Rock Steady Boxing in the Villages near me. And after watching the informative videos below… I see there is a LOT more to it than just hitting a bag. The emphasis is on Forced Intense Workout.

This Youtube tells about the original Rock Study Boxing in Indianapolis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw32zOwbih4

This Youtube shows the wide diversity of therapies employed.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnFw2SKjcHU

 

Humor

I belong to an online community of Parkies and their care givers. It is a great source for information. [The Invigorated Community] I wanted to share a bit of their upbeat positivity with you. Yesterday, a person asked if others were experiencing brain fog. What follows is a short bit of the responses:

M… Yes, they list concentrating as a symptom. But I think it can get ‘mixed up’ with other symptoms such as depression. 
And the fact is we’re all getting older and that’s just a fact of life. 
Wait…..what was your question?

M… Sorry, I don’t mean to down play it. But, We do need to remember to keep a sense of humor.5M

D… yes we do for sure. I must say, in the morning when I am shaving I laughed, every time I move the razor, I get really bad tremors in left hand, and when I stop, the tremors stop. I have fun with it. 😂1M

M… It also saves the investment in an electric toothbrush.

D… a sense of humor is very important I think. Some really cool things are starting to happen, like a little bit of a drooling from the left hand side of my mouth when I am taalking… People ask me, are you okay? I say sure I’m feeling fine, seems like I have too much saliva, would you like some?😁

The Journey Has Begun…

 I can’t say with any certainty when it began. 

     As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, firm in the faith, I understood none of us are exempt from trials that will test us.  But I also knew many of our trials are a consequence of prior bad choices.  Because I was born with a strong healthy constitution and had a health conscious life style, complete with nutritional supplements, herbs & essential oils I felt like a candidate for one who could live to witness the second coming of Christ.

     John & I raised ten children of our own, and as circumstances permitted we were professional parents to numerous special needs young people, then for nearly 16 years we operated a licensed Family Group child care in our home.  We lived on an acre of land and had an amazing garden and all sorts of fruit trees and berries.  I felt like my life style afforded me all the exercise I needed.

In the spring of 2015, I noticed it was difficult to move around in the cherry tree while picking.  But when I climbed into the apple tree to string lights for our youngest daughter’s wedding reception in June of 2015… I knew my days of tree climbing were over.

      After moving to Lady Lake, I transitioned to a holistic Dr. stating I had lots of abnormal symptoms. None, by themselves were serious, but I wondered if together they might be indicative of a bigger problem? April 30th 2018, by process of elimination and observation, Dr.Kraucak determined my diagnosis to be Parkinson’s Disease. For me, having a name meant I no longer needed to wonder why I had such a soft voice and drooling, why my hands were so weak, while playing family games, I couldn’t hold cards to shuffle and my handwriting was so small and unintelligible. A name meant I now understood why I felt like my feet struggled to keep up with my head and I couldn’t balance enough to participate in a water exercise class, etc..

  It has taken NINE months since I received the name to target my research efforts… but now I am ready to begin to blog.

Welcome 

I am DELIGHTED to have you here. If you haven’t done so already, please browse the website to learn more.  I will try to make it easy for you, by linking my blog entries to the INDEX page,to facilitate your search for specific topics.  

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      I have already learned so much on this journey with Parkinson’s disease. I saw a blog called Parkinstand hosted by a lovely African lady seeking to locate other people of African ethnicity.  I was prompted to create a forum where people of my faith could share their experiences to strengthen one another.

I can’t wait to share all that, and more, with you!

Stay tuned.