A Newly found resource

I discovered a website tonight at PDonthemove.com The creaters have parkinson’s and claim… “To fight Parkinson’s effectively you must know it. But, in order to know it, you must have it.” 

The website is FREE for you to use and enjoy. It is filled with workouts, exercises, and recipes. [They do offer consultations for a fee.] I have cut & pasted philosophy from their intro. I will post their Flourless Sprouted Grain Bread recipe. I am excited to try it.

“Cure or not, there is a lot that can be done to make Parkinson’s more manageable, tolerable and controlled. But, it’s not as easy as taking a pill. It requires tremendous patience, discipline and personal resolve. Generally, there is a huge gap between your needs and what most neurologists can provide. Caring for a person with PD requires a personal connection, observation and time.., time that most of today’s doctors simply do not have “

” After twelve years of searching for ways to live better with Parkinson’s, it is my duty to point out the inconsistencies and lack of useful knowledge that permeates PD’s eco-system. PD is so much more than a gradual loss of mobility and cognitive function. Every person that I work with presents his or her unique set of challenges and symptom variants that must be observed and evaluated on individual basis.”

“Living with Parkinson’s and finding the right way to combat the inevitable onslaught of worsening symptoms is the kind of education you can’t buy It is in the details of living with it every day, of understanding your triggers, of focusing on your physical condition that makes the difference. It’s not enough to do a few squats, punch a heavy bag, take a dance class or eat fava beans in obscene quantities. The sum of many different, daily activities determines the success of any personal quest to fight PD. You must be physically active, eat right, monitor and manage your stress. “

“These days, the web is abuzz with catchy words, such as neuroplasticity — the ability of the brain to change throughout an individual’s life. How does that help a person with PD? Is being able to move normally doing a previously acquired skill neuroplasticity? How do we enhance neuroplasticity, and utilize pathways that circumvent the challenges Parkinson’s poses? These questions are often misunderstood, or simply ignored. To effectively generate the creation of fresh neural-pathways that bypass the affected areas of the brain, you must analyze the weakened movement and create a variation that can be performed correctly and repeatedly to allow the formation of a strong signal that is unaffected by PD. This signal may be existent already, but strengthening it, making it into a habit, is key.  It is almost like learning or inventing a new language. Shuffling gait, freezing, Dystonia, Dyskinesia and many other issues become manageable, only because the movement has been altered, sometimes very slightly. The puzzling question is, what is that new movement, or a variation of movements? It’s impossible to answer that question broadly because in order to understand what particular new movement may be helpful requires observation and experience to key in on the subtleties of each individual case. “


“Same goes for nutrition. Telling someone to eat right is a good advice, but for a person with PD you better come up with more than just EAT RIGHT…
Again, the right advice can only be based on thorough observation and evaluation of each individual person. Dietary modifications will only work if a person with PD has the discipline to accept the necessary changes and is determined enough to allow for the new nutritional guidance to do its work.”

 
“We help people by focusing on the subtleties of their symptoms and we offer solutions based on personal experience and knowledge accumulated over the last twelve years of living with PD 24/7. We do not simply guess how to help anyone to feel better. We work to demystify the most important truths about PD, so that you too can reclaim lost or compromised abilities.”