A significant focus of Robert’s work since 2004 has been to provide information, support and resources for individuals who currently experience the symptoms of Parkinsons Disease. A listing of resources follows:
The main website for Parkinsons Recovery contains links to all the other Parkinsons Recovery websites. If you can remember the words Parkinsons Recovery you can always link to all of the other websites that contain news, blogs, chat rooms, ways of tracking your symptoms, the Parkinsons Recovery radio program, links to books and other resources, and Parkinsons Recovery programs. Simply type in the two words into your browser “Parkinsons Recovery” and the top search result is the Parkinsons Recovery website.
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
After four years of research and investigation into the many approaches people with Parkinson’s have discovered offer relief from their symptoms, I released my book, Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease. It summarizes the best of what I have learned over the years and highlights the therapies that are helping people heal.
Parkinsons Recovery sponsors two day, hands on programs to provide the support and information to clear out and remove negative thought patterns that falsely convince you recovery is hopeless. Jump Start to Wellness programs is to help you release negative beliefs and thoughts that obstruct the recovery process and restore new thoughts that are conducive to maintaining a state of balance and harmony.
People have been submitting questions to me now for several years. I chew on them for a while, do research (usually that is, though sometimes I simply start writing when I am convinced I know the answer), incubate the answer, digest my analysis and post my thoughts on the Parkinsons Recovery Blog. On many of the postings you will see the question that was submitted and my response. You may also see comments from people regarding the question that was asked. Thankfully, people often post information I was totally unaware of which is particularly helpful (despite my valiant efforts at researching the answer).
Some of the postings are e-mails I have received on one aspect or another of recovery. People write their stories and talk about what has helped them. In addition to the question and answer postings, you will also find postings of stories that have been written by people with the symptoms of Parkinsons who have incredible insights on what has helped them feel better and what has obstructed their recovery. To visit the blog, click on the link above or enter the URL address above in your browser if clicking fizzles.
Everyone is invited to visit the Parkinsons Recovery Chat room open 24 hours a day. I visit the chat room from time to time with a smile on my face. We communicate through writing rather than talking here.
To enter the chat room click on the link above or enter this URL address in your browser. Enter any name you wish others to see in the chat room. If you wish to be anonymous, enter the name of your dog or cat or pet squirrel. No password required. Everyone is invited. The chat room is open every day. All are welcome. Access to the chat room will always be free.
We all have a tendency to focus on symptoms that are troubling. We all also tend not to celebrate improvement in symptoms that have resolved or vanished. Most people do not realize their symptoms are improving or that they are feeling better. If you do not acknowledge to yourself that you are feeling better, it will be difficult to maintain the commitment and focus that is necessary to heal.
Tracking symptoms with my Symptom Tracker is a great way to celebrate your progress and identify any areas that need extra attention. Symptom Tracker allows you to track your symptoms over time as often as you wish.
You can always find a link to Symptom Tracker on the Parkinsons Recovery main page at www.parkinsonsrecovery.com. Just click on the icon for Symptom Tracker and you will be taken to the log in page. This service is both anonymous and free. Or, to access Symptom Tracker directly, click on the link above or enter the following URL address in your browser:
Start by logging onto the website and registering. To register, enter an e mail address and you create a password. That is it. Registration is entirely anonymous. The only “tricky” part of Symptom Tracker is that you have to remember the e mail address you used to register. If you forget your password it is no big deal. You can prompt the system to send you the password that you set up if you have forgotten it.
Once you log onto Symptom Tracker with your e mail address and the password you assigned yourself, you will answer a 39 item questionnaire known as the Parkinsons Disease Questionnaire 39. This survey instrument is widely used in the research literature. Once you answer all the questions you will receive a baseline snapshot of your current health situation.
You can then log on to symptom tracker and answer the same 39 questions every month or two. Each time you answer the questions you get a plot of your progress which shows areas of improvement and any areas you might want to discuss with your doctor. You of course are most welcome to print off the progress report and take it with you to your doctor’s visits.
Interested in learning how you can grow your own fava beans and mucuna? Want to make a fava bean tincture and use it to get relief from your symptoms? Visit the fava bean blog to connect with a community of other people with Parkinson’s who are growing their own fava beans and sharing their experiences.
Robert interviews people who are on the road to recovery (or health care practitioners who have experience with Parkinsons) every Wednesday at 3 pm pacific time. He scans around the globe to interview anyone and everyone who has something to contribute.
To ask a guest a question, call toll free: 877- 590-0733 if you live in the United States. If you live outside the US you can talk with guests by connecting to the show page through skype on your computer. All of the radio shows are archived so you can always listen to a live show you missed at a later time or download it.
The Aquas were designed as a homeopathic treatment to help the body hydrate. John Coleman, ND, says that the AQUAS played a significant role in his own recovery. Aquas were originally formulated and are now manufactured in Australia.
Because of the interest in the western hemisphere in the AQUAS, I set up a system for ordering them and answer questions about the Aquas. I learned all about the Aquas by taking them myself for several years and by interviewing the inventors. It really is a remarkable product. You can read up on the AQUAS by visiting the website below:
After cutting away at the edges of learning what really helps people get better, it is now imminently clear to me that vigilance is required. It takes a commitment to eat nutritious food, to exercise, to find ways to relieve stress, to laugh yourself silly and to challenge your mind to create new neural networks.
A formidable challenge for most people is thus to maintain the motivation to do everything that is necessary to heal. It is so easy to become discouraged, to fall into the false belief template that you’re a doomed to deteriorate.
All things considered I created a Parkinsons Recovery membership website that exposes you to all of the habits that are essential to a successful recovery program. I post fresh information on the member website every weekday that include meditations and articles that contain the perspectives on healing Parkinsons that we have been developing through our work in Olympia, Washington. The meditations and visualizations offer a novel ways to strengthen motor abilities, strengthen memory acuity and bring the body back into balance and harmony.
There is a ton of fun and interesting material that I post on the member website every day – jokes, healthy recipes, exercises, mind challenges – you name it. The membership costs $25 a month and requires access to a computer and interest in logging on regularly. To learn more, visit:
I receive many inquiries from people asking about the evidence I have gathered on people who are recovering and on therapies that have been proven to be useful. My information comes through interviews with people who are recovering. I also capture the wisdom of health care practitioners who have had great success in working with people with the symptoms of Parkinsons.
Interest in my research discoveries inspired me to create Pioneers of Recovery, a series of interview transcriptions with people who have been diagnosed with Parkinsons and who have found interesting ways to feel a lot better. The book and recordings also include interviews with health care practitioners who tell us their perspectives (and one comic!) on what helps people with Parkinsons. More information on the Pioneer’s of Recovery book project is available by visiting:
My research has clearly revealed there are many therapies, treatments and modalities that are helping people with the symptoms of Parkinsons feel better. I am personally curious about the underlying energy that feeds the symptoms and makes recovery challenging for some people. This debilitating energy comes in the forms of negative, low energy thoughts that obstruct the recovery process.
Thoughts are the most powerful force in the universe and will determine the final outcome of any healing process. I thus tackled the question – how can negative thought forms be transformed?
Pontificating on this question inspired me to write Five Steps to Recovery, a book and series of meditations which draw on the prevailing wisdom about how we manifest anything – health, wealth or happiness. I have translated all of the tried and true ideas of manifestation to the process of recovering from the symptoms of Parkinsons.
The work is available as a series of recorded meditations, a desktop book or both. For more information, visit