Previous to walking four miles, 3 to 4 X per week, I could not brush my teeth with my right hand. (freezing, weak, no control). Now that is not the case. I can brush my teeth normally, but still weak. Greatly improved condition.
I am past two years DX. I take no medicine. I have tried: diet, ketogenics, coconut oil, vitamins, NO improvement. My wife says she noticed slight improvement when I took CO. I stopped CO and turned to exercise. I do continue watching my menu for reduced sugar and carbs.
I learned a lot from my experiment with diets. Not so much for PD but for weight loss. No sugar and max 30g carbs each day and I lost so much weight my wife feared for my health. I have since returned to sugar and carbs (moderation) and have maintained, have not gained the weight back. No calorie counting for me, I found counting carbs was the trick.
Copy from a post by member JohnPepper:
GDNF (Glial Derived Neurotrophic Factor) was discovered way back in 1993. In 2005, a study was carried out on human beings in Bristol, England, on 7 patients. One of those patients died from an unrelated heart problem but the condition of all the others managed to improve quite considerably. This story about GDNF has been on and off ever since 2005, with the manufacturers stopping manufacture of the GDNF and the stopping of all trials. Then pressure was brought to bear on the manufacturer to start producing the GDNF again and then new trials continued, but with no promising results so far.
In 2006, at the 1st World Parkinson's Congress, held in Washington DC, it was announced by Doctor Beth Fisher that human beings produce this GDNF, in the brain, when they do certain types of energetic exercise. The studies carried out by Dr Fisher proved that the condition of all those taking part improved considerably, due to the damage to the brain cells being repaired by the GDNF.