clients in care homes in the bay area are OFF medications

Most of the side effects of toxic medications (neuro meds, narcotics for pain killers, NSAIDs) are dizziness, constipation, insomnia, joint pain and Parkinson and Alzheimer’s like symptoms.

Here are some of the healing ways, foods/supplements that can cure the root causes of these mental health issues -

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  • RoyPop, Right on! However, while the "no-medication" protocol is desireable, it requires people who can move and be steady enough on their own. It's a chicken-and-egg situation. Hopefully more of us can follow that regimen into old age which today seems to be 90.

  • Sounds as though you are advocating that everybody coming off meds RoyProp. Be careful. Over generalisation can be dangerous.

  • I am not the author. Medication was prescribed at the time I was dx. It was not necessary nor needed. Some docs recommend starting on meds right away. Some neuros state waiting is an OK choice. Medication does have nasty side effects, for which other meds are prescribed.

  • This is one of the conundrums of Parkinson's, that each of us has to find our way through the maze of treatments and medications and what works for us. I went to my neurologist recently and remembered the first time I went two and a half years ago and how I had to hang on to the rail to get up the stairs and how really awful I felt and now I fairly sprint up the stairs and don't touch the rail and most of the time I feel so much better and its basically down to the Sinemet. I also eat a very healthy diet and exercise everyday, mostly bike riding. I haven't contributed very much to this site but love to read the posts and am always grateful for everybody's input.

  • A most unconvincing blog, great claims, no details.

  • Untreated, individuals are expected to lose independent ambulation after an average of eight years and be bedridden after ten years.

    On the other hand, a disease pattern mainly characterized by tremor as opposed to rigidity predicts an improved survival.

    Rehabilitation:

    Also, due to the forward flexed posture, and respiratory dysfunctions in advanced Parkinson’s disease, deep diaphragmatic breathing exercises are beneficial in improving chest wall mobility and vital capacity

    Prognosis:

    Motor symptoms, if not treated, advance aggressively in the early stages of the disease and more slowly later. Untreated, individuals are expected to lose independent ambulation after an average of eight years and be bedridden after ten years.[90] However, it is uncommon to find untreated people nowadays. Medication has improved the prognosis of motor symptoms, while at the same time it is a new source of disability because of the undesired effects of levodopa after years of use.[90] In people taking levodopa, the progression time of symptoms to a stage of high dependency from caregivers may be over 15 years.[90] However, it is hard to predict what course the disease will take for a given individual.[90] Age is the best predictor of disease progression.[45] The rate of motor decline is greater in those with less impairment at the time of diagnosis, while cognitive impairment is more frequent in those who are over 70 years of age at symptom onset.[45]

    Since current therapies improve motor symptoms, disability at present is mainly related to non-motor features of the disease.[45] Nevertheless, the relationship between disease progression and disability is not linear. Disability is initially related to motor symptoms.[90] As the disease advances, disability is more related to motor symptoms that do not respond adequately to medication, such as swallowing/speech difficulties, and gait/balance problems; and also to motor complications, which appear in up to 50% of individuals after 5 years of levodopa usage.[90] Finally, after ten years most people with the disease have autonomic disturbances, sleep problems, mood alterations and cognitive decline.[90] All of these symptoms, especially cognitive decline, greatly increase disability.[45][90]

    The life expectancy of people with PD is reduced.[90] Mortality ratios are around twice those of unaffected people.[90] Cognitive decline and dementia, old age at onset, a more advanced disease state and presence of swallowing problems are all mortality risk factors. On the other hand, a disease pattern mainly characterized by tremor as opposed to rigidity predicts an improved survival.[90] Death from aspiration pneumonia is twice as common in individuals with PD as in the healthy population.

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