Hi all, two books I'd requested arrived at the library quite recently and I checked them both out. One is Alex Kerten's "Goodbye Parkinson's, Hello Life!" Frankly I don't know what to make of it. He has pioneered something called "Gyro-Kinetics" which blends dance, martial arts and behavior modification. It's a mind-over-matter exercise program involving guided response to music. The other is "Optimal Health with Parkinson's Disease," by neurologist and movement disorder specialist Monique Giroux. Giroux integrates conventional medicine with alternative treatments and lifestyle changes, and her book is wide-reaching, thorough and well researched. Kerten enraged me discussing the "aha!" moment his students reach: "Wow, it is so obvious now. I brought Parkinson's upon myself." Some nerve!
I must say I appreciated reading stuff about PD that is written in plain, friendly, clear language!
I'm still waiting for my third book to arrive: "If I Can Climb Mt. Everest, How Come I Can't Brush My Teeth?"
Has anyone read either of these books? I'd love to hear your impressions.