Almost every week I receive inquiries from people asking if they can use a mucuna product they found on the internet that claims to be standardized to 98% L-dopa. The easy answer is “NO”, as there are numerous issues with these products that makes them unacceptable substitutes during amino acid therapy. (more…)
Essential tremor is a nervous system (neurological) disorder that causes involuntary and rhythmic shaking that can resemble the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. There is much debate about whether essential tremor is related to Parkinson’s disease and whether one can lead to or is a sign of the other. (more…)
Dyskinesias are abnormal, uncontrolled, involuntary movements that are often associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and therapies used to manage Parkinson’s disease. Many people assume dyskinesias are due to too much L-dopa/dopamine in the system. However, there are many known types of dyskinesias that require very different corrections. (more…)
People want to save money – I get it. I want to save money wherever and whenever I can.
However, it doesn’t save you any money if you can never get better. (more…)
We get requests every day from people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease; many of these requests come from outside the US. Up until now, we were one of the only clinics working with international clients with Parkinson’s disease. Now there is a new telemedicine-based virtual clinic that international clients with Parkinson’s Disease can utilize. (more…)
Self-treatment with amino acids is incredibly common; we receive emails and/or calls every week from people that are ‘trying’ amino acid therapy on their own, but not getting the results that they want/need. In addition to these instances, I’m going to suggest that the definition of self-treatment be expanded to include anyone that actively or passively does not follow their health care professionals recommended supplement protocol – either by “experimenting” with doses other than those recommended or by using “similar” products to those recommended. This approach rarely works, and the reasons are pretty straightforward. (more…)