Many people with Parkinson’s disease either do not respond well to conventional treatments or do not achieve significant improvements with the standard protocol of medications, such as carbidopa/levodopa. Several natural products may offer some relief.
One of the most common questions we receive when someone is either considering using amino acids or has gained substantial benefit from amino acid therapy is “how long will I need to continue taking these?” The answer depends on the cause of the underlying imbalance that is being addressed.
In 2014, Mary Hinz, MD, et al, published a paper that hypothesized that carbidopa depleted the body of vitamin B6 and that this decrease in B6 levels led to progressive neurodegeneration in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Two recent papers provide additional evidence that seems to support that assertion.
I’ve had several clients inquire about the amount of carbohydrates in the Mucuna powder that we use and whether that will affect their ability to follow a ketogenic diet and stay in ketosis, so I thought this an opportune time to address this issue in a post.
When working with people that have symptoms of a dopamine relative nutritional deficiency (i.e., those that are following a dopamine dominant protocol), elevated homocysteine is not an uncommon finding. However, determining the reason for this abnormal finding holds the key to resolving it.
Over the past two decades, we’ve worked with thousands of people that have relative nutritional deficiencies that exhibit symptoms similar to many diseases. I’ve often been asked for testimonials, so I thought I’d start sharing some of those – here’s the first from a woman that had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.(more…)