Parkinson’s Disease occurs as a result of the cells that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine being destroyed. Some people may be more likely to develop this condition because of their genetics, as it can sometimes run in families. Damage to the brain occurs when a person has a stroke or another condition affecting the brain. Exposure to particular toxins including the artificial sweetener aspartame and pesticides such as rotenone has been linked with an increased chance of a person developing Parkinson’s Disease. A past, severe trauma to the head or neck may also be a contributing factor. Certain types of drugs such as anti-psychotic medication and opiates, alter neurotransmitter hormone production, including dopamine. A lack of dietary folate can cause increased levels of the amino acid homocysteine. As a result of these higher levels, the neurons in the brain become more susceptible to dysfunction and disease. Patients may also be affected by fungal infestations or a microbial imbalance in the gut. Chronic vitamin D deficiency may also be partly to blame.
Generally, those over the age of 50 are the most likely to be affected and symptoms develop gradually over time. This disease causes shaking in the limbs and makes it difficult for a person to keep their balance and coordination, especially when they suffer from dizziness. The muscles become rigid, nerves may be painful and movement is slower. Patients may experience insomnia and need to urinate during the night. Some people even lose their sense of smell. Malnutrition can occur if the person is having difficulty eating and swallowing and they may also become constipated. Psychiatric symptoms may include depression, difficulty remembering things and signs of dementia.
BICOM® Programs to be Used
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Supplements to take
Vitamin D, vitamin C, lecithin, magnesium, coenzyme Q10, vitamin E, astaxanthin, resveratrol, iodine
Medication that is used to treat Parkinson’s includes Levodopa and Selegiline, which help to counteract the deficit of dopamine in the brain, aiding mobility. Physiotherapy may also help the patient to keep relatively mobile and reduce symptoms such as pain and stiffness. Adjustments can be made around the home to make everyday life easier and help maintain as much independence as possible. In some cases, brain surgery may even be used. Ideally, the patient should consume a diet that is primarily plant-based and incorporates beneficial fats, such as coconut oil, but excludes, highly-processed food, wheat and refined sugars. Dietary fibre may help relieve constipation. If possible, cleaning products and cosmetics etc. should be swapped with alternatives that don’t contain potentially harmful substances. Vigorous exercise needs to be carried out on a regular basis and it is also vital to try to get adequate rest by having a proper sleep pattern. Drinking plenty of water is essential.
Experiences and case studies
A 63-year-old patient had been deteriorating for years due to Parkinson’s Disease and was also suffering from manic depression. After receiving 3 BICOM® treatments, the tremor was barely noticeable and the patient was much more psychologically stable.