Parkinson's Disease

Background

This neurologic movement disorder is characterized by resting tremor and stiff movement and is benefitted by medications that raise the neurotransmitter dopamine.

Early in the course of the disease, the most obvious symptoms are movement-related, including shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty with walking and gait.

Its cause is unknown.

Treatment

Your neurologist can guide you on standard medical care.

Recommended Supplements

Intravenous Magnesium and Glutathione

Intravenous treatments with magnesium (which decreases muscle spasticity) and glutathione (an antioxidant which protects brain tissue) can result in immediate and dramatic improvement. These are given by holistic physicians. Overall nutritional support by mouth can help maintain improved function over time.

NADH

Take NADH 10 mg under the tongue daily (at least 45 minutes before eating if using the tablets). This nutrient raises dopamine levels, and in a study of 885 Parkinson's patients improved function significantly in 78% of subjects.

Multi-nutrient powder

Take a good multi-nutrient powder to decrease spasticity, improve energy, and protect brain function. The powder can include the magnesium (to decrease muscle and bladder spasticity), as well as glutamine, glycine and NAC to raise glutathione.

Other Therapies & Advice

Find a health practitioner

Your neurologist will be able to guide you on standard care. For a holistic physician near you, visit the American Board of Holistic Medicine. Then do a phone consultation with Dr. David Perlmutter of BrainRecovery.com who can guide your holistic physician. 

Contributor: 

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is a board certified internist and author of the popular free iPhone application “Cures A-Z,” which was ranked in the top 10 of all health/wellness downloads on iTunes. Dr. Teitelbaum is the author of the perennial bestseller From Fatigued to Fantastic! (Avery Penguin), which has sold over half a million copies; Pain Free 1-2-3 (McGraw-Hill); Three Steps to Happiness: Healing Through Joy (Deva Press); the Beat Sugar Addiction Now! series (Fair Winds Press);  Real Cause, Real Cure (Rodale Press); The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution (Penguin/Avery); and his latest, The Complete Guide to Beating Sugar Addiction (Fair Winds Press, 2015).