Is there a cure for Parkinson’s disease? The answer is probably no. There is a lot of research that still needs to be done on this disease which can help us unlock its secrets. The condition slowly progresses to a point where the patient becomes completely reliant on others for help. It can be especially difficult for the patient’s family members and caregivers and one needs a good support system to help with bathing and feeding the patient. There is not much one can do to delay or halt the progression of PD. However, some people claim to have cured Parkinson’s disease with remedies like turmeric, coconut oil alongside homeopathy and Ayurvedic remedies. So let us take a look at some natural cures to delay or slow down progression of PD:
1. Organic coconut oil
One patient’s dramatic tale is proof enough to show that organic coconut oil can significantly improve the quality of life in PD patients. Take 4 heaping teaspoons of unrefined, raw organic coconut oil daily in smoothies or shakes. For bedridden patients, applying coconut oil to the skin can prevent bed sores and infections.
2. Hydrogen peroxide
Cell damage caused by dopamine (a neurotransmitter) oxidation is responsible for Parkinson’s disease symptoms. You can significantly reduce tremors by taking a bit of 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide in water every day. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down into oxygen and hydrogen and significantly reduces cell damage. You can also inhale hydrogen peroxide three times a day and use it to clean bed sore wounds in bedridden Parkinson’s disease patients.
3. Vitamin C
Antioxidant vitamins like vitamin C play an important role in Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Take at least 2000 mg per day to reverse the free radical damage caused in the body.
Many patients of Parkinson’s disease have seen good results with Acupuncture. This therapy is especially beneficial in stopping tremors.
5. Vitamin D
According to the Vitamin D council, there is a possible link between deficiency of Vitamin D and PD. A study in Denmark has shown that people who work outdoors have decreased risk of developing this debilitating disease. Statistics also show the prominence of PD in people living at higher latitudes where there are fewer UVB rays. Talk to your doctor about supplementing with this vitamin. Studies in France have shown that 4000 IU of Vitamin D with 1000 mg/day of Calcium shows reduction in PD symptoms.
6. Detox and reduce chemicals in environment
There is a strong link between environmental toxins and PD symptoms. Detoxification using colon cleanses, enemas and juice fasts can help. Also take Chlorella and Spirulina algae which are superfoods that support detoxification.
7. Check for Malasezzia yeast infection
Malasezzia is a slow growing yeast that produces acetaldehyde which oxidizes dopamine into a neurotoxin. There are many reasons why you may form Malasezzia yeast in the brain: prolonged intake of antibiotics, excess consumption of sugar and saturated vegetables oils, high cholesterol and triglycerides, taking an excess of antipsychotic drugs that increase lipids are some of the reasons. Certain procedures like CT scan and exposure to radiation therapy can also cause the yeast to grow in the brain. Lyme disease sufferers could also develop it. It is possible to know if you have the yeast through a spinal tap procedure so you can take precautions to prevent Parkinson’s disease.
8. Liquid sea minerals
1 teaspoon liquid sea minerals with a glass of water can help alleviate PD symptoms by promoting detox.
9. Vegan, Mediterranean or vegetarian diet
Meat-less diet are known to benefit PD patients. Take plenty of flax seeds or fish oil supplements for omega 3 essential fatty acids that support brain function. Eat plenty of high fiber grains, cereals and fruits and vegetables.
10. Methylene Blue
Many patients have seen dramatic improvement in symptoms with 0.1% diluted Methylene Blue. It reduces stiffness and helps with tremors. Take a couple of drops of Methylene Blue with 2 grams of Ascorbic acid in a glass of water to reduce symptoms of PD and also boost immunity to prevent infections.
11. Mucuna Pruriens
This is a special bean that is available in powdered form. It is a natural dopamine source and you can take it mixed with water. (Word of caution; this powder can leave nasty stains).
Many homeopathic remedies for Parkinson’s disease can help with tremors and also delay the progression of the disease. Remedies like Mercurius can help with clammy skin, while zincum metallicum can help with shaking and tremors. Rhus tox is for stiffness. A good homeopathic doctor will suggest the right combination of remedies to treat specific symptoms.
There is no known cure to prevent Parkinson’s disease but we hope the above remedies do help in delaying its onset and even protecting the brain cells from permanent damage.