For those of us who live with a progressive disorder is essential to be conscious of the condition’s progression, symptoms, and how we can help ourselves to tweak our system. A couple of years ago, a friend texted me a photo of a dinner party we attended the night before. What I found in the … Continue reading consciousness
I wanted to update all regarding the status of my Parkinson’s Disease condition and how my self-treatment is performing. I decided not to take medicines to control Parkinson’s Disease symptoms because of the side effects and drug wear off; instead, I focusing on a lifestyle approach through diet and exercise. The diet is free of … Continue reading Parkinson’s Disease update
Summer training is almost over. As soon as the temperatures cool off it will be the time to get back on roller skis. Most of my summer training involved early 3-4 miles run and 1/2 of mile ocean swim followed by a 10-15 minute meditation/stretching session. This combination provided me with proper relaxation and prepared … Continue reading Summer is over.
Since diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. I decided to throw my self into any situation that makes me feel uncomfortable, face it, and overcome it. In the early stages of the disease, symptoms were somehow manageable and rarely perceived by people around me. Lately, my motor symptoms are way noticeable and hard to control, especially during … Continue reading Learn to love it
I read an article about cycling as a high activity to treat Parkinson’s Disease symptoms. So, I decided to dust off my road-bike and hit the roads. The ride went well. I started early in the morning to avoid traffic and Florida strong winds. Riding your bike in south Florida lacks uphills (other than overpasses), … Continue reading Cycling and Roller Skiing
Greetings from Lima, Peru. I’m in Lima on business but also to meet with some of Peru’s Parkinson’s Disease specialists and learn more about their treatments. I met with a homeopathic doctor whose goal was to detox the liver to improve its functions such as, metabolism, blood filtering, and B-12 storage, among other vital roles. … Continue reading PD Alternative treatments
A critical fact in slowing Parkinson’s disease progression is exercising. Working out helps to keep in check triggers such as stress and anxiety. There are several exercising options out there, some better than others based on your ongoing Parkinson’s symptoms. I used to run about 60 miles a week and enjoyed it but now my … Continue reading Exercising with Parkinson’s Disease.
About nine years ago, right after my first Olympics, I developed some severe health issues. I counted visiting 15 specialists in one year, from neurologists, rheumatologists to cardiologists. No one knew what I had. I experienced fibromyalgia symptoms, joint and muscle pain, numbed legs and arms, extreme fatigue, ligaments and tendons weakness, dizziness, a horrible … Continue reading Healing diet
As a high-performance athlete, it is hard to be in a position beyond your physical control. Parkinson’s Disease has very visible symptoms, tremors are the most noticeable. However, I’m starting to have fun finding ways to hide the tremors or sometimes I proudly tell people: “I have Parkinson’s Disease” I have developed several techniques to … Continue reading Hiding the symptoms
From time to time, we learn of a family member or a friend’s relative going through tough times with illnesses such as MS or Parkinson’s. These are conditions we know there are out there, but we tend to look the other way until they hit our inner circle. I learned this the hard way when … Continue reading April, Parkinson’s Disease awareness month.