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.
by Allen Schauffler Riding along through life with Roberto Carcelen is never a predictable and boring ride; I know, I’ve been on Carcelen roller-coaster for more than a decade. We met back in 2008 when I was working as a reporter and news anchor for KING in Seattle and was prepping for the upcoming 2010 Olympic Winter … Continue reading The crazy world of Roberto Carcelén.
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.