Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a movement disorder that causes tremors, stiffness, balance and cognitive problems, and impairs other organ systems.
It affects 1 million people in the United States and 6 million worldwide.
The most effective medication/standard of care is levodopa, but it has several adverse effects, including nausea, vomiting, and cardiovascular effects. Carbidopa is added to treatment to combat them, but this combination of drugs, known as Sinemet, has its own set of side effects as well.
Other treatments for PD have beneficial cardiovascular effects while reducing the risk of dangerous effects linked to Sinemet such as heart failure and death. Detecting early signs of vascular disease and treating it is essential for patients with PD. Monitoring the neurologic and cardiovascular systems can increase the likelihood of healthier outcomes.
The main treatment for early PD is exercise. Thirty minutes of vigorous exercise daily is recommended. A boxing routine with a bag, which is good for stress reduction, or physical therapy exercises are often advised. Additionally, yoga, music therapy, and dancing are also beneficial. Infra-red saunas assist with general detoxification.
Signals of increased cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk for PD patients include high levels of calcium, or lead, mercury, and cadmium, and low levels of magnesium. These levels can be detected through testing and then treated. Levels of toxic metals can be increased by excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) and free radicals, which are associated with PD. We have been practicing environmental medicine for 20 years and we offer the best tests for heavy metal toxicity in blood and tissue storage.
Mitochondria are cell organelles that produce energy. With enough healthy mitochondria, cells have enough energy to function and age properly.
If the mitochondria are exposed excessively to risk factors and toxins, they are exhausted and cannot function correctly or die off. This leads to the development of disease, specifically those diseases one is genetically vulnerable to: Alzheimer’s disease, PD, and heart disease are associated with mitochondrial dysfunction.
Frank Shallenberger’s, M.D. “Bio-Energy Test” can determine the status of patients’ mitochondrial defense, so that patients can be proactively treated to help thwart the development of any actual disease. Shallenberger, father of American Ozone, found that 46% of patients in their 30s have mitochondrial dysfunction and, therefore, are at increased risk for developing these diseases if not proactively treated.
Other treatments for chronic vascular-related diseases include chelation therapy, hyperbaric oxygen, ozone, antioxidants, and more. These treatments are typically given as a means of prevention or after development of symptoms, and are usually beneficial to recipients. Supplements and dietary options also provide effective treatment. We offer Ozone Chelation which is one of the most effective methods for removing heavy metals from tissue storage.
Reference: Chappell, L. Terry. (October 2020). Parkinson’s Disease- The Vascular Connection and More. Townsend Letter, (447). 34-35.