Parkinson's Disease Remedies

| Modified: Sep 29, 2018
Treating Parkinson’s disease holistically requires supporting nerve cell function and development to maintain control. Natural supplements boost nerve cell proliferation and function and effectively treat Parkinson’s disease and other nerve issues. Treatment for the condition can prevent symptoms and help affected individuals lead a long, productive life.

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a condition of the nerve cells in the brain that produce dopamine. The condition results from the gradual degeneration of these nerve cells that control body movements. The first signs are often nearly unidentifiable and may include weakness or stiffness in one limb or fine trembling in one hand. Additional symptoms include depression, cognitive issues and other mental or emotional conditions.

Natural Remedies for Nerve Damage

Treating nerve damage requires nutritional support and appropriate care. Hydrogen peroxide, methylene blue and vitamin C support nerve function and development. With appropriate options, the condition is treatable without surgery or more invasive options.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Free radicals created from the oxidation of dopamine cause cell damage and death. As such, hydrogen peroxide can effectively treat the condition as it breaks down to form oxygen and hydrogen.

Methylene Blue

Methylene blue is a methemoglobin, a form of hemoglobin an oxygen-carrying substance. The compound is used to covert methoglobin in the blood to more efficient hemoglobin. The increase in oxygen in the blood facilitates better nerve function and treats Parkinson’s disease.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that can help treat Parkinson’s disease. Vitamin C helps eliminate free radicals and other toxic molecules that may be contributing to Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s disease is a condition of the nerve cells that includes muscle rigidity, tremors and other issues. When treated effectively, the symptoms can be eliminated and the progression of the disease diminished.


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Posted by Ladyliza (Los Angeles, CA) on 09/06/2014 29 posts
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I have been experiencing hand tremors in one hand for a couple of years. My handwriting was terrible as a result of these tremors. So I made a list of my little aches and pains and went to an acupuncturist as an experiment. I knew this wasn't parkinson's, but when I returned home, my tremor was gone. I did a little research today to find some interesting articles. It attacks parkinson's in several ways, so I suggest anyone with the disease do a little research.

Replied by Andz
Chicago, Il
10/05/2014

Hi Ladyliza (Los Angeles, CA), I am 45 year old male. I just started having a constant twitch in my left pinky finger. I am right handed. I am panicked about the possibility of PD or ALS. I wen to chiropractor a few days ago and it "could" be nerve issues. I am not convinced of the nerve answer since, the pinky has been twitching at rest consistently throughout the entire day and night. I do notice when I do an activity, I don't notice the twitching as much, but I am not sure if that is just due to me not paying attention. I was wondering if you or people with PD or ALS have had the pinky twitch like I described. I am healthy and a realist, so I wish I could accept the nerve thing, but reading about Michael J Fox article about his left pinky twitching and then he got PD, has me very nervous. I am very active and have 2 young children, so any feedback on what I should do prior to going to the Dr would be appreciated. Thank you, Andy


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Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 07/29/2017
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Just a plug for my favorite help regarding Parkinson's Disease. I have found in at least three cases I know of personally, that the use of AEP has slowed or stopped the progress of the disease. Please take a look at the on line article by googling, "Nutrition Review... Calcium AEP Membrane Integrity Factor" which talks of the many benefits of AEP. Lately AEP has also been shown to help PD. AEP can be found on line but I rarely can find it in health food stores. I first saw the benefits from reading Dr. Adkins' book, Vita Nutrients. He used it in IV form with his MS patients. I get mine from Wellness Resources.


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Posted by Karen (San Diego, Ca) on 09/28/2018
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I was diagnosed with PD in 2010 at age 50. I managed to continue work for six years but struggled to do my job in that 6th year which was extremely stressful. Trying to hide my diagnosis was additional stress. Having to stop working only increased my depression and anxiety. I am single and live alone and was struggling with day to day activities. I envisioned my future as residing in a nursing home. I found little relief from PD medications and only experienced new problems from their side effects. I was given more medications to treat the side effects.

I feel like a different person now. Still far from who I was before PD but now I can do my daily activities slowly and no longer suffer anxiety, off the Xanax I took for 3 1/2 years, and minimal depression. I get the blues on occasion. I only take Selegiline 5mg twice a day as a prescribed medication. I was prescribed 7 medications previously.

I started high dose B1, Thiamine, June 2018, taking 1/4 teaspoon in water, twice a day. I did not notice any change in my symptoms. I increased it to 1/2 teaspoon in water, twice a day, still no change. I continued taking it anyway. I then purchased capsules, 500mg. I take two, twice a day. I started noticing that I was using my right hand for things I could not do before. The changes have been subtle but to me significant, giving me hope. I have more energy and feel more alive. My movements are more fluid.

I must add that I also changed my diet. I have been vegetarian since I was 16 but now I am, or try to be, gluten free, dairy free, plant based diet. I suffer chronic pain and wanting to decrease inflammation. I also added the use of low level red light therapy. Not sure what is working but I feel I have turned a corner and instead of declining I feel I'm improving, very slowly.

Thank you.

Replied by Janet
In
09/28/2018

Karen,

Amazing and wonderful for you.

Did you buy basic powdered thiamine? If you do not mind. Could you say exactly what you bought, what form? Thanks.

Janet

Replied by Art
California
09/29/2018
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Karen,

I am very excited for you about your results using vitamin B-1! Congratulations! Your willingness to consider something other than the standard meds is going to pay dividends for you through the years! Standard PD meds can not currently slow disease progression at all, only suppress symptoms, but what you are doing is very proactive and will be able to do something important that the meds can't! With standard meds you just watch your symptoms worsen and neurologists will do their best to adjust your meds, add meds and give other meds to help try and offset the side effects from the meds they give you, but all the while the disease continues to progress and your symptoms will increase and worsen, but you have stepped out in front of this horrible disease and are changing that course for the better!!!

I was wondering what result you are getting with the "push test" compared to your push test pre-B-1? Also I am curious as to your improvement on your UPDRS test since adding thiamine? Are you at least at a 50% improvement on your UPDRS test?

These are two tools that can help confirm whether your B-1 dose is optimized or not. You can achieve symptom improvement with a dose that is too low, but you can achieve maximum improvement at the optimal dose which can likely be found by continued testing on your part. I can tell you more about that if you are interested.

You are already past the "honeymoon period" at 8 years since diagnosis, so your symptoms were more likely to decline at this point, but B-1 is showing the potential to very significantly slow or halt disease progression at the correct dose in well over 3,000 patients now. There is currently only one patient with a 5 year old DatScan and a recent DatScan. That recent DatScan shows no disease progression in the 5 years! This is very exciting news, but there are many patients who have been on B-1 for over 5 1/2 years who have taken a B-1 holiday until their symptoms returned, but in no case have the symptoms been worse than when they started B-1! Once the symptoms had fully returned, they started back on the same dose they had been taking and once again the symptoms diminished or were fully suppressed! These B-1 holidays can be taken on a regular basis with no ill effects. Usually in the range of one month to three months.

Another major advantage to B-1 is that once you have fully optimized your dose, perform a good "push test" and are stable, you should not have to increase your Sinemet or other Levodopa / Carbidopa dose and may actually be able to reduce it a bit. This is the exact opposite of what normally happens on these meds which usually need to be increased as the disease progresses until they are finally no longer effective!

Another point I would like to make is that it is possible to not only optimize your thiamine dose, but you can also optimize the dose of your C/L med to the B-1 dose to achieve maximum improvement, especially in terms of motor symptoms, but the B-1 at the proper dose is also very effective against non-motor symptoms!

Karen, please keep us posted on how you are doing and if you have any questions, let me know.

Art


Posted by Art (California) on 08/02/2018
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In reply to Mary M. (Arcadia, Ca),

Hi Mary,

I see you are writing about your brother again. It is good that he has an advocate looking out for his better interest. I have several friends with PD and I have done a lot of reading on their behalf looking for alternatives, since the standard treatment by our medical community does absolutely zero to halt or even slow disease progression. The currently available PD prescriptions only treat symptoms and can not alter disease progression, but some of those prescriptions can actually add to PD symptoms.

In researching for my friends with PD, I generated a list of over 75 supplements that have potential to be helpful for people with PD. Two of the main points that many studies high light is that excess inflammation and excess radicals, damage the human body and seem to feed the progression of PD so consequently many protocols for PD are aimed at reducing radicals of many types by taking some of the more potent free radical fighters such as alpha lipoic acid, n acetyl cysteine, melatonin, selenium and the like. For inflammation, the ability of these potent antioxidants to neutralize different types of radicals can lessen inflammation and then there are many antinflammatory herbs and supplements that can help to lower the overall inflammatory state associated with PD. Some of the better known ones are curcumin/meriva, boswellia serrata extract/5 Loxin/Akba/Apres Flex, pine bark extract, egcg/green tea, mangosteen, high grade fish oils, magnesium in many forms that are more bioavailable than magnesium oxide. Topically applied mag oil/ magnesium chloride is one good one because for some people when applied to the skin it is calming and tends to relax stressed muscles. Another form called magnesium l threonate is purported to effectively cross the blood brain barrier and is thought to be about the best for targeting the brain, which should be a good thing for PD patients. Many of these supplements may have synergy with one another and could potentially slow the disease progression which is good since the prescription meds can't. I think in a previous reply to you, I mentioned one study that suggested that vitamin D may have slowed or even halted disease progress for one year. That alone is worth making sure that your brothers vitamin d level is replete and closer to the top of the reference range than to the bottom. Reference range for 25 OH d level is 30 to 100 ng/ml. Most people are insufficient (blow 30 ng/ml) or deficient (below 20 ng/ml).

On a more important note, in all of the reading I have done regarding PD, I came across a few small studies by two different medical groups that utilized a common vitamin at very high dose that was administered by intramuscular injection. These two groups were in very different areas of the planet and were not associated in any way, but their clinical findings were very similar. One group was in California and the other was in Italy. Both groups came to the conclusion that their specific treatment, not only halted disease progression in PD patients, but actually reversed motor and non-motor symptoms! I know that is a heck of a claim for PD and so it made me want to contact either of these two groups to find out if they were accepting patients.

I tried to contact the California group first since that seemed to be a simple thing to do, but I was told that the neurologist who was the lead researcher for his group, had passed away and none of the other researchers from his group were continuing the research so it essentially died with him.

Failing that I decided I would try and contact the research group in Italy by email. To my surprise, the lead research neurologist contacted me and sent me three clinical research studies that he had done over the past 5 or 6 years. I told him about my friends with PD and he told me it would be ideal if they could come to Italy to his clinic, but he said that even if they couldn't come to his clinic, he could still try to treat them via email. He said he needed a copy of their medical records and a short video of them talking and a short video of them walking. He said the videos were not for him, but rather for the patient to watch every now and again so they could have a basis for comparison as time passed.

Only one of my friends decided to try this doctor's protocol, but the first problem he ran into was that none of his doctors were willing to give the twice weekly injections and he even checked in Mexico to see if he could get them done there, but he didn't have any luck there either. At that point, I wrote the doctor again and asked him if it would be possible to take the supplement by topically applying it to the skin with DMSO? He wrote back and said there was no need to go through the inconvenience of having to apply the supplement with DMSO, as my friend could just take a very high dose of the vitamin supplement on a daily basis and while he said it might not work as well as the injections, it would probably halt the disease progression and likely reverse some of the symptoms. He told me he had treated several of his PD patients who were opposed to twice weekly injections with this oral method and he said it worked very well for them.

Armed with all of this information, one of my friends decided he wanted to give it a try and so he first ordered the supplement in a pure bulk powder form with no additives. He started on the protocol that the doctor set out for him. He was a bit hit and miss at first, because he started to feel improvement in the first week and he started slacking off on his dosing which soon had him feeling bad again. I should mention here that the first symptom that improved for him was anxiety. He said this anxiety made him feel bad everday of his life and within two weeks of taking his supplement mixed in Gatorade, his anxiety level dropped way down to where he felt pretty comfortable again.

In any case, my friend started on this supplement last November and is still taking it because he simply says he feels better with it and without it he could tell that his PD was definitely progressing at a fairly quick pace whereas now he does not feel that his PD is progressing and some of his symptoms are better.......including the anxiety.

One of the reasons that I felt my friend would slack off on taking his supplement was because he has to mix the bulk powder in Gatorade and this is not always convenient, so I found some high dose capsules of this vitamin and he started taking those on a more regular basis than the powder, but recently he told me that he wasn't positive, but he feels like the bulk powder is more effective than the capsules and even though it is a little more trouble to take the bulk powder, he is going to go back to it when he runs out of the capsules. One possible reason that the powder may be working better for him is because it has no fillers of any type while the capsules are gelatin and then there are additives in the capsules for various reasons which may work against the active compound.

Mary, if you want to know more about this, I can find the links for the studies I have seen as well as a couple of YouTube videos that show some of this neurologist's patients before treatment and awhile after treatment. In corresponding with this doctor he told me he has treated over 100 PD cases with this protocol and only had one patient who could not tolerate it as she would throw up right after she got an injection.

Lastly and also of importance, this is not a cure and the patient still needs to take their regular meds. If you stop taking the vitamin, all symptoms return and the disease continues to progress again. Based on what my other friends with PD have told me, their doctors are not open to this whole idea and will definitely "not" do the injections for them. One of my friends took all of the studies I gave him so he could show them to his doctors to see if they would monitor him if he started taking the supplement and they flat out told him no and not only that, they wouldn't even look at the studies........they said they had no time to be reading worthless studies, but they are quite fine with prescribing drugs for him in which they know he will end up a drooling, shaking and demented mess!

Art


Posted by Art (California ) on 08/01/2018 416 posts
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Previously I discussed an Italian neurologist that has made a rather remarkable discovery about using a vitamin to very good effect in treating Parkinson's Disease patients. With the passage of time it is becoming very clear that the treatment is very helpful for alleviating many PD symptoms beyond what the meds alone can do.

The vitamin is vitamin B-1 or thiamine and he uses it at high dose as intramuscular injections in his office in Italy. Unfortunately, these I.M. injections are somewhat difficult to get here in the states and even harder to get your doctor to prescribe them and monitor you. The medical community here in the states is resistant to the whole idea.

The neurologist in Italy is Dr. Costantini and he has been using this protocol on his patients for 5 years+ and the results are fairly remarkable. In patients who have been on the protocol for 5 years, in addition to the symptom improvements, he has seen no progression of the disease during these past 5 years and one of his patients who had a datscan done showed no apparent progression on a recent datscan!

You are probably thinking, well, he's probably only treated a few patients with this protocol, but he has actually treated over 2,500 patients with thiamine im injections and the results have been very good as well as quite durable over time! He also has another group of over 200 patients from around the world that he treats remotely via email. I've been in contact with Dr. Costantini for about three years now after reading some of his studies on PubMed while researching for three of my friends who have PD as well as two acquaintances with PD.

I've read quite a bit on the subject and Dr. Costantini has been very helpful in keeping me up to date on how his research is going and he found that oral thiamine can be used effectively also! This makes his protocol very useful to many more PWPs around the world because of its easy availability at relatively low cost. Thiamine has many health benefits that are rarely mentioned and is also effective for a few other neurolgical conditions as well as MS! It does require a very high oral dose each day and is compatible with most PD meds adding to its versatility for PWPs!

What I have found from approximately 45 people who are taking his protocol that I am following is that one of the hardest parts to this protocol is finding the correct dose for each individual patient which has taken up to 6 months and varies significantly from patient to patient. In these 45 patients, the ones who have gotten the best results are those who have worked with Dr. Costantini continuously through this initial period while trying to find the correct dose. Once the correct dose is found, then it is just a matter of taking it everyday along side your regular PD meds. The results that these 45 people have gotten are impressive! Everyone is different so results can vary from patient to patient. Out of these 45 patients all say they will continue to take the vitamin for the rest of their life!

PD is simply a horrible disease and the current meds only address symptoms while doing nothing to slow disease progression, while thiamine in Dr. Costantini experience with over 2,700 patients shows the potential to affect disease progression positively as patients who have been on it for over five years and then stop taking it only show symptoms similar to or better than when they started!

If anyone is interested in this protocol or has questions, I will post more about it as well as how to Contact the doctor.

Art

Replied by Hashiaussie
Melbourne
08/02/2018
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I am not sure if I read about Vitamin B1 here on Earth Clinic or on Dr. Mercola's site. I know it was just a casual mention. Either way, about 18 months ago I told my husband (qualified in brain science) about its potential usefulness for my mother-in-law who has Parkinsons. He researched Dr. Constantini (using Google translate) and with my mother-in-law's specialist's OK put her on 200 mg orally at 8 am and another of the same dose at midday - every day. The specialist now says my mother-in-law is the best improved of all of his patients after treating her for at least a decade. She is on a walker, lives alone, still cooks, cannot bend over so has council cleaners and family to shop. From being depressed at the age of 88, she is now alert and sociable. She is clearly less affected by the disease and less focussed on restlessly awaiting the next timed dose of the standard Parkinson's treatment (which she still takes). My husband says her specialist has noted a reduction in tremor and other symptoms(previously debilitating).

The vitamin comes in 100 mg tablets from a common supplier (so 2 at a time) and is available from any chemist here. No 'special' brands appear to be necessary. My husband worked out the dose from looking at the research and did not consider her status - he just reviewed the trials. It was understood at the time that the dose could be variable so we may have just been lucky to gain improvement at the first attempt. It was clear after a few weeks that she was brighter and happier. We have suggested to the partners of friends similarly affected that it might be worth a try even sending copies of the research. While the specialist we deal with is open to science, it seems some are not. In our case, I think my husband's grasp of the jargon and brain research helped. He attends every appointment with his mother so there was also a shared endeavour in looking for ways to improve. We had previously found that if she painted, the repetitive movement cancelled out the tremor for a while so there was already credibility and trust with the specialist. Keeping written diaries of symptoms also assists.

I sincerely hope that others reading this will investigate this information themselves and take action with medical help.

I have watched members of my family die and suffer from de-generative brain diseases. There is more information available now and we and our doctors should all take note.

Thank you to Earth Clinic for providing this invaluable resource.

EC: Thank you for the wonderful feedback, Hashiaussie!

Art Solbrig was the first to mention B1 and Dr. Constantin's research on Parkinsons and wrote extensively about it for Earth Clinic readers. Here are his posts from last summer on the subject. https://www.earthclinic.com/mobile/answers/cures/parkinsons-disease-extreme-anxiety.html

Replied by Art
California
08/02/2018
416 posts

Hashiaussie,

I'm glad to hear that your mother-in-law is doing well on thiamine! One question, is your mother in law a fairly small person? The reason I ask is because the dose she is taking is nowhere near the doses that the 45 patients in my previous post are taking and Dr. C has told me that he gives up to 6 grams per day in some PWPs and even higher in other diseases that he treats with thiamine. He also told me that he has found that some non Italian people require less thiamine than most of his Italian patients.

In any case, it seems that the hard part is for some PWPs to find that correct dose and it has taken up to 6 months in some cases. Basically trial and error and working directly with Dr. Costantini via email has proven to be the most efficient way to find the most optimal dose in the shortest time possible and I feel it is his experience with over 2,500 patients that makes it easier for him to determine that dose. Definitely, one dose does not fit all!!!

If the dose is too high, a worsening of symptoms can be seen. If the dose is too low, no benefit can be seen. In the 45 I am following, the average daily dose appears to be around 3 grams total per day, half at breakfast and half at lunch. Most of the 45 are using 500 mg capsules to achieve these doses. The capsules are easier to swallow than the 500 mg tablets. Thiamine can also be purchased in pure bulk powder which has no fillers, but it is bitter and will have to be mixed in something sweet like a sports drink. Avoid using any citrus type juices to drink your thiamine down with as they can alter the availability of the thiamine.

From what I have seen from the 45, benefits can range from relief of anxiety, depression, constipation, bradykinesia, stiffness, dizziness, dystonia, muscle cramps and when used in conjunction with the correct dose of Levodopa, tremors to name just some common ones from a fairly extensive list of potential symptom improvements. Add in the possibility of potentially stopping disease progression as long as you take it and I think most PWPs will see the value of this supplement!

Dr. Costantini advises not to take thiamine in the evening as this can cause sleep issues in some people, but his daytime dosing has improved sleep in others.

Some people prefer the IM injections, but these require a prescription and can be ordered online from a compounding pharmacy in Northern California.

He also uses the standard, "pull test" as one measure to help determine when the dose is optimal and balance is maximized. It is common for people to start seeing the benefit within the first two weeks, but it is also common to see a worsening of symptoms after three weeks or more and this indicates that the dose is now too high and needs to be adjusted downward. If no benefit is seen after three to four weeks of supplementing, the dose is likely too low and will need to be adjusted upward.

Once your dose is established some patients have been able to reduce some of their PD meds. Another good point to his protocol is that once you have established your correct dose, the effects can last for a while, so you don't have to panic if you miss a dose or two or three or four or five!

His longest patients on thiamine are currently at the 5 1/2 year mark with no signs of disease progression.

I consider this the number one supplement for PD followed by vitamin D and the proper types of magnesium!

Art

Replied by Bill
Philippines
08/02/2018

Hi Art...My great thanks for the information on Thiamin for Parkinson's Disease problems. That was a fascinating read for sure.

As regards your PD patients, I thought it might be useful to add certain things that I've learnt through using the orthomolecular approach.

Dr. Joel Wallach, a well known natural healer, pathologist and veterinary doctor, has also found one of the main causes for congestive heart disease. In one of his online discussions, he told a story. He was asked for help by an Indian zoo authority who were looking after dolphins. They said that alot of their dolphins -- an unusual number -- were dying and they didn't know why. When Dr Wallach did his first post mortem on one of the dolphins and when he looked at the dolphins heart, he immediately knew why the dolphins were dying. These sick dolphins all had congestive heart disease. He said the dolphin's heart was massive - three times its normal size. He eventually chased this problem - caused by lack of thiamin in the dolphins diet - to the fact that the zoo authority was giving the wrong kind of fish feed to the dolphins. The regular fish feed had zero thiamin. So Dr Wallach advised them to feed the dolphins another kind of fish containing sufficient amounts of thiamin and no further unexplained dolphin deaths occurred.

My purpose in telling the above story is to suggest that thiamin would be useful at higher orthomolecular dosages for any problem involving inflammation and would particularly be useful for nerve pain and repair(and beneficial for the brain if there is any inflammation).

The second thing I would mention is that whenever I advise higher doses of any B vitamin like thiamin, B6 or niacin, I would always also advise that all the B vitamins be supplemented as well. The reason for this is that all the B vitamins seem to have a dependency or close relationship with each other and seem to work synergistically with each other for a better overall healing effect. So whenever I advise a higher dose of any particular B vitamin, I always advise additionally taking B50 complex or brewer's yeast as well.

The last thing I would mention would be to try and improve the transport and delivery of thiamin(or whatever vitamin/nutrient) to the inflammation site. After all, if your veins or arteries are blocked or restricted at the periphery for whatever reason, then few nutrients will be able to reach the problem site so little healing is likely to occur. This is particularly true at the periphery of the body -- when you are trying to deliver nutrients and reach problems occurring in the hands, feet and brain areas. What I usually always do is use niacin to both open up the capillaries and safely thin(or unclump) the blood to try and ensure that the delivery pathway is clear and free of constriction or obstruction in order to maximize delivery of the supplemented nutrients to the peripheral site. You could also use other nutrients like magnesium chloride, capsiacin or gotu kola for the same purpose if you prefer.

Replied by Art
California
08/03/2018
416 posts

Hi Bill,

Thank you for all of the useful information you sent! I will pass it along to the "45" who I am sure will consider all of it. What I have found with them is that they are very proactive and as such are "very open" to out of the box thinking and alternatives. I think many people are not aware of the value of the B-Vitamins and I used to be one of those people, but we live and learn! I can say that I am definitely learning from them because they are very focused in finding better ways of treating this horrendous disease and following Dr. C's protocol is a perfect example of this as so many other PWPs aren't even interested, even though their conditions may be progressing at an alarming rate. I often wonder about why some people are so open to alternatives while others will only do exactly what their doctors tell them to. When it comes to PD, following just your doctor's advice means that you will definitely decline over time, while the 45 seem to improve over time! It is early days, but so far, Dr. C's protocol seems to be one of the best, if not these best alternative currently out there for PD!

Bill, it is good to see you posting here on EC again! I hope things are going well for you in the PI and thank you again for the information!

Art


Cholesterol  

Posted by Max58j (Havana, Ar) on 06/30/2014

I have been hearing a lot lately about cholesterol lowering drugs, and the link to alzhiemers . Don't you think, it could also be a factor in Parkinsons disease??? The brain is mostly cholesterol anyway. Not sure, but in 80-90% range. I would bet a lot of Parkinsons patients take these drugs. Just a theory. God Bless all who are looking for answers and Help. He has never failed to help me.


CoQ10  

Posted by Kccu2334 (Marina Del Rey) on 08/01/2017

I'd urge everyone to look into CoQ10. This research study gave 1200mg of CoQ10 per day to those with early Parkinson's and showed evidence of slowing functional decline: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12374491


Drug Free  

Posted by Sam (Miami, US) on 07/11/2014

If you've never heard of Howard Shifke and his site Fighting Parkinson's Drug Free, I recommend you visit it.


Hydrogen Peroxide  

Posted by Oldguy (Caldwell, New Jersey, Usa) on 03/02/2011

I have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's. Has anyone used the HP therapy successfully with PD. Another site claims success with it, but before jumping in I wanted to hear from someone that had used or is using it successfully.
Thanks

Replied by Samdi
Brantford, Ontario
12/30/2011

fg hydrogen peroxide to 3% have done too many good to me. i been using it for the last 16 months. i have cured edema, bronchitis, skin cancer, curb niel, easy breathing. all that happened by hydrogen peroxide.

now the way how to use it soak a cotton swab in %3 hydrogen peroxide and smell it with breath 6 times. 4 times a day. by the same cotton swab clean your ear. for skin cancer soak the wound 10 to 12 times a day.


Magnetic Field Therapy  

Posted by Abigail (Castleton, Ontario, Canada) on 04/08/2009

Hello, Does anyone have any experience with magnetic field therapy and Parkinson's disease?

Thanks,
Abigail

Replied by Marty
Denver, Co, Usa
05/10/2010

There currently is a research study underway at a private facility here in Denver to attempt to determine the effectiveness or magnetic therapy.The participant goes in for approximately 1 hour per day, 3 days per week, if I recall correctly.

Replied by Jeroen
Amsterdam, Nh
07/09/2012

We have had this experience with Parkinson and Multiwave oscillation. Very diappointing because the symptoms became rapidly worse after treatments! I think the patient I work with might have responded much better if he would detox from the many years of chemical drugs in his body before treatment. The oscillation might stir up too many toxins. We are now on the way to start up a very slow delicate detox process. Magnesium therapy seems to help some. We are studying vitamin D3 as a possibility. I would love to hear from others on this subject!


Malassezia Yeast  

Posted by Joru (Northeast US) on 12/09/2014

I believe Malassezia yeast may be the actual/most common cause of Parkinson's, in combination with environmental & virulence factors that favor its growth and aggressiveness. If so, this has definite implications for prevention & treatment.

Consider the following points:

(a) Malassezia is an unusual yeast in that it is lipophilic (meaning it feeds on lipids rather than sugars/starches like candida). AND it seeks melanin & infects melanocytes. The dopaminergic neurons in the brain -- the area affected by PD -- contains high levels of neuromelanin. Neuromelanin in turn has an affinity for lipids and for iron, both of which favor the growth of this yeast. Note: because it feeds on lipids rather than sugars, it will NOT grow in the usual fungal cultures performed in hospitals (they use sugar/starches in the medium, no lipids). So it is "under the radar" in the sense that there seems to be little testing ever done for it.

(b) Malassezia is known to infect melanocytes in the skin... and I suspect it is involved in causing skin cancer. If so, this would explain the higher rate of skin cancer found in Parkinson's. Also, because it is in the skin (IN, not only "on"), it could hypothetically be pushed into the bloodstream or spinal fluid by medical procedures like injections or spinal taps.

(c) L-DOPA is a precursor to MELANIN, so it makes sense that Malassezia might take it up ... thereby reducing the amount available for normal brain functioning. Low L-DOPA is a key feature of PD.

(d) Acetaldehyde -- produced by yeast -- converts dopamine into a neurotoxin called salsalinol ... which may cause the eventual aptosis of dopaminergic neurons. It also promotes increased iron content and the release of iron, both of which would favor fungal growth.

(e) Malassezia is extremely common and extremely slow-growing. It may be that people have it for decades or a lifetime. I speculate that risk factors for developing PD might include: prolonged use of antibiotics (esp. intravenous) or steroids/immunosuppressants, depleted flora from any other source including packaged foods which contain additives or may be irradiated to remove flora, accumulative lifetime exposure to UV radiation, including sunlight, medical procedures like CT scans et al; eating a lot of oleic acid (vegetable oils including olive oil are the primary culprit here, but also animal fats), high cholesterol/triglycerides, PRN lipid therapy, taking Vit D or iron, use of certain psych meds like antipsychotics that increase lipids. Meds that cause photosensitivity (= less resistance to UV radiation) might be another area of concern.

If my hypothesis is correct, there are definite implications for prevention steps and maybe also treatment. Some possibilities that come to mind are increasing dietary sulfur (antifungal), increasing "good" flora, avoidance of risk factors including dietary veg. oil/animal fat, etc. Based on my reading, buckwheat also contains an antifungal compound. Whether such steps would have an effect, I don't know. More research is clearly needed.

Replied by Joru
Northeast, US
12/10/2014

Just wanted to add: if there are other yeasts that have similar characteristics (melanin-seeking, slow growing, lipophilic), they could also be potential causes. It may not be exclusively Malassezia that can cause Parkinson's.

Some ways that Malassezia or other fungi could potentially get into the brain are:

- medical procedures/treatments, such as surgery w/ anesthesia, CT scans of the head (radiation can affect the blood brain barrier temporarily), use of IV drugs (legal or illegal) esp. IV antibiotics or IV lipids;

- spinal tap: if Malassezia is present in (not just on) the skin, a tap could theoretically push yeast into the CSF;

- presence of other infections known to have the ability to cross the blood brain barrier, such as Lyme disease


Methylene Blue  

Posted by Yaocihuatl (Colorado) on 12/17/2013

To Whom It May Concern,

I have a mother who is in her early 70's and has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. She fell ill with a h-pylori infection and almost died. The ER doctor put her on some strong anti biotics and she is recovering from the pylori but when we took her in she was shuffling badly, slight arm tremors and a mask like face. I've tried to get her to eat better, avoiding foods with lots of sugar, pesticides etc but she's used to her diet and is struggling. Regardless of this she has still shown signs of improvement but is complaining of weakness, stiffness and a feeling that she can't move at times when she wants to. I have read through the threads on this site about the Methylene Blue. I cannot understand the dilution. I have no way to since I am dyslexic with numbers. I have personally been taking the MB 1% diluted by taking one tspn full of MB and diluting it with 9 tspns of water. I take 5 -7 drops in the morning in 6 ounces of water with a 1/4 tspn of vit c powder and a 1/2 tspn of baking soda, sometimes a full tspn.

My questions are:
1. am I even close to the correct dilution and please don't tell me in equations because I can't understand them. What I do understand is what I've described, one teaspoon MB and 9 teaspoons of water.

2. I need to have specific information on how to give the MB to my mother and in which combination, taurine/potassium (which I don't think that she can have because of her high blood pressure)/baking soda? etc. As soon as possible please?

She weighs approximately 140 lbs, she's 5ft 2 inches tall. She's on medications, metoprolol and aspirin. I have spoken with a pharmacist who has said that there are no contraindications with her meds and the MB.

Please, she's feeling the effects and I know she's very frightened, the docs seem to think that the PD was set off by a mild stroke that she had just after my dad died almost 3 years ago. He died of institutionalized pnuemonia/parkinsons. She is not taking any parkinson's medication at this time.

I know that you all get a lot of emails asking for advice so I am not asking to be "special" I am just asking for clear concise and reliable answers as soon as you are able to. Thank you for your time and experience. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards,Yaocihuatl

Replied by Judy
Nh, Usa
08/15/2016

Sear Yaocihuatl,

May we suggest you read two articles https://betweentwopines.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/magnesium-chloride/ If the URL does not transmit, please look up"Father Jose Chorr magnesium chloride two pines". Also http://www.naturesapproved.com/PDFDocs/k/KXKLL0RMMTL59MR3VAJ033PEXR47DKP6.PDF If the URL does not transmit, please look up "Health from the Ocean Deep Acres USA". We recommend your mother use liquid sea minerals, such as Aussie Trace Minerals http://seamineral.com/ (order in your state, Colo.; also available from other web sites); rather than the powder that Father Chorr used. The powder in the U.S. at least, appears to be sourced from the Great Salt Lake, which apparently may contain heavy metals.

Let your mother drink 1 teaspoon liquid sea minerals in a glass of water twice a day, beginning with once a day, as Father Chorr suggested, and increasing after a few days. If the stools are too loose, decrease to 1/2 tsp. once a day and increase more gradually.

Let your mother avoid eating meat; the most success with Parkinson's is with the vegetarian (no eggs) or vegan diet. Just be sure to include at least 2 tablespoons freshly ground flax seed every day in the diet for Omega 3 essential fatty acids, and drink extra water. We wish you and mother all success.


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Posted by Shel (Eugene, OR) on 05/15/2009

I got some methylene BLUE (we're talking blue) from a pet store--the only place I could find it. It says not for medicinal, human or animal use--but I took a couple drops anyway because they always say that stuff. Is there a different kind I should have gotten? Ted said it was the stuff for fish tanks so that's what I got. I thought I should maybe check before I took any more. If someone could email me directly I would appreciate it. I don't think it would take much of the stuff before you could give the Blue Men a run for their money--or at least a Smurf. If it matters, I forgot to mention I got it for Parkinson's.

Replied by Jane
Fort Worth, Texas
05/15/2009

Dear Shel,

The methylene blue I used was from a fish aquarium store. It is usually 1% concentration. Ted encourages a dilution to 0.1%. When I first gave it to my father with the amazing results, I gave it with sodium ascorbate. It really worked to increase his energy and initiation of action. He is still taking it and it still helps. Other supplements have also helped him a great deal, like transdermal magnesium oil. This stuff has changed his life very much for the better. It has helped a great deal in reducing stiffness. What has harmed my father is bulk magnesium citrate powder from ____.com. I ordered many bulk supplements from ___ ___. I was told to give to my father "the more the better" of magnesium citrate. I did. But what I have learned, nearly too late, is that the white powder that was labeled magnesium citrate does not have the solubility characteristics and other typical characteristics of magnesium citrate at all. It has the characteristics of possibly calcium carbonate. I can pay $300.00 to have it tested at an analytical lab, but I am not able to pay for that at this time. I will do it later. The main thing is that be sure to learn from my mistake. It caused a stroke in my father. The lesson is to buy from a reputable bulk supplement suppler who actually tests the supplements that come from China. Also I think it would be prudent for us to learn to test our own purchases even if crudely by checking for the known properties of each substance, like ph and solubility. ____, the owner of ___ ____, told me that neither he nor his supplier out of Georgia test the bulk supplements they receive from China and then sell to us.

So keep up the methylene blue because it may be very helpful to you. Ted told me that it also may build up in the body's system somewhat over time. So you will need to work with the dose and be sure to take it with sodium ascorbate. It seems to be something needed together with the methylene blue. Also if you add the methylene blue to sodium ascorbate in water, the blue color disappears.

I hope this is helpful to you. I'll pass on some words given to me by a young lady who observed me working with my father. Don't give up. Never give up.

Jane

Replied by John
Pleasanton, Ca 94566 U S A
01/25/2010

Also if you add the methylene blue to sodium ascorbate in water, the blue color disappears. How much of this do you mix???

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, La Union, Philippines
01/26/2010

Hi John...I have been using Methylene Blue(MB) plus Vit C for a while now.

I bought the 1% MB at a hardware shop in the aquatics section. Then I converted the 1% MB to 0.1% MB by adding 1 X part by volume of MB to a dropper bottle, then I added 9 parts by volume of water as well. I just use a simple bottle cap for this -- where 1 part by volume equals one cap full. This will give you 0.1% MB. I put this mixture into a suitable bottle with a dropper top.

When I need it, I take one full glass of water with 2 grms Ascorbic Acid completely crushed and dissolved in it and add just one or two drops of the 0.1% MB to it. I take this twice a day if I need the energy or if I feel a cold or flu coming one. Gives you alot of energy and significantly boosts the immune system.

Replied by Susan
Anchorage, Alaska
03/28/2010

Hi Jane, I am interested in making my own transdermal magnesium for head tremors. I have actually tested positive for Lyme disease and Lyme apparently consumes the Magnesium in the body. Have you considered having your dad tested for the presence of Borrelia Burgdorferi. Lyme can cause Parkinson's symptoms. I in fact believe that Michael J Fox, may be Lyme positive. He was apparently bitten by a tick and was put on a 6 week course of antibiotic therapy. He then later on developed Parkinsons. Most of us in the Lyme community know that Lyme is rarely eradicated with a 6 week course of Antibiotics. I also know that heavy metal poisoning seems to go hand in hand with a lot of these neurological symptoms. Therefore I am concerned about the claim by Ancient minerals that many of the bulk pharmaceutical grade Magnesium Chloride has lead and mercury. I have ordered some Magnesium for fish tanks off of Ebay and bought a test kit for home use and will test it for lead content. I also wrote the supplier to find out if they have a chemical analysis of the product. If it is shipped from China, I am doubting that it will. I also contacted an independent lab to find out how much testing for Mercury content would cost as I have not been able to find a home test kit for Mercury. I am hopeful that the transdermal Magnesium will be a big help. I can't afford to pay the prices that some of the companies that market the Mag Oil charges.

Thanks,

Susan


Posted by Jose (Zamboanga , Philippines) on 02/25/2009

Methylene blue can be purchased in two forms: pre-mixed with other elements or in a 'pure' state. ... What form is referred to by 1.0% and 9.1%? ... When adding 100 cc of methylene blue to 900 cc of water, what form of methylene blue is used - the pre-mixed or the 'pure'? ... How much Vit C is taken together with methylene blue? ... I'm asking because I would like to try methylene blue and vitamin C for my Parkinson's. ... I am 78 years old, diagnosed as having Parkinson's in 1998.

Replied by Diane
Rome. Ny
01/09/2016

How is the Methylene blue administered? Orally?

Replied by Nanette Ortega
Charlotte North Carolina
08/15/2016

Please, tell me in measures of ounces how many methylene blue and vitamin C . I need to use for 85 years father that Parkinson and also what I can give to him so he feel thirsty and water. If you can explain what is happening inside the body when he will take it


Posted by Jane on 01/09/2009
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Hi Ted,

I am amazed that after one and a half days of taking methylene blue with vitamin c my 85 year old dad, who has Parkinson's, initiated transfer to his wheelchair and needed much less assistance than yesterday. Yesterday he was not weight bearing much. This morning I did not pick him up to get in his chair, just guided him. I broke out into laughter of happiness!

Thank you a million for the information you provide on earthclinic. I love seeing the results!

Jane

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
01/09/2009
384 posts

Dear Jane:

The methylene blue works, however, continual use of low dose is very helpful. However if it is discontinued, at least in the beginning may weaken the energy level, but further dose will allow the person to recover. Methylene blue is considered a super antioxidant for the mitochrondria. The best that I have seen so far. The brain is the highest metabolic rate in the body and hence is helpful with methylene blue since it increases energy level to normal levels through mitochrondria support. Taurine supplements and some potassium bicarbonate with baking soda are also helpful and supportive to this remedy too.

It's often best used as dose I have mentioned. I liked it so much I have since added methylene blue to my Emergency Aid kit as posted previously, although it remains I still needed some tweaking. Low levels of brain metabolism is what I believe to be causing the Parkinson's disease, and I have found the methylene blue to be helpful.

Thank you for the feedback!

Ted

Replied by Jane
01/09/2009

Hi Ted! I just accidently sent my last message before I was ready. I have so much to learn! I have not yet seen your Emergency Aid kit. How much Taurine supplements should I give? I have baking soda and I'm not exactly sure if I have potassium bicarbonate. I have potassium supplements. Is potassium bicarbonate a household product?

Thank you! Thank you! For your help.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
01/09/2009
384 posts

Dear Jane:

A taurine supplements dose averages about 1000 mg taken twice a day, with plenty of water, such as 1/2 glass of water. The taurine has a protective effect on the brain. As to alkalization, usually the preferred remedy.

As to your questions of potassium bicarbonate or potassium citrate or tripotassium citrate. These aren't usually available in most household items, but maybe available or found in electrolyte drinks formulation or found in certain potassium supplements found. When taking potassium, a baking soda is always taken. The dose for potassium is small, usually 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon once a day while a baking soda may require just 1/2 teaspoon and a low dose to help stabilize the pH. Over the long term, usually about a week, an alkaline blood leads for the brain to recover faster too. Often it's the acidity of the brain that cause some degeneration of the brain and alkalinity provides protection. The rationale is a simple one: brain is a highly metabolic organ and hence is most acidic and needs something to reduce the excess acidity coming from carbon dioxide when the brain cells metabolise. This is a mild remedy.

A carnosine 500 mg x 2 is also seen to be helpful too, but aspartame and all artificial sugar must be avoided as those are most damaging to the brain. There are some unbelievers who think aspartame is safe, to which I always suggest to check for presence of blood methanol and formaldehyde after ingestion and it's always present in order to settle the aspartame controversy. Aspartame are also found in chewing gums and is also not helpful.

Ted

Replied by Mary
Belfast, Northern Ireland
02/09/2009

Hi Jane, can you tell me how your father is getting on with the methylene blue? Is it proving helpful. A relative of mine has just been diagnosed with Parkinson's. As yet they only have tremors in the hands and I would love to get something that prevents it getting any worse, or at least slows down its progression. Any updates would be appreciated. Thanks, Mary.

Replied by Jane
Fort Worth, Texas
02/15/2009

Dear Mary from Northern Ireland,Yes my father is getting along well and the Parkinson's symptoms are definitely diminished since taking the methelyne blue regularly. I am very encouraged about this and I have specific reason to suspect that the Parkinson's is at least partially fungal related in my father. He is also taking the alkaline drink with sodium carbonate, bicarbonate of soda, potassium citrate, taurine, carnosine. The alkaline drink two and sometimes three times a day is noticeably helpful as well. He has sleep apnea which is problematic at times. The alkaline drink seems to help with this some as does sleeping on his side and not on his back. I would hate to be without any of these things because I have noticed increased mental focus for my dad and increased energy. At first I believe he was taking too much methylene blue, a drop of 1% solution three times daily. He is now taking a drop or two of 0.1% two to three times daily depending on our schedules. The higher concentration may have temporarily caused a tremor that wasn't there before. His symptoms did not initiate with the tremor, but with the mask like face and a shuffling gate. Now his face is like his old self with his smile and usual expressions. He has his sense of humor and his personality again. Also I believe that magnesium is helping him very much too.Not magnesium aspartate! Also I have since learned that our eating food with msg may have correlated with a little setback he had. So now we are much more careful to avoid all msg and excitotoxins that are sometimes in mineral supplements. He takes carbidopa/levidopa three times daily as well.

EC: Thank you for the update, Jane!

Replied by Debbie
South Bend, IN
02/17/2009

Jane, You should have your father's vitamin D level checked too:

Low Vitamin D Level Tied to Parkinson's Study: Vitamin D Insufficiency Often Accompanies Parkinson's Disease
By Miranda Hitti

http://www.webmd.com/parkinsons-disease/news/20081013/low-vitamin-d-level-tied-to-parkinsons


WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MDOct. 13, 2008 -- Parkinson's disease patients may be particularly likely to have low blood levels of vitamin D.

Researchers report that news in the Archives of Neurology.

They studied 100 Parkinson's disease patients, 100 Alzheimer's disease patients, and 100 healthy adults of the same age as the Parkinson's and Alzheimer's patients.

Participants provided blood samples, which showed vitamin D insufficiency in 55% of the Parkinson's disease patients, compared to 41% of the Alzheimer's patients and 36% of the healthy participants.

Vitamin D deficiency, in which people have even less vitamin D than people who have vitamin D insufficiency, was also more common among the Parkinson's patients (23%), compared to the Alzheimer's patients (16%) and the healthy participants (10%).

The findings held regardless of people's age, gender, and presence or absence of an Alzheimer's-related mutation in the APOE gene.

The study was a snapshot in time -- it doesn't prove that low levels of vitamin D cause Parkinson's disease or that taking vitamin D would help prevent Parkinson's.

But those possibilities should be studied, note the researchers, who included Emory University's Marian Evatt, MD, MS.

Replied by Ruth
RSM, CA, USA
06/15/2009

Parkinson's and fungus: I was reading with great interest the posts regarding Methylene Blue. I'll give it a go. However more of interest was the talk of fungus. Oddly enough, right after getting toenail fungus came Parkinson's. I have always felt that there was a connection. My opinion is that because Parkinson's is usually diagnosed in aged patients, toenail fungus was viewed as a common old age condition and never considered as a possible connection to the Parkinson's. So, if the fungus or it's byproducts are involved, that would explain why an anti-fungus med would have an effect. I'd sure like to hear more about this.

Replied by Jane
Fort Worth, Texas
06/15/2009

Hi Deirdre and EC!

The below link regarding Alzheimer's is interesting and there is a Parkinson's link included in the info. The fungal theory is a part of this and so much more. My Dad's Parkinson's symptoms became most evident after my mother flooded the bathtub a few times, years ago, and they dried out the carpet more than once. So I think fungus is a huge aspect of our problems here. Also as Ted says and as the article suggests, the mycotoxins are the byproduct of the fungus and may be more problem causing than the fungus itself. Apparently the mycotoxins are implicated in cancer and many neurodegenerative diseases. I think there are a multitude of factors but most are interrelated. Now that I have learned a few things about this I feel like I don't know anything at all. Its very humbling to me to try to find remedies and test what works and what doesn't. Also there seems to be so much misinformation to sift through and then try to learn what works for us as individuals.

I have tried a bit of heavy metal chelation on myself only to cause tinnitus that I can hardly get rid of. Like Sherlock Holmes I'm trying different things, observing and looking for a clue to the remedy for me as well as for my parents individually. Its scary because now I know I have so many neurotoxins, based on the tinnitus that began after chelating, and I just don't have the best plan right now to rid of it. I have tried a lot of supplements to stop it.

Replied by Rick
Knoxville, TN
06/20/2009

Jane, How is your dad doing with the MB? May I ask some basic questions? How old is he? How old was he when his first symptoms appeared? What dosing and schedule does he follow with the MB?

Replied by Jane
Fort Worth, Texas
06/22/2009

Hello Rick,

Just a quick answer to a few of your questions and comments. My Dad is 85. He began having symptoms at approximately 79 or so. He probably had symptoms earlier than that, but I did not see him all that often during that time and also the Parkinson's symptoms began insidiously.

We are not so perfect with the MB dosing. I try to give at least three doses per day. I also try to make sure he has sodium ascorbate to go along with it for at least two of the doses. I would like to be more consistent giving more frequent low doses of the MB and we are working on that.

Since my father had a stroke in November of 2008 and the early Spring of 2009, this has been a big setback. The stroke this Spring was the worst. He still has a great deal of recovery to accomplish, but he continues to improve. He is very mentally alert and aware of everything going on. He can still give advice and communicate well. He cannot walk. He needs assistance eating but he often is independent in eating. These problems are a result of the stroke. We have been eliminating and reducing offending foods and supplements as we observe problems. I am near certain that my father will not have another stroke. One of the biggest helps for him is magnesium oil applied all over his body. This has helped him very much and I learned a lesson about neglecting the magnesium oil. He will get stiff and harder to transfer when without the magnesium oil (I make ours from magnesium chloride flakes sold to saltwater fish aquarium hobbyists).

My father is not taking any prescription medicines to speak of now. We stopped the carbidopa/levodopa because he began to have mild hallucinations and we stopped it. He has only improved since stopping that medicine.

Replied by Ab
Toronto, Ontario
06/27/2009

Jane,Is there a reason why sodium ascorbate should be taken with the meth blue? Would another form of vitamin C not be better when stroke is a possibility? And could you describe the alkaline drink your father is taking-- exact amounts etc?

Thanks,
Abigail"

Replied by Jane
Fort Worth, Texas
06/28/2009

Dear A from Toronto,

I learned from Ted that the sodium ascorbate is in a form more appropriate for the body since ascorbic acid would be a lower ph and our body is more optimal at a ph of about 7. Actually you could probably get a better answer from Ted because I am just learning about these things.

I have seen a published drug study regarding using the vitamin c with methylene blue. I believe it was in regard to treating malaria. At any rate it appears that vitamin c is needed. At least there should be vitamin c circulating in the body when taking methylene blue. I don't think its necessary to take vitamin c every time one takes methylene blue.

As to the stroke issue, I just don't know much about that. What I have read is that it is the chlorides that are so harmful. You know, table salt. So a good sea salt is something that you may want to get and avoid the table salt that is refined and not natural. Sodium chloride is in the processed foods as well. Apparently sea salt, like Celtic sea salt, is very good for us and even fights infections. It also increases thirst and so then we drink more water which is good for us.

Another comment about stroke. I have learned that excess calcium circulating is one sure cause of stroke. The misinformation about taking calcium is not been helpful to us at all. Also I gave my father mega doses of a magnesium citrate product that we since learned was not even magnesium at all or at least had a large component of calcium in it. We have now learned to make magnesium oil with the magnesium flakes sold to salt water fish hobbyists. I rub it on my Dad's skin and it goes through the skin into the body and relaxes his muscles and also helps to put the calcium in its place and out of the blood stream which greatly reduces his chance of having another stroke.

The alkaline drink is something we take about once per day, sometimes twice and now sometimes not at all. Everyone's needs are different and sometimes I am not that compliant. I guess its because my Dad is getting better and so now I'm not that scared. The alkaline drink we take is in a small cup with a small amount of water. We follow this drink with a glass of water. It is 1/8 tsp of sodium carbonate dissolved, then add 1/8 tsp baking soda dissolved, then add 1/8 to 1/4 tsp potassium citrate dissolved. So that's it. I still recommend inquiring of Ted because I learned this from him. The basic thing is to check urine ph and I believe it is supposed to be a 7. You may find other posts to verify all of this. It will not be in the methylene blue thread though.

Another way to alkalinize is to drink lemon water. Just don't use chlorinated water.

I hope this helps.

Jane

Replied by Baldev
Mumbai , Maharashtra/India
06/28/2009
187 posts

Hi Jane,

You have mentioned that you make your own magnesium oil from magnesium chloride. I would like to know as to how do you make and how do you use it for stiff joints/muscles.

Thanks
Baldev

Replied by Jane
Fort Worth, Texas
06/28/2009

Dear Baldev,

When I learned about transdermal magnesium I went out and found a salt water aquarium hobby store and looked around. I had a conversation with the owner and asked him about the magnesium and all the supplements added to the aquariums. Apparently these hobbyists are very knowledgeable about the chemicals added to the aquariums because the fish and corals are expensive and one wrong move could kill them all. Anyway I asked the man for a sample of magnesium flakes and he gave it to me. I went home and made a solution by boiling some filtered water and made a 50% solution. I rubbed it into the skin and so that's how I got started. Now I have ordered my own magnesium flakes. The shipping is expensive and so it makes the end product more expensive than I would like. Since I believe it has saved my father's life after the accidental mega doses of calcium I cannot complain though.

I am now making a solution closer to 60-65%. We have very fair skin here. Sometimes it stings a little if we have a cut or something. But its worth it. You can make the solution weak or strong. At about 70% solution I've noticed that some of the magnesium falls out of solution and so I think 70% is a bit over maximum

Our family had some purchased natural magnesium oil already before I made my own. At first I just didn't know how to use it or that I needed to put a whole lot on my father at first. I wanted to make my own for some reason. What I have learned since is that you can use too much. So you have to watch yourself. After my Dad was saturated, then we backed down a bit. The signs of too much for my Dad were that he had a few pre atrial contractions. He had never had heart arrhythmia before. So all we had to do was back off a bit and now he is doing so great the doctors are very surprised. He always has a beautiful normal sinus rhythm and his heart rate and blood pressure are just perfect. Now we need to get his brain completely healed.

Another thing that I read, I think Ted said this, that the magnesium oil from the ocean has calcium in it. I had not thought of that before. I intend to stay away from calcium the best I can since I believe that too much of it caused my Dad's stroke and contributed to his stiffness. I think calcium is in the water here too as we have hard water and when I boil it there is a white powdery film on the bottom of the tea kettle.

I am thankful to a man named George Eby who set me straight regarding the magnesium supplement that I was giving my Dad. I emailed George after reading his website and he didn't really have time to reply at the time, but he did give me a strong warning to stop the magnesium because I told him it wasn't soluble in water. He told me that it was not magnesium citrate or it would be soluble. I am extremely grateful to that man. He has an interesting website too and discussed a great deal regarding how he cured himself of depression using magnesium. Also he recommended a book by Mark Sircus called Transdermal Magnesium which I bought and its very good.

I hope this helps you.

Jane

EC: Thanks Jane -- great instructions!

Amazon.com has the book for $12.89, but not many in stock unless you buy it used for close to the same price! Transdermal Magnesium Therapy

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
05/01/2011

If its starting to look like the trigger for Parkinsons is a fungus, and Methylene blue use kills the fungus over time.. Wouldnt a high dose of B vitamins be required to build the brain cells back up again after the initial onset has been stopped?.. I mean, just using the Methylene blue might stop anymore progression of the disease.. But you are still left with the subsequent debilitations... I know from past nursing experience that the brain will respond quite quickly but still need the right nutrients as in the case of dementia patient. The Dementia was quite advanced (third stage of syphlis).. It totally mimicked Alzhiemers and was picked up with a wasermans test.... But was completly cured after a course of antibiotics and B complex injections. The patient left the geriatric ward smiling and thanking everybody, he picked it up in Palastine during the second world war.. Makes you wonder how many more might have missed the correct test?

Replied by John
Boston, Ma
08/28/2016

Can anyone who has been using the Methylene Blue update us on your progress?

Have you had to change your protocol over time? Have your symptoms of DP been continually diminished?

Updates appreciated. Thanks.

Replied by Mymomhaspd
Ca
10/23/2017

Ted,

Can you please respond to the long term effect on patients taking Methylene Blue, H202 and Vit C. Whats the optimal dosage . My mom has PD and she got depressed last yr after my uncle died and also had a bad fall which affected her C2. She is completely bed bound ad the biggest issue we have is daytime sleepiness.

Just started giving her good vit. Starting on a vit formula with calcium /vit D for nite - hoping it will improve the quality of sleep.

Also giving her NAC- she is still on part tube feed.

PLEASE HELP with the dosage. I remember I gave this to my mom years ago, during the intial years. Then they moved away from here and somehow it go stopped completely.



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