Parkinson’s Q&A

What do I tell my doctor about this therapy?

You can tell your doctor that you have decided to try a new medically developed, scientifically based program to eliminate your Parkinson’s symptoms and improve your overall health. You can send your doctor to our website for further scientific data on this therapy.

Is this a new form of Parkinson’s disease therapy?

No! L-dopa is the most effective Parkinson’s therapy available and has been over 50 years. L-dopa is usually the last drug started due to what was thought to be the inevitable side effects and adverse reactions associated with it.

If this is not a new treatment what is it?

This approach is the first real advancement in the L-dopa and Parkinson’s disease therapy in over 50 years. After 17 years of clinical research, the medical doctors who invented and refined this approach published their findings in 2014. Parkinson’s disease, L-dopa, and carbidopa are all associated with numerous relative nutritional deficiencies (RND). The management of these deficiencies is not simply going to the health food store and getting some nutrients. Various techniques along with lab tests have been developed and refined by these medical doctors who learned to manage the side effects associated with L-dopa. This provides highly beneficial treatment with L-dopa as soon as possible without carbidopa.

Can you work with my doctor to help with transition?

We are available to talk with any medical professional who may have questions or concerns that can help you get the optimal results.

Will I have to take a lot of pills?

Yes, for Parkinson’s protocols you may gradually have to take as many as 56 or more pills per day. However, most of them are to be taken in powder form (in water or juice) as it is more convenient and cost effective this way.

What about the medicines I’m currently taking?

To get optimal results with Neurotransmitter Therapy, you need to avoid the use of Parkinson’s drugs.  Many Parkinson’s patients on the advice of their doctor, decide to avoid the L-dopa meds (Sinemet) for as long as possible due to often severe side effects. If you are currently taking Sinemet or commonly prescribed dopamine agonists (Requip, Mirapex and Neupro) you must first discuss your decision to do Neurotransmitter Therapy with your doctor so that he may assist you in removal of your current meds in order for you to get optimal results from the Neurotransmitter Therapy.

Isn’t L-dopa a prescription drug?

L-dopa is available as a drug or a nutrient. It is classified as a non-essential amino acid. For person with Parkinson’s disease, additional L-dopa is essential since dietary intake can not be established high enough to meet dopamine needs even with an optimal diet.

Why is early treatment with L-dopa important?

People suffering with Parkinson’s disease do not have enough dopamine in their brains. This causes the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The only way for the brain to make enough dopamine is by taking L-dopa. In all Parkinson’s disease individuals a relative nutritional deficiency exists since high enough levels of the nutrient L-dopa can not be obtained from even an optimal diet. Treatment with L-dopa as soon as possible is important to keep brain function optimal and prevent brain deterioration from nutritional deficiencies. Drugs do nothing to increase the body’s ability to make dopamine. The effectiveness of drugs in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease is a distant second to the nutrient L-dopa.

Can I get these nutrients on my own?

Everything being prescribed is non-prescription nutrients since all of the problems associated with Parkinson’s disease represent relative nutritional deficiencies. The components of treatment are available in health food stores or over the internet. If you buy these things for self-treatment, you will be up against the exact same problems medicine has been dealing with for over 50 years: the side effects and adverse reactions associated with the nutrient L-dopa along with the multiple nutritional collapses of Parkinson’s disease. Management of L-dopa induced nausea, on/off effect, dyskinesias, long-term stability, and all of the relative nutritional deficiencies listed to the right, need to be skillfully and professionally managed. This is not a self-treatment disease.

What are the expected outcomes of treatment?

For Parkinson’s disease individuals who are early in the course of the disease, expectations should be complete restoration of function with few or no symptoms with a marked slowing in the progression of the disease. For person who have had the diagnosis for several years, time, the disease, and drugs may have taken their toll. While complete restoration of normal function may not be possible, the expectation should still be to achieve the highest level of function possible without unmanageable L-dopa side effects interfering.

How does L-dopa deplete other nutrients?

Study the illustration above. When only L-dopa is given, it excludes the making of serotonin. For over 50 years, doctors have given their patients L-dopa while not recognizing or making any effort to correct the nutritionally driven collapse problems they were creating. L-dopa depletes L-tyrosine, Thiols (homocysteine, glutathione, S-adenosylmethionine, L-cysteine, cystathione, and L-methionine), serotonin, and L-tryptophan. These things are critical for functions in the body. These nutritionally driven depletions cause Parkinson’s disease to spiral out of control. The leading cause of Parkinson’s disease is brain damage from toxins. This requires more dopamine to compensate for the damage and restore normal brain function. L-dopa depletes glutathione concentrations, the body’s most powerful detoxifying agent. When this happens, ongoing exposure to toxins accelerates progression of disease if proper levels of the nutrients required by the body to make glutathione are not administered.

Is this alternative medicine?

This is cutting-edge main stream medical research. At the heart of this approach is the nutrient L-dopa which has hundreds of published Parkinson’s disease studies and has been recognized as the most effective treatment for over 50 years. L-dopa is so important that the doctors who discovered then synthesized it received two Nobel Prizes. In 1975, things took a negative turn for L-dopa; it was combined with carbidopa and the death rate started increasing. The difference with this approach is that L-dopa builds the system up while all other approaches tear the system down.