An open letter to Michael J. Fox and anyone with Parkinson’s disease
Why most doctors can do very little to stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease … until now.
Michael J. Fox has been a tireless champion for finding a cure to Parkinson’s disease.
But despite all the publicity he’s generated, there’s been little headway in fighting this disease. That’s because the mainstream media and the medical establishment have ignored one of the most startling breakthroughs for Parkinson’s disease ever discovered.
Believe it or not, this breakthrough is now permanently reversing Parkinson’s symptoms. That’s right, I said reversing.
In fact, this breakthrough not only restores healthy dopamine levels and relieves tremors and stiffness…it can reverse years of decline in a matter of weeks. How? I’ll tell you how in a minute. But first, let me give you an example — my friend Ron.
When Ron first came to my office, he was a shadow of his former self. He looked frail and gaunt. His posture was stooped. His hands and arms shook constantly. And he could barely walk through the door of my office, even with his wife’s help.
But he hadn’t always been that way. Ron had been a strapping, 6-foot-4-inch mountain of a man. To say he’d been “active” would be an understatement. Ron would hike for miles through the mountains of California, hunting deer and elk. He was handy around the house and built the fence around his property. He never thought anything could touch his physical vitality.
Then, around age 61, Ron began to have problems with his coordination. First, it was mild trembling. Then stiff, aching muscles. Then he had trouble walking and had to shuffle with his feet close together. Gradually, his motor skills declined. He went to see a neurologist, and was devastated to find out he had Parkinson’s disease.
The neurologist started Ron on Sinemet, a popular Parkinson’s drug that boosts dopamine levels. And it helped — for a while.
Then it stopped working. Ron’s tremors and stiffness got even worse. So his neurologist put him on Parlodel, a Parkinson’s drug to help his brain use dopamine more efficiently. Before long, that stopped working, too. Finally, his neurologist put him on a third drug, Amantrel. That seemed to help for a few months. But eventually it stopped working as well.
His neurologist’s response: crank up the dosage on all three Parkinson’s drugs. Unfortunately, that didn’t do a thing to stop Ron’s rapid decline. Worse, the side effects made him nauseous, dizzy, and even affected his memory.
There was nothing Ron could do to stop the progression of Parkinson’s. Before long, the man who used to love long hikes in the woods needed a walker to make it across his living room floor.
Because of his lack of motor control, he couldn’t even feed himself. If he managed to spear some food with his fork, his tremors would make the food fly off before it got to his mouth. His poor wife Ruth had to do everything for him. She fed him, bathed him, and even helped him go to the bathroom.
It was heartbreaking to see Ron and Ruth go through this. And it was frustrating to know that despite all my professional success at treating “hopeless” cases, there was little I could do for Parkinson’s.
But then I stumbled upon a study in an obscure medical journal, which led me to an amazing new Parkinson’s treatment.