Types of Natural Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease
(Amino Acid) Protocol
High Dose Glutathione
What are some of the
Treatments and Therapies
There are many Parkinson’s Disease treatments and therapies that have been studied that can be hugely beneficial for Parkinson’s patients. Natural treatments for Parkinson’s Disease can improve the quality of life, slow the progression of the disease, and potentially reverse some disease processes. While patients who are interested in any natural treatment should contact a medical provider, many of these treatments, therapies, and remedies can offer hope for Parkinson’s Disease patients.
Hinz Protocol (Amino Acid) Protocol
The Hinz Protocol (also known as the amino acid protocol) is a natural treatment for Parkinson’s Disease that, for multiple reasons, can have a significantly positive impact for Parkinson’s patients.
Parkinson’s patients have a deficiency of dopamine in their body. Typically, patients are put on medications that contain L-Dopa (the precursor to dopamine) to replenish the deficiency of dopamine. However, every conventional medication that contains L-Dopa is combined with Carbidopa. Carbidopa can cause significant side effects and do much damage to many systems of the body when taken long term.
The side effects of Carbidopa can be tremendous and often are more severe than the symptoms of Parkinson’s itself. The side effects include uncontrolled muscle movements, worsening of Parkinson’s Disease, severe nausea and vomiting, depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts. Since L-Dopa is the one ingredient that has a positive impact on Parkinson’s Disease, often patient remain in Carbidopa even though the side effects can be so negative.
The Hinz protocol can be an incredible solution for patients who need L-Dopa, but do not want the side effects of Carbidopa. The Hinz protocol uses a natural source of L-Dopa to reverse Parkinson’s symptoms but eliminates Carbidopa so that the body is then able to replenish dopamine without the consequences and side effects of the Carbidopa.
Implementation of the Hinz Protocol can have the following benefits:
Reversal of Tremor
Any type of tremor can make simple tasks become difficult. The Hinz Protocol can make the tremor lessen and lessen to the degree where there is no longer significant tremor or any tremor at all.
Easilier Ability to Walk
Coordination of taking steps can become easier so that walking becomes more fluid and less rigid. The shuffling gait and difficulties in initiating walking can become less pronounced.
Speech can become more coherent and words can become easier to form. Slurred speech and salivation also improve.
Fatigue is often present in Parkinson’s Disease. Using the amino acids in the Hinz protocol, energy can improve so that more can be accomplished throughout the day.
Balance improves so there is less risk of falling and more ability to move and participate in different activities.
Improved Motor Control
Motor function improves so that activities of daily living are easier to perform. Fine motor skills can improve, which can make the detail-oriented physical activities easier to accomplish.
High Dose Glutathione Therapy
As one of the most potent antioxidants in the body, high dose glutathione is a natural treatment for Parkinson’s that has powerful advantages. Antioxidants are natural substances that protect cells from damage. Every day, each one of the cells in the body produces waste products that cause oxidative damage. Similarly, each cell is also exposed to oxidative damage caused by outside chemicals and toxins. The cells need antioxidants to neutralize and repair the oxidative damage. This allows the cells to live healthier and longer.
Research shows that the substantia nigra, the part of the brain affected in Parkinson’s Disease, has the least amount of glutathione. The reduced amount of glutathione makes this part of the brain more susceptible to damage from neurotoxins. When a chemical neurotoxin enters the brain, it creates radical damage to the tissues. The tissues that have the least amount of antioxidants experience the most damage.
High dose glutathione therapy is a natural treatment for Parkinson’s disease that can replenish the body and the brain with glutathione. It can improve brain function and health at the cellular level. This, in turn, helps protect the brain from further damage.
The benefits of high dose glutathione therapy can include the following:
Improved Cellular Function
Cellular health is what will determine overall health. Specifically, in Parkinson’s Disease, glutathione can improve the health of the brain and nerve cells which can diminish the effects of the disease.
Removal of toxic waste is integral for healthy bodily functions. Glutathione will help remove the cellular waste products so that cells are able to function as best as they can.
Reducing oxidative stress
Oxidative damage can cause organ system to deteriorate and age. By reducing oxidative damage, the cells and organ system age less rapidly and remain healthy longer.
Improve Immune Function
Immune function is immensely important for healing. Any tissue that is damaged needs to be repaired by the immune system. Glutathione aids the immune system in this process.
There are several different ways that high dose f glutathione can be administered:
Oral glutathione can be taken in capsule form. This is one of the least expensive and easiest methods to ensure higher levels of glutathione in the body on a daily basis.
There is some research to support that administering glutathione in a spray through the nose will allow the glutathione to more easily cross the blood-brain barrier. This allows for potentially more glutathione to enter the brain where it is most needed.
High doses of glutathione can be administered through the even and can enter directly into the bloodstream. Using IV glutathione allows the most amount of glutathione to enter the body and can have the most positive effects.
Research shows that neurotoxins can play a significant factor in the development and progression of Parkinson’s Disease. Since toxin damage can destroy brain cells, toxin exposure can lead to the destruction of the neurons that control motor function and cause Parkinson’s. It seems that nowadays, there are toxins everywhere in the environment. It can be difficult, even with an organic lifestyle, to protect yourself from the toxins.
Toxic chemicals enter the body through the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the clothes we wear, and the cleaning, hygiene, and other products that we use. Since toxins are virtually all around us, detoxification therapies can be massively helpful to eliminate the toxic burden on the body.
There are many natural treatments for Parkinson’s Disease that will help detoxify the body and improve organ function. When the body is overloaded with toxins, it becomes more sluggish and has a much harder time optimally performing its normal functions.
In Parkinson’s Disease, the burden of toxins can be greater. As many toxins have the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, they cause damage to sensitive and necessary brain and nerve cells. Not only can toxins make healing extremely difficult, but they can also accelerate the neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease.
The benefits of Detoxification therapies include:
Improved Organ Function
Think of toxic burden as oil sludge in a car. Sludge can wreak havoc and cause damage to the engine and will shorten the lifespan on the car. Similarly, the toxic burden can wreak havoc on organ systems and diminish organ function. Therefore, when detoxification occurs, organ function improves.
Improved Immune System
If there is a high body toxic burden, the immune system gets weaker because it is constantly trying to fight off and remove the toxins from the body. If the stress of the toxic burden is reduced, the immune system can regain its strength.
Better Brain Function
The brain is the most vital organ and can be the organ that is damaged the most by toxins. If the amount of toxins is lessened, the brain may have the ability to heal and begin to function better.
One of the things that toxins can accelerate the most is the aging process. Not only the aging of the skin but, also the aging of all the cells that the toxins come into contact with. Detoxification can slow the aging of cells, particularly the nerve cells that are in much need of protection in Parkinson’s Disease.
Improved Mental Clarity
If there is a highly toxic load in the brain, mental fogginess is very common. When the toxic load is reduced through detoxification processes, mental clarity and cognition can improve dramatically.
There are several natural detoxification therapies for Parkinson’s Disease:
Far Infrared Sauna has been shown to penetrate deep into tissue to mobilize toxins and eliminate them through sweat. With varying temperatures and times, any individual can remain comfortable throughout the treatment while still receiving the detox benefits.
Fango clay is one of the most unique detoxification therapies. It uses a medical clay wax mixture that is heated and applied directly to the skin in areas of high lymphatic flow. This application stimulates circulation of the lymph and blood, which circulated toxins, and allows the body to more easily eliminate the toxins through the sweat, the liver, and the kidney.
Colon irrigation is a gentle therapy that involves gently cleansing the colon with warm, sterile water. Colon irrigation allows more of the buildup of waste in the digestive tract to be eliminated. After some sessions, colon irrigation can also alleviate the toxin burden by assisting the liver in dumping bile that contains waste products.
Supplements can play an essential role in the natural treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s Disease is associated with deficiencies of certain vitamins and diet alone may not be able to replenish those deficiencies. Taking appropriate supplements at the appropriate amounts can restore the nutrients that are diminished.
Not only can certain supplements replenish nutrient deficiencies, but many supplements have important roles in healing and protecting tissue from further damage. Parkinson’s Disease is the result of damage to certain parts of the brain that are responsible for muscle control. Using targeted supplements, one could expect improvements in healing and protection from further damage.
How do we select supplements?
We constantly evaluate conventional medical research literature to select the supplements that have the most research-based evidence to help Parkinson’s Disease. Contrary to some belief, there is a lot of research on natural medicine and Parkinson’s Disease. Pubmed is an online resource that lists all conventional medical research literature. This resource can help any individual access research article specific to certain nutrients and Parkinson’s Disease.
We also use observational evidence from supplements that have helped Parkinson’s patients in the past. At times, there is evidence to support the use of certain supplements based on how well other Parkinson’s patients have reacted and improved to specific nutrients.
We always select supplements based on the patient’s unique presentation, underlying health conditions, and needs. A one size fits all supplements plan would not be as effective for the individual as would a tailored supplement plan.
What are some of the supplements for Parkinson’s Disease?
Below is a list of some of the common supplements used for Parkinson’s Disease.
There are over 150 articles in conventional medical research for the use of B Vitamins and Parkinson’s Disease.
B vitamins are needed for over 300 enzyme reactions in the body.
B vitamins are typically reduced with Parkinson’s medications
Thiamine (also known as Vitamin B1)
There are approximately 30 research articles on thiamine and Parkinson’s disease.
Results indicate that thiamine can improve non-motor and motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.
Omega 3 fatty acids
There are approximately 50 research articles on Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Parkinson’s Disease.
Omega 3 reduces inflammation and improves the functioning of brain cells.
There are approximately 140 research articles on Vitamin C and Parkinson’s Disease.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that reduced cellular damage. It also improves the immune system so that healing and repair can occur more rapidly.
There are approximately 122 research articles on CoQ10 and Parkinson’s Disease.
There is a specific form of CoQ10 that has been shown to have neuroprotective effects as it reduced Parkinson’s Disease scale rating scores.
There are approximately 80 research articles on curcumin and Parkinson’s Disease.
As one of the most potent anti-inflammatories, curcumin has been shown to protect the brain, reduce inflammation and prevent dementia.
Green Tea Extract
There are approximately 120 research articles on green tea and Parkinson’s Disease.
There are approximately 230 articles on melatonin and Parkinson’s Disease.
Traditionally, melatonin is used for sleep, but there are numerous other benefits.
Melatonin has neuroprotective properties that can help PD.
There are approximately 150 articles on CBD and Parkinson’s Disease.
CBD can improve sleep and psychological concerns associated with Parkinson’s.
You should always speak to a medical provider before taking any supplements for yourself. Although supplements are a natural treatment and are generally characterized as safe, there may be some risks that make certain supplements inappropriate for certain people.
Parkinson’s Natural Treatments and Therapies Overview
There is a wide array of natural treatments that can help Parkinson’s. With all the information that is available and the variety of treatment options, it can be difficult to know which are the best for you. Each treatment and therapy for Parkinson’s Disease has unique benefits that can address multiple concerns.
The Hinz protocol is most superior to eliminate the side effects and damage of Parkinson’s medications. However, if patients are not a good fit for the program, there are a multitude of other natural treatments that can aid recovery and healing.
High dose of glutathione, detoxification therapies, and natural supplements, each has beneficial properties that will assist in the health of the body on the cellular and organ system levels.
To be well informed on which natural therapies can best benefit any individual, a medical provider should thoroughly evaluate the patient’s medical history, physical examination, and presentation of symptoms.
We want people to know there is hope for healing and for improvements in quality of life for Parkinson’s Disease.