When you are writing a daily blog and preparing to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain for Parkinson’s research, and to raise funds to help cure the disease, you have to set goals and continue to monitor and shift those goals as needed. Overall, the ultimate goal of Parker’s Climb is to gather as many readers as possible – to spread the word about the need to cure this disease – and most important, to drive much needed donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation so they can continue to spearhead research that can end this disease. Parker’s Climb is doing just that.
A secondary goal for Parker’s Climb is to learn as much as possible about the disease and to turn over every stone, in an effort to slow the disease from progressing in Geoffrey’s life. At the same time to share what is working in his life, in an effort to help and inspire others who are also living with Parkinson’s disease is in my opinion just as important as increasing awareness of PD – we want to help improve the lives of those battling this disease because of our profound firsthand knowledge of the disease.
Geoffrey is more conservative than me when it comes to sharing the list of supplements that he takes in fear of being held legally responsible for what might appear as an endorsement or a recommendation. While I would love to share the list, I listen to him and choose my words carefully. You would be blown away if I shared the entire list of supplements that he takes. It is long, it is comprehensive, it is expensive, it is well thought out and most important in my view, approved by his neurologist, Dr. David Perlmutter.
I cannot say that I was immediately convinced that Glutathione would work to help lessen Geoffrey’s symptoms. But after a short period of time after Dr. Perlmutter suggested he add it to his regimen, I became a believer. Today, I can see the effects of the Glutathione IV therapy within an hour of administering the IV. Yes, you heard me right. I have learned to do the IV’s for Geoff. Would this be my first choice of things that I wanted to learn? Absolutely not, but you learn to do what you must and in an effort to save the money that it would cost to have him injected ($75.00 to $100 for each injection) I was able to dig deep and just do it. In our case, Glutathione injections are not covered by insurance, nor is the Glutathione itself, but we believe enough that we have made this a part of his care. We can only hope that one day the insurance companies will come around, when enough research has been done to prove the importance of Glutathione therapy.
Below is a reprint of information about Glutathione, that has been pioneered by Dr. David Perlmutter. Geoffrey and I belive it is making a positive difference in his care. Geoffrey had a formal diagnosis of PD in February 2006. When we go back and recognize the early symptoms that are no doubt the first signs of PD that occurred in Geoffrey’s life, we must admit that the disease really began as early as 2002. Do the math, in reality, Geoffrey is more likely in his 8th year of Parkinson’s disease and for those of you who know him, you would have to admit, he is doing pretty well.
Something is making a difference in Geoffrey’s life, and in the slowness in progression of the PD. I am sure it is a combination of many things, the fitness program he follows, a healthy diet, a balanced regimen of supplements, thats include Glutathione. And not to be overlooked, the Grace of God. Something is making a difference.
Dr. Perlmutter writes a very interesting blog – it is worth a visit as it covers many health issues, not just Parkinson’s disease. You may find it at: Renegade Neurologist. pkp
Using Glutathione Therapy For Parkinson’s Disease
For people who are struggling with Parkinson’s disease, there is a remarkable treatment option that has shown to be completely safe, affordable, and effective.
Glutathione therapy was pioneered by Dr. Perlmutter, showing impressive results that have exceeded anything imagined. Keep in mind that having IV Glutathione therapy is not designed to make the symptoms disappear but to slow down the progression of Parkinson’s disease by reducing free radicals.
Studies show that as many as 90% of people who have undergone Glutathionetherapy have seen huge changes. With Parkinson’s disease, dopamine receptors begin to lose their ability to be sensitive.
These same trials also show that while dopamine changes, serotonin levels within the brain also go back to a normal level, which helps to reduce anxiety and depression.
For people who use Glutathionetherapy, 1,400 milligrams daily withsaline is typical. In most cases, patients would be provided with an IV drip three times a week for ten minutes each session. This way, the medication can get into the bloodstream slowly and effectively.
There are also other forms of Glutathione to include supplements and liquid but for Parkinson’s disease, IV Glutathione is the only method that works. In addition, some doctors prefer to add in various types of amino acids and milk thistle to make the treatment even more effective.
The advances seen over the years pertaining to IV Glutathione therapy are incredible. This allows Parkinson’s patients to get off medications such as Levodopa that have harsh side effects. Anyone interested in this treatment option should remain on any prescribed drugs and then talk to their doctor about eliminating them and switching over to Glutathione therapy.
IV Glutathione therapy offers many benefits to include there being no real side effects. Unfortunately, many other medications cause not only side effects, but also increased risk of serious and life-threatening problems to include stroke and heart attack.
To get started on Glutathionetherapy, the price ranges between $300 and $400 a month but usually, this FDA-approved drug is covered by insurance.
Once a patient with Parkinsons symptoms starts on IV Glutathione therapy provided they respond to the treatment, they would be on it for life but considering that it allows them to regain some normalcy, it is a small sacrifice to make. As an FDA approved product, doctors and patients are getting very excited about the many advances provided by Glutathione therapy. While Parkinson’s disease is the primary target for using IV Glutathione therapy, this treatment has also shown promise for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and other illnesses.
If you have Parkinson’s disease or another illness mentioned and find that current treatment is not providing you with the needed relief, then Glutathione therapy could be the perfect solution. More and more, this treatment option is becoming accepted among medical professionals and it might be the exact treatment you need.