People ask me to share information about how to thrive while living with Parkinson's.
This page is a collection of links to help support you along your journey.
My hope is to provide you with new resources that you haven't seen before.
BOOKS & ARTICLES
In 2011, John and I joined the Leap of Faith Mount Kilimanjaro expedition. Our book captures the inspiring stories of the team, 14 with multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease who tested their limits and redefined possibilities. John's chapter starts on page 161.
Stop Parkin’ and Start Living: Reversing the Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
We found this book so helpful that we traveled to Australia to meet the author, John Coleman. It covers many subjects relating to environmental toxicity, diet, exercise, hydration and alternative therapies.
Recommended by a retired MD/PhD who has Parkinson’s, Robert Buckingham,M.D. provides insights as to how inflammation affects the body and the brain. Current research in PD indicates possible connections to underlying chronic inflammation.
If you are new to the gut-brain axis and want to understand more about the microbiome this is a wonderful book. John and Ted were pioneers in microbiome research with a focus on gut bacteria and their impact on brain health.
In this personal memoir, Howard Shifke takes full responsibility for his illness and develops a formula to address underlying triggers of PD. He fully recovers and provides insight for others to win the fight. This is an excellent book from a proactive patient’s perspective that is unique.
Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with the latest discoveries on the human microbiome, this book is a practical guide with lifestyle recommendations. It conclusively demonstrates the inextricable, biological link between mind and body.
This is a cancer book, but the journey of how the body breaks down and how to keep it healthy is essential for avoiding any chronic disease. Dr. Tennant's work covers several chapters on Parkinson’s disease and thyroid related challenges.
Millions of people are suffering from chronic illnesses as a result of exposure to environmental toxins and infectious agents. Often the symptoms of these illnesses are so varied and unusual, many of are dismissed. There are many connections to PD and environmental toxins.
The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles.
Bruce Lipton, PhD bridges the gap between science and spirit, performing innovative research around beliefs and their impact on cellular growth and function. John and I frequently talk about how his beliefs impact. the course of his disease.
Health and Light: The Extraordinary Study that Shows How Light Affects Your Health and Emotional Well-Being
John Ott was the father of photobiology and an early pioneer in observing the impact of different light spectra on plants and animals. Finding this book led me to the light research at MIT and working with prototype light caps with a local researcher.
THE LATEST IN
The dramatic increase in research of microbiome science and its connection to Parkinson’s continues to look promising as our field races to find a cure. I’ll be offering summaries of the latest discoveries to keep you up to date.
by Martha Carlin
PRODUCTS I LIKE
Cellular and Immune support
Hydration and Electrolytes
Digestive and cleansing herbs
Dr. Mark Hyman
Functional Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Josh Axe
Clinical Nutritionist, Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Doctor of Natural Medicine
Institute of Functional Medicine
Flat Iron Functional Medicine
Toxin exposure, including bacterial
and fungal toxins
Citizen Science for Health
Dr. Laszlo Boros
Professor of Pediatrics at UCLA, Deuterium and cellular metabolism