The one time you DON’T want to lose weight
Most folks would do almost anything to drop a few pounds – and they’d be THRILLED if the weight just came off by itself.
But if you or a loved one were recently diagnosed with the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, weight loss might not be something to celebrate.
It could be a warning!
New research finds a direct link between weight loss and worsening symptoms of Parkinson’s. In short, the more fat you lose off your middle, the more control you can expect lose over your muscle, according to the study of some 1,600 Parkinson’s patients.
Roughly 10 percent of Parkinson’s patients lose weight after their diagnosis, and when they do, they suffer a faster and more severe decline. Meanwhile, 14 percent gain weight – and they usually live with a milder form of the disease.
The researchers would like to find out if actually gaining weight can help, but personally, I think they might be barking up the wrong tree with that one. The study DOES, however, offer something a whole lot more important than an opening for future research.
It’s a golden ticket, right now, for the estimated 1.5 million Americans battling this often-devastating disease.
Because while you may have heard there’s no cure… or been told the best you can do to help manage those life-wrecking symptoms is take some drugs… in reality, there ARE steps you can take right now to help slow, stop, and in some cases even reverse this condition.
They key is taking action EARLY – because the longer it goes, the tougher it is to treat. But if we know folks losing weight have a higher risk, then we know to focus on making sure they get the help they need ASAP.
Start by boosting your intake of vitamin D, as a 2014 study found the sunshine vitamin can help ease the tremors, shakes, and other physical problems that come with the disease.
Another study found that a daily walk can slow Parkinson’s progression and improve quality of life.
In addition, many cases of Parkinson’s are worsened by the accumulation of toxins in the body, especially metals. Natural detox therapies such as chelation can chase them out of your body and help put a stop to the decline.
I run the most complete detox program in the nation, so if you’re in Southern California contact my clinic to make an appointment and we’ll get started ASAP. I’ve had patients tell me that these therapies have made all the difference in the world.
Not in the area? I can also offer advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.