Stunning new Parkinson's breakthrough changes everything
There's no cure and no hope.
Your doc will tell you that Parkinson's disease is the end of the road. You can take meds -- and face the risks -- to ease the symptoms, but this is it.
You have the disease, and it's only going to get worse from here.
I've never bought that line myself. So today, let me give you something your doctor won't: HOPE.
A major new study could change how Parkinson's is treated forever, showing a simple way to fight the symptoms, slow the disease, and dramatically improve your quality of life.
The key is in bacteria -- one that could be inside you right now, whether you have Parkinson's or not.
It's called Helicobacter pylori... and if that name sounds familiar, that's because it's the same nasty germ that can tear holes in your gut and cause ulcers.
But in many cases, H. pylori doesn't cause an ulcer. It doesn't cause any symptoms at all.
This bug could be inside you right now, lying low, and biding its time.
And if you have Parkinson's disease, it could be doing something else. It could be causing more damage and more severe damage in the brain, speeding the disease and your decline.
The new study finds that one-third of Parkinson's patients are infected with H. pylori, and they do far worse on tests of motor skills and suffer from a faster decline.
Ready for the most important part?
Folks who were treated for this infection showed remarkable improvement, while those who weren't continued that rapid decline.
Obviously, this means the most important step any senior can take today is to get tested for H. pylori -- especially if you have Parkinson's disease.
But even if you don't have PD, get checked out -- because the research team behind the new study believes it's entirely possible that this bug could actually TRIGGER the disease in some patients.
That means treating this infection -- even if there are no symptoms today -- could save your life tomorrow.
If you have Parkinson's, or are even at risk for the disease, don't stop there.
The mainstream won't admit it -- yet -- but chronic infection plays a key role in the progression of this condition, and it's not just H. pylori at work.
Other bacteria and even funguses -- including the mold spores often found in basements -- can also trigger or worsen Parkinson's disease. And, like H. pylori, many of these infections have no obvious symptoms.
In addition to bacteria and funguses, years of exposure to toxic metals can also trigger Parkinson's or speed the progression of the disease once you have it.
Again, mainstream docs are ignoring this, but the proof is in the pudding (or, in this case, the brain). Parkinson's patients have much higher levels of metals, especially iron and copper, in the brain than folks without the disease.
Work closely with a holistic medical doctor who can test for and treat all of these possible causes. It can make a world of difference.
And if you're in Southern California, I offer complete testing and treatment here in the San Diego area for chronic infection and other conditions that can worsen Parkinson's, including exposure to metals.
Contact my clinic for more information or to make an appointment. Not in the area? I can also offer advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.