Parkinson’s disease is thought to be a progressive neurodegenerative disorder where the dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra part of the brain are destroyed. Research indicates that there are likely multiple, interacting destructive processes that cause these neurons to die over time. One of the root imbalances that can cause or exacerbate the destruction of these neurons is toxic burden.
Detoxification and Parkinson’s Disease
Toxins are everywhere in our environment; we live in a toxic world. Many of these toxins are known to permanently alter and even destroy neurons in the brain. Some of these toxins are in the foods we eat – such as monosodium glutamate (MSG) and artificial sweeteners; others enter our bodies through contaminants in the air we breathe, the water/liquids we drink and/or pollution of one form or another. In susceptible individuals, these toxins can cause inflammation and damage to special organelles in our cells called mitochondria. Together, these processes create substances called “free radicals” that can damage cells, including neurons, which can lead to dysfunction and destruction of those cells and neurons.
Therefore, one of the most basic strategies to reduce a person’s susceptibility to Parkinson’s disease as well as reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is to perform periodic detoxification programs.
Reduce Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease with Detoxification
Detoxification involves providing the body the necessary nutrients to process and safely eliminate the toxins we are exposed to every day. A healthy detoxification program will have to provide a diet high in antioxidants and other essential nutrients in order to neutralize the free radicals due to accumulated toxins and to support all the functions involved in detoxification.
Because the process of detoxification requires so many nutrients, it is usually advisable to augment a detoxification diet with proper supplementation to insure that the body is able to safely and efficiently eliminate the wide array of toxins to which they have been exposed. We have found the Clear Change 10-day Detoxification Program to be an easy-to-implement program that almost anyone can do to help reduce the symptom of Parkinson’s disease over time.
This package comes with complete dietary recommendations (including recipes), all required supplementation (including a convenient shaker cup) along with exercise, lifestyle and stress management exercises to insure proper detoxification. Once more, the Clear Change 10-Day Detoxification Program provides a person the flexibility they need to implement this program when it is convenient for them.
There are many possible causes of Parkinson’s disease; toxic burden is likely one of them. Therefore, a comprehensive program to help stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease and reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease should include periodic detoxification.