Roughly 1.5 million people are afflicted with Parkinson's disease in the United States. Along with a few hundred monkeys. One of those monkeys, perhaps even the tawny-furred rhesus macaque I'm now observing, may hold the key to eradicating this chronic, degenerative, incurable brain disorder. I learn this as I stand before a live video feed in a small laboratory on the second floor of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, a facility tucked away in a leafy corner of Emory University's vast Atlanta campus. Displayed on the monitor is the subject of an experiment—Monkey Number 12, a 12-pound adult female. She slouches in a corner of a large cage in the adjoining room and appears to be in a state of catatonia. Had her dewy, expressionless eyes not been open and blinking, I would have assumed she was paralyzed. I'm reminded of the stricken Robert De Niro character in the movie Awakenings. Monkey Number 12 does not technically have Parkinson's disease. But for the past several … [Read more...] about The Cure for Parkinson’s Disease?
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Overactive bladder is a condition where the bladder is unable to hold urine normally. The Urology Care Foundation estimate that at least 33 million people in the United States have overactive bladder. Overactive bladder (OAB) may be caused by an underlying disorder such as Parkinson's disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or kidney disease. Other times it can be linked to medications, surgery, or childbirth. However, for some people, there appears to be no underlying cause. Guidelines recommend that lifestyle and behavioral changes are the first-line treatment for OAB. For many people, a combination of these options is necessary to control symptoms. Natural remedies for overactive bladder include the following: Dietary changes and fluid management One of the most straightforward methods in the treatment of OAB involves making dietary changes. This involves cutting out several known food irritants from the diet and limiting fluid intake. Foods to avoid Foods and … [Read more...] about How to treat an overactive bladder with natural remedies
Parkinson's disease is a progressive disease of the nervous system that can affect a person's mobility and their ability to perform daily activities. The disease causes damage to the nerve cells that are responsible for producing dopamine, a chemical in the brain that helps with the transmission of electrical impulses to the muscles. Without these impulses, a person has difficulty moving in a coordinated fashion. Parkinson's disease can affect a person's movements, but it can also impact their thought processes, mental function, and memory. The result can be a condition called Parkinson's disease dementia. Parkinson's disease dementia is caused when deposits of a compound, known as alpha-synuclein, build up in the brain. These protein deposits are called Lewy bodies. Symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease dementia include: Anxiety and irritability Delusions Depression Difficulty sleeping well Difficulty speaking clearly Difficulty taking in what is seen and … [Read more...] about Parkinson’s Dementia: Causes, Symptoms, and Outlook
We have the ability to smell from the nerve cells in our nose called olfactory cells. These cells detect molecules distributed from objects and send a message to our brain. Sometimes, this message can be met with interference from damage or injury to the cells or nasal blockage. By experiencing anosmia, you can expect a change in the way things taste as well. Our taste buds are structured to detect the five main elements of flavors on their own, and rely on our sense of smell to guide through distinct flavors. Anosmia can have a detrimental effect on your life, and the underlying cause needs to be discovered to properly treat and improve, where possible. It may stem from damage to the inner lining of the nose, damaged brain nerves, or even the aging process itself. 1. Upper Respiratory Infection The common cold can lead to a temporary or permanent loss of smell. This can occur from viral damage to the olfactory receptor cells. 2. Sinus Infection The inflammation of your … [Read more...] about Loss of Smell: The Causes and How to Treat Anosmia
Since its discovery, Parkinson’s disease has baffled most doctors. There is no cure for the condition and until recently, it was unknown what caused it and how, or if, it could be cured or prevented. Currently, there are medications and methods to control the condition, but generally speaking, people with Parkinson’s have little hope of avoiding the difficulties it creates and its degenerative effects. Parkinson’s affects more than half a million people in the United States, most notably the well-known actor and Parkinson’s advocate, Michael J. Fox. Following Fox’s career, it becomes clear what Parkinson’s does and how it can quickly change a person’s life. Ultimately, Parkinson’s takes over a person’s ability to control their body. It is a degenerative condition that attacks nerve cells in the brain by releasing dopamine, a chemical responsible for movement. Symptoms often include seemingly spastic movements, like head nods and … [Read more...] about Doctors Now One Step Closer to Preventing Parkinson’s
Credit: iStock.com/KatarzynaBialasiewicz The uncontrollable movement of an extremity can be an alarming experience. Whether occurring at rest or during an activity, leg tremors should be taken seriously as these sensations are not always a normal spontaneous reaction. In fact, the shaking may be a way for your internal system to expose a serious underlying condition to you. Why do my legs shake? We may joke about consuming too much caffeine, but often leg tremors are linked to a condition of the central nervous system or a malfunctioning thyroid gland. We will look at leg shaking causes, the different types of tremors, and if these sensations can be treated with natural remedies. Persistent leg shaking can occur to anyone at any age, with most cases arising in the middle aged and the elderly. This can be seen in one or both legs, with the jerking motion varying from mild to quite severe and noticeable. While excessive consumption of alcohol and caffeine can stimulate tremors, … [Read more...] about Leg Shaking (Leg Tremors): Types, Causes, and How to Treat Naturally
“I don’t fancy sitting in a church hall on a Wednesday night talking about it,” recalled Connolly about his Parkinson’s diagnosis. “I stay positive just by getting on and going to work…I had no intention of retiring.” Parkinson’s disease hasn’t stopped Connolly from making the films What We Did on Our Holiday and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. He remembers first telling his agent about his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. “My agent said, ‘When am I booking you for a [comedy] tour? I said, ‘I don’t know if I can.’ He said, ‘Of course you can.’ He nudged me over the cliff,” explained Connolly, who is a native of Scotland. In 2015, Connolly toured Canada, New Zealand, and Scotland for some comedy shows. Connolly has even incorporated his Parkinson’s symptoms into his act. “We were laughing about it because when the strain gets big, this hand starts to … [Read more...] about Parkinson’s Symptoms Have Not Reduced Billy Connolly’s Sense of Humor
Cinnamon is one of the oldest aromatics which has also enjoyed an illustrious history as a spice and medicine. The cinnamon tree belongs to the Lauraceae family. Native to parts of South Asia, today cinnamon plants are grown across different nations throughout Asia and shipped around the world in the form of cinnamon essential oil. Cinnamon is a sweet spice relished all over the world. Cinnamon oil is obtained from the bark and leaves of cinnamon trees. Homemade Cinnamon Oil Recipe Ingredients: 5-6 cinnamon sticks Instructions: Place the cinnamon sticks in a glass jar and cover them completely with extra virgin olive oil. Cinnamon essential oil has powerful health benefits. It is also a regular in aromatherapy. Protect Against DNA Damage Due to its antioxidant abilities, cinnamon can protect against DNA damage, cell mutation, and cancerous tumor growth. Scientist reveal that cinnamaldehyde shows considerable potential as a safe, It is natural preventive for colon cancer and you … [Read more...] about Cinnamon oil- Improves Brain Function, Cures Diabetes & Protects Against DNA Damage! How to Make it?
Health wise, you are your own worst enemy. There are no miracle cures. There are no pills that will make you well overnight. Good health takes discipline. To be your own doctor you do not have to go to medical school. You just have to know your body and tune into it. There is a way to live so as not to develop a diseased body by creating toxic conditions. There is also a way to detoxify your body of all toxic matter allowing Mother Nature’s healing power to restore vibrant health. It is well known that Mother Nature is uncompromising and a strict disciplinarian. Especially to those persons who will not make the effort to reform, revitalize, and renew their bodies through proper disciplinary actions of good health, which would guarantee perfect health. Today, the procedures of biological hygiene (the science of natural healing) has been developed to the high level of being able to eliminate most disease from the human body. Mankind yearns for a cure. Little do they realize … [Read more...] about Where to find the best honest doctor
I think about how my life would have been different if this information had been available when I was diagnosed. Knowing that people are healing would have been a source of inspiration and hope, but knowing what they were doing would have been life changing.” -Dawn McCrea diagnosed with ALS in 2002 What is ALS? From HealingALS.org: “ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is complex. It is defined as a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells, in particular the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord, usually resulting in death. There are different causes, different types, and different factors involved. ALS can progress frighteningly quickly or relatively slowly. It is also known in much of the rest of the world as MND, or Motor Neuron Disease.” Most people reading this may be familiar with the Ice Bucket Challenge. While it certainly raised awareness for those with ALS, the question is where will the reportedly $114 … [Read more...] about 5 Natural Ways to Help Cure ALS