Functional approach to Parkinson’s disease
A Parkinson‘s patient, diagnosed five years previously, was found to have been infected with lyme disease for many years associated with a severe insect bite eight years prior to diagnosis of the Parkinson’s disease. The bite had been followed by significant “gastroenteritis “which showed no obvious cause by routine medical investigation. His gut symptoms and Lyme Disease were successfully diagnosed and treated. His condition has improved.
A 48-year-old gentleman Was referred to us by his company due to worsening Parkinson’s disease. We referred him to a specialist to optimise medical treatment as this was wearing off too soon and during the day he was suffering with slowed thought processes and slowing movements. He was in a senior position and it became apparent during the day that he was extremely unwell.
Upon further enquiry, he had suffered with a severe insect bite followed by debilitating gastroenteritis about eight years prior to his Parkinson’s beginning.
Medical examinations Including endoscopy, colonoscopy and for medical tests at that time had been normal. He had suffered with symptoms of severe abdominal bloating and pain ever since then including the past 13 years, five of which included worsening Parkinson’s disease.
Specialist functional testing for SIBO ( small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) was positive which allowed us to treat his gut symptoms. Food intolerance testing for IGG to 200 foods were carried out and other tests confirming the presence of gut permeability.
His abdominal symptoms settled very well with the removal of offending foods and treating his SIBO. He was delighted that his abdominal pain; Spasms and other symptoms were settling after so many years.
Subsequent tests confirmed a long-standing infection with Lyme disease and co infections; also the presence of active viruses. He was treated for this and remains on treatment with herbs.
He was put onto a gut program to optimise digestion and heal permeability. Nutrient deficiencies were corrected.
Detoxification was thoroughly supported throughout.
He is feeling very much better in himself and coping with his life more. His exercise tolerance has improved so that he is now able to play 18 holes of golf. He feels more in control of his condition.
Due to the high flying nature of his job, he did subsequently retire in order to focus on his health and family and continue stabilisation of his condition which previously had been progressive. However, he felt much more in control of his life and health, with a definite feeling of being able to manage it rather than the condition managing him with constant disease progression.