Parkinson’s Disease Could Be Connected to Thyroid Dysfunction

Most people think I’m crazy when I tell them they might be able to erase most, if not all of their Parkinson’s symptoms. All they have to do is take two simple minerals. It sounds too good to be true. But it can work.

Just ask Judy. When she first went to see her integrative doctor, she was barely able to walk. She had to depend heavily on a walker. Her doctors had her on a handful of medications, but her hands still shook uncontrollably. The integrative doctor she saw gave her only one mineral, both orally and transdermally. Here’s the miracle.

After just two weeks, she had a follow-up appointment. But this time, she almost ran into the office. Her tremors were significantly reduced. And she was smiling from ear to ear.

This is the first story I ever heard about the amazing power of magnesium to erase Parkinson’s symptoms. It sounds absolutely incredible. But there’s real science behind why this treatment works.

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Many cases of Parkinson’s are the result of a significant magnesium deficiency and an overload of heavy metals and chemicals. Magnesium protects your cells against the damage heavy metals and chemicals can cause on your cells. It also keeps the metals from building up in your brain. So when these two conditions exist, there’s nothing to protect your cells against the toxins.

If you’re able to correct the magnesium deficiency early enough – before too much damage takes place – you can see similar results to what Judy experienced. While the research into this is in its infancy, there is some research on epileptics. In one study, researchers gave 30 epileptics 450 mg of magnesium daily. The mineral was able to successfully control their seizures. Other studies have shown that the lower your magnesium blood levels are, the worse your epilepsy will be.

Now, magnesium works even better if you take it with other nutrients. One of the best to take it with is iodine. Long-term iodine deficiency can lead to dopamine deficiencies. The science behind this is complex, but let me blow your mind on one aspect of research. There’s growing concern that hypothyroidism is connected in some way to Parkinson’s. One group of researchers said, “We believe that given the potential overlap of symptoms and signs, thyroid function should be assessed in (Parkinson’s) patients showing worsening of symptoms that cannot be explained by disease progression or resistance to therapy adjustment.”

I’ve seen patients with severe hypothyroidism develop Parkinson’s. I haven’t seen evidence that it causes Parkinson’s. But it’s possible an iodine deficiency is the common denominator. I’ll have more on Parkinson’s in the coming weeks. But for now, if you have Parkinson’s disease, make sure you’re taking ample magnesium (up to 1,000 mg daily) and iodine (12.5 mg daily). You can buy good quality magnesium online and at any drugstore. And the iodine supplement I recommend is Iodoral. Other nutrients to consider taking along with these are vitamins B1 and B6, as well as zinc.

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