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STRANGE FACTS ABOUT PARKINSON'S DISEASE

 
 


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Many people in the Pacific island of Guam have developed Parkinson's Disease, due to feasting on flying foxes, a species of bat that can be as big as six feet across. This is because the bats eat cycad seeds which contain a potent neurotoxin.

                                

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In 1875, Henri Huchard had a patient that had all of the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease who was only three years old.

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In the seventeenth century, Nicholas Culppepper claimed a variety of substances to be useful in the treatment of symptoms of Parkinson's Disease that included "oil of winged ants" and earthworms.

                  

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Although it is claimed that Parkinson's Disease becomes more likely with age, amongst the very oldest of people, those between 110 and 120 years old, Parkinson's Disease is virtually unknown.

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The Parsi, a Zoroastrian community in Bombay, India have almost the world's highest prevalence of Parkinson's Disease due to the poisoning effects of a ritual in which they burn Aspand seeds in order to rid their children of the Evil Eye - a sickness transmitted by someone who is envious, jealous, or covetous.

                           

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Although L-dopa is commonly used to raise L-dopa levels, no other common substance reduces the body's own ability to produce L-dopa more than L-dopa itself.

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Anti-cholinergics, used to treat Parkinson's Disease, are found in nature as Deadly Nightshade, a plant that is so poisonous that just one leaf could kill an adult.

                   

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Yahya Ibn Sarafyun, a physician in medieval Damascus devised a formulation for treating symptoms of Parkinson's Disease that included frankincense, myrrh and frogs.

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People are  much less  likely to  get  Parkinson's Disease  if  they smoke cigarettes,  drink alcohol,  have high cholesterol, and drink too much coffee.

                        

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Japan is the only country in the world where there are definitely more women than men with Parkinson's Disease. In Japan, the women with Parkinson's Disease far outnumber the men.

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L-dopa, in seed form, was being used in India to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease over 6000 years ago.

                            

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Although it is very widely claimed that there is a massive loss of  the brain cells involved  in  Parkinson's Disease, not a single piece of research has ever shown this.

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For reasons unknown, Bulgarian Gypsies appear to be almost immune to developing Parkinson's Disease. All other Bulgarians are ten times more likely to get Parkinson's Disease.

                             

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James Parkinson, who Parkinson's Disease was named after, never knew that Parkinson's Disease was called Parkinson's Disease.

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There are two films of Adolf Hitler's last public appearance, one that was shown in which he displayed no symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, and another that was purposefully not shown in which he was displaying the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.

                               

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Red haired people have double the risk of developing Parkinson's Disease. The pigment that colours hair red is made from L-dopa, just as is dopamine, the substance whose deficiency causes Parkinson's Disease.

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THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Keith Bridgeman, Tahira Arsham


The Comprehensive Guide to Parkinson's Disease, which is fully referenced, and nearly 800 pages long, is the most comprehensive book concerning Parkinson's Disease ever written. It includes its history, famous people with Parkinson's Disease, its complete biochemisty, cytology and cytological effects, anatomy and anatomical effects, physiology and physiological effects, symptoms (of every system in the body), diagnosis methods (observational, technological, chemical), biochemical causes, toxic causes, genetic causes, pharmacological causes, medical causes, treatments (biochemical, pharmacological, surgical, natural, exercise methods, technological methods), organisations, web sites. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

 

 

 


     
 
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