The Parkinson’s Protocol is an online program designed to help people with Parkinson’s disease regain control of their life and health by teaching them evidence-based strategies that can minimize their symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease. And it all comes down to dopamine (your happy brain chemical). Numerous studies have linked dopamine to Parkinson’s disease. Some studies have found that it helps coordinate the nerve and muscle cells that cause movement and others have found that people with Parkinson’s have significantly lower levels than those without. However, dopamine can’t be given directly to a patient, as it can’t enter the brain and the only way to increase dopamine levels to improve your symptoms is through diet and lifestyle.
The Parkinson’s Protocol teaches you 12 simple daily habits that increase dopamine production naturally and that minimize your exposure to factors linked to the progression of this disease. It’s 100% natural and can be done right at home without the use of any prescription medications, tools or equipment.
What is The Parkinson’s Protocol?
Research has concluded that, although Parkinson’s Disease is incurable, there are a variety of treatments that offer substantial improvement of the motor symptoms and skills. The Parkinson’s Protocol is an online program that teaches you what those treatments are and how you can use them to minimize symptoms and delay the development of the disease. It’s a comprehensive program that consists of a 100% natural approach that is highly based on clinical studies that have linked dopamine levels (the happy brain chemical) to the nerve and muscle cells associated with movement. It comes with evidence-based strategies that are designed to
to repair the damaged parts of the brain to improve Parkinson’s by:
- Capturing the degeneration of brain cells in the substantia nigra (the underlying cause of Parkinson’s)
- Addressing the low dopamine levels that are causing your Parkinson’s symptoms
- Working on the symptoms directly to dramatically reduce them and/or to prevent them
The Parkinson’s Protocol is separated into four parts that guide you through the program from start to finish. This includes a plethora of expert advice, clinical studies and evidence-based strategies that are focused around making healthy, positive changes in your diet, exercise (optional) and lifestyle. It also comes with a list of 12 simple daily habits that you can help protect your health and to start repairing the parts of your brain. You can use the program anytime, anywhere as everything is digital. This allows you to download the content right onto your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer, which also means it can be used without an active internet connection. If you’d prefer a physical hardcopy, that option is available for you as well.
Who Created The Parkinson’s Protocol?
Jodi Knapp is the author of The Parkinson’s Protocol. He is a well-respected naturopath and natural health researcher, who specializes in helping people heal naturally through their diet and lifestyle. Jodi has also authored several other successful programs, including Neuropathy No More and The Hypothyroidism program.
What You’ll Learn in The Parkinson’s Protocol
The Parkinson’s Protocol is a comprehensive four-part program that teaches you evidence-based strategies that aim to increase dopamine levels in the brain to minimize symptoms, repair parts of the brain and impede the progression of the disease. Each part focuses on something different to allow for an easy, organized experience. For example, here’s a sneak peek at the different parts:
- Part 1: Deep-Dive Into Parkinson’s
- Part 2: Parkinson’s Treatment – Traditional Solutions and Alternative Approaches
- Part 3: Two Steps to Delay Parkinson’s – Detoxing and Dopamine
- Part 4: 12 Daily Habits to Delay Parkinson’s
You’ll find an abundance of valuable information within each, as well as expert advice, healing regimes, and simple tips that improve your diet, lifestyle and exercise to maximize your results. The program also comes with a list of 12 simple habits that put all of your newfound knowledge into an easy-to-follow protocol, which comes with recipes, home remedies, appendices and so much more.
To give you a better idea of what each part covers, here is a more detailed look at each:
Part 1: Deep-Dive Into Parkinson’s
- What Exactly is Happening in the Brain?
- Symptoms of Parkinson’s
- The 5 Stages of Parkinson’s
- The Role of Dopamine – The Motivation Molecule
- Dopamine Receptors
- Low Dopamine Levels and Brain Disorders
- Dopamine and Rewards
- What Causes Parkinson’s
- High BMI
- Environmental Toxins
- Inflammation of the Microglia
- Mitochondrial Dysfunction
- Diet and Lifestyle
- Lack of Exercise
- The Forgotten Risk Factor – Stress
In the first part of the program, you receive all of the information needed about Parkinson’s disease. This allows you to have a proper understanding of what is happening in the brain and how this program can eliminate symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease. For example, instead of simply implementing the dopamine-boosting methods, this portion of the program teaches you how it affects your brain, the causes and risks of low dopamine levels, how it can repair parts of the brain and delay the progression of this disease, and so on and so forth. It is also infused with helpful insight and evidence-based advice, such as using stress management techniques to manage ‘the forgotten risk factor’.
Part 2: Parkinson’s Treatment – Traditional Solutions and Alternative Approaches
- Dopamine Precursors
- Dopamine Antagonists
- Other Parkinson’s Medications
- Parkinson’s Natural ‘Quick Fixes’
In part two, you receive information about the various treatment options available for Parkinson’s. It covers everything from conventional medicine to natural alternatives and aims to provide you with all the information needed to make the best decision for your health and healing moving forward. It also comes with some ‘quick fix’ options that are great for easing symptoms quickly and naturally, so you can start feeling better immediately before even getting into the full regime.
Part 3: Two Steps to Delay Parkinson’s – Detoxing and Dopamine
- Detox Your Brain
- Strategies for Gentle Detoxing
- Antioxidants and Anti-Inflammatories
- Sleep: Your Brain’s Detox Tool
- Boost Dopamine with Food
- Natural Dopamine Precursors
- A Neuro-Protective way of Eating: The Principles of the MIND Diet
- 10 Dopamine Boosting Superfoods
- Boost Dopamine with Movement
- Boost Dopamine with Your Mind
In part three, you learn the two-step regime that is designed to help you repair parts of the brain to delay the progression of Parkinson’s. The two steps consist of detoxing and dopamine, and this section comes with a variety of remedies, advice and evidence based strategies to do both, including gentle detoxes, delicious food lists, dopamine-boosting superfoods, and much more. You also learn valuable information, such as the benefits of detoxing and dopamine, ways to identify what parts of the body need to be detoxed and so on and so forth.
Part 4: 12 Daily Habits to Delay Parkinson’s
In part four, the program puts together a small list of 12 simple habits you can do daily to continue to improve your condition. For example, one of the daily habits is to eat 2 portions of cruciferous vegetables each day. Another is to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.
These habits aim to minimize your exposure to factors, such as environmental pollutants, the Western lifestyle and diet, low physical activity, stress and depression, and so on and so forth, that have been scientifically linked to contributing to the development of Parkinson’s.
The program finishes with additional resources and helpful material that make it easier to implement the things you’ve learned. These can be found in the eight appendices, which are:
- A Healthier Brain is Within Your Reach
- Appendix 1: 13 Brain-Loving Recipes
- Kitchen Hacks
- Fresh Start – Restock Your Kitchen
- Appendix 2: Tips to Detox from Dietary and Environmental Toxins
- Appendix 3: Powerful Antioxidants and Where to Find Them
- Appendix 4: Dopamine-Boosting Nutrients and where to Find Them
- Appendix 5: List of Healthy Alternatives to Sugar and Refined Carbs
- Appendix 6: List of Healthiest Fasts
- Appendix 7: Simple Exercises to Increase Strength and Flexibility
- Appendix 8: Additional Evidence-Based Strategies to Boost your Dopamine Levels
Advantages of the Program
- Highly based on scientific evidence and clinical studies linking dopamine to helping the nerve and muscle cells involved in movement
- Comes with evidence-based strategies that are proven to minimize symptoms and delay the progression of Parkinson’s disease
- The method is 100% natural and consists of a simple approach that consists of making healthy, positive changes in your diet and lifestyle
- Aims to repair parts of the brain
- Anyone can use the program to prevent or manage Parkinson’s
- The exercises are simple and only take 10 minutes a day (they’re also optional)
- The digital version allows you to download the material onto your own personal tech devices for easy access anytime, anywhere
- Backed by a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee
- Can try the program risk-free for two months
Disadvantages of the Program
One of the major conveniences of using The Parkinson’s Protocol is that the program is digital, which gives you easy access to the content anytime, anywhere. It gets downloaded onto your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer (you choose) and is there for you anytime you need it. However, this also means that you won’t be receiving a physical program in the mail, which may be a disadvantage if you were hoping to have a hardcopy to hold onto. The good news is that the program does give you the option to receive a physical guide in the mail for a small fee. It takes approximately 2-3 days to ship out and takes approximately 7-10 business days to be received. You will still have access to the digital version as well. As an alternative, you can also download the digital guide and print it off at home to save a couple bucks.
The Parkinson’s Protocol is a four-part program designed to help people struggling with Parkinson’s regain control, minimize their symptoms and delay the progression of the disease. It’s a natural program that teaches you 12 simple, evidence-based strategies that are highly focused on boosting dopamine levels, which have been linked to improving the nerve and muscle cells associated with movement. The program is easy to do and can be used by anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s or who wants to boost their brain health in an effort to prevent it. It’s highly based on clinical studies and even comes with a 60-Day Money Back Guarantee so you can check it out and see what you think.
The Parkinson’s Protocol follows a 100% natural approach that is highly based on clinical studies and that consists of using evidence-based strategies to naturally increase dopamine levels, so it should be safe for everyone. However, if you do have any concerns or have an underlying health condition, you may wish to speak with your doctor before getting started. Keep in mind, the program also comes with a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee so you can use the program and see what it’s all about and how it makes you feel, risk-free.
Since the program is entirely natural and consists of making healthy, positive choices for your diet and lifestyle, it shouldn’t have any interference with medication you’re already taking. However, if your medication is known to react to certain ingredients, you will want to keep this in mind and make substitutions as needed. You can also check for any possible interferences online or speak with your doctor.
There is a small portion of the program that is dedicated to exercise. It is optional and consists of doing simple, light activities and static movements, such as squats, lunges and push ups. The exercises take as little as 10 minutes to do and can be done right in your home without the use of any workout equipment or tools. Again, you do not have to do the exercises in order to benefit from the program but they are made simple enough for the majority of people. If you opt to not do the exercises, the author does encourage you to still aim to get some type of physical activity in, even if it’s brisk walk or completing some household chores.
A hardcopy version of the program is available for the small cost of printing. It becomes available to you after you’ve purchased the digital version and the offer can be found on the member’s download page. As an alternative, you can also download the program as a PDF and print it off at home.
Since Parkinson’s is largely an age-related disorder, the program has been designed for people of all ages, particularly those over the age of 55. This includes healthy and natural dietary and lifestyle advice that is age-appropriate.