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Dumb Bells & Dopamine: A Parkinson's Success Story
     

Dumb Bells & Dopamine: A Parkinson's Success Story

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by Arthur Curren
 

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This book is about living with Parkinson's, an incurable, debilitating disease caused by the loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain of the afflicted person. Levodopa is the only drug that replaces some of the dopamine and exercise is the only activity that induces the brain to produce dopamine. The author uses a rigorous exercise program to reduce the dosage

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This book is about living with Parkinson's, an incurable, debilitating disease caused by the loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain of the afflicted person. Levodopa is the only drug that replaces some of the dopamine and exercise is the only activity that induces the brain to produce dopamine. The author uses a rigorous exercise program to reduce the dosage of levodopa and extend the useful life of this essential drug. This is the author's dumb bells and dopamine approach to controlling Parkinson's.

The author has also addressed some of the social issues related to the disease. This includes dealing with less than perfect physicians and with the negative situations that exist in the insurance industry and Social Security Administration.

To provide real assistance to people with the disease, the author has included a fully illustrated exercise routine designed for people with Parkinson's.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781425901851
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
12/21/2005
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,138,785
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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Dumb Bells & Dopamine: A Parkinson's Success Story 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This author makes several excellent points which are of benefit to every patient no matter what their diagnosis. 'Take charge, be proactive with physicians, educate yourself regarding your meds, join a support group, be proactive with insurance cos and governmental agencies.' Drugs are not the entire answer and I fully support a lifestyle of regular exrcise, optimum nutrition, rest and positive mental outlook. However, the author's routine of simply using Dumbbells may not be appropriate for some PD patients. And it does not address all the specific fitness needs of the PD patient. I am quite enamored with the book 'Delay the Disease - Exercise and Parkinson's Disease' by David Zid. It is an easy to follow fitness program that can be used daily and is specific for the PD individual.