Magnesium: The Missing Link to Total Health

My guest is Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD ND (a medical doctor and a naturopath doctor) who has devoted 50+ years applying the science of medicine and the gifts of nature to help people feel better, find more energy and take control of their personal health. The focus of her presentation today is on magnesium.

Promoting a positive message of health, vitality, and well-being, Magnesium – The Missing Link to Total Health (Revised)® provides evidence-based scientific research on magnesium’s role in human health. Website:

Comparing a Mental Illness Recovery with Parkinsons

Alice A. Holstein, Ed.D was diagnosed with bipolar mood disorder at the age of 51, which interrupted her career and produced some 12 years of intense suffering with many manic episodes, many hospitalizations, thousands of dollars spent and overall, a bleak prognosis of recovery.  She lives now, as an elder, with a full if careful life of extraordinary wellness despite still being on medication. She has a dramatic story to share about how she developed a revolutionary understanding of mental health recovery which she believes can be at least partially related to recovery with Parkinsons.

In her presentation she will explain this potential correlation by first enumerating the comparisons, such as that she too was given a bleak prognosis and told that heavy medication was required. She also understands that Parkinson’s can often produce depression in those who suffer. Her thoughts can help people specifically deal with that diagnosis. Alice believes that illness in general should be treated as a whole person approach—holistically, to include mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and social aspects. The medical profession does not proceed in this fashion. She accidentally discovered this more complete framework and has developed specific understandings that may be helpful to those dealing with Parkinsons. She also believes that recovery is partly a matter of developing one’s higher consciousness.

Her ideas and words will likely challenge, inspire and encourage the listeners on this broadcast to continue and add to the kinds of things they already are doing to improve their conditions vs. degenerate. Her example serves as a beacon of hope to living a healthier life regardless of one’s diagnosis, going beyond present practices to achieve stronger wellness and increased satisfaction.

Below are questions Alice answered during the interview:

What do you think are the major comparison’s between dealing with Parkinsons and dealing with mental illness? Why can this framework be a potentially helpful recovery correlation?

What is the essence of your dramatic recovery story and how you gained your expertise?

What are some of the specific things you did to get well?

Why is the brain so important in healing?

*Note: Alice’s website at www.aliceholstein has an article, “Heal Yourself and You Heal the Culture” which is pertinent. Go to the “site map” and look for this title. See also another title, “Things Helpers and Helpees Can Do.”

What part did going back to work at age 65 have to do with your recovery?

What role might volunteering or otherwise minimal work contribute to recovery?

What part did participating in a Spiritual Companioning Preparation program (3 years) contribute?

What do you mean by “The Hero’s Journey” and why it may be important to wellness?

What do you mean by saying that a Parkinson diagnosis and mental illness are whole person illnesses? 

What do you mean by saying that suffering can be a purifying experience?

How did you manage to survive while living periodically on the streets in your 60s?

How do you maintain your wellness?

How much do you estimate your illness cost?

What was the hardest aspect of your illness that you dealt with?

What is the largest gift you’ve received from surviving and thriving?

What are your 2 books about mental illness and will they help me deal with Parkinsons? What about the 1992 book, written under my married name, Mack? Does it possibly relate as well?

How can you be reached in the future?

Unique, Innovative, Affordable Stem Cell Regeneration Technology

Retired Australian Naturopath and parkinson’s sufferer, Ian Ridgeway will be explaining an unusual and unique therapy that regenerates stem cells using skin patches. When applied to the skin, they use the body’s own heat to stimulate certain salts and sugars in nano particle size to reflect very specific light frequencies which then stimulates functions in cells. This is a form of phototherapy, or photobiomodulation. His latest patches stimulates an enzyme called Copper Peptide which activates our dormant stem cells. By the time you reach the age of 60yrs old, 60 – 90% of your stem cells are dormant. Inventor and founder and CEO of the company who sell them has put the technology into a small, affordable easy to use patch that you just place on your skin! David has around 80 patents on the technology and a similar amount of clinical studies using them. He even has worked out a way you can pay for and even make make money sharing with others.

Ian, who was was diagnosed with Parkinsons in 2019, reports that, So far says he sleeps far better and, can walk without a stick in his “on” times, have far more energy now able to work in his garden and orchard most of the day and his wife has more energy after they both have been using the patches for about 4 weeks of use.

To find out more about this amazing technology, obtain patches, and help others go to: or email at
The CEO explaining how the science behind stem cell regeneration works:

Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver stress can arise when a person is so focused on the needs of the person being cared for that the person’s own physical and emotional health are neglected.

Signs of Caregiver Stress:

  1. Depression
  2. Withdrawal
  3. Anxiety
  4. Anger
  5. Difficulty Concentrating
  6. Changes in Eating Habits
  7. Insomnia
  8. Exhaustion
  9. Drinking or Smoking

Even if you love your care recipient, you may start yelling at them more or have difficulty controlling your temper with other people as your stress levels rise.

The Kindness Dialogue differs from all of the standard strategies. It is based on the Enneagram.

Type 1: The Perfectionist

Type 2: The Giver

Type 3: The Achiever

Type 4: The Individualist

Type 5: The Investigator

Type 6: The Skeptic

Type 7: The Enthusiast

Type 8: The Challenger

Type 9: The Peacemaker

All necessary information is free and available on my website:

Ketones as a Parkinsons Therapy

Bill Curtis developed Parkinson’s symptoms at the age of 45 in the year 2000. He  discusses his experience with using ketones and other therapies.

Ketone Ester available at:

Have questions? Email Frank at:

Update from Chris Hageseth MD

Robert and I have recorded interviews three times in the past:

  1. September 2016: Five years no medications. Parkinson’s improving. How I had gone for 5 years without meds and was doing well using exercise and yoga
  2. January 2017: Wholistic (or holistic) how different PWPs approach their treatment.
  3. October 2018: Shifting the Parkinson’s disease mindset.
  • This is my fourth appearance on the show today, and I still hold to my beliefs.  
  1. EXERCISE. EXERCISE, EXERCISE. I cannot exercise as hard as I did before. Gradually I had to walk more and jog less. Could only 3 – 4 miles.
  2. More convinced than ever that MINDSET/ATTITUDE is the key, PARKINSON’S IS A CHALLENGE, NOT A CURSE.  When I was formally diagnosed, I was 70 years old. Life expectancy for me was 84.1. Well, now I’m 82.4. In a year and a half, I will have reached my life expectancy.
  3. YOGA remains critical.
  4. WAIT UNTIL you really must take Levodopa. Levodopa induced dyskinesia (LID) is a real deal and can be disabling. Google it on YouTube. 
  • Let’s look at my life since we last met, year by year.

2018 – I shot a video titled So High So Low for the “I HAD A DREAM PROJECT” where I hiked a three mile walk trail and climbed a thousand feet. 


That year I also went to Uganda to demonstrate the practices I used to manage so long without meds. (Robert, this is quite a tale, plus I have pictures.)

  • 2019 – After directing the local Parkinson’s support group, I resigned so new blood could take over.

BUT: New symptoms emerged that I didn’t know about:

  1. Anomia: a language specific disturbance arising after brain damage whose main symptom is the inability of retrieving known words. But it’s not dementia!
  2. Pseudo Bulbar Affect Crying or laughing excessively upon feeling any deep feeling.
  3. Dysphagia: difficulty or discomfort in swallowing as a symptom of disease. It starts out with mucus as postnasal drip. Get to an OT!
  4. Oily, flakey skin
  5. Sleep disturbances. Fall into deep sleep in the middle of the day. And then don’t sleep well at night.
  6. Pain in bed at night. Interfered with sleep.
  • 2020 – It was a remarkable and horrific year. PANDEMIC!

No more yoga classes! No gym with weightlifting. Social interaction approached zero. 

  • 2021 – Then, a condition worse than Parkinson’s emerged: Major Depression.

March 2021 – Fell and shattered right knee – 16 days in hospital.

July 2021 – Fell and broke my right hip.

August – Severe depression, I became suicidal.

September – Chose to have a course of electro-convulsive therapy (ECT)

October- It worked, and my PD improved a lot.

The falls were due to the antidepressant I was taking may increase fall for people with Parkinsons.

LESSON: Make sure you MD goes through all meds in case a med might make falling more likely

My story with Depression

Family history is strong.

Parkinson’s did not cause my suicidal depression, genetics and environment did.  Antidepressant medication failed to work and led to my falls!

2022 – I returned to my new normal. And that’s where I am today. I just have more symptoms and feel weaker.

I followed up with PWPs who I have advised in the past.

It became clear to me: I want to coach people with PD. 


Teach PWPs how to become a “Bad Ass with PD.” 

No more withdrawal and depression.

My PD website:  

Robert, I want to come back with a program I have just developed to make being a person with PD and their caregiver have a better relationship. 

New website 

Robert Rodgers PhD

Research on the Gut-Brain Connection with Parkinson’s

Martha Carlin brings us up to date on the latest Parkinson’s Microbiome findings and research and help connect the dots to our environment and increasingly processed and toxic food systems with idea on how to build a healthy microbiome to improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s.  She will discuss environmental toxins, diet/nutrition, stress management and exercise as ways to impact the course of your disease and how to build your own health timeline to understand what may be impacting the course of your illness and how to change the trajectory.

Probiotics website:

Martha Carlin’s My Parkinson’s blog

Ketones as Therapy for Parkinson’s

Bill Curtis developed Parkinson’s symptoms at the age of 45 in the year 2000. He  discusses his experience with using ketones and other therapies.

Ketone Ester available at:

Have questions? Email Frank at:


Life Extension Therapies: Improving the Quality of Life & Health of PD Patients

Topics that Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton discusses include:

Q&A with Dr. Amy Yasko

Dr. Amy Yasko has a PhD in Microbiology/Immunology/infectious Disease from Albany Medical College and has completed multiple postdoctoral fellowships at the Yale Medical center, Wilmot Cancer Center URMC and Pediatric Infectious Disease at URMC.

After working in biotechnology for 15 years. Dr. Amy shifted her focus to alternative halthcare. She has a Doctor of Natural Health, is a board-certified Alternative Medical Practitioner, a board certified Holistic Health Practitions and a Felllow of the American Association of Ingegrative Medicine.

Following the completion of her traiing in Natural Health Dr. Amy began giving in -person consultations in Bethel, Maine. This work laid the foundation for the Yasko Protocol over 20 years ago which was created to serve as a guide for individuals to built a personalized map for health and wellness by making choices grounded in science.

In this interview, Dr. Amy Yasko will discuss how the Yasko Protocol can be applied to those with neurological discorders, with a focus on Parkinson’s disease. The protocol emphasizes a data driven approach by using the results of non-invasive at-home test kits to help guide individuals on how to best support their unique system with the use of natural supplementation.