The Comprehensive Guide to Parkinson's Disease

The Comprehensive Guide to Parkinson's Disease

THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO PARKINSON'S DISEASE, which is fully referenced throughout, is by far the most comprehensive and extensive book concerning Parkinson's Disease.

SECTION 1 HISTORY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE : Chapter 1 (The history of Parkinson's Disease - includes descriptions of it in ancient India, ancient China, the Bible, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, in medieval history, and during the 16th, 17th, 18th and recent centuries), Chapter 2 (Famous people with Parkinson's Disease)

SECTION 2 PREVALENCE OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE : Chapter 3 (Prevalence of Parkinson's Disease - the world's highest prevalence, the world's lowest prevalence, prevalence rates by country, incidence rates by country, age distribution, gender differences, and occupational differences)

SECTION 3 BIOCHEMISTRY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE : Chapter 4 (Dopamine biosynthesis), Chapter 5 (Coenzyme biosynthesis), Chapter 6 (Iron metabolism), Chapter 7 (Zinc metabolism), Chapter 8 (Manganese metabolism), Chapter 9 (Dopamine receptors), Chapter 10 (G proteins), Chapter 11 (Dopamine receptor phosphoprotein)

SECTION 4 CYTOLOGY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE : Chapter 12 (Dopaminergic neurons), Chapter 13 (Cytological effects - superoxide anion, neuromelanin formation, iron accumulation, the accumulation of alpha-synuclein, and the formation of Lewy bodies)

SECTION 5 ANATOMY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE : Chapter 14 (Dopaminergic neuronal groups), Chapter 15 (Anatomical effects - on each system in the body)

SECTION 6 PHYSIOLOGY OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE : Chapter 16 (Dopaminergic pathways), Chapter 17 (Physiological effects - on each system in the body)

SECTION 7 SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE (symptoms, prevalence, causes of symptoms) : Chapter 18 (Primary symptoms), Chapter 19 (Symptom progression), Chapter 20 (Muscular system), Chapter 21 (Nervous system), Chapter 22 (Alimentary system), Chapter 23 (Urinary system), Chapter 24 (Cardiovascular system), Chapter 25 (Respiratory system), Chapter 26 (Skeletal system), Chapter 27 (Integumentary system), Chapter 28 (Sensory system), Chapter 29 (Endocrine system), Chapter 30 (Reproductive system), Chapter 31 (Immune system)

SECTION 8 DIAGNOSIS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE : Chapter 32 (Observational methods), Chapter 33 (Technological methods), Chapter 34 (Chemical methods)

SECTION 9 CAUSES OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE : Chapter 35 (Biochemical causes), Chapter 36 (Toxic causes - the chemistry, common sources, means of toxicity, symptoms of each of the toxic causes), Chapter 37 (Genetic causes - the gene, chromosome, biochemical function, type of inheritance, symptoms, prevalence, genetic tests for each of the 40 known genetic causes), Chapter 38 (Pharmacological causes - their pharmacology, adverse effects, causes of symptoms of all the pharmacological causes), Chapter 39 (Medical causes - the pathophysiology, symptoms, causes of symptoms of all the medical disorders that can cause Parkinson's Disease symptoms)

SECTION 10 TREATMENTS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE (their pharmacology, biochemistry, efficacy, adverse effects) : Chapter 40 (Biochemical treatment), Chapter 41 (L-dopa), Chapter 42 (Dopamine agonists), Chapter 43 (MAO inhibitors), Chapter 44 (COMT inhibitors), Chapter 45 (Anti-cholinergics), Chapter 46 (Non-dopaminergic), Chapter 47 (Surgical treatments), Chapter 48 (Natural treatments), Chapter 49 (Exercise methods), Chapter 50 (Technological methods)

APPENDIX : Appendix 1 (Parkinson's Disease organisations), Appendix 2 (Parkinson's Disease web sites), Appendix 3 (Parkinson's Disease nursing books)

Welcome back Leonardo! wink

Talking of Leonardo........

The Italian artist, engineer and scientist Leonardo da Vinci (1452- 1519) also studied anatomy, physiology and medicine. Leonardo da Vinci kept secret notebooks in which he wrote and sketched his ideas and observations. He saw people whose symptoms coincided with the tremors seen in Parkinson's Disease. Leonardo wrote in his notebooks that "you will see.....those who.....move their trembling parts, such as their heads or hands without permission of the soul; (the) soul with all its forces cannot prevent these parts from trembling." Due to most of his notebooks being secret, his observations remained unknown for centuries. At the end of his life Leonardo was unable to paint due to the loss of control of movement in his hands. It has been suggested that, by then, Leonardo had the disorder himself. 

Hence the avatar........

Some years ago, a poster with the same name as you  spent quite a lot of time on the forum  promoting a health food supplement and claiming to know at least one person who had reversed her Parkinsons.

Are you that person and if so have you an update on the supplement and the trials?

Full discussions available if you type Dopavite into a search box on the home page apart from one thread deleted by the moderator.

Dopavite 2008

"Hi Wrinklygran,
When I read the article you refer to ( about Dopavite) , it reminded me of the somewhat controversial claims made by Robert Johnson on the old forum, claiming he knew someone (or more than one) who had reversed the symptoms of PD. He couldn't comment at the time but referred to (I think potential) trials at Addenbrookes. Perhaps, if he still reads this forum, he could comment.
It is interesting that the Dopavite website has no comment on this. In fact, I found no reference to Parkinson's Disease either."


People have been gradually ridding their symptoms taking it. This includes those with mild, typical and severe PD. It was a very slow process  in the more severe. As an example, somebody with mild PD rid their PD in a few months. Somebody with typical PD took about 6 months to rid her symptoms and a further year or more to rid her PD drugs. The only person I am presently in contact with who has rid or reduced their PD symptoms was very severe - serious and uncontrolled symptoms, a barage of PD drugs, and DBS. She lets me know how she is getting on. The manufacturers gave her free supplies for what anybody would think was irreversible. She ceased her PD symptoms after about two years. She rid all her PD drugs a few years later. She is now gradually reducing her DBS. The improvement is slow, and is certainly not a quick fix, as some drugs wrongly appear to be. However, the improvement has been continuous and gradual in everybody I know of.