You’ve probably heard about deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD). It’s been around for 20 years, and there are many people who’ve had more than ten years of benefit. But we’ve never had meaningful long-term clinical proof that DBS works-- until recently.
According to neuroscientist Jay Alberts, Ph.D., of the Cleveland Clinic, past animal studies have shown great benefits for exercise in terms of improving Parkinson's disease function. But these positive results haven't been replicated in human studies. Dr. Alberts says, "A lot of human studies haven't shown significant improvements in motor function using the various human interventions.
Although not directly related to Parkinson’s an article published in the April 2011, Brain Research Bulletin and Science Daily revealed some common benefits. The positive effects of mindfulness meditation on pain and working memory may result from an improved ability to regulate a crucial brain wave called the alpha rhythm.
David Heydrick has a number of credentials. He’s a doctor, engineer, writer and speaker. And he has Parkinson’s disease – which led him to another discovery that he said started as a daydream. The way we live is directly related to how much attention we pay to the way we eat, exercise, work, and even sleep.