AN URGENT AND COURAGEOUS REQUEST FROM A HOSPITAL IN ROME
Dear Valdo, I’m asking you a favour.
Do you have any idea about a diet which is appropriate for patients with Parkinson’s disease?
If so, I will print a copy of it and display it in the department where I work, knowing that I’m doing something that will be useful to all the patients.
Thank you and let’s keep in touch.
Max from Rome
LETHARGIC ENCEPHALITIS AND DEGENERATION OF THE SUBSTANTIA NIGRA
In 1817, the English doctor James Parkinson (1755-1824) was the first to describe a case of appendicitis with the terms: agitated paralysis, a morbid condition characterized by rigidity and tremors of the head and the limbs, muscular rigidity, difficulty and slowness in moving, postural instability, speech disturbances, vegetative disturbances, dementia and amimia (impossibility of accompanying one’s feelings with gestures and visual expressions).
Lethargic encephalitis, also called Parkinson’s disease, is a pathology catalogued amongst movement disorders (excess or absence of movement) caused by an inflammation of the brain.
It consists of a chronic and progressive degeneration of certain structures in the extrapyramidal system, a small area of the central nervous system called “the substantia nigra”.
The substantia nigra is a nucleus of nerves, situated on the level of the mesencephalon, which produces dopamine, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, essential for the control of body movements.
DOPAMINE AND MEDICAL CRUTCHES
Thus the role of dopamine is fundamental. When the number of dopamine producing neurons falls 20-30% below the normal level of 500,000, there is a clinical condition.
The presence of a pigment (neuromelamine) in the nerves of the substantia nigra and of the locus ceruleus constitutes an important clue in as much as the pigment is due to dopamine.
The medical system, as usual and as an immutable iron rule, resorts to chemical-pharmaceutical crutches to be applied, let’s be very clear, to the symptoms, and not to the cause of the disease as should be the case. So dopamine-agonist pharmaceuticals are prescribed, which create various collateral disturbances in the stomach, and even hallucinations. Clearly this is the wrong road. A solution which resolves nothing other than creating a temporary suspension of the crisis, while the motivating causes remain intact, in place and even out of the discussion.
STRANGELY NON-SMOKERS AND COUNTRY FOLK ARE HIT THE MOST
Actually it’s not strange that Parkinson’s disease preferably affects non-smokers and those who live in the country. The very word, lethargic encephalitis makes us understand that we are facing a circulatory imbalance, a slowing down of the nutritive-cleansing phase of the blood, which associates preferably with the excessive tranquillity of certain subjects who yes, harbour peace and tranquillity, but at the same time also drastic errors and internal poisoning. Country people who really can enjoy the great advantages offered by uncontaminated, peaceful nature, often end up eating in an even more disgraceful and intoxicating way than that indulged in by miserable citizens surrounded by noise and smog. Of what value are rye fields, rose hip and hawthorn hedges, wetlands with reeds and torrents with waterfalls, if you keep on putting cadaverine and dairy products onto your plate?
IT’S NOT THE FIRST TIME THAT MARLBORO ACCUSES FRESH COUNTRY AIR OF POISONING PEOPLE
Clearly Marlboro and the world’s tobacco sellers couldn’t lose this appetizing occasion to demonstrate that smoking can even be good for our health! But things are not like this. In effect smoking can help, but only temporarily and provisionally, in as much as smoking makes the heart to beat faster and pump more blood, which is the stimulating phase of the nicotine drug. However the smoker is forced to slowly increase the dose to delay the inevitable arrival of the depressing phase of low blood pressure, as happens with all kinds of drug use. In the end they will have the illusory satisfaction of hoping to have temporarily eradicated Parkinson’s, but only because in the meantime they are now dying of lung cancer.
AS WITH THE FALSE SMON PLAGUE, WITH PARKINSON’S TOO A DRUG, MPTP, LEAPS OUT
With Parkinson’s too, they searched desperately for bacteria and viruses everywhere.
With Parkinson’s too, in the past, poor and unfortunate patients were kept in isolation and in infectious hospitals, as they did with lepers, and the victims of the false diseases of scurvy, pellagra and beriberi, only to end up with the plagues of the modern false infective diseases such as Smon (Subacute myelo-optic neuropathy), as Aids, and as the Papilloma virus.
With the Japanese Smon, more than 11 thousand victims of dysentery were brutalized for 10 years, and treated like contagious monsters, often forced into isolation and suicide, until in the end it was discovered that the cause of everything was the pharmaceutical Entero-Via Form, or Clioquinol made by Ciba-Geigy. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subacute_myelo-optic_neuropathy).
Also in the case of Parkinson’s, some interesting facts emerge. The discovery that contributed most towards the hypothesis and the toxic solution, was the identification of the pharmaceutical MPTP (mytochondrial permeability transition pore) used in cardiology as IR protection (or as protection from heart failure provoked by ischaemia and reperfusion, i.e. from the phenomenon known as IAP (induced anaesthetic preconditioning). At the end of the 1970’s another basic fact was discovered: it was found that numerous patients who contracted Parkinson’s at a young age, had been consumers of narcotic substances containing MPTP.
ANOTHER INSTRUCTIVE FACT THAT EMERGES WITH PARKINSON’S IS AN EXCESS OF INORGANIC IRON IN THE BRAIN
Another noteworthy fact is that with Parkinson’s the pathological concentration of unutilized iron in the brain, increases. When we are born, this concentration is zero, it gradually grows till we are 30, then it remains stable till we are 60. After 60 it starts growing again in line with the general mineralization typical of later age. The iron is absorbed by the intestine, transported to the brain by a protein called transferrin, and then connected to the protein ferritin it is stored in the glial cells. As long as the iron is connected and imprisoned, it is innocuous, but if it is liberated, it creates free radicals. Those ill with Parkinson’s disease have a notably higher level of free iron than healthy people, writes Stefano Bussolon in his excellent article, The Causes of Parkinson’s, published on line in March, 2009.
DISEASES ARE NOT COMING FROM MYSTERIOUS PLANETS
So here once again we find that diseases don’t come from mysterious far away planets, from the wickedness of evil spirits, from real or invented germs and viruses, but rather from the madness and the most atrocious errors of man and doctors, from the improper use of lethal heart regulating pharmaceuticals, from the inconsiderate use of narcotic substances, from rare steaks with iron-eme which is never metabolized, from vitamin and mineral cures based on inorganic iron and synthetic vitamin C, from rusty water obstinately prescribed by incompetent nutritionists. As I wanted to demonstrate, the attempts of man and of medicine to substitute themselves for the good Lord, to transgress precise and inflexible natural laws and principles, have completely failed. People with Parkinson’s are very normal people like all the others, with some extra oxidized iron and dope residues. Now you’re asking me for a specific diet, for a made to measure formula, tailored for these patients.
ACTUALLY A PARKINSON’S DIET CAN BE IDEAL FOR ANYBODY
Firstly however, let’s get it clearly into our heads that people with Parkinson’s are extremely normal people like everyone else, endowed with a gastro-intestinal system and an immune system, with a fruitarian body and mind, with a fruitarian-alkaline blood like.
The only difference is that they have some extra oxidized iron and poisonous deposits in the brain area. Therefore the ideal diet for them is always the same as it is for everyone else. It is always the human diet per excellence, that of fruit more or less 5 times a day, (in line with the Cambridge2000 experiment), plus 2 meagre, purified main meals in which all cooking is limited to the minimum indispensable. The meals consist of a bowl of raw vegetables, followed by some whole grain cereals or some starchy vegetables (potato-pumpkin) with a small quantity of pulses, and finally a handful of almonds, pine-nuts, hazel nuts or walnuts.
THE NECESSITY OF A PREPARATORY FAST THAT LIBERATES AND PURIFIES
This whole operation must necessarily be preceded by 1-2-3 days of complete fasting (which must be carefully attended to) with the sole intake of as much distilled water as is desired. A perfect, natural diet requires clean fuel, but also a carburettor and an engine in perfect condition; i.e. an intestine free of the miasmas of the putrefactive residues characteristic of the abominable, omnivorous diet which is the propaganda of the plebeian touters of meat-and-dairy. A perfect diet also includes movement (within determined limits for Parkinson’s patients) like simple free gymnastics and Pilates, with a lot of stretching and breathing to the full lung capacity, in the sun and the fresh open air. This talk however is valid for everyone, for the healthy and for the sick, for whoever finally wants to put themselves on the right path.
If someone is badly off, or immobilized in bed, he should reduce the quantities indicated in the nutritional scheme in proportion to the possibility of his calories consumption.
REMOVING THE MPTP AND THE LETHAL CONCENTRATION OF IRON IS ESSENTIAL
We have to remember however that to eliminate the residues of MPTP hidden in the folds of the brain and elsewhere, the only valid remedy is the complete fast, repeated until every drugging residue is completely removed. To eliminate the concentration of iron and relative free radicals deposited in the substantia nigra, the same thing as before is needed, as a total physiological rest, called fasting, and the subsequent adoption of a rigorously fruitarian diet. A diet loaded with organic water, required for avoiding the typical mineralization of old age, where the tissues atrophy and dry out, while inorganic calcium and inorganic iron tend to be distributed in the wrong places, calcifying and siderizing joints and articulations.
A SURPRISING ABD SCANDALOUS SCHEME THAT GOES COMPLETELY UPSTREAM
Dear Max, I already know that, displaying this nutritional table in the department where you work, you will create a scandal amongst the doctors and even the patients, independently from the results produced. Displaying this programme in a hospital, not only in the Parkinson’s department, but in any Italian hospital, will create frustration, incredulity, a sense of guilt, and a desire for revenge against these awful vegans who expect to turn the world upside-down.
CLASHING WITH THE CADAVEROUS FOOD OF ALL HOSPITALS
On the other hand we all know what the standard hospital diet is like. It’s all based on devitalized food, discoloured food, over-cooked food (also due to the omnipresent terror of micro-organisms and external infections) cadaverous food as well as horrible filthy health-busting, patient-liquidating slop. More or less, that’s the real situation. So I warn you that you’re running some risk.
THE PARKINSON’S DIET
Breakfast, 7 am: fresh orange or grapefruit juice, or 3 kiwis, or 3 peaches and an apricot, or a bowl of cherries or strawberries, or slices of melon or watermelon.
2nd breakfast, 9 am: A bowl of oat flakes (porridge) with rice (or other cereal) milk, with a sprinkling of wheat germ, and ground up mixed seeds (like linseed, sesame, poppy, sunflower and pumpkin).
3rd breakfast, 11 am: A bunch of black grapes, to be chewed with the seeds and the skins, or an apple or some pineapple.
Lunch, 12 am
1) A bowl of raw vegetables (lettuce, red lettuce and radishes, or green and red cabbage plus onions, or raw artichokes and fennel, or alfalfa sprouts, cucumber and tomato) accompanied with olives and a slice of whole-wheat bread.
2) A cereal such as black or brown rice, or millet or buckwheat.
3) Potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, Jerusalem artichokes, or peas and green beans or steamed vegetables, or green peppers, courgettes and aubergines.
4) A handful of almonds and pine-nuts, or walnuts and hazelnuts, or pistachios and peanuts.
Afternoon snack, 4 pm: a pear and an apricot, or nectarine and plum.
2nd snack, 6 pm: glass of carrot and celery juice, or carrot and pineapple juice.
Dinner, 8pm: Exactly like the lunch (alternating and changing single ingredients).
THE REAL DISEASE IS NOT THE TREMOR BUT THE ERRORS UPSTREAM
The only thing that can save Parkinson’s patients is a drastic change in diet and behaviour. Everything I have said has to be used with intelligence, some caution and a minimum of flexibility. It has to be adapted to individual possibilities and tastes, however always respecting the basic philosophy which is that of cleaning and nourishing as best possible patients who desire to reverse the pathological trap in which they find themselves. Their real disease is not the tremor and the disorder in their movements. These are the symptoms, and as we saw in the beginning, suppressing them with dopamine-agonist and dopamine-antagonist drugs, as symptomatic medicine does (almost copying diabetes techniques which uselessly try to cure glycaemic swings to the sound of insulin, thus perpetuating the dependence), is simply useless. The real Parkinson’s disease are the errors upstream, those errors which caused iron and drugging substances like MTPT, to accumulate in their brain. And it is only this type of nutritional and natural behavioural scheme that can save them.
NOBODY SHOULD EVER BECOME SICK
Let me spend a couple of words also for you, dear Massimo. You are in excellent health, especially now that you’ve liberated yourself from that ‘draft milk’, which really made me laugh so much. Absolutely you must not become ill, neither with Parkinson’s or anything else.
I advise you therefore to print the scheme even for your own personal use, and to display it in your little kitchen, as one does with a little picture or a calendar. And the same argument goes for the medical and non-medical hospital personnel, as long as the head of the department and his assistant have the humility to reconsider certain prejudices and certain alimentary-cultural misconceptions.
HEALTH SHOULD BE TAKEN NOT IN BITS AND PIECES, BUT AS A WHOLE
This confirms that one should not search for single remedies, nor should one search for single minerals, single vitamins, specific diets and ad hoc remedies. The human body is a complex, integral entity, endowed with instruments of self-regulating and self-healing, when they are given the chance to operate and to express themselves at their best. What we are aspiring to is nothing less than global health, without becoming too fanatical about Parkinson’s and non-Parkinson’s disease. In other words, the dietary scheme that I have just designed is completely universal.
Wishing a healthy appetite and excellent health to all your patients, to you personally, and obviously to all the doctors in your hospital as well.
Valdo Vaccaro – English translation by Nandini