A spilled cup of coffee because of slightly shaky hands. Difficulty signing a check at the grocery store. Trouble “getting the words out” when speaking. All of these may be things you chalk up to getting older, but that would be an incorrect assumption. The three scenarios described above are all classic symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, which tends to occur more often in older people, but can certainly affect younger patients as well.

Natural Medicine and Parkinson’s
If you have Parkinson’s disease, you may be scared and confused about what to do next. You might wonder if natural medicine could help. Dr. Shiva Lalezar, a highly regarded holistic doctor in Los Angeles and the medical director of the Health & Vitality Center, has helped many patients with various stages of Parkinson’s disease mitigate their symptoms, regain their self-confidence, and live more normal lives.

Causes of Parkinson’s
Research shows the root cause of Parkinson’s symptoms is the death of a specific type of brain cell. There are two important issues to consider:

  • Death of dopamine-producing neurons in part of the brain called the substantianigra results in Parkinson’s disease
  • Glutathione deficiency:  Low levels of glutathione leave brain cells damaged by oxidation

 

Parkinson’s treatment options
Conventional approach

Conventional treatments for Parkinson’s disease have made a huge difference in patients’ lives. From the discovery of the breakthrough drug L-dopa to the more sophisticated class of medications known as dopamine agonists (Requip, Mirapex), Parkinson’s treatment has evolved significantly over the past 60 years. However, a number of patients cannot tolerate the newer drugs because of severe side effects and overtime symptoms of Parkinson’s worsen and higher doses of medications are necessary.

Functional medicine/integrative approach

Glutathione is an antioxidant that binds to dangerous toxins and facilitates their easy elimination. Healthy glutathione levels are severely decreased by about 40-50% in Parkinson’s patients, which leaves brain cells extremely vulnerable to oxidation. Intravenous glutathione, which effectively treats neurodegenerative disorders—including multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s—has been scientifically proven to alleviate disabilities brought on by Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Lalezar has achieved excellent results in using glutathione IV to treat her Parkinson’s patients.

How glutathione gets you moving
Over twenty years of research support a link between the death of dopamine-producing neurons and glutathione deficiency. Here’s what the research says about glutathione:

  • Glutathione limits free radical production
  • Glutathione is a strong reducing agent, protecting brain cells against oxidative damage
  • Glutathione slows the effects of Parkinson’s while improving brain function
  • Without enough glutathione, brain cells are more easily damaged by oxidation and destroyed, and improvement is essentially impossible
  • Using infusion therapy, glutathione is a leading symptom reducer of Parkinson’s.

Dr. Lalezar has seen an 80-90% improvement rate among her Parkinson’s patients who have undergone IV glutathione therapy.

What’s the next step?
Call the Health & Vitality Center at 310-477-1166.  We are one of the leading centers for health and wellness in Los Angeles. Doctor Shiva Lalezar is an expert in using IV glutathione therapy and other functional medicine treatments for Parkinson’s patients.

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  • "Dr. Lalezar, just a note to thank you for the chelation treatments, which have made a major difference in my health! All of your services are really excellent but the chelation in particular is fantastic."

    Bill P.
  • “Ever since I have been seeing Dr. Lalezar, my overall health has improved 100%. Dr. Lalezar's techniques and methods have helped me lose over 60lbs and maintain the weight loss. I have not felt this healthy and young in years.”

    Selin Clementine
  • “Dr. Lalezar has changed my life. Before I became her patient, I consulted with several doctors, but to no avail. After being treated by Dr. Lalezar, all of that changed.”

    R. Shemtoub
  • “She literally has changed my life both psychologically and physically. Her advice along with her treatments works so well that I have a totally different life now.”

    Nazanin Student
  • “Five years ago, I couldn't even walk and now I am dancing! YES - GO TO DR. LALEZAR! She is the best physician in Los Angeles (and maybe the world)!”

    Leanne S.
  • “Dr. Lalezar is the best! She helped me recover from Hashimoto's thyroiditis and I am feeling the best I have in 14 years. I cannot recommend her enough!”

    Marissa M.
  • “I went to Dr. Lalezar frustrated that after having seen 4 specialists. No one could figure out what was wrong with my thyroid. Well, she did in the first 10 minutes I met her. I highly recommend Dr Lalezar.”

    Farahnaz F.
  • “I have my Dr. Lalezar to thank for my life and my health. I spent probably over $100,000 over the years looking for answers only to be told it was all in my head. I am so grateful. If I hadn't found her, I can't imagine where I'd be.”

    Suzy M.
  • “I feel better than I have felt in years thanks to Dr. Lalezar. I had been to other doctors ... She has prescribed balancing hormones and various minerals and micronutrients to get me feeling better than ever. Those, along with chelation IVs have made incredible transformations in my health.”

    Margaret G.
  • “My only regret is not finding her earlier, before the ten years of needless drugs and dealing with pain for no reason. If you have a health issue, trust Dr. Lalezar. I'm really glad I did.”

    Kendra P.
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