Parkinson's disease reversed (simple exercise)For years, the medical community has been on an unsuccessful quest for effective treatments that go beyond merely managing Parkinson’s disease symptoms.

Now we’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Because a new study in the journal npj Parkinson’s disease now reveals a simple, quick exercise that reverses the damage caused by Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s disease is a condition that gradually destroys certain nerve cells in the brain, especially those that produce dopamine, a chemical crucial for controlling movement and coordination.

The problem is that, once these neurons are damaged, medical science hasn’t found any way to repair them.

Because of this, many studies have found that physical exercise could slow down Parkinson’s deterioration and improve its symptoms. But exercise has never been proved to reverse the brain damage behind the disease.

This innovative research involved a small group of 10 patients with mild and early-stage Parkinson’s.

The study used two main types of brain scans. The first was an MRI scan focusing on neuromelanin, a dark pigment found in dopamine-producing neurons in the substantia nigra, a brain region severely impacted by Parkinson’s. The second was a PET scan that measured the availability of the dopamine transporter, a protein crucial for maintaining proper dopamine levels.

The participants then embarked on a high-intensity exercise program designed specifically for Parkinson’s patients. It involved mostly elements of high-intensity interval training. They continued this program for six months.

The exercise program was conducted online, with real-time monitoring of heart rates and activity levels to ensure the intensity remained high.

After six months of this program, follow-up brain scans revealed remarkable findings.

There was a major increase in both neuromelanin and dopamine transporter in the substantia nigra. Patients usually suffer decreases in these as Parkinson’s progresses.

The fact that this study found an increase in the health and functionality of dopamine-producing neurons means that high-intensity exercise didn’t just stop the decline, but also restored or improved the health of these critical neurons.

High-intensity exercise is, as the name says, highly vigorous. Think sprint running, sprint cycling, and rope jumping. Do a quick (30 seconds or one minute) high intensity phase followed by a few minutes lower-intensity intervals and repeat a few times per workout.

This is just more clear proof that Parkinson’s disease is treatable. Thousands of readers have, in fact, reversed their Parkinson’s disease using the simple lifestyle changes explained here…