hypothesis. No one knows why the cells in the Substantia Nigra die, but by
the time we Parkinsons patients are sick enough to be diagnosed, 75% has
My hypothesis is briefly this:
1. Toxins invading the body attack the central nervous system via blood cir
culating the brain.
2. These toxins, specifically mercury in my case, subtly change the red blood
cell in such a way that it can no longer function as a normal red blood
cell. That is to say, it can no longer pass on nutrients to other cells.
My best guess is that these specific cells in the Substantia Nigra died of
3. Toxins probably are not the only culprits, but they are a good place to
start investigating. As laymen, we are told that since the cause of
Parkinsons is unknown, there is no way to effect a cure.
4. Hence our myriad symptons are "managed/masked" with medication.
5. I am told that nerve cells do not regenerate. Therefore, perhaps the
best cure for Parkinsons (until a way of regenerating healthy nerve
cells is discoverd), most likely is prevention/eradication of toxins enter
ing the body.
6. Since the researchers are presumably utilizing the scientific method to
obtain accurate results, it seems that the actual speed with which re-
search progresses is doomed to forever proceed at a snails pace.
7. Granted, I am not involved in research, but when I think of how long it
is taking to find a cure for cancer, I realize that it may be just as long
or even longer, given the small amount of funding, before a cure for
Parkinsons Disease will be found.
8. At the risk of alienating the medical community in general, it seems never-
the less paramont (at least as far as my health is concerned), that research
proceed at a faster, and perhaps more accurate pace than ever before.
9. This means that people like me, who have Parkinsons, need to be con-
sidered as an excellent potential for very valid information.
10. Since the internet has come of age, the exciting possibility is that we
can pool our knowledge as never before possible, and store that it
will not be forgotten, and efforts will not be duplicated when attempting
additional research for a cure.
11. Maybe my hypothesis is all wrong, but it seems to be logically more
likely to be true, than not.
Any and all responses are welcome, as long as they are not derogatory.
And yes, I am still interested in how unipole magnets can affect such
conditions as leg cramps, etc.