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Joint Forces Journal

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VOL. 24 - NO. 39
OCT 20 - 27, 2019
PO BOX 13283
OAKLAND, CA 94661-0283

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BOOK REVIEW: “Fighting Parkinson's...and Winning: A memoir of my recovery from Parkinson's Disease” by Howard Shifke

Jun 14, 2019
Howard Shifke knows a thing or two about Parkinson’s disease. He watched his mother deteriorate in body and mind for 24 years before she finally succumbed to the disease. Two years later, he was told he also had the disease. But he took a different path than the one his mother had taken, devising his own healing plan from what he had learned in the 10 years he spent studying Chinese medicine.

Today, Howard Shifke is fully recovered from Parkinson's Disease. In his inspirational memoir, “Fighting Parkinson’s… and Winning,” Howard offers his personal story of getting Parkinson's, providing a detailed account of how he won the fight against it.

This powerful recitation describes what it was like for Howard to live day-to-day with Parkinson's, getting through the daily challenges and misgivings as well as how he looked toward the future with hope.

Howard suffered with internal tremors; extremely poor balance; Bradykinesia (walking -- hunched forward, shuffled feet, arms did not swing); rigidity (arms, legs and upper back were tight and extremely painful); constipation; inability to stand up straight, to get out of a chair without using arms, to go up and down stairs without holding railing; difficulty getting a utensil to his mouth when trying to eat; falling asleep in middle of the day; frozen face; inability to write or to type with two hands; extreme fatigue.

Despite all this, Howard decided he would endeavor to recover from Parkinson's, and he developed an alternative treatment methodology called his Parkinson's Recipe for Recovery®. Nine months later, he received a clean bill of health from the neurologist who repeated the same battery of tests that first revealed his disease, and consequently he won the fight against Parkinson's with a remarkable full recovery.

This book is recommended to anyone who is seeking some alternative path to the treatment of Parkinson’s .

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A native Floridian, Shifke and his wife forsook the Southeast two years ago for Oregon, where he reads, gardens and continues to coach people from around the world in his recovery methodology.


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