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FROM MY HEART TO YOURS: about my parents, Parkinson’s, hope and wellness.... - Last week I shared in my IG Stories that my parents were headed to a Naturopathic Retreat on the Big Island. ✈️Not for vacation though, but for some major wellness recovery. My dads health has been deteriorating big time over the past several years, he lives with chronic pain and Parkinson’s disease and my mom is his full time caregiver. - Exactly one week ago they arrived at @hawaiinaturopathic after a rough and painful six hour flight. Since then every hour of every day has been about therapy, nutrition, wellness, recovery and NOT GIVING UP. 👊🏼 My dad refuses to allow his diagnosis to control him (it’s no wonder my siblings and I have always called him our rock) and my mom is committed to standing by her man no matter what. - I’ve never felt more honored to be their daughter. I am inspired by their dedication and willingness to try something TOTALLY new to them 😳 (an all plant-based diet, daily IV therapy, holistic detoxing, daily juices, energy healing, natural Parkinson’s supplements and much more). - My mom tells me the therapy my dad is undergoing is very intense, it oftentimes feels like a full time job and of course it’s emotionally draining. 😥 I can’t even begin to imagine. But we know that extreme and intense is good when you’re fighting for your life!!! - Within one week she has noticed a difference in his skin, liveliness in his eyes and his stomach is no longer caved in. 🤩Endless prescribed drugs, multiple back surgeries and Parkinson’s have definitely left their mark BUT I am a firm believer that love, gratitude and hope will always, without a doubt, shine brighter. 🙏🏼 I am in awe by my mothers loyalty, strength and faith. I am in awe of my dads grit, courage and refusal to give up. - I don’t know how much his health will continue to improve and I don’t know what the future brings… all we have is NOW. And in THIS moment I am grateful. ❤️ I am grateful for life, for hope and most importantly, for parents that don’t know how to give up.