PD School Testimonials
Dear Dr. Laurie,
PD Summer School last year was a life changing week for myself and my husband. We felt for the first time that we had some control over the progression of my Parkinson’s by implementing your suggestions for diet, exercise, alternative therapies and supplements based on the extensive knowledge of my personal health from all the lab work included in the program. We are forever thankful for all the work you do towards helping us deal with this disease.
PDSS was an amazing experience and I am so glad I went. Both my neurologist and movement disorder doctor only told me about medication. Nothing else was discussed. Being an active person I sought out physical therapy on my own. The week-long event at PDSS taught me about so many more things I can do to slow down and even reverse the progression of my disease. Nutrition is very important, I learned what to eat and more importantly what not to eat based on Dr. Laurie Mischley's latest research. I also learned about supplements I could take that would help me. I participated in several labs that included cardiovascular health, gut health and toxins. I learned what toxins to avoid and to remove from my environment. I have probably had PD for 14 years, misdiagnosed in 2014, officially diagnosed and started medication in spring of 2016, but it was not until I took toxins out of my environment, started eating properly, added the supplements and continued with my exercise regimen that I have had great results. I move better now, and feel better now ... didn't think it was possible. I suffered for 20 years, just trying to function each day. Now, I am very active and have tried a lot of new activities I couldn't do before such as hiking, pickle ball, yoga, and improv. The school changed my life, it saved me.
Dear Dr. Laurie,
10 years post diagnosis I had the opportunity to participate in Parkinson’s disease (PD) Summer School. I thought I knew pretty much everything there was to know in order to manage my disease as best as possible. What I discovered was that there was so much more to learn than any neurologist or book ever taught me. The idea that nutrition could play a role in the treatment of Parkinson's was somewhat foreign to me, but I thought it would be a good experience to learn about something new. It turned out to be a great experience that has helped me refocus my energy on new, different ways to manage my symptoms and I believe it has put me on a better path to getting the most out of my body. All of this accomplished in one week with the guidance of some great teachers! Dr. Laurie Mischley is a beacon of hope for so many people with Parkinson's. To feel empowered instead of scared (which is the typical feeling I get when attending PD trainings) was amazing. Life changing.