[Alert] Ancient Tonic Found to Reduce Parkinson’s Disease Risk
- A decade of work comes to fruition with this medical breakthrough. Find out more…
- Discover how to cut your risk of Parkinson’s Disease by a third while burning fat and combating inflammation
- Step-by-step instructions on how to make this ancient health tonic.
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Parkinson’s disease is slow-developing yet progressive neurological disorder.
Most patients experience their first symptoms around the age of 60 or older, and they can be as benign as a barely noticeable tremor in the finger or hand.
However, as the disease progresses, the symptoms can progress to serious difficulties in speaking, locomotion, coordination, and balance.
Every year, over 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
But the numbers only start here.
Currently, there are as many 1 million Americans suffering from Parkinson’s disease and an estimated 10 million people worldwide.
And these numbers don’t include the thousands of cases that go undetected.
Plus, Parkinson’s comes with a hefty price tag — the combined direct and indirect costs of Parkinson’s are an estimated whopping $25 billion annually in just the U.S.1
Recently, Australian researchers at La Trobe University in Melbourne made an unparalleled advancement in Parkinson’s disease research and diagnosis.
With funding from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the team of scientist led by microbiology professor Dr. Paul Fisher developed the first blood test that can determine if a patient has Parkinson’s disease. We will give you the details in just a bit.
With this new discovery, medical providers will be able to speed up diagnosis of the neurological disorder and implement crucial treatments earlier, which could improve countless lives and may even help reduce costs.
And while this test is great news for early medical intervention, there is a natural solution that can help reduce the risk of Parkinson’s — one that has been used for centuries as a health booster.
We will reveal this health tonic, how it can protect you from Parkinson’s disease, and how to make it in a moment.
Let’s talk about this blood test first…
A Decade’s Discovery
The new blood test detects the abnormal blood cells that cause Parkinson’s disease. And since there is no cure for Parkinson’s currently, results from this test will permit patients to receive treatment quickly — hopefully, before brain damage starts.
Fisher had this to say about his team’s revolutionary discovery:
Early diagnosis and treatment could enable better outcomes and greater quality of life for people with the condition, which will be of great benefit to sufferers and their families.2
The scientists’ work is based in work started over 10 years ago when they discovered “alarms” were switched on in cells. These alarms were suspected to be liable for Parkinson’s and other incurable conditions that have faulty mitochondria.
When unusual activity occurs in cells with diseased mitochondria, it can trigger movements that may cause damage to vital brain cells.
Fisher and his team will continue their blood cell research in hopes of uncovering information that could eventually lead to a cure for Parkinson’s.
While this is great news for folks who are already suspected to suffer from Parkinson’s, there is an easy and healthy way to reduce the likelihood of Parkinson’s disease by a third for folks who don’t have Parkinson’s.
So what is this Parkinson’s fighter?
Power Plant of the Ancients
This South American plant is found in parts of Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, and other South American countries. It’s been used by the native peoples of these regions for both social and medicinal practices for centuries, typically as a tea.
However, a study released in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences reveals that yerba mate also has a protective role in the development of Parkinson’s disease.
The study examined hospital records of those who drank yerba mate regularly. And after being matched with two controls and variables like smoking status and alcohol intake were considered, the research found yerba mate drinkers reduced their chances of suffering from Parkinson’s disease to just 63 percent.3
This means drinking yerba mate tea can reduce your risk of Parkinson’s by a third!
Researchers believe yerba mate’s bioactive compound content is one of the reasons why it’s an effective Parkinson’s preventative. These include xanthines, phenolics, theobromine, and caffeine.
While more research is needed, it’s a good idea to start incorporating yerba mate into your daily routine.
Plus, it has more health benefits!
Yerba mate is full of natural phenolic compounds and antioxidants (natural cancer-fighters and metabolism boosters). It’s also good for a quick pick-me-up, as it has a caffeine content equal to most coffees.4
Not to mention yerba mate signals the body to burn more fat, regulates blood sugar levels, and helps reduce inflammation related to obesity.5
While it can be enjoyed hot, the iced version can be refreshing treat as well.
This makes yerba mate a great choice for iced tea in the coming hot months of summer — you can quench your thirst while fighting Parkinson’s and enjoying other health benefits!
Here’s the best way to brew it…
Get the Health Without the Grit
Yerba mate is a leafy and at times even dusty loose tea. This can make for a gritty and cloudy iced tea experience.
Chemex brewing yerba mate is a great way enjoy it and to accentuate its refreshing and earthy flavor while also preventing leaves and other small particles from swimming in your glass.
To do this, you are going to need the following items:
- 1 8-cup Chemex
- 1 8-cup Chemex filter
- 50 g loose yerba mate tea
- 40 oz. of just-boiled water
- 1 1-gallon tea pitcher.
Here’s how you do it:
- Rinse the filter and place in the Chemex.
- Add tea.
- Slowly pour 40 oz. of water over the tea.
- Remove filter and allow to cool completely.
- Pour into gallon pitcher and add enough water to fill the gallon container.
This can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Yerba mate is available in most health food stores. To order it online, click here.
If you are interesting in a Chemex brewer (also great for coffee), click here.
Managing editor, Living Well Daily
 Medical First: Blood Test Detects Parkinson’s Disease
 Inverse association between yerba mate consumption and idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. A case–control study
 Yerba maté: Pharmacological Properties, Reasearch and Biotechnology
 The positive effects of yerba maté (Ilex paraguariensis) in obesity.
Written By Natalie Moore
Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.
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