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I am no expert by any means of the word, but I don’t believe you need to be in order to help others. My goal is to simply share knowledge & Information. I want other people with Parkinson’s to know they are not alone, that there are things they can do to improve their situation and live a improved version of their life with pd and help them be informed about their Parkinson’s so that they can advocate for their own care and lead more empowered lives.In helping others, I am helping myself. This podcast is me moving outside of my comfort zone and challenging myself to expand my own horizons. Now you might ask why I would want to do that. How can I expect to help others to change and evolve if I am not willing to myself?

The Parkinson's Road Podcast TANYA LESSTRANGE

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I am no expert by any means of the word, but I don’t believe you need to be in order to help others. My goal is to simply share knowledge & Information. I want other people with Parkinson’s to know they are not alone, that there are things they can do to improve their situation and live a improved version of their life with pd and help them be informed about their Parkinson’s so that they can advocate for their own care and lead more empowered lives.In helping others, I am helping myself. This podcast is me moving outside of my comfort zone and challenging myself to expand my own horizons. Now you might ask why I would want to do that. How can I expect to help others to change and evolve if I am not willing to myself?

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    Episode 14 - Christine Jeyachanadran

    Episode 14 - Christine Jeyachanadran

    "Whoever changes one life, changes the whole world;”  -Michele Amitrani
    Christine Jeyachandran is definitely changing this world for those living with Parkinson’s. Christine is the author of the Handstand for Parkinson’s Blog, and the creator of the Documentary of the same name as well as the only WPC Ambassador in South America!
    In this episode, I had the chance to talk with Christine and hear how exercise has changed her life for the better and how she is using her talents as a filmmaker and rising gymnast to inspire and encourage other people with Parkinson’s to exercise.  We also discuss what it is like living with Parkinson’s in a country like Peru, a country where there are few resources for PWP and there is very little public understanding of the condition and how Christine is working to change that for the better!






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    • 44 min
    Episode 13 Ask the Hygienist

    Episode 13 Ask the Hygienist

    In this episode, I had the best chat with my hygienist Brett Kirby RDH, about maintaining good oral health with Parkinson's.  If you deal with dry/burning mouth, have questions about Oil Pulling, mercury fillings, or root canals or if you want to know which tools and products will make it easier for you to maintain good dental hygiene the make sure to listen!

    LINKS:
    Biotene products for dry mouth, Xlyliemelts lozenges, Prevident 5000, Flossers.
    Sonicare electric toothbrushes.

    And don't forget to check out Christine Jeya's “The Amazing Benefits of Exercise in combating Parkinson’s Disease”. People with Parkinson’s from around the globe unite to share their stories of how exercise changed their life!


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    • 48 min
    Episode 12 Part 3 - Meet Doug Pickard

    Episode 12 Part 3 - Meet Doug Pickard

    In the final installment, Doug tells us how he came to be involved with the Davis Phinney Foundation and one of the very first Canadian Ambassadors.  Doug also shares his words of advice for other fitness professionals who work with PWP, and for loved ones and caregivers too!
    I am also really excited to be a part of Parkinson’s Secrets to Living Successfully project.  It's a two-part series where 13 people from around the world share the unique stories of their struggles with Parkinson's and how exercise has positively impacted their lives. Christine Jeyachandran initiated this video project because she knows what it is like to struggle but wants everyone to know that it will make a difference, for the better.

    Fluid Fitness is located in Parksville British Columbia.

    “When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.”
    – Pauline R. Kezer

    Music Credit: Family Montage by Biz Baz Studio.
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    • 25 min
    Episode 12 Part 2 - Meet Doug Pickard

    Episode 12 Part 2 - Meet Doug Pickard

    In part two of my interview with Doug, he shares observations he has made as a REMO HealthRHYTHMS® facilitator on the effect that drum therapy has on people with Parkinson's especially on mood, improving gait & other motor symptoms and even enhanced immune function! 
    We also tackle the 6 million-dollar question which is "does exercise slow the progression of the disease?" 



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    • 21 min
    Episode 12 Part 1 - Meet Doug Pickard

    Episode 12 Part 1 - Meet Doug Pickard

    In this 3 part series, I chat with Doug Pickard who owns Fluid Fitness in Parksville BC where he trains clients and specializes in working with people with Parkinson's.  He is a Rock Steady Boxing Coach, A certified PWR! Moves Instructor, he is also the facilitator of the local Parkinson’s support group and recently has expanded his practice to include aspects of music therapy through sing-along sessions and drum circles. He is also one of the first 2 Canadian Ambassadors for the Davis Phinney Foundation.



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    • 31 min

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