Category Archives: Papaya Chips


Papaya has enzymes that help the l-dopa work better and longer. Aunt Bean reports:

I still don’t understand why taking fermented papaya in my breakfast helps me function normally at night on my trip to the bathroom, but it does!! So, whatever it is doing….it’s great and I plan to continue making it. Night time trips were horrible…a person could get hurt!!

Aunt Bean offers a step by step demonstration of how she prepares papaya at her home in this video.

Why go to all the trouble? Papaya offers her sustained relief from her own Parkinson’s symptoms as you will discover from watching the video below.The voices you hear in the background are people who attended Aunt Bean’s Fava Bean Festival in June, 2012.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Pioneers of Recovery

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Fermented Papaya Chips as Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Hello from Bean Acres. Things are going well on the farm. The greenhouse is partially up and my papaya “trees” are growing well. One is as tall as me. Actually they are not a tree , but a very fast growing plant that can live many years, continuing to grow and produce larger fruit each year.

I am doing very well. Not sure if it is from watermelon or other things…I am the best outdoors working hard in the sunshine. Taking very little tincture right now, but still using 2 dried fermented papaya chips every morning. My 86 yr old dad takes them too and it has helped with his balance issues also. Have several bean patches planted (over 600 plants now) and starting to harvest the tops now.

I want to try a tincture made from sprouted fava beans next and will let you all know how it turns out next month. If it works, anyone could make their own tincture without having to try to grow a garden of favas.

God Bless You All


A New Treatment for Constipation

Just a quick note to let you know that I have come across something else that is helping two of my difficulties: Organic Blackstrap Molasses. I was researching to see if it is healthy or not, because it is a byproduct of sugar cane. The information said it was good for acid reflux and constipation.

Constipation has been a problem since my diving accident in 7th grade (when my foot drag first appeared). I don’t have acid reflux (have very rarely)  But, have a problem with the “door” to the stomach not opening to receive food or liquids sometimes.

I thought, that’s the same area at least needing help … can’t hurt to try it. Well, I have taken a teaspoon every day for a week or so and my bowels are moving much better and the digestive system is cooperating also.

Fermented papaya still a major blessing.  Also still eating stewed rhubard and strawberries.

Favas in the 50′ covered raised bed are starting to flower. I planted 3 raised beds with favas on Monday in a cold rain (about 100 sprouting seeds).  So, this year’s garden is on it’s way.   I should have a lot more planted by now, but the weather is not cooperating.

God is good, we still have tincture from last year to go on.

I have just enjoyed “Howard’s blog on Chi Gong….interesting enough….I do alot of the same stretches with no involvement in yoga, etc.   The stretches & torquing my muscles (like full body isometrics…using my muscles against each other) have been part of my life since about 2003.  Perhaps that is a major part of my not succumbing to my symptoms of PD/ along with a mostly vegetarian diet. I eat eggs, a small amount of deer meat occasionally/ and fish plus dance /do hard work in the garden/ play music and sing.

God is so good.

Blessings from Aunt Bean

Papaya Chips Offer Relief from Parkinsons Symptoms

Still having wonderful effects from the fermented papaya that I have been making since November. It has truly helped my symptoms, especially the night time difficulties that had become increasingly worse. I felt like the hunch back of Notre Dame from a movie watched in 6th grade.  My left hand was drawn to my chest/ severe right foot drag/ and right arm flailing to try to keep my balance on the once nightly trip to the bathroom.

In the last month, I decided to take a little more than I had been using and low and behold…the night  time trips are back to normal walking again.  It still takes walking on my right foot for about 10 minutes in the morning for it to straighten up & Fly Right!   But that is ok with me…it is the slowest thing to “come around” after my first fava tincture dose in the morning. (The foot drag was the first major symptom after a diving accident in 7th grade.)

A lot of PD’ers had symptoms early in life when major stress emotionally or physically came into their life.  Then the symptoms will disapear until the next major stress comes along.

Here is my current recipe for making the Dried Fermented Papaya Chips

1.  Buy a papaya and let it sit on the kitchen counter until ripe (can gently push skin like a peach)
2.  Wash outside of skin with soapy water & rinse well/Peel and discard skin….mash the fruit.
*the seeds are edible in small amounts-like a few on salad/but can possibly cause miscarriage
if  pregnant

3.  Place mashed fruit in a very clean container (I use a 2 Quart corningware casserole)
4.  For 3 Cups I mix in 1 teaspoon each of turmeric and cinnamon spice
5.  Place plastic wrap directly on the top of the papaya mash and chase out air bubbles starting at the
center . You want to block out all air.  Seal on the side/ then place another sheet of plastic on top .
(to create a double seal
6.  Let the mixture sit on the kitchen counter for 7 days to ferment
7.  Remove plastic. Check color of mixture…it should still be pretty orange top to bottom
If there is some dark areas on the top./or any mold….remove and discard this
*use only nice clear orange…if it has spoiled, throw it out. I lost one batch & had to remove an
inch from the top from another,   usually the whole amount is usable.

8   I add about 3 Tablespoons of ground flaxseed, a teaspoon of salt, a Tablespoon of Agave
to about 3 Cups of mash .  Stir well and let stand about 20 minutes , stir well again.
9.  Place in a dehydrator. on unbleached parchment paper in teaspoonful blobs
10.  Turn on dehydrator (I use living foods temp on excaliber) but if  yours has no temperature control
It will work at higher temperature

Well, this came from reading about the last Pope using papaya for his PD. Hope some of you are able to make this and try it for yourself.


Aunt Bean