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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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
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.Â 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 nightÂ time trips are back to normal walking again.Â It still takes walking on my right foot for about 10 minutes in the morning for it to straighten up & Fly Right!Â Â 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.Â 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.Â Buy a papaya and let it sit on the kitchen counter until ripe (can gently push skin like a peach)
2.Â 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
3.Â Place mashed fruit in a very clean container (I use a 2 Quart corningware casserole)
4.Â For 3 Cups I mix in 1 teaspoon each of turmeric and cinnamon spice
5.Â 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.Â Seal on the side/ then place another sheet of plastic on top .
(to create a double seal
6.Â Let the mixture sit on the kitchen counter for 7 days to ferment
7.Â 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,Â Â usually the whole amount is usable.
8Â Â I add about 3 Tablespoons of ground flaxseed, a teaspoon of salt, a Tablespoon of Agave
to about 3 Cups of mash .Â Stir well and let stand about 20 minutes , stir well again.
9.Â Place in a dehydrator. on unbleached parchment paper in teaspoonful blobs
10.Â Turn on dehydrator (I use living foods temp on excaliber) but ifÂ 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.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL