Seeing Michael skate was like listening to a stutterer who can sing, Dr. Oz says. "It's amazing." Dr. Oz explains that fluid motions, like skating, come more easily to people with Parkinson's than walking, which requires gears in the brain to stop and start constantly.

Other times, diminished symptoms aren't as easily explained. While filming a documentary about optimism for ABC—Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist—Michael traveled to Bhutan, a kingdom in the Himalayas that measures the gross national happiness of its citizens.

"I don't know whether it was the altitude or the thinning of the blood or whatever, but I had much less symptoms," he says. "It was just an amazing place, and it really was special."

As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.


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