Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost.
A-myo-trophic comes from the Greek language. "A" means no or negative. "Myo" refers to muscle, and "Trophic" means nourishment–"No muscle nourishment." When a muscle has no nourishment, it "atrophies" or wastes away. "Lateral" identifies the areas in a person's spinal cord where portions of the nerve cells that signal and control the muscles are located. As this area degenerates it leads to scarring or hardening ("sclerosis") in the region.
As motor neurons degenerate, they can no longer send impulses to the muscle fibers that normally result in muscle movement.
Initially, the symptoms of ALS may be so subtle that the symptoms are not even noticed. Eventually, one experiences obvious weakness and/or muscle atrophy. This is followed by twitching, cramping, or stiffness of affected muscles, and/or slurred and nasal speech. The twitching, cramping, etc. associated with ALS is a result of the dying motor neurons.
With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
Like virtually all neurodegenerative disorders, the cause of ALS is still undefined. However, one strong possibility is the idea of a neurodegenerative chain-reaction which is common in all neurodegenerative disorders in which cellular 'faults' produce or induce some type of a ‘cascade’ failure that leads to progressive neuronal loss and progressive degeneration. Given that familial ALS has been linked to a mutation on the gene coding for superoxide dismutase (a critical enzyme involved in the protection of mitochondria against oxidative stress), early work has focused on oxidative stress again, a probable mechanism in virtually all neurodegenerative disorders.
Oxidative stress is created (and managed) within the mitochondria, the primary chemical energy generation system in each cell. Most free radicals (which cause oxidative stress) are produced in the mitochondria but, there are extensive cellular defenses against this stress in the mitochondria itself (in which superoxide dismutase plays an important but not exclusive role).
A critical issue is the emerging evidence that in aging, there is probably progressive damage to mitochondrial DNA and progressive failure of the mechanisms by which the mitochondria are protected from oxidative stress. There is work suggesting that progressive damage to the mitochondria is a central mechanism in age-related change in general so, damage to the mitochondria may be a common denominator in all age-related neurodegenerative diseases.
Failure of the mitochondria to manage oxidative stress can lead to a lot of undesirable effects, including premature cell death, damage to other cellular organelles and disorders of protein folding (an area of increasing interest in ALS and many other neurodegenerative disorders).
Since neurons, with a few exceptions, cannot be replaced, any process that stimulates premature cell death of motor neurons will eventually lead to negative motor symptoms and eventual motor system failure. Evidence suggests that premature cell death may be stimulated (as a primary cause of atrophy) in both upper and lower motor neuron groups in ALS.
The onset of ALS has been linked to several factors, including: a virus; exposure to various neurotoxins or heavy metals; DNA defects; immune system abnormalities; occupational involvement in military service and elite sports (where the issue again may be toxic exposure); and enzyme abnormalities.
Surgeries involving the spinal cord have also been thought to play a role in the onset of ALS, possibly due to the increased burden of oxidative stress and inflammation after spinal cord injury or stress.
There is a known hereditary factor in familial ALS (Fals); however, there is no known hereditary component in the 90–95% cases diagnosed as sporadic ALS An inherited genetic defect on chromosome 21 (coding for superoxide dismutase) is associated with approximately 20% of familial cases of ALS. The children of those diagnosed with familial ALS have a higher risk factor for developing the disease; however, those who have close family members diagnosed with sporadic ALS have no greater a risk factor than the general population, suggesting again an environmental or other non-genetic cause.
Some environmental causative factors have been suggested for the increased incidence in the western Pacific. Prolonged exposure to a dietary neurotoxin called BMAA is one suspected risk factor in Guam; the neurotoxin is a compound found in the seed of the cycad Cycas circinalis, a tropical plant found in Guam, which was used in the human food supply during the 1950s and early 1960s.
The very high incidence of the disease among Italian soccer players (more than five times higher than normally expected) shows a possible link between the disease and the use of pesticides on the soccer fields (several of which have been linked to neuronal toxicity).
According to the ALS Association, military veterans are at an increased risk of contracting ALS (again, possibly implying a link to neurotoxins chemical exposure). In its report ALS in the Military, the group pointed to an almost 60% greater chance of the disease in military veterans than the general population.
The former Indian Army Chief of Staff General K.Sunderji also suffered from ALS before passing away. For Gulf War veterans, the chance is seen as twice that of veterans not deployed to the Persian Gulf in a joint study by the Veterans Affairs Administration and the DOD, another epidemiologic association suggesting a link to toxic exposure.
Dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) has been shown in several studies to decrease the risk of developing ALS and other neurodegenerative disorders, probably through several mechanisms, including promotion of neurotrophins such as BDNF
Based on my muscle testing, ALS is caused by too much toxicity, especially of heavy metals and fat soluble environmental toxins. Because of a damaged blood brain barrier, these toxins are in the brain along with being in cells.
Additionally, poor quality vegetable and seed oils in the diet, Omega 3 and Omega 6 primarily, damaged by heat and chemical processing or by cooking and baking with them, clog up the cellular walls causing inflammation and damage to cells.
A principle cause of toxicity are the pathogen toxins that disrupt cellular detoxification processes and genes, so that toxins build up in the cells. The main pathogen to cause this is from Candida overgrowth.
There are five main actions to take to try and reverse ALS.
These include the following. Repairing the blood brain barrier. Consuming good quality oils in the right ratio so the body can gradually improve cell wall function and inflammation reduces. Removing toxins from the brain and cells. Eliminating the pathogens that release toxins that damage the genes controlling production of glutathione and other detox enzymes. And finally, stimulating repair and regeneration.
Listed below are all the supplements needed to work on all these issues. They will be listed in order of importance. They do not have to all be done at once. In fact, you can start with just the first 3, if it is necessary to limit what you get. The first suggestions, Alka Super C, is by far the most important product as it detoxifies, kills pathogens and stimulates repair and regeneration of cells.
2 bottles per month for at least two years of Alka Super C
In this liquid supplement, a very small amount of vitamin C is bonded to specially processed OH water molecules. This combination enables Alka Super C to release massive amounts of electrons into cells. This significantly boosts the health of cells, increasing their voltage. This action greatly stimulates repair and regeneration of organs and cells.
The electrons also zap and kill pathogens including candida, And they eliminate toxins too. They will help repair the walls of blood vessels, increasing arterial flexibility and reducing inflammation. Ordinary vitamin C supplements do not work in the same way that this does so the vitamin C supplement you may take does not substitute for Alka Super C. Only the name is similar….
Alka Super C has three main actions that make it the most important supplement for working on preventing the worsening of ALS and even potentially reversing it.
1. Alka Super C does a great job of killing Candida and other pathogens. Its electrons zap and kill Candida and Candida spores so that over the course of a year Candida will be eliminated. And pathogens in your cells that may be contributing to the development of ALS.
2. ALS is also worsened by an inflammatory process. Alka Super C is highly anti-inflammatory. It's base of OH water binds with acids and removes them from the body. The allows for more oxygen to get into the area where the acids have been removed. This action greatly reduces inflammation. The extra oxygen also stimulates repair and healing.
3. Alka Super C will stimulate a gradual, but very significant repair of all the cells in your body. Over time, this will occur to as great an extent as possible. The highly charged electrons Alka Super C releases in cells gives cells extra energy to repair and regenerate.
2 bottles a month Optimal C Elixir
This frequency instructions in this elixir tell the body to make vitamin C. We are not able to do so, unlike most mammals, because the gene turning on production of the L-gulonolactone oxidase enzyme needed to make vitamin C is missing in humans. The instructions carried by Optimal C take the place of this gene. They turn on production of L-gulonolactone oxidase so your liver can make vitamin C in optimal quantities, many grams a day. High levels of this natural vitamin C is anti-inflammatory, protects the cardiovascular system and your cells, detoxifies, improves production of collagen, enhances immune system function, and more. The ability to produce your own vitamin C that Optimal C Elixir gives you may significantly improve longevity and health.
Optimal C Elixir works in an entirely different way than Alka Super C. It works as an anti-oxidant, which Alka Super C dose not do.
This is a one ounce bottle of emulsified vitamin A drops. It will be very effective for helping the cells effected by ALS work better, it helps to protect them.. Therapeutic use for adults is to use 12 drops a day. 24,000 units daily for 6 months, then reduce to 6 drops a day. A bottle has 750 drops.
These three supplements above are the very minimum to be doing. They can give significant benefit on their own.
2 bottles a month Vital Cell Reset Elixir
This elixir is based on brand new research. Its instructions turn off the Cell Danger Response(CDR) activation that happens when cells are attacked by pathogens, damaged by toxins or injured in some way. In order to protect the cell, the CDR stops cell communication. This can lead to an autoimmune attack on the cells. Failure to turn off this Cell Danger Response may be the underlying reason that exposure to toxins and pathogens results in autoimmune diseases. It is so fundamental a process, it can lead to the development of ALS. Vital Cell Reset instructions turn off the Cell Danger Response in cells where it is no longer needed but has not been shut down. This works best with products that remove toxins and pathogens from cells such as Alka Super C.
This is a liposomal glutathione supplement that delivers into your cells the very hard to absorb, top nutrient for detoxing cells and the number two antioxidant, glutathione. Glutathione Force focuses on improving cellular health and on increasing the production of energy in cells. Not only does it bring glutathione into cells to help detoxify them, but it also carries in CoQ10, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, D Ribose, and many other nutrients that improve cellular health, along with the health of your heart and liver. It will help your cells work better, along with helping their detoxification.
2 bottles a month Vitamin D Activator along with High Dose Vitamin D and Vitamin K2 MK-7
Vitamin D Activator is an elixir that turns on production of vitamin D transport proteins. These carry vitamin D into cells. Almost everyone is low in these transport proteins. The genes that turn on their production are damaged by toxins. So even if you have good vitamin D levels, or are taking a lot of vitamin D, your cells may not be getting that D. Increasing the amount of vitamin D transport proteins helps all aspects of health because vitamin D is essential for every cell in the body.
Use this as part of a very high dose vitamin D3 and vitamin K protocol. High dose vitamin D has been used by MDs and other health professionals for reversing autoimmune diseases, reducing inflammation, preventing colds and flu, for cardiovascular health and more. It will support your cells that have been effected by ALS.
High dose D3 is even stronger, about 35% more effective, when taking Vitamin D Activator. With increased levels of vitamin D, more D transport proteins are needed to carry the D where it needs to go. This elixir does not supply vitamin D. It turns on production of the transport proteins needed to carry vitamin D into cells.
Use approximately 30,000 IU a day of vitamin D3 ongoing. If you get the well absorbed, because it is emulsified, Vitamin D Mulsion Forte, 15 drops is 30,000 IU. There are 750 drops, 2000 IU per drop, in a bottle.
Vitamin D greatly increases absorption of calcium. So to prevent vitamin D toxicity, which is caused by excess calcium in the blood, you need to take vitamin K with it. Vitamin K will move calcium from the blood to the bones. This prevents a buildup of calcium in the blood, and helps your bones become stronger. It enables you to take high dose vitamin D3 with no problems. With ALS, use vitamin K2. The MK-7 version is the most active for moving calcium to the bones. Take 600 mcg of MK-7 K2 a day. This is a much higher dose than normal, but with more D in the body, it is needed. If you have calcification in the joints or arteries, or breasts, kidneys, if you are diabetic which tends to cause calcification of the arteries and kidneys, or if you have stones or bone spurs, use even a higher dose to eventually remove that buildup of calcium from where you don’t want it. Use 800 mcg of MK-7 K2 a day till all the calcification is gone.
Damage to the blood brain barrier is a major problem with ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson's, MS and other brain related health issues. In fact, almost everyone has significant damage. This elixir initiates a number of processes to stop further damage, and to additionally heal and repair the blood brain barrier. Repairing this is vitally important for being able to eventually stop ALS and then to enable improvement. Do 2 bottles per month for 6 months. Start at 8 drops twice a day.
1 bottle a month Healing Rescue
This elixir supports the body when it is going through a health crisis. Everything from shock to colds and flu to being in poor shape because of candida die off, chemo or radiation. Even ALS. It helps reduce symptoms, and activates a better healing response from the body. Healing Rescue is powerful at stimulating healing. Start at a low dose and work up to a full dose.
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