Lou Gehrig's Disease
Amayotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a deadly neurological disease. In layman's terms, Lou Gehrig's disease is basically a situation or condition (disease) the muscle cells atrophy or waste away. The disease was named after famed New York Yankees slugger, Lou Gehrig, who died of the insidious disease in 1941.
Causes and Risk Factors
The causes of ALS are still being researched. It's been narrowed down to:
- Gene mutation
- Chemical imbalance
- Suppressed or confused immune response system
- Accumulation of protein in muscle cells
Risk factors are:
- Age-it's most often found in people between the ages of 40 to 70 years old.
- Gender-men are more likely to contract the disease than women.
When Lou Gehrig's disease or LS victims become disabled (due to paralysis of the "voluntary" muscles), they have difficulty speaking and swallowing and are very vulnerable to other diseases, particularly pneumonia.
- Muscle twitching
- Difficulty moving arms, hands and legs
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty swallowing
There are options to help alleviate symptoms associated with Lou Gehrig's Disease including yoga, vibrational healing (including chakra balancing), colon hydrotherapy, acupressure/acupuncture, chiropractic, and hyperbaric oxygen chamber, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy
The diet must become alkaline in nature, which requires consumption of fresh, raw (and preferably organic) fruits and vegetables. A switch to a mostly raw foods diet would be best, or 75% raw and 25% vegan.
All meats, dairy products, refined grains and starches should be left alone (not eaten). Avoid processed foods, junk foods, and fast food.
Avoid unhealthy oils, especially when cooking. These oils include Canola, Corn, Soy, Peanut, and Vegetable. All hydrogenated oils should be avoided. Shortening or lard should be avoided. These insalubrious oils destroy the myelin sheath, the protective covering of the nerves, which cause impairment to nervous activity and thus impairs certain muscles that lead to twitching and shaking, in addition, to mild or full paralysis of certain parts of the body. The best oils to consume and/or to cook with include Olive, Grape seed, Macadamia, and Safflower.
The best water to drink on a daily basis is alkaline water. If alkaline water is not available or affordable for you, just make sure the water is filtered (copper and/or carbon filtration) and if possible, ozonated.
Herbs that counteract 'sclerosis' are ideal in the healing process. So are herbs that repair the nerves.
Herbs that counteract 'sclerosis' include: Cayenne, Ginger, Cinnamon, Periwinkle, Butcher's Broom, Manjistha, Chaparral, Goldenseal Root, and Comfrey Root to name a few.
Herbs that repair the nerves include Nerve Root (Lady's Slipper), Kava Kava, Valerian Root, Cinnamon, Chamomile, Blue Vervain, and Passionflower to name a few.
Seaweeds such as Spirulina, Chlorella, Blue Green algae, Dulse, Kelp, Irish Moss, Iceland Moss, and Bladderwrac are very nutritious and help repair damaged cells, nerves, and muscle tissue.
Mono-atomic Gold (white powder) is also helpful for this condition due to its affect on the brain and nervous system.
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