Treating ALS With Orthomolecular Medicine

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gherig’s Disease is a degenerative disease where neurons die early due to a problem with the autoimmune system. Your immune system attacks its organs and nervous system. The muscles degenerate and the body may begin wasting. This occurs because ALS destroys the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. The brain looses its ability to control its muscles.

It is very important to understand that there may be a viral component to this disease. The body must be supported with adaptogenic botanicals to handle the possible viral component. These adaptogens include astragulus, ashwaganda, gotu kola, siberian ginseng, panax ginseng, and other botanical products found in Quantum Orthomolecular Medicine. The use of adaptogens may not have the desired effect for the patient that has a genetically acquired disease. If a family member has the disease, these adaptogenic herbs may not produce the desired outcome.

Treating and healing ALS with ordinary amino acids and botanicals is the basis for Orthomolecular Medicine. Large doses of naturally found proteins called amino acids stop the attack on the brain and repair its malfunction. These amino acids and botanicals are affordable and are used in therapeutic doses much larger than those levels normally found in food. The concept of orthomolecular medicine is based upon the use of very large doses of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, or botanical extracts for the cellular repair and enhancement of normal brain activities.

The ALS patient should be given a three week parasite cleanse with one of the many herbal parasite cleanses that are available at your local health food store. This patient should be treated for heavy metals toxins with oral chelation for a period up to five weeks. You can consider extending the oral chelation if for another two weeks if the patient improves under this treatment. This patient should be treated very conservatively and any treatment where the patient does not improve should be discontinued.

This patient may be a good candidate for adrenal or thyroid glandular support. You may try an organic product and closely monitor the progress. Chinese patent herbs would be very good for this patient and they might delay the progression of this disease by several years.

Lymphatic therapy or massage therapy would be a good addition to the overall patient care. This should be tried once or twice a week. Reflexology can also benefit ALS.

This progressive and degenerative disease can be treated with Orthomolecular Medicine and this may be a curable disease. Conventional medicine does not believe that this disease can be healed. The onset of some symptoms may be delayed or kept at bay with very aggressive use of IV amino acids, vitamins, and minerals along with oral orthomolecular medicine two to four times per day. There are several key amino acids for the amino acid therapy and they include NAC, Threonine, glutamine, methionine, and tryptophan. Glutamine and NAC are very valuable tools to fight progressive and degenerative neurological diseases.

It is very important to change the diet very quickly to try a gluten free diet like the G.A.R.D. Diet for a period of one month. If this does not help the patient, you may want to try the Rotation Diet for at least seven weeks.The Rotation Diet rotates each food so that it is not eaten more often than once during a four day period. Try to eliminate saturated fats and increase unsaturated fats like salmon, sardines, and mackerel. The implementation of snacks like organic fruit, walnuts, pistachios, avocados, and macadamia nuts will support good glucose stabilization for better energy. It is wise to reduce coffee, switch to an organic variety, and Swiss water method decaffeinated coffee. They can be ordered online if you are in an area where they are not available.

Noni, acai, or pomegranate are good additional supplements that are available in liquid form or in capsule form. Vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, Vitamin D, malic acid, food based multivitamins, and German digestive enzymes can help provide the nutritional support needed for fast progress. Quantum Orthomolecular Medicine has several other suggested ideas to help ALS.