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Nutritional Support for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

The purpose of this protocol is to help control autoimmunity, reduce neural inflammation, repair neuropathic changes, improve mental alertness and fatigue, prevent the progression of ALS and restore neurological function where possible.

  1. Acetyl-L-Carnitine 500 mg: 3 capsules twice daily or 2 capsules three times daily between meals; amino acid with potent, CNS antioxidant properties beneficial for the prevention and repair of damage to neuronal myelin sheaths and preservation of nerve cell function, as well as helping to improve memory function and mood in patients with ALS; gluten-free and dairy-free.
  2. Astaxanthol: 3 to 4 capsules twice daily with meals; uniquely designed, nutraceutical formulation that is an extremely potent, highly bio-available, broad spectrum, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory complex that significantly protects the brain, eyes, heart, blood vessels, joints, skin, and all cells, tissues and organs from injury by free radical-induced oxidative stress, esp. that produced by toxic chemicals, and UV solar radiation; the active ingredients, Astaxanthin and Seanol-P, are extremely powerful, carotenoid, and bioflavonoid lipophilic antioxidants, respectively, which easily penetrate into all body cells, and serve to both prevent and repair free radical-induced oxidative stress damage to the infrastructure of the brain, heart, and all vital organs, joints, and skin, and will help protect the eyes from UV solar radiation, and preserves visual acuity; Gamma-Linoleic Acid (GLA) is an omega-6 essential fatty acid that works synergistically with Astaxanthin carotenoids and Seanol-P phlorotannin-polyphenols, and together are very important for helping to prevent and control inflammation in the neural tissues of the brain, and peripheral nerves in patients with ALS.
  3. Better-B: 3 capsules twice daily with meals; balanced, high potency, activated, methylated, vitamin B complex that restores essential B vitamins, often depleted in ALS, as well as supporting nervous system function and efficient, cellular energy production.
  4. Broad Spectrum Probiotic: 1 caplet once or twice daily; provides potent, broad spectrum, probiotics (friendly intestinal bacteria) essential for helping prevent and eliminate gastrointestinal imbalances that interfere with brain function, as well as and restoring and maintaining normal bowel flora in patients with ALS.
  5. C Aspa Scorb: ½ teaspoon twice daily in water or juice; high potency, immune modulating, buffered, mineral ascorbate (vitamin C) formulation that helps to retard the progression of ALS; works best when taken in conjunction with Toco-Q.
  6. Cognitive Resilience: 2 capsules once or twice daily between meals; specially designed, purified, high potency, proprietary, phytonutrient complex that provides multidimensional factors for cognitive function and memory support in patients with ALS, including amyloban, bacopanides, curcuminoids, hericenones, oligomeric proanthocyanidins, and rosmarinic acid from standardized extracts of Bacopa monnieri, Curcuma longa, Hericium erinaceus, Melissa officinalis, and Vitis vinifera.
  7. EFA Complex: 2 capsules twice daily with meals; provides purified, concentrated, essential fatty acids, especially gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) that helps to control inflammation, increase myelin synthesis, promote oligodendrocyte differentiation, and enhance nerve cell function in patients with ALS.
  8. Lecithin 1,200 mg: 1 to 2 capsule(s) blended into food or drink once or twice daily; purified, high potency source of phosphatidyl choline, phosphatidyl ethanolamine, phosphatidyl inositol, phosphatidyl serine, and other essential phytoglycolipids vital for nerve cell functioning and protection, and repair of myelin sheaths in patients with ALS.
  9. Memories with Seanol-P: 3 capsules twice daily at breakfast and lunch meals; carefully designed, unique, powerful formulation composed of standardized extracts of Bacopa monniera, Centella asiatica, Ecklonia cava, Ginkgo biloba, Huperzia serrata, Paullinia cupana and Vinca major with specific amino acids, phospholipids and potent, broad spectrum antioxidants that synergistically support optimum cognitive function, memory, mental clarity, focus, and balanced mood, as well as total brain health and wellness in ALS.
  10. NAC 750 mg (N-Acetyl-Cysteine): 2 to 3 capsules twice daily; potent, antioxidant amino acid that increases intracellular glutathione and cysteine levels helping to control and diminish oxidative stress and prevent cellular damage in the brain, as well as to diminish the toxicity of allopathic medications and environmental xenobiotics.
  11. Phosphatidyl Serine: 1 to 2 capsule(s) twice daily with meals; purified, high potency source of phosphatidyl serine, vital for nerve cell functioning, enhanced memory, concentration, and focus, and protection and repair of myelin sheaths in patients with ALS.
  12. Phytosterol Complex: 2 softgels twice daily with meals; purified, highly absorbable, high potency source of ubiquinol and tocotrienols that have been clinically demonstrated to significantly slow the progressive deterioration of function in patients with ALS.
  13. R-Lipoic Acid 100 mg: 5 capsules twice daily or 3 capsules three times daily with meals; very potent, water-soluble and lipid-soluble antioxidant that significantly helps to protect and repair nerve cells (neurons) in the brain and peripheral nervous system, as well as somatic organ cells, from damage by free radical oxidative stress and toxic, foreign (xenobiotic) chemicals, detoxify heavy metals, especially mercury, aluminum, lead, etc. rejuvenate mitochondria thereby increasing cellular energy production and improving symptoms of ALS.
  14. Krill Ultra: 2 capsules twice daily with meals; provides purified, high potency, omega-3 essential fatty acids, potentiated by conjugation with phospholipids, and astaxanthin, necessary for prostaglandin metabolism, hypothalamic receptor sensitivity and protection of brain, cardiovascular and immune systems, that enhances mental function and mood in patients with ALS.
  15. Vitamin D3 5,000 I.U.: 1 to 2 capsule(s) daily with meal; purified, high potency source of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) shown to help inhibit the progression of Multiple Sclerosis by promoting myelin synthesis, and increasing serum levels of transforming growth factor beta-1, which is associated with suppression of the immune response that produces Multiple Sclerosis symptoms, as well as helping to prevent and repair bone loss that often accompanies ALS.
  16. Bio-C Plus 1000: 3 tablets twice daily, or 2 tablets three times daily with meals; provides vitamin C (as calcium and magnesium ascorbates), citrus bioflavonoids, catalase, and superoxide dismutase that helps to retard the progression of Multiple Sclerosis; works best when taken in conjunction with Ubiquinol-QH; gluten-free and dairy-free.
  17. Bio-B Complex: 1 tablet twice daily with meals; high potency, vitamin B complex that restores essential B vitamins, often depleted in ALS, as well as supporting nervous system function and efficient, cellular energy production; gluten-free and dairy-free.
  18. Bio-D-Mulsion Forte: 3 drops daily with meals; purified, high potency, liquid source of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) shown to help inhibit the progression of ALS by promoting myelin synthesis, and increasing serum levels of transforming growth factor beta-1, which is associated with suppression of the immune response that produces ALS symptoms, as well as helping to prevent and repair bone loss that often accompanies ALS; gluten-free and dairy-free.
  19. Cytozyme-B: 1 to 2 tablet(s) twice daily; provides organ specific extract support of cognitive function in patients with ALS with purified, ovine brain concentrate factors; gluten-free and dairy-free.
  20. Optimal EFAs Caps: 2 capsules twice daily with meals; provides purified, concentrated, essential fatty acids, especially gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) that helps to control inflammation, increase myelin synthesis, promote oligodendrocyte differentiation, and enhance nerve cell function in patients with ALS; gluten-free and dairy-free.
  21. ResveraSirt-HP: 1 capsule twice daily; special, neurological support formulation composed of purified, trans-resveratrol with quercetin (slows the metabolism of resveratrol), and calcium magnesium phytate, a 6-phosphate ester of inositol (IP6), which is a strong metal chelator; gluten-free, and dairy-free.
  22. FS-20 Hemp Extract: 1 to 2 ml (dropperful) once, twice or more daily with or without meals; potent, anti-inflammatory, highly bio-available, organic, gluten-free, herbicide-free, pesticide-free, full spectrum cannabinoids sourced from hemp flower extract, providing 20 mg per of active cannabinoids per serving.
  23. ACG Glutathione Extra Strength: 12 sprays by mouth three times daily; do not eat or drink for 2 minutes following dose; proprietary blend of N-Acetyl L-Cysteine, Acetyl L-Carnitine, L-Glutamine, L-Glutathione Tripeptides (Reduced), Lipoic Acid (R-Fraction), Ascorbic Acid, and Natural Trace Minerals that help to support detoxification, relieve inflammation, and promote healing of all cells, tissues, and vital organs.
  24. ACZ Nano Zeolite Extra Strength: 12 sprays by mouth twice daily; do not eat or drink for 2 minutes following dose; purified, concentrated, sub-micronized, clinoptilolite zeolites, a group of micro-porous, negatively charged, crystalline minerals with well-defined structures of the alkaline earth metals that help to remove positively charged toxins, esp. toxic heavy metals, balance pH levels, and restore normal, electrical conductivity in the body in patients with ALS.
  25. NAC 1,000 mg (N-Acetyl-Cysteine)(Protocol for Life Balance): 2 to 3 tablets twice daily; potent, antioxidant amino acid that increases intracellular glutathione and cysteine levels helping to control and diminish oxidative stress and prevent cellular damage in the brain, as well as to diminish the toxicity of allopathic medications and environmental xenobiotics.
  26. PhosChol PPC 900 mg: 2 capsules twice daily with meals; purified, high potency source of phosphatidyl choline essential for healthy nerve cell function and protection and repair of myelin sheaths in patients with ALS.
  27. Ubiquinol-QH 200 mg: 1 to 2 softgel(s) twice daily with meals; purified, highly absorbable, high potency source of ubiquinol that has been clinically demonstrated to significantly slow the progressive deterioration of function in patients with ALS.
  28. Zyflamend Whole Body: 2 softgel capsules twice daily; unique, high potency, organic, supercritical botanical extracts of Berberis vulgaris, Camellia sinensis, Coptis chinensis, Curcuma longa, Ocimum sanctum, Origanum vulgare, Polygonum cuspidatum, Rosmarinus officinalis, Scutellaria baicalensis, and Zingiber officinale possessing powerful, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiproliferative, apoptotic and antimicrobial properties that have been demonstrated to help control acute and chronic autoimmune inflammation associated with ALS.
  29. 7-Keto-DHEA 50 mg: 3 to 4 capsules every morning; special form of dehydroepiandrosterone, an essential, adrenal hormone, that helps to alleviate many symptoms of ALS by reducing nerve cell inflammation, balancing immune, and hormonal function, and improving energy, alertness, muscle strength, and stamina.
  30. Glia-PC+: 1 to 2 teaspoon(s) daily at lunch and in the evening with food; powerful, high potency complex of omega-9 phospholipid plasmalogen complex with CoQ10, egg yolk oil phosphatidylcholines, vitamins D3, E, and K2 to help repair and maintain health of brain white matter, myelinated nerves.
  31. Neuro-PC+: 1 to 2 teaspoon(s) daily in morning and at lunch with food; powerful, high potency complex of omega-3 phospholipid plasmalogen complex with CoQ10, egg yolk oil phosphatidylcholines, vitamins D3, E, and K2 to help repair and maintain health of brain gray matter, unmyelinated nerve cells.
  32. ProdromeNeuro: 4 to 6 ml, or 4 to 6 gelcaps daily in morning and at lunch with food; potent, omega-3 phospholipid plasmalogen complex to help repair and maintain health of gray matter nerve cells.; provides extremely potent, omega-3 phospholipid plasmalogens for brain gray matter nerve repair and regeneration, and enhanced, CNS function; shown in clinical research to improve memory, mood, and nerve function in neurodegenerative disease patients (see research studies at https://prodrome.com).
  33. ProdromeGlia: 4 to 6 ml, or 4 to 6 gelcaps daily at lunch and in the evening with food; provides extremely potent, omega-9 phospholipid plasmalogens for brain white matter nerve repair and regeneration, and enhanced, CNS function; shown in clinical research to improve memory, mood, and nerve function in neurodegenerative disease patients (see research studies at https://prodrome.com).
  34. ProdromeGTA: 2 to 3 capsules twice daily to help decrease and control neuroinflammation; specific formulation of the curcuminoids, bisdemethoxycurcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and curcumin-1, designed to mimic the bioactivity that compensates for gastrointestinal tract acid (GTA) deficiency.
  35. KetoneAid: 10 ml (2 teaspoons) once, twice, or more daily; may need as much as 60 ml three times daily; for cellular energy and metabolic repair.
  36. ValAsta: 8 to 12 pumps twice daily in food; purified, extremely high potency, glycosidic astaxanthin, which is the only astaxanthin supplement patented to treat inflammatory conditions, especially effective for the central nervous system (brain and nerves) supported by published, U.S. National Institute of Health-funded, scientific and clinical research (https://valasta.net/blogs/nih-assorted-scientific-research/neurological-diseases-research).

DrM’s Recommendations:

DrM strongly recommends using agents # 1, 2, 9, 10 (or 25), 13, 15, 27, 30, 31, 34, and 36 initially as directed. Add other agents according to your symptomatic response and relief. Listen to your body. Everyone is unique.

Additional Supportive Care:

  • Refer to protocols for Autoimmune Diseases and Memory
  • Strongly recommend Constitutional Homeopathic Medical Consultation with a well-trained, licensed Homeopathic Physician experienced in the treatment of people with ALS! Go to www.cirm1.org
  • Strongly recommend Hair Analysis Testing for Toxic Heavy Metals. If positive, request your physician to order a provocative, 24-hour urine assessment for Toxic Heavy Metals for more definitive analysis
  • Strongly recommend careful replacement of mercury dental amalgams with composite by a dentist skilled in the appropriate management of mercury toxicity; go to the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicity for referrals to a dentist trained in the proper amalgam removal process; go to https://iaomt.org/for-patients/search
  • Strongly recommend instruction in and daily practice of Taiji (Tai Chi) and Qigong (Chi Kung) exercises to significantly enhance flexibility, stamina, equilibrium and balance
  • Avoid all gluten, refined carbohydrates (candy, white bread, pasta, pastries, crackers, donuts, pizza, etc.), sugar, fried fatty foods, all shellfish, artificial sweeteners, esp. aspartame, all processed foods, all artificially saturated fats, all trans-fatty acids, e.g., margarine, etc., and all polyunsaturated vegetable cooking oils
  • Eat plentiful amounts of fresh, organic, green leafy, red, orange and yellow land, and sea vegetables, fruits, whole sprouted grains, and moderate amounts of raw, organic goat milk products, and free range, grass fed, organic meat and poultry (as easily digestible soups and stews), and wild-caught, deep-sea fish (especially sardines packed in water)
  • Recommend low temperature Finnish sauna or infrared sauna weekly for detoxification
  • Drink ½ ounce of pure water per pound of lean body weight daily

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