Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) and The Paleo Diet

newsletter-cover-v6-i9Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) Excerpt

I received a letter from a woman who has been diagnosed with ALS (amyolateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), wondering whether eating Paleo would slow the progress or reverse the progression of the disease. She has limited income and is concerned about the cost of changing her diet if it would not help her condition.

For background information, ALS is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the progressive loss of motor neurons in the spinal cord, brainstem and motor cortex. Clinical features include limb weakness with muscle atrophy and a progressive involvement of respiratory muscles leading to death within 3-5 years after the onset.

The precise mechanism underlying the characteristic selective degeneration and death of motor neurons remains a mystery.

The ALS Association continues to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives. The ALS Awareness Campaign – – to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease has gained supporters worldwide and raised upwards of , as reported by the association on Monday, August 25, 2014. We are proud to support ALS and encourage you to help fight ALS.

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“5” Comments

  1. So what did you tell this woman who’d been diagnosed with ALS, regarding the Paleo diet? Am I missing more of your article? I don’t see what response you gave to her.

  2. How you can have that comment above claiming people can get cured within a month is completely and utterly insulting and irresponsible. If it was that easy people wouldn’t be dying of this disease!! Please remove the above comment immediately.


    I am Karen, I was diagnosed of ALS (Lou Gherigs Disease) in 2013, the doctor told me there is no permanent cure for the disease, i was given medication to slow down the progress of the disease, at the initial stage it was not so bad till it progressed to the end middle stage were i had difficulties going about my daily functions as i constantly felt weakness in my legs, ankles and feet, i was totally devastated till my husband’s co-worker Mr Kenneth told us about a herbal doctor from South Africa who have herbal medicines for all kind of diseases including ALS, when i contact this herbal doctor via his email, he sent me two bottles of ALS herbal medicine through courier service, when i received this herbal medicine, he gave me step by instructions on how to apply it, when i applied it as instructed, i was cured of the disease within 22-24 days of usage. Contact this great herbal doctor via his email [email protected] or call +27617403481 Goodluck

    • Happy to hear you were cured by this. My father was recently diagnosed with ALS and is in the very early stages. Were there any significant side effects with this herbal treatment? We are looking into everything we can to stop any further progression.

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