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Ice Bucket Challenge? No. Ketogenic Diet for ALS? Yes!

  • Published on: 22 August, 2014
  • Last update: 10 August, 2017

The ALS foundation is not going to give you the cure for ALS, just like all cancer foundations will not give you the many cures for cancer, such as cannabis oil. Cannabis cures cancer and also helps ALS, so it scares Big Pharma to the bone! Instead of doing the #IceBucketChallenge, today I will talk about diet for ALS.

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Autism, Epilepsy, MS, ALS… what do they all have in common? They are all neurodegenerative disorders that are highly related to ATP deficiency (as well as liver toxicity, heavy metals such as mercury and aluminum, and parasites in the brain – but that is for another post. If you’d like to research more about the heavy metal connection to these disorders, please see this link. Many cases of ALS have developed after people have been given the flu vaccine or the Gardasil vaccine. Vancouver neuroscientist Chris Shaw has proved a link between the aluminum hydroxide used in vaccines, and symptoms associated with Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), and Alzheimer’s. “No one in my lab wants to get vaccinated,” he said. “This totally creeped us out. We weren’t out there to poke holes in vaccines. But all of a sudden, oh my God—we’ve got neuron death!” Here is the rest of the article from Shaw.)

You can help this ATP deficiency through a high fat ketogenic diet that contains no sugar. Diet plays a huge role in disease. Eating a raw vegan, plant based diet can cure many diseases… However, for specific *neurodegenerative* diseases we must look to a “ketogenic” diet, where 80% of calories come from fat and 20% of calories from a mixture of protein and carbohydrates. Why? Patients with neurodegenerative disorders all have an inability to create ATP. ATP is your body’s source of energy. Without ATP/energy we have memory loss, tremors, seizures, muscle dysfunction etc.

How does this happen? Let’s talk about Alzheimer’s. It’s beginning to be known as “Type 3 Diabetes” or “Diabetes of the Brain.” Diabetes is a case of insulin resistance where the body cannot take the sugar consumed in the diet and deliver it to the cells. Type 3 Diabetes, or Alzheimers, is a case where the BRAIN is insulin resistant or deficient.

Foods that have certain fatty acids are metabolized into ketones. Ketones are an alternative energy source for the brain. Ketones go through the “back door” and do NOT require insulin to get into the cell for ATP production!

Best fats for ALS on a ketogenic diet:

Coconut oil/MCT oil contains medium chain fatty acids that are immediately absorbed and go STRAIGHT to the brain and cells of the body as an alternative ATP source. Research Dr. Mary Newport, her husband developed Alzheimers at 57. She gave him the coconut oil and immediately his personality, mood & cognition returned. 4 years later, his Alzheimers has not progressed but rather regressed. Take 2 tbsp. of coconut oil at each meal to keep your ketone levels high throughout the day. I take MCT oil each morning as an energy boost.

Omega 3’s are absolutely imperative. These are what the brain and body need to maintain and repair nerve cells! I highly recommend fermented cod liver oil and wild fish. Please watch this video below of a doctor who cured her MS by eating wholesome foods from the earth and land, including wild fish, seaweed, tons of leafy greans, grass-fed organ meats and more:

Freshly ground flax seed and flax oil should also be taken regularly.
NEVER, EVER CONSUME MSG. ALS has been linked with high glutamate levels. Glutamate is a naturally occuring amino acid and nuerotransmitter that can become toxic if levels are too high. Glutamate opens the cell wall to pass a message from one cell to another. However, when glutamate levels are too high, the cell wall stays open for far too long which causes calcium to flood the cell. Once flooded, the cell may then die. EAT A 100% ORGANIC, NON-GMO DIET.
Supplements for ALS:
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is a critical nutrient to take. NAC has been shown to boost the level of glutathione in the body. Glutathione plays a key role in normalizing glutamate levels, so its critical to get plenty of NAC. NAC also detoxes the liver. Liver toxicity plays a major role in ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases. I will go into more detail in a separate post.
Liposomal Vitamin C. “Some physicians would stand by and see their patient die rather than use ascorbic acid because in their finite minds it exists only as a vitamin.” (F. R. Klenner, MD). If you haven’t heard about how intravenous Vitamin C (and incredibly high doses of oral Vitamin C) cures cancer, research it! This is my favorite book about Vitamin C called Curing the Incurable – in it you’ll read how intravenous Vitamin C cured 60 out of 60 polio patients. Liposomal Vitamin C is made through a revolutionary way of enclosing Vitamin C particles in liposomes that go directly into all of your cells within 21 seconds. It’s better than intravenous!
Liposomal Glutatione. Glutathione is your body’s most powerful anti-oxidant. Next to Vitamin C, this is the most second important thing ANYONE with an illness can consume.
L-Carnitine is what the body needs to utilize the omega 3 fatty acids I mentioned above, so this would be an excellent supplement to take.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid has been shown to greatly reduce the onset of ALS in laboratory rats. Link to the study here.
Notes: See this link to read about an important aspartame/aspartic acid link with ALS. I will do a follow up post on the link between heavy metals and parasites to ALS once I get more research done.

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