Dental Health Summit
ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig's Disease is considered an “autoimmune disease,” meaning something foreign to the brain is getting into the brain. The immune system recognizes the invader and attacks. The immune system is not able to get rid of, or kill, the invader and for some reason the immune system does not “turn off.”
Because the immune system does not “turn off”, the immune system itself causes some of the damage to the brain.
However, there may be multiple reasons, or multiple ways of looking at, the causes of ALS.
ALS is almost always caused by Lyme Disease (aka Lymes Disease). The bacteria/spirochete: borrelia burgdorferi is almost always the culprit. It is very difficult to cure due to this parasite, but it can be cured.
In fact, Lou Gehrig himself, the baseball player, lived near Lyme, Connecticut.
The symptoms of ALS may also be caused by mycotoxins, meaning the acidic “waste products” of spirochetes, which block brain signaling and literally dissolve some brain tissue.
Here is a short list of other potential causes for ALS. but the Lyme Spirochete is almost always the root cause:
1) Mercury from the teeth (e.g. dental amalgam and dental infections are THE major cause of Multiple Sclerosis),
2) Infections radiating from the teeth due to infections caused during tooth extractions or root canals,
3) Other causes of infections,
4) Vitamin B12 deficiency,
5) Lack of good “fats” in the brain (e.g. the Budwig Diet is a treatment for symptoms)
The above list consists of things that might contribute or mimic the symptoms, but the Lyme spirochete is the main cause of real Lymes Disease in probably 90 percent of the cases. Here is our article on Lyme Disease:
Lyme Disease Article
Here are some additional items that may be a factor in ALS:
6) Other metals (other than mercury), including aluminum and cadmium, etc.
7) Misdiagnosis (i.e. the person doesn't really have ALS),
8) Oxidative stress,
9) and so on.
Other issues include this: do the prescription drugs really accomplish anything or do they just cause the patient to be miserable?
For example, if the drug does not penetrate the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) it is certainly worthless.
Or consider this: suppose the cause of ALS is a deficiency of Vitamin B12. How is a prescription drug going to help?
In fact, due to the fact that the pharmaceutical industry and the medical community are only interested in selling prescription drugs, it is almost certain that prescription drugs are useless for this disease.
Here is a website for ALS patients that has some excellent information for ALS patients.
A medical clinic that claims success with ALS
This clinic, run by a medical doctor, claims to have had success with treating ALS:
Dr. Ben Johnson Clinic
If dental issues are a possible cause (VERY IMPORTANT)
It may be that by removing these infections in the teeth (and remove the mercury) that the immune system can deal with the microbial infection that is actually causing the disease.
Dental issues can cause ALS in three different ways. First, the mercury in dental amalgam can go right into the brain every time you eat.
Second, root canals can create a safe haven for very nasty microbes. These microbes can multiply inside of the root canals and eventually travel throughout the body, including the brain.
Third, whenever there is a tooth extraction, infections almost always result. These infections can also travel throughout the body, including the brain.
Hal Huggins, a world-famous dentist in Colorado, has had very good success treating Lou Gehrig patients by removing all mercury and infections from the mouth of ALS patients. But be aware, by law. Dr. Huggins has to be very careful about the “medical claims” he makes.
Do NOT use a regular dentist to try and fix ALS and do NOT even use a biological dentist. Use Dr. Hal Huggins or use someone Dr. Hal Huggins recommends. PERIOD.
His clinic is called: Huggins Applied Healing Center. Here is his website:
This treatment should be considered TOP PRIORITY because in dealing with dental issues you are dealing directly with the major cause of ALS.
Microbes also cause a wide range of mental issues and many of the most damaging microbes are the result of dental work.
In some cases of treating ALS victims, Vitamin B12 has been very, very helpful. In fact, many brain disorders are caused by a deficiency of B12 or an inability to absorb and use Vitamin B12.
The problem is that even in those rare situations where orthodox medicine checks for B12 deficiencies their charts for detecting a deficiency are dead wrong. They may say a patient does not have a deficiency when in fact they have a deadly deficiency.
The other problem is that taking oral B12 is almost worthless. If a person really has a B12 deficiency then a very specific protocol (which very few people know about), which involves injections of a specific type of B12, are necessary.
The bottom line is this: if the patient does have a Vitamin B12 deficiency YOU, the caregiver, are going to have to take charge and tell your medical doctors what they need to do to check for a B12 deficiency AND tell them what kinds of injections, and how often, are needed.
The “Bible” on this subject is the book: Could It Be B12? – An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses, Second Edition, by Sally M. Pacholok and Jeffrey J. Stuart. This book will tell you how to get a proper diagnosis of a B12 deficiency and what to do about it.
STUDY THIS BOOK and combine its information with other protocols for ALS.
Key “fats” in the brain
Note: 1 cup of the Budwig formula can be used each time the 3/4 hot dog is mentioned above. It is up to the patient.
One treatment commonly used in cancer treatments gets electron-rich fats to the cells. The Budwig Protocol has been proven to be effective for many ALS patients.
You can go to a grocery store and buy the things you need for this protocol. Buy a couple of bottles of Flax Seed Oil and a couple of bottles of Kefir. Mix them in this proportion:
Four ounces of Kefir to two TABLEspoons of flaxseed oil (e.g., Barlean's)
See this article on the Budwig Diet:
Email from Bob Wright
This is an email I received from Bob Wright, a good friend, and fellow researcher. Here is his website:
American Anti-Cancer Institute
I suspect some of the things he talks about can be purchased through him. I thought his email was so good I wanted to post it:
We have done some research on neurodegenerative and neuromuscular disease and have come up with some amazing findings. Actually, a lot of work and research (clinical) has been done in this area that the world is not aware of. Most people with degenerating or dying neurons no long are able to feed their brains or muscles the food that it requires to survive. Degeneration is the result. Enter extra-virgin coconut oil. Rich in medium chain triglycerides (good fats), these substances are metabolized in the liver to become ketones. Subsequently, ketones migrate through the bloodstream to the brain (crossing the blood brain barrier) and become the new food for the brain – or other areas of the body that are suffering a similar fate. We have seen people with these diseases taking 2-6 tablespoons of EVO per day and doing very well – many reversing their disease.
In addition, turmeric (curcumin) is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Many studies have been done on this substance, yet it seems that few know of its efficacy for most all sickness and disease. I would add this to my diet (lots) and activate it with a little bit of black pepper (piperine). It makes it up to 1,000 more bioavailable and effective. I would get lots of vitamin D3 (shown effective here through mounds of research) from Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil (the last, best cod liver oil), and make sure I had enough iodine. I would drink Kangen Water (the best ionized water available – by far –) and steeped in science for healing ORP (oxidation reduction potential – negative charge on the water which must be present for healing of any kind), and I would take a couple of the epigenetic Reliv supplements (especially the “Classic” and the “Lunarich X”).
One more thing. We have discovered “whole body vibration” over the past year and a half or so. You need to know about this. We had a severely incapacitated ALS patient on one of these a couple of weeks ago. He was in a wheelchair and could only move his eyes. His attendant had a special communication system with him so she could understand his “verbalization” through his eyes and a chart she had. He could only put his feet on the machine while sitting in his chair. His feet were held in place by others. His attendant said “Look at his eyes!” and the corners of his mouth were moving slightly. She said that it was the closest thing to a smile that she had seen in him. I believe, through all the research I have read on this and what we have seen it do for people, that this would be a very opportune thing for this situation. Exercise, when possible, is indicated for those with PLS. This is the easiest and most efficacious in this situation. The muscles are contracted and relaxed from 5-60 times per second through this process. Most anyone can do it on the T-Rex Fit equipment – again, the best we have ever seen.
I would also invest myself in “down to the cellular level” detoxification. We all need this to get the junk out of our liver, other organs, and cells – while flooding the body with oxygen. This works. Often, the heavy metals and other toxic substances in our body will facilitate the onset of neurodegenerative disease and also prevent us from healing. I would certainly do all of these – and I do today. Wishing you the best. Let me know if I can be of further assistance or provide sources. No one pays me to forward their products. There is hope!
Making the rounds on the web
On the web, the combination of coconut oil and magnesium chloride is showing good results.
Take coconut oil BOTH WAYS.
First, put some in your mouth (e.g. teaspoon or tablespoon) and immediately swallow it.
Second, put some in your mouth and swish it around and spit it out.
This will help chelate mercury and perhaps other things.
If you take the magnesium chloride as an oil try to take it transdermally (through the skin). If that doesn't work take it orally. Otherwise, take it orally.