Alternative Treatment for ALS

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, attacks the motor neurons in the brain that control muscle movement.

The disease can impact your ability to move, speak, eat and breathe.

While there’s no cure, there is new hope on the horizon.

The ice bucket challenge for ALS raised a lot of awareness and money – but there’s still no cure.

Duke University Dr. Richard Bedlack wants to change that. He runs one of the top ALS clinics in the world.

He’s worked with over 2,000 patients and is part of a review team of 95 scientists from 10 countries investigating new alternative therapies.

His top pick for further study? Coconut oil.
In ALS, motor neurons can’t make energy. Once ingested, coconut oil converts into ketone bodies that can be used by cells as energy.

Next up? Fecal transplants.

Bedlack believes more research is needed to see if placing good bacteria back into the gut of those with ALS could help some with the disease. He notes one case overseas with amazing results.

Finally cannabis might help stop the progression of ALS, and treat symptoms like weight loss, muscle spasms and secretions.

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