The Basics Of Solving ALS

Ok, people are coming to this blog seeking to find ways to solve als and get healthier, so I am going to quickly summarize some of the key things involved in solving, healing from, or curing als, and maybe edit this post over time to tighten it up and make it more complete.

First thing to understand. What is called als is just poor nerve health. The issue is characterized by the neurons and related cells freaking out and not working well together and so the cells die and the nerves stop working. As a result there is reduced signal to muscles.

So solving als involves getting the neurons and other cells to calm down and work better.

Any positive step you take will help.

So one step anyone can take to improve health in any part of one’s body is improve nutrition, in other words add things to one’s diet to make it more supportive of good health. I am not going to go into detail on this here. There are plenty of nutritionists who have much to offer on this subject. Some resources that one could use for this aspect of solving als are the work of Craig Oster, Steven Shackel’s website and the Deanna Protocol. I am sure one could find endless others.

Another step one can take is to remove things from one’s diet that would hurt nerves. Pretty simple. There are plenty of things that are called food that nobody has any business putting in their bodies, from gum that’s just chemicals to diet soda to processed meat to artificially colored and flavored sports drinks. To some degree everyone knows what’s not healthy to eat. Well solving als partly involves not eating that stuff any more. Very simple. Never should have eaten it in the first place. It’s pretty much guaranteed to make you sick. Also, the diets recommended by some als focused organizations, that say eat anything to keep weight on, from bacon to ice cream, that’s somewhat of a bad idea. While keeping weight on might be a good idea, to do so, eat high calorie foods that are actually basically good for you, such as nuts, avocados and coconut oil, among other things.

Next, als is partly a trigger response cycle. The neurons are triggered by something and they respond by freaking out. Then they trigger each other and they freak out more. This also goes for any genes involved. Things can trigger genes to do things that hurt one’s health. The trigger response aspect of als is addressed two ways. Of of them is reduce triggers. The other is change responses.

Reducing triggers can involve reducing exposure to anything that could trigger neurons to freak out or genes to do damaging things. This can include eating only organically grown or no spray grown food. Pesticides can trigger, so no pesticides. It also can mean like no deodorant, using fragrance free natural detergent to clean clothes and all kinds of other things that you can think of. No Febreeze, no car freshener, no toxic paint fumes, no living across the street from an orange grove where they spray pesticides, no new carpet smell, on and on. Another possible one is vaccines, which in some cases seem to trigger neuroinflammation, and certain medications seem to contribute to issues as well. So by reducing triggers you can do much to stabilize your nerve health. One possible resource for learning about this is the work of Eric Edney. If you are going to buy a book, I recommend an ebook as that’s better for the planet and does not involve cutting down a tree which could be someone’s home.

The other side of solving trigger response cycles is changing responses. This is done by changing yourself. People’s cells respond to triggers the way the people do. People who freak out have cells that freak out. People who attack have cells that attack. So to change the response side, you change the way you respond. I could write a book on this. I have written something called ALS Explained and Solved which discusses this in more depth. You can also look into the growing body of work on reducing inflammation via meditation and things like that. All these things are basically methods for changing the way your body, which is directed by you, responds to triggers.

As long as we are talking about mind stuff, there is much more to be done in this area. I have talked with many hundreds of people diagnosed with als and they have tended to have certain psychological issues in common, and yes having these things going on can make one sick. Put it this way, if a person hates herself on some level, it makes sense that that would eventually make her sick. Guilt and shame do it too. Thinking one is not good enough is another thing that can contribute to the creation of als. Being very fearful is another. So to heal, one has to address these types of self destructive thought patterns and self images.

Overall, there is another reason people get sick and this has to be addressed too. Part of the reason people get sick is because on some level they are sick to solve some problems in their lives. While being sick does not really solve things, on some level one can believe it does, without even realizing that one feels this way. Often people who experience motor neuron health issues have real problems with relationships or their work or something and one way out or to relieve stress related to these things is to get sick. So this can be a huge contributor to health problems. In other words, a person can eat in a pretty healthy way and do other things to be healthy and still get super sick if he has real problems with the way things are going in his life or if she feels totally out of control. Solving this type of psycholgical, often unconscious, problem, can take a lot of work, and it may make sense to get help from professionals such as psychotherapists or hypnotherapists, who can help you learn to find and change what is going on.

So those are the basics of solving als. I have also heard of people helping themselves along the way with such things as hyperbaric oxygen, glutathione injections, ozone tents, high dosage methylcobalamin(not cyanocobalamin!!!), homeopathy and other such treatments and protocols. These things can help one stabilize. At the same time, one really needs to deal with the basics. Put it this way. One could be injected with the greatest magic bullet thing ever and if one still hates one’s self, or eats toxic food, or does not get certain nutrients, one could still make one’s nerves very unhealthy.

So if you or someone you know has been diagnosed with als, get to work. Everything you change, every positive move you make, every choice you improve, gets you somewhat healthier. Do enough and beyond solving als you can become healthier than you may have ever though possible.

Looking for a cure for als? It’s been there all along.

It’s repeated over and over. “This thing called als, or motor neuron disease, was first described over 140 years ago, and still no cause or cure has been found.”

Well repetition does not make something true and that no cause no cure for als thing is a case in point.

The cure for als has been around all along, and it’s not in the form of a pill, or stem cells, or anything else imposed from the outside. It’s a whole different thing. The cure for als is in the form of information, understanding, knowledge and common sense.

For instance, in case you are not aware of this, the incidence of als in people who have served in the military is generally somewhere between 1.5 to 2 times that of the general population. So common sense says that something that goes on with people in the military causes als to happen.

Here’s another clue. While many are aware that als is also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, far fewer are aware that Lou Gehrig was a stress case who did not take very good care of himself , had major emotional issues and was basically addicted to playing baseball. Could that be why his nervous system crashed? Common sense says that that sounds likely.

Meanwhile, unbeknownst to many, there are people all over the place who have healed themselves after being diagnosed with als. In fact I listed some of their accounts on this blog post.

Here’s the real deal. After over a decade of working with people to help them heal, I reached out to someone diagnosed with als. I had read that supposedly there is no cure for als, and yet I had seen this kind of story before and knew from the beginning that als would be solvable.

Since then I have talked with likely over a thousand people diagnosed with als, I lost count, and I have read about many more, and here’s what I have found.

There is a cause for als, and it’s obvious to anyone who knows where to look. It’s not just one thing exactly; it’s generally a combination of things like stress and certain things in people’s diets that freak out their neurons and emotional repression and things like that. This isn’t the kind of stuff you easily see looking through a microscope. It’s the kind of thing you find out by interviewing hundreds of people for hours.

Also, what I have more than confirmed is that there are available ways to solve or cure als or heal “naturally.” In fact one of the more bizarre things I uncovered was this als healing account by Evy McDonald. What made it so bizarre to me was that it was written in 1988. In other words, there I was thinking that my way of solving als by using a holistic approach was something original, and meanwhile over twenty years before I had that idea, someone had been saying pretty much the same thing. She had even presented her story to organizations involved in looking for ways to cure als, just as I have. So in addition to my figuring out how to solve als and helping people do that, there have been many many others who have followed similar paths and achieved similar results.

Could medical methods have some place in solving als? Probably. While it may not be possible to really “cure als” by doing things like using medication or injecting stem cells, probably medical techniques can help people somehow in their healing processes, maybe by temporarily stabilizing their health, or by helping them rebuild once they have stabilized themselves.

Anyway, the reality is that rather than really needing to look for a cure for als, what needs to happen now is for the word to get around that there are available today ways to solve als, and for people to learn how to apply the current body of knowledge. The faster we do that, the faster we can make als a memory and make progress at healing our world.

P.S. To see this in action, check out the fundraising page for Healing ALS, a film in production that will include interviews with people who are succeeding in solving als and information on how they are doing it. Very cool. They already have some film segments posted along with more information on people healing.

Some Of The Best ALS And MND Healing Related Stuff I Have Seen Online

Much of what I do involves working via email with people who have been diagnosed with als or motor neuron disease and are looking to get healthier, and much of that involves sending them links to the coolest articles, videos and websites I find.

The information therein adds up to a great body of healing knowledge that supports people’s confidence that they can heal and gives them ideas that they can apply.

I finally realized that it might be nice for people to have a compilation of some of these links, so here they are, and the truth is pretty much anyone who wants to get healthier could use the awesome stuff that these links lead to.

Many people believe that their genes are somehow making them sick. Here they can get a different perspective on that and along with some ideas on how to heal.

In this interview, Gabor Mate discusses some of the psychological stuff that underlies health problems like motor neuron disease. This is just one of many great Gabor Mate videos.

Inflammation is considered a key component of motor neuron health problems. Here one can get some ideas on what to do about inflammation.

Here is discussed an interesting study of changing gene expression and reducing inflammation via meditation.

This shows just how effective changing how one handles life and stress can be.

Some great concepts are discussed here.

I find so interesting John Sarno’s idea that the physical anomalies are not the real problems underlying pain. Also, back pain is related to motor neuron disease and often comes before als type symptoms and diagnosis. The truth is that if everyone so called diagnosed with als just were to do Sarno’s back program, the results would be fantastic and the remission rate significant.

Maybe the best thing about the film trailer on this Food Matters site is the last line, “It’s a choice. You don’t have to be sick.”

This is a great illustration of what one can do via confidence and persistence, and of the merit of believing that anything is solvable.

Someone Always Talking “Incurable”, And It’s Never Really True.

Ok. I can see it with so called ALS, a health problem I have been working on a lot lately. While a person so called diagnosed with ALS can solve the problem and heal, I can see why someone might get, or fall for, the incorrect idea that it’s incurable with any currently available method. For one thing, the mainstream organizations involved with so called ALS say this incurable thing constantly. For another, solving it can take a fair amount of knowledge and work.

The same could possibly be said for other problems, such as those called multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. While all are solvable, a huge proportion of people believe otherwise, and solving them can be challenging. So I can see why someone would fall for the incurable story there too.

Check this out though.

I had been bitten by a tick or something and so I started reading up on so called Lyme disease, and guess what. There it was again. While some were talking about what they had done to solve health problems so called diagnosed as Lyme disease, there was someone going on and on about how it’s “incurable”. Huh? This is just little old Lyme disease we are talking about, and while I realize some people so called diagnosed with Lyme disease experience chronic health problems, many do succeed in solving the problem and never again have Lyme disease related health issues. All the same, someone was maintaining that it’s “incurable”.

Same thing with diabetes. On a diabetes related discussion board and other places, I saw some were talking about what they were doing to solve the problem, both types, while one or two people were insisting nothing could be done. What?? Nothing to be done about diabetes even? Even the mainstream news has stories about people doing things about diabetes. Still somehow someone shows up saying otherwise.

I bet for every health problem, right alongside people talking about how to solve it one can find people who insist that can’t be done.

Why do people do this, even when information indicating the contrary is right there in front of them?

For a variety of reasons, such as these.

Some shy away from the idea that they are somehow responsible for the health problems they are experiencing. Others are addicted to their or someone else’s being sick and are terrified to think that they could heal. Others seem to enjoy playing expert by repeating what they have read somewhere or been told. Some who do medical research basically get paid to look for cures for the incurable and would much rather believe and promote the “currently incurable” point of view. Others seem to like the drama of the whole incurable thing, and there are plenty of other reasons people talk this nonsense.

Meanwhile, in close to twenty years of being involved in solving disease problems, I have never ever seen one that is not solvable. I have seen people solve cancer, autoimmune issues, allergies, infection types of problems, neurological problems, digestive problems, learning issues, all kinds of supposedly incurable stuff, and other problems that one supposedly one cannot solve just by changing diet or working holistically somehow. Even in the cases of health problems I have not yet seen solved, as soon as I look into them, I start finding clues to what to do about them.

So if, or when, you hear a story about something being “incurable”, don’t fall for it, and if you are being affected by some supposedly incurable health problem, do what I have seen many do successfully. Assume there is a way, or are ways, to solve the problem and start looking for them. Look into one thing after another. Look for people who say they have solved similar problems and find out what they did. Look and look and work and work until you too have figured out how to heal and once again demonstrated that where there is a will there is a way.

Seven Simple Steps To Take To Begin To Solve ALS And Heal

Many people diagnosed with so called als, or motor neuron disease, get the impression that there is not much they can do about it other than hope someone somewhere finds a medical cure or treatment. That impression is utterly incorrect. The cascading neurodegeneration generally called als is just poor nerve health and is always caused by things that can be changed.

While it can take some learning and work for a person diagnosed with als to get healthier, logic dictates that if you do things to improve your health, your health will be better than it would have been. Do a little, and your health will be a little better. Do a lot, and your health will be much better.

I have seen this in case after the case, with people who do anything to make their lives healthier generally seeing some kind of results.

Knowledge is power and is also the cure for als. So here are some steps a person diagnosed with als can take to start to change what is going on and heal.

1. Reduce triggers.

The neurodegeneration aspect of als can in a way be seen as a trigger response cycle, meaning that something triggers neurons’ freaking out and nerves’ degenerating. What this means is that one thing you can do to get that to happen way less or basically not at all is reduce the triggers.

Things that trigger neuron freak out include pesticides, heavy metals, often from mercury amalgam tooth fillings, lawn chemicals, chemicals in detergent and household cleaners, chemicals in shampoo, chemicals in body wash and deodorant, vaccines, sugar, chemicals in processed meats, monosodium glutamate or msg, artificial flavors and colors in food, paint fumes, spinal anesthesia, certain medications and myriad other things. Basically anything that you suspect may be hard on your system in some way is likely to somehow get your neurons to freak out.

So reducing triggers means reducing your exposure to or ingestion of these things, by having metal fillings replaced, one or two at a time maybe, with ceramic ones, by eating organically or no spray raised food, by using soaps and detergents that are made with natural ingredients or have no dyes or fragrances added, by refraining from using body washes and minimizing or refraining from the use of deodorant, and basically by using some common sense, and maybe some advice from people at your local natural market, to significantly change how you have been living.

2. Learn to keep your internal cool and be fearless.

Much of what drives nerves to break down is emotional stress and fear. So learning to keep your emotional cool can do much to solve als and keep you healthy.

This is not just about keeping your cool externally either. You need to learn to really keep your cool internally. A calm person has calm nerves and calm nerves will tend to be healthy nerves.

One way to learn to do this is by learning about and practicing mindfulness meditation, through which one can achieve many things including reducing nerve damaging inflammation. You can learn all about mindfulness meditation and its effects by doing an internet search. You may also be able to find people locally who can help you learn how to do it.

3. Learn about people who are succeeding In solving health problems diagnosed as als.

There is much misinformation about this type of health problem and much of it centers on the idea that it is somehow unsolvable with current knowledge. While this is utterly incorrect and you may be aware that it is incorrect, you, and others around you, are being bombarded with misinformation, and that can affect your conscious or unconscious outlook.

So by reading about or watching videos about or talking with people who are solving the problem, you can make sure you are getting the right messages, not to mention ideas on what to do to solve the problem and heal.

Once way you can find information on people who are solving als is by clicking here to get to an ALS Solved Stories blog post.

4. Get some rest and fresh air.

Much of what underlies neurodegeneration involves stress and strain and overwork. It is amazing how many people I talk with who are diagnosed with als and are still running around like chickens with their heads cut off, working non stop, endlessly running errands, even having their houses redone.

I tell you what, I have also talked with plenty who say how much better and more energetic they feel after a good night’s sleep.

So chill out, take a deep breath, take some time to smell the flowers and don’t be so worried about having a great dinner menu and a new floor when your relatives come for the weekend.

5. Learn to be patient and non judgmental.

Want to be sick? Here’s a sure way. Stress over everything, get worked up all the time, be impatient and judgmental, and freak out over things people do.

Guess what. People who are judgmental about what others do are also judgmental when it comes to themselves, and this can even be exacerbated by the difficulties related to nerve health problems. This is turn can make the nerve health problems even worse.

Want to be healthy? Chill out and be accepting, calm and patient.

6. Improve your diet.

You know all that stuff you kinda realize is not so good for you, things like diet soda, orange corn and cheese snacks, fast food, cheap sugary candy, bacon, energy drinks, that fourth cup of coffee, sugary cereal and things like that? Well you’re right. It’s not.

So if you are eating that stuff, it’s time to change by substituting it with healthier things like clean water, organic apple slices, bananas, juice, tree nuts, healthier meals, olive oil and other things which you kinda realize are much better for you.

I realize you may have heard that people so called diagnosed with als are better off eating a high calorie diet. Fine. That does not have to be an unhealthy Oreos, bacon and ice cream diet. Nuts have plenty of calories and actually have other benefits for nerves. Fruit, including avocados, and other foods can have many calories and be packed with nutrition. So you can easily go for both high calorie and healthy.

7. Communicate and resolve issues.

I sometimes call als the disease of disconnection and escape. Even Lou Gehrig was known to give his wife the silent treatment and refuse to communicate for long periods of time.

Of course, doing this kind of thing can actually make things more stressful, and that in turn is bad for nerve health.

Also, unresolved issues can be sources of stress and other problems.

So, key to being healthy is communicating and resolving issues, with people around you, with people who are working with you to help you heal, with relatives, friends, neighbors, you name it.

Communicate and resolve.

So there’s a list to start with, and by doing these things and by learning and doing other healing things, you can heal yourself and your life.

Want ALS solved stories? Here are some, and there are more happening all the time.

People are constantly hearing that so called als is termed incurable, and still they search for  healed of als or cured of als stories, als survivors and “als miracles”.

Well, the people doing those searches are onto something, and you don’t need a miracle, to solve, survive, or “cure” als. As with any health problem, solving nerve health problems so called diagnosed as als just takes changing your ideas and ways and doing the work it takes to get yourself healthy. In other words, instead of waiting for a miracle or a cure for als, people can solve the problem themselves, and many have done so.

In many places, they don’t even use the term als. They just call it motor neuron disease, which sounds less like some entity attacking people and more like heart disease or something else that people realize is just a health problem that can be solved by making the right choices and adjustments.

Knowledge is power and it’s also the cure for als.

So, by following these links you can find stories of people who have done well at healing themselves, or curing als naturally, and you can find inspiration and information that you can use to heal yourself, as more people are doing all the time.

Steven Shackel

extensive website with detailed description of his holistic approach to solving als

Craig Oster


facebook page

news story video

Evy McDonald

article by her

article about her

Eric Edney

article on what he did to heal

Dawn McCrea

website on which provides detailed description and explanation of the strategies she is using to heal

Bernardo Pinto Coelho

beautiful video of his healing process

Kim Cherry

website where he discusses what he has been doing and the results he has been getting

Mark Kully (diagnosed with motor neuron disease)

message board about him

Theresa Lee

blog post of her discussion of what she did

Sarah Ezekiel

video in which, among other things, she discusses her understanding of why her health has stabilized

Wendy Moore (nerve health problems are connected with high stress jobs like hers)

video showing how instead of retreating into fear and anxiety, she decided to pray and heal

David Atkinson

description of what he did to heal

Nelda Buss

tv segment showing how she was healed via energy work

Ben Johnson

blog post on what he did to heal

Butch Machlan

description of what he has done and the results he has gotten

Carol Jensen

Derek Swinnard

video in which Carol, Derek and others talk about solving als

Rajendra Thaker

video in which he discusses his experience with mnd diagnosis and healing


video in which she talks about her experience healing via dealing with emotions related to childhood trauma and fear

Diagnosed With So Called ALS? Just To Be Clear, There’s No Such Thing.

There’s a story out there, one that involves people being diagnosed, as they say, with this thing called ALS. “You have ALS,” they are told, a so called incurable disease with no known cause. The only thing is there’s a big problem with this story. There’s no such thing as ALS.

“Hey, but wait.” you might say. “People are getting weaker, and what about the genes that people say cause ALS to run in families? Surely there must be something going on.”

Yup, something is going on. People are getting weaker and genes are doing things. The thing is that ALS is not doing it. ALS cannot do anything.  There is no ALS attacking people or striking randomly. There is nothing called ALS that one can find using a microscope. People do not “have” ALS. ALS does not really exist.

Here’s what’s really going on.

People have nerve health problems and those nerve health problems look similar. The people’s nervous systems are deteriorating in a cascading fashion, often rather quickly. So someone came up with a name for those nerve problems that look similar, the name ALS. So that’s all ALS is, a name.

So this ALS, this name, is not causing anything. Rather, people’s nerves are deteriorating for many reasons and each story is a little different.

Some people’s nerves go partly because they never give themselves a break, instead choosing to keep going and going, using caffeine and whatever else to keep up the pace until their systems break down. Lou Gehrig’s case is a good example of this. Others have been exposed to substances or have been eating things that somehow figure into the destruction of their nerves. Maybe that’s why there seems to be a link between smoking and neurodegeneration. Certain types of ideas and mental patterns tend to figure in, people repress emotional stuff to the point where their systems no longer function and relationship issues and other forms of stress tend to be involved as well. Generally, there is some combination of things going on.

So there is not really a fast paced form or slower paced form of ALS. There is no ALS for there to be a form of. The reason some people’s nerves degenerate faster than do others’ is that the factors in and patterns of their lives are making their nerves degenerate faster.

Genes, proteins, mitochondria or other little biological things are not causing ALS. Sure biology is involved whenever something happens to a person’s body. That does not mean that these things are causing it. All that’s going on is that biological things are happening because of the stress and other factors and patterns which truly underlie the neurodegeneration.

While people may be struggling or feel that they are fighting various forces to stay well, they are not exactly fighting ALS. There is not really any such entity to fight. Similarly, while people may be surviving through all kinds of problems, there are not exactly ALS survivors. There is not exactly ALS to survive.

What is really going on is that people so called diagnosed with so called ALS just have nerve health problems that are created by the way they and those around them have been living, and that’s good news.

It’s very good news, because what people can create, they can change, and so people directly or interpersonally experiencing so called ALS can change things for the better. By changing what they do, how they think, what they eat, how they handle emotional issues and in general by changing how they live, they can change things so that they heal.

Sickness Addiction, Maybe the Worst Addiction of All

A few years ago, at the beginning of a summer, I started working with someone who had been diagnosed with als and was using a motorized wheelchair to get around for the most part. We put some serious energy into getting her healthier, and toward the end of the summer she told me she had good news for me. She had gotten up from that wheelchair and walked around for, get this, an hour straight. Oh how much better she felt.

That was pretty much the last I heard from her.

Huh? Wasn’t she pleased? You would think she would be excited to keep going and get even healthier.

While I was surprised at the time, I am no longer perplexed by things like this. I know the deal. Sickness addiction put her right back in that chair and is keeping her there.

What do I mean?

Check this out. It turns out that right about that time, a group of people in her community had come together to give her, yep give her, a house, renovated to accommodate a wheelchair. Wow. What if she no longer needed the wheelchair? How would that have all worked out?

She also has projects going on, some of which are closely related to her being sick. What if she were no longer sick? What would happen to her bucket list of things to do before she died? What would happen with all the other things that to some degree revolve around her being sick.

So she was stuck sick, and still is, as far as I am aware.

I have seen this type of thing countless times and it is a huge theme in healing and has been a huge surprise for me.

When I got into helping people heal, I figured some people would be skeptical and others, such as people with medical degrees, would feel threatened by it. I was not ready for how stuck people are being sick. That’s maybe the biggest obstacle to healing of all. Sickness is so deeply integrated into people’s lifestyles, into their images of themselves, into everything they have going on, that getting healthy is the last thing they are ready to do.

Being sick can catalyze improvement in people’s lives, such as improving relationships with family members or changing for the better what they find worth focusing on. People who are ill get involved in causes and do other things they never did when they were healthier. People who are sick even get called heroes, just because they stay positive in the face of it all. For these and other reasons, being sick can have a very powerful allure.

Yes they march for cures, and speak before congress, and donate to research, and volunteer for clinical trials, and travel far to get treatment not available locally. Yes, they and their families are truly devastated by the consequences of illness.

Still, when you get right down to it, what’s really keeping people sick, when in reality their are plenty of ways available for them to get healthy, is their own addiction to sickness and all that comes with it. Sure, using drugs can harm your body. Sure, smoking has its damaging effects. Sure, gambling can be horrible on your finances and blood pressure. Still, the addiction that does the most to make and keep people sick is addiction to sickness itself.

The ALS “False Hope” Thing – One Spouse’s Strong Opinion

Soon after I started working with people to help them solve als, I did a presentation to the care team at a nearby ALS Association Chapter.

I told them about what I have going on and how it is all positive and has essentially no negative side effects and costs little to implement. So really, giving it a shot would be a no brainer.

While some of them were interested, the consensus was that they were rather reluctant to say anything about it to people experiencing als because, among other things, they were concerned about giving people “false hope”.

Since then I have heard this false hope thing repeated over and over.

What is this thing with false hope? I mean it seems something along the lines of disrespectful to withhold information from people, as if they are so weak and pathetic that they cannot handle ideas or make decisions for themselves. Beyond that, the message people are given, the story about als being somehow so called “100% fatal” is not even correct.

I suspect this same false hope thing goes on with problems other than als and, while maybe people feel that they are helping somehow, it can go too far and often tends to be just wrong.

The following are excerpts from an email message I received from someone whose spouse has been diagnosed with als and who has experienced the no “false hope” approach. Her frank response to it hammers the point home rather well.

I keep hearing people defending the doctors and it amazes me.
I hear over and over the doctors don’t want to give us FALSE hopes.
In our situation ANY hope is welcome.
To tell us there is NO hope is irresponsible!!

IT’s proven that positive thinking improves health, mentally, emotionally and physically.
Spontaneous remissions happen.  They don’t tell us that.
To purposely repeatedly plunge us into despair is torture and torture is illegal.

Massage is proven to help with discomfort, increases circulation and promotes healing but they don’t provide anything but a PT to show you how to stretch.

There are people alive! that have had ALS for years that say they have improved their health through holistic means.

What say you and I go kick some Doctor booty – (in a healing loving fashion) and sue their pants off?

By not at least presenting the information the holistic world offers they are promoting a death sentence.  They are lying to us!!!  There by causing emotional distress and possibly unnecessary horrible death.

They should be held responsible for that.

The way the doctors present the diagnosis is horrific!!  It took months for me to get my head back into living instead of dreading dying and I am in the HEALING World.”

“The anti depressants he started on made him so tired he couldn’t move.

They tell you eat all the carbs you want…again making any healthy person sick.

People keep telling me I don’t have time to fight this battle but I hate to think of all the other people who don’t have the mind set or support or education we have.

Enough said.

The Fool’s Game, How Using Medication Can Be Just Another Step In Creating Disease

When people experience physical illness one course they often take is using medication to change what is going on. If there is no medication available for dealing with a certain problem, they may work endlessly in search of a medical method to solve the problems they are experiencing.

There’s just one thing.

While medication may have valid uses in facilitating a healing process or in helping a person get some temporary relief, the truth is that one cannot really attain wellness through medical intervention.

This fact can be understood through simple logic.

Disease is always created by people’s living in disease creating ways. Whether the problem is damagingly high blood pressure, inability to process sugar, often called diabetes, raging cellular growth, often called cancer, or some other problem, the reason it is happening is that people are living in such a way as to create the problems they are experiencing.

What this means is that even if they can somehow change the symptoms they are experiencing by using medication, the ways that underlie the creation of the problems can be and likely will still be there, and so the people will continue to create and experience problems.

Another way to put it is this. Do you really believe that one can continue to live in stressed out, disease creating ways and somehow medicate one’s self to health? Clearly that makes little sense.

For instance, over the past few years I have been working with people experiencing the problem often called als. People who experience als do so because they, along with others around them, have been living in such a way as to create this condition. Among other things, people who experience als tend to repress their emotions to an extreme degree, overwhelm themselves by taking on all kinds of things in order to prove themselves and deal with life issues in ways that create building stress. In addition many of their bodies contain high levels of substances commonly involved in the creation of health problems. Even if their physical symptoms could somehow be stabilized by using medication, their ways of handling life could basically remain the same. One cannot live in the ways these people do and be healthy, and you can be sure that even with medication anyone living this way will continue to experience disease in some form.

This brings up an additional issue with using medication.

People who start using medication to handle one problem often find that what happens next is that they experience an even worse problem. In other words, they experience one problem and successfully use medication to block the symptoms of that problem and enable themselves to continue to live in disease creating ways. Then, continuing on the same path, they create something worse.

For instance, a common pattern I have seen is that before experiencing als, some people were experiencing another, less problematic, stress related problem such as high blood pressure and they used medication to keep that issue in check. Then, still stressed and living in non wellness creating ways, they went on to experience als.

While it may be difficult to imagine something worse than als, or scleroderma or other degenerative problems, logic dictates that if a person actually were to use medication to somehow enable himself to keep living in the ways underlying the creation of these problems, the person could or even likely would make things even worse. A person who keeps an aggressively degenerative disease in check with medication could very well experience a new problem, maybe one we have not really seen much before. I have heard of at least one health problem that sounds even worse than any of the ones I mentioned and I suspect there are others. Or things could manifest in another way. For one thing the planet itself is not looking too healthy these days. Maybe the next thing to come after medically blocking the symptoms of something like als or Huntington’s is famine, or nuclear catastrophe, or complete ecosystem breakdown and failure.

If that sounds extreme to you, consider that significant health problems arise out of people making choices that add up to extreme stress. So it is only logical that continuing to make these types of choices is going to add up to even more stress and disease somehow or other, and one way that could happen is through aggravation of the planet wide problems we are already experiencing.

Could there be some valid uses of medication to facilitate a healing process? Maybe. For one thing, maybe it makes sense to use medication to relieve symptoms while people make changes to create lasting improvement. Medication may also help people to handle acute situations like allergic reactions until they learn to handle these problems in other ways.

Still, the key thing to understand is that in general medication and medical and surgical intervention are not really ways to health. To really make things better, one needs to understand and apply healing, issue resolving approaches that create true, sustainable wellness.

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