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.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-lifestyle-changes-bring-out-the-best-in-genes/

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlHIWXWDuF0

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

http://livinggreenmag.com/2014/05/22/food-health/inflammation-natural-ways-to-put-out-the-fire/

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

http://www.news.wisc.edu/22370

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

http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2012/07/mohr-relaxation-therapy.html

Some great concepts are discussed here.

http://beyondthemethod.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/acknowledging-the-neuro-emotional-body/

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.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/edwardsiedle/2012/09/26/americans-best-doctor-and-his-miracle-cures-dr-john-e-sarno

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.”

http://www.foodmatters.tv/

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

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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.

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.

How I Solved The ALS Puzzle

Back in the nineties, last century, my wife was jamming all this stuff about healing down my throat. She would talk about energy healing, natural medicine, shamanism, chakras, you name it, and I would just sit and listen, and blow off all of it, which I lumped together and called “the cult of doom.” I knew the real deal, genes and biology are destiny and things like the allergies I was suffering with were going to continue one way or another until someone figured out how to fix genes.

At a certain point that all began to change and one of the key things was that I was able to use holistic and mind body methods to solve my allergy problem. That was cool.

What it took to solve the allergies was find and change ideas, unconscious desires and choices I was making consciously and unconsciously. As soon as I found and changed the things that underlied the allergies, the problem was solved.

Then another key thing happened. I called someone I hadn’t seen in a long time and he told me he was suffering with multiple sclerosis and was worried about it being genetic and his kids suffering with it too. I thought of how I had solved the allergy problem I was experiencing and figured that probably the same methods I had used would work to solve the health problems he was having.

So we got to work and sure enough patterns in his life and the way he operated showed up, things that would logically create something like ms. We worked on changing what we found and after a while he told me the progression seemed to have stopped. It was really no surprise. We had found the multiple sclerosis creating patterns and changed them. Naturally things changed.

So I changed occupations, pretty much immediately, from focusing on finance related activities to focusing on helping people heal.

I helped more people solve multiple sclerosis and helped others solve problems involving cancer, Lyme disease, diabetes and other health issues.

In every single case, we did the same thing, worked holistically, finding factors, ideas and ways of operating that would logically create the problems and finding that once we changed those things, the problems became solved.

It was exciting and also in a way perplexing. I mean I had understood that these types of health problems were caused by genes and other biological factors and yet there we were solving them without really being concerned about those types of factors. It was not until later that I developed a clearer understanding of how to resolve the conflicts between what we experiencing and more conventional ideas.

Anyway, for me it was not such a big deal when a couple of years ago I contacted someone experiencing als to suggest that he too could heal. I knew it would go the same way.

I started working with him and some other people experiencing als and sure enough the expected patterns, factors, ideas and ways showed up immediately. We worked on changing what we found and soon we were seeing positive results,  improved relationships, improved functioning, people healing their lives and solving als.

So that’s pretty much the deal. I learned a while ago that life problems are always created and that, while healing takes work and can be challenging and excruciatingly painful at times, by changing the factors and patterns underlying the creation of a situation, a person can always solve things and heal. Just as with everything else I have worked on, problems involving als have fit this paradigm, are eminently solvable and are on the way to becoming a memory.