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47 Steps to Healing ALS
Step 10: Clean Food, Part One
Try to drink at least one half ounce per pound of body weight per day.
We like Big Berkey gravity fed filter.
If you use reverse osmosis water you must add a mineral supplement such as ReMyte or Aussie Minerals.
If swallowing is an issue (Bulbar ALS), start drinking carbonated water until your throat heals enough to drink regular water again. Carbonated water can severely deplete minerals, so make sure you are taking plenty of minerals and trace minerals if you have to drink carbonated water.
2)Eat Organic whenever possible
Look up the “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen” to determine which are the most important fruits and vegetables to always eat organic.
Buy local, freshly picked food will have more nutrients.
3)Watch for food sensitivities and allergies
Most important is observing reactions to foods.
You may notice a change in your gut, your stool, mood or energy level
The Coca Pulse test is a great FREE tool for checking for sensitivities.
Muscle testing each food is a great way to see if that food makes you strong or weak
The AO Scan has a food sensitivities category in the Vitals Scan
There is a skin patch test that is covered by most insurances
The LRA test Lymphocyte Reactivity Assay is also a measure of sensitivities that are not detectable in other tests
4)Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
Most vegetables are highly recommended.
Low glycemic index fruits and vegetables
Watch for high lectin content and high oxalates for those who are sensitive.
5)Eat healthy fats
Coconut oil, MCT oil, avocado oil and olive oil if organic
For cooking coconut oil is best since it has a higher smoking point – resists oxidation at high heat
Eliminate vegetable oils such as corn oil, canola oil. Most oils are GMO (genetically modified).
Avoid avocado, safflower and sunflower oils unless they are organic
6)Start a gluten free diet
No grains with gluten such as bread, crackers & pasta. All of these are irritating to the gut and cause inflammation.
In our experience ALS Patients do better on a dairy free diet.
There is medical literature to support dairy free is best.
Sugar causes inflammation and weakens the immune system.
Now brand Monk Fruit tincture Nutramedix Stevia are good substitutes for sugar
DO NOT use aspartame, advantame, Neotame, acesulfame-K, saccharine, sucralose, erythritol or other “alcohol sugars
9)Consider grain free or limited grains
All grains are inflammatory and harder for the body to digest and turn into sugar which in turn weakens the immune system
Make sure all meat is grass fed, organic, hormone and antibiotic free
Needs to be wild caught.
Farm raised fish has too many antibiotics which is contraindicated for ALS.
Do not eat shark or swordfish or other large fish because toxins are bio-concentrated in them.
Do not eat most shellfish because they live mostly near the bottom of the water where heavy metals accumulate.
12)Diets: Ketogenic, Paleo, Medical Medium & Wahls
Most people do not do well on a pure ketogenic diet.
A modified ketogenic diet is often recommended for ALS
Some people find the Medical Medium diet most helpful.
Others prefer a modified Terry Wahls diet (high in fresh vegetables (good), less meat is recommended for most PALS. Google for more info
healinameal.com is a good meal replacement for one meal per day. It is raw, organic, GMO-free, gluten-free
14)Organic Feeding Tube Formula
Avoid Ensure, and most commercial feeding tube products since they contain mostly sugar
Homemade smoothies are a great option. You can blend the meals that you serve the rest of the family or make high nutrient smoothies or both.
Liquid Hope is the best option among the pre-made formulas.
Kate Farms is 2nd choice since it has quite a bit of sugar.
Liquid Hope cost is fully covered by Medicare/Medicaid for those who are feeding tube dependent
Check with Durable Medical Equipment (DME) providers in your area to see if they are currently ordering it for others
Get a script from your doctor with a prescription for Liquid Hope.
Your DME should now be able to order it.
If you are still having a problem getting any of these contact xxx at Hope-JG.org and she will walk you through the procedure.