Our Mission

HealingALS.org is committed to its mission to:

  1. Educate people diagnosed with ALS (PALS) and their families about holistic protocols for ALS that can slow, stop and even reverse the progression of ALS. These protocols include:
    1. Appropriate nutrition for ALS a neurodegenerative disease
    2. Vitamin and other nutritional supplements that have been shown to improve symptoms
    3. Detoxification strategies for heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides
    4. Ways to reduce incoming toxins
    5. Mind-body strategies, emotional healing and stress management
  2. Provide PALS and families with proof that others have reversed ALS symptoms long term using the above methods and solid evidence that that they can heal or at a minimum slow the progression of ALS symptoms.
  3. Provide PALS who are committed to holistically healing ALS with direct individualized support in the form of:
    1. webinars and conference calls providing additional information and question-and-answer format
    2. individual coaching/mentoring by other PALS who have succeeded in reversing ALS symptoms long term
  4. Educate the medical community about these proven holistic strategies so they are incorporated as part every neuroligist’s diagnosis and treatment of ALS.
  5. Promote scientific research about holistic protocols for ALS.


  1. Provide video evidence that it is possible to reverse ALS symptoms long term with
    1. An 80 minute documentary film Healing ALS completed in 2015 (we need additional funding to make this happen—see Donation Page)
    2. A series of YouTube video interviews with PALS, doctors and scientists about ALS
  2. Provide written testimonials in the form of
    1. A book Healing ALS detailing how over a dozen PALS have reversed ALS symptoms long term
    2. Written testimonials and bios online on the HealingALS.org website
    3. Links to other websites of PALS that are healing or have healed.
    4. Blogs and articles
  3. Provide education about existing scientific research
    1. Links to research on the HealingALS.org website
    2. Blogs and articles
  4. Provide free individualized support to PALS who would like to heal holistically
    1. Educational webinars and conference calls for PALS with question and answer and discussion opportunities.
    2. Individual coaching/mentoring of PALS by other PALS
  5. Show videos and written evidence at events and medical conferences about holistic healing of ALS where neurologists and other medical practitioners are in attendance so that this information becomes mainstream.
  6. Actively promote, encourage, and support scientific research on holistic protocols for ALS.

The Healing ALS Team

Our Team is made up of people dedicated to educating the public about the many people who have reversed ALS permanently and the protocols they and others have used to slow, stop and reverse the progression of ALS symptoms. Several in the group are PALS (people diagnosed with ALS) who have already turned their ALS symptoms around. Others are are family members of PALS. Still others are PALS in the process of strategically implementing treatment plans and are currently working on reversing their symptoms. The latter group is especially helpful in giving perspective from the point of view of most of our readers, who are trying to stop and reverse their own decline or that of a loved one. All of us are determined help PALS successfully navigate their own healing journeys.

Patricia Tamowski, Producer and principle researcher for Healing ALS, the documentary film, and co-editor of Healing ALS, the book. Co-founder of Health Advocates Worldwide, she is committed to educating the public about the true cause of disease and how to reverse it. Tish is a former software engineer and project manager. HealthAdvocatesWorldwide.com.

Alan Scott Douglas, Director of Healing ALS, the documentary film. Scott is an Emmy Award nominee with 30 years experience at NBC, CBS and ABC as a journalist and photographer. His work has appeared on PBS, Today Show, 48 Hours, and NBC Nightly News, and includes interviews with the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev. HealthAdvocatesWorldwide.com.

Steven Shackel, JD, primary editor of the upcoming book Healing ALS. Steve was diagnosed with ALS in 1994. He has done extensive research on the causes and solutions to ALS, known throughout much of the world as MND. In addition he has worked with researchers throughout the world and been personally been in contact with more than 1000 PALS. Much of what he has learned is on Shackel.org.

Kim Cherry. Kim was diagnosed with the bulbar form of ALS in 2011. His doctors gave him a year to live, two at best. With the research of his wife Kay, the expertise of several functional medical professionals, and Kim’s determination and attitude of never taking anyone’s word for anything,  Kim has reversed most of his ALS symptoms.  Kim and Kay are committed to sharing what they have learned with other PALS so they too can heal. Their story is on ALSWinners.com.

Kay Cherry. Kay has been instrumental in helping her husband Kim beat the odds, survive ALS and reverse almost all of his symptoms. Kay’s extensive research online along with their multi-faceted holistic approach including diet, supplements, ozone therapy, hyperbaric oxygen, essential oils, massage, exercise, and a large dose of positive mental outlook, has been successful. Kay has put together much of the information on their website, ALSWinners.com.

Derek Swinnard. Diagnosed at age 45 with ALS in 1997, Derek has been seeing a homeopath since his diagnosis. He has also seen naturopaths, chiropractors and other health professionals, all of whom have helped him with testing, dietary changes, homeopathic remedies, supplements, detoxification and exercise. Derek is now in his 60’s, continues with his regimen, has now recovered about 90% of his functionality and is getting stronger. He volunteers for ALS Canada, coaches basketball, plays golf and helps others with ALS in his local area.

Deb Wotherspoon.  Deb’s sister was diagnosed with ALS in 2015 and it started her on a journey of seeking answers to ALS. She has a degree in chemistry and worked for ten years in research, an ideal background for reading academic papers on  the latest ALS-related research. Deb currently teaches science in high school and has a Facebook group dedicated to ALS where she shares her latest findings. Her scientific expertise makes her a valuable member of the Healing ALS Team. Her Facebook group is Whole body healing for ALS. Her blog is http://makingsenseofmyworld.blogspot.ca/.

Carole Fusaro.  Carole was diagnosed with ALS in December of 2012. She has been using holistic protocols since then and has slowed the progression of her symptoms considerably. She has consulted naturopaths, holistic MDs, traditional MDs, a holistic dentist and has done a considerable amount of research on nutrition, supplements, detoxification and the mental aspects of healing. Her analytical skills, organizational abilities and corporate background are a valuable asset to the team.

Erika Wheeler. Erika was diagnosed with ALS in March 2013 and has been using many of the protocols shared on this website to slow her ALS symptoms. From Erika: It has been an honor and a pleasure to be a part of this unprecedented effort.   I can honestly say this endeavor is genuine and I’m excited over the enormous influence it will have over the lives of my ALS peers.  It is also refreshing to see physicians taking a stand, joining us hand in hand, while providing medical intellect that gives credibility to this endeavor.  The film and book will assist us to  ‘cut to the chase’ and acquire an unshakeable hope and determination which is the first step towards healing.  Instead of tomorrow, this effort gives hope for TODAY that says we can BEAT this disease and we can TAKE ownership of our destiny.”

Linda Paulhus. Linda has been working in the holistic health field for 30 years and has shared research with such pioneers as Charles Brush, MD (president John F. Kennedy’s doctor) and Victor Marcial-Vega, MD (oncology researcher). She works with people internationally with research, education and referrals to homeopathic, functional and allopathic specialists. Her passion for research-based ALS treatment came after her son Brent was diagnosed with ALS in 2001 and succumbed after a 13-year battle with ALS. She feels had her son had the proper treatment for ALS he might still be alive today. She is raising money for an ALS medical center committed to using science based holistic and allopathic protocols to help PALS slow, stop and reverse their disease progression. essiac-linda-paulhus.com 

Rachel Rebman. Rachel was diagnosed with ALS in 2013 after what she realizes now was a 24 year battle with Lyme disease. Rachel has used a science-based approach to her ALS diagnosis and symptoms. Using her own research and the help of medical professionals she has strategically prioritized her treatment plans. She has an exceptional ability to glean, analyze and synthesize difficult information and spends much of her time helping others with ALS by sharing her findings and supporting others in her Facebook group, ALS Naturally.

Kathleen Sak. Kathy was diagnosed with ALS in January 2015 and is committed to reversing her symptoms. She has done an incredible amount of research on nutrition, detoxification, supplement and healing and has consulted a wide variety of holistic and traditional medical specialists who have assisted her in putting together her regimen. Her analytical, organizational and networking skills as a corporate project manager have helped her in this process. Kathleen’s insight and research have been invaluable.

Amy Boettcher. Amy’s husband of 38 years, Tracy, recently passed away from ALS. She said she wished they had the information on this website when Tracy was diagnosed in 2011 and the online support of PALS who have healed. If they had, her husband might still be alive today. Tracy’s neurologist told him he would be in a wheelchair nine months from diagnoses and would be dead in four to five years and Tracy believed him. He accepted his fate instead of using his wonderful analytical mind to research ways to heal. Coincidentally (or was it?), Tracy was in a wheelchair at exactly nine months from diagnosis and passed away in four and one-half years. Amy is determined to change the policy of neurologists giving ALS patients death sentences when statistics show that many patients live over ten years, and more and more documented reversals of ALS are surfacing. She also believes neurologists, instead of telling their ALS patients there is nothing they can do, should be trained to optimize liver function, gut function, kidney function. She looks forward to the time that neurologists are trained in proper testing for toxins, how to best detoxify the body, about optimum diet and supplements for neurological patients, as well as stress management and a mental attitude shift to optimize cell function and healing.





28 thoughts on “OUR MISSION AND OUR TEAM

  1. Hi
    I am pravin kumar from India,male 43
    I have been diagnosed with ALS since June 2013
    Previously the progression was slow and was limited to the area of left upper limb
    But recently it has developed to other areas too.
    Speech is normal as of now
    No swallowing problem and the body movement is also good
    Muscle wastage is prominent on the shoulder part.
    No modern science medicine or supplement has been taken till now

  2. I need to get a diet for my husband to follow, He has trouble swallowing and speech problems only at this point. Need to know how to detox also and what vitamins he should take

    Mrs Constance Hebert

  3. I have been diagnosed with ALS and am sick of everybody telling me what’s going to happen to me. I don’t accept that it is written in stone that I will be dead in 3 – 5 years. Doctors are doing nothing for me so I don’t know why I should even see them. Your site gives me hope.

  4. I have just been diagnosed. I am a 56 year old female. I am so interested I. Alternative healing but don’t know where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated

  5. My mom was diagnosed with ALS about 2 months .The doctor told her she had ALS and told her to get information about the disease on the internet. My mom is my everything .I want to do something anything. But do not know where to start.

  6. I do not have a diagnosis of ALS but have a neurodegenerative condition that s similar. The muscles are deteriorating for 15 years but none of the other ALS symptoms yet. Currently wheelchair bound and losing muscle in shoulders and arms. After 9 neurologist( including Mayo Clinic) only idiopathic perpherial neuropathy, or neuropathy primarily motor neuron, or simular diognosis. I will contribute . Maybe something will help

  7. My partner has just been diagnosed with motor nuron disease on Thursday 7th July 2016.
    I will not accept that he cannot be cured and am working on trying to change his diet after reading some of the stories of some inspirational people. I am scared beyond belief and desperate to try to help him.

  8. My partner has just been diagnosed with motor nuron disease on Thursday 7th July.
    I will not accept that he cannot be cured and am working on trying to change his diet after reading some of the stories of some inspirational people.

  9. My stepfather has been diagnosed with ALS he is 70 years old. We are looking for a treatment protocol. what would you suggest?

  10. My name is Denise, my brother (Raymond) was recently (January 2016) diagnosed with ALS, and his health has really declined since the beginning of the year, with major weight loss and muscle loss, no strength in his upper body. His legs are strong, however he is using a wheel chair when traveling. He is a veteran and tomorrow he will go to VA to see some doctors and PT, and get more testings. We as a family are at a loss, we heard that a holistic approach can heal and even reverse ALS. Please anyone who is reading this message, please HELP us, we loss our mom to cancer two years ago, and loosing my brother is not an option. My family needs more information on detoxing him and getting him in the right hands of individuals who can reverse this awful disease. Thank you in advance, for any help provide, God Bless!

  11. Hello, I was diagnosed 13 days ago as having ALS by 1 neurologist. It wa s one of the most difficult days of my life. I knew someone who had died from this a few years ago, that was my only knowledge of this condition.
    I am waiting for another neurologist apt in April and in the meantime have been taking many suppliments in the form of vit c, magnesium, taurine, antioxidants, n acetyl-carnitine, gsh, coconut oil and a change of diet. The diet is proving the hardest as even tho my diet was pretty good i find it difficult to get information on glutamate low diet. The info i have found differs and is confusing.
    I wonder if you may help me with this.
    Kind regards
    Ps I am so grateful to have found your site.

  12. Dear sir,

    I read through the website that show up that you had healed from the MND-ALS case, please note that my Mum has got the MND and her situation is going everyday worse to worst, as she cant walk, speech slurred, swallowing, her arms cant be moved, breathing problems.

    Congratulation !!

    I am so happy to hear that many peaple had been healed from this dangerous disease, Thanks Jesus & Marry.
    I will be very much appreciated if you can tell me the following:

    1. What we can do for my Mum to get her heal.

    2. Is there any activities she has to do, does she has to force her self for example to walk, or to move her arms and hand, while she cant move them at the moment.

    3. is there any particular food she has to take.

    4. is there any particular supplementary or any thing else she has to take..etc.

    5. what she has to do to be heal.

    I will be happy if you response to the above concerns, I will be also happy if you can provide me with your telephone number so i can call you through, if this is possible..

    Many thanks for your kind support.

    best regards

    Bashar Frangool

  13. I’m curious. Is there a publication by Dr. Craig or anyone that details the “winning” dietary regimen and supplement list that the victorious ones has used? I have a dear friend who is in the late stages of ALS and he sent the links to us on Facebook. I’m trying to wrap my mind around what you all are doing. Wondering if this information is online somewhere too; so many people are using Kindle and other apps to read materials. The videos on YouTube are very compelling… just want to understand how much money you need, your plan for movie and book and your budgetary needs for the project. Thanks,
    Sunny Stallings

  14. Hello, my mom is suffering from from Als. She lives in long island ny. We are looking for holistic drs that will help with als. Can you recommend any. Please help. My number is 631-882-9331

  15. I was diagnosed 3years ago. I can stand but not walk. My hands are getting weaker and.my speech is very difficult to understand. I would appreciate any information you can provide on methods these people have used to slow, stop or reverse ALS. Thank you

  16. a family member was just diagnosed with als. I feel that it would be very encouraging to speak to survivors and know that with the right approach he too can be a survivor. I can be contacted via email. Thank you.

  17. I am interested in obtaining books and materials on various holistic measures including diet, supplements and detoxification for ALS. Thank you.

  18. I am soooo glad I found this site I’m scared I’m sad and am willing to fight this disease with everything in my body and soul ! God bless you all for your work

  19. Hello, I have been reading through your website and fully believe I was lead here by the Lord. My mother was diagnosed with ALS in Dec of 2013. Since then I have been on a mission to help stop the progression of this disease. I have found many things to help possibly give her more time, but feel like someone from this site could give me the answers I need. Please anyone that reads this and can help me please contact me at markfreeman78@aol.com

  20. Hello,
    I am a registered hypnotherapist in Alberta, Canada. One of my friends was recently diagnosed with ALS. You can see the muscles writhing in his arms. His speech is the most noticeable change. He is losing control of his tongue and throat muscles the fastest. His feet have just begun to get weaker.
    After watching a Ted Talks on how you can heal the body with your mind, I knew I had to help my friend. We’ve done a couple of sessions now on general healing with a few specifics. If there is any additional help you could add, information that I could work into our sessions for self healing I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you,
    Taryna Whidden B.A. R.h.T

  21. I was recently diagnosed with limb onset ALS (my shoulders are being effected). I am interested in any and all protocols (supplements, diet, etc). Please send me any information you are willing to share! Thanks!

  22. Without elaborating, after 13 years of research we conclude ALS is
    A dvanced L iver S ymptoms. It is not a personal opinion but the result of ALS patients requesting a liver Sonogram [per our request. There is a reason why the fundamental cause is overlooked. The blood panel for the liver is close to 65% inaccurate. We have a treatment and detoxification plan completed. Problem: All of the funding is designated for pharmaceutical drugs such as Rilutek/Riluzole. Patients have the right to have imput and control over how their money is designated.
    [Visited medical archives back to the 1920’s. Found a treatment for the liver based on two Nobel Prize winning doctors]

    Linda Paulhus A.L.S. Northeast Trust
    26 Union Street, Newburyport, Ma. 01950
    [978] 462-4976

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