Scott Douglas

Scott Douglas, Founder, Healing ALS

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Patricia Tamowski, Founder, Healing ALS

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Eric Edney, Diagnosed ALS 1993

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Stephen Shackel, Diagnosed ALS 1994

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Mark Manchester, Diagnosed ALS 2011

  Healing ALS is part of Healing Advocates, a non-profit organization. It was started in 2010 by Patricia Tamowski and Scott Douglas when they met Eric Edney who was thriving despite an ALS diagnosis. We became a not for profit organization in 2022.

We are a team of medical doctors, naturopaths, nutritionists, holistic medical practitioners, people diagnosed with ALS, Caregivers, Family Members, ALS Reversals, and others dedicated to finding solutions for ALS. We are primarily a volunteer organization. Meet our volunteers below, including our volunteer Medical Advisory Team.

Our team knows that ALS is reversible because there are over 60 medically documented cases of ALS reversals. We know that others can successfully reverse ALS since many in our membership diagnosed with ALS are already reversing symptoms.

 

OUR INSPIRATION: Those who have successfully reversed ALS.

Eric Edney was diagnosed with ALS in 1993 at age 59. He succeeded in partially reversing his ALS symptoms and lived with ALS for over 25 years after diagnosis. He passed away at age 85 after a stroke and a heart attack. A couple of months before his death he was still able to eat, breathe and transfer on his own. Eric had a website and had published a book, Eric is Winning describing how he reversed his symptoms. Eric knew of others who had also reversed ALS and with time we found many more.

Steven Shackel, diagnosed with ALS in 1994 was another ALS reversal we met early on in our journey. His website has helped many people with ALS symptoms over the years. Today Steven is in his 70’s and living a normal life.

Mark Manchester, diagnosed with ALS in 2011. He and his wife Lisa, have worked together to help change the world of ALS. Mark could not move, eat, breathe or speak and now has reversed his symptoms living a normal productive healthy life .

More details about Eric, Steve, Mark and other ALS Reversals can be found under “ALS Reversals” in the top menu.

We have interviewed over 50 people who have reversed ALS and know of well over 100 ALS Reversals. Many have recovered almost all of their functionality and are leading normal lives today. Others are partial ALS reversals who have stabilized and are leading happy fulfilling lives. We have also met many long term ALS survivors who are doing well.

We have now evolved into a Community of over 3000 PALS (Persons diagnosed with ALS) in 50 countries, along with CALS (Caregivers), FALS (Friends and family members) and Medical Professionals dedicated to helping PALS reverse ALS.

Patricia, Scott, our staff, volunteers and mentors are committed to assisting and supporting PALS and CALS with education and encouragement. Patricia and Scott have visited over 120 PALS in their homes in the past two years, they host the Sunday Webinars, and organize conferences every three years.

OUR FOUNDERS

Scott Douglas

Scott Douglas

Scott has worked closely with the Healing ALS Community for over ten years. He hosts the Sunday Community HealingALS.org meetings along with Patricia Tamowski and edits all of the video recordings. Scott is creator of the Healing Advocates YouTube channel with over 70 videos and over 5,000 subscribers.

Scott’s work includes video documentation of various integrative therapies that have helped PALS in reversing ALS symptoms. He is an Emmy Award nominee with 30 years of experience at NBC, CBS, and ABC affiliates as a journalist, photographer and video editor. His work has appeared on PBS, Today Show, 48 Hours, and NBC Nightly News, involving interviews with the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev. As a videographer and director of over 40 interviews with those who have successfully reversed ALS, his experience with investigative journalism on health in Seattle Washington at NBC Affiliate King TV brings a wealth of information for our Healing ALS Community.

Patricia Tamowski

Patricia Tamowski

Patricia is principle coach and researcher for our Healing ALS Community. She has interviewed over 40 ALS reversals and dozens of integrative and conventional medical practitioners. She is publishing Healing ALS, the upcoming book. She founded Healing ALS and Healing Advocates along with her husband Scott Douglas. Patricia has also interviewed MS, Alzhiemer’s and Parkinson’s reversals. She is committed to educating the public about the true cause of disease and how to reverse it. Patricia is co-host of Healing ALS Sunday Community Meetings. She is a former software engineer and information technology project manager. She created the Healing ALS Registry along with dedicated members of the Healing ALS Volunteer Team.

Back in 2009, Patricia’s mom was diagnosed with “Mixed Alzheimer’s/Dementia.” Patricia started looking for some vitamins and found out that Azheimers, ALS. Parkinson’s and MS are all reversible. She and Scott helped found SharpAgain.org, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to preventing, treating and reversing Alzheimer’s holistically. In 2015, she and Scott with SharpAgain, published their Alzheimer’s one-hour video on how to reverse Alzheimer’s Disease. Since 2015, Patricia and Scott were divinely guided to work exclusively on ALS, which they have been doing since.

HEALING ALS STAFF

Thanks to your donations we have been able to have a part-time paid staff.

Alicia Hebert

Alicia Hebert

Alicia Hebert’s father was diagnosed with ALS and finding Healing ALS helped bring her family out of the darkness of such a devastating diagnosis. Alicia was involved in every aspect of his care and the research that was needed in trying to reverse his symptoms. Sadly her father passed away due to complications with pneumonia. She is dedicated to changing the way ALS is handled by the medical community. Alicia is able to answer the large majority of questions sent to the Healing ALS email and if not, can get the answer quickly. She is actively helping with the ALS Registry and is always available to step in where needed.

HEALING ALS MEDICAL TEAM

We have a team of functional and integrative Medical Doctors, Naturopaths, Nutritionists and Integrative Practitioners who are dedicated to reversing ALS in the vast majority of their patients. They volunteer their time each week to share what has been successful in ALS patients from around the world and how to integrate various therapies that are working for the best outcome for ALS patients.

  • Jerry Tennant, MD
  • Rhett Bergeron, MD,
  • Cliff Fetters, MD
  • Jorge Moreno, MD
  • Diana Noland, MPH, RDN, IFMCP

Our Medical Advisory Team

Our Medical Advisory Team consists of Functional and integrative Medical Doctors, Naturopaths, Nutritionists and Integrative Practitioners who are dedicated to reversing ALS for all patients. They volunteer their time each week to participate in an “ALS Think Tank”. They share what has been successful for ALS patients around the world and how to integrate these treatments for the best outcome for ALS patients.

Dr. Lee Cowden

Dr. Lee Cowden

MD

Coco Newton

Coco Newton

MPH, RC, CNS

Jerry Tennant

Jerry Tennant

MD

Rhett Bergeron,

Rhett Bergeron,

MD, IFMS

Aarti Batavia

Aarti Batavia

MS, RDN, CLT, CFSP, IFMCP

Kurt Stauffert

Kurt Stauffert

Diana Nolannd

Diana Nolannd

MPH, RDN, IFMCP

Clifford Fetters

Clifford Fetters

MD

Jorge Moreno

Jorge Moreno

MD

Healing ALS Volunteer Team

Heather Plude

Heather Plude

Mold Expert, Webinar Contributor

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Jim Getka

PALS, Meeting Notetaker of Sunday Webinars

Gabi Levin

Gabi Levin

CALS, Leads Volunteer Team

Sue McCartan Head

Sue McCartan

PALS, Sunday Moderator, Mentor Team

Mark Manchester

Mark Manchester

ALS Reversal, Hosts Monthly Q&A on Breathing

Lisa Manchester

Lisa Manchester

CALS, Hosts Weekly Q&A on ALS Diet & Supplements

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Kim Cherry

ALS Reversal, Creator of ALSWinners .com Newsletter

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Kay Cherry

CALS, Hosts Weekly Q&A on ALS Diet & Supplements

Tanya Walker

Tanya Walker

Holistic Wellness Coach, Social Media

Joanne Petriello

Joanne Petriello

CALS, Coordinator of Local New Jersey Group

Sarah Herrara

Sarah Herrara

CALS, Backup Moderator on Breathing & Feeding Tube

Dr. Smita Jain

Dr. Smita Jain

MD, CALS, Hosts Monthly Q&A on Feeding Tube

Stacy Mercado

Stacy Mercado

CRT Respiratory Therapist, Hosts Monthly Q&A on Breathing

Betsy Thomason

Betsy Thomason

Respiratory Therapist

Natalia Atsouta

Natalia Atsouta

PALS, ALS Registry Committee

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Joyce Brown

PALS, Saturday Prayer Group

Tabyta Teixeira

Tabyta Teixeira

CALS, Founder of Alternatives for ELA, ALS South America

Pinakin Shah

Pinakin Shah

PALS, Founder of Healing MND India, Mastermind Facilitator

Marcel Didden

Marcel Didden

PALS, ALS Registry Committee, ALS Reversal Tracker

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Meredee Lloyd

CALS, Mentor Committee

Avi Greenberg

Avi Greenberg

Respiratory Coach, Wim Hoff Breathing

Freddie McClurkin

Freddie McClurkin

PALS, Veterans Coordinator

Lisa Bougie Head

Lisa Bougie

CALS, Ideal Life Coach

Karen Zalud

Karen Zalud

PALS, Veterans Coordinator

Roland Coombs

Roland Coombs

PALS, Website Assistance

Caroline Perotta

Caroline Perotta

CALS, Healing ALS Conference Committee

Maria Mogensen

Maria Mogensen

CALS, Advisor

Maria Louisa

Maria Louisa

ALS Registry Committee

Kathleen Crosby Head

Kathleen Crosby

CALS, Host iTeraCare Q&A, PALS Advisor

Kristen Sydney

Kristen Sydney

CALS, Advisor

Terry Sanders

Terry Sanders

PALS, Advisor

James Collie

James Collie

CALS, Advisor

Martha Beach

Martha Beach

CALS, Advisor

Marie Dixon

Marie Dixon

CALS, Sunday Moderator

Bill Dixon

Bill Dixon

PALS, Advisor

Nita Aldridge

Nita Aldridge

PALS, Volunteer Committee

Silas Valera

Silas Valera

PALS, ALS Registry Committee

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Jennifer Berkey

CALS, Fundriasing Committee

Kathy Poirer

Kathy Poirer

PALS, Advisor

Cathy Cummins

Cathy Cummins

PALS, Advisor, Webinar Contributor

Evy McDonald

Evy McDonald

PALS, Advisor, Webinar Contributor

McFinn Lovere

McFinn Lovere

PALS, Advisor, Webinar Contributor

Steve Arscott

Steve Arscott

PALS, Advisor, Graphic Design Volunteer

Brian Mogensen

Brian Mogensen

PALS, Advisor, Creator of Healing ALS Spreadsheet

Pricilla Wolf

Pricilla Wolf

PALS, Mastermind Coordinator

Cynthia Heckman

Cynthia Heckman

PALS, Coordinator Optimal Healing

Paul Beach

Paul Beach

PALS, Advisor, Program Contributor

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Monica Zhang

CALS, ALS Advanced Content Committee

Larisa

Larisa Syrow

CALS, Fundraiser Committee

MORE ABOUT US AND 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 of every neurologist’s diagnosis and treatment of ALS.
  5. Promote scientific research about holistic protocols for ALS.

 

OUR METHODOLOGY

  1. Provide Weekly and Monthly Education to PALS and their families with
    1. Free Weekly Sunday ALS Educational Webinars
    2. Free Breakout Sessions for PALS and CALS after the Sunday Webinars
    3. Free Weekly ALS Q&A Sessions, Basic and Advanced
    4. Free Weekly or Monthly Programs such as Breathing, Feeding Tube, and Prayer
  2. Provide free individualized support to PALS who would like to heal holistically
    1. Individual coaching/mentoring by Healing ALS Team members
    2. Home visits by Healing ALS Team members
    3. Individual coaching/mentoring of PALS and CALS by other PALS and CALS
    4. Mastermind groups for Advanced PALS and CALS
    5. Healing ALS WhatsApp groups
    6. Provide useful products on the HealingALS.org website that PALS have found helpful
  3. Medical Advisory Team
    1. Host the Weekly Medical Advisory Team “ALS Think Tank”
    2. Integrate the findings of theHealing ALS Medical Adisory Team into
      1. Healing ALS educational webinars
      2. Healing ALS Website
    3. Support and assist the Medical Advisory Team
  4. Healing ALS Registry
    1. Provides PALS and families with a methodology of monthly record-keeping
    2. Ability to print out history of all protocols for a PALS in less than a minute for themselves and Medical Professionasl
    3. Allows for queries to support PALS in seeing what other PALS are doing that is successful d. Promotes scientific research on
  5. Host a Healing ALS Conference every 3 years
    1. 2019 Healing ALS Conference Successful and Conference Recordings now available
    2. 2022 Healing ALS Conference Successful and Conference Recordings now available
    3. Next Healing ALS Conference will be in 2025
  6. Provide written testimonials in the form of
    1. Written testimonials and bios online on the HealingALS.org website
    2. Links to other websites of PALS that are healing or have healed.
    3. Educational blogs and articles on ALS
    4. Provide education about existing scientific research
    5. Links to research on the HealingALS.org website
    6. An upcoming book called Healing ALS detailing how over a dozen PALS have reversed ALS symptoms long term
  7. Provide video evidence that it is possible to reverse ALS symptoms long term with
    1. Videos of ALS Reversals on the Healing Advocates YouTube Channel
    2. Interviews with PALS, Doctors and Scientists on the Healing Advocates YouTube Channel
    3. Conference Recordings videos of ALS Reversals alive today
    4. Sunday Webinar Recordings of ALS Reversals, Reversals-in-Progress, and Medical professionals
    5. An upcoming 9-part documentary series on those who have reversed their symptoms, those who are gaining in
      functionality and long term survivors.

2018 Peer Reviewed Journal

‘‘ALS reversals’’: demographics, disease characteristics, treatments,
and co-morbidities

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