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Which Supplements Treat ALS?

Monday, 27 August 2012 09:00 AM

Question: Do you know of any recent developments for the treatment of ALS, or can you recommend any supplements/treatments?

Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

Compelling evidence now shows that ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or "Lou Gehrig's Disease") is caused by a process called immunoexcitotoxicity — where the immune system and excitatory receptors interact to cause destruction of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain.
Immunoexcitotoxicity arises from the immune cells in the spinal cord called microglia. Things that reduce microglial activation, inflammation and excitotoxicity have been shown to significantly slow the course of ALS and hold the promise of eventually curing it. The most powerful include vitamin D3 in high doses, curcumin mixed with coconut oil, quercetin, luteolin and a number of other supplements.
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