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ALS Immune Changes - Risk, Treatment and I.V. Ozone and I.V. Nutrient Drips

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 12, 2017 6:28:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim

ALS quiz and treatment.

The incidence of ALS ranges from 1.5 to 2.5 per 100,000 individuals per year with a prevalence rate of approximately 3.9 to 8 per 100,000 in the U.S. Males are slightly more affected by the disease than females with a ratio of 1.6:1, risk is also inversely associated with BMI. The median survival time ranges between 20 and 48 months however about 10% to 20% of patients survive longer than 10 years. Patients with ALS are advised to consume foods high in antioxidants and carotenes like fruits and vegetables. According to information cited in JAMA Neurology, “there is some evidence that risk of ALS increases…with low intake of various micronutrients, including vitamin E, ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, and carotenoids,” and in recent analysis of cohort studies’ data from patients with ALS, “the highest intake of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids as compared with the lowest intake was associated with a 34%reduced risk of ALS.”

A recent study has found that changes in the immune system during amylotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may contribute to its pathological features.

Very interesting information considering we can all practice ALS prevention with our daily diet. Even when you have a less than perfect diet - you can take high quality nutrients from Xymogen. I recommend Xymogen's Daily Dose Pack of ActivEssentials (in powder or cap form), AngioNox to increase Nitric Oxide so your circulatory, immune and nervous system cells can communicate, ALAmax CR whole body multifunctional antioxidant, NAC - precursor of glutathione for detoxification and Nrf2 Activator master regulator of antioxidant pathways.

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We offer I.V. therapies that contain major antioxidants for complete absorption. Your treatment is individualized with injectable German medicines of which Dr. E orders specific formulas for ALS. All I.V. therapies are MD ordered in NYS. 


1. In the United States, amylotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has a prevalence rate of approximately ________ per 100,000 individuals.

A. 1.5 to 2.5
B. 3.9 to 8
C. 8.5 to 9.9

2. Which of the following is TRUE regarding ALS risk? ALS risk:

A. Is greater in male patients compared to female patients
B. Increases in proportion to increase of body mass index (BMI)
A and B
D. None of the above

3. ALS features a median survival time ranging from __________ following onset of the condition.

A. 20 to 48 months
B. 5 to 7 years
C. 10 to 12 years

 4. According to study findings, patients with ALS should consume foods high in __________.

A. Antioxidants
B. Carotenes
C. A and B
D. None of the above

5. True or False. Evidence exists that low intake of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids increases risk of ALS.

A. True
B. False

Healing the gut is always a frontline of defense and treatment. Your health starts in your intestinal microbiome. If you have ALS, following a strict diet is important as well as healing the gut.

Heavy metals damage the cell membranes allowing too much calcium to enter the cell. This calcium will damage and even kill cells.

Heavy metals can be the basis for so many life hindering symptoms. They could be caused by your environment and toxins that you did not even know you were ingesting. Stop suffering, come see Dr. G at Second Nature Care in CT. where you can be tested for heavy metal and nonmetal toxins that could be making you sick.

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We offer ozone chelation which addresses viral, bacterial and fungal infections and an added bonus of chelation which removes heavy metals that cause hardening of the arteries and cardiac events.  Do your Urine Toxic Metals Test today. Second Nature Environmental Detox.  We are your Detox Experts. 

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is Naturopathic

Possible ALS Causation

 Answer Key:

1. B. 3.9 to 8

2. A. Is greater in male patients compared to female patients

3. A. 20 to 48 months

4. C. A and B

5. A. True

For complete information, see:

Nieves JW, Gennings C, Factor-Litvak P, et al. Association between dietary intake and function in amylotrophic lateral sclerosis [published online ahead of print October 24, 2016]. JAMA Neurology. Accessed November 22, 2016.

Topics: Ozone and Prolozone therapies

Isadora Guggenheim

Written by Isadora Guggenheim

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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