Lou Gehrig's Disease

Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) has been around for many decades, although when I was a child, Lou Gehrig was a baseball player. It has been on the increase over the past few decades, but figures of just how much increase are not known.

ALS is classified as an autoimmune disease. The autoimmune diseases are a set of diseases in which the white blood cells of the immune system decide to attack and destroy cells and tissue within the afflicted individual. In the case of ALS, nerve cells are primarily attacked and rendered nonresponsive. In many cases the voice is the first to go, which makes it a particularly challenging disease to have. Most folks with rapid degenerative diseases can tolerate the insult to their bodies if they can at least retain the ability to talk. ALS is one of the most vicious diseases I have encountered. I see why these people are the ones who seek the services of Dr. Kavorkian. It takes a real tough person to face this disease. And, what bothers me, is that many people probably did not have to face it.

There is a genetic component, of course. Yes, one must have a predisposition first, then an "environmental" challenge. What happened when patients underwent dental revision with the protocol that we used? Successful? That depends upon your definition. If we got involved in the first third of the disease, yes, anyone would agree that the disease appeared to "go into remission" or disappear from some set of standards. At the other end of the scale, if we started after the wheelchair and most motor function was gone, the patient usually died anyway, but reports from the remaining family said that their last few months were much more comfortable than the six months prior to having the treatment done. Of course there were those who may have responded for a short time and then continued upon their collision course.

No, the treatment was not perfect in turning people back into original equipment, mint condition, but over 70 percent found it worthwhile-especially those who were diagnosed within a few months of initiating treatment. The patients we saw were fighters. They were not candidates for Kavorkian and definitely had more stamina and positive attitude than I can muster in my best day. I love these people, learned from them and pay them a verbal tribute for their ability to fight for life. They remind me of a quote, "Winners never quit. Quitters never win." That's the ALS attitude.

Although there is a great amount of similarity between all of the autoimmune diseases, there were a couple of items that made the difference in ALS. During the first 20 years of dealing with the dental aspects of autoimmune diseases, we had no success at all with the disease. All the chemistries told me where the problems were and I know how to correct all of them. The only problem was that it didn't work.

Then we found the cavitation. This is the area where a tooth has been removed-even decades ago-and the extraction site is still hiding there under 2 millimeters of bone. Try to take an X-ray picture of a piece of air within bone. Cavitations are hard to find. They require lots of skill, years of experience and most of all, a vivid imagination to spot them on an X-ray film.

Upper wisdom tooth cavitations were the primary culprits, but they could be any cavitation I suppose. When these were cleaned out along with the rest of our protocol, we saw positive responses. This stimulated us to look further. The next item that produced a notable change was to remove fillings in what I termed, "absolute sequence". This requires more time, but what does the ALS patient have the most of? The one filling with the highest negative charge was removed first. Then at the following appointments new electrical charge readings were taken every second removal. This gave a notable improvement. Acupressure was used after each dental revision appointment; the acupressurists described the patients "pulses" as "scrambled". To us lay people, that means the patient's nervous system was mixing up the messages it was trying to send to other parts of the body-this is very important.

All of the protocol was important, for if we left out one step-no improvement. The most important thing that we found was that there was a series of events that preceded the onset of the disease. Usually a traumatic injury and then placement of either root canals, nickel crowns, or amalgams with high negative current charges that seemed to precipitate onset. In some cases, the root canals were already there for years and the traumatic event may have triggered a release of toxins that we have found on the root surface of non-vital teeth.

Hopefully some day the relationship between dental toxic materials and the onset of degenerative diseases will be openly recognized and understood.

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