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What I Would Do If I Had ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Lou Gehrig’s Disease – Dr. Berg

Wondering what ALS is and how it affects the body? Watch this video to learn about this debilitating disease and unique ways to potentially put ALS in remission.


ALS Puzzle Solved Book:

0:00 Introduction: Understanding ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
0:51 Findings from the book "The ALS Puzzle Solved?!"
2:11 Is ALS an autoimmune disease?
2:29 Where does ALS stem from?
2:58 Relationship between hormonal shifts and ALS
5:38 Alternative options for ALS

In this video, we're going to talk about ALS and how it can negatively affect the body. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects nerve cells. This leads to muscle weakness, paralysis, and eventually death.

According to "The ALS Puzzle Solved?!", there is evidence that ALS may be related to hormonal shifts and aging. As we age, there is a decrease in protective hormones such as progesterone and melatonin, which can lead to nerve damage and muscle weakness. It has also been suggested that mutations in certain individuals may play a role in the development of ALS.

While the exact cause of ALS is still unknown, this information provides a potential pathway for treatment and management of the disease. It is recommended to supplement with melatonin and vitamin K2, as well as take natural B vitamins and hormones such as pregnenolone to support the body's production of progesterone.

Additionally, infrared therapy has been shown to potentially increase melatonin levels, while resveratrol can help decrease toxicity in the body.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! Finding the right treatment plan for ALS can be challenging, but I hope this information provides insight and potential avenues to explore. I'll see you in the next video!

Dave McKinnon

  • @seshenofthenile2363 says:

    My aunt just died last year from ALS. I don’t understand because nobody in our family has ever had anything remotely like it. She was a sweet lady that cooked for the church, bible school and our family. She didn’t deserve to die that way. I am upset yet curious as to what causes it. I personally feel it is something that is triggered by environment and and all the poisons in todays world. I hope we figure what causes it. R.I.P. Auntie Ann we all love U ❤😢

  • @erinbromwell3741 says:

    My husband was diagnosed with ALS st 42, and passed away at 46. It’s the worst disease, takes everything from you. Your ability to walk, talk, move, eat, breathe. It’s awful.

  • @celestesaunders2858 says:

    My father died of this about 6 months after symptoms developed. It was deemed service related by VA. He served in the CBs during WW2 in the Pacific. There was a lot of defoliants used for building and restoring air straps. My brother found out about this after my father died. My mother was awarded spouse benefits monthly as well as retroactive benefits

  • @JennWatson says:

    I had a family member who suffered with this!
    Thank you Dr Berg ❤

  • @robinsnestradio says:

    Fascinating information. As we are all getting older, this is something good to know. It can happen to anyone. I pray for those struggling with this disease 💙

  • @Dr._Wan___PharmD says:

    It is crucial to note that “darkness” stimulates the pineal gland to secrete melatonin whereas exposure to light inhibits this mechanism. There is a range of foods that have high levels of melatonin naturally. These include: cherries, goji berries, eggs, milk, fish and nuts – in particular almonds and pistachios.

    • @flamingpieherman9822 says:

      Wow! That’s good to know…and now I know why I’ve been craving these so much!

    • @Drberg says:

      Also IR from the sun also increases subcellular melatonin – which is interesting

    • @flamingpieherman9822 says:

      @@Drberg I’m trying every day to to do sunning and earthing…. Laying on the ground letting the electromagnetic pulses go through my body and trying to stay out for about 30 minutes to an hour since I’m in Florida… What to be said for sunshine..

    • @leawilsons2010 says:

      @@flamingpieherman9822I would recommend getting your genes tested. I did this and found my body does not convert sun into Vitamin D so I have to take it daily. Anyway there’s a lot of info available to you with gene testing so you are taking the correct supplements and doing the things that help your unique body. ❤

    • @nsudatta-roy8154 says:

      You can also incorporate montmorency tart cherry to stimulate pituitary response yielding glutathione.
      Certainly, like Dr. Berg said, b-complex should be incorporated as this also supports endogenous glutathione production.

  • @madisonbaxter9906 says:

    You’re a good human for making this video. It’s such a horrible disease and I hope this helps some people prolong their lives if they watch this!

  • @janiecavender3800 says:

    Lost my 45 year old brother to ALS in 2009. 😢 It was awful watching him deteriorate. 😭

  • @Mitzi73 says:

    My aunt died of this in her 70’s. It built up over a 5 year timeframe and the last 3 years of her life left her profoundly disabled and bedridden. Her brain was sharp as a tack up until the day she died but she could no longer talk, eat or drink properly. She weighed about 75 pounds at her death. 😢😢 I miss her.

  • @holly1391 says:

    My friend was just diagnosing with this…I am so glad to watch this video and am sending it to her right now! Thank you for this!

    • @nsudatta-roy8154 says:

      Tell you friend to consider INTRACELLULAR glutathione therapy. That works better than medication.

    • @Ane127 says:

      Please tell him to get a HOMEOPATH.

    • @CauselessBliss says:

      I have a friend (33 yrs old) who is in near total remission from using bee venom therapy…it’s most typically an improperly diagnosed stealth pathogenic infection and has little to do with the factors mentioned above, despite the good intentions. Age is not a factor. It’s a wretched disease and deeply sadden for those who suffer it…

  • @CyndieAmala says:

    I just added melatonin to my list! I knew a lovely woman who unfortunately died from ALS. She started out thinking she just had some kind of nerve damage in her hands and then regressed rapidly. She passed away only about a year after diagnosis. I believe she was around 60 at the time. 😢

  • @jupiterjazz692 says:

    I lost my beloved Aunt to this. It was so painful to watch this loving, giving, hilarious and vibrant angel completely deteriorate over the course of a couple years. She was indeed in her 60s and post menopausal. The months leading up to her diagnosis she was experiencing debilitating fatigue. Grateful to have more insight on potential causes.

  • @sardot4960 says:

    An ALS diagnosis is a process of ruling out other diseases and always requires a second opinion. A severe magnesium deficiency can look a lot like ALS, and untreated, can have progressively worsening symptoms like ALS. I was misdiagnosed with ALS or “some other neurodegenerative disorder”. Both neurologists missed, or failed to test for, the magnesium deficiency that was the root cause of my symptoms that went untreated for two years. I dodged a bullet. I feel for those with ALS, an awful way to go.

    • @nsudatta-roy8154 says:

      Look into intracellular glutathione. This has worked better than any medication. There are good published papers on this. I would also get Montmorency tart cherry juice. Don’t even consider a glutathione product. There is no good science supporting it, rather, precursors are better since your body produces and regulate glutathione production.

    • @schmuelschperling1459 says:

      My friend has ALS. How- why did you reach such a level of magnesium deficiency?

    • @nsudatta-roy8154 says:

      It’s amazing how many diagnoses can be correct with minerals, and mitochondria support.

    • @fidelcatsro6948 says:

      Magnesium helped? Thanks for sharing

    • @sardot4960 says:

      @@schmuelschperling1459 no idea. I burn thru a lot of magnesium. Seven years later and I still take about 2x normal amount of magnesium to control symptoms.

  • @PrityGrl89 says:

    My grandmother died from it, and she suffered tremendously. 😢 RIP to her. 💙

  • @ritapita9931 says:

    My dad died of ALS….he lasted for two years when he knew something was wrong. He was still working at 74, dropped a big metal box on his foot because he lost feeling in his arm and dropped it. Of course he had to stop when the doctors told him they thought he had ALS (there’s no real test to say he had it.) We actually did what we could naturally. One big thing was he was taking baby aspirin for many years and got him off of that. He had heart surgery when he was 55 so that’s why he took it plus he took meds that he later found out was causing the toxicity in his blood… long story short, we went a more natural route for the two years we knew he had ALS and he actually was taking melatonin for maybe a year or two before he got his diagnosis. My brother looked up all kinds of stuff and gave him coconut oil and carob powder to help with his lungs and to lower his triglycerides. He choked a lot so we didn’t want him to have the effects from aspiration. We tried feeding him less carbs. All in all, it is one of the worst things you can watch a person die from. Started in his one arm and when that went paralyzed, the other arm was started to lose feeling. Imagine not being able to use both of your arms… we tried to keep him somewhat active like exercising his legs, stretching, walking with him. Plus he had sundowners so he was 24/7 care for pretty much the entire two years. I wish a cure could be found.
    What about the toxicity? Wouldn’t that be the key in fighting ALS? What I don’t understand is what stops the muscles from becoming atrophied Dr Berg? You’re saying melatonin and B vitamins would do it? I don’t get that. It is interesting what you’re saying Dr Berg and I applaud the effort in understanding this disease/disorder.

    • @kurtbecker3827 says:

      I suffer from migraine head aches at least for 25 years. A few years back I developed another problem which was involuntary muscle twitching in my lower legs. I went to a neurologist and he checked me for ALS. The diagnosis was inconclusive and he explained that if it were ALS, there would not be any cure or treatment for it anyway. Then I went to several other doctors and one after the other did their tests excluding the obvious like Magnesium deficiency, low electrolyte, dehydration, even nerve damage caused by type 2 diabetes. All these test were negative yet I indeed had an A1C of 6.7.
      No doctor was ever able to diagnose my illness, yet Gabapentin seem to reduce the symptoms somewhat.
      This was 10 years ago and I have given up searching for a diagnosis let alone a cure. You just suck it up.

      Today I am reasonable confident, it is not the onset of ALS… I am still here.

    • @ritapita9931 says:

      @@kurtbecker3827 I wish you well…. I truly do. Do what you can and I do think there is something to deficiency in magnesium and a dehydration. One thing my dad developed before he was “diagnosed” was he would eat to the point of he was stuffing his face and we didn’t know why. Then he’d start choking and we were telling him to slow down when he ate. That was probably 8 years before he was “diagnosed.”

    • @UTAH100 says:

      You have to lift weights of unused muscles get smaller. Yes, we all need Magnesium. NAC is good too. I also take D3, K2 and Cod Liver Oil daily. Sublingual B (MTHR) and liquid B as well.

    • @ritapita9931 says:

      @@UTAH100 it’s not as simple with ALS and once it kicks in…. I understand you’re trying to help and give your opinion which is awesome that you take all these supplements. ALS is also neurological and there isn’t any control of over your muscles. It’s a very serious disease that makes things completely frustrating.

    • @UTAH100 says:

      @@ritapita9931 I know- I know someone who had it. I was just answered the question you asked literally. If you lose the ability to lift weights, they will atrophy. I know that it often cannot be stopped but maybe slowed. People try taking all kinds of things but it really never works. Maybe buys a few extra weeks. It is very sad- I feel for you and anyone who has had to deal with this. My friends brother got it from a lyme vaccine years ago. He was young and very strong before that shot. He could lilft 300lbs. over his head. Then he could not lift his fork within about a years time. He died after that.

  • @MELODY-hj2sw says:

    Thank you Dr. Berg. I wish I had this information a few years ago for my sister. Sadly, she passed away two years after being diagnosed with this horrible illness. She was always incredibly active and full of energy, ALS took everything away from her. She handled it with grace and never complained. God bless her!

  • @moochcat8439 says:

    My sister died from this horrible disease, she was 53. Started in her face. It was a hyper aggressive decline and succumbed in two years. She couldn’t swallow so had a feeding tube. She wasted down to 92 pounds. Miss her everyday.

  • @sophiebuzora9616 says:

    My dear husband had been diagnosed with ALS at age 43. He was a healthy man, the doctors always said, his symptoms are “bizarr”, took all the possible tests on him, and everything came back “negative”. They couldn’t find any trigger, anything that could’ve caused this horrible disease. He lived with it for 9 and a half year, I was together with him 24/7, since he lost all the mobility of his body, totally. But he never lost his ability to speak, and the hope for living with his beloved family for a long long time… 😥Unfortunately he passed away at age 53. It happened 15 years ago, but I still feel the pain of loosing him so young. We miss him every day with my sons and grandsons. He was the love of my life, my best friend, the best father and a great friend for so many good people. I love him forever. ❤

  • @cattywampus588 says:

    It absolutely does happen to younger people. My husband died at 44 and my cousin died at 38 from ALS. I’ve met several people diagnosed with ALS that were younger than 50 years old.

    • @parthianwarrior1901 says:

      its common among caucasian people i never seen someone with also neither in my fathers side nor mothers side

    • @GaryBarrett-vm2ix says:

      It’s possible they were misdiagnosed and actually had Lyme disease. It’s more common than people think.

    • @zippers2 says:

      my partner was diagnosed with ALS, and died 5 yrs. later at 46. sometimes i wonder if taking a lot of antibiotics as a young person might be one cause. my partner was given lots of them when he was young. and also wonder about diet when a person is young, a crappy diet growing up, junk food….leads to a weak foundation of the body….then things like ALS could move in easier. It’s so much about the nerves….

    • @schmuelschperling1459 says:

      @@zippers2If the antibiotics damaged the liver- it is possible that it is connected.

    • @bxrokk says:

      You’re right! My 30-something year old neighbor developed it completely out of NOWHERE a few years ago. He was a heavy smoker of exotic weed and many people around him thought that may have been a contributing factor. But the condition doesn’t seem to have any rhyme or reason.

  • @a.williams45 says:

    Getting some morning sunshine as well as limiting the use of screen devices at least a couple of hours before bedtime is advised at naturally increasing melatonin. Other tips include keeping your room dark, a morning workout or a walk outdoors, and eating healthy foods like eggs, mushrooms, and cherries while limiting coffee intake during the day as well. My heart goes out to all people suffering from this horrible illness and their loved ones seeing them succumb at it mercilessly. There’s so much toxicity going on in this world which is causing many health problems. Keep strong and safe 🙏🏻🌞💜

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