Everything You Need to Know About Reversing ALS Naturally

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Inside: When diagnosed with a terminal disease, patients will turn to anything to fight for their life. Read on to find people who have claimed reversing ALS naturally is possible and the steps they took.

Before I start, I want to clarify that I’m making no claims that reversing ALS naturally is possible through alternative medicine. I’m only stating claims that I have found through my research.

A little background

When I first found out that I had the early signs of ALS in 2017, I grasped at any kind of hope and started searching for reversing ALS naturally.

But as of May 27th, 2020, nothing has slowed my weakness.

This post is meant to add more information to what I’ve learned since first writing about reversing ALS naturally. For this reason, I will weave in and out of 2017 and 2020.

Ok, so now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s go…

It’s July 2017 and I’ve been crying non-stop for days, since finding out that I have the early signs of ALS.

I’ve started investigating life insurance options, FMLA and which beneficiaries will receive what little I’ve saved in my 401k over the past 2.5 years.

I can’t eat.

I can’t sleep.

I can’t do anything without constantly fearing that I won’t be able to lift my foot when I take my next step.

But I have to snap out of it.

No matter how useless it feels to think about the future, I still have rent to pay and a job that requires my attention.

In an attempt to find solace anyway possible, I’ve been searching reversing ALS naturally.

This is what I’ve found so far…

Approved drugs for ALS:

There is currently no cure for ALS.

There are only two FDA-approved drugs for ALS:

1. Riluzole (FDA-approved in 1995) – A glutamate-blocking drug that’s been shown to prolong life an average of 3 months and has weakness listed as its number one side effect.




It will take drug makers 22 years to find a medicine that prolongs life for longer than three months.




2. Radicava (FDA-approved in 2017) – A drug that scavenges for free radicals in the body and reduces the progression of weakness by up to 33 percent.




As the chances for any disease other than ALS begin to dwindle, my doctor will prescribe Riluzole in February 2019. I will get pregnant that April and discontinue use, never really knowing it it would have helped any.




The Phenomenon of Reversing ALS Naturally

For the majority of people, ALS is a terminal disease, but there are some documented cases of people who have claimed of reversing ALS naturally.

Dr. Rick Bedlack is the Director of the ALS Clinic at Duke University and has been searching for a cure to ALS for over 20 years. He specializes in studying cases of ALS where the progression has differed significantly from the average prognosis.

Dr. Bedlack is considered a heretic in the field of neurology and leads the group, ALSUntangled, “an organization with an international group of researchers that assesses crowd-sourced alternative and off-label treatments (AOTs), with the goal of helping people with ALS make more informed decisions about them.”

You can listen to the episode “The Reversal” from Reply All, where Dr. Bedlack discusses his findings and unique approach to finding ways to treat ALS naturally.




I will contact Dr. Bedlack in early 2019, before finding out I’m pregnant, and tell him about the abnormal progression of my disease. He will ask to see my medical records. One week later, I’ll find out I’m pregnant and *try to* ignore all passing thoughts related to my health for the next year.




People Claimed of Reversing ALS Naturally

Eric is Winning

The doctor in the “About Me” section of Eric’s website claims that Eric was diagnosed in 1993 and lived with ALS for 14 years, before eventually passing away from a stroke. He goes on to say that by following a strict regimen, Eric was able to stop his disease progression and ultimately enjoy a great deal of improvement.

I bought this book nearly three years ago and put myself into debt by purchasing all of the recommended vitamins. Looking back, I didn’t notice all of the bold claims made on the website or the references to God. I was young, scared and a bit more naive than I am today.

I’m skeptical about statements made that don’t have a clear, scientific study cited. I believe that saying, “His theories and regimen were proven to be correct…” is false when there hasn’t actually been objective proof obtained.

But even though this website makes bold claims, I do believe that some of the theories hold their weight. He talks about the research done on mercury amalgams (which I post about here).

His outline references things that many people dealing with illness should consider, like detoxing heavy metals and using probiotics for gut health.

While obviously I have no idea if his claims are factual, I do honestly believe that his therapy outline could ameliorate some symptoms of ALS.

Dr. Ben Johnson

According to Dr. Ben Johnson, he experienced an ALS reversal three months after practicing The Healing Codes.

The Healing Code is a book by Dr. Alexander Loyd that claims, “Using a combination of psychology, medical science, energy medicine, and spiritual principles, Dr. Alex has developed dozens of methods that help people heal in minutes.

I read this book, and it was abysmal. Basically, the theory claims that memories from your past are encoded into you subconscious mind in the form of pictures. Whether you realize it or not, these memories are causing you emotional pain that manifest themselves into physical illness.

The book is terribly written and tries to sell you on the “Healing Code” promise for far too long before actually getting to anything substantial. I was shocked, when after reading through 100+ pages, I realized that a healing code is just a way of holding your hands in front of your face and silently reciting affirmations to yourself.

Obviously, I have no idea if Dr. Johnson really ever had ALS or if he experienced spontaneous remission that had no connection to The Healing Code. In my opinion, Dr. Alexander Loyd seems like fanatical zealot who knows how to turn fear into an ATM.

Nelda Buss

Diagnosed with ALS in 1985, Nelda Buss published the book Can You Walk Yet? after experiencing a spontaneous remission of ALS.

I haven’t read the book, but you can listen to her story on the Reply All episode, “The Reversal.” After being told that she only had six weeks left to live, Nelda claims to have healed after her energy sessions with healer, Dean Kraft.

I haven’t read her book nor have I been to an energy healer or know anything about energy healing, so I can’t really comment on my opinion on the efficacy of Nelda’s treatment. Whether energy healing is real or it’s another case of the placebo effect, it’s clear that wholeheartedly believing in something can prove advantageous for some.

The Deanna Protocol®

Deanna Tedone was diagnosed in 2002 at the age of 30. Her father, an orthopedic surgeon, immediately began searching for cures to ALS. Through his research, her father created a protocol of vitamins and supplements that may help neurodegenerative diseases. To be clear, Deanna didn’t experience a spontaneous remission, just a dramatic slowing of symptoms.

After the Deanna Protocol® showed success in other ALS patients, the company Simplesa was founded. Simplesa offers a more cost effective and easier-to-take solution for the multitude of supplements required.

The Deanna Protocol® seems to be the least complex and most compelling. As someone that’s tried a lot of the alternative methods for healing, keeping up with the strict regimens usually requires life altering changes that aren’t realistic for most.

Furthermore, one clinical study found that “Targeting energy metabolism with metabolic therapy [The Deanna Protocol®] produces a therapeutic effect in ALS mice which may prolong survival and quality of life in ALS patients.

I haven’t tried the The Deanna Protocol®, but I do find it interesting enough to give it a shot.

Final Thoughts On Reversing ALS Naturally?

It’s clear that motor neuron diseases are a recondite form of neurology that leaves us asking many questions. While the average ALS prognosis is 3-5 years after diagnosis, there are a reported number of patients who see their symptoms suddenly dissipate.

I do think it’s interesting to note that not one of the patients above left their disease up to chance. All patients took matters into their own hands and found unique solutions to their problems. (However, it could also be that patients who experienced spontaneous healing through doing nothing aren’t the ones publicizing their health.)

Other than following a vaguely strict diet, I don’t engage in any alternative methods of healing. I suspect that these endeavors are even harder now that Covid requires people with compromised immune systems to stay home as much as possible.

As long as there’s no cure for ALS, patients will continue to try a vast range of options including alternative methods.

Are you someone who’s resorted to using alternative methods, because doctors didn’t have anything to help? What was your experience? Tell me in the comments below and share what you’ve learned.

Allie Schmidt

Allie Schmidt is a rare disease advocate and disabled mom living with motor neuron disease. She founded Disability Dame in 2020 to provide tips to other moms living with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

In her spare time, you can find her traveling with her husband (she's been to 38 states and 16 countries!), watching reruns of Survivor, or tending to her near-constant sunburn from spending too much time outside. You can follow her adventures here.

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12 thoughts on “Everything You Need to Know About Reversing ALS Naturally”

  1. My husband was just diagnosed and we have started Deana Protocol and have been seeing a big reduction in symptoms so we are hopefully. We also read Dr. Tedone’s research on his belief that the Boriella bacteria that causes lyme disease is responsible for the onset of nueron cell damage in als. This was the case with his daughter Deanna but it requires a special panel of tests as it can remain hidden in the body for years. This has led us to the decision to pursue functional medicine to find the root cause as well as slowing the progression through supplements and hosting therapies. I believe those who have seen reversals or have succeeded in slowing the progression do so by becoming their own advocate and pursing healing outside the medical community. Take your life in your hands and have faith. Good luck.

  2. hello again this is frank again i just want everyone out there to know a few more things that happened at 59 that’s when it started happened to me in the summer of 2019 when i was 59 i was so strong i cut down 14 trees i noticed some thing was off but i took every test possible heart colen breathing I’m sorry for my spelling what i want to say is the more you try to do things the more it speeds up pls you cant work your way out of it i have tried all kind of suppliants tucka l serine 2000 mg i tried leap xl still taking b12 flack seed oil my wife really tried to put on as much weight on me as possible she did stop it for a while then it started again i followed still have been taken it which it starts to get very costly if you can do small things do it i was lifting heavy things all my life name it plus just destroyed my back then put on meds then like i said the one Cymbalta i had no idea how bad of a drug it is big pharma knows what there doing to line there pockets on are lives jim stone broke in to there web site its made for nerve pain and depression so pfizer made sure they would get you on it once your on it you cant get off it you have to take the pelts its out it made my brain shift when i was on it and tried to get off it my wife had to take them apart and take them out jim stone siad its tailor made to destroy your frontal temporal lobes and destroy your brain so you can do more labor and increase the tax revenue hes a while blower that could have been the cause of als if its a brain disease this posing drug will do it too dr peter breggin will tell you all of theses so called ssris and snris will shorten your life by 20 years they made many try’s kill him its all out there if it has not been taken down i thought if i got off it i would be ok and then i got als i hope i could have helped anyone that reads this i believe in Jesus the son of god and have been praying for a reversal for everyone but it just gets worse the next is to be in heaven there is a lot of good people and evil people out there that care only about money and power and this als never been we all had a life and we all worked hard not to be victims of some thing like this that if were given the money to dr stanly appeal who reversed it with t regges they stopped him because of they wouldn’t not give him the money i hope i helped someone today

  3. hi to everyone who is suffering from this monster no one as for doctors know what there doing all 11 of them if you see a person dyeing from corvid would you say i want you to go and take the same tests the other 10 doctors told you drive 4 hours up and back to a als clinic that does nothing but wear you down that’s the night mare im living and money insurance and when they see and tell you you almost dead my beautiful wife does not under stand i am dyeing on her i cant even make it to the bath room and have tried so many things i was just married in 2019 you can see the decline that’s how far it has gotten and no one will help you i was told in 2021 by 2 doctors in phila when my toes were spanning out when you first get this monster you start getting muscle spams you lose weight for no reason the twitching never stops the mussel wasting never stops and still more testing to make the money my tong is half gone i was a strong man always lifting weights always doing some thing now i cant get out of bed i had no idea what was happing i had to figure it out on my own when you have to tell doctors what to look for that’s pretty bad i have full insurance i have gotten a bipap machine thats it i dont know what to do and yes the bills keep coming the two at the als center in phila told me but when you try to tell so called family members or so called friends they disappear and forget all you done for them and if you have a kid most not all in my case disappear so i was talking tela med to another doctor yesterday and im trying to tell her i cant do no more testing you saw the decline in me so aotes ive been trying no difference all i do is spend money i don’t have and i cant belive that no one they know how it attacts you but cant cure it because the drug company’s that kill you in the frist place are not going to make billions off it so its to a point theres no nothing to you all i had was a bad back was givin Cymbalta another killer drug for pain 13 years on that i was getting brain zaps trying to get off it now i have als im down to skin and bones i once needed a heating pad now i am the heating pad because theres nothing left but skin with no padding or mussel to pertect you from the heat im not ready to die like us all that have this if anyone has any things to share pls feel free to email me thank you frank

  4. I was diagnosed in Feb 2021 with ALS and like you have done extensive research online since WesternMedicine has no real cure. I’m relying on my positive attitude, eating as clean, supplements, light exercise and the grace of God to pull me through this.
    I have found the best source of information on healing als.org since there are people from all over the world telling their story’s and protocol they came up with.
    I keep searching online weekly for more ways to combat ALS. I have not slowed nor stopped the progression but I feel it’s taken 60 years to get me to this point so I’ll just be patient and try my best since no Doctor is going to give me direction on how to cure myself.
    I wish everyone on this post the very best of luck, love and happiness!

    • I was diagnosed a month after you. 52 years old male. My story reads like yours, prescriptions are not gonna fix me and nobody has any clue what to do. Finally decided to cut out all toxins, working with an integrative heath practitioner to test and find out what supplements I need to help balance my system, also added some PEMF therapy to try to open up my blood cells and maybe assist with recovery. Now, patience, as you said, it took a lifetime to get here, it will be a while starting to heal. Just wondering if you have seen any progress at this point. Thanks. David Crandall (David Krandall on facebook).

  5.  Kim Cherry, diagnosed 2011. Kim was diagnosed with the bulbar form of ALS and was given one year to live. His symptoms progressed quickly. Soon he was having difficulty breathing, swallowing and even walking short distances. With the help of several holistic medical practitioners and his wife Kay’s research he has been able to reverse most of his symptoms using diet, herbs, supplements and oxygen therapies including direct IV ozone, which he feels has made the most difference. Kim is playing golf again. He is now 69 and these herbs clinic( healthmedlabclinic1@gmail.com) help him recovered fully.

    • I have listened to Kim speak and he did not get his supplements from you. I am tired of people trying to make a buck on people who are struggling and looking for answers.

  6. Hey Allie, My husband was diagnosed with ALS November 2018. It has been tough but were still looking for options and I just want to know an update on your health and wish you all the good vibes in the world.

    • Hi, Maria. I am sorry to hear that. It’s such a devastating disease. So far, the weakness has stayed in my arms. I’m currently taking Simplesa vitamins from the Diana Protocol. I don’t know if this helps slow progression, but I do notice an increase in my energy levels. Have you thought about getting him into any clinical trials? If you want a more up-to-date account of my health, you can follow me on Instagram @disability_dame I hope you have a great rest of your day!

  7. Wow Allie! I had no idea you were going through this! I know we haven’t seen each other in a good while, but I am constantly thinking about you and sending all the good vibes your way! I have bookmarked your blog so I can keep up to date. I sure do miss you!!

    Olivia (Lawson) Hunter

    • Hey Olivia! I haven’t logged on to this in a while, so just now seeing this. Thanks for your support. I’ll take all the good vibes that I can get!


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