Podcast – Is ALS Reversible? with Dr. Shelena Lalji
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Every 90 minutes someone in the United States loses their battle with ALS. A myth by absence, and often left undiagnosed, neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS leave a devastating wake. Common neurodegenerative diseases include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and today’s topic, ALS or Lou Gerhig’s disease. The diagnosis is often considered a death sentence, and my guest today is working hard to change that.
I’m joined by Dr. Shelena Lalji, founder of the Dr. Shel Wellness and Aesthetic Center, OB/GYN, and ALS expert by both her personal experience and professional mission. Dr. Shel shares the indirect, unclear, and all-consuming journey that eventually led her husband to receive the devastating ALS diagnosis. She highlights some of the greatest myths surrounding neurodegenerative diseases, including root causes and the triggering events that can cause the disease to manifest itself. She also shares the studies that offer hope for slowing down, halting, or perhaps even reversing the effects of ALS. If you or any of your loved ones have been touched by the shocking diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease, I know that my conversation with Dr. Shelena Lalji will offer the direction you need and greater hope for healing.
[1:11] Today’s topic is the myths surrounding neurodegenerative diseases.
[2:08] Dr. C introduces Dr. Shelena Lalji, who has been personally affected by the quiet destruction of neurodegenerative diseases.
[6:00] The moment that Dr. Shel’s husband told her he has ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
[9:00] The devastating process that neurodegenerative diseases take patients and their family’s through.
[10:05] ALS tends to be more prevalent in military personnel and athletics, and other startling statistics about this often undiagnosed and deadly disease.
[14:24] The realities of the emotional, physical, and financial burdens that come with providing the advanced care that is required to live with ALS.
[21:30] Dr. Shel shares the exhaustive, frustrating, and sometimes unnecessary testing steps that must be taken to receive an ALS diagnosis.
[27:10] Understanding the root cause of neurodegenerative diseases may not be as important of a step in curing the disease as identifying the triggering events that make the disease manifest itself.
[34:30] Dr. Shel’s recommendations for resources include connection with a functional medicine practitioner who can identify root causes, including gut health, viral strains, mold exposure, heavy metals, and cavitations.
[39:36] Understanding the emotional, mental and spiritual toxins that create ‘dis-ease’ in the body, and how that is affecting your overall health.
[41:20] Dr. C shares his views on the non-physical stressors and trauma and the damage they can do as triggers for chronic conditions and more.
[42:05] Dr. Shel shares the various elements of her neurodegenerative protocol for supporting emotional release, including sunlight exposure, adequate sleep, deliberate meditation, and detoxification with the PK protocol.
[44:06] Is ALS ever reversible? Dr. Shel says yes, and shares the report of over 40 ALS reversals at Duke University, and the mind-body healing component of each reversal.
[48:31] The cocktail of therapies that will be required to slow down, halt, or even reverse the effects of ALS will address the root causes of the disease.
[52:10] Do you have a topic you’d like me to cover? Contact me on Facebook or Instagram using #medicalmyths.
To learn more:
“Genetics contribute to 5 to 10 percent of ALS cases, but the rest of it is environmental. And that means it can happen to literally anybody.” — Dr. Shelena Lalji
“The process that a condition like ALS takes a patient at their family through… I have never in my life seen such devastation.” — Dr. Shelena Lalji
“I believe that the body is very capable of healing itself — if you give it the right ingredients.” — Dr. Shelena Lalji
“You may have the diagnosis, but don’t own the prognosis. Your body and your mind are stronger than you will ever imagine.” — Dr. Shelena Lalji