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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles (muscle action we are able to control, such as those in the arms, legs, and face).
Chronic neurological conditions such as ALS appear to be primarily caused by chronic or acute brain inflammation.
ALS causes weakness with a wide range of disabilities. Eventually, all muscles under voluntary control are affected, and individuals lose their strength and the ability to move their arms, legs, and body. When muscles in the diaphragm and chest wall fail, people lose the ability to breathe without ventilatory support. Most people with ALS die from respiratory failure, usually within 3 to 5 years from the onset of symptoms. However, about 10 percent of those with ALS survive for 10 or more years.
Although the disease usually does not impair a person’s mind or intelligence, several recent studies suggest that some persons with ALS may have depression or alterations in cognitive functions involving decision-making and memory.
Evidence exists that the Chinese employed smallpox inoculation (or variolation, as such use of smallpox material was called) as early as 1000 CE. It was practiced in Africa and Turkey as well, before it spread to Europe and the Americas.
Edward Jenner’s innovations, begun with his successful 1796 use of cowpox material to create immunity to smallpox, quickly made the practice widespread. His method underwent medical and technological changes over the next 200 years, and eventually resulted in the eradication of smallpox.
Louis Pasteur’s 1885 rabies vaccine was the next to make an impact on human disease. And then, at the dawn of bacteriology, developments rapidly followed. Antitoxins and vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, anthrax, cholera, plague, typhoid, tuberculosis, and more were developed through the 1930s.
In 1855, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to require vaccination for schoolchildren.
Mercury-Free = Aluminum
Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years
Preservatives are used in vaccines to prevent bacterial or fungal contamination. The requirement for preservatives in vaccines arose from many incidents in the early 20th century of children who developed severe and occasionally fatal bacterial infections after administration of vaccines contained in multidose vials.
Thimerosal, a mercury-containing vaccine preservative, was used in small amounts for more than 50 years in multidose vials of vaccines (which hold more than 1 dose) to prevent them from being contaminated by bacteria.
Removal of thimerosal from vaccines was precipitated by an amendment to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Modernization Act, which was signed into law on November 21, 1997
Aluminum is used in vaccines as an adjuvant. An adjuvant is a vaccine component that boosts the immune response to the vaccine. Aluminum salts include aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, and potassium aluminum sulfate (alum). Aluminum salts are the only adjuvants currently licensed for use in the United States.
Aluminum in Beverages
Americans consume 200 billion sodas, juice drinks,and other beverages packaged in aluminum cans, 350 cans per person, annually.
Demand for aluminum cans are projected to double by 2025.
Aluminum and Brain Diseases
Whilst being environmentally abundant, aluminum is not essential for life. On the contrary, aluminum is a widely recognized neurotoxin that inhibits more than 200 biologically important functions and causes various adverse effects in plants, animals, and humans. The relationship between aluminum exposure and neurodegenerative diseases, including dialysis encephalopathy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinsonism dementia in the Kii Peninsula and Guam, and Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been suggested.
Aluminum adjuvant linked to Gulf War illness induces motor neuron death in mice. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17114826
Multiple Vaccines May Have Triggered Disease and Death of Soldier
Relationship between neurological diseases due to aluminium load, especially amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and magnesium status.
Metal concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid and blood plasma from patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Coenzyme Q10, Vitamins C, E & D, gingko biloba, superoxide dismutase (SOD), N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), Alpha Lipoic Acid, carnosine, Pycnogenol, creatine, Omega-3’s, acetyl-l-carnitine, cannabinoid oils.
Antioxidants and herbal extracts protect HT-4 neuronal cells against glutamate-induced cytotoxicity.
Molecular Mechanisms Involved in the Antitumor Activity of Cannabinoids on Gliomas: Role for Oxidative Stress.