Heaven Can Wait

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I had an appointment this morning with my primary care physician. I thought that the appointment was to request a new lab test. Little did I know that the appointment was really so that my doctor, who shall remain nameless, could wax philosophical on me.

For nearly fifteen minutes, I was subjected to a lecture about how I should look forward to heaven. As if that were not enough, he left me with a list of related reading material. And then he went on to tell me about how I should do something meaningful with my life, such as telling my story to the local paper, so that I can raise awareness of the devastating effects of ALS on one’s life.

Stairway To Heaven, by Tizz77

I am not defined by this disease.

I am sorry, but I don’t need to be told how to die or how to live. I feel like I have a good handle on both. And it’s not like I don’t want to hear about others’ perspectives on life and the hereafter, it just seems rude to lay it on someone without being asked first.

I used to live with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, who wrote “On Death and Dying.” Not that he would know that of course, although he may have if he had shut his yap for more than five seconds.

To add injustice to the whole thing, he didn’t even order the lab tests that I had requested. I had wanted a Hair Element Test, to get a count of mercury in my body. He pooh-poohed that, telling me that because different labs report different numbers, that the test is meaningless. He instead ordered a Heavy Element Blood Test, which I have already had. I thought that I was prepared for a little skepticism, but after his lecture, I walked out of that office in a dazed condition.

Needless to say, I am open to recommendations for a new family doctor.


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ALS treatment

Hi, I have a youtube video that explains my current thinking as to the cause of ALS. In a nutshell it is related to a combination of factors. 1) gut dysbiosis including yeast, heavy metal poisoning, and clostridia 2)any other infection that upregulates TNF-alpha and gamma interferon 3)a spinal nerve impingement and Degenerative joint disease in that same area of the spine 3)orally acquired prions? This last one is harder to define but the majority of ALS patients do have it and this makes the most sense as to its migration up and down the spine.
Treatment is 1) treatment of the bacteria, yeast and heavy metals 2) treatment of the inflammation of the spinal nerve area -in your case probably your cervical spine ct scan shows DJD and perhaps spinal stenosis at C4-C5. I usually treat this with direct injections of stem cells into the affected spine. 3)intravenous stem cells. Generally with this program you are much much better within 2-3 weeks. Look at the video, look at your CT exam. I recommend a CDSA (comprehensive stool test) from Doctor's Data, a quantitative urine organic analysis from the Great Plains Lab, and a heavy metal challenge test using DMSA with a 6 hour urine sample sent to Doctor's data. If you are choking and aspirating I recommend we treat first and work on all of the causes later rather than before. If you are in no danger of dying from aspiration or respiratory failure than we should get these tests done ASAP. I also have a ketogenic diet on my website you should be on and you should eat every two-three hours and avoid all sugars since hypoglycemia (from eating sugars) causes the compressed spinal nerve to generate more Tumor necrosis factor-alpha and thus worsens your condition. For some reason this form will not take my website address which is stemcelldotmd

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Drugs, Supplements

I've started a thread in the Longecity forum on this.


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Try natto.

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Wow. Just wow. Sounds like

Wow. Just wow. Sounds like just what you needed on top of everything else. I'm surprised a physician of all people would deviate so far from acceptable practice standards. Hang tough.

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And I bet he charged you for the privilege of his lecture. Some people need to get over themselves enough to realize what people really want is someone who listens, not advises. My wife reminds me of that often. ;)

The Society for Venturism has chosen me as the recipient of its charity for this year, to hopefully offer me cryonic preservation when the time comes. And this month, Longecity, an excellent forum for the discussion of issues related to extending the lifespan of humans, has offered up a matching grant of up to a thousand dollars to help out! So help out! Please.