Dear PALS and Caregivers,
I have mentioned the importance of Vitamin D before. A recent article from Dr. Mercola mentions the importance of Vitamin D and recent studies about how important it is for fighting COVId-19. As I read the article, I realized that so much of it applies to ALS as respiratory issues is usually what ends a person’s life who is struggling with ALS. This article also notes that those with darker skin (that includes all our friends from Asian, African and Indian/Pakistan countries, etc.) are more at risk for not only neurological diseases but also respiratory diseases. He points out the importance of getting biannual Vitamin D tests and actually gives information where you can get a kit to test for Vitamin D right from your home.
In my studies, I have learned that all people with neurological diseases have low Vitamin D levels. I have also noted that no doctors recommend a blood test for low Vitamin D when giving an ALS diagnosis. This information is vital for PALS, Caregivers, and all family members for lifelong effects for good health.
We have recently learned that there are two PALS that came down with ALS symptoms within hours or days from getting a seasonal flu shot. Others have reported getting ALS symptoms and eventually an ALS diagnosis after seasonal flu shots. Some had gotten their shots for years. There are doctors from around the country that are questioning the CDC’s social distancing guidelines and masks as a way to protect from getting COVID-19. One even mentioned that they are taught in medical school that picking up some germs helps you develop an immunity. There are powers at the top of the fear, control, pandemic (plan-demic) fiasco, that will makes millions if not billions of dollars if they can give shots to everyone in the world and then control them through the new dangerous 5G set up that is coming. Did you know that Wuhan had bragged about being the first city to have fully set up 5G? Did you know that Wuhan is one of the most highly polluted cities? Pollution and 5G didn’t create the Coronavirus, but both can have devastating effects on the body’s immune system. In China, you are required to have a smart phone to get health care. I hope we don’t lose our freedom in this land.
Do what you can to protect yourself. Dr. Mercola’s article is one good step in that direction.
Love and prayers for your healing health,
Also Dr. Mercola on the importance of improving Vitamin D levels before fall. Be sure to read the end of the document if the beginning is too technical.
On June 8, 2020, Dr. Mercola posted another article on Vitamin D that is very important. When I had cancer 13 years ago, I had low Vitamin D levels. We learned just before Kim's ALS diagnosis that he had low Vitamin D levels. We were both spending too much time working in an office and not getting enough sun. We now take tiny Vitamin D and VItamin K2 tablets that dissolve under the tongue from a company called Superior Source. They can be found at www.swansonvitamins.com or www.vitacost.com.
The further you live from the equator the harder it is for your body to get adequate Vitamin D from the sun. Here is Dr. Mercola’s article. https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/06/08/cnn-coronavirus-vitamin-d.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20200608Z1&et_cid=DM560673&et_rid=889583980