Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Treatment Anacortes WA
Mt Vernon, WA
La Conner, WA
By Kris Kucera
When New York Yankee’s captain, Lou Gehrig, handed his team’s lineup card to the umpires on May 2, 1939, his name, which had appeared on 2,130 consecutive game-day rosters, was conspicuously absent. Diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) shortly thereafter, Gehrig succumbed to the disease two years later.
ALS acts relatively quickly, progressively killing neurons controlling voluntary muscle movement. While no cure or effective treatment currently exists for the invariably fatal disease, a new scientific study signals that diets high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs, aka omega-3 and -6 fatty acids) and vitamin E may play a role in the prevention of ALS. Using a 104-question survey, researchers from the University Medical Center Utrecht and Wageningen University, Netherlands, examined the diets of 132 ALS patients, versus those of 220 control subjects. The ALS patients had significantly less PUFAs and vitamin E in their diets than the controls, possibly making them more susceptible to ALS. The findings indicate that PUFAs and vitamin E work in concert to protect neurons, making the people who regularly consume them 50 to 60 percent less vulnerable to ALS than those who don’t.
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Dates: 4/17/2013 - 6/19/2013
Location: Yarrow Community School
4595 Wilson Road Chilliwack (Yarrow)
Face it. Aging isn't anybody's favorite thing to talk about. But research shows that with a little advance planning, we can enter into growing old with grace, and a heightened quality of life. Could growing older actually be an exciting opportunity for personal growth, meaningful purpose, and profound satisfaction? Yes it can! But you'll need a plan. It all starts with some important conversations. Ten classes include: Aging In Place / Aging In Community Who's your Coffee buddy? Working Well with Others: Communication Skills to Increase Your Say in Matters The Realities of Getting Older: Emotional and Physical Co-Care and Outside Care: Who is Going to Take Care of Us? Staying Healthy- The Search for Quality of Life to the End The Economics of Getting Older Fears and Mortality: The Philosophical and Spiritual Discussion Sage-ing: What do we have to offer the world? Ten Tuesdays beginning January 29th - April 2nd Sponsored by the Yarrow Ecovillage. http://www.yarrowecovillage.ca