I have been reading Stacy Neild's blog. She started it right before she found out she had a motor neuron disease.
So, what I've been reading in the literature is that there is liver disease that tends to go with ALS, and reading Stacy's blog, this is what was found in her journey.
The first few days of our treatment focused on detoxification of Stacy's body, with extra attention on her liver. It was also a time of testing - blood, excretions and lung function.Some results from this time are:-Stacy's Liver is not able to keep up with its filtering job, so her red blood cells and her plasma have accumulated various imperfections.-She has some small tube like bacteria in her blood called spirochetes. These are linked to a range of diseases - fire up google if you are keen. -Her immune system is not functioning effectively. In some aspects it is not reacting to destroy antigens as it should, and in other situation it is hyper sensitive to some antigens and is over reacting and wearing itself out creating a response.So, then I looked up spirochetes and I found:
Spirochetes disease: Infection with a type of bacteria which is often found in mud, sewage and polluted water. Symptoms are determined by the species involved. Diseases caused by this bacteria include Treponema infection and borreliosis. More detailed information about thesymptoms, causes, and treatments of Spirochetes disease is available below.Last year at the lake house the water tower broke and there was also a problem with the sewage that Norma and Jay were working on. We were up the July long weekend helping to raise the new water tower, but Norma and Jay were dealing with issues around that for a while before that. Another connection?
Apr 5 Update:
More on microbes as a source. Was Lou Gehrig's disease caused by tap water? There is a lot of information about beta-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA), which is a toxin causes by these algea blooms.
Wiki is also a great source of information, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta-Methylamino-L-alanine.
This is a huge discussion about cyanobacterias.
Trying to measure this stuff.