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ALS Worldwide
5808 Dawley Drive
Fitchburg, WI 53711‑7209

ALS Worldwide

Caregivers are the Unsung Heroes

It's important for a caregiver to recognize her or his own limits before reaching those limits. Be prepared to call in help, whether it's another family member, a friend, neighbor, colleague or professional caregiver.

The Nrf2 Diet

The Nrf2 gene plays a key role in the body’s antioxidant stress response, which may reduce the risk of neurodegenerative conditions like ALS/MND, as well as cancer, diabetes and aging. While the Nrf2 diet is not guaranteed to improve symptoms, it may provide some notable health benefits.

Path Towards Health and Strength Through Diet

Following a healthy diet and increasing weight are both important ways those with ALS/MND can maintain strength and energy. Higher caloric intake, healthy nutritional foods and effective supplements, such as those listed here, can provide excellent support.

Digestion Issues

Largely due to decreased activity and diminished diaphragm function, ALS/MND increases the likelihood of constipation. Stools can become hard, infrequent and difficult to expel. Diet, medications, lack of fluids, and lack of exercise can also contribute to constipation.

The Importance of Exercise

Because muscle has memory, which enables motor function to become improved and/or automatic the more it is practiced, it appears highly beneficial for patients to exercise in a moderate, controlled manner.

Benefits of Exercise

Not that long ago the ALS diagnosis carried with it the message, "Don't exercise because you'll wear out your muscles." We know today nothing could be further from the truth.