Learn the Latest Treatments for ALS at the 2022 Healing ALS Conference

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Why Attend the 2022 Healing ALS Conference?

Medical Professionals, both functional and conventional:
PALS, Caregivers, Families and ALS Organizations:

Who Should Attend?

What To Expect
Schedule

A Gathering of Successful Reversals

There are many allies ready to share their stories and expertise who are eager to empower you to find your own path to mental, emotional, and physical healing.

Who is organizing this conference?

The conference is hosted by Healing ALS, the only organization of its kind that is completely focused on educating those with ALS and their families as well as medical professionals about holistic approaches to ALS. The conference is put together with the help of a Volunteer Organizing Committee, most of whom either have ALS themselves or are caring for someone with ALS.

Volunteer Organizing Committee:

The Co-Founders of HealingALS.org

Scott Douglas and Patricia Tamowski have studied over 30 long-term ALS reversals. From our experience interviewing PALS and documenting their experiences, we can share the commonalities of what protocols and treatments are the most effective for the majority of PALS. They have also interviewed over 30 medical professionals who have treated ALS patients. They share basic principles as well as real life examples so that Medical professionals and PALS, both newly diagnosed and those who have been diagnosed for a while, can put them into practice to slow, stop, or even reverse ALS symptoms.

Who's Speaking?

We will be adding many more speakers to the 2022 Conference as they are confirmed. Here are some.

Please click each picture to read bio.

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Scott Douglas

Director & Co-founder HealingALS.org
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Patricia Tamowski

Co-founder, Healing Advocates & Research Journalist
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Lee Cowden

MD, MD, (H) Chairman Scientific Advisory Board & Past Board Certified Cardiologist
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Christopher Davis

MD, Functional Medical Doctor, Triple Board Certified & Founder of Reveal Vitality
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Mark Manchester

Diagnosed in 2011
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McFinn Lovere

Diagnosed in 2006 at age 54
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John Bach

MD, Past Medical Director Ventilator Unit Goldwater Hospital
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Amy Jamarillo

Founder & Director, Body Science
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Lazarus Ember

Diagnosed ALS 2018 at Age 49
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Kim Cherry

Diagnosed in 2011 at age 63
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Coco Newton

MPH, RD, CNS Functional Medicine Nutritionist
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David Kennedy

D.D.S Past President IAOMT
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Lisa Manchester

CNHP Husband Mark Diagnosed with ALS in 2011
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Kay Cherry

Husband Kim Diagnosed ALS in 2011
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Tanya Walker

Holistic Wellness Coach & Practitioner for Emotional Healing
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Derek Swinnard

Diagnosed in 1997 at age 45
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Stephen Sherry

Diagnosed in 1999 at age 47
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Joyce Brown

PhD, ND, EFT Diagnosed in 1988 at age 54
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Lane Freedman

D.D.S. Accredited Member of IAOMT
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Evy McDonald

MSN, MDiv, DMin Diagnosed in 1980 at age 29

Limited Seats - Don't Miss Your Chance!

Join PALS, CALS and Medical Pros for the 2022 Healing ALS Conference

Regular Package

$499
$ 449 until August 29, 2022
  • Your ticket includes:
  • Wednesday evening reception
  • 3 Full Day Conference Access
  • Breakout sessions
  • Sunday outing ($40 extra)
  • Online access to:
  • Conference Recordings
  • Transcripts
  • MP3 Audio
  • Presentation Slides
  • Medical Professionals only:
  • Friday evening reception
  • Breakout Session for Medical Professionals
  • Clinician's Sunday Training

VIP Package

$ 999 Quantity Limited
  • Limited number
  • Support the many valuable Free programs Healing ALS provides each week for ALS families
  • Only a limited number of VIP Tickets are available
  • VIP Tickets Include
  • All of the items from the Regular Package
  • Plus the items below
  • VIP Extras
  • Preferred reserved seating during presentations
  • Saturday evening VIP reception with all speakers
  • Private time with Healing ALS founders
  • Free shirt and mug
Secure Checkout

You can trust us!

Tickets are fully refundable until 30 days before the event.

You may cancel up to 30 days before the conference for a full refund. After that, registrations are not refundable.  You may allow someone else to use your ticket if you notify us as early as possible,  at the latest September 15th so we can update name tags and check-in lists.

Join Us at the Beautiful Salt Lake Marriott Hotel Downtown at City Creek in Salt Lake City, Utah

Hotel Information and Dates for Flights

Our Conference Event will be at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek in Salt Lake City, Utah conveniently located within walking distance to shops, restaurants and tourist sites like the Mormon Tabernacle Gardens.

The hotel is located just 5 miles from Salt Lake City Airport and easily reached using the Trax Light Rail system, taxi or Uber.

The Marriott Downtown at City Creek  has beautiful conference rooms with ADA restrooms close by, an in-hotel restaurant, a convenience store, pool and gym. It is only an elevator ride away from over a hundred shops and restaurants at City Creek Center Salt Lake.

When booking flights or making hotel reservations: Conference begins September 28, 2021 at 5pm and finishes Oct 2 at 3pm. See Schedule tab below for more details. 

We have organized a special rate for attendees. Book now  for our Hotel Conference Group rate to take advantage of our $139/night plus tax.  Click to book hotel now.

Rooms usually sell out quickly so take advantage of the convenience of staying at the conference hotel. Click here to book hotel.

Schedule

Wednesday, September 28 3pm-6pm Registration, 5pm-7pm Reception for all Attendees

Thursday, September 29 9am-5pm Presentations

Friday, September 30 9am-5pm Presentations, 7pm-9pm Medical Professional Reception

Saturday, October 1 9am-5pm Presentations including PALS/CALS/Medical Professional Breakout, 7pm-9pm VIP and Speaker Reception

Sunday October 2 8am-2pm Medical Professional Training, 9am-3pm PALS/CALS/Others Mountain Outing (wheelchair friendly)

Sunday Medical Professional Training

8am – 2pm Sunday October 2.

Learn from Functional Medical Professionals who have had success in Reversing ALS.

Open to all Medical Professionals, including neurologists, ALS researchers, functional medical professionals, and those treating ALS patients.

Sunday Mountain Excursion

10am – 3pm Sunday October 2

Open to PALS, CALS and any conference attendee. Outing and tram ride is included in your conference registration, bus transportation is $25 round trip (you may drive if you prefer not to take the bus) and lunch is available for purchase at the top and bottom of the mountain.

Our Event Sponsors

Please consider supporting our mission of educating ALS families around the world about holistic healing methods for ALS.

We have several levels of Sponsorships: Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.

We also have Vendor Tables available.

If you would like to be a sponsor or vendor at this event please email info@healingalsconference.org or call 914-582-3194

FAQ

September 28-October 2nd, 2022

Wednesday Sept 28 3PM-6PM Registration, 5-7PM Reception for All Attendees
Thursday Sept 29, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Presentations
Friday Sept 30 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Presentations, 7pm to 9pm Medical Professional Reception
Saturday Oct 1 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Presentations, 7pm to 9pm VIP and Speaker Reception
Sunday Oct 2 8am to 2pm Medical Professional Training, 10am to 3pm PALS, CALS and Others Mountain Outing (wheelchair friendly)

Yes, this event is open to everyone interested in learning holistic methods others used to heal ALS.

Wednesday reception, three full days of speakers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and training or mountain outing on Sunday . Lunch may be added, depending on sponsorships. 

Please wear whatever your are comfortable in. Casual or business casual are both good.

You may cancel up to 30 days before the conference for a full refund, after that, registrations are not refundable. You may allow someone else to use your ticket if you notify us as early as possible, at least by September 15th so we can update nametags and check-in lists.

There isn’t one, but we expect the event to sell out quickly. Our conference facility’s main ballroom may have limited capacity. Register as early as possible to get the best early bird rate.

Use “ALS” as a group code when you book on the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek website to get the group price of $139 per night. The group price is available for arriving two nights early and staying two nights following out the event. Our block of rooms will be held until 30 days before the event. See the Venue page for more details.

You may, but we cannot provide a discount for a single day registration. This is a three day event and we fully expect to be sold out. Our budget requires selling all seats at the full ticket price for the event to cover all of its costs. If you must miss a day or two, attendees do have preferred access to the conference recordings.

Yes, the entire conference is wheelchair accessible, this includes Trax (light rail) transportation for travel from the airport to the hotel.

The hotel restaurant offers gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, vegan options upon request. Should we receive enough funding through sponsorship for in-conference meals they will also have these options. When registering, ask about dietary preferences to inform the hotel so they can accommodate special dietary needs as best they can. There is also a Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s just a ten-minute wheelchair-friendly trax ride from the hotel as well as a variety of restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

The physical and financial reality of ALS can be truly challenging. Although we cannot provide financial assistance, we have found that a lot of people ask a relative, friend or church to sponsor them to attend the conference. Others have asked a friend, colleague or family member to set up a GoFundMe campaign or another type of fundraiser to raise money for registration, hotel, travel and have raised enough for the trip. People around you want to help and this is an opportunity for others to help your family, which they will appreciate.

We understand both the necessity and the expense of a caregiver. At this point we are not able to offer complimentary admission to the conference for caregivers. Since this is a limited event, we ask that you purchase a registration for everyone who will be attending. Others have used creative options to pay for their registration, hotel and travel expenses such as a relative, friend or church to sponsor them or have asked a friend, colleague or family member to set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money. People appreciate the opportunity to help those around them in challenging situations.

Limited Seats - Don't Miss Your Chance!

Join PALS, CALS and Medical Pros for the 2022 Healing ALS Conference

Regular Package

$499
$ 399 until April 1, 2022
  • Your ticket includes:
  • Wednesday evening reception
  • 3 Full Day Conference Access
  • Breakout sessions
  • Sunday outing ($40 extra)
  • Online access to:
  • Conference Recordings
  • Transcripts
  • MP3 Audio
  • Presentation Slides
  • Medical Professionals only:
  • Additional Thursday evening workshop

VIP Package

$ 999 Quantity Limited
  • Limited number
  • Only a limited number of VIP Tickets are available
  • VIP Tickets Include
  • All of the items from the Regular Package
  • Plus the items below
  • VIP Extras
  • Preferred reserved seating during presentations
  • Friday evening VIP reception with all speakers
  • Sunday outing included
  • Free shirt
Secure Checkout

You can trust us!

Tickets are fully refundable until 30 days before the event.

You may cancel up to 30 days before the conference for a full refund, after that, registrations are not refundable.  You may allow someone else to use your ticket if you notify us as early as possible,  at least by September 15th so we can update nametags and check-in lists.

Scott Douglas

Co-founder of http://healingadvocates.org/

Scott has worked close with the HealingALS Community which he hosts along with Patricia Tamowski every Sunday on their HealingALS Sunday Community Meetings. Scott is also one of the Directors with the ALS Wellness Center in Colombia South America and has also created the Healing Advocates youtube channel with over 50 videos that has well over 4,000 subscribers.

His work includes being the Director of Healing ALS, the upcoming documentary film series and he’s an Emmy Award nominee with 30 years experience at NBC, CBS, and ABC as a journalist and photographer. His work has appeared on PBS, Today Show, 48 Hours, and NBC Nightly News, involving interviews with the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev.

Patricia Tamowski

Co-founder, Healing Advocates & Research Journalist

http://healingadvocates.org/

Patricia is producer and principle researcher for Healing ALS, the upcoming documentary film series, and co-editor of Healing ALS, the upcoming book. Co-founder of Healing Advocates, she is committed to educating the public about the true cause of disease and how to reverse it. Patricia is a former software engineer and project manager.

Lee Cowden, MD, MD(H)

Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board & Professor of the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine (www.ACIMconnect.com ). He has been a USA board-certified cardiologist & internist and a licensed homeopathic medical doctor, but recently retired in 2019 from patient care and is now teaching full-time. He has been studying integrative medicine on his own since he was in medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1975-78 and while doing internal medicine residency and cardiology & critical care fellowship at St. Louis University Hospital Group from 1978-84. Dr. Cowden has co-authored six books, contributed to several other books and is internationally known for his knowledge and skill in practicing & teaching integrative medicine. He has pioneered successful treatments for cancer, Lyme disease, atherosclerosis, cardiomyopathy, various neurological conditions, silicone implant disease and many other illnesses, but he gives credit to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit as the ultimate source of all healing. www.DrLeeCowden.com

Dr. Christopher Davis, Founder of Reveal Vitality

Dr. Christopher Davis is a triple board-certified integrative interventional cardiologist with a passion for educating and empowering individuals to take control of their own health by teaching simple lifestyle changes that have been overlooked by our medical establishment for years. He firmly believes that our bodies were designed to heal themselves given the proper environment. Dr. Davis completed his undergraduate education at Duke University and medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University-Sinai Hospital and went on to serve as chief medical resident at Johns Hopkins. He then completed a 4 year general Cardiology fellowship and an additional 1 year Interventional Cardiology fellowship at the University of Virginia. Other specialties of practice include Functional and Regenerative medicine.

Dr. Davis is the founder of Reveal Vitality, a Cardiology and Lifestyle Medicine Medicine practice where he incorporates nutrition education, hormone balance, and precision health and wellness utilizing genetic testing and advanced diagnostics and therapeutics. Dr. Davis also served as the Chief Medical Officer at Hippocrates Health Institute, a world renowned health wellness spa in West Palm Beach, Florida and is currently Chief Medical Officer of Liquivida Lounge, an industry leading IV nutrient therapy corporation. He also serves as an adjunct professor at LECOM School of Medicine and NOVA Southeastern University. Dr. Davis has created systematic wellness programs that provide the foundational education to dispel the ever growing number fallacies and myths related to achieving optimal health.

As an exercise enthusiast, Dr. Davis practices what he preaches. Clients travel from around the world to garner his expertise that allows them to enjoy a life full of vitality. Dr. Davis takes great pride in the compassionate care he provides to his clients and their families. Day in and day out witnessing each client’s health transformation propels him to continue changing lives!

Mark Manchester

Diagnosed in 2011

http://themanchesterproject.org

Mark was diagnosed with ALS on 7/7/11. Prior to this, he did not have any ALS symptoms until his golf swing began to falter, according to his dad. Not long after, he fell off his horse, broke 4 ribs, and that is when his doctor noticed fasciculations in his arms and legs. Once diagnosed, he knew that his approach was going to be win-win to this disease. Next, he participated in clinical trials that he hoped would help his generation or the next for a win. The other win would be God taking him home. He figured he couldn’t lose with that mindset. After persevering through disease declining stages from 2011-2017, his wife, Lisa, suggested different supplemental protocols, specifically including L- Serine and LEAP2BFIT. In addition, Mark has participated in Dr. Richard Bedlack’s ALS Reversal Program in which he is currently #41. Since, he has drastically improved from wheelchair and hoya lift bound to free-walking and trach removal. During this time, he felt called to advocate for others diagnosed with ALS and their caregivers. He also committed to a personal ambition with a slogan of Never Surrender. Lastly, in 2013, he formed two organizations that promote ALS Awareness and support to his fellow ALS Pals, The Manchester Project, Inc. and Mark’s Madness, LLC. “Never Surrender”

McFinn Lovere

Diagnosed in 2006 at age 54

In September of 2005, McFinn began having difficulty with grip with his hands, and by the time he was diagnosed with ALS in January of 2006, he was already in a wheelchair and his situation was becoming life threatening. McFinn wanted to give up and die at this point. A friend recommended McFinn see a naturopath and in March of 2006, he went to see Dr. Greg Weisswasser. Dr. Weisswasser found an overabundance of lead and low B12 levels even though his MD said those levels were normal. Even while on treatment for both, McFinn, after nine months from onset of symptoms, progressed to the point he could only move his head and a few fingers. McFinn had a poor attitude towards his family and friends until he had an Ah-ha moment. He decided to try and find a way to help himself. He began to accept the help of his family and friends. He started physical therapy and began to release the stress of thinking he was going to die. He began to say that he was going to live. He realized that lead and B12 levels were only part of the mystery and that acceptance of the disease was the true killer. Instead of stress that was leading his day to day existence, McFinn began a spiritual journey, meditating often during the day. It was his spiritual foundation that helped him through his illness. He now had a reachable goal he could believe in. In September 0f 2006, after seven months of hard work, McFinn was walking with crutches. By December of 2006, he was using a cane. Today he has returned to his former way of life. He is physically active, hiking and climbing mountains.

Dr. John Bach

Dr. John R. Bach received his medical degree from the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1976. He completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University in 1980. He was the Medical Director of the Howard Rusk Ventilator Unit at Goldwater Memorial Hospital from 1980 to 1981 and then developed a noninvasive respiratory management program at the University of Poitiers, France from 1981 to 1983. He has been on the faculty of the Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School where he is a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vice Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Professor of Neurology in the Department of Neurology, Director of Research and Associate Medical Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University Hospital, Newark, N.J., Director of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic, and Medical Director of the Center for Ventilator Management Alternatives, University Hospital, Newark, N.J. He has over 400 peer reviewed scientific articles and book chapters and 10 medical textbooks on neuromuscular and pulmonary medicine and has lectured on these topics in over 60 countries. He has received many awards for excellence in research writing, and others include the UMDNJ University Excellence Award for Patient Care, and the Newark Beth Israel Health Care Foundation Humanism in Medicine.

Amy Jamarillo

Founder and Director, BodyScience

Amy Jaramillo is the Founder of Body Science LLC, a cure-focused scientific center developed with a mission to identify the link to lifestyle or toxin-based sickness and reverse the associated conditions such as ADD/ADHD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes, Lupus, Thyroid Dysregulation and Infertility.

In addition to Body Science, Amy is the co-founder and Director at Juventis, LLC where she works alongside physicians and clinicians to treat these environmentally-induced syndromes. A graduate of Florida State University with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry, Amy has over 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She is a member of the American Academy of Anti -Aging (A4M) since 2011 and a past member of the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM).

Amy has extensive experience working in the fields of bio-genetics and bio-technology understanding the genetics-disease link as well as in the field of brain stimulation, implantation and neuromodulation for neuro-degenerative disease.

Her in-depth knowledge of biochemistry, genetics and physiology, as they pertain to health, healing and hormone interactions has earned her the respect of her colleagues in the fields of restorative medicine and anti-aging medicine

Lazarus Ember

Diagnosed ALS 2018 at Age 49

Although his first ALS symptoms were in 2013, Lazarus Ember was not diagnosed with ALS until 2018 at the age of 49. Lazarus lives in Ireland and his ALSFRS score went from a low of 27, to now around 45. In addition to many physical protocols he uses at home, Lazarus used what he calls “small steps” to heal his thinking to achieve an “optimal mindset” for healing. He draws on decades of experience studying and teaching meditation to heal ALS and now teaches others these methods.

Kim Cherry

Diagnosed in 2011 at age 63

http://www.alswinners.com/

Kim was diagnosed with the bulbar form of ALS and was given one year to live. His symptoms progressed quickly. Soon he was having difficulty breathing, swallowing and even walking short distances. With the help of several holistic medical practitioners and his wife Kay’s research he has been able to reverse most of his symptoms using diet, herbs, supplements and oxygen therapies including direct IV ozone, which he feels has made the most difference. Kim is playing golf again. He is now in his 70s.

Coco Newton, MPH, RD, CNS

Functional Medicine Nutritionist

http://www.coconewton.com/

Coco Newton, MPH, RD, CNS is owner of Lifetime Nutrition, LLC, a virtual private practice in Maple City, Michigan.  She has expertise in Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (FMNT) for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and syndromes. Currently she is devoted to helping patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) throughout the world, collaborating with interest groups, and educating healthcare professionals.
 
Coco received her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Dietetics & Community Nutrition from the University of California, Davis, and her Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota.  She completed her dietetic internship at the University of California, San Diego), and is a registered dietitian (RD) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) through the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists at the American Nutrition Association.

Coco co-founded and served on the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Nutrition Advisory Board from 2007-2010. In 2010, she co-founded the University of Kansas’ Nutrition Fellowship Program, a collaborative program through the University’s departments of Integrative Medicine and Dietetics & Nutrition.

In 2007, Coco served on the state of Michigan Board of Dietetics and Nutrition and championed the repeal of the anti-competitive and discriminatory Dietetics/Nutrition Licensure Law in 2014, the first repeal in the United States.  

Coco is an active presenter to several academic and professional organizations, an advisor to HealingALS.org with the mission to educate persons diagnosed with ALS and medical professionals on nutritional protocols to slow, stop, and potentially reverse ALS.  

Coco authored the chapter: “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): The Application of Integrative & Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT)” published April 2020 by Springer in the textbook: Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy: Principles & Practices

Coco received the following awards from Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine (DIFM), a practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:
2020 Lifetime Achievement Award
2021 Visionary Award

Dr. Lane Freedman, D.D.S.

Dr. Kennedy is the Past President of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. His BA is in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology from the University of Kansas (1967) and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery is from the University of Missouri (1971).

He is a world lecturer to the dental profession on the safety of dental materials in the human body. His lectures include (among others) addresses to the World Health Organization, the American Dental Society of Europe, the German BGD, and Brazil Rio Eco-Odonto.

More recently, in 1996 he was a presenter at the International Society for Fluoride Research XXI Conference on fluoride (Budapest), and in 1997 was involved in the Canadian Dental Association conference (Toronto) on the use of fluoride drops and tablets.

The Risk Assessment Symposium

To make this Risk Assessment Symposium a scientifically reliable meeting, Dr.Kennedy researched the literature and the speakers thoroughly.

He started the literature search with a request to the American Dental Association for their list of references which supported the theory of benefit from ingesting fluoride. Then, he made a complete survey of the available scientific literature both U.S. and foreign. He found, in addition to the published peer-reviewed scientific literature, documents supporting the dangers of ingesting fluoride. Such documents include: the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Toxicological Profile for Fluoride TP/91-17 (1993), the National Academy of Science “Health Effects of Ingested fluoride” (1993) and the original NTP results as well as the Young Report US PHS (1991).

He then personally interviewed each of the speakers (more than a dozen) who came from the private sector as well as from government regulatory agencies. They addressed the IAOMT with scientific papers on the biological impact of fluoride.

Dentistry

Dr.Kennedy keeps in direct touch with patients by continuing a part-time dental practice.

Lisa Manchester, CNH

Husband Mark Diagnosed with ALS in 2011

Lisa Manchester is a self-taught caregiver, learning all she needed to know for her husband Mark. He was diagnosed in 2011 with ALS progressed into being immobile, was trache/vent dependent, and had a feeding tube. Lisa researched anything that could help, ultimately helping him to reverse his ALS. She still does her own research to see what else is out there to help Mark and also share with other PALS.

Lisa worked for the airline industry for over 32 years. She is also a CE (certified esthetician), CNHP (Certified Natural Health Professional), LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist), Reflexologist, studied QT (Quantum Touch) and a few other therapy modalities. Her history of studying and taking classes over the years has been helpful in this ALS journey.

Lisa retired from the airline industry in 2020 and now spends most of the time on the phone or answering emails to PALS (people living with ALS) and CALS (caregivers of those with ALS). For the past few years she has been a beacon to the ALS community supporting PALS, CALS, and families that come her way. She feels making connections with other PALS and CALS is huge, even if it’s just a short phone call, texting a smile or heart emoji.

Kay Cherry

Husband diagnosed ALS in 2011

KAY CHERRY Husband diagnosed ALS in 2011 Kay’s husband, Kim, was diagnosed with the bulbar form of ALS in 2011. Kay used all of her resources in order to help her husband. She began researching holistic doctors, nutrients, supplements, and more. She and Kim very quickly realized they needed an overhaul of their “diet.” In addition to these dietary changes, they implemented ozone therapy and a continually evolving list of supplements. With the additional of a mental and emotional shift in their outlook, Kim was able to reverse many symptoms within the first year. It was three years until he could swallow non-carbonated water.

Tanya Walker

Holistic Wellness Coach & Practitioner for Emotional Healing

Born in a northern Canadian town where resources for emotional healing were limited, Tanya sustained an injury that derailed her life and left her spending most of the time over a 4 year period in bed. In the wake of emotional turmoil she used transformational healing techniques that involved the mind/heart connection. This was the beginning of her journey that eventually led her to where she is today.

As a holistic life coach, practitioner for emotional healing through both somatic bodywork, myofascial release and also a Pilates instructor for chronic pain she understands how each facet of who we are must be addressed in order to heal, grow and achieve goals.

Her methodology incorporates the key elements of healing the mental, physical and spiritual body because it encompasses the entirety in each of us. Using a variety of transformational tools, she has learned how to shift mindsets, offer healthy coping mechanisms and educate her clients how to confront and rid anxiety, stress, depression and emotional blockages.

Tanya recognizes individuals living with chronic illness suffer a myriad of intense emotions on a daily basis. With a strong association between mental and physical health, ALS impacts not only the person but the entire family affecting everyone in different ways which is why it’s important to understand and heal the emotional body.

Helping PALS recognize unhealthy thought and behavioural patterns, stepping into personal empowerment and learning how to use the power of the mind/heart connection helps reduce anxiety, assists in healing burdens from the past that all help bring the central nervous system to a better state so the body can restore.

Tanya’s belief is that healing, transformation and manifestation cannot take place unless the element of love is present.

Derek Swinnard

Diagnosed in 1997 at age 45

https://healingals.org/derek-1997/

Derek was having some health challenges before he was diagnosed at age 45 with ALS so went to a naturopath who did testing and helped him change his diet, detoxify and take supplements. So when his ALS diagnosis came, Derek already had a good start. Derek volunteers for ALS Canada, coaches basketball, plays golf and helps others with ALS locally. Derek continues to use diet, supplementation, homeopathy, exercise and spiritual work to maintain his health. Derek is now in his 60’s.

Stephen Sherry

Diagnosed in 1999 at age 47

https://healingals.org/video-of-stephens-als-reversal/

After the initial shock, with the help of family members, he began to research ways to heal. He continued working as a fine carpenter with restrictions since he enjoyed his job and felt less financial stress. Even with supplements, dietary changes, detoxification and meditation, his symptoms continued to worsen. Then slowly, over time, his walking, swallowing, and fasciculations improved. Now in his 60’s, Stephen functions well as long as he sticks to his regimen.

Joyce Brown, PhD, ND, EFT

Diagnosed in 1988 at age 54

http://healingals.org/2017/05/

Dr. Joyce was diagnosed with ALS in May of 1988.

She had severe problems with weak muscles and choking on her own saliva. Along with having to wear both a neck and ankle brace, constant twitching and atrophy of her muscles, she had great difficulty walking or holding her head up. Communicating became more and more difficult as she lost most of her voice.

She went to a top M.D. who also specialized in homeopathy and acupuncture. He diagnosed her with ALS and Myasthenia Gravis, MG. Though in shock and disbelief, she decided to start homeopathic treatments immediately. Not believing she had ALS, she consulted two other doctors who gave her the same diagnosis. Still in denial, she consulted a Neurologist familiar with ALS. His testing and diagnosis was: ALS with 5 months to live!

She continued her treatments which also included heart-felt prayers, dietary changes, along with meditating and listening to unique Sleep Teaching with positive affirmations from her own recordings “Whispers for Life and Prosperity” and “Whispers for Miraculous Results.”

Miraculously, with God’s power, she was healed of ALS and had no after effects, even completely recovering her voice, all within 16 weeks.

Moving forward with new energy and resilience, she became a licensed Naturopathic Doctor. She continues to work with world renowned scientists, quantum physicists, medical doctors, and health specialists.

While in practice as an N.D., Dr. Joyce was credited with improving and saving many lives. She continues this today. At present time, she has received six Lifetime Achievement Awards in the natural health field. Even though she is in a power chair because of an auto accident in 2003 which left her with continuous, extreme pain, and in 2014 lost much of her vision, she remains very active. Now at 88 years of age, with a vibrant voice, she is a professional speaker, coach, counselor and President of the faith based, non- denominational, non-profit organization, “Stress And Grief Relief, Inc.”

She helps people change stress to success and find their true purpose for living, with unique coping techniques for depression, anger management and suicide prevention. She has authored many books, including the best seller: “God’s Heavenly Answers: Near Death Experience Revealed plus Near Death Survivor Conquers ALS, Depression, Grief, Suicide & More. Her forthcoming book: “Divine Miracles After Death, My Life Before” and “After ALS: Heavenly Answers For Earthly Questions.”

Dr. Joyce works tirelessly as a Chaplain, sharing God’s message of hope, reasons for living and the reality that there is life after life! She continues helping others with crisis management, including troubled teens, inmates, and all others needing her specials skills. Her favorite title is HRE, “Heavenly Retirement Expert.” She understands the true value of our limited Earth Time and wants to share the knowledge obtained in her Near Death Experience of 1983. Her websites are www.HopeDr.org and www.AfterDeath.org

Dr. Lane Freedman, D.D.S.

Dr. Lane Freeman returned to join her childhood dental practice in 2002, after completing her undergraduate work at the University of Texas in Austin and receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the UT Health Science Center’s top rated dental school in San Antonio. Dr. Freeman has completed numerous hours of continuing education in the fields of biological dentistry and is also certified in IV conscious sedation. She is an accredited member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology), member of the American Institute of Implant Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Heart of Texas Dental Association. Dr. Freeman has a passion for educating her patients on the relationship between their oral health and overall systemic health. In addition to her practice in Marble Falls, Dr. Freeman enjoys participating in mission experiences both locally and abroad. Her vision, and that of the entire staff, is to exceed each patient’s expectations every time.

Dr. Freeman and her husband, Rusty, have two children (and 3 dogs), and enjoy snow skiing, sporting events, traveling, and spending time with family. She feels blessed by the Lord to be able to practice with such an amazing staff.

Evy McDonald, MSN, MDiv, DMin

Diagnosed in 1980 at age 29

Evy was diagnosed when she was in the middle of a busy career in hospital administration, and given one year to live. Within a matter of months she was in a wheelchair, unable to move, and was planning the music for her funeral. Through a combination of deep introspection, increased self-awareness, and serious emotional changes she slowly began to heal. She and her neurologist later presented together at medical conferences. Today Rev. Evy is a Methodist minister.