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This was recieved by me from Helen Taylor and while ALS Ont. in no way is participating in this seminar they were kind enough to pass it on as they know some of us do have an interest in it. My thanks to Helen. There have been other threads on this subject that can be found in the search. AL>

THE CANADIAN COLLEGE OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE

Free session provides naturopathic treatment insight to ALS sufferers

Toronto, June 5, 2006 - People with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, can manage their symptoms and reduce the side effects of their prescriptions using naturopathic medicine, says Jenn Kaster, fourth-year intern at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, the teaching clinic at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).

Kaster is one of the presenters of a free ALS information session being held at CCNM on Thursday, June 15, at 6 p.m.

ALS, short for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a degenerative disease that manifests as muscle weakness and atrophy. Usually starting with the hands, forearms and legs, it eventually spreads to the body and face. ALS usually begins in middle age and progresses rapidly, often causing death within 2-5 years.

“We’re by no means curing the disease, but we can prolong the quality time a patient has before their degeneration progresses,” says Kaster, adding, “It may even be possible to slow the disease progression.

“In addition, a naturopathic doctor can help patients with ALS manage the side-effects of their medications, as well as their mood, which can have a huge impact on quality of life,” Kaster points out.

The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine is located at 1255 Sheppard Ave. East at Leslie subway station. Free parking is available to those who wish to attend.

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary healthcare practitioners. The Canadian College Of Naturopathic Medicine educates, develops and trains naturopathic doctors through excellence in health education, clinical services and research that integrate mind, body and spirit.

Interns at CCNM’s Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic improve their patients’ health by identifying and treating the underlying causes of illness, integrating acupuncture/Asian medicine, botanical medicine, nutrition, homeopathic medicine, hydrotherapy/massage and lifestyle counselling.

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For more information contact:

Heather Gibson, Communications Officer
416-498-1255 ext. 263
[email protected]
www.ccnm.edu
 

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This may or may not be worth anything but the Robert Schad mentioned in this communication is/was owner of Husky Injection Molding in Bolton, Ontario. He was a nut for healthy living and his vision encompassed every part of the plant and the grounds surrounding it. Even the cafeteria served primarily healthy foods with the costs partiallyabsorbed by the company.

At least this is not a fly by night offer as most of them had. May be worth a look.
 
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