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As you can see in the video above, aired on the popular CBN network, the Deanna Protocol is gaining national attention as an alternative natural treatment to slow down or even stop the progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease”.

In the video below the physician who discovered this protocol gives his story. He is a retired surgeon and when his daughter was diagnosed with ALS, he looked beyond the conventional medical system, which offered no hope, and turned to nutrition and natural methods instead.

The protocol utilizes GABA and other supplements (see Table below), along with a ketogenic diet. The ketogenic diet is a high-fat low-carb diet that has been used successfully to treat many neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, and it has been successfully used to treat epilepsy where drugs fail. We have reported much of the research regarding the ketogenic diet here at Health Impact News. The ketogenic diet is currently being studied in its effect on starving cancer cells.

Coconut oil is an important component of a ketogenic diet, as it provides ketones due to the presence of medium chain fatty acids. We reported the story of “Clarence” back in 2012, who claims he actually reversed ALS by eating large amounts of coconut oil (see: Coconut Oil Reverses Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)).

A review of the Deanna Protocol was written in ALS Untangled, where they offered this description:

The Deanna Protocol is a collection of commercially available nutritional supplements listed below in Table I. The protocol also recommends daily massage of extra virgin coconut oil into the muscles along with oral coconut oil supplementation if tolerated. In addition, Tedone recommends resistance, aerobic, stretching, and range of motion exercises.


Table I. The original Deanna Protocol, as provided by Tedone. The purpose of each supplement described in the table is according to Tedone and is not based on the evidence provided in this paper. The protocol below has recently been revised to now include additional AKG supplementation hourly while awake.
Supplement Dosage Hypothesized purpose
Arginine alpha ketoglutarate (AAKG)* Up to 18 g daily Delivers energy to nerves
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH)* 20 mg 2 times daily Stops nerve cell death
GABA* 250 mg 2 times daily Inhibitory neurotransmitter
Glutathione* 350 mg 3 times daily Free radical scavenger in the nervous system
Ibedenone* 180 mg daily Facilitates energy to nerves
Ubiquinol (CoQ100)* 200 mg daily Helps energy cycle in mitochondria
B complex Standard dosage from bottle General nerve health
Bee Propolis 200 mg daily Antioxidant for nervous system
CoQ10 Standard dosage from bottle Helps energy cycle in mitochondria
5-hydroxy tryptophan 50 mg nightly Serotonin and melatonin precursors
Creatine 1758 mg daily General muscle health and recovery
Cysteplus 500 mg daily Counteracts glutamate hyperactivity
Ginkgo Biloba 120 mg daily Protects against glutamate excitotoxicity
Glutathione 3000 mg IV weekly Free radical scavenger
Glycine 500 mg twice daily Balance neurotransmitters
Magnesium 400 mg daily Calms nerves
Methyl folic acid (5-MTHF) 1 mg twice daily Needed with B12 for metabolism
Neurochondria 1 pill daily, one dose contains:
1500 mcg of Vitamin B12;
300 mcg of Folate;
250 mg of Benfotiamine;
150 mg of CoQ10;
120 mg of R-Lipoic acid;
150 mg of Glutathione;
300 mg of Acetyl-L-Carnitine;
150 mg of Phosphatidylserine
Nerve metabolism
Opti Zinc 30 mg daily Increases bioavailability of zinc, stabilized calcium channels
Phosphatidylcholine 840 mg twice daily Needed for cellular maintenance
Taurine 500 mg twice daily Protects against glutamine overstimulation
Theanine 200 mg daily Enhances and increases GABA
Vitamin D3 5000 IU daily Most active form of D3
Vitamin D 10,000 IU daily Helps with balance

*These supplements are indicated by Tedone as the most important supplements in the protocol. (Source.)

The Deanna Protocol is presented by Dr. Vincent Tedone in the video above.

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