Lou Gerhig’s Disease
Answered by: Christine Dennis
Question from: Linda
Posted on: August 25, 2009

I’ve been diagnosed 6 months ago and having trouble with flem in my throat but I also have acid reflux is there an herb that can help to remove the flem and I’m also starting to get weaker. I’ve lost some dexterity in my fingers and in my arms I also would like to know something to build strength.

This condition has been touched on before and the response can be found at: http://www.richters.com/show.cgi?page=./QandA/Medicinal/19991022-1.html

However, I would like to add that foods and herbs that help to nourish and support the nervous system may help to slow the progression. Foods high in essential fatty acids such as fish oils, and B vitamin rich foods are important. Herbs that are tonics to the nervous system would also be indicated such as St.John’s wort and milky oat seed may help.

The phlegm and the acid reflux are likely signs of the effects of the stress this may be causing in your life. Stress is very hard on the digestive system. Digestive bitters can help to keep the digestive system in good health. Herbs such as valerian root can be taken as a tincture before meals to gently stimulate good digestion. Note, when we are stressed the body can easily develop food sensitivities such as sensitivity to dairy and wheat in the diet and it would then be best to avoid them, thus reducing the irritation symptoms that you are experiencing.

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