July 20, 2021 at 11:37 am #19942john sParticipant
Upcoming webinar: “Nutrition Optimization in Patients with ALS” is sponsored by the Les Turner ALS Foundation, featuring Brittany Hitson, MS, RD, LDN, Northwestern Medicine, Prentice Women’s Hospital, Clinical Nutrition & Dominique Kosk, MPH, RD, LDN, CNSC, Clinical Nutrition Services, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare.
Thursday, July 29 at 12 p.m. CDT
Details and registration here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4487555969604232461
Previous webinars by the Les Turner ALS Foundation: https://lesturnerals.org/support-services/als-learning-series/
If you attended this webinar, what did you think of it? Did you learn anything new?
July 20, 2021 at 3:31 pm #19960
Nutrition is indeed of the utmost importance for pALS.
There are several calorie calculators for pALS, including on my website padiracinnovation.org
They are based on the work of Dr. Edward Kasarkis, Medical Director at the University of Kentucky.
July 21, 2021 at 9:06 am #19976john sParticipant
Something I ran into on the Gut Biodome in the Neural Regen Journal:
Published in June 2021
The gut microbiome: implications for neurogenesis and
This is fairly dry reading but it is a good outline of the current status of research on this issue.
July 21, 2021 at 10:17 am #19987
July 28, 2021 at 12:15 pm #20047Dagmar MunnKeymaster
Reminder: this webinar is tomorrow – – Thursday, July 29th 2021.
July 29, 2021 at 12:58 pm #20076
I think that a very important step has been achieved in understanding the mechanism of how misfolded TDP-43 aggregates in cells.
This is important as misfolded TDP-43 aggregates has been identified since 2006 by Virginia Lee has one of the most common pathological feature in all forms of ALS (> 97%), half of FLD dementia as well as a quarter of Alzheimer cases and a significant number Parkinson cases. Indeed TDP-43 proteopathy mirrors other well known proteopathies that are found in Alzheimer or Parkinson diseases.
Scientists in India found that acidification, a process which happens in aging and which results from metabolism (hence my post in this thread), results in TDP-43 misfolding.
I blogged about it today on my web site padiracinnovation.org.
Indeed it’s only my own opinion that it’s important, but it’s well known that I am not someone who react very enthusiastically to most publications about neurodegenerative diseases.
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