Belleville News-Democrat - - Opinion -

In re­sponse to the let­ter on Myas­the­nia Gravis pub­lished Sept. 30.

I per­son­ally be­lieve all dis­eases have been cured. The let­ter writer said there is no cure for "this rare chronic auto-im­mune neu­ro­mus­cu­lar dis­or­der."

What is the prob­lem? The mus­cles in the throat refuse to func­tion and it be­comes dif­fi­cult/im­pos­si­ble to swal­low and speech is ad­versely af­fected.

A se­ri­ous sit­u­a­tion. I found the cure five years ago when a 91-year-old friend called and was dif­fi­cult to un­der­stand; he was be­ing fed with a feed­ing tube. It took five min­utes.

Prob­lem arises when a film or coat­ing cov­ers the mus­cles and the mus­cle cells can­not be ser­viced. Food will not go in and waste will not come out.

Solution: One (1) ta­ble­spoon of reg­u­lar salt in a glass of water each day. This cleans the ex­te­rior of the cells and soon back in busi­ness. In three days I could un­der­stand his speech. In seven days they took out the feed­ing tube.

Now at age 96 on Oct. 3 Bob is still do­ing fine.

A salt-free diet is dan­ger­ous. Ex­perts have told you that "salt is bad for you."

How many "au­toim­mune neuro-mus­cu­lar dis­or­ders" are caused by the same thing?

You do un­der­stand you are be­ing told the brain can no longer com­mu­ni­cate and tell these mus­cles to work. A brain prob­lem.

Now we know it is in­deed a "brain prob­lem."

– Wil­liam J Sturm, O’Fal­lon

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