See this thread http://curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=1017581#i1
for more. Stephen Hawking is thought to have a rare variant of ALS, because he has lived for more than 30 years with it. Most sufferers die between 6 months and 2 years from onset from respiratory failure. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and I now know that herbs can definitely trigger something like this. In this disease your motor nerves that supply your muscles die, and nerve cells do not regenerate. If you have a build up of toxins using these herbs or they introduce a virus or bacteria to these cells from other areas they can trigger the death of these cells. In this disease, there is a trigger which leads to a cascade of motor neuron death. Once one cell dies, the cascade goes on and cannot be stopped until all the cells are dead. Like I said, hindsight is a wonderful thing. And like fledgling advised, do your research thoroughly online and with your healthcare professionals before taking any treatment, as harmless as it may seem.