ALS Articles

The American Holistic Health Association is privileged to offer you the following unique materials related to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) because of the generosity of Evy McDonald, R.N., M.S., M.Div. Evy is one of the first patients to have reversed this normally fatal disease. Her journey serves as hope and inspiration to others dealing with serious health issues.
Another Perspective of ALS
by Evy McDonald, R.N., M.S.
Evy outlines the seven steps she chose to take after becoming severely debilitated with ALS. These steps expanded her horizons, altered the unhealthy patterns in her life and helped her learn to live fully in each moment.
Published in March/April 1988 issue of Holistic Medicine, Journal of the American Holistic Medical Association pages 7-10.

Psychological Aspects of ALS Patients and Their Primary Caregivers
by Evelyn R. McDonald, M.S.
This 1992 report summarizes the results of a study on the psychosocial/spiritual status of 144 patients with ALS and their primary caregivers. It was written for participants in the ALS Patient Profile Project, but anyone with ALS or caring for someone with ALS will find information in this report useful.

Click here to review th information on the results of the ALS Patient Profile Project, the scientific paper entitled “Survival in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: The Role of Psychological Factors” by E.R. McDonald, S.A. Wiedenfeld, A. Hillel, C.L. Carpenter, R.A. Walter was published in Volume 51, January 1994 issue of Archives of Neurology (part of the scientific publications of the American Medical Association), pages 17-23. This peer-reviewed technical paper reports the results of survival analysis in 144 patients with ALS and demonstrates the importance of psychological factors in survival time in this disease.

Prescriptions from a Former Patient
by Evy McDonald, R.N., M.S.
Evy outlines the steps to take when you are facing an illness. These prescriptions emerged from her own journey from death’s door to dynamic wellness.
Published in 1990 by American Holistic Medical Association/American Holistic Medical Foundation in a pamphlet “What To Do When Facing An Illness.”

Eye of the Beholder
by Alicia von Stamwitz
A simple process Evy began doing when she was debilitated with ALS to begin to love the unloved parts of her body.
Published in September 1990 issue of Liguorian Magazine pages 56-57