TITLE: “The Deanna Protocol®: Hope For ALS and other Neurological Conditions”
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, which is referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease is a disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscles. According to the ALS Association, a little over 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. (That’s 15 new cases a day) and it is estimated that as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time.
The authors of The Deanna Protocol® for ALS are in a life and death struggle against this terrible disease. Written by Dr. Vincent Tedone, who developed the Deanna Protocol® for ALS, and his two daughters Deanna Tedone-Gage and Chiara Tedone, the book contains two sections that explore very different aspects of the Deanna Protocol®.
One section follows Dr. Tedone, Deanna, and their family on an emotional journey as they cope with Deanna’s life changing ALS diagnosis and their search for a cure for ALS. They discover that no cure for ALS exists and develop the Deanna Protocol®, a metabolic program that saved Deanna’s life.
The Deanna Protocol® is not an ALS treatment or ALS cure but rather a metabolic program responsible for keeping Deanna alive! The other section provides detailed scientific information on how Dr. Tedone searched for an ALS treatment or ALS therapy which led him to develop the Deanna Protocol® that exists today.
ABOUT DR. VINCENT TEDONE
Dr. Vincent Tedone is co-author of Deanna Protocol®: Hope for ALS and a protagonist in the story.
Dr. Tedone discovered the Deanna Protocol® (DP) and currently establishes the focus and goals for all research on the DP. Dr. Tedone also is Chief Medical Liaison to the medical and science communities on behalf of Winning the Fight, Inc., the non-profit organization responsible for funding DP research.
Prior to Dr. Tedone’s daughter Deanna’s diagnosis with ALS, he specialized in orthopedics operating on a host of professional athletes from the New York Yankees, the New York Jets, and the New York Rangers. He also operated on prima ballerinas from professional ballet companies abroad. During the Vietnam War, Dr. Tedone moved to Tampa to serve the United States Air Force at MacDill Air Force Base. He was named Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at MacDill, where he repaired severe bone and joint injuries of Air Force Pilots who had survived plane crashes. After serving in the Air Force, Dr. Tedone opened a private practice, where he specialized in repairing sports injuries and operated on many college athletes as Team Physician for the University of South Florida. Dr. Tedone’s practice thrived until 1997, the year he retired.
During his career, Dr. Tedone served as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at University Community Hospital (UCH) in Tampa, FL. He co-founded the Tampa Ambulatory Surgery Center, and founded and served as director of the Tampa Center for Knee Surgery and the Knee and Orthopedic Institute