Monday, October 31, 2011

Logical COPD and Emphysema Treatments That Work

When my mother was diagnosed with emphysema and COPD I made sure she took all her medications and did all of her nebulizer treatments right on time every day. I am sure most of you did the same. I was not interested in looking at or reading about alternatives to the medications because I thought they were working to either stop the progress of the disease or cure it.

Current Emphysema and COPD Medications

After researching the current medications prescribed for emphysema and COPD I was surprised when I realized the new medications that are still under patent do not stop the progress of the disease and so, naturally, they do not cure the emphysema and COPD either. 

I had worked in a hospital more than 20 years earlier and the medications they used then did not stop the progress of the emphysema and COPD but I thought surely by now they would have figured out what was causing the disease progression and developed medications that would at least stop its progression but they had not. I guess it is true, there is no money in curing emphysema and COPD, only in treating or "managing" these diseases.

After two and a half years of not smoking, my mother was in End Stage emphysema, on 4 liters of continuous supplemental oxygen and weighed only 77 pounds. I was literally watching my mother die right in front of my eyes. She began looking like all those patients I had seen many years earlier working at the hospital. They sat sadly in a wheelchair looking like "skin and bones."
I decided I was not giving up without a fight. I was not going to let my mother die like those patients had so many years earlier. If the pharmaceutical companies could not come up with anything better than this and neither could the medical industry then I would look elsewhere which is exactly what I did.

Emphysema and COPD Cure

I reasoned that there was something growing or proliferating in my mother's lungs and it was not being treated or even acknowledged by the doctors who saw my mother. I realized that this unknown pathogen had to be stopped if my mother was to survive this disease. I soon realized the reason the doctors were not alarmed when she arrived for each visit worse than before was that she was dying at the rate they expected her to die. 

Six Protocols That Reversed My Mom's Emphysema

After more than 6500 hours of research on emphysema and COPD, I developed six protocols that:
  1. Starve this unknown pathogen.
  2. Create an environment that disease cannot exist in.
  3. Liquefy the excess mucus so it can be coughed up and out of the lungs instead of dried up and left in the lungs as it does with Mucinex.
  4. Reduce the inflammation permanently instead of temporarily with prednisone, a dangerous corticosteroid.
  5. Restores the immune system by restoring the intestinal flora.
  6. Tears away the protective, bioelectric protein covering around the unknown pathogen.
  7. Amplifies the immune response.
All-in-all it took 17 months before my mother was completely well but she did completely recover from emphysema and COPD.

In Conclusion

My suggestion is visit my web site and read the pages especially the "Logic" page. If it makes sense to you then get a copy of my book, "How I Reversed My Mom's Emphysema."

If you are still skeptical and cannot follow the logic then do not buy the book and good luck to you. Make sure and ask your doctor if the drugs he or she is prescribing will stop the progress of emphysema and COPD or cure emphysema or COPD.

They will tell you my protocols are "quackery" yet they will offer no alternatives that will keep you alive or improve your condition. The choice is yours.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Reverse Emphysema: A Logical Approach



Emphysema Diagnosis


When my mother was diagnosed with emphysema I was worried. I had worked in a hospital many years earlier and remembered watching patients deteriorate, looking more disheveled with each successive visit. I knew they had most likely succumbed to the disease.

I hoped and prayed that the pharmaceutical industry had developed medications and emphysema treatments that would at least stop the progression of emphysema. After researching emphysema, chronic bronchitis and COPD for approximately 10 months I realized they had not. They had developed new medications that were supposed to slow the progress of the disease. Unfortunately, they had not developed one drug that would cure the disease or stop its progression.

Alternative Emphysema Treatment

Since I had no luck finding any effective emphysema treatments at the pharmaceutical web sites, I got back to basics. I had taken a graduate course in Pathology many years earlier and I remembered that all pathogens ate sugar. The only sugar available to them was the "systemic sugar" which was a result of overloading the body with sugar or sugary foods. The beta cells in the pancreas could not produce enough insulin quick enough so that it would actively transport the sugar across the cell membrane. (The function of insulin is active transport of sugar across the cell membrane so the cells can use it for energy.)

This systemic sugar provided a food supply to pathogens residing in our bodies. It appeared to me, even though it was ignored by my mother's doctors, that there was some residual pathogen still growing or proliferating in my mother's lungs. She had quit smoking yet her deterioration continued. The prescribed medications and emphysema treatments would mask a symptom temporarily. As soon as the drug wore off, the symptom was back and my mother was right back where she had started before taking the drug. The drugs seemed almost worthless.

I decided I would take sugar out of my mother's diet. What if this residual pathogen left over from my mother's 30+ years of smoking was proliferating because of the excess sugar in her diet? I not only removed all sugar from my mother's diet but I also eliminated simple carbohydrates such as bread and cereal as well as potatoes. I eliminated everything from her diet except protein like beef, pork, chicken and fish and fresh vegetables. I divided the vegetables in half and steamed the harder ones and made salads from the softer ones. It seemed as long as I made the meals tasty she was happy. I knew she would not be happy with this diet long. I knew she would miss bread and sweets soon so I watched her condition closely looking for any improvements.


The Improvement Begins

Amazingly after only two weeks she had improved. The improvement was not earth shattering but it was significant in that it was the only improvement she had shown since her diagnosis. She was still in End Stage Emphysema and still on 4 liters of supplemental oxygen 24/7 but she was no longer gasping for air most of the time. She was also eating a bit more food at each sitting. At first I thought it was because I was such a good cook but soon I realized it was her improving right before my eyes. This simple diet change based on real science, namely Pathology, was actually producing results and the prescribed medications and emphysema treatments were not other than the temporary masking of symptoms they provided.

The Research Begins

As my mother's condition slowly improved with this diet change I ramped up my research. I realized that the medical and pharmaceutical industries were not doing all that could be done for these emphysema, bronchitis and COPD patients. I began looking toward natural remedies, herbal health enhancements and high quality supplements that would produce actual improvement in my mother's condition. I know the drugs make a lot of money for the pharmaceutical companies and those who feel okay about investing in the stocks of these companies but they are not curing or stopping the progress of disease and in many cases their side-effects are worse than the symptoms they are supposed to treat.

Chronic Bronchitis: Eliminating Excess Mucus

One of the primary problems associated with bronchitis and especially chronic bronchitis is excess mucus production. This would not be such a problem if patients could cough up the mucus but it clumps together into large masses and coughing simply rustles it around in the lungs.

My mother took Mucinex like candy almost daily. It seemed like I was always on my way to Wal-Mart for more Mucinex. I eventually realized all it was doing was drying up the mucus. It was not eliminating it. I now think it was providing the substrate for the numerous secondary infections which required additional prescriptions for antibiotics.

In my research I found that mucus, or phlegm contains a high concentration of sulfur. These sulfur atoms form di-sulfide bonds with one another resulting in the large masses of mucus that could not be coughed up.

I found that N-acetyl-l-cysteine or NAC would break the di-sulfide bonds and essentially liquefy the mucus so my mother could easily cough it up. Finally she was getting this infection causing substance out of her body. This signaled the second significant improvement. My mother's doctors had told me that I should go ahead and give her Mucinex which along with the other crap they were prescribing was helping kill her off.

I no longer trusted her doctors and I knew for certain they had no solutions to the emphysema problem. I had already found two very simple solutions that worked better than anything they had prescribed. These two solutions were producing lasting improvements.

Need Additional Information?

If you would like additional information pick up a copy of the book, "How I Reversed My Mom's Emphysema." Follow the link below. Read the logic behind the cure and see if it doesn't make more sense than what you are currently being told about your disease.

I don't mean to be harsh but if all you are planning to do is take the emphysema medications and perform the emphysema treatments then you are not going to survive this disease! I made sure my mother took everything prescribed exactly as directed every day. After two and a half years she was in End Stage Emphysema, weighed only 77 pounds, required 4 liters of continuous, supplemental oxygen, could only sleep an hour at a time and only eat a small portion of food. She ad not smoked for this entire time! Her doctors were not upset because they expected her to die that year. Her primary care physician even put in her medical record that he needed to have a talk with the family so we would be accepting of the inevitable.

Complete Recovery from COPD and Emphysema

By December 2008 my mother's emphysema was cured. She had re-gained all of her weight and did not require any supplemental oxygen. She could eat a full plate of food and then some and had no trouble sleeping the entire night without waking.

Additional Reading:




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