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Pulmonary Fibrosis


Pulmonary fibrosis – or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) – is a rare and poorly-understood lung condition that causes scarring of the lungs. It gets worse over time and is often fatal.

The most common symptom is shortness of breath, often when physically active, which can get worse over time.

At first, many people ignore their breathlessness (especially older patients) and blame it on getting old or being out of shape. However, as the disease progresses and lung damage becomes more severe, breathlessness can develop even with minor physical activity such as getting dressed or having a shower.

Other symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis include:

  • a persistent dry cough
  • tiredness
  • loss of appetite and weight loss

In up to half of all cases, there is also a change in the shape of the finger and toenails. This thickening of tissue at the base of the finger and toenails is known as digital clubbing. The exact cause of clubbing is unknown, but it can occur in people with various chest and heart diseases.

Secondary conditions

There can also be secondary conditions related to IPF. These can include:

Chest infection – you will have an increased risk of developing chest and airway infections such as:

  • bronchitis – an infection of the airway of the lungs
  • pneumonia – an infection of the air sacs of your lungs
  • influenza (flu)

Pulmonary hypertension

Around a third of people with IPF will also go on to develop pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension is when blood pressure inside the arteries that connect the lungs to the heart is dangerously high.

Heart failure

Heart failure, where the heart is unable to pump enough blood around the body, can develop when the condition becomes severe.

This is due to a combination of factors, including a build-up of blood in the right side of the heart (the side that pumps blood to the lungs), which develops because it is difficult to pump blood through the scarred lung tissue. The poor supply of oxygen from the diseased lungs to the heart muscle also contributes to heart failure.

It is not known exactly how idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) occurs or why some people are more prone to developing it. Idiopathic means having no known cause.

It is thought that IPF is triggered when cells that line the lung alveoli (air sacs) become damaged. Affected cells try to repair themselves but the process becomes uncontrolled, resulting in thickening and scarring (fibrosis) of the alveoli and surrounding lung tissue. The amount of oxygen that can pass from the lungs into the blood is then significantly reduced.

A number of factors have been suggested as possible triggers for the initial damage to the cells lining the alveoli, including:

  • Cigarette smoking. The disease is more common in current smokers or those who have smoked in the past.
  • Viral infections such as the Epstein-Barr virus orhepatitis C.
  • Breathing in wood dust and / or metal dust – people in occupations where this can occur, such as carpentry, have a slightly higher risk of developing IPF
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), a condition where the acid from your stomach rises back up into your throat. This may be accidentally inhaled into the lungs, causing damage to the alveoli.
  • Genetic tendency. The condition appears to run in some families.

As IPF is such a rare condition it is hard to estimate how much of an impact these risk factors can have on your chance of developing IPF.

Most experts agree that the two most significant risk factors are:

  • being a smoker or having smoked in the past
  • exposure to wood and metal dust

As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here

Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:

Health protocols

Detoxification Therapy:

  • Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
  • Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic.  Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water.   It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.


  • We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body.  Read more about colonics by clicking here.  Find a practitioner here.
  • Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state.  During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Water www.drinkrealwater.com/
  • Take a bath as often as possible up to once a day with two litres of 35% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide. shoppingcart.purehealthsystems.com/?Click=4464

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It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:

  • Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
  • Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
  • Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
  • Avoid all fast food restaurants.
  • Avoid all canned food.
  • Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows.  If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.


Serrepeptase is recommended as this enzyme will thin mucous so it can be expelled from the lungs and lymph system. It will also calm the immune system.

Cod liver oil is also recommended. One dessertspoon a day.

  • Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day nc.vitaminstrength.com for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
  • Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met.  The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product.  You can find more details here kevintrudeaudailylifesessentials.com/
  • Take an Omega 3 supplement:

Krill oil

Fish oil

Cod liver oil


Prescription and non-prescription medication:

What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking?  Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this   illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.

We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually dis-ease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:

  • We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body.  Read more about colonics by clicking here.  Find a practitioner here.
  • Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state. During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Water www.drinkrealwater.com/

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Serrapeptase, the miracle cure: www.naturalnews.com/026360_serrapeptase_natural_health.html

Traditional Chinese Medicine  – Ancient Healing www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php

The best way to cleansing and purification of the body  www.naturalcures.com/recommends/

Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters/

Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf

Squeaky Clean (Colonic Irrigation) www.naturalcures.com/squeaky-clean

Colloidal Silver NC_Newsletter_09-08.pdf

Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf   

Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf

Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf

Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf

Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com


Living with pulmonary fibrosis: www.empowher.com/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis/content/pulmonary-fibrosis-how-are-you-affected-disease

EFT for treating disease www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html


Turmeric for lung health: www.naturalnews.com/023287_turmeric_curcumin_disease.html

The importance of digestive enzymes for pulmonary disease: www.naturalnews.com/026909_enzymes_digestive_health.html

Further Information (links and books)

Pulmonary Fibrosis: Coping With a Terminal Disease by Robert Post; Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis by Jesse Russell and Ronald Cohn; Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (Lung Biology in Health and Disease) by Joseph P. Lynch III

Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics by John McKenna

by Bernie S Siegel

The Healing Power of Nature Foods: 50 Revitalizing Superfoods & Lifestyle Choices To Promote Vibrant Health by Susan Smith Jones

Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch

Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green

Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen

Colloidal Silver: The Natural Antibiotic Alternative by Zane Baranowski

The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal

The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine

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David Spector-NSR/USA [email protected] – meditation, stress

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