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Pulmonary Fibrosis

Overview

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.

Hydrotherapy:

  • 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

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.

Hydrotherapy:

  • 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

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.

Supplements:

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

Vegetarian

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/

Ayurvedic Medicine

As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Pipalli and hirak rasayan are the two popular herbs that are used for respiratory conditions as they purify the blood and help to stimulate detoxification of lymphatic system.

Some of the herbal medicines used include: Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum), Bhruhat-Kantakari (Solanum indicum), Vasa (Adhatoda vasaka), Yashtimadhuk (Glycerrhiza glabra),  Behada (Terminalia bellerica), Bharangee (Clerodendron serratum), Kushtha (Saussurea lappa), Dhatura (Dhatura fastuosa) and Pushkarmool (Inula racemosa).

Two well-known herbs recommended in ayurveda are ashwaganda which is excellent for healing irritated lung tissue, and schisandra which is also very effective because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

To help ease symptoms, Ayurvedic physicians recommend boiling two to three cloves of raw, organic garlic in water. Once the cloves become tender, crush them, add to the water and drink the entire mixture in order to relief chest pain and ease breathing.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Xing Su San (apricot kernel and perilla leaf powder);   Du Qi Wan (capital Qi pill) and Zhi Gan Cao Tang (honey-fried licorice decoction.)

Doederlein’s Spikemoss herb (Latin name: Herba Selaginellae Doederleinii) is also a Chinese herb that is recommended.

Acupuncture has also proved successful.

Aromatherapy

Inhaling the steamed vapors of the essential oils of eucalyptus and pine can help relieve symptoms, as can massaging the essential oils of cedarwood, eucalyptus, or peppermint into the chest once or twice each day.

To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.

Homeopathic Medicine

Owing to the principles behind homeopathy it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription.  Find your closest Homeopath here

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Arsenic Album, ipecauc, Natrum Sulph, Phosphorous, Antim Tart, Cuprum Met, Nux Vomica, Stannum  Met, Causticum, Sepia, Silicea, Hepar Sulph, Lachesis, Kali Sulph, Kreosote, Arsenic Iod, Kali Bi, Belladonna, Bryonia Alba, Rhus Tox, Tuberculinum, and many other medicines.

Herbs

Useful herbs for managing symptoms include coltsfoot tea and thyme, both of which can help reduce the build-up of mucus and sputum in the lungs and respiratory tract. Peppermint tea can also be used for this purpose. Anise oil mixed with honey can be helpful when taken before each meal. Ephedra can help reduce coughing and bronchial spasms, while mullein can aid in eliminating fluid build-up in the lungs and fighting and preventing associated infection. Other useful herbs include comfrey, fennel seed, fenugreek, licorice root, red poppy flowers, rosehips, rosemary, slippery elm, violet, and white horehound. Hemp – particularly in oil form – can resolve inflammation in the lungs. One dessertspoon per day is recommended.

Turmeric is also recommended.

Other

Licorice Capsules – these are possibly the most effective supplement to calm down the overactive B cells so that the immune system stops attacking the lungs. It promotes healthy production of natural steroids from the Adrenal. These steroids are more effective than drug steroids and are in the form the body needs to help overcome inflammation, restore adrenal function and re-balance the immune system. Liquorice also has the property of being a good lung expectorant.

Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful for relieving symptoms: Carrot, celery, potatoes, spinach, wheatgrass, watercress, and one clove of garlic; barley juice with a clove of squeezed garlic; and the combined juices of grape, orange, lemon, and black currant.

Improving Indoor Air Quality: Improving the quality of your indoor air, both at home and at work, is an essential self-care step for helping to treat and prevent respiratory conditions, including bronchitis. Healthy air is warm, free of pollutants and odors, has a relative humidity of between 35 to 60 percent, and is high in oxygen and negative ions (3,000 to 6,000 negative ions per cubic centimeter). Today’s technology makes it easy to ensure that your indoor air meets the above criteria. A negative ion generator can not only increase the oxygen and negative ion content of indoor air, but can also cleanse it of harmful animal dander, bacteria, dust, mold, pollen, and viruses. Moreover, negative ions help to soothe and repair damaged mucosa of the nasal, lung, and bronchial pathways. For best results, choose a self-regulating negative ion generator that emits at least one trillion negative ions per second.

You should also use a humidifier to keep your indoor air moist, especially during winter months, when air tends to be drier. Choose a warm mist unit. Adding plants to your home and work environments can also help keep air moist. Certain plants, such as chrysanthemums, philodendron, and spider plants, can also help to keep your air free of circulating dust and microorganisms, since they act as natural air filters.

Also be sure that your home and work environments are properly ventilated, and avoid the use of synthetic materials in your home and workplace, including plastics.

Lifestyle: Avoid exposure to second hand smoke and excessively cold or dry air. Also make it a point to get plenty of good sleep each night, sleeping in an environment that is free of dust and contains warm, moist air.

Exercise:

Yoga – The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.

Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.

Qigong –Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body.  See article section for more information about the art of qigong.

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/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php

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/healthblog/squeaky_clean.php

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/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php

Video

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

Research

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

Andrea Butje | Aromahead andrea@aromahead.com – aromatherapy

Carrie Vitt deliciouslyorganic@yahoo.com – organic food recipes.

David Spector-NSR/USA david024@nsrusa.org – meditation, stress

Judith Hoad judithhoad@gmail.com – herbalist.

Lillian Bridges lillian@lotusinstitute.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.

Rakesh  GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Kath May kathrynmay@talktalk.net – reiki, tai chi.

Monika monika@healingmuse.com – aromatherapy.

Joanne Callaghan – joanne@tftrx.com   www.RogerCallahan.com Thought Field Therapy (TF) releasing unresolved emotions, stress and illness.

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