Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Posted by John Jp (Buffalo, NY) on 09/20/2014

I should warn you that hydrogen peroxide is reactive and corrosive. If you combine it with other stuff it will break down the other stuff, rendering it useless or converting it into other stuff that is either useless or harmful that you don't want in your body. So only inhale H2O2 if you haven't inhaled other treatments in a few hours, and will not be inhaling other treatments in a few hours. AVOID all treatments containing metals (silver, magnesium, etc) for 24 hours if using H2O2.

If my breathing has been really bad for a while, H2O2 helped sometimes. But it seems that whatever "cleaning" effect it has, it had no more beneficial effects after the lungs were cleaned with it. Perhaps people who are frequently breathing dirty environments, pollution, smoke, or regularly getting lung infections can benefit from regular use of H2O2.

Otherwise a few days in a row for cleaning out the lungs every few weeks or months might be good enough for some in good, clean, safe, healthy environments.

People with air filters, AC, & relatively clean air around them may not see any improvement from regular H2O2 treatments.

You may not need to mix H2O2 with distilled water. Pour a teaspoon of H2O2 in a small glass of your tap water. If it doesn't bubble or foam like crazy, or only bubbles a little bit, there's not much bad in it to react to, so you can mix it with ordinary tap water.

I've read coffee and caffeine may be bad for COPD. It turns out it is only bad for some of the meds you may be taking.

My COPD was so bad that I couldn't walk across the room or go to the bathroom without desperately gasping for air. Getting laid off because of breathing problems, losing my health insurance, & being on a tight budget, I gave up coffee because I could no longer afford it, and they said it was bad for me.

After some research I had discovered that caffeine is very similar chemically to some meds used to treat COPD. I traced my steps back to the last time I could walk across a room without gasping for air. It was before I ran out of coffee and gave it up!

I desperately went to my cabinet and got out some caffeine tablets I had from the days of my night-shift work, and took a tablet. These were the bigger strong ones. I used to only use a half a tablet for night-work because they were so strong. But for this experiment I took a whole one.

A whole one was too much. Got the shakes, and an uneasy stomach. Breathing only improved slightly during the first hour. During the second hour, breathing was remarkably better. After the second hour I was breathing better than I had in months!

The speedy/hyper effects of the caffeine had diminished considerably after a couple hours, but the breathing was still improving. I continued to breathe much better for 5 hours after taking the caffeine, before I noticed my breathing was starting to get slightly worse again.

I continued experimenting with different doses at different times to see what worked best. Rather than buy more coffee, I continued on using the caffeine "stay awake" tablets to formulate an accurate dosage/treatment scheme.

This is what works for me these days. I take a normal cup of coffee in the morning with a small caffeine tablet. The tablets are about half the size of the original ones, so are much weaker. It turns out more is NOT better. So if you have one of those special or exotic coffee makers that deliver a very strong caffeinated beverage, you might want to skip the tablets entirely.

Caffeine is a drug and a stimulant. If you have too much it will de-sensitze you to it, causing you to need more with less of the beneficial effect. Also too much will make you hyper or nervous so you'll burn more oxygen and get an upset stomach. So be sensible. Use only what you need, using too much will only make things worse.

I usually don't need any more caffeine for at least 5 hours. At that time, around lunch time or hours after, another ordinary cup of coffee is enough. But if my breathing has gotten considerably worse, I may take only 1/2 of one of those small caffeine tablets with the coffee. Again, I must stress, if you are having a strong coffee or strong caffeinated beverage you may skip the tablet.

AVOID Red Bull or other caffeinated beverages and energy drinks that may have other stuff in them you don't want or may be bad for you and your other treatments!

Just before, during, or after dinner time (depending on my breathing) I may have another cup of coffee. Many days I can skip it because I'm still breathing good enough. Other days if it has gotten real bad, I'll take another half a caffeine tablet with the coffee.

Again, I must stress, more or too much is NOT better. Take only the amount of caffeine you need to breath a little better. Taking too much will de-sensitize you to it, and the treatment won't work or work well anymore. Don't be impatient. You may notice only a slight improvement after 20-60 minutes of taking caffeine. The significant improvement will happen after the first hour, and continue for many hours.

2-4 hours before bedtime I might have another cup of coffee if my breathing is getting bad again. That way the speedy effects are almost worn off by bedtime so I can sleep well. However if my breathing is so bad that I can't get ready for bed or sleep safely, I'll also take a half a caffeine tablet with the coffee, and decide to stay up a few hours later until my breathing is better.

I find usually if I had a caffeine tablet or a half of one with my coffee, the next time or the next 2 times I do not need a caffeine tablet with my coffee, or can go longer without coffee. The tablets I'm using now only have about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. So a cup with a tablet is like having 2 coffees. A cup with a half a tablet is like having a large coffee.

So I'm only having the equivalent of 4-6 regular ordinary cups of coffee a day in caffeine, and unlike the coffee guzzlers at work or at most jobs, it's spread out through the whole day, not just squeezed into an 8 hour work shift.

Check with your doctor to make sure it's safe to drink coffee with the meds you're taking. However, if you're having very strong coffee, or taking caffeine tablets, you might want to stop taking the other meds for that day anyway & see how things go.

Caffeine can conflict with other meds... especially meds that are stimulants that have ingredients in them that end in the letters "ene" or "ine", or steroids. They do not mix well with coffee.

So if caffeine is so similar to other COPD meds chemically why aren't doctors recommending it, or telling you to avoid it? Doctors and drug companies won't make much money if they tell you ordinary cheap coffee is almost the same thing as the meds.

I've recently changed my coffee recipe for even better results. A slightly weaker coffee with a little chocolate, sugar, and milk is even better. They say avoid sugar because it burns O2. BS! Any energy you burn will require O2. Sugar is the quickest was to ingest energy without spending a lot of resources & O2 digesting and processing it. So unless you're already overweight, enjoy your sugar.

I use a weaker cup of instant coffee now. Only a single level teaspoon of cheap generic instant coffee in hot water. 2.5 teaspoons of sugar. 1 heaping teaspoon of Nesquick instant chocolate milk (also has a little caffeine & antioxidants in it), and 1 heaping teaspoon of dry milk. Don't worry if you're lactose intolerant, a teaspoon of low fat dry milk doesn't have enough lactose to bother most people. So you're getting a little protein, vitamin D, calcium, energy & other nutrients with every cup. It's also delicious.

The little bit of low fat dry milk won't generate extra mucus, or slimy spit. I've tried many different recipes over almost a year now. The chocolate instant coffee recipe seems to improve the breathing the best.

The second best was cinnamon (lots of antioxidant) instead of chocolate in the coffee. But I had to use 3 heaping teaspoons of sugar instead of 2.5 for the taste & energy boost I needed. Yum!

With the new chocolate recipe, on a good day, I only need a caffeine tablet with the coffee in the the morning and can avoid more tablets with the coffee for the rest of the day or until the evening. Some good days I may only have 2 cups!

But there are still occasionally bad days where I still need a half tablet with every cup (up to 6 cups a day) to get through a day even with the chocolate.

Grapefruit juice is another daily treatment I use. Again, it had chemicals similar to some meds you may be taking so check with your doctor first or discontinue the meds for the day to see how it works for you. It is safe to take grapefruit juice with caffeine though.

Grapefruit juice is also some pretty potent stuff, so more is not better, and too much can make things worse. Because I need to sleep at night, I usually take about 8 oz. of grapefruit juice after dinner or a couple hours before bedtime. That way I need very little or no caffeine to help me breathe & can sleep better.

Air conditioning! Humidity is the enemy for most of us.That's why it's better to take a bath than a shower too. Showers put too much humidity into the air.

Keep the air cool and dry. Humidity of 40% is ideal for COPD sufferers. Some people can't take it much drier than that, but others are fine down to 0%. Keep it cool. The molecules & oxygen in the air are closer together at cooler temperatures. So you're getting more O2 per breath when the air is cooler.

Blow up a balloon in the hot sun on a hot humid day. Then put the balloon in the fridge for an hour. See how much it shrank? There's just as much O2 in there as before but it's more concentrated so takes up less space. More O2 per breath!

Wear heavy sweatshirts, hoodies, and sweatpants & other warm stuff inside to keep warm, and crank up the AC. Keep it in the 60s F (16-21C) to breathe better. The cool dry are will also slow or stop the growth of mold & bacteria that can be growing in the walls, drains, under the toilet rim, litter box, & other places you can't see it. That stuff thrives on warm or humid damp air.

Don't let the air get stale and de-oxygenated though. Crack the windows open at least a couple times a day to refresh the air. Even in the freezing winter. Turn up the heat or sit in front of an electric heater while the air is being refreshed in winter. It won't take long to refresh the air a little so you can close them again.

Cooking consumes a lot of O2, expels CO, CO2, dirties up the air, and heats the place up, so it's the best time to crack open the kitchen window to let in fresh air during winters.

Can afford that? Keep a small safe room that is always air conditioned, air filtered, and regularly refreshed, to retreat to... like your bedroom. It's pretty cheap to keep 1 small room conditioned well to escape to. Put a TV, computer, and projects to do in there to pass the time with on bad breathing days.

Avoid fireplaces, wood stoves, campfires, and other open flames & fires. They're very, very, bad for COPD. I have to stay home for Christmas and Thanksgiving because family insists they must have logs burning on a fire even though I can't breathe. Ironically my Mom passed away with COPD, but they have forgotten she couldn't breathe near a wood fire either.

Don't like the nasty looks they give me when I start coughing up goo either, so I'm glad to stay home during the holidays anyway.

Air filters! Although your small 400-500 watt window AC has a filter in it that helps, it will only trap large particles or hair, & a few contaminants may condense and stick to the cold damp AC core to be drained to the outside (so yes, they will clean the air a little). Even if you can only afford a couple $40 walmart portable air filters for a small bedroom they do help a lot. H2O2 may not help much if you're already breathing relatively clean air most of the time or overnight when the dirt settles in the lungs the most.

The disposable filters inside can cost almost as much as the units, & may need to be replaced in 3 months. But there's ways around that. Open up the unit to get at the replaceable filters. Tape a thin, cheap, sheet of single ply generic toilet paper over the front of the paper filter assembly. The cheapest version of Scot toilet paper works best for me. Replace the paper every 1-2 months (if you have pets & kids around once a month). The replaceable filters in mine have lasted 19 months so far, and seems like I'll get them to last over 2 years.

I used to desperately gasp for air just walking across the room or going to the bathroom every day for months. With the caffeine, grapefruit juice, AC, & filters, I can get most of my household chores, cooking, and eating done almost every day good enough. I can walk 8 blocks to get groceries, & carry them home, taking a rest for a few minutes every block or so now.

I live on the second floor. I can go downstairs to check my mail every day without much problems now. No cure, but much better than before.

Posted by Prioris
Fl
09/21/2014
266 Posts
My past research on COPD and other respiratory diseases causes me to conclude that fungus infections are behind them. Have you tried systemic anti fungals medicine and if so, how have they helped?
Posted by Prioris
Fl, US
09/21/2014
266 Posts
My past research on COPD and other respiratory diseases causes me to conclude that fungus infections are behind them. Have you tried systemic anti fungals medicine and if so, how have they helped.

Posted by Harold (New Market, Maryland) on 05/30/2012

Hello Ted, I read your blog religiously because there is so much information that can be helpful now as well as in the future if needed. I was recently exposed to apparently a pretty large amount of Ozone when a house was being treated for mold and removal of unwanted odors. Later that evening I was barely able to breathe and drove myself to emergency room at 3:00am. I was diagnosed with Bronchospasm/COPD.

I am ready to try some of the remedies listed under COPD within your blog but I am wondering if there might be a specific protocol for Ozone induced Bronchospasm/COPD. I've already ordered CoQ10, Curcumin, Oil of Oregano, and N-Acetyl Cysteine. I also have a good quantity of steam distilled water but purchased celtic sea salt if recommended. I look forward to your rapid response. Thanks, Harold

Posted by Rev. Concetta (Warren, Mi) on 04/07/2012

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Dear Earth Clinic, I wanted to share my story with you, your readers as I have found your site very useful-

I smoked for over twenty years and in 2004 was diagnosed with COPD, I stopped smoking, changed my diet, and got on with life- In 2007 my health began a fairly steady decline, I would go to work and feel fatigued, constant headaches, loss of appetitie- I truly thought I was dying and hopeless, I found earth clinic and tried the H2O2 diluted in water, now for me this paticular cure did not seem to help, though I know it has for many- By 2009 I was in a terrible state, not only with the COPD but with the addition of Multiple Chemical Sensetivity, after exposure to my workplace I would get headaches so severe that I would sleep for 12 to 14 hours, I had intense leg muscle pain, sinus problems, fatigue... Oh it went on and on- I was fired from my job, even though I requested accomodations, I requested that air fresheners, perfumes be banned and that I would be notified when spraying pesticides, and the use of organic cleaning solutions... After three years working for a state funded non-profit, I was let go because they did not want to trample on other people's rights to be fragrant or become the perfume police- Now I am out of work and sick, had to apply for disability, because I could not find a non toxic work environment, I could not work outside as the cold took my breath away and walking any distance was out of the question- So after 3 bouts of Pnuemonia in two years, being placed on three different inhalers I still felt awful- I had to make a choice to die like this or to find something that would help- After much research and trial and error, realizing that every cure does not work for everyone (DON"T GIVE UP! ) I have found a good combination for my body- I take;

Vitamin C 1000 mg 1 tab 3x a day Super Cayenne 100,000 HU 1 tab 3x a day Full spectrum Mullein Leaf 500 mg 1tab 2x a day Ashwagandha 450 mg 2 caps 1x a day Swanson's Lung Essentials 2 caps 2x per day Calcium w/Mag and Vitamin D 1,000 mg 2 caps 2x per day Marshmallow Root 500 mg 1 cap 1x per day Capsicum w/ eucalyptus nasal spray 2x per day Tumeric 1/4 spoon dissolved in warm milk 3x per week Juiced garlic mixed with apple cider vinegar and honey a shot mixed with warm water 1x per day

I plan on adding MSM to this mix-

So it has been two weeks in and the difference is notable, I can breathe much easier, I can walk further, I can clean my house without having to sit down every five minutes, I feel I have more energy, return of appetite, better sleep, headaches are gone, sinus problems, pressure, running nose, are slight and I think I have less senstivity to chemical fragrances, I'm still testing this but will keep you updated- I am still taking my inhalers as prescribed, but may attempt to cut down usage and see how that goes... I hope this may serve to offer hope to someone else suffering, there is a way, you just have to find what works for you- Much Love and Many Blessings-

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Posted by Ginta (Phoenix, Arizona, Usa) on 11/29/2012

[YEA]  I am 63 and have severe COPD from smoking since I was about 16. I've had chronic bronchitis for a number of years and recently found some articles on using N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) for clearing phlem, so I bought some from a local health food store. I've been taking 1200mg/day and am amazed at the results - after just one day I was coughing up a lot, but the phlem was foamy rather than thick and sticky. It's been over a week now that I've been taking the NAC and my coughing has lessened significantly. I am now also taking serrapeptase and niacin.

I was recently given a nebulizer machine by someone who's friend passed away from his COPD (he was 81 and had three nasty bouts of pneumonia) and have ordered some hoses/mouthpieces and some liquid DMSO, MSM and colloidal silver to try Ted's DMSO treatments to further help clear my lungs. I'll post an update after a few weeks.

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Posted by Robert (Martinez, Ca) on 05/26/2010

For those with C.O.P.D. & other respiratory ailments, please check research on 'natural microdose DNA' which is not a product name but a natural substance with research & use for humans & also in the veterinary fields. The price for the product is very reasonable for its effectiveness & is available to all as it is not a drug.

Posted by Vicki
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
05/27/2010
[YEA]   Hi everybody. I'd like support what Robert said about Natural Microdose DNA. I've got an earlier post about my father using this product for his emphysema. He's improving all the time. His peak flow meter has risen even further from my previous post, written three weeks ago. It's now rarely below 200 and several times has been 220. He made more rapid progress when he started putting the drops underneath his tongue instead of on top of his tongue as he had been doing. I've just ordered another bottle from iherb.com. It costs me $NZ60 for one bottle plus courier to New Zealand, which only takes six days. Of course, this would be less in US dollars. A bottle lasts about two months at the normal dose, so it's pretty cheap, especially for something that actually works!! Obviously, other places sell it, apart from iherb.com, but if you go to their site and put "Natural Microdose DNA" or "Salmon DNA" in the search box, the product will come up and you will be able to read some very positive customer reviews about it. I hope it can help some of you with respiratory conditions, like it is helping Dad.

All the best,
Vicki

Posted by Linda
Jefferson City, Mo U.s.a.
10/21/2010
I am sending this to Vicki from New Zealand and the natural microdose DNA that she purchased for her father. I went to www.iherb.com and could not find it. I did email them and told them that I needed some assistance in locating this product. They emailed me back and said that they could not find it either. I really would like to try some. Could you advise what to do next? I hope your father is doing wonderful. He does not know how lucky he is to have a caring, loving person there to help him out. You go girl!!! Thanks Linda
Posted by K
Good Ole, Usa
11/19/2010
2 Posts
Try typing in Salmon DNA like I did. She said to search for it that way. I found it. Good luck.
Posted by Warren
Costa Mesa, Calif., Usa
11/21/2010
Google Mucolyxir. There you have your Natural Microdose DNA
Posted by Pattianne
Federal Way, Washington, Usa
01/31/2011
[YEA]   After numerous searches & great difficulty I found this product... Called Mucolyxir from an organic pharmacy in NC. High daily dose of D3 (do get tested! ), a garlic/habanero pepper tincture, systemic enzymes and daily exercise have kept me pneumonia free for the first year in over 10 yrs. This is a blessing and I hope you find yours! Not all products work for all people.

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Posted by Robert (Nokomis, Florida/ Usa) on 07/07/2011

I have COPD (emphysema). You mention Tes about cayene peppers, mullim & etc. Do you mix this for inhalation? When I do my nebulizer treatment what do I mix to get the Avioli working and excrete the junk! Now I do a regular nebuliser treatment with 0.83 albuterol. I do inhale eculyptus in the moring from its bottle. What else? I do Advair and spiriva... That is for everybody I guess. Help Me Please, Bob

Posted by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
07/08/2011
read up on h2o2 inhalation, here on this site.

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Posted by Jerroll (Humble, Texas,usa) on 11/17/2010

I've just started OP with Sunflower oil. I have been told that I have COPD with 1/4 decrease in lung function. Has anyone been helped with OP ? If so what oil should I use?

Posted by Livia
The Woodlands, Tx
11/18/2010
Based on all I've read about OP'ing, you may have to try different oils to find what works best for you. I also wanted to mention a couple of other possibly useful aids: one is serrapeptase, which is a supplement that dissolves fibrotic lesions in the body. Some folks with copd'ers are breathing more easily since using that. Be careful if you tend to bleed easily, though, or are taking a blood thinner. The other idea is to find a breathing technique that works for you. Life Lift and Bodyflex are two funny-looking ones that can help a lot. Fine for most people, unless you have high blood pressure or glaucoma, (or are pregnant, which I'm thinking doesn't apply to you). I've seen a demo of the bodyflex breath on youtube before. The life lift version is slower and gentler (the bodyflex founder learned it from the life lift lady, actually. )


Basically, you gently blow all the air out of your lungs through your mouth, as if blowing through a tube... A martial arts article explained that there are multiple benefits to doing it this way, btw... Then a big inhale through the nose (smile to open up your nostrils to their widest), hold a second or three, then blast the air out, and pop your lips as you say "Paaaaaaaah. " It isn't vocalized, it's just air. Then you hold your breath and suck in your gut as if rolling up your abs. In fact, there is a yoga move like this. Hold your breath. With practice, you will feel the suction as you do it, and when you release the air and hear a sucky sound. Hold as long as you feel comfortable holding your breath, but you don't need to go longer than a count of eight or so, and repeat. Fifteen minutes a day should dramatically help oxygenation and lung flexibility. If you have contraindications for that sort of breathing, then incorporating any gentler, intentional breathing exercises into your day should be a must on your daily to-do list.

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Posted by Lucille (Waycross, Ga) on 11/30/2012

[YEA]  I knew it was wonderful for cold and flu but I read up on it and it said for chronic conditions take two with every meal. So copd is chronic condition. I tried it an what a blessing to me. It helps with the mucus and just makes you feel better. I hope this helps somebody.

Posted by Megg
North Vernon, Indiana
12/03/2012
Does it help with the breathing? is it safe? :)

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Posted by Terri (Kailua, Hawaii) on 09/12/2014

I have severe copd and I quit smoking 14 months ago. I take advair 500/50 diskus and I take Ipratropium Bromide o.5mg and Albuterol Sulfate 3 mg for my nebulizer. I can actually go days without using the nebulizer but I can't seem to go without the advair. I don't want to rely on drugs, I would much rather do natural remedies. However, I have tried quite a few and nothing seems to help and I end up having to go back on my advair. I tried that enzyme Serrapeptese but that made me worse. I do get lots of sunshine and I take vitamin a along with ginger and magnesium. Any suggestions on a natural alternative for the advair? I'll take any suggestions you have. Thanks--Terri V.

Posted by Mama to Many
Tennessee
09/12/2014
714 Posts
Dear Terri,

It sounds like you are making good progress with your health!

You might want to add turmeric to what you are doing. The advair contains a steroid to prevent inflammation. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory herb. You can take a teaspoon twice a day with a little black pepper to make it work better. Some take it in capsules. Some take it in milk.

We have had success with using hydrogen peroxide in a nebulizer and I believe I have read about people with COPD doing this. We use 5 drops of hydrogen peroxide and 35 drops of distilled water in the medicine cup. Of course, then you will be back to using the nebulizer daily again. (I would do this at least twice a day.)

Also, a friend of a friend was diagnosed with COPD twelve years ago. She started taking "Clear Lungs" and has not had any trouble since. Unfortunately, it is not cheap and she still takes it. But she is doing very well.

I hope you will find some solutions that will work well for you!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Mytake
Wilmington, De
09/13/2014
2 Posts
[YEA]   Terri, I wanted to respond to taking Advair. I have to take the low dose Advair every other day but I am weaning myself of it by doing the following and it seems to be working. Here is what I am doing.

1 tsp organic turmeric, 1/2 tsp of black pepper, 1 tablespoon of virgin organic coconut oil, 1 packet of stevia, half of a lemon (squeezed juice), in 8 oz of hot green tea. Add a little raw honey if the stevia doesn't do it for you. This method of drinking the turmeric and the pepper (which potentiates the curcumin in the turmeric REALLY helps the inflammation. Also, there is a substance in coconut oil that helps the flexibility of the lungs. Anyway, it seems to be working for me...and there is so many reasons to take turmeric.....give this a solid try for 6 months. I wish you all the best!

Posted by Freda (Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada) on 08/06/2012

I have been reading everyone's post on COPD remedies ( dsmo, msm, hydrogen perxoide etc... I would like to know if anyone has used Ted's remedy for the MSM and DMSO and found it to be effective?? Or can anyone suggest a remedy/cure that has worked for them.

I have moderate to severe COPD and can really use help on a safe and effective cure for this horrible disease.

Thanks!!!

Posted by Freda (Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada) on 06/25/2012

Can anyone suggest some advice for COPD. I was diagnosed with it for 5 years and it is getting worse. I would like some advice on what may help it.

Posted by Gloria
Portland, Or
06/26/2012
4 Posts
Coenzyme Q-10 (or, more simply - Co-Q-10) is great for COPD. This is an enzyme that is naturally produced by the human body, naturally present, but that declines with age. Also, many prescription drugs (like those for high blood pressure, statins, and diabetes drugs) will deplete CoQ10. I'm 56 and take 100 mg per day; a 90 year old friend of mine takes 300 mg per day (i. e. 100 mg 3 x per day). It has helped us both tremendously (and yes, my friend has been diagnosed with COPD). What I find is that it increases my physical energy in a wonderful way. In the US, you can find CoQ10 at Trader Joe stores, on the internet through discount vitamin sources, at any local health food store, etc.

Good Luck!

Posted by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
06/26/2012
Hi Freda - Have you tried any of the Earth Clinic's remedies? Here are the links for COPD, as well as lung diseases and infections:

http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/COPD.html

http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/lungs.html

I've heard good things about serrapeptase but it was usually from testimonials on Web sites that sell the product. However, if you do an Internet search for serrapeptase and COPD, you may find some valid research. Hope you find something that will work for you. Best wishes, Bess

Posted by Dcky
Anson, Maine
06/28/2012
Dr Becker on t.v. daily m/f suggests taking cordyceps/royal jelly to slow progression. I would also try a product called breath easy tea from health food store.

Posted by Sheila (Worcester, Ma) on 11/20/2011

I was diagnosed with COPD mild to moderate, about a month ago. I was given an inhaler combivent, and see the DOC in 3 months. I FEEL AT A LOSS AS TO WHAT TO DO! All I HEAR IS CHRONIC! I HAVEN'T SMOKED IN SIX YEARS WHAT CAN I DO TO improve my condition or at the very least stabalize it? I GET A DIFFERENT STORY from natural food stores; THEY TRY TO SELL ME EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN WITH NO REGARD HOW DIFFERENT HERBS WILL REACT WITH OTHERS WHERE DO I Start? NOT short of BREATH, BUT I DO FEEL PRESSURE ON MY abdomen. Doc told me to lose weight. Any feedback would be appreciated.

sheila

Posted by Colin (Armagh, Northern Ireland) on 03/22/2011

what are dmso and msn and where do you get it from for copd?

Posted by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
03/23/2011
900 Posts
I have read a couple of good books on MSM which also mention DMSO. I will try to post the reviews on the book section as soon as I can. Both give you a lot of information.

Posted by Tim (Ashland, Ky) on 07/26/2010

My father has severe COPD with other complications; he takes heart medicine, diuretics' for retaining fluid and has been on oxygen 24/7 for over 10 years. He can't walk no more than about 12 steps before gasping for air. He also has really thick secretions of phlegm. I use the H202 morning and night and I can tell significant differences in breathing, energy and less back pain. I'm 48 and he is 73. He was a smoker since age 10 and myself for 32 years before quitting. What would you suggest to give him some relief?

Posted by Pat721
Alpine, Tn
03/26/2011
Tim, Will try to keep this short. I've had COPD past 6 yrs. Have recently tried h2o2 internally from 3 drops to 25 drops (which was just too strong) stopped taking - mistake - back on 10 drops in small glass of juice. Also taking internally through nebulizer. Not doing physicians prescribed nebulizer medicine. Not coubhing anything up - never did.

You might want to try your dad on the nebulizer once in awhile - but I prefer the h2o2 over other.

As for getting sick - we (husband and I) don't. We take in orally 3 drops of oil when ever we go out in public. We also take lots and lots of supplements

Another important point - a MUST - you and your dad need to do the breathing exercises described a little bit above your post of 7/6/10

Next you and your dad need to exercise. I use cans of vegies as weights to exercise my arms. I'm planning on purchasing a mini stationary bike for inhouse exercises. If you have any questions or comments email me at pfhpersonal(at)hotmail(dot)com

Posted by Taylor (Sydney, Nsw, Australia) on 12/09/2009

My aunty has COPD very severely and has never touched a cigarette in her life. Your research is very helpful but unfortunately not for us. She has had to move very far from her family just so the air is better for her and has been told she has got between 3 months and a year left. Her lungs are at 34% and when she gets to 30% she will need to be on oxygen every day. A lung transplant is also out of the question as she is too sick to go through the operation. I don't know very much about the disease but i know there isn't a cure yet. Hopefully one day there will be!

Posted by Dott
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Usa
12/13/2009
Supplemental magnesium may help your auntie some. I know that I have read of its usefullness for asthma, and other lung ailments..
Posted by Clarence
Dilley, Texas
04/30/2010
Elderberry concentrate works wonders. Israel is using this to prolong life of those infected with aids and is using it for lung ailments. Dad has improved dramatically with his copd, breathing becomes easier within 5 minutes of taking one teaspoonful every two to four hours. My wife and son both have asthma. We have used elderberry for 3 years now with wonderful results.


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