Natural Remedies to Treat Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

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Pulmonary fibrosis is an interstitial lung disease of the lower respiratory tract involving damage to the alveoli (air sacs) of the lungs, leading to reduced transfer of oxygen into the bloodstream. A number of habits, respiratory toxins, and health issues can cause scarring of your lung tissue, which is the principle symptom of pulmonary fibrosis. Lung function is impaired when fibrous tissue builds up in the lungs, reducing the organ's flexibility and its ability to transport oxygen into the bloodstream.

At other times this fibrosis of the lungs (fiber build-up) is of unknown cause and therefore termed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. In either case, the prospect for repair of the lungs is not good. However, you can take a number of steps to otherwise increase your lung health, improve respiratory health, and restore some of the energy you have probably lost to reduced lung function.

A pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis likely comes after you have experienced symptoms including shortness of breath, weight loss, exhaustion, and possibly sore muscles. If not addressed in time, a lung transplant may become a necessary option. Your doctor will start with standard lung function tests but will have to progress at least to chest imaging and perhaps to a lung biopsy for conclusive diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis.

Natural Remedies for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment

Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation is yet again a popular home remedy for lung diseases of various kinds, as here for pulmonary fibrosis.

Even more popular is a remedy from our resident expert, Ted from Bangkok, who proposes a slate of herbal remedies and complementary medicine therapies to improve lung function and perhaps reduce scar tissue on the lungs.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Michele (Florida) on 05/15/2018
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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: My husband was on Esbriet and had horrible side effects. Couldn't even be in light let alone sun light. Turned his skin reddish purple with horrible itching. Now on Ofev with side effect of diarrhea. I am also giving him 2 tbs of organic cider vinegar in water once a day. Seems to help with the cough and very safe.

Also started him on NAC twice a day. Just started NAC so no improvement yet.

Replied by Teena
(Melbourne, Australia)
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Michele, I believe you are on the right track by adding the NAC, this has mucous thinning properties and is anti inflammatory, among many other benefits. Please research the benefits of serratapeptase enzyme, castor oil packs combined with massage, mullein tea, iodine, essiac tea, garlic. Topically each night you might try a salve of olive or coconut oil, you can thicken with Shea or cocoa butter, but not necessary, add anti fungal, anti microbial essential oils like cinnamon, eucalyptus, tea tree, clove, nutmeg, lemon, but in my practised opinion, oregano oil is the essential and magic ingredient. Apply front and back of the chest should feel warmth penetrating chest. This greatly helped family member also put eo's in vaporiser at night with water in closed room. I am since of the opinion the reason the oregano oil helps the lungs is because it kills the mycoplasma thought to cause the condition. Combined with your NAC working on the biofilm and mucous (hiding place) I would expect even better results. For my family member she also (reluctantly) ate raw garlic clove morning and night, maybe you can try extract or pills, and added turmeric, cayenne, clove 1 tsp ea to her tea. And had significant improvement in a week. Please note oregano oil is very powerful and is usually sold 25% diluted, and I have no experience with contraindications of your stated meds, please research. Best to you.

(Detroit, MI)

Hi Teena. Could you tell me the ratio of the oregano oil with carrier oil that you use? I have IPD and would like to start this regimen ASAP. Thank you for your help.

Replied by Palma

Hi Michele,, my dad has Fibrosis pulmonary too, and is taking Esbriet since a year ago. Didn't have any side effect by the exposure to the sun, but I really would like to try different cure, cause is the only way that we haven't tried..and as we know there is not a medical cure that stops this disease. Can u please tell me more about the vinegar and the other things you're trying...are u following also a diet? Waiting for your response,, thank you!

Replied by Pauline
(California, USA)

My husband was just diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis, although I hear he is at beginning stage. Just out of the hospital a few days ago and we are doing our first follow up with our Pulmonary doctor tomorrow. He has talked about Ofav, however, here in the states it's outrageously expensive, $2000-$5000 for 60 tablets. How in the world can you afford it? I see you are out of the country. What is your cost where you are. Hope you will respond.


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If you are looking for alternative remedies for Pulmonary Fibrosis, it will be worthwhile to look into Melatonin :

And N Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) :

Both have very good safety profiles with melatonin having the better safety profile and both are inexpensive and readily available. Good luck!


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I forgot to mention that it may also be worthwhile to know the side effects of Ofev before you use it :

Now compare those to the side effects of Melatonin and NAC.


(New Hampshire)

Hi Art - do you know the recommend dose of melatonin for pulmonary fibrosis?


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Unfortunately, melatonin is only at the animal stage of testing, so a human dose has not yet been established for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Dr. Neel is effectively using melatonin at 1 mg per kilogram of body weight in over 2000 of his Covid-19 patients. Dr. Shallenberger gives all of his patients 180 mg/day and for his stage 4 cancer patients he gives over 300 mg/day. I take 120 mg+ per night myself. If you would like to contact him to see if he has treated PF patients with melatonin, his number is (775) 884 - 3990.

Not everyone can tolerate melatonin every day so for those who plan to test it, working your way up slowly to the desired dose is a good idea. If a person does not tolerate oral melatonin, they can naturally increase their melatonin levels significantly by exposing themselves to the earlier morning sun. When melatonin is increased naturally in the body, it does not have side effects other than improved health.

On the other hand, NAC has moved past animal studies to human studies in people with Pulmonary Fibrosis to good effect and the dose that has been used is 600 mg given three times per day for a total of 1800 mg/day.

Another consideration is bringing your vitamin D level well up into the reference range of 30 ~ 100 ng/ml.

This study suggests that vitamin d may have positive effects on Pulmonary Fibrosis and has the relevance to potentially have predictive value. Many people are insufficient or deficient in their vitamin D levels.

Lastly, Red Light Therapy has shown some benefit in lung protective effects as discussed in the following article, but importantly, while you are getting morning sun exposure to naturally increase your melatonin levels, you can also get the full spectrum of red light that the sun radiates upon the earth including the infrared range of red light which is not visible to the human eye.

Importantly, red light from the sun is stronger than many units sold online and it is free for the taking from earlier morning sunlight and later afternoon sunlight which will also help to limit UV light exposure that is stronger at mid-day.



I also have IPF, for 4 years now. They put me on OFEV . I took it for a couple of years but I just got tired of all the side effects. As to the cost, $9000.00 a month but I paid nothing. Have your Doctor contact the company that makes it and they will give you a grant for the cost.. Good Luck.



Is there a particular brand of NAC that is best? Amazon has a few different versions but it seems hard to find just regular NAC.

Thanks in advance!


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Amazon made a decision to stop carrying NAC awhile back, but it is readily available from multiple supplement suppliers so don't waste your time looking for NAC on Amazon. Here is a link to one supplier out of many that carries many different brands of NAC :

I do not have a brand to recommend.



GREAT! Thank you.

Chinese Herbs

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Posted by Red (Edmonds, Washington) on 10/10/2009
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After reading your informtion on different herbal and remedies for Pulmonary Fibrosis, I am willing to share our information to try and help others.

My partner was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Or UPF..The radiologists are not sure which type it is on the catscan and would like him to have a lung biopsy. Which at this time, he is not willing to do. Last November after seeing an M.D., they told him he had Pneumonia (which now the pulmonary doctors say he "never had", but has IPF.. And this November will be a year. 2009

He is taking 2 Chinese herbs, Clear Air (Perilla Fruit) AND Cordyceps PS (Dong Chong Xia Cao) One in the morning and one at night. Also NAC (N-A CETYL-CYSTEINE) 600 MG. one in morn. and one at night.

He perceives that this has improved his breathing, as before he was only able to climb 3 flights of stairs and now can do at least 5 flights of stairs. And the oxygen levels have improved, according to doctors tests.

After reading the testimonils of others on this site and Ted's info, we're interested in pursueing other remidies as well.

Positive thinking is everyones focus. Never giving up!

Replied by D B
(Lake Stevens)

Can you tell me if this stuff you used continued to work for your partner? My husband is having a CT scan for fibrosis next week. I am really scared. We just found out this is what his mom died from.

Replied by Ld
(Los Angeles)

You might try Serrapeptase enzymes.

Try 2 ea twice day on empty stomach.Be patient, may take 4-8 weeks.It helped 80 yr.old mom, oxygen setting 4-lungs "crackling" 50%lung cap, CT scan diagnosed IPF 2years.

Google-Silkworm enzyme serrapeptase.Read the Japanese studies. Best!!

Replied by Fred

Hi everybody. I have been diagnosed early stage IPF 1 year back on ct scan basis and shortness of breath. One dr is advising steroid and immunosuppressor while another doctor proposing pirfenidone. I know both of them have serious side effects. I am 58 years old, dentist. Could somebody please advise. I am happy to learn from this forum that there exists also natural remedies:enzymes, H2O2, oil pulling etc. I dont know where to start. please help thanks.-Fred

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Fred, you might want to start with a spritz of h2o2 in a humidifier at night.

Replied by Sunny
(Melbourne, Australia)

Hi everybody. I have been diagnosed with, as I have understood early stage of fibrosis in lung cells close to 3 months back on ct scan basis and shortness of breath. My Consultant has started with Pedrinicilon (Steroid ) which is a immunosuppressor . I already have serious side effects including blood sugar level, cholesterol and severe gastritis for which I've being taking medication for . The lung capacity after the CT was 39% but improved up to 40% after first month of pedrinicilon but what I feel after 3 months is not very promising and my shortness of breath has not significantly improved. I am 48 years old Engineer and cannot work in the field with my prevailing condition.

Could somebody please advise. I am happy to learn from this forum.

Replied by Arain
(Luton Uk)

Six months I have been diagnosed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis CT scan based, have been given peridinsolone (steroid) for short time, now on only 5mg per day of the steroid and carbocisteen 2 capsules 3 times a day. I am 75 years of age so far breathing and other issues are not too bad but I would be great ful to learn from any body's experience in an effort to stop the progress if not improve. I am retired from chemical research, I have noted use of Hydrogen peroxide be grateful to have details of its use. Please help

Replied by Arain
(Luton, Uk)


I have recently been diagnosed iodopathic fibrosis based on C T Scan and other tests . I would be grateful if any one can give me details about using H2O2 ( hydrogen peroxide) in humidifier, such as quantity, strength of the peroxide. Is it added to water already in the humidifier or used neat of certain strength. Your help will be highly appreciated.

Replied by Maggie
(Boring, Oregon)

Thank you so much for your post. I've recently been diagnosis with pulmonary fibrosis and was first with pneumonia, probably common in the first stages but after 2 months is when I get a diagnosis. Hypersensitive pneumonitis is another diagnosis brought on by using a biologic called Entyvio for bowel disease. The Entyvio cleared up my colitis but caused not only this but extreme and severe arthritic pain. I've been on prednisone for a good month and am now tapered down to 30mg. and will be on for several more weeks. I have made a lot of improvements but have a ways to go. BTW, the pred cleared my arthritis up on the 2nd day! I'm not taking Chinese herbs, back on calcium because of side effects from the pred as well as other herbs. If my problem doesn't get better in 2 months then my pulmonologist will do a lung scope and biopsy for a more true dx. I'm remaining optimistic, accept that I'm on prednisone and it's risks. I just discovered on another website that pulmonary fibrosis is also an autoimmune disease so that goes with the colitis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and EBV.

Replied by Jaydee

Hi Ld from Los Angeles... how is your mom now? Did it continue to help her?

Replied by Shelly10983

Hello, my husband was diagnosed with IPF about 7 years ago. The first doctor put him on Prednisone for about a year, which did nothing except suppress the cough and his symptoms. Plus, it gave him serious mood swings and gained about 30 pounds. There are only two drugs for IPF Esbriet (which gave him horrible side affects of extreme itching and discolored skin when he went in the sun). I should say even in low light his skin turned a purplish red and unbearable itching.

He has now been on OFEV (another approved drug for IPF. Although it doesn't stop or improve the progression, it does seem to help. However, you have to do more than take these drugs for IPF. Whether it is a homeopathic treatment or oxygen, these two drugs don't seem to be enough. I am researching into herbal medicine in addition to OFEV in the hopes of improving lung function. One thing for sure is to keep away from others with colds or flu. When you have IPF and are exposed to colds or flu, it seems to intensify ones IPF symptoms and can linger for weeks.

Replied by Bala

Respected sir,

as you told, I agree . I trust natural herbs can cure ipf. my father has affected with ipf for 2 years more. we tried with some indian medicined . but its not work.when he take siddha herbals it increases the troubles. I saw your post. you told some chinese herbals.can you tell me how to buy this chinese medicine. can you tell in detail. if you do this help I cant forget you.. bcoz I love my father ..i like to save him ..he s only 59 years old


Hi Bala - The two medications referenced by the OP can be found here - - -

Give my best to your dad - you guys will be fine. :) Best, Jay

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide

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Posted by Audrey (South Africa) on 11/02/2015
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Dear all,

My husband was diagnosed with UIP (Usual Interstitial Pneumonia) in February 2015. Before that for about 2 years he was losing weight and becoming forgetful. After many doctors visits during nothing could be found wrong with him we ended up with this diagnosis. He went onto medication for 1 month and became so ill that within 2 weeks he could not even write. This is a man who previously weighed 82 kg's down to 69 kg's but still very active. My husband made the decision that he was not going to use this medication ever again as it made him so ill. He got this illness due to dust in his workplace.

I started looking for natural remedies and found the Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide information. I bought it at 35% volume. (This can turn your skin white and lightly irritated - wash with lots of water - but rather use gloves). I diluted the 35% down to 3 % with distilled water and bought nasal spray containers (threw out the medication and washed the bottles and sprays well). Then I started him with the sprays up to 10 times a day and within 3 days his coughing was nearly gone and his chest better.

Then I started him drinking the 35% at 1 drop 3 times a day in a glass of distilled water and worked up to 15 drops 3 times a day but he started feeling nauseous and we went down to 12 drops again. I would also put 5 ml of the 35% into a humidifier (fill it with water) and put it close to his side of the bed during the night. All of this was good but I wanted more. I also started feeding him 3 meals a day with lots of nice things to entice him to eat more and gave him two protein and bulk shakes a day. Then I started looking for a medical doctor who works with Hydrogen Peroxide and believe it or not I found her. She is excellent. She was very impressed that my husband was already using Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide and she gave him a very good physical but then did something that I have never seen any medical doctor do before. She took a drop of his blood (through his finger like a diabetic would do to measure his sugar) - put it under a microscope and showed us that his wonderful body had started producing a lot of red blood cells which could grab every drop of oxygen that came in to transport it where needed BUT unfortunately the red blood cells were sticking to each other and this could cause either blood cloths or strokes - so she immediately put him on a protocol which included magnesium and b vitamins and 2% FGHP intravenously. My husband started picking up weight and he has painted the house outside, the roof and works hard in the garden. His breathing is fast 22 breaths per minute (I timed him with a stopwatch during the night while he was sleeping a couple of times). (Ha ha I bet you think that I am mad but I am not just anxiety filled stressed and very very concerned about this wonderful man who I have been married to for nearly 40 years). Unfortunately they have now told us that he has honeycombing of the lungs which is fatal and they (the doctors) see this as end stage. My husband is still working in the garden - very hard - putting in sprayers and sawing off tree limbs very high in the trees etc.

Our wonderful doctor has told us that she cannot cure him but that we will handle everything as it happens. In the meantime he picked up weight to 74.7 kg (during a holiday while he was not working so hard and eating very well as I was around him the whole day with food and shakes). He does drink serrapeptase and vit c and alkanizer and MSM powder and as soon as the serrapeptase is up we will start with quercetin bromelain. In the meantime we have had a discussion where my husband chooses quality of life over quantity and instead of crying (although I am very stressed) we enjoy every day that we have.

I hope that this gives some of you with pulmonary fibrosis new hope and or at least something to follow-up on. I myself have a problem with my chest feeling very tight at times and the 3% spray really really helps. God bless you all. If there is anyone that can give me the name of the gout medication to use I will also let my husband give it a try or if anyone knows of anything that will stop or even turn around the honeycombing it will be very much appreciated.

Blessings, Audrey

Replied by Mary

In my work, I have studied fungus, mold, yeast. In Arizona and California, Utah, parts of Florida, there is a disease called Valley Fever. It comes from a mold under the sand. This condition started many years ago in California during a earthquake. The very old sand came up and since than with all the building going on, this disease is everywhere. The honeycombing with a symptom of the mold disease.

I know you are not in the USA but the symptoms are the same.


Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Mary, do you know how to help cure it, or alleviate the situation?

Replied by Philct
(Cape Town)

Hello Audrey.

Thanks for a very inspirational post above. I am a 74 year old man in Cape Town and was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) about 2 years ago. Although your husband has UIP, the condition is similar to mine. My pulmonologist said that it is incurable but that the symptoms could be relieved to an extent by taking ACC200 effervescent tablets (1 three times a day in water). These have helped but just before Xmas I was involved in a major motor accident in which the seat belt and airbag saved my life, but gave my thorax quite a knock. My breathing has rapidly got worse since then.

I was very interested in reading about the use of H2O2 (peroxide) and am going to try this, initially taking it as drops in water. I am seeing the doctor again soon, and will see what his reaction is, as he never mentioned this idea to me. I know the chemical process - essentially the hydrogen peroxide is unstable and produces molecular oxygen and water. It is the oxygen that helps with the condition. It is in a way the same as having oxygen from a cylinder. (It's also why H2O2 bleaches hair and materials).

As far as a cause is concerned, I believe I may have contracted IPF from the dust of cat litter (the clay type) having been cleaning the kitties' trays every day for the last 20 or so years!

Thanks again for the post - Phil

Replied by Audrey

Phil - good afternoon.

There are so many incredibly sick people that can be helped with the FGHP, but do note that I am not saying that they can be cured.

Just a follow-up on my husband's condition. He is still on the same natural medications as I mentioned before but I have also started him at the end of September 2015 on Cannabis Oil (which is illegal in SA) but since then his 22 breaths per night has come down to 16. 16 is normal. Also on his lung function tests they claim that he might have the beginning of emphysema (ha ha) if they but knew his diagnosis. My husbands weight is between 71 - 73 kg's which can go down by 1.2 kg overnight. His weight should probably not be an issue but it is to me because I can only measure his "health" through his weight and lying some nights with a stop watch counting his breaths per minute while he is sleeping deeply.

I know, I sound mental or at the very least OCD but I am trying my very best to do anything that could influence his health positively. He is still active playing golf twice a week and physically working around the house although I have seen that in the last couple of weeks he is a bit more tired. He calls it being lazy - but he does not have one lazy hair on his head. I have not read of anything that can stop or slow down the honeycombing of his lungs but keeping my eyes peeled for any "new" info. I know that the oil can make your blood pressure a bit low - so hopefully that is the only problem. I hope that you find the help that you need and that you have an easier time breathing now.

Lots of best wishes for a wonderfully informative and healthy 2016. Audrey

(Boise, Idaho)

Reply to all but to S.A. in particular.

I was diagnosed with IPF in 2008. Incurable disease, unknown cause, no cure and regrettably not much interest from the medical community. I can think of many possible causes: dust, fungus, pollution, second hand smoke (I'm a lifelong non-smoker) or heredity. Actually again nobody except victims pay much attention to why it occurs. I always figure: figure out the cause; figure out the cure ( ah well...). Anyway I've developed several methods to keep myself alive, the best one of course is unpleasant: Taking a worthy expectorant and after loosening the gunk (fibrin, mucus) in the lungs cough it out; this can be exhausting, particularly in the am after it builds up.

Sharing is all we can do, it's such a battle one day at a time. Diagnosed with IPF for 7.5 years and still only 64, it's been grueling for my family. Keep fighting the good fight folks and "live".


Audrey, thanks a million for sharing!!! What is FGHP?

Thank You!!!


EC: FGHP = Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide

Replied by Ben
(Bremerton, Washington)

That is a typical response to get nowhere from conventional doctors. The trouble you are experiencing is caused by mycoplasma infection and biofilm in your lungs. Most autoimmune disorders are a not so good response by the immune system at trying a feeble attempt at eradicating this organism. Your lungs fill with fibrosis scar tissue slowly reducing your airspaces. If left untreated you will eventually struggle just to try and breathe. Lucky for you came to the right place.

Now you got some serious home work to do but I will point you in the right direction.

Go to youtube, look up "weaponised mycoplasma" Dr Garth Nicholson, then study serrapeptase a systemic enzyme. Google serrapeptase /pulmonary fibrosis or serrapeptase copd they are very similar. Our lungs are being filled with fibrin. Serrapeptase a systemic enzyme tones down an over reactive immune system and literally eats the fibrin plugging your lungs. Serrapeptase also acts against biofilm and attacks mycoplasma. It destroys biofilm and eats foreign proteins found in your blood that germs require for replication. This is the only known way to stop the disease.

Doctors give steroidal antiinflammatories for this condition. This increases the speed of disease progression since mycoplasma feeds off of preformed sterols.

Next thing go to george eby research and spend a few days there studying gallium nitrate. These two things are 99 percent of what you need to reverse the disease. Other treatments that will help are uvbi, whole body blood ozonation, blood electrification or simply buy a hbot chamber. Blood ozonation kills the mycoplasma that drives the disease. Hbot only slaps it around a bit being much weaker than ozone. Once you learn about mineral solutions like gallium nitrate you will see it is able to help a wide variety of seeming totally unrelated diseases. For example pulmonary fibrosis, cancer, multiple sclerosis, lupus, crohns, various std's, arthritis, and a mind boggling variety of other autoimmune diseases are all helped by one simple mineral solution, gallium nitrate. Yet 99.9% of the world has never heard of it. Drug companies never teach doctors about using non drug items. It competes with their interests. Imagine a cheap mineral solution that cures arthritis for a year or more after a single 90 minute exposure. If this info got out they would go broke. Thank God for Earth Clinic!

Replied by Pieter
(Gauteng - South Africa)

Good afternoon Audrey.

Hope you are well. Our grandfather was diagnosed with Pulmonary fibrosis and he is no on oxygen 16-24 hours per day. The doctors said they can't do anything.

I know H2O2 and have used it in the past. The only problem is that he had a triple heart bypass 20 years ago and I know that it could be a problem using hydrogen peroxide. They used veins from his legs, so no foreign parts were used.

You mentioned that you know a doctor specializing with peroxide. Would you be able to share the number?

I have made him nose spray and it seems to work a bit, but would like him to see this doctor.

Kind regards


Replied by Ade
(New York)

Hi Audrey, may I have the contact for your doctor please?

Replied by Ben
(Bremerton, Wa)

To recover from copd / pulmonary fibrosis / ipf, you must attack the mycoplasma infection driving the disease, reduce inflammation in the lungs and all throughout the body, destroy biofilm accumulations in the lungs and throughout the body. And reverse the fibrosis scar tissue that is forming in the lungs reducing the airways.

Many here have tried hydrogen peroxide for this condition. Hydrogen peroxide is wonderful stuff but it is only a part of the solution and not a total cure.

Ignore the tissue fibrosis and you will not recover.

There is a component in the blood called fibrin. This is the substance which creates a blood clot when you cut yourself. Without fibrin a simple cut could be fatal.

In pulmonary fibrosis, the lung tissue is under constant attack from a mycoplasma infection and the response from the body is to deposit huge amounts of fibrin in the lungs. This fibrin decreases the available air space and you slowly suffocate.

That's it until you find the answer.

The infection can be reduced by drugs like doxycycline, hydrogen peroxide spray mist inhaled, nano silver mist inhaled, dmso plus crushed garlic inhaled, or gallium nitrate used orally at less than 1% strength. In addition other techniques such as eboo, uvbi, blood electrification, gcmaf, and eating lots of coconut oil all support driving a mycoplasma infection down

But this is still not the answer as none of these things address the tissue fibrosis.

To actually recover much needed airspace there is but one way in the universe to do that effectively. Nothing else works to dissolve tissue fibrosis except systemic enzymes. The strongest one called serrapeptase.

Most types of enzymes even digestive enzymes can help control pain and inflammation but it requires serrapeptase to actually clear the lungs up where fibrin deposits are blocking air space. other enzymes wont touch it.

More enzyme use = greater fibrin removal from the lungs. Less enzyme use =you keep the disease.

Biofilm a thick gummy mucus that coats the lungs drastically reduces airspace. Biofilm typically harbors more than 500 species of bacteria mold yeast fungus and virus plus heavy metals and toxins. We can use hydrogen peroxide to eliminate biofilm but enzymes can do a really good job of that plus break down the fibrin that fills the alveoli air sacs. Serrapeptase also interferes with viral and bacterial growth in a manner very similar to that of antibiotics. When people fail to get well it is often because they have a flaw in their treatment program. Not understanding the role of systemic enzymes in pulmonary fibrosis = no cure.


Ben, how much serrapeptase is needed & safe to take daily.?? Thank you

(Dighton Ma)

Ben I desperately need your help, are you Ben Sy by any chance? I'd love to get your email so I can give you more background my case is unique but to long to discuss in this format. I recently bought the serrapeptase 120000 spy one a day what else should I be doing I'm on 6 liters of oxygen now, from idiopathic pneumonia supposedly . I had chronic angioadeima from age 15 to 53 I think my lungs swelled and caused severe scarring. Can you contact me?



I read your article after researching desperately on any other treatments for IPF other than the traditional Ofev or Esbriet which have terrible side affects (Esbriet having the worst). When seeing many doctors my husband has been told on and on that the only treatment is Ofev and Oxygen or Lung transplant. Maybe I'm crazy but there has to be something else out there than traditional methods. Everyone seems to be talking about Serrapeptase. Could you advise me on how much is required. I also give him two tab of Apple cider vinegar in water every day which seems to help with the cough. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Tried the serrapeptase at the 240,000 units twice a day....after ten days developed horrid vomiting. Thinking of trying it at 40,000 units twice a day for about ten days..if tolerated, then keep upping the dose. THOUGHTS?


You can try bromelain 1 or 2 pills of 2400 gdu on an empty stomach then wait an hour to eat. Ted from Bangkok says glycine helps makes it more potent in some way. The reason the serrapeptase made you vomit is because the companies engineer it from bacteria. I tried it years back and got dog sick. Didnt know why, until out of curisosity years later read reviews on amazon for it where people reported the same. However bromelain never has made me sick and I took that for months. Hope this helps someone.


You can try bromelain 1 or 2 pills of 2,400 gdu on an empty stomach then wait an hour to eat. Ted from Bangkok says glycine helps makes it more potent in some way. The reason the serrapeptase made you vomit is because the companies engineer it from bacteria. I tried it years back and got dog sick. Didn't know why, until out of curiosity years later read reviews on amazon for it where people reported the same. However, bromelain never has made me sick and I took that for months. Hope this helps someone.

Replied by Joanne Weston
(Windsor, Ontario, Canada)

Audrey, I am curious to find out how your husband is doing with the cannabis oil. My mom is suffering from IPF, 8 litres oxygen 24/7 and growing weaker. Her doctor told her at Christmas that she has 6-12 months to live. She has discontinued using Esbriet (prefenidone), as it was no longer doing anything positive for her and giving her so much discomfort with the side effects. We are now considering the cannabis oil as an option to replace the anti-anxiety medication and opioid that she takes before showering (that causes so much anxiety for her and takes so much out of her, she has a nurse come twice a week to assist her with this).

Replied by Dhaval
(Gandhinagar, Gujarat)

Ma'am I read your experience and I would like to inform you that we have been to this situation now because my grandfather has same problem in lungs pnumonia and acute interstitial pneumonia so your experience will help us. Can you give contact number of that doctor who helped you. By the way, there is home remedy for gout I know and it is fenugreek seeds. You just have to soak fenugreek all overnight and then eat it in morning and drink that water. It helps in gout

Replied by Sonny

I was diagnosed (by biopsy) with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), taking Esbriet and have sleep apnea. I use a cpap and was wondering if I used H202 in the reservoir could that help with my fibrosis? I sure do a lot of coughing constantly and get huge headaches from it. I can't walk twenty yards without being very winded.

Replied by Laura
(Liverpool, England)

My father has Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis lung condition and sadly is getting little relief from the drugs his consultant has prescribed. I have been desperately searching for alternative treatments and am delighted to have found your website. Coincidentally I already have hydrogen peroxide 3% food grade, which I use for both cleaning fruit & veg, and as a mouthwash.

What would be the best way for my father to start using it for his lung disease? I am desperate to help him in any way I can. Thank you so much.

Replied by Audrey
(South Africa)

Good afternoon to all from a wintery South Africa - I am back once again to inform you of my husband's IFP and what we have been doing. Johann is still on all the natural medicines that I mentioned before. He is still well - his breathing has come down to 14 per minutes - he is still on the cannabis oil as well. The only effect that I have seen from the cannabis oil is that his blood pressure has dropped. Further his weight goes up and down between 73.5 and 71 kg's depending on how hard he is working and playing golf and eating of course but still much better than when he was diagnosed at 69 kg's. The doctor that I use in South Africa will probably not be able to help you in the USA but try and find a medical doctor who works with natural medicines and Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide. Good luck and best wishes to all.

Replied by Angel

Dear Aubrey,

Please post the contact for the Doctor who works with HP. I was recently diagnosed with Pulmonary TB through lung x-ray but I have faith it will clear. My daughter is also expelling thick mucus esp from 03:00 AM. She is not coughing. Her x-ray was clear. We have no family history of this.

Thanks in advance.


Replied by Elsa
(New Zealand)

You can try the following: castor oil pack, clay poultice, pau d' Arco, rub a golf ball to your feet and concentrate on the lungs area acupressure point.

Replied by Larry

Hi.This is my story and its for all of you to read. I was on holiday in Morroca xmass 2014 and some people in the hotel had severe colds. Well within hours I started to feel unwell and after a few days was contemplating air ambulance home. However managed the plane journey ok and when I got back home went straight to the doctor he's a wonderful man. he sounded my chest and thought there was crackling sounds and considered congestive heart disease. Had an xray and he sent me to a cardiologist, who thought my heart was fine right place and not enlarged. He refered me to a lung specialist and suggested a ct scan prior to seeing the lung specialist. He said he was concerned about the crackling and the white colour on the bottom of the lungs.

Had the scan on the 12th Jan 2013 and saw the specialist on the 19th Jan to discuss the results. I saw the pulmonary nurse prior to seeing him and I was registering 44 breaths per minute. I entered the consultant's room and was told he had Bad News and that I was terminaly ill and should go home and put my affairs in order. I lost hearing and left in a daze. The delivery was brutal. I was 66, lived on my own and had never developed friends in my area, I cried all night, not for myself but as to how I was to tell my family.

I am alcoholic and was sober 18 yrs at this point and then I got very angry and shouted out at 5 am that I did not sober up to die of a silly lung disease ( I used another kind of language ) when I calmed down I googled the name of the disease and Naturopathic possible cures. I was directed to a website and thanks to their clinic the sent me the medication from the USA it was six different capsules and had to be taken 3 times a day.The Social/Health system kicked in straight away Hospice care took over all the paperwork for extra income which helps the terminally ill. I had just opened a new 1 man business 3 month prior to diagnosis. I used 1 day at a time to cope with the illness after 2 months I was able to return to work that was march 2014.

Today is 1st October 2016. When I next saw the consultant bless him I asked if he thought I was better but he concurred with 7 other specialists and they said severe honeycombing meant I would not live 12 months. I defy the odds and a day at a time is good for me. I know there is no cure but you can stabilise it and slow it down last function test he said no further deterioration.They don't recognise Naturopathic cures because they are not empirically tested haha. I cannot make any criticism publicly and don't wish to. All I say is take responsibility for your own health and go for quality of life rather time.

One last thing, after he said no further deterioration smart alec her stopped the treatment and became very ill with 4 weeks all the ridges on my nails had dissapeared but they were back without the Naturopathic medication. be guide by your heart and do not refuse medication offered. I tried all of them and they made me feel so ill I could not get out of bed.

About Gout, try honey mixed with apple cider vinegar. I take it with sparkling water this combination is called Malic Acid and it neutralises the uric acid and allows the kidneys to accept it and deliver it to the bladder it disolves the uric acid crystals. Google Sir Ranolph Feinnes and read his article

Replied by Flor Salve

Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Where can we buy serrapeptase in the Philippines?

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn.)

Pick your pokeberries (Poke sallet or poke weed) next fall. Great remedy for arthritis or other joint pain. Should also help in any illness since they are immune system boosters and your immune system is really the one that wins your battles with any pathogen.

Replied by Elizabeth Forbes Bryson

Over the years I hav settled on programme which has had a positive effect on 92% of those who stay within it's guidelines.

I also assume the worse ie it is a slow growing cancer - adjusting the capabilty of the body to take in at least 75% of oxygen and nitrogen and expelling 90% of carbon dioxide. Research indicates that cancer cells do not flourish in a body with adequate oxygen and discharge of carbon dioxide along with other negative substances, including their rubbish!

Look up Yoga Breathing exercises for Asthmatics. Within 1 week the breathing pattern improves. It is important that the diaphragm is used to completely empty the lungs and the inhalation is deep enough to take the air to the bottom of the lungs. Pattern. 3 inhalations - 3 times a day. Start first thing in the morning. Standing up if you can.

Visit your medical adviser. Too often interaction between medication drugs makes the condition worse. Ask for a review. If you are refused change your GP. Ask for an allergy test. Worse ones - statins, blood pressure conrollers and blood thinners. Recently Thyroxin has also come under the radar.

Did you know that during the last 10 years there has been much information released outside the UK showing that the stopping of or reducing of these 3 has not resulted in more deaths AND the patients on them, if they follow the mandras below, have a much better. Natural replacements, Hawthorn for BP. Chronic sufferers Hawthorn with Broom. DO NOT STOP your prescribed medication without consulting a fully qualified Natural Health practitioner

Three main points have to be followed for 6 months - without a break. No Smoking ( including the inhaling of perfumed steam - by any means} No alcohol. This means also cutting down the intake of substances that turn into alcohol. Mainly sugars. Any type that is not under the control of a plant and goes onto to a process system.

Turn to enzyme therapy . Suggestions Serraptase 3 times a day for 6 weeks and 0.1% Food Safe Hyaluronic Acid breathed through an inhaler for 30 seconds - 1 hour after a meal (any will do) for 14 days. If coughing occurs have a small flask of mullain flowers and 1 stick of licqorice made up. Gargle a mothful - then swallow. REMEMBER - the feeling that you can't breath is certainly a sign of too much carbon dioxide in your body. DON'T panic. Carry out the breathing exercises

Elizabeth Fully Qualified Natural Medicine Practitioner

Replied by Cheryl
(Franklin, Nc)

This is fascinating. I want to know who out there is doing this and are you feeling better. I would say I am at the end stages of IPF.

Replied by Francesco
(Euless, Texas)

I would like to know how you apply the hydrogen peroxide spray - was it in the nostrils and inhaled? Can you give me the protocol?

Replied by Anthony
(Llanelli Uk)

Best of luck with your illness. I admire your positive attitude. My wife has IPF and breathing problems, so know how you feel. All the best for the future and your battle against this awful disease. Regards

Replied by Candybeagle

Peroxide scares me. I have sclera. and have the beginning of fibrosis in the lungs. Do people just breath this in in a vaporizer? I have serrapeptase but only took it once a day will up my dose and do 2x. The medical field is making so much $ treating this stuff like cancer there will not be a cure.

Replied by Liz

Hi Ben, for IPF, early stages, what brand of serapeptase and what dosage would you use? Same for the Gallium Nitrate? and, in your opinion, do these products reverse the illness or just make it easier to live with as I have not heard of anybody getting cured of the pulmonary fibrosis disease. Thanks for your great info on the disease.

Replied by Martin

Audrey - I don't understand why don't you give out the information of that clinic in South Africa and/or at least some info on the treatment?

Replied by Debbie

Hi Ben,

I appreciate your detailed information about IPF. I have a cousin who has just been diagnosed with this and I would appreciate it if you could point me to the link on the information you shared. Do you work with a physician/naturopath to help with treatment? I want to share this info but want to have all my ducks in a row before I do this. Also, if someone has had stents for blocked arteries, can they still use the serrapeptase enzymes? Thanks so much!

Replied by Sandeep
(Mississauga, On)

hello Ben,

I've got IPF with lung capacity of 47%. Its holding steady for the last 1 year since I started OFEV 1 tab 150 mg twice a day. It's a trial drug and I'm like a guinea pig. The good news is it has stopped the progression of the disease.i go for check ups every 4 months. Of course it does NOT reverse the progression. I'm interested in the gallium nitrate and serraoeptase you mention. Do you know of anyone who has been able to improve and increase their capacity?

hope to hear from you.


Replied by Tucker
(El Paso, Tx)

Thanks for sharing your story. I really helped me get my hopes up.

Replied by Larry
(Devon, Uk)

Hi here is my update it is Feb13th 2018. I was given 10 months to live January, 2015. I think I got my dates mixed up when I made the post.

Well, it has been three years since my diagnosis (my lung doctor is not interested in the slightest) about alternative care. I still get my serasolve and trebonase from Pivotal Health in the USA and I have to be honest without them I would not be here. I saw the lung doctor last month and was told there had been a change in my gas exchange from the lung function test. Oh well.

I am two + years in credit for my life thanks to these supplements I still work have a mobile oxygenater for the days when I don't breath so well. I have a ritual every morning to expectorate the phlegm and if I don't do it I cannot breath well all day. I think the viscose phlegm coats the remaining avioli and coughing and spitting it out seems to uncoat the remaining avioli

Drink plenty of water remember water contains oxygen.

I take another supplement which contains 4 types of algae good luck everyone and remember treat the illness one day at a time


Replied by Ria

Hey. Can u plz give me details on that ayurvadc female dr as my mom is suferng frm advanc ipf. kindly help me about complt details ov dr. as dr said there is no treatmnt.


My husband aged 70 is suffering from IPC f and is on 24/7days oxygen therapy. could u please suggest where the serrapeptase and food grade h2o2 is available?

Replied by Charles
(El Cajon, California)

Re: Gout medicine, after many painful days and nights suffering with gout, I mentioned it to my kidney doctor who also counsels me regarding all of my meds as I have only one functioning kidney and that at just 37 %. That being said he put me onto Alpurinol @ 100 mgs to start. If it continues to be problematic he would increase the dosage. It has worked for over 8 months without any flare ups. You may need to get a prescription from a Dr. as it is not over the counter here I the U.S. U realize your message is 3 years old and I hope your Husband is well as I myself am fighting pulmonary fibrosis. I am 72 and trying to last to see my 10 yr old start highschool. I'm hoping to see his graduation as well. God Bless and good hunting...

Replied by Lawrennce

Hi, my consultant gave me 10 months to live in 2015 and I am still working. I found a company in US who supplies Trebinase and Serrapeptase which has given me 3 extra years and it works for me. I hope this helps.

Replied by Pierina

Can you please give the name of the Doctor? Please. I wish you all the best!!!



Replied by Peter

Thank you for this post.

I would suggest that the reason the RBCs are "sticking together" has more to do with being ungrounded than a lack of magnesium.

Humans are electrical beings. The Earth has an electric charge. If you are walking around on rubber shoes all day, never swim in an ocean, or walk barefoot on the Earth, your blood cells are going to clump up like in the photo on this webpage:

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by jimmy vou (DALLAS, Texas) on 03/05/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Pulmonary Fibrosis. For the past 11 days I have been taken 35% up to 75 drops daily. My lungs are in the process of being cured. my ears are begining to open once again. My chest is beginning to feel almost in order once again. Amen! I have additional energy, breathing is coming back in short spans, yet it is coming back... The Doctors reports as of 2 weeks back is Cancer in the Lung... Yet, I mentioned the product to him, and he made another apointment for the 31st of this month. I will let you know.

Replied by Jimmy
(Dallas, Tx 75243)
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A little over five (5) years.. February 2008 I can to the point that my chest started to cave in... You could hear my breathing down the street... I thought I was in the pathway of Going Home to meet my Jesus... Amen...! But something told me to start searching the Net for some type of solution that could either help "me" or just say goodbye...

It was about 3 days after I started taking Hydrogen Peroxide 35% Food Grade... that my lungs started to become normal once again... My breathing was starting to open up once again... My throat and face started to feel much better... About 4 months later I stopped, and I believe approximately 30 days later the latter was returning... so I immediately started taking Hydrogen Peroxide 35% Food Grade...

Since then, I have been wonderment to many people including my Doctors... They at first told me to stop taking H.P. 35% Food Grade, that it wasn't any good for me. I asked them if they had the same disease as mine would you at least try something that might help... Each one at different time shut-up... Now they are asking me how I feel. I tell them all... I'm still here doing all I can to strengthen my ability to stay in the condition until I get better then I am today... The last doctor I talked with, he told me that I had about another 3 to 4 years left... I just turned 70. And I feel good... Amen!

If there is any information that could be helpful, please don't hesitate to contact me...


larry von

Like to know your status, Jimmy, hopefully you are still with us.

Replied by Liz
(Las Vegas, Nv)

The program outlined for the best way to use HP is only a suggestion, but it is based on years of experience, and reports from thousands of users. Those who choose to go at a slower pace can expect to progress more slowly, but that certainly is an option. The program is not carved in stone and keep in mind that it can be adapted to fit individual needs. Individuals who have had transplants should not undertake an H202 program. H202 stimulates the immune system and could possibly cause a rejection of the organ.

Day #/Number of Drops/ Times Per Day (Add drops to 4-8 ounces of water or juice)

  • 1 - 3 / 3
  • 2 - 4 / 3
  • 3 - 5 /3
  • 4 - 6 / 3
  • 5 - 7 / 3
  • 6 - 8 / 3
  • 7 - 9 / 3
  • 8 - 10 / 3
  • 9 - 12 / 3
  • 10 - 14 / 3
  • 11 - 16 / 3
  • 12 - 18 / 3
  • 13 - 20 / 3
  • 14 - 22 / 3
  • 15 - 24 / 3
  • 16 - 25 / 3

Maintenance Dosage
In most situations after the above 21 day program, the amount of H202 can be tapered off gradually as follows: (add drops to 4-8 ounces of water or juice)

  • 25 drops once every other day for 1 week
  • 25 drops once every third day for 2 weeks
  • 25 drops once every fourth day for 3 weeks

This can then be reduced to between 5 and 15 drops per week based on how one feels. Those with more serious problems will often benefit from staying on 25 drops three times a day for one to three weeks, then tapering down to 25 drops two times daily until the problem is resolved (possibly as long as six months). Those with chronic systemic Candidiasis may need to start with 1 drop three times a day, then 2 drops three times a day before starting the above schedule. It is important that H202 be taken on an empty stomach. This is best accomplished by taking it either one hour before meals or three hours after meals. If there is food in the stomach, the reaction of H202 on any bacteria present may cause excess foaming, indigestion, and possibly even vomiting. Additionally, some animal research indicates that when H202 given orally combines with iron and small amounts of vitamin C in the stomach, hydroxyl radicals are created (J Inorg Biochem 89;35(1):55-69). The bleach-like aftertaste of H202 can be lessened by chewing one of the sugar-free cinnamon gums. Some individuals taking H202 immediately before bedtime have a difficult time getting to sleep. This is probably due to a sense of alertness triggered by an increase of oxygen at the cellular level. The oral dosage schedule is basically the same for all conditions. There are several points to keep in mind, however.

Some individuals may experience upset stomach. If this occurs it is recommended that one not stop the program, but rather remain at the current dosage level or reduce it to the previous level until the problem stops. (Some patients have been able to solve the nausea problem by taking three or four lecithin capsules at the same time they take the H202. ) During the program it's not uncommon to experience what is known as a healing crisis. As dead bacteria and toxins are released from your body it may temporarily exceed your capacity to eliminate them quickly enough. In some individuals this overload may cause fatigue, diarrhea, headaches, skin eruptions, cold or flu-like symptoms, and/or nausea. One should not discontinue using the peroxide to stop this cleansing. By continuing the program, toxins will clear the body sooner and this healing crisis will pass rather quickly.

If you are not already taking vitamin E and an acidophilus product, I recommend starting them before going on H202. Vitamin E can make more efficient use of any oxygen available and acidophilus will help re-establish the beneficial bacterial flora in the lower bowel and also help in the internal production of hydrogen peroxide.

Replied by Harry
(Ft.lauderdale, Florida. Usa)

Do you have to take the 35% food grade HP and dilute to 3% and then take the recomended # of drops directly in the mouth with a dropper or can you add it to water or juice?

Replied by Margaret
(Ronan, Montana)

The above drop schedule is for 35% into distilled water or juice. A full glass of water (4 to 8 oz.) is recommended. So it would be 3 drops (35%) into glass of water or juice, on empty stomach 3 times a day... etc... as the schedule indicates. So at this dilution it should be well under 3%, to start off with anyway.

If you need to dilute it, recommendations are 1 part h202 to 11 parts distilled water. This will make 3%.

35% can cause discomfort if gotten on skin, so use caution. It will whiten the skin and cause sharp nerve pain, which can be lessened by running under cold water. It usually doesn't last very long.

35% taken orally straight can cause a trip to the doctor, so don't do it. :)

Oh, and I'm not an expert, just relaying what I know from what I've read and experienced.

Replied by Dick
(Homosassa, Fl. Usa)
5 out of 5 stars

I usually don't do this but it may help someone to make a comparison. I am trying the H202 therapy. I reduced the food grade H202 to 3%(per instuctions) & I was given a small compressor (rented through Medicare for another treatment) and I "smoke" the vapors for once a day to start. Iuse about half a thimble of the mixture. I can't tell whether it is my imagination but I seem to feel better and I am producing a more productive cough than with the other meds that I've tried (TV commercials). I'm pretty active with walking giving most of my troubles. I'll be seeing a pulmonary specialist next week and see what he recommends for his treatment and then I'll drop this on him to get his reaction. I'm not too overly concerned about my future but I'll be damned if I don't give it a shot.


(Detroit, MI)

Can someone please reply about how they use the hydrogen peroxide similar to Dick's post from 2013? I really would appreciate the information. Thank you.

Replied by Nazish
(Birmingham. U.k)

How do u use it? My mum has lung fibrosis she coughs all dat n night. I was thinking of getting her to try this treatment jus need to know how exactly u wud use the hydrogen n did it be better to purchase or at the 3% volume

Replied by Janice
(Nyc Bklyn)

I would like to know if there's any Drs that work with the food grade HYP so I can get results and better administration it. Thank you need your help

Replied by Roy
(Waco, Tex)

I would like a follow up on the man named Dick, I live within 90 miles of him, and I have the same lung problem

Replied by Sonja

Click on the Reply button under his post. He may receive a notification if you do so.

Replied by Chitra

Are you cured now?

Replied by Maryann
(Kissimmee fl)

Can you please contact me about how you use the hydrogen peroxide. I really would appreciate the information.

General Feedback

Posted by Clarence Clemons (Los Angeles, Ca) on 07/06/2011

What do you know about vilac plus and where can it be purchased. Does it work for pulmonary fibrosis?

Replied by Weddy
(Houston, Tx, Us)

Some of my family has gout, so we're quite familiar with medications and alternatives. So when my father with pulmonary fibrosis was given a prescription for a "gout medicine", we were all confused - did Daddy get gout older than other family members? After asking a few of his hospice nurses, one finally knew the actual reason: Protein breaking down produces purines, and lung tissues break down more quickly with advanced pulmonary fibrosis, therefore producing more purines. AND since purines aggravate pulmonary fibrosis, it becomes a snowball/avalanche, so they've found that using gout medications helps slow the avalanche of purines.

Back to gout and alternative treatments. Although vinegar is an acid, it actually alkalizes the body. So when gout sufferers alkalize their body, their blood can hold more uric acid in the blood (as a liquid), so the uric acid crystals in their joints and organs (lungs in Daddy's case) disolve into their blood better. If they're able to clear this liquid uric acid via their kidneys, yay keep drinking vinegar. But not all gout sufferers can clear uric acid as efficiently as others - even if disolved in their blood.

Supposedly anthocyanins helps to clear disolved uric acid from the body. Anthocyanins come from darkly colored foods like blackberries, blueberries, sour cherries, black eggplant skins, turtle bean broth (not the beans, just the liquid after cooking).

So I'm guessing that using both vinegar and dark foods together might help my brother who has gout, but also my father who now has uric acid issues from his pulmonary fibrosis. I'm thinking a drink with mashed blackberries or blueberries in water, with a little apple cider vinegar, and a bit of stevia as needed would make a tasty, medicinal drink.

Thank you for listing other nutraceuticals and supplements - I went through your page and found most on Amazon, so I can send Daddy a package thru them - He loves natural cures (he lives very remotely, so Amazon is nice, since we can't take a plane or bus to visit him, and I'd like to send him the supplements/nutraceuticals before I can arrange to make the trip with our older vehicle).

Replied by Robin

Weddy, thanks SO much for posting that gout info! Now I understand some connections with other issues. I have COPD, but I never smoked. Docs can't tell me why I have to be on oxygen at all other than "you are overweight" and then got the flu. So I have been on this oxygen machine for over 2 yrs now and still have to go to work, drag these heavy tanks around and be connected to something at all times. I have a tail folks! Ok.

So I have another serious problem besides lungs, that is something called lipedema, not lymphedema or plain edema. Lipedema is when the lymph system in your body makes you spread out evenly and mostly sideways. In a medical conference one doc talked about proteins. So there is a connection with how the body deals w/proteins. I have had a couple 'grout bumps' on my heels for several years now. So it has to be connected. I get sick as a dog if I take any protease type enzymes for fat digesting enzymes. Just plain can't do it. So finding that lung issues can be fibers related to scaring, or not clearing out dead tissue or scaring from other causes (maybe asbestos or smoke) is a revelation to me. I know this is related to body acidity, but like someone says, if your kidneys can't get it out of the body, you still have a problem. I think my liver, kidney and adrenal are all maxed out.

So thanks again, going to give this some more research, just had to pop in here and let you know!

Replied by Priya
(Bangalore, India)

My mom aged 60 is suffering from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis since 7 years . Has anyone been successful in curing this disease so far? Please let me know.


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Posted by Timh (Ky) on 01/28/2016 2075 posts
5 out of 5 stars

In the herbs dept for Lung Fibrosis is Hawthorn, Mullein, Gotu Kola, Comfrey or Allantoin, Schizzandra, and Astragalus.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Posted by Tiara (India) on 07/29/2013

I suffered from tuberculosis in the lungs. Was not detected in my spit but in the fluid taken out by biopsies... It was in 2007. I finished the course of antibiotics. Completely cured.. In 2009 I had a baby. No repeats even in hormonal change... I have scar in my lungs.. Is there anything that can make it disappear? I read about hydrogen peroxide... But I don't know how to consume it.. What dose? Please. Help me cause I am travelling to the Gulf for employment.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Tiara, try the h202 inhalation method first.

Replied by Renato

Yes, I have the same tiaras problem, I'm also suffering lung scar. I'm working in abroad in midlle east. It's difficult me to travel because of this illness. what is the best medicine to cure lung scar. Thanks!

Replied by Baqir Shah

My mother was diagnosed with IPF in 2008. She has improved with sunflower oil pulling. In a day or two I'm planing to start Hydrogen peroxide drops delivered to the patient in water. To be on the safe side I will start with 7 drops per glass of water. Lets see if it helps. Prayers can change destinies.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Baqir Shah, maybe start with less.

Replied by Inday
(Hayward, Ca)

10 yrs ago I have pneumonia fluid in the lungs, hospital for 10 days with very potent antibiotics did not work diarrhea no appetite did not get well, then sent home with pique line antibiotics again. Miraculously, got well no fever but pain in the back. Dr said I had scarring in the lungs.

I start doing my own research supplementing with high dose vitamin c, magnesium, repair my gut with colostrum and probiotics and start organic only 2000 mg NAC fish oil high dose, and alpha lipoic acid and many more antioxidant. I avoid Cafo meat grass fed if possible.

Have P.E every year my GP said I was lucky. He didn't ask me what I do I'm willing to share with him, but not interested.

Hope it helps someone.

Replied by Timh
2075 posts

This P.F. condition I have suffered with for decades and eventually found the cause is a Mycoplasma Infection. This is certainly not always the case, but where there is infection and fibrosis, the chances are likely. The immune & repair mechanisms of the lungs are inhibited by the mycoplasma, thus chronic conditions and sometimes fatal.

Here is the E.C. page for more info

As for effective treatments, Borax is best for whole body, along with Colloidal Silver, Uva Ursi, Oregon Grape + Garlic, among many other herbs like Pau d' Arco, Cat's Claw, etc..

For the lungs specifically I do occasional Magnet Therapy, then Zapping, then nebulize Colloidal Silver with good results, yet have other conditions that will not allow complete healing (working on that).

The synthetic antibiotic Doxycycline has many good reviews in this case, as it both inhibits mycoplasma replication and stimulates lung repair or regeneration.

Laser Therapy

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Posted by Andrew Hall Dc (Sonora, Ca) on 08/10/2016
4 out of 5 stars

I was diagnosed with IPF 2 1/2 years ago. My very experienced pulmonologist said I would be lucky to make it 5 years. I am a chiropractor and the pulmonologist said it probably started from 40 yrs exposure to xray developing chemical. I'm not convinced of that, but I know I have IPF. I am in a unique position as that I utilize a Class IV laser in my office. I began using it on myself as soon as I was diagnosed. I returned to the pulmonologist a month ago after my third CT scan. There has been no additional fibrous tissue in the lungs in the 2 12 years since starting laser therapy, and my pulmonary function tests have actually improved each time, having had 3 total. My doctor said he has never seen this before in his entire career, where the IPF became static and function improved. I refused prednisone, Esbriet, etc. though I do use an inhaler on occasion.

The laser reduces inflammation with a photochemical process. When treating musculoskeletal problems it heals tissue faster and with less scar tissue. It could be that it is keeping more scarring from taking place, but it is not actually removing it. I still have a cough, but much less frequent and severe. I'm still working and playing hard though looking at retirement fairly soon. I'm 64. The dose with the laser I use is 10 watts, 4 minutes on the front of the chest and 4 on the back for a total of 4800 joules. I started with twice a week for the first month and then went to one treatment per week. I know this is working for me and I feel like I got my future back. If I don't get worse than I am, I can live very healthy for a very long time. My goal is 20 more years. If this post helps anyone else with this horrible disease I will be thrilled. It's wonderful to have hope. Dr Hall

Replied by Janet

Thank you Dr. Hall... how exciting. I love this post. Great information. Janet

Replied by Timh
2075 posts

With a number of cases of Pulmonary Fibrosis is the presence of mycoplasma infection, which has been my nemesis for many yrs. Just suggesting the possibility as mycoplasma prevents lung tissue regeneration. My theory is the cholesterol needed for repair is saturated or surrounded by the myco as it's a favorite fuel source. In your case, the laser may be killing mycoplasma. Certainly worth investigating.

I have recently had very good results killing the myco with first Magnet therapy, then Zapping, then Nebulized Colloidal Silver.

Replied by Fred

Hi Andrew, thanks for the post. Am an oral surgeon and suffering IPF since 1 yr. ON what inhaler are you?. Im on Foracort200 2 puff bd.

Andrew Hall Dc
(Sonora, Ca)

Fred, I am using a Symbicort inhaler.

Replied by Stephanie

Is the laser treatment still working for you? How would someone get access to such a laser and use it?

Andrew Hall Dc
(Sonora, Ca)

HI Stephanie,

yes the laser is still working for me. Just had another pulmonary function test and it had improved yet again! I'm thrilled with my progress.

Dr Andy Hall

Replied by Andrew Hall Dc
(Sonora, Ca)

I would like to update my progress. Since my post on 8/10/16, I have had two more pulmonary function tests that have again improved. No additional fibrous tissue on CT. A gentleman named Garry from Australia has tried laser therapy and his pulmonologist was also shocked to see his pulmonary function tests improve. Please consider this therapy if you suffer from IPF and let me know how you respond. I will be happy to help you find a doctor with an appropriate laser.

Dr Andy Hall


Do you know of any treatment centers on the East Coast (MD, DC, VA, PA area)? thanks.

Replied by Edward
(Coventry, R.i.)

Can this Laser be purchased? Can a novice to operate without danger?

Andrew Hall Dc
(Sonora, Ca)

Hi Edward. A Class 4 laser cannot be purchased by non doctors. You could get a Class 3 but won't penetrate deep enough into the lungs.

Replied by Dennisoku
(Toronto, On Canada)

Hi Dr Hall, thanks for sharing. My wife has IPF and we are contemplating low level laser therapy. The Therapists uses a method called: Non-thermal Theraputic Laser. Would this be the kind of laser therapy you've been using? If not could you help locate a source in our area - Toronto ON Canada? Thanx Dennis Oku

Replied by John Lee
(New Jersey)

Dear Dr. Hall,

Thank you for your info. My wife who is with Post-inflammatory Pulmonary Fibrosis may take your treatment.

Will the laser treatment cure your IPF? How long/ how many times, have you been taking the treatment? Would you know if any NJ Dr or Hospital that can give the laser treatment? Please help. John

Replied by Dr. Trisha Schleusner
(Las Vegas, Nv)

Dr. Andy Hall,

Can you please contact me.. I can't find your email address.

I also do laser treatment in our office and want to share experiences.

Dr. Trisha Schleusner [email protected]

Replied by Dave
(New Orleans)

This is the first time I'm hearing of this Laser therapy, where can I have it done? I hope locally. I sure appreciate the information.

Thanks, Dave

Replied by Dave
(New Orleans, Louisiana)

I was wondering if there are any in Louisiana that does this type of Laser therapy, and will insurance cover some of it? Thanks. Dave

Replied by Andrew Hall Dc
(Sonora, Ca)

Hi Dave. Many chiropractors have Class 4 lasers. You could do a local search by going to either Litecure's website or Klaser's. Try or and find the doctor locator search that they both have

Replied by Barb
(Maple Ridge, Bc)

Dr Andrew Hall, I'm interested in the laser therapy, is it possible to get more info from you regarding this, ie would one go to a chiropractor for this type of therapy? and are you still doing well?

Thanks, Darb

Replied by Sandra
(Los Angeles)

Current dx is IPF. Taking Hyaluronic acI'd to deter progress. What would a laser treatment cost? A bit desparate these days. please reply. Sandra

Replied by Chakradhara
(Vishakapatnam - India)

Dr Andrew Hall,

I am from India, This is regarding my near and dear who is suffering with IPF, he is of 30 years age worked for five years in PHARMA company.

can u please suggest what can be the cure for IPF is it Laser or any herbal remedy

Thanks, Chakradhara

Replied by Bear

Hi, could you share more information about the brand and type of laser please. My client has this and it's terminal according to his doctors. His wife is looking for anything to help. Thank you so much!

Replied by mmsg
(somewhere, europe)

Bear, have you looked into Serrapeptase?

Replied by Andrew Hall
(Sonora, CA)
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It has been over a year since I last posted on this site.

I am still doing amazingly well. Blood oxygenation varies between 97-99 and I was diagnosed nearly 4 and 1/2 years ago. I have found doctors for a lot of IPF patients. They report back to me that their oxygenation is better and there are no reports of additional fibrous tissue on subsequent CT scans. Pretty darned remarkable! I have not heard back from anyone that didn't get better in at least some way. Some of them, the results have been dramatic, some of them the results were more subtle but at least there was some improvement in one way or another.

Due to the numbers of IPF patients that have stayed in contact, and all the consistent positive changes we have started a study. If interested in the study go to and check it out. Make no mistake, I nor anyone else claims this to be a cure, because the laser treatment does not appear to remove the fibrous tissue on subsequent CT scans. However, it does appear to arrest the progression of the disease. I would also suggest to IPF patients to join the forum for IPF patients.

Go to It is a forum with caring, loving and supportive people and can be very helpful to you. If you would like to find a laser provider near you go to At the top of the page click on Medical Patient. Then on the far right at the top of the page click on Find a Medical Provider. God Bless everyone dealing with this terrible disease.

Just know there is hope.....

Dr Hall


Hello, do you take serrapeptase or nac for your lungs? I live in Gainesville, FL. Is laser expensive? I want to look into laser for me. Thanks, Mike


hello dr.hall hope you are still doing well, do you know of someone in northern florida around gainesville fl that has a laser? thanks mike


Is MLS laser therapy the same or is that something different? I'm looking for a provider near me.....I live in Mississippi

Replied by Jason G.

Yes my name is Jason and my mother has pulmonary fibrosis and I would like to have more information on how strong the laser needs to be and how long she needs to do it so I can buy it by machine for her pace. let me know if you would. thank you very much


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Posted by Art (California) on 02/09/2021 1457 posts
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I didn't mention it in the new COPD post on EC, but while melatonin is useful for COPD, it is also useful for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)! Here is a link to the new COPD article :

Here are links to studies of melatonin and IPF :

Melatonin is not a one trick pony and has shown efficacy in multiple health issues, yet doctors seem to mainly prescribe it as a sleep aid! If melatonin could become a patented prescription drug, it would be a blockbuster drug for what ever drug company held such a patent!


Replied by T


What are the recommended dosages of melatonin and NAC for treating IPF?



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In the following review they describe the use of NAC for IPF at 600 mg three times per day in divided doses for a total of 1800 mg/day. was orally administered in, and pirfenidone (two studies).

Here is a relevant quote from the review :

' The most commonly used oral dose [76.19% (16/21)] was 600 mg three times a day (1, 800 mg per day). Combined therapy frequently included corticosteroids (13 studies) and pirfenidone (two studies). '

Regarding the use of melatonin for IPF, no dosing schedule has yet been established. I can't give a dosage recommendation since I am not a doctor, but I can mention studies where melatonin was used for Parkinson's disease at 10 mg/day and 50 mg/day to good effect in the study participants. Here is a link to the 10 mg study :

Here is an important quote from the study :

' Compared with the placebo, melatonin supplementation resulted in a significant reduction in serum high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) (β -0.94 mg/L; 95% CI, -1.55, -0.32; P = 0.003) and a significant elevation in plasma total antioxidant capacity (TAC) (β 108.09 mmol/L; 95% CI, 78.21, 137.97; P < 0.001) and total glutathione (GSH) levels (β 77.08 μmol/L; 95% CI, 44.29, 109.86; P < 0.001). Additionally, consuming melatonin significantly decreased serum insulin levels (β -1.79 μIU/mL; 95% CI, -3.12, -0.46; P = 0.009), homeostasis model of assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) (β -0.47; 95% CI, -0.80, -0.13; P = 0.007), total- (β -13.16 mg/dL; 95% CI, -25.14, -1.17; P = 0.03) and LDL- (β -10.44 mg/dL; 95% CI, -20.55, -0.34; P = 0.04) compared with the placebo. '

Here is a link to the 50 mg/day study :

In the above study they found that melatonin at the dosage used, returned oxidative stress levels similarly to healthy control levels.

Here is a quote from the study :

' Taken together, our data showed that melatonin supplementation recovers mitochondrial function and diminishes oxidative stress. '

To get a better idea of exactly how much melatonin reduced oxidative stress markers in the study participants, take a look at "Figure 1". Here you can see how close melatonin got to control levels :

The importance of lowering oxidative stress markers in IPF is outlined in detail in this article : Oxidative Stress in Idiopathic, et al., 2018b).

Here is an important quote from the article :

' Oxidative stress arises as a result of an imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) production and antioxidant defence that leads to cellular dysfunction and tissue damage (Hosseinzadeh et al., 2018b). '



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I forgot to include the last study which gives you a very good idea of why the well established mitochondrial protective effects of melatonin are important : pulmonary fibrosis fibroblasts have, and increased rate of senescence.

Here is a relevant quote from the study :

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis fibroblasts have increased mtDNA damage, mitochondrial dysfunction, impaired mitochondrial biogenesis, and increased rate of senescence. '

The following article goes into significant detail to describe the mitochondrial protective effects of melatonin :

A relevant quote :

' Thus, melatonin is not only taken up by mitochondria but these organelles, in addition to many other functions, also probably produce melatonin as well. Melatonin's high concentrations and multiple actions as an antioxidant provide potent antioxidant protection to these organelles which are exposed to abundant free radicals.



Posted by Art (California ) on 05/07/2018 1457 posts
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There have been quite a few posts on EC about people looking for help for IPF, but I have not seen any posts discussing melatonin and IPF.

Here are some fairly recent studies suggesting that melatonin may offer some help in this area. Melatonin has a very good safety profile and is naturally produced by the human body suggesting a lower potential for adverse reactions. Melatonin is also readily available here in the states and is fairly inexpensive.

Given the severe nature of IPF, it may be beneficial to look at as many options as possible and determine their relevance for your particular situation!


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Posted by Elisabeth G. (Georgia ) on 10/27/2018 1 posts
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Hello. I am wondering if anyone might know of anything to help my grandfather whom is 77 years old and suffers from Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension as well as from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. For the IPF, we have been doing the Hydrogen Peroxide inhalation method, along with colloidal silver, several different supplements, (such as seaweed, vitamin C, collagen, etc. to name a few) along with his prescription medications that are prescribed to him by his lung doctor, and of course he is also following these treatments with a healthy organic food diet along with exercise. Seems to be working well for him as far as treating the IPF.

My reason for this post is to ask if anyone is aware of anything we could be doing to treat the PAH....As it seems to be the more threatening or problematic of the two diseases. His heart doctor has suggested he use Sildenafil, however it's been about a year now that we've been waiting on the doctors and insurance to get everything approved for him so that he can finally get this medication, and still don't have the authorization yet. PLEASE HELP!! My grandfather is a wonderful man and we need help to fight this. We are about four years post diagnosis and times ticking. I have faith that someone somewhere might know something, anything, that can help with fighting and treating this PAH.

Thank you. God bless.

Replied by Teena
(Melbourne, Australia)
235 posts

Some possible options, Gingko baloba, astragalus, vitamin E, coq10, see further suggestions and consider all interactions with meds.


Hawthorn is readily known for its heart health properties. More heart health boosters, you will see some are suggested for heart and lung support.

Keep researching, be aware of contraindications, you might also like to consult with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Best to you

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Posted by Naznine Q. (New York) on 09/05/2015

My response to all the people whose loved ones are having lung issues.

Listed below are some remedies,

Exposure to sunlight.Body Massage.Yoga.Meditation.Castor oil packs.

Serrepeptase-an enzyme.

Turmeric taken with oil and pepper.

Aloe Vera.Pineapple.Cod Liver Oil, Fenugreek, Tulsi, Figs, Liccorice, Onions.Garlic,

Ginger.Black Pepper.Ginseng.Ajwain seeds.Star Anise.

Quercetin-is a flavanoid found in fruits and vegetables.Quercetin supplements can be purchased online.

Nigella Sativa(Kalonji or Black seeds).

Honey.Vitamin C.Vitamin A.Zinc.

6-8 glasses of spring water.

NAC- this is a supplement. it helps to produce Glutathione, a master antioxidant in the body..It can be purchased online from Amazon or IHerb.

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Posted by Guru (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 10/31/2011

Hi, My mother - 70 years of age has been diagnosed with IPF (pulmonary fibrosis) - I saw 2 type of cures on your website.

a) Aloe Vera and Apple Cider Vinegar

b) Hydrogen peroxide.

Can these be done simultaneously? Secondly, do they have any side effects?

regards, guru

Replied by Ani

Hi, Where we can find the ALOE VERA OIL? Please let me know asap, as my mother is diagonized with IPF. I'm already giving her the Indian Pennyworth, grinded and extracted the juice. And also Apple cider vinegar(Organic).

Thanks & Regards, Ani

Replied by Shriekanth
(Singapore/mumbai, Singapore/india)

Hi Ted & Everyone,

My Mom, 58 was diagnosed with IPF in May 2010. Since then from 8hrs oxygen only at night, now she is on 24hrs Oxygen almost completely bedridden and lung capacity reducing. She had Pulmonary Exacerbation on Dec 31st 2010 and was in ICU for nearly 15 days and had further weight loss of 8kgs and since last 9 months same around 32-33kgs and severely malnourished like appearance even though is on protein rich diet, Pirfenidone (1200mg/day)NAC. Her recent CT scan 3 months back showed disease has progressed and 1 weeks back ABG reads pCo2 at 59 and pO2 at 74 whic is acidosis and Spo2 at 98 at 3ltr/min oxygen through concentrator. She is currently based in Hyderabad, India. Please request to help and share your results after taking :-

-Aloevera Oil; Kindly indicate dosage, method and if available in India

- Apple Cidar Vinegar; dosage and method

- Brahmi leaves

-Hydrogen Peroxide Food grade; Avalaibility in India, ideal dosage and method.

Please feel free to reach me at 65 97906589 anytime or drop an email.

PS: Ani let me know where u are in Singapore and would like to meet you personally and share exp and treatment. Thx

Replied by Yusuf
(Kirishi, Leningrad, Russia)

Dear Shriekanth, We have bought Esbriet (Pirfenidone ). My father 67 years old and now is in hospital. He will start to use Esbriet soon. As I understand your mother also used Pirfenidone. Do you think it is not useful?

Replied by Carthian
(Racine, Wisconsin)

I live in the US and I bought esbriet as well, at this point I don't care if it does not help or now, I'll give it a shot anyway, my dad has been getting worse by the day, unfortunately not any of the natural medicine works.. I have tried everything, aloe oil, apple vinegar, cerracor x and cerra, I am afraid the day is coming for my dad.

Replied by Andrew
(Miller, Sd)

My father - 76 years of age has been diagonsed with IPF (pulmonary fibrosis) - I saw 2 type of cures on your website.

a) Aloe Vera and Apple Cider Vinegar

b) Hydrogen peroxide

What have the results been for others who have been using these products for over 2 years and are there side effects. Thanks to everyone for any help.


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Posted by Predcoat (Houston, Texas U S A.) on 06/01/2009

My wife was recently diagnosed with IPF. We are currently doing a series of Hydrogen peroxide IVs and Taking Serrapeptase,MSC and COQ10. She is also on nightly Oxygen. I am concerned that the oxygen may become habitual and may even be a detriment. We are hoping for a cure or at least a stop in progression. What do you recomend? Thanks Jack.

Replied by Becky
(Austin, Tx)

My mother also lives in Houston and Has IPF. Have you had any success with your treatment(s)? Thank you - Becky

Replied by Loren
(Queens, Ny)

This message is for Becky from Austin: I am not sure but I believe I had read a post by Ted somewhere on earth clinic where he had mentioned that using aloe oil/ aloe vera can help with your mom's illness. Maybe earth clinic can help you locate the post. Hope this helps. God bless.

EC: Ted mentions it here:

Replied by Predcoat
(Houston, Texas)

Since my letter of 6/1/09 we have been doing a variety of remedies for my wife's IPF. I feel we are progressing slowly with NAC, Enzymes, MSM etc. I can't say it's a cure but we couldn't do nothing. I am hoping for several more years together and am still looking for more methods to make her life better. The cooler weather will be a plus.


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Posted by Robert H. (Galveston, Texas) on 02/16/2016
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IPF: After a triple coronary bypass about 2011 about 3 months later I noticed a continuing discomfort around my upper left side of my chest. A referral by my cardiologist to a pulmonary specialist discovered my IPF. He prescribed an albuterol compound for my nebulizer and to sleep all night with oxygen. By my second lung function text it showed a rapid deterioration in my ability to process ambient air. The Dr. arranged for me to receive a new medication called Esbriet (54 mg daily)with little results.

I located a holistic doctor who is a board certified doctor of internal medicine with 29 years of experience caring for mostly refinery workers which fit my life profile perfectly. She put me on 1800 mg of Nac daily and later Nac liquid for my nebulizer. My last lung function test after about 3 months on this protocol showed about 7% improvement across the board, which pleased her greatly. She recommended that I consider 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide intravenously 2 times a week for the next 10 weeks. I have located someone who will do this and I will begin this treatment as soon as I save up the money. I'l let ya'll know what happens. I'll see what my JESUS wants, (amen)

Replied by Terry

I am very ill and have 4 small grandsons I want to be there too. I also have 2 beautiful granddaughters and a great granddaughter in the oven.

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