My mother was diagnosed in 2003 with emphysema, COPD and chronic bronchitis. She immediately quit smoking and was prescribed medications and emphysema treatments that would slow the progress of the disease. The doctor did not hesitate letting us know that the disease was terminal.
I began researching emphysema, COPD and chronic bronchitis but always ended up at a pharmaceutical web site. It seemed they had the keywords covered so I began searching in alternative health web sites. Some were obviously untrue and still others did not apply to my mother's condition but I eventually, after more than 6500 hours of research, found information that assisted me in developing the six protocols that reversed my mother's emphysema.
After my mother had refrained from smoking for two and a half years and took all the prescribed medications and performed all the emphysema treatments she was noticeably worse and her deterioration seemed like it was accelerating.
I asked the doctor why her emphysema was getting worse so long after she quit smoking. His reply was that they simply did not know why emphysema continued progressing after the patient quit smoking. He said it was a mystery. I decided that I would research emphysema until either I solved the big mystery, which I realized was a long shot, or my mother took her last breath.
What Causes the Progression of Emphysema?
Understanding what caused the progression of emphysema was the first step in sloving the big mystery but nobody knew why it progressed. I reasoned that some pathogen, probably left over from smoking, was proliferating or growing in my mother's lungs. As it proliferated it began occupying surface area in my mother's lungs she needed for breathing. Her body adapted by distending her lungs creating additional surface area for gas exchange (breathing). As additional surface area was created the pathogen grew into those areas also.
This cycle continued in my mother's lungs until it reached critical mass. Eventually her lungs distended enough that they crowded her stomach. At this point her meals got smaller and smaller until she could only eat a very small portion or it would negatively affect her breathing. Her weight began dropping and on January 24, 2006 her doctor put in her medical record, "End Stage Emphysema."
I didn't argue after all she was down to only 77 pounds and required 4 liters of continuous supplemental oxygen. She could only sleep for an hour at a time and eat tiny portions of food.
Starving the Pathogen
I remembered a graduate level Pathology course I had taken which made me realize taking away the pathogen's food supply would weaken it and possibly stop it from proliferating.
Amazingly, after two weeks my mother was getting better. Not by much but her improvement was noticeable since it was her only improvement since her diagnosis. Over the next few months my mother's supplemental oxygen requirement went down to only 3 liters and her weight increases by nearly 8 pounds.
Attacking the Cause of Each Symptom
As you know, there is a cause and effect for all disease. Modern medicine treats the effect (the symptoms) and rarely looks for or finds the cause. This is probably why there are more than 57,000 drugs on the market and not one that cures a disease.
I proceeded with my research into alternative health and found replacements for prednisone and antibiotics along with restoring her body to it's optimal health.
At the end of nearly 17 months (December 2008) my mother had re-gained all of her lost weight and did not require any supplemental oxygen. This would not be so amazing if it were not for the entire medical and pharmaceutical industries still stating that emphysema, COPD and chronic bronchitis are terminal.
I assure you, they are NOT terminal!
For additional information read the following articles I wrote that were published on Yahoo:
"Alternative Emphysema Treatment Begins Working"
Also, make sure and visit my web site and pick up a copy of my book, "How I Reversed My Mom's Emphysema."There is also a lot of free information including the files - "Reverse Emphysema Self Test" that will quantify your chances of benefiting from the book and "Six Protocols That Reversed My Mom's Emphysema" that will provide an overview of the book.