Emphysema

HOW TO GET WELL
THE DRUGLESS WAY

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First Draft © Dennis Rocke & Dr J. M. Mungavin 1983

Updated Dennis Rocke © 2022

Emphysema

One of the effects of ageing is a loss of elasticity in the lung. The elastic fibres support the cells that make up the alveoli and airways. Alveoli are the honeycombed effect or pits in the lung, like little air bubbles. These alveoli and airways can stretch nearly half as much as their original size when resting as we breathe in. On an inward breath the muscles of the diaphragm and chest stretch the elastic fibres in order to make room for the inward rush of air. The body only produces a few of these fibres, if any, after the age of 20, and by then a lot of the fibres manufactured since birth are beginning to wear out. As a person gets older the fibres continue to wear out, not only in the lungs, but in the skin and other parts of the body, this gives rise to the appearance of old age. (This is different in every individual.) This ageing process within the lung has a serious effect, in that, the maximum capacity of the lung to take in oxygen and remove carbon dioxide decreases year after year.

It’s the breaking up of alveolar walls that causes the formation of larger spaces, fewer partitions and therefore a smaller area of contact between blood and air. Meaning the chest and diaphragm have to do the work of squeezing the air (carbon dioxide) out with effort. Due to this process the elastic framework of the lung doesn’t do the job of holding the airways open and make the expulsion of air even more difficult because the airways tend to collapse. This is the complaint that is called emphysema.

FACTS ABOUT EMPHYSEMA

SMOKING!!! especially cigarette smoking is an important hazard. It is now a common fact that smoking increases the risk of cancer of the lung, of the mouth and throat, coronary artery disease, bronchitis, emphysema and gastric ulcers. One of the arguments put forward by smokers is that you have got to die of something, this is true, but why pick such an unpleasant way to go.

If a person is suffering (and suffering this individual surely is) from emphysema and the sufferer is still a smoker, the person MUST! give them up. Smoking should, for good health, either never be taken up or alternatively given up if already started.

One thing is certain in this, if the sufferer says “What does it matter, I’ve got the disease now” the answer is the remainder of that persons’ life will be much more pleasant without the cigarettes.

DIET

Follow the health diet with emphasis on fruit and vegetables, mostly eaten raw. Other foods to supplement diets are:

  • 1 teaspoon of lemon/lime juice about 5 or 6 times a day
  • Garlic
  • Goat’s milk (and its products)
  • Honey
  • Kefir
  • Vegetable oils
  • Yoghurt
Daily Supplements (Recommended)
Vitamin A  

Under doctor’s supervision take 50,000 iu

 

Vitamin B15  

100 mg

 

Vitamin C  

5,000 mg daily

 

Brewer’s Yeast  

3 tablespoons

 

Comfrey  

Either in tea form or fresh in salads

 

Lecithin  

1 tablespoon

 

Natural Multi Vitamins  

Take as prescribed by the manufacturer.

 

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