What is COPD? It is:

"Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease" (COPD), also known as chronic obstructive airway diseases (COAD). It is a group of diseases
characterized by the pathological limitation of airflow in the airway that is not fully reversible. It refers to an obstruction of airflow, which results in
air becoming trapped in the lungs. COPD is the umbrella term for chronic bronchitis, emphysema and a range of other lung disorders. It is most
often due to tobacco smoking, but can be due to other airborne irritants such as solvents, as well as congenital conditions such as alpha-1-
antitrypsin deficiency. It is the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S." (Wikipedia)

COPD Causes

Cigarette smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke is the primary cause of COPD disease. While COPD only occurs in 15% of cigarette smokers,
tobacco use accounts for as much as 90% of the risk for the development of this disease. Secondhand smoke or environmental tobacco smoke
also increase the risk of respiratory infections, and can result in a decrease in lung function one of the major causes of COPD symptoms.

People with COPD disease experience a more rapid decline in what is called forced expiatory volume or FEV. FEV is the maximum volume of air
that can be exhaled within a specified time period, starting from maximal inhalation. A subscript indicates the time period in seconds. For
example, FEV is the maximum volume of air that can be exhaled within 1 second. A decline in FEV causes a person to become short of breath
and to have difficulty in breathing, a major reason for requiring COPD oxygen.

Air pollution

It is not clear if air pollution causes COPD. However, if it does, the effect is small when compared to cigarette smoking. The use of solid fuels for
cooking and heating may cause high levels of indoor air pollution, which may then lead to the development of COPD disease.

Airway hyperresponsiveness

Some patients who develop COPD disease have airway hyperresponsiveness, a condition in which their airways overreact to airborne irritants,
such as secondhand smoke and air pollution.

The role of airway hyperresponsiveness as a risk factor for COPD in people who smoke is unclear. However, according to one hypothesis,
patients who have airway hyperreactivity and who smoke, are at an increased risk of COPD and an accelerated rate of decreased lung function.

Any occupation in which the local environment is polluted with harmful gases and particulates, increases the risk of developing of COPD
symptoms. In addition, there is evidence that cadmium and silica also increase the risk of COPD. This is especially true if the subject smokes.
Occupations most likely to transform it's workers into COPD patients include coal miners, construction workers who handle cement, metal
workers, grain handlers, cotton workers, and workers in paper mills. However, the effect of smoking far outweighs any influences from the work
place.

No matter the cause of COPD, it is rapidly healed by the elemental miracle, as you can see from the testimonial on the home page. Another
disease for which I can't imagine someone wanting to deviate from this one simple remedy. Especially with it's added ability to destroy any and
all pathogens. Still there are other natural remedies that can be used as a COPD treatment, so why not incorporate several into a quick healing
regimen?

Hydrogen Peroxide is an amazing remedy for so many ailments, including as a natural COPD treatment. Many people prefer to inhale it for
this disease. Simply put a 3% solution in a nebulizer and inhale it or drink it. H2O2 baths are effective as well. www.dfwx.com/h2o2.htm has
food grade hydrogen peroxide for sale, and plenty of details on how to use it for internal health.
MSM is an excellent COPD treatment for helping to strip accumulated bio-films from the lungs. Start with 1 tsp. 3 times a day with plenty of
water. Gradually increase to 1 Tbsp. 3 times a day, mixed in plenty of water.
DMSO mixed fifty percent with water in a nebulizer, is reported to be very effective COPD treatment for reducing build ups in the lungs which
helps to greatly reduce COPD symptoms.
Colloidal Silver is reported to be very helpful for COPD patients, especially in those suffering from chest infections. Patients claim that by
using it in their nebulizer as soon as their sputum changes from clear to yellow, it keeps the infection from advancing any further.
Virgin Coconut Oil is reported to be a big help to those with COPD. Simply by taking a tsp. or two with meals, or in tea or room temperature
juice, it's said to thin the mucous making it easy to cough up, and it opens the nasal passages as well.
Thyme is very beneficial as a simple tea that you just sip, for those suffering from COPD symptoms. It is helpful for many COPD symptoms,
including upper respiratory infections.
Turmeric is a very effective home remedy for bronchitis, one of the main contributors of COPD symptoms. Half a teaspoon of turmeric powder
should be administered with half a glass of milk, two or three times daily. Or take it in capsules. It acts best when taken on an empty stomach.

Other herbs that can be used as a natural COPD treatment, are Garlic, Licorice, Indian Tobacco (Labelia), and Marshmallow. Probably the best
expectorant, which will loosen the mucus and make it easier to cough up is Eucalyptus. A great way to avoid having to use COPD oxygen, is
to add a few drops of the essential oil of Eucalyptus to a humidifier, and just breathe in the air, especially when your having trouble breathing.
Many COPD patients swear by this simple technique.

The Elemental Miracle along with a few of these other remedies should put you well on your way to relief from COPD. As serious as it is,
COPD is naturally healed everyday, although it does require time and patience. Of course quitting smoking is standard, but no matter, follow
these remedies, and do some research on your own. All of these remedies fit well within COPD guidelines. This is holistic health at it's best, as
what does conventional medicine have to offer for COPD? Really.
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