What Is COPD?
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a group of related disorders such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD disorders involve the loss of elasticity and dilation of the lung tissue. The symptoms of COPD are shortness of breath, wheezing, a cough that doesn’t go away and tightness in the chest. Almost all cases of COPD and emphysema are caused by smoking.
Obviously, it goes without saying, you must avoid any and all contact with smoke of any kind.
Natural Remedies for COPD
Eat a diet of at least 50% raw foods. The rest of your diet should consist of soups, skinless chicken and turkey, brown rice and whole grain cereals.
Linden Flower tea promotes the healing of the airways.
Go on a cleansing fast every three months.
Clear Lung from Natural Alternative is an herbal combination that helps clean the lungs and provide relief.
Licorice extract increases energy levels and helps to improve organ function.
Every morning mix a teaspoon of pure, cold pressed olive oil your favorite juice. This will provide essential fatty acids that will help eliminate toxic waste in the body.
Consume onion and garlic on a daily basis.
Avoid the typical American breakfast and stick to hot, clear liquids like herbal teas. This helps clear the mucus accumulated during the night in the airways.
Avoid perfumes, dust and chemicals such as commercial cleaning products. All of these things make it more difficult to breathe.
People with chronic breathing disorders will begin to hunch their shoulders and jut their head forward. Correcting your posture will allow your chest and lungs to be able to expand better and therefore, function better. Yoga and certain exercises can help adjust the posture to its natural state.
Research is being done to explore the effects of hydrogen peroxide therapy for these types of disorders as it is thought to help clean the lungs.
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