made so much more sense than what I had been hearing
from the medical industry.
regards to the role of nutrition in health and healing,
Dr. Green goes on to say,
research in the field of nutritional biochemistry
continues to reveal new information regarding the
role of nutrients in human metabolism. Today we not
only have a better understanding of the relationship
between nutrition and health, but we also understand
more about how nutritional therapies can help prevent
and eradicate illness.
all know that we are supposed to "eat right"
in order to be healthy, but few Americans have been
taught what it means to eat a truly healthful diet.
The consequences of poor eating habits are all around
us. Heart disease, obesity, cancer, and type 2 diabetes
are just some of the health problems that are directly
related to the typical American diet.
is not caused by a poor diet, but the severity of
its symptoms is definitely influenced by the kinds
of foods we eat."
in all, this book was very helpful in that it provided
some of the first natural or alternative treatments
that I used in reversing my mother's emphysema and
COPD. It also caused me to realize that there are
natural and alternative treatments that actually work
and actually make logical sense biochemically.
of COPD Progression Hypothesis
did not realize it at the time but finding these alternative
treatments and others that were even more effective,
and understanding why they were working biochemically,
helped me in eventually developing a hypothesis which,
I believe, describes the cause of the progression
of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its related
diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma
hypothesis as to why COPD progresses long after smoking
introduces a pathogen into the lungs that begins proliferating
immediately and will continue for years, even decades
unless it is systematically attacked and killed.”
as the proliferation of this pathogen progresses,
the body adapts by distending the lungs eventually
causing the condition known as "barrel chest."
The medical and pharmaceutical industries are unable
to explain the presence of barrel chest.
distention of the lungs over years and possibly decades,
eventually causes the lungs to crowd the stomach making
normal-sized meals impossible. This generally signals
the beginning of "End Stage" or "Stage
IV" and severe weight loss as the patient is
eventually unable to eat enough food to maintain normal
this stage of the disease, if no alternative treatments
are used, the patient is near the end. Without some
alternative treatment that will interrupt this process,
the patient will continue deteriorating, losing more
weight and requiring additional supplemental oxygen.
We have all seen these people sitting in wheelchairs
with an air hose in their nose, an oxygen tank strapped
to the chair and looking very emaciated like "skin
explained what I had been observing with my mother's
emphysema and COPD.