diet that began my mother's recovery from COPD and
emphysema was not developed by me. I had been researching
for 9 or 10 months when I ran across a cancer researcher,
Dr. Kenneth Hunter, who stated that cancer was a pathogen.
That made sense to me so I read on. He also stated
that cancer's food supply was sugar and he had developed
a diet that he used with his cancer patients that
starved the cancer. This was not all he did for his
cancer patients. It was just the first step in his
successful 15 years of alternative treatment for cancer.
this same time I also found Dr. Fred Pescatore who
was using essentially the same diet to cure asthma
and allergies. This was also the first step in his
8-step cure detailed in his book, "The Allergy
and Asthma Cure." Dr. Pescatore is a practicing
MD in New York City.
knew so many people who had asthma and were taking
medications every day to "mask the symptoms."
This seemed to be the only thing medications did,
mask symptoms. I didn't understand why their doctors
were not directing them to Dr. Pescatore's book so
they could be cured.
did make me even more suspect of the medical and pharmaceutical
industries. It seemed they were out for money but
not for curing disease, stopping the progression of
progressive disease, or for helping their patients
find healthy alternatives to drugs. I was disappointed
but not at all surprised!
later found Dr. Fuhrman on PBS stating that this same
diet was the cure for every chronic disease!
to this point I had focused my research on finding
the cause of the progression of chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease. No one seemed to have even a clue
as to what could be causing this disease progression.
No one even had a guess. They all adhered to the rhetoric
of the pharmaceutical and medical industries who were
saying that the progression of chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease was a big mystery.
approached the problem from the other direction. I
wanted to know what the possible causes were. What
could be causing the progression of chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease that would keep it progressing long
after smoking cessation and in the presence of all
the new medications and treatments they had developed?
only possibilities I could think of were cancer, fungi,
bacteria, and viruses. What else could it be? I knew
it was not cancer. The doctors had ordered so many
tests I was certain this would have shown in the results.
I knew it was not a bacteria since my mother had been
given repeated doses of antibiotics. I assumed it
was not a virus or they would have determined that
through a blood test. This only left fungi and I did
not know enough about fungi to make a determination.
knew however, if it was one of these "pathogens"
that was causing the progression of my mother's COPD,
the diet developed and used by Dr. Hunter Dr. Pescatore
and Dr. Furhman should produce some positive results.
It should produce noticeable improvements in my mother's
IV COPD or End Stage Emphysema
this stage my mother had deteriorated down to End
Stage Emphysema or stage IV COPD. She only weighed
77 pounds and required 4 liters of continual supplemental
oxygen. She could only eat about a cup of food at
each sitting. When I would prompt her to eat more
she would tell me that if she did she couldn't breathe.
She would only sleep for about an hour before waking
in the middle of an exacerbation.
would make a pot of coffee at 11 pm so I could stay
up all night and check on her every 10 or 15 minutes.
I slept from 7 am to 11 am each morning for a year
and a half. I was in a desparate situation and did
not think my mother would survive much longer. The
doctors were already scheduling her every 6 months
instead of every 3 months like they had done since
her diagnosis. I knew they did not think they would
see her again. I was right there with them. I did
not think she would survive another 6 months either.
is a picture of my mother in September 2007. In this
picture we have already started the new diet and a
host of nutritional supplements and as a result she
is already in the early stages of recovery. She would
not let me take a picture of her when she was at her
worst. This is the first picture she let me take.
Even in these early stages of recovery with the first
subtle signs of improvement beginning to materialize,
I could see her mood and demeanor changing for the
better! We were on our way!!