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Repair Alveoli?

To begin with I am 80 and according to my pulmonologist my FEV1 says I am at stage 4. He has told me (just a month ago) that he has patients at my stage in beds in hospitals and nursing homes. But having said that, if you and I were to take a "walk around town" with me you would not know I had emphysema unless I told you. I can make beds, take showers and (on level ground) walk as far as I care to. This is because I do not "worship" at the alter of western meds and big pharma. I look at things from any and all parts of the world. I take and use whatever I feel is valid from whatever source.

I have been following with great interest the research being done in the field of vitamin A and emphysema. The theory (and question) is why does emphysema continue to progress long after the original causation has ceased? (i.e. smoking for example. My emphysema showed up 30+ years AFTER my LAST cigarette!) But "why" we ask. After all, it's NOT driven by a bacteria or a virus! Scientists now think they know. They now think that smoking for example is merely the "trigger" action and ANOTHER culprit is to blame. That culprit being vitamin A deficiency!

I personally intend to act on the information presented in this British (I think British) web site: oxygenworldwide.com/news/ar...

I intend to do it safely WITHOUT the use of store bought artificial supplements of any kind.

Finally I'd like to state that I am only sharing my beliefs and research. I am NOT advocating anyone do, or not do, anything. Anything anybody decides to do, or not do, is strictly their decision and responsibility.

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Sounds interesting. How will you get more vitamin A if you don't take supplements? I agree with you. Sometimes wonder if the drugs prescribed are not such a good thing.

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Very simple...carrots! The US RDA for an adult person is 900 mcg of vitamin A. This is not really very large. ONE raw carrot has 12,000 IU / 2160 mcg of vitamin A. I will start with ONE raw carrot per day and take it from there and watch how it goes. This approach has worked for me so far.

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Awesome! I hope you keep us posted on how you are doing. That is cheaper than any of my medicines!

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Carrots are most definitely packed with Vitamin A but it’s sugar content can promote inflammation. “Everything in moderation “. I prefer broccoli and spinach for my natural Vitamin A intake as both are anti inflammatory as opposed to carrots also I do not adhere to Government RDA . The same government that gave us the now proven wrong food pyramid which is a joke

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Hi RedSox, I just learned this bit of information from a dietician, who works with diabetic patients. You know the little baby carrots, the ones they always put on veggie trays? They contain awhole lot of sugar. Carrots we peel ourselves, still have sugar but not as much according to her. The things you learn at wedding showers, by the veggie trays!!! I am into spinach salads right now....I eat them....alot.

Take good care!!

Stay well!

Enjoy spring!!

Meg xx

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Yep...eat your veggies, it is the universal cure! Frankly...I am really tired of the bombardment from everywhere in general, about the benefit or injury from food and especially...eat your veggie stories. One week something is good for you, next week it is bad. I am sure a carrot a day is not going to do a thing. Especially if you have no idea what your levels are or what they are "supposed to be".

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As I thought I implied in my original post where I said: "Finally I'd like to state that I am only sharing MY beliefs and research. I am NOT advocating anyone do, or not do, anything."

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Diet is extremely important to health! I will join you in the carrot eating! Can’t hurt!

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No, it can't hurt. I have made one alteration since I first posted. Instead of 1 carrot per day I have upped it to 2. I have made some claims that I know some don't believe. I was out shopping in a mall this morning. I walk without difficulty and I have no difficulty breathing. It is not only carrots I eat. I take 3 treatments a day of Dr Christopher's Lung and Bronchial Formula. (Clears lungs of mucus and crud) I also take herbs from India. (For liver & kidneys. Brought me back from TOTAL renal failure.) I practice Buteyko breathing. (Russian) I also use a Frolov breathing device. (Also Russian) All of this allows me to live a rather normal life inspite of a FEV1 of 29%.

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I wanted to buy the Buteyko tapes, but money seems to be an issue. I have done some of the free ones on you tube. You just inspired me to go back to it, don't know why I quit. It sure can't hurt. I started eating organic yams, they are high on vitamin A. Hopefully next week will add a carrot.

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The Frolov Breathing Device is not expensive. It accomplishes the same effect as Buteyko Breathing.

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Ok, thank you. I will look that up.

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I would suggest you read all of these:

intellectbreathing.com

normalbreathing.com

These are both Russian sites but they're totally in English. They fully explain the Frolov Breathing Device and much more. Don't worry, there's nothing illegal here. I personally have dealt with the Russians twice. It's no different than dealing with anyone else.

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Thank you, hopefully today I can read them.

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Not all veggies are good as some contain too much sugar which without a doubt is not beneficial in excess

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Excellent post and thank you . I have always been a very strong proponent of Vitamin A in all forms whether supplemental or ingested via food source. There is quite a bit of research here in the USA in recent years on its benefits . I like you have added to my daily regimen and believe strongly in it. Like you I do not tell folks to take it but other than the exercise which is so important I lean more towards clean food and healthy supplements as the most important element of managing not only lung disease but any disease. Many folks do not emphasize the power of a healing anti inflammatory diet which includes whole healthy foods

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