"It is easier to fool someone than to convince them they have been fooled."
It seems the massive advertising campaigns of the pharmaceutical companies have been wildly successful in convincing people their drugs work. The fact is, there are tens of thousands of drugs on the market and not ONE that cures a disease!
I remember a Time Magazine article I read from 1962 written by a physician urging the pharmaceutical companies to make fewer "formularies" as he called them. At the time he stated there were 150,000 drugs on the market! His claim in 1962 was that doctors could not keep up with all the new drugs! Now ask yourself whether you think this problem has gotten better or worse in the last 50 years!
Why Does Emphysema and COPD Progress?
It seemed the doctors and medical industry were very good at testing and quantifying everything regarding my mother's COPD and emphysema. The problem was they were unable to utilize any of the results of these very expensive tests to provide any lasting improvements in my mother's condition!
My thought was,
"What good are all these tests if they are not providing any effective solutions?"
All the extensive testing did was make the hospital and its investors rich and potentially help the medical industry "type" COPD much like they did with cancer in the 1960s!
COPD Research Begins Revealing AnswersAll total I researched COPD and emphysema for 4 and a half years totaling more than 6500 hours. I compiled more than 30,000 pages of information which provided some amazing results.
Initially I found physicians and other researchers that were exploring alternative treatments for emphysema and COPD. I found a number of these treatments helped but still did not cure this disease or stop its progress. I then located researchers working on other diseases and where it made sense to do so, I began applying their alternative treatments to my mother's COPD and emphysema with astounding results!
I found a Microbiologist and Cancer Researcher who stated that cancer was a pathogen. He had developed a diet that he put his patients on designed to starve cancer. He revealed that the food supply for pathogens was sugar. The diet removed sugar and those foods that convert to sugar in the body after only a few biochemical steps.
I found another researcher who was a practicing MD in New York City who had published his 8-step cure for allergies and asthma. Prior to finding him I was unaware there was a way of curing asthma or allergies. I wondered why other doctors were prescribing medications for these illnesses instead of using this prominent physician's cure. My mother's doctors had not heard of either one of these researchers or their effective treatments. They were too busy and did not have time to read a bunch of research.
Reversing COPD and Emphysema: The Hypothesis
I eventually developed a hypothesis which I believe describes the cause of the progression of COPD and emphysema. My Hypothesis is,
"Smoking introduces a pathogen into the lungs that continues proliferating even if the patient quits smoking."
I believe that, as this pathogen proliferates, the human body adapts by distending the lungs in an effort to provide additional surface area for gas exchange (i.e. "breathing"). I believe the pathogen continues proliferating and the lungs continue distending until they eventually begin crowding the stomach forcing the patient to eat smaller and smaller meals.
This results in severe weight loss and is generally considered to be a sign that the patient is in End Stage or Stage IV. We have all seen these people sitting in wheelchairs using supplemental oxygen and looking like "skin and bones." I saw this first hand as this is exactly where my mother ended up!
Logically Testing the HypothesisI wanted to test my hypothesis to see whether it made sense logically. I remembered working with a gentleman years earlier who told me he had quit smoking 27 years earlier and had just been diagnosed with COPD and emphysema. If smoking introduced this pathogen into his lungs would it still be proliferating? YES! This appeared to be the reason quitting smoking does not exempt you from a subsequent diagnosis of COPD, emphysema or chronic bronchitis since this pathogen continues proliferating.
En Vivo Testing of the COPD and Emphysema HypothesisIt's one thing for the hypothesis to make perfect sense however, this does not mean necessarily that it will work in practice. I needed to test these alternative COPD and emphysema treatments on a live human, my mother. Before you start accusing me of using my mother as a guinea pig, please understand that all of these alternative COPD and emphysema treatments included only healthy foods and safe, effective supplements so there was no threat of side-effects or injury.
The First Signs of Recovery from COPD and Emphysema
By this time I was realizing that the progression of my mother's emphysema and COPD was the result of a pathogen that had entered her lungs through smoking and even though she had quit smoking, it (the pathogen) had continued growing and proliferating.
It took us 10 days to transition to the new diet and then amazingly, after two additional weeks, she began improving noticeably! I was shocked and amazed even though I expected it to work! I had watched her decline and deteriorate little by little each day for so long and now, finally, a glimmer of hope!
After 3 months on the restrictive diet my mother only required 3 liters of supplemental oxygen and was no longer gasping for air at all! Prior to starting the diet she was on 4 liters of supplemental oxygen and was in distress much of the time.
This restrictive diet was apparently starving this pathogen I had hypothesized about. The doctors call this logical approach to COPD and emphysema "quackery" but all of their patients die from this disease and never show any permanent improvement with their treatments. My mother was showing permanent improvements. By "permanent improvements" I simply mean those improvements not associated with the drug-induced, temporary masking of symptoms.