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Mother with COPD and TB

Posted by Shirley on 03/25/2008

Hi Ted, I'm Shirley from the Philippines. Got across this site a month ago in one of the forums I frequently visit and since then It has become my habit to visit earth clinic to read all your inputs and suggestions to the betterment of my family's well being. I become a fan :)

Firstly, Im using ur ACV recipe and Im happy to note that it has helped me a lot with my acid reflux and sinus congestion. Also doing Oil Pulling. My lungs seemed to clear as well. Im also supplementing with NAC and Vit C to combat my usual bout with bronchitis and dry cough. Its hard to live in a place where there so much air pollution. Coupled with that weak lungs seems to run in the family

I'd like to ask about my mother who's 68 yrs old, she's got COPD and doctors said she's got to live with it (and it wont be that long) and nothing could cure it. She's coughing a lot of phlegm and' most of the time she cant sleep well at night bec of this. Sometimes she also cant eat well bec according to her the phlegm seemed to block the food she's taking. She's been on medication for a long time but now she's taking vitamins to strengthen her immune system and some pills for hypertension. I've read your inputs on COPD and would like to try these on her. I just have to convince her it will work and also im having a hard time looking for DMSO and Im afraid of the side effects of MSM. I would appreciate your inputs on these. Also will ur ACV remedy help her as well as oil pulling? I would also want to try the H202 on her but still looking where I could buy the food grade.

I'd also want to hear your input on my sister, she's been infected with TB and already on medication with the quad tab for a month. She's interested to try ur ACV remedy but quite worried it might interact with her quad tab medication? What do you think?

I'll be very happy to hear your suggestions. More power and GOD Bless YOU.

Your fan,

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Shirley: Most of the side effects is likely to come from the DMSO, not the MSM. The secret in the use without side effects is always the dilution. An example, is putting a teaspoon of salt in a swimming pool. You won't notice the salty taste, but it is so diluted, its not likely you will. The side effects can be lessened to any degree with the miracle of dilution. This is why apple cider vinegar and baking soda is always diluted in a glass of water or 1/2 glass of water, so it will be more compatible, and less differences with water, or less differences with the body's chemistry too.

The side effects of MSM can be controlled to a point where it I won't notice it. The issue is to take some MSM, dissolve them in a glass of water, and mixed them in small amounts. I would try a small amounts first such as 250 mg of MSM dissolved in a glass of water, first once a day, then to three times a day, and finally mixed in a drinking water. MSM has less side effects than DMSO, but I used DMSO, because it is available here. The other reason is I found rather by accident that DMSO dissolved the black lung causing it, by accident until knowing it would cure it. However, I have not done any experiments with MSM whether it would dissolve it, but I am sure it will since chemical properties a somewhat similar.

Granulated lecithin is a fat emulsifier and can be mixed with almost any food since it is a food made from soy. While the effect is mild in dissolving black tar carbon deposits, I believe this will do it too. However, the dose requires much larger, as any food and I will take it one to two tablespoons three times a day preferably without meals so it would reach the blood stream and the lecithin will do its job, slowly in dissolving some black carbon deposits along the lung area. However I believe a 50/50 mixture of DMSO, OR MSM in a humidifier, or nebulizer does a more direct effect in dissolving the black lungs, but at the same time, plenty of lecithin is also taken along with some MSM.

To reduce phlegm, the only known remedy for me that does dissolve or liquefy the mucus is the N-Acetyl Cysteine. There's a catch on this supplements. Most N Acetyl Cysteine sold in Asia the added secretly aspartame, which destroys the nerves an make it sicker, by causing the body to be severely metabolic acidosis. And this can easily be proven with a pH meter an hour after taking any Coke Zero, Pepsi Max, Xylitol Gums (xylitol is ok, but they add the aspartame!), and others. The problem about aspartame is frequently it is added in many medications and supplements and they DON'T label it. Therefore, I will try to buy N Acetyl Cystiene in capsule form instead of those of effervescence form. The reason is the sweeteners they use in effervescent form is sometimes aspartame, and this includes some antacid also. There is a lot of Chinese herbal remedies that can also clear the lungs, although personally I have not tried them, but one popular one that my fellow earthclinic reader showed me was Lo-Han-Kua Infusion, which is actually rather mild one, which is a fruit, using Lohan Kua (frucus momordicae) to clear up the breathing which might help the phlegm also. But I do know that N Acetyl Cysteine is a powerful remedy in dissolving the phlegm. Phlegm forms because an irritation along the breathing passages exists which refuses to die off. Mine is in the upper throat area, and usually it can either be a bacteria or a virus, but likely to be a virus, because it seems to respond better with anti viral remedy such as peppermint oil. I do use the peppermint oil, if i have a problem 2-4 drops before sleep, but keep in the mouth, and another in the morning. The interesting part of the peppermint oil is that it seems to cause less swelling around the throat area, promoting breathing and reduces the problem of phlegm by reduction of irritation from the peppermint oil. As a clue, I found that peppermint oil also kills the virus reduces irritation, and hence, reduces the phlegm, and irritation of the throat, helping with my breathing.

ACV is generally a good nutrition but also a power detoxifier. But my own experiments were mostly with white distilled vinegar which has saved my dog on so many occasions against insecticidal (mostly pyrethrin and permethrin found in dog's shampoo, but also carbamate) poisoning and other unknown chemical toxins such as formaldehyde, methanol, from chemical thinners too. One easy way I found was that if a paint thinner got on my skin, such as a methanol, it causes very bad burning sensation, and I always apply vinegar to stop that and work every time. Since the skin is the body's biggest organ, other organs inside the body gets inflamed and this is why vinegar or even apple cider vinegar works so well. However in the long run, an apple cider vinegar, or even the one's I used (white vinegar) is always mixed with baking soda, so that the body doesn't deplete its bicarbonates. A vinegar mixed with baking soda, will get sodium acetate, which is an equivalent of a dry vinegar or powder vinegar form, which is the chemically more correct one that's not often used.

A TB can be killed somewhat with ozone, so if I used ozone occasionally in my room, or using a 3% H2O2 as a nebulizer those can kill off the T.B., along with perhaps a 1/2 teaspoon of 3% H2O2 in a full glass of water every 2 or 3 hours, is a possibility. I do know MMS (usually 25% sodium chlorite) in this instance has works, which is more like 3 drops of MMS plus 18 drops 20% citric acid solution,in a glass of water for example. However, in the long run, most of the help comes in alkalizing such as 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken three times a day to alkalize sufficiently to prevent its spread first, before using H2O2 added in drinking water, such as 30 drops in 1 liter of water PLUS 1/4 teaspoon of REAL sea salt. Salt is a natural antibiotic, and if it is nebulized using a 5% saline solution or a humidifier, the salt can also kill the TB to some extent too, but I may add some H2O2 there also.

Apple cider vinegar is considered as food, if it is drank first, along with any food or meal, then a medication can be taken based on whether it is taken before, during or after meals. The only draw back I see is the long term use of apple cider vinegar, which I think adding with baking soda in the long run works better.