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Legionnaires' Disease


About
This is a very serious ailment which is caused by bacteria and can affect the lungs and the bronchial tubes. At onset, one might think they had the flu because they can experience achiness, fatigue, headache, and moderate fever.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Legionella can inhabit in your heating and cooling system so you need to have it cleaned regularly.
  • This is a rapidly progressive disease and needs hospitalization.


Advice
  • A heating pad or hot water bottle may alleviate pain in the chest.
  • A humidifier that gives off cool mist is recommended to help with lung secretions and moister air.
  • Allow yourself to get plenty of rest while recovering. Recovery time can be between two and four weeks.
  • Deep-breathing techniques are recommended.
  • Maintain a warm body temperature. Being cold will only complicate the symptoms.
  • Raw foods and lightly steamed vegetables should make up 75 percent of your diet.
  • Stay away from fried foods, alcohol, sugar, tobacco, and dairy products.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Garlic
Importance: Very High
Comments: Helps kill bacteria.
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Beta carotene
Importance: Very High
Comments: Forerunner of vitamin A. Prevents lung damage.
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Carotenoid complex (Betatene)
Importance: Very High
Comments: Forerunner of vitamin A. Prevents lung damage.
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Vitamin C
Importance: Very High
Comments: Potent antioxidant. Destroys bacteria. Consider intravenous treatment under a physician's care.
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Bioflavonoids
Importance: Very High
Comments: Potent antioxidant. Destroys bacteria. Consider intravenous treatment under a physician's care.
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Coenzyme Q10
Importance: High
Comments: Controls and enhances immune system. Transports oxygen to cells.
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Lactobacilli
Importance: High
Comments: Kills bacteria. Promotes healthy digestion.
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L-Carnitine plus L-cysteine
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances immune system. Prevents damage to lung tissues.
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Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: A mix of coenzymes. Promotes healthy cell function. Prevents cell damage.
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Raw thymus and raw lung glandulars
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Boosts immune system. Enhances lungs and thymus.


Vitamin A
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances immune system. Helps replenish lung tissue and prevent it from becoming damaged. Emulsion form is recommended.
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Vitamin E
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antioxidant. Prevents lung tissue damage. Emulsion form is recommended.
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Vitamin E
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antioxidant. Prevents lung tissue damage. Emulsion form is recommended.
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Zinc
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances immune system. Zinc gluconate lozenges are recommended.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Catnip
Type: Internal
Purposes: Catnip Tea can help to lower the fever.
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ClearLungs from RidgeCrest Herbals
Type: Internal
Purposes: Manufactured by RidgeCrest Herbals, this is an herbal formula that is Chinese in origin that may help protect the lungs.
Dosage: 2 capsules 3 x daily

Echinacea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Echinacea can boost the immune system.
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Eucalyptus
Type: Internal
Purposes: Use eucalyptus to make breathing easier because it has the capacity to expand tightened airways.
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Goldenseal
Type: Internal
Purposes: Goldenseal acts as a natural antibiotic and can encourage healing.
Cautions: Goldenseal's use should be limited to one week at a time. Limit your usage of goldenseal if you are pregnant. Be very careful using goldenseal if you have been told you are allergic to ragweed.
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Olive Leaf
Type: Internal
Purposes: Used since biblical times, Olive Leaf Extract, just from its symbol, gives you a sense of being protected. It is a powerful way to fend off harmful toxins & expedite healing of infections caused from microbes.
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