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Pneumonia


About
Pneumonia occurs when one or both of the lungs become infected by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, or mycoplasma. The air sacs in the lungs become infected, which inhibits oxygen flow to the blood. Fever, fatigue, chills, chest pain, difficulty breathing, enlarged lymph glands in the neck, cough, bloody spit, achy muscles, and sore throat often accompany pneumonia.


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.
  • Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can settle in the upper airways if antibiotics are overused for less serious problems.
  • Anyone without a spleen, those with a chronic disease, and anyone over 65 should consider getting a pneumococcal vaccine to help prevent respiratory diseases.
  • Lack of vitamin A may contribute to respiratory infections.
  • The most effective test for Streptococcus pneumoniae is a urine test.


Advice
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Fresh juices are recommended. Consuming liquids can be beneficial for diluting lung secretions. A fast consisting of fresh lemon juice, pure juices, and distilled water is recommended.
  • Green drinks or chlorophyll tablets are recommended.
  • Hot water bottles and heating pads can help alleviate chest pain.
  • If your child develops pneumonia, he should be taken to a doctor immediately.
  • Include acidophilus in your diet if you are taking antibiotics.
  • Pneumonia should be treated by a doctor.
  • Raw fruits and vegetables are an important part of your diet.
  • Remove sugar, white flour, and dairy products from your diet.
  • To make breathing easier, use a humidifier or vaporizer in your home.
  • Try not to spread your germs. Use tissues to cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and then get rid of them properly.
  • Vegetable-source proteins are recommended. Free-form amino acid complexes and soy are good ways to obtain needed protein.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Betatene
Importance: Very High
Comments: Provides beta-carotene and other carotenoids. Prevents free radical damage.
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Colloidal silver
Importance: Very High
Comments: Decreases inflammation. Helps heal lung tissue lesions.
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Vitamin A
Importance: Very High
Comments: Boosts immune system. Helps with reconstruction of lung tissue. Emulsion form is highly recommended when taking in high doses. If taking capsules, do not take in high doses.
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Vitamin C
Importance: Very High
Comments: Boosts immune system. Eases inflammation.
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Bioflavonoids
Importance: Very High
Comments: Helps activate vitamin C.
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L-Carnitine plus L-cysteine plus Glutathione
Importance: High
Comments: Prevents free radical damage to the lungs. Dissolves respiratory tract mucus.
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Free-form amino acid complex
Importance: High
Comments: Provides needed protein. Helps with tissue reconstruction.
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Pycnogenol and/or grape seed extract
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances immune system. Prevents damage to lung tissue. Decreases degree and number of colds and flu.
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Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Helps with digestion. Aids in producing antibodies. Helps with red blood cell formation. Promotes healthy mucous membranes. Sublingual form is recommended.
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Raw thymus and raw lung glandulars
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Boosts immune system. Helps heal lung tissue.


Vitamin E
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antioxidant. Guards lung tissue. Improves flow and use of oxygen. Use emulsion form.
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Vitamin E
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antioxidant. Guards lung tissue. Improves flow and use of oxygen. Use emulsion form.
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Zinc
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with tissue reconstruction. Boosts immune system. Zinc gluconate lozenges are recommended.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Astragalus
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boosts immune system.
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Echinacea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boosts immune system.
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Ginger
Type: Internal
Purposes: Kills microbes. Helps reduce fevers.
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Goldenseal
Type: Internal
Purposes: Antibiotic.
Cautions: Those with ragweed allergies, may experience a reaction to goldenseal. Pregnant or nursing women should not use goldenseal. Do not use a daily dose of goldenseal longer than one week.
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Licorice
Type: Internal
Purposes: Antibiotic.
Cautions: Using licorice on a daily basis for more than a week can boost blood pressure. Those with high blood pressure should not take it.
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