Cystic Fibrosis and Dietary Acidosis
I have not been blogging for a while due to other commitments and trying to focus on fewer things but I’ve recently had some time out due to an injury and have been researching Cystic Fibrosis. I came across some articles which I found really interesting and thought I must share via my blog. The articles were linked to Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary Lung Cancer. I already follow some suggestions in the articles i came across from Doctor Robert Young, MS,D.SC.,PH.D. Naturopathic Practitioner. The information mostly i have recommended before and i could relate to a lot of the information he had found. I did not agree with all of it and have not experienced some subjects he spoke about in and out of Cystic Fibrosis but what i could relate to and have experienced i have spoke about in this blog.
Everything starts with the immune system, nutrition, stress levels and mind. These articles discussed Cystic Fibrosis and Lung Cancer, how they have similar symptoms. A lot of the research and results done I had already been telling people about via my blog and when I have been giving talks. It was really interesting reading about someone who else had found ways to treat Cystic Fibrosis with the same methods. Its a great read on how to live, be healthy for anybody.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Pulmonary Adenorcinoma Cancer (PAC) are both chronic and progressive conditions of the respiratory system, lymphatic system, intestines, pancreas, urinary tract, reproductive organs, skin and stomach. These types of metabolic and dietary conditions result in the build up of mucous that can affect any organ but have high negative effects on the respiratory system, digestive system, and lymphatic system. Dr Youngs research concluded that diet, lifestyle and environment can help treat Cystic Fibrosis. I feel like that there are a lot of living people with Cystic Fibrosis now proving this to be correct such as Jason Van’t Slot who’s interview with me can be found in the link below,
also Nathan Charles and Sophie Grace Holmes who are leading examples in the C.F community of what exercise a healthy lifestyle and good eating habits can do for you.
Symptoms and signs of Cystic Fibrosis and PAC are similar. Mucous in the lungs, chronic cough, wheezing, bronchitis, asthma, weight loss, excessive salt in sweat, Abdominal pains and fatigue.
Doctor Young research found that disease can be caused by imbalance of the body brought on by a way of eating, living and thinking. Foods such as dairy (cheese, yogurt, ice-cream, pop, sugar drinks, coffee) animal flesh, and acidic foods causes health changes to begin and diseases to be developed. Genetic defects can happen because of acidic dietary choices, lifestyle choices, that cause our DNA and genetics to express themselves in abnormal ways. Doctor Young states that your health is decided by your diet, lifestyle and environment. CF and Cancers, diseases can be fought when people stop living an acidic lifestyle. A Cow is only as healthy as the food it eats and the environment it lives in, a fish is only as healthy as the water it swims in, change the water and you can change your health.
My previous blogs have talked about the importance of maintaining a healthy body and immune system are the foundation of healthy lungs. Doctor Young states that the human body is alkaline by design and acidic by function. Mucous is a cause of acidity. The body when alkaline has more energy, better health, fitness and vitality. What you eat, drink, how much you sleep, every activity you engage in which even includes your thoughts and stress levels has an effect on your health. It effects how your blood, tissue, DNA, organs etc work. You are what you eat and drink but also what you think, feel and do. Acidic foods, liquids, smoking, bad environment, stress can all lead to diseases and conditions as they create acidity in the body.
Doctor Young states that Lung Cancer is an acidic condition that kills healthy cells and makes them cancerous. Heart disease is a result of acid damage as is alleges, arthritis, bowel restrictions, IBS as well as many more diseases.
Doctor young talks about the 7 stages of disease and sickness
His disease theory has 7 stages and is related to acidity in the body because of a way of living, eating and thinking. I have summarised them below.
Stage One- Loss of energy so you cannot remove acidic products, and infections that build up in the blood and fatty tissues.
Stage Two- Becoming sensitive to food or air born allergies.
Stage Three- Mucous build up. Mucous is created when the glands of the body release the alkaline component sodium bio-carbonate to fight dietary acids which creates thick sticky mucous.
Stage Four- Inflammation which is caused by acid. Acid = pain and pain = acid.
Stage Five- Hardening of the tissues and organs.
Stage 6- Ulceration of the tissues and or organs.
Stage 7- The degeneration of tissues, organs and glands prior to death.
It is important to keep in mind that if our body is not strong enough to fight infections we are going to struggle. To make our body strong we must focus on diet, lifestyle and the mind which will create an alkaline body. Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive disease we are born with that degenerates the body and organs before death. To fight Cystic Fibrosis and disease we must have strong foundations and roots, that build healthy organs and blood cells that can give the best fight possible so we can live as long as possible and as healthy as possible. An alkaline lifestyle can treat Cystic Fibrosis. Decreasing stress levels, sleeping well, having a good mindset creates an alkaline system in the body. Also the foods we eat-
To reduce acidity:
eliminate all acidic foods and liquids that create mucous such as
- dairy products
- processed soy
- food additives
- animal meats
- white bread, sugar, pasta
Eat more foods that decrease acidity and the formation of mucous
- sweet potato
- hemp protein
- drink 1 litre of water per day per 30kg of bodyweight
Many more can be researched and found. I used to recommend Organic meat but since i took it out of my diet my lung function increased to its highest ever since a child and i felt a massive improvement in my health. Increasing plant protein in vegetables as well as hemp, nuts can also improve your alkaline levels and increase your health.
We cannot control the cards we are dealt when we are born with Cystic Fibrosis. But we can have a massive impact on how we play them. How strong of a fight we give and how long we can last in the game. My aim is to hopefully provide you with knowledge that can improve your life. There are a lot of examples now of people doing great things with Cystic Fibrosis and living longer. If we have strong foundations starting with out mindset that can we can improve our health. We can eat the right foods, live a healthy lifestyle eating well, exercising, sleeping and putting our health as a main priority. Surround yourself with a great network of people, doctors, friends and family. Live in a healthy environment, climb mountains for fresh air, go by the sea for some salt water, enter the sauna for your immune system, do meditation for your mind an you can live an enjoyable life. Im fortunate that every day i get to do what i love and i will keep doing so as long as I’m healthy. I know to be healthy i need to do the right things and build strong foundations. This blog talks about the importance of creating an alkaline system in our body because an acidic environment is harmful. I know when i don’t eat properly, sleep well, over work myself, get stressed i become ill. Doing these things create an acidic environment. I know when i eat well, sleep, train and work the right amount i have balance i am happy and i am healthy. Health comes from how we live, think and what we eat. It was interesting reading some of Doctor Youngs work and therefore I thought I would share some with you as well as my own experiences.
Blogs to increase immune system, improve nutrition and health which i have wrote
Travis, William D; Brambilla, Elisabeth; Müller-Hermelink, H Konrad; Harris, Curtis C, eds. (2004). Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart (PDF). World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Lyon: IARC Press. ISBN 92-832-2418-3. Retrieved 27 March 2010.
Young, R.O. (25 February 2015). “The Blood Jerk Reaction – A Rise In The Alkaline pH of the Blood! What Does It Really Mean?” http://blog.phoreveryoung.com/tag/latent-tissue-acidosis/
Flume PA, Mogayzel Jr PJ, Robinson KA, et al. (March 2010). “Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Guidelines: Pulmonary Complications: Hemoptysis and Pneumothorax”. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 182 (3): 298–306. doi:10.1164/rccm.201002-0157OC. PMID 20299528.
Mitchell, Richard Sheppard; Kumar, Vinay; Robbins, Stanley L.; Abbas, Abul K.; Fausto, Nelson (2007). Robbins basic pathology. Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN 1-4160-2973-7.
Young, RO, “Sick and Tired”, Woodland Publishing, Orem, Utah, 2001.
Young, RO, Young, SR, “The pH Miracle Revised and Updated”, Grand Central Publishing, New York, NY, 2010.
McGowan P.O., Meaney M.J., Szyf M. (2008). Â Diet and the epigenetic (re)programming of phenotypic differences in behavior. Brain Research, 1237: 12-24 (subscription required).
Young,R.O., Young, SR, “The pH Miracle for Cancer”, Hikari Omni Media Publishing, Alpine, Utah, 2015.
Young,R.O., Young, S.R., “The pH Miracle for Weight Loss”, Grand Central Publishing, New York, NY, 2005.