COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a silent killer that gets very little attention from the media or medical establishments.
But this serious lung disorder is the third leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease and cancer.
And it can become so severe that at times, you can barely breathe.
Conventional wisdom says there’s no cure. Mainstream treatments include bronchodilators, steroids, and oxygen masks. But these treatments only alleviate symptoms. They don’t get to the root of the problem.
Most doctors believe smoking is the primary cause of COPD.
But even if you never smoked, you’re still at risk. A Danish study tracked 6,600 people with COPD. They found a quarter of these patients never smoked at all.1
What’s harming lungs today is a direct result of our modern, polluted environment.2
Polluted air contains nanoparticles of particulate matter that damage your lungs. I’m talking about industrial toxins like mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic that penetrate deep in your lungs. These are the same toxins found in cigarette smoke.3,4,5
At the same time, exposure to indoor irritants are just as harmful – even in your own home. In fact, the EPA says the air in your home is between two and five times more toxic than what you breathe outside.
2 Ways You Can Treat COPD At Home
There are natural ways you can open up the airways in your lungs easily at home. Here’s what I recommend:
- Protect your lungs with CoQ10. CoQ10 is stored in the mitochondria of your cells. While mitochondria are in charge of producing energy, they also protect cells from oxidative damage.6 Your lungs face the most immediate threat from this damage because they have the most contact with the toxic oxygen in the air you breathe. People suffering from chronic lung conditions are even more deficient in CoQ10 than most.Grass-fed beef and organ meat are your best sources. But I also suggest supplementing with 100 mg of ubiquinol CoQ10 daily.
- Reverse lung damage with CBD. Recent studies show the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can relax cells lining blood vessels, reduce lung inflammation, increase oxygen, and repair scarring and swelling in the lungs. This backs up an earlier study that found CBD helps open bronchial passes allowing patients to breathe more easily and avoid low blood oxygen levels.7
I recommend using an oral CBD spray that uses nanotechnology. This method gets 1,500% more CBD past cell membranes. Spray the liquid under your tongue, and hold 60 seconds before swallowing.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
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7. Makwana R, et al. “The effect of phytocannabinoids on airway hyper-responsiveness, airway inflammation, and cough.” J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2015 Apr;353(1):169-80.