Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
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let’s talk about copd chronic obstructive pulmonary disease what does this word mean it means that there’s a lung disease that takes a bit of time to develop that’s the word chronic obstructive means you’re not able to breathe to a certain degree another name for copd is emphysema some of the symptoms there’s quite a few the most common ones are shortness of breath coughing mucus the problem with copd is it’s a progressive condition that eventually leads to pulmonary hypertension so you’re getting blood pressure that’s going up in your lungs and it’s going to put a lot of stress on the right ventricle that’s the right part of your heart it’s the pump that pushes all your blood to the entire body so as you stress the right part of that pump it’s going to eventually weaken and you’ll start to get edema you’ll usually see that in your ankles so if you see swelling in your ankles then we know this is going on right here now if we take a look at what’s happening inside your lungs you have these little pouches called alveoli they look like little clusters of grapes okay normally they look like this when you have copd they look like this so you lose the shape of these little pouches because there’s a tremendous amount of irritation from either smoke or some other substance that’s creating a constant inflammatory process this word comes from the latin word which means uh cavity because it’s a little pouch-like hole now the purpose of the alveoli is just to exchange certain gases it’s pulling in co2 from the blood and it’s adding into the circulation oxygen so we have this exchange between oxygen and co2 so you have this very very thin lining of the alveoli that allows this diffusion to take place and right outside that thin layer you have these tiny little blood vessels called capillaries so we’re really mixing in the oxygen with the blood so it acts sort of like a carburetor the carburetor is the lung of your engine where you’re actually pulling in oxygen mixing it with fuel with the right ratio a little spark plug and creating energy so the problem with copd is this chronic irritation creates inflammation in something called oxidation and oxidation is basically it’s like a rusting out effect of your your body tissue and the more the body rusts out it creates inflammation and it’s going to try to heal incorrectly with too much scar tissue we call that fibrosis and so we get a thickening of this membrane and when the membrane becomes thicker you slowly lose your ability to exchange gases and get oxygen so you have more difficulty breathing so it’s basically shutting off the oxygen to this carburetor right here now one of the problem with this is that you’re also getting a buildup of co2 carbon dioxide and that’s going to affect your breathing because you’re breathing in something that’s mimicking additional smoke it’s just like not oxygen it’s just kind of like this other thing that’s going to irritate your lungs greatly in summary that’s what copd is now what can you do about it there’s some really interesting research on this and it has to do with this right here oxidation at the heart of copd you’re getting a massive amount of oxidation there just happens to be an anti-oxidant that can help stop this maybe even reverse it some of the studies were done in animals not in humans yet but it makes sense that it would work in humans as well and it has to do with a type of vitamin e now most people might associate vitamin e with tocopherols but fairly recently there was a a type of vitamin e called tocotrinols which is really in nature part of the vitamin e complex so you have tocotrienols and you have tocopherols the type of vitamin e that you would need to help reduce this oxidation would be the tocotrienols more than the tocopherols so you want to get a supplement that has a dosage of about 300 milligrams okay of tocotrienols only tocotrinols are 50 times stronger than the tocopherols so it’s going to really help you reduce this oxidation and other things that are very destructive in the lung tissue so your inflammation is going to come way down with tocotrienos and i would take 300 milligrams i would take that three times a day on an empty stomach so the goal with tocotrienols is to stop the oxidation inflammation so it doesn’t turn into fibrosis but if you think about vitamin e in general what do people use it for they use it for scarring right so you’re reducing scar on the skin well why not just take it internally to reduce scarring too not just in your lungs but also in the liver there’s some great data on cirrhosis but you can also use it on copd to help break down some of the scarring in the lungs next remedy is vitamin d3 i would venture to say that a hundred percent of patients with copd are severely deficient in vitamin d you have a lot of receptors for vitamin d in the lung one of the treatments for copd is steroids okay like prednisone and other and other types of steroids that are like bronchosteroid inhalers because steroids are anti-inflammatory and vitamin d is the closest thing to that steroid cortisol that we’re talking about it acts like this anti-inflammatory but without the side effects it’s a very powerful anti-inflammatory but you have to take enough so you want to take about 40 000 international units of vitamin d3 every single day okay that’s going to reduce inflammation and help you breathe what intermittent fasting will do is drop your inflammation even more the more frequent you eat the more inflammation you’re going to have in your body the goal is to minimize the damage control and extend your life so we want to really attack this right here as much as possible because this is causing this cause effect so fasting is going to be necessary periodic prolonged fasting so a fasting of 72 hours let’s say every so often maybe every two weeks would greatly help you why because it’s going to increase stem cells stem cells are cells that don’t have a purpose yet they’re undifferentiated cells they’re kind of like basic cells that can turn into tissue like any different type of tissue so when you do prolong fasting your body will use these stem cells to replace the damaged tissue of your lungs and not only that it’s going to stimulate something called a tophagee autophagy is like a recycling action of your body in autophagy recycles damaged proteins fibrosis is a protein it’s a scarring it’s going to help recycle and break that down and use that as energy and through its recycling brand new tissue so fastening will help the lungs in various ways dropping inflammation and actually correcting some of this damage through here as well number four keto the way you do keto is you drop your carbohydrates and then your body starts to switch over into ketones from fat fuel ketones are very anti-inflammatory again another way to drop inflammation vitamin c not synthetic but from actual food or food concentrate vitamin c is another powerful anti-inflammatory and there’s some additional studies which i’ll put down below that shows that will increase your oxygen and decrease the co2 so this is very important as well osha root is a native american indian remedy for lung disorders so this is another great thing to consider right here all right what is the other problem with copd usually people develop it from smoking and sometimes they are still smoking even though they’ve been diagnosed with this condition so it’s very very difficult for certain people to give up smoking 100 because of its addictive qualities and it’s mainly from this chemical called nicotine which i want to talk about now nicotine is interesting because it stimulates a part of the nervous system that relaxes you it actually causes a stress reduction through your whole body and in fact it can help you breathe a little bit better this is why when people go out and smoke you can just see them calm down they feel like they can finally breathe as they’re breathing in all the smoke the problem with nicotine it comes with additional package of the extra smoke that’s creating this right here so ultimately the goal would be to handle the addiction to that at the cellular level the receptors for nicotine have been altered to the point where they’re downgraded so a lot of the effects of feeling calm stress relief are now dependent on this thing right here so unless you continually take in this nicotine your stress level goes up you might get slightly irritable you might get angry you might have depression it can really affect your uh your brain nicotine also stimulates adrenaline and adrenaline is interesting because adrenaline constricts the arteries except for two parts of your body one is in the heart the main artery of the heart is called the coronary nicotine actually opens up and vasodilates that artery so it increases more blood flow to the heart in the lungs it creates a vasodilation effect it opens up the lung tissue so you can breathe better but everywhere else it constricts the arteries so that’s a very unique thing about adrenaline well nicotine increases adrenaline the problem is it kind of burns out your adrenals so eventually it’s harder and harder to create that effect so you need sometimes you need more and more nicotine to create that same effect to the point where you just don’t have enough adrenaline your body to keep your lungs open so unless you’re taking nicotine to try to kind of stimulate that everything kind of shuts down nicotine also stimulates two other chemicals in your body that greatly affect your mood and your pleasure so sometimes if you don’t smoke these don’t really work in your body so your stress level goes up with that as well the best way to handle any type of withdrawal symptoms or any type of addiction is to replace it with something else so there’s a couple things that i would recommend there’s something called mormon tea now there used to be this herb called mae hong that was available that you could take for various things uh it was actually really good for the lungs but it created other complications so they banned it from the market but mormon tea has a kind of a mild effect of stimulating adrenaline so it can actually help open up the lungs it’s very mild but this could potentially act to give you some relief so the need for this can go down also if you take a look at the withdrawal symptoms of nicotine you have increased stress nervous anxiety and grouchiness or anger and things like that vitamin b1 counters that so if you start taking b1 through the day that will minimize the side effects the last thing to realize about nicotine is that in order for the receptors to bounce back and reset to go back to normal it could be between two to six weeks okay the very latest so realize that these withdrawal symptoms are only temporary and if you can just stick it out for two to six weeks it’s going to be a lot easier to completely handle this addiction 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What is COPD, and what can you do about it?
0:00 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
0:24 Symptoms of COPD
0:35 Secondary conditions related to COPD
1:06 What causes COPD?
3:34 What can you do for COPD?
8:46 Nicotine, smoking, and COPD
13:02 Need keto consulting?
In this video, we’re going to talk about COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is also often called emphysema.
Symptoms of COPD can include:
• Shortness of breath
COPD is a chronic condition that often leads to pulmonary hypertension. This is when the blood pressure in your lungs increases, which causes a lot of stress on the right ventricle of your heart. This will eventually weaken the heart and cause edema.
You have little pouches called alveoli in your lung tissue. When you have COPD, these pouches become deformed as a result of inflammation and irritation from smoke or some other chronic inflammatory substance. Alveoli exchanges CO2 for oxygen in the blood.
While the lungs try to heal, your body creates scar tissue in your lungs, also known as fibrosis. As this scarring builds up, you lose your ability to exchange CO2 and oxygen, which is why you have difficulty breathing.
What can you do for COPD? Here’s what research shows:
1. Get plenty of tocotrienols (300 mg)
2. Boost your vitamin D (40,000 IUs)
5. Vitamin C
6. Osha root
7. Mormon tea
8. Vitamin B1
9. Stop smoking – smoke and nicotine are big problems when it comes to COPD
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