Natural Remedies for Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis affects the glands that cause mucus and sweat, causing them to produce a mucus that is thick and sticky. It can block airways and lungs making it difficult to breathe, and easy for bacteria to grow and cause lung infections. It can also cause problems with digestion; the thickened mucus can prevent important enzymes from making it into the intestines and helping your body to absorb vitamins and minerals.


How can I tell if I have cystic fibrosis?

  • Dehydration
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Low blood pressure
  • Heat stroke
  • Salty tasting skin
  • Frequent cough of wheezing
  • Frequent bouts of pneumonia or sinusitis
  • Big appetite but little weight gain
  • Bulky, smelly and greasy bowel movements


How can I prevent cystic fibrosis?

Because cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease there is no way to prevent it. Controlling the symptoms is important for a better quality of life. If you and your partner are considering pregnancy and have cystic fibrosis in your family, you will want to have tests run to determine if your baby has cystic fibrosis.


How can I treat cystic fibrosis?

  • Natural treatments should be done in conjunction with medical treatments.
  • Eat raw fruits and veggies as often as possible to replace digestive enzymes.
  • Add seaweed and nutritional yeast to your diet for extra minerals and vitamins.
  • Keep hydrated.
  • Drink celery, cranberry, carrot or lemon juice. They have mucus cleansing properties.
  • Avoid caffeine and refined sugars.
  • Avoid any foods, such as gluten or lactose, that aggravate mucus secretion.
  • Eat foods with the beneficial bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus; these beneficial bacteria help with digestion.
  • Take Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG as well. It helps reduce respiratory infections.
  • Take saffron; it helps aid in the digestion of fats.
  • Ginger helps with digestion.
  • Engage in light exercise.
  • Boswellia can be used to help reduce inflammation and control pain.
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