Natural Potentiators and Natural Correctors: Potentiators are the medicines which work for gating or conductance mutations Class 3 – 4 by increasing the activity of defective CFTR at the cell surface. Correctors increase trafficking of CFTR to the plasma membrane. Correctors work for Class 2.
Natural Potentiators are Curcumin in Turmeric and Geinstein in Soya. Few people reported improved sweat test results and lung functions after taking both. Testimonies are worth reading http://dutchmagicfactory.blogspot.in/.
Natural Correctors :The above said Potentiators Turmeric and Geinstein have also to a great extent shown the propertie of Correctors.
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Resveratrol richly available in grape skin and Peanut sprouts.
Querceptin is a flavonoid abundant in Radish leaves and Cilantro.
Aspigenin is also a flavonoid found in Celery and Parsley leaves.
Flavonoids and caretenoids sourced from fruits and vegetables.
Glafenine is a good corrector but is off the market because of its negative health impacts.
Check out website http://www.potentiate.info/ for testimonies of Geinstein and curcumin combo usage.
Ayurveda : CF is not new to Aurveda. An Aurvedic practioner on Nadi Parikha gave out the complete symptoms of CF problem including excess tattar produced in the mouth which I see is a symptom and not usually listed in the CF sites. Ayurveda views the problem as failure of Pancreas in digesting food as the root cause of the problem as they believe undigested food becomes Kapha or Mucous. They treat the issue with “Parpati” which are made out of purified sulphur and Mercury in permissible quantities. It does make some sense cause the best anti-oxidants are sulphur based. Ayurveda advices less intake of sugars for such problems. Incidentally P.A and other stubborn bacteria feed on sugars…
Haritaki in experiments has successfully destroyed the Biofilm created by Psedomonas , MRSA and MRCA a drug resistant bacteria that plagues the lungs of CFers. More details can be obtained from http://dearcf.com/haritaki/
Turmeric is an age tested anti- bacterial and anti – fungal medicine used since unknown times. As mentioned earlier turmeric is also a Potentiator used as a medicine for Gating Mutations. Turmeric with Milk is best bet . Inhaling Turmeric added to steam and applying turmeric mixed with oil might be of use.
Thymes oil, Lemon grass oil are natural anti biotics. Diffusing them using either the moquito repellent diffser All out Machine or car freshner. Just replace the air freshner/ mosquito repellent liquid with few drops of natural oils with carrier oil like almond oil or distilled water.
Enzyme Therapy: Enzyme therapy advocates use of uncooked foods like naturopathy does. Additionally it suggests intake of external enzyme like serratiopeptidase which helps in cell repair (That serratiopeptidase being a Mucolytic is accepted by allopaths too). Lung grandular, Ox bile extract, Pancreas grandular are also suggested.
Astragalus – shatavariImmunity building
Astragalus – shatavari
Redcover- vana methika
Burdock root – shilajit
Yellow dock – amla vetasa
Dandelion root – Dugdhaeni
Chaste tree berry