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BRONCHIAL ASTHMA / COMMON COLD / PRANAYAM / DEEP BREATHING EXERCISE / CURE MECHANISM
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Following TEXT in this blog is basically collection of various information and important points related to OPTIMAL BREATHING and its BENEFIT’s. I have only tried to aggregate and put the information collected from various sites in a more simple way so as to be understood by regular masses. I have followed PRANAYAM, PATANJALI BREATHING EXERCISES and various other breathing exercises mentioned on western websites to come out with steps required for optimal breathing pattern. In particular a BUTEYKO method helped me understand the concept more clear somewhat. In AYURVEDA they believe that any chronic disease with “FOOD AS MEDICINE” along with PRANAYAM can cure most of diseases and somehow with my own personal experience I have come to believe that it is true most of time.
As always, I suggest that one must use necessary precautions and follow their own judgement when doing or performing some exercises mentioned in this blog. I have only mentioned exercises that I have practically used myself on day to day basis. I have basically tried to decode breathing exercises as there are many sites that suggest following breathing exercises but people normally get confused as to what pattern to follow as many sites mention exercises in somewhat different ways. For example when I started doing breathing exercises it caused me dizziness, light headedness and some disorientation making me realize that I was NOT performing the deep breathing exercises in a proper manner, so I decided to do some more research and came out with a simple but organised way of doing these breathing YOGA which did not cause much side effects.
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Benefits of Proper Breathing (including Deep Breathing):
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The benefits of proper breathing are many. They included:
• Increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients to cells throughout the body -- including the brain.
• Increases the supply of blood and nutrients to muscles and bones.
• Increases and promotes the movement of "lymph" throughout the body -- helping to eliminate toxins and strengthen the immune system.
• Reduces mental and physical fatigue.
• Helps reduce the need for artificial stimulants (like coffee, alcohol or drugs).
• Relieves congestion. It can even help relieve long term respiratory difficulties like asthma and bronchitis.
• Improves blood circulation throughout the body. This helps oxygenate all your cells and organs, helping them to function optimally and increases their capacity to fight infection and disease.
• In AYURVEDA, most chronic diseases are cured with “Food as Medicine” coupled with PRANAYAM or BREATHING EXERCISES as they are referred elsewhere.
• You cannot have asthma, if you breathe in accordance with medical norms. Therefore, in order to solve problems with asthma and bronchial asthma symptoms, one needs to learn how to breathe correctly.

BEFORE YOU START BREATHING EXERCISE PLEASE CONSIDER FOLLOWING POINTS:
Following breathing exercise pattern below is needed to get maximum benefits out of breathing yoga:
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1) NEVR HYPERVENTILLATE. Breathing IN fast and exhaling fast shall be avoided at all costs. Slow breathing is the key. Breathe In-HOLD-Exhale Out shall be your breathe pattern. Make conscious effort to breathe this way.
2) Ideal breathing as per notes in this blog shall be 10-12 breathes per minute. You must make conscious efforts to achieve the same.
3) Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the stomach, ribs and chest expanding as you inhale.
4) NEVER SLEEP ON BACK if you have frequent COLD & COUGH or ASTHMA issues. ALWAYS INHALE THORUGH NOSE during regular breathings. Keep your mouth closed while sleeping. Never sleep on BACK. Sleeping on one's back makes breathing almost 2 times bigger, i.e. Hyperventilation.
5) BREATHE IN, HOLD, EXHALE shall be structure of your breathing pattern always even when not exercising.
6) LEARN TO BREATH from DIAPHRAGM (Belly Breathing). Always exhale through NOSE during breathing exercise keeping your mouth closed.
7) Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the stomach, ribs and chest expanding as you inhale.
8) Vitamin C tablet (Ascorbic acid, 500mg) 1-2 daily to help immunity. Not before breathing exercise.
9) Follow BREATHING EXERCISES daily morning and if time available then in evening too. Breathing exercise before sleep shall be avoided as more O2 flow will cause you to be more alert and thus will cause sleep issues.
10) Perform exercises 1 through 5 first for first 7-10 days till you get used to breathing. Then start exercise 6 but do it gently for first 1 week.
11) The breathing exercises must be done by all even if they did not suffer from any issues, this will make you fell energetic and free from most diseases.





EXERCISE 1: (CONTROL PAUSE STARTING WITH INHALE through NOSE)
To build CO2, good for COLD & COUGH and Asthma issues
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1) Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
2) Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
3) Take a small INHALE through nose and EXHALE.
4) Now, take a small INHALE. KEEP your mouth closed always.
5) HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002….(1001 = 1sec)
6) Try holding for at least 25-30 seconds or more. Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH. If you have high BP or cardiovascular issues, then do this for around 10-12 seconds only.
7) Release your nose, take a deep breath IN and RELAX, then exhale slowly in small bursts to finish off full exhale.
8) Repeat step 3 to 7 for 5 times.
9) In addition; if you suffer from cold cough or asthma issues then you must do this exercise 2-3 times every few hours to build Co2 tolerance limits and decongest nose.


EXERCISE 2: (CONTROL PAUSE STARTING WITH EXHALE through NOSE)
To build CO2, good for COLD & COUGH and Asthma issues
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1) Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
2) Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
3) Take a small INHALE from nose and EXHALE. KEEP your mouth closed always.
4) Now, EXHALE slowly making sure your lung is empty.
5) HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002….(1001 = 1sec)
10) Try holding for at least 20-25 seconds or more up to 40 seconds. Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH. If you have high BP or cardiovascular issues, then do this for around 10-12 seconds only.
6) Release your nose, take a DEEP breathe IN and RELAX and then EXHALE slowly in small bursts to finish off full exhale.
7) The goal here is to increase control pause to around 40 seconds gradually.
8) In addition; if you suffer from cold cough or asthma issues then you must do this exercise 2-3 times every few hours to build Co2 tolerance limits and decongest nose.
9) Repeat step 3 to 7 for 5 times.






EXERCISE 3: (DEEP BREATHE USING NOSE UPTO DIAPHRAGM / BELLY)
Bring MORE Oxygen (O2) to cells
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1) Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
2) Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
3) Take a small INHALE and EXHALE through NOSE.
4) Now, take a DEEP LONG INHALE through NOSE, making sure to use your diaphragm / belly and fill your belly as much as possible through this action. You may feel your stomach tightening.
5) Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the stomach, ribs and chest expanding as you inhale.
6) HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002….(1001 = 1sec)
1) Try holding for at least 25-30 seconds or more. Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH out (EXHALE). You will feel your stomach tightening, and pressure going to throat, mouth and brain in that order.
7) Release your nose and RELAX. Exhale slowly in small bursts to finish of full exhale.
8) Repeat step 3 to 8 for 5 times.



EXERCISE 4: (DEEP BREATHE USING MOUTH UPTO DIAPHRAGM / BELLY)
To bring MORE Oxygen (O2) to cells
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2) Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
3) Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
4) Take a small INHALE and EXHALE through NOSE.
5) Purse your lips with tongue out between your lips and teeth's, lips not touching your teeth’s.
6) Now, take a DEEP LONG INHALE through MOUTH air flow going in touching top of your tongue, making sure to use your diaphragm / belly and fill your belly as much as possible through this action. You may feel your stomach tightening.
7) Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the stomach, ribs and chest expanding as you inhale.
8) HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002….(1001 = 1sec)
9) Try holding for at least 30-40 seconds or more. Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH out (EXHALE). You will feel your stomach tightening, and pressure going to throat, mouth and brain in that order.
10) Release your nose and RELAX. Exhale slowly in small bursts to finish of full exhale.
11) Always exhale through NOSE during breathing exercise keeping your mouth closed.
12) Repeat step 4 to 10 for 5 times.



EXERCISE 5: (ALTERNATE NOSE INHALING & EXHALING ("ANULOMA VILOMA in SANSKRIT")
This helps restore imbalances in your brain, Left Nostril for calming
And Right Nostril for energy
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1) Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
2) Sit in a relaxed position, upright position.
3) Take a small INHALE and EXHALE.
4) Now, Close your RIGHT NOSTRIL (Or left nostril as per sequence) with your thumb or index finger and take a SMALL INHALE through your OPEN LEFT NOSTRIL (Or right nostril as per sequence) and close you nose.
5) HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002…. (1001 = 1sec). Try holding for at least 5 seconds or more.
6) NOW use your Opposite Nostril to exhale. Always Inhale from one nostril and exhale from opposite nostril after a pause of 5 seconds. Always inhale from last open nostril.
7) Use same NOSTRIL from where you exhaled last to INHALE again and follow step 5 to 7.
8) Repeat 10-15 times.

EXERCISE 6:  (Persian Sufi Mind-Eye Breathing Technique)
Apart from improving your vision, this Sufi Breathing Technique is known to prevent hair loss and wrinkles. It also helps to stimulate and maintain the thyroid and pituitary glands.
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1) THIS EXERCISE TO BE PERFORMED ONLY AFTER YOU GET USED TO ABOVE 5 EXERCISES for at least 7-10 days.
2) Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
3) Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. If standing then place your feet about shoulder width apart. This exercise can be done standing or sitting as per your choice.
4) Take a small INHALE and EXHALE.
5) Close your RIGHT NOSTRIL with your right thumb and INHALE DEEPLY through the left nostril until your chest is fully expanded.
6) Next, close both nostrils with thumb and forefinger.
7) Bend over from the waist, head lowered, knees slightly bent.
8) Hold your breath in this position for 15 to 45 seconds, or as long as you comfortably can. While you are in this lowered position, you will feel a strong pulsation of blood in your head, eyes, mouth and tongue, and a flushed feeling from your chest to the top of your head.
9) I started with just 10 Seconds and only 1 time for first few days as I felt dizziness, but it was soon gone as I maintained it at 10-15 seconds initially.
10) Finally, slowly straighten up, and slowly let the breath out from the right nostril.
11) Take a small deep breath and hold for few seconds and exhale.
12) If you are ill or have high blood pressure, do the exercise sitting straight up without bending over. If your health is good, and you feel dizzy or light headed during or after the exercise, cut back to holding your breath for only 5 or 10 seconds with your head lowered, and build up to 40 seconds over a few weeks. If you are persistent, the dizziness will eventually disappear, and you will begin to feel elated and energized.
13) Always remember to inhale from the left nostril and exhale through the right nostril.
14) Do the exercise 3 times per session for its full value, and 3 to 4 times per week. I did this exercise for once only for around 10 seconds in beginning as this is very powerful exercise.

The “mechanics” of respiration constitute “breathing,” the use of the lungs for moving oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases to and/or from the blood.  The “chemistry” of respiration constitutes the physiology of moving oxygen from the lungs to the cells, and carbon dioxide from the cells to the lungs.  Optimizing respiration means good “chemistry through good “mechanics.”
At least 50% of therapists and trainers who teach breathing actually deregulate respiratory chemistry by inducing “over breathing” with their instructions to trainees, not realizing that they are inducing system-wide physiological crisis through the establishment of HYPOCAPNIA, i.e., carbon dioxide deficit. "The immune system uses nitric oxide in fighting viral, bacterial and parasitic infections, and tumours. Hyperventilating disturb our body's balance of oxygen, CO2, and NO.






Composition of AIR (Total= 99.998%)
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Component Symbol   Volume
Nitrogen N2 78.084%
Oxygen O2   20.947%
Argon Ar 0.934%
Carbon DioxideCO2   0.033%
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• Cells of Animals & Human need about 7% CO2 & 2% O2. But now air has more O2 (10 times=20.95%) & less CO2 (250 times less=0.03%).
• After birth due to hyperventilation and because of low CO2 and high O2 in AIR, there is sudden increase in blood O2 which causes decrease in CO2 in Blood.
• Medical studies have proven that the more we breathe, the less oxygen is provided for the vital organs of the body. Does that sound upside down to you? Well it’s true. Ideal breathing corresponds to very slow, light, and easy abdominal breathing (also called diaphragmatic or belly breathing), something that needs to be relearned (or learned)
• Carbon dioxide is known as asphyxiate, which is a substance that bonds with your blood in place of oxygen.
• Faster the O2 supply, increase is in the rate at which CO2 is lost and hence less CO2 available to carry O2 to blood. To Counter this WE SHALL LEARN TO BREATH SLOW.
• By holding breath, metabolically you now generate more CO2, and once there's a match between your production of CO2 and your breathing volume (which comes with practice), everything will work and feel fine.
• The painful desire to breathe you feel when you are "out of breath" isn't due to lack of oxygen, but too much carbon dioxide (CO2)! Likewise, the feeling of faintness, tingling, and dizziness when you hyperventilate isn't due to too much oxygen [which hyperventilating can't cause anyway], but too little carbon dioxide. In fact, most people's bodies can't detect low oxygen at all!
• HOLD AFTER INHALE:-When you breathe in and hold your breath, you have plenty of oxygen (which keeps you from blacking out) and little CO2. Over time, you run out of oxygen, but your blood CO2 levels rise. Your brain actually uses blood CO2 as an indicator for blood oxygen, so when CO2 levels are too high you are signalled to take a breath. If you find it hard to believe that low oxygen isn't what makes you want to breathe, consider carbon monoxide poisoning. It happens because you are breathing air with low oxygen, but the CO2 levels are the same and your body regulates your breathing as usual, so you die without ever realizing you were oxygen deprived. You will blackout without any warning.
• HOLD AFTER EXHALE:-When you exhale, you are forcing out the CO2. Why is holding your breath here harder? Because you've lowered your lung volume, the CO2 concentration of your lungs is now higher than your blood. Gasses diffuse from air to blood passively, from areas of high concentration to low. Lungs full of a breath of air have a higher oxygen concentration and lower CO2 concentration than your blood does, so oxygen flows into your blood and CO2 out of the blood. When the lungs become as concentrated as your blood with CO2, the CO2 no longer leaves your blood, but builds up until your next breath. Recall that concentration is dependent on volume: empty lungs have lower volume, so fewer CO2 molecules are needed to get the same concentration as your blood. Thus, CO2 stops leaving your blood faster if the lungs are empty, meaning the CO2 levels in your blood reach critical faster and you need to breathe sooner. Oxygen levels in your blood are likewise not rising fast enough (or at all, since you just exhaled), but it's the rise in CO2 that makes you gasp.
• Cells of Animals & Human need about 7% CO2 & 2% O2. But now air has more O2 (10 times=20.95%) & less CO2 (250 times less=0.03%). But since CO2 is a Vehicle that carries O2 from Blood to cells we must learn to generate CO2 for optimum O2 delivery. This is done by slow breathing pattern.
• Thinking of it (CO2) simply as a poison or waste product is wrong medically speaking. Just for starters we can see that when CO2 levels go up to more normal levels the arteries and veins dilate allowing more blood and oxygen to reach the tissues. Blood pressure obviously would be lower under higher CO2 conditions.
• Blood pressure obviously would be lower under higher CO2 conditions.
• Deep breathing should be very slow so that one accumulates more CO2 in the blood. Deep breathing means breathing less air not more. Some people actually think it is wrong to call therapeutic breathing “deep breathing. If you breathe less and accumulate CO2, the correct name is “reduced breathing,” writes Artour Rakhimov, PhD, one of the great proponents of CO2 medicine.
• We can powerfully treat both infections and cancer with sodium bicarbonate, which, when combined with “reduced breathing,” pulls the rug out from under all of these defective cells with a rapid shift of pH brought on by correct breathing 24 hours a day. Correct breathing is actually easy to learn and can become automatic with enough practice.
• The normal respiratory rate for adults is only 12 breaths per minute at rest. Older textbooks often provide even smaller values (e.g., 8-10 breaths per minute). Most modern adults breathe much faster (about 15-20 breaths per minute) than their normal respiratory rate. Respiratory rates in the sick are usually higher, generally about 20 breathes/min or more. The higher you go over 12 the less oxygen a person’s tissues will have and the closer they will come to cancer.
• WE MUST LEARN TO HOLD BREATH AND EXHALE.
INHALE-->HOLD-->EXHALE shall be structure of breathing always.



THE COMMON COLD FACTS
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• When NOSE AIRWAYS become chilled this causes a pronounced constriction of the blood vessels in the nose and shuts off the warm blood that supplies the white cells that fight infection.
• The reduced defences in the nose allow the virus to get stronger and common cold symptoms develop
• Getting chilled causes blood vessels in the nose to constrict, affecting the defences in the nose and making it easier for the virus to replicate.
• CO2 deficiency creates an over-excited state of the cholinergic nerve. Since this nerve is responsible for work of the smooth muscles in bronchi, its excitement leads to constriction of bronchi and smaller air passages (bronchioles). This causes wheezing, coughing, and high heart rate in people with asthma. Mucus production makes these symptoms worse.
• avoid sleeping on one’s back (it causes higher heart rate and even chest pain)
• During coughing we lose too much Co2.
• People with coughing problem have reduced amount of Co2 in their AIRWAYS and that cause URGE TO COUGH receptors irritable.
• Always breathe though NOSE only.
• Heavy Breathing and Hyperventilation reduces O2 Level in body cells and thus caused suppression of IMMUNE system. This in turns develops tissue/cell hypoxia (less o2) which in turn generates free radicals in cells
• Low level of CO2 due to chronic hyperventilation is the KEY CAUSE OF COUGHING.
• Exercise1-- Cough Only through your NOSE by keeping mouth close.
• Exercise2-- Cough by closing your mouth and Nose and try COUGHING. This will cause above NORMAL Co2 in airways and will stop cough.
• Exercise3-- Reduced breath exercise that increases body oxygen levels.


BREATHING CONTROL
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• A useful tool with BUTEYKO breathing is a simple concept called the control pause.
• Brain Fog: Lack of oxygen to the brain leads to multiple fallouts like memory loss, lack of concentration, and dizziness.
• With CONTROL PAUSE (CP) the Goal is to breath less or at high intervals:-
o Structure of test= EXHALE -> HOLD -> INHALE
o Take a small, silent breath in through your nose and allow a small silent breath out through your nose.
o Hold your nose with your fingers to prevent air from entering your lungs.
o Count the number of seconds until you feel the first definite desire to breathe.
o At the first definite desire to breathe in, you may also feel the first involuntary movements of your breathing muscles. Your tummy may jerk and the area around your neck may contract.
o Your inhalation at the end of the breath should be calm.
o Release your nose and breathe in through it.

 A very good control pause (CP) amounts to 40 seconds, and a good control pause amounts to 30 seconds.
 A control pause of 25 seconds indicates room for improvement
 While a control pause of 15 seconds or less is indicative of symptoms such as respiratory complaints (asthma, wheezing, coughing, chest tightness or nasal problems), sleep disordered breathing (insomnia, fatigue, snoring, or obstructive sleep apnea) or anxiety complaints (excessive worrying, high stress levels, poor concentration) or any other condition resulting from chronic over breathing.  

I did notice initially however that my nose would get runny. I had to blow my nose when done. But eventually I reached a point where the runny nose and the need to blow my nose completely vanished, and I was simply breathing easier. Again, doing the exercise to unblock your nose (above) will help to get over this congestion.


DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING (breathing from belly)
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1: Sit comfortably in an upright chair. When you are first learning, it may be helpful to lie down on the floor or a bed, which makes it easier for your abdomen to expand and contract with each breath.
2: Rest your hand lightly on your abdomen, about one inch above your navel.
3: Begin by exhaling deeply and fully.
4: Inhale gently, expanding your belly as you do so. You should feel your belly expanding beneath your hand.
5: Exhale softly, contracting your belly as you do so, feeling it contract.
6: Now inhale slowly while counting four seconds.
7: Pause for a count of two seconds then exhale slowly for a count of four seconds.
8: Pause for a count of two seconds.
9: Repeat the breathing pattern: IN for 1, 2, 3, 4…PAUSE…. OUT for 1, 2, 3, 4…PAUSE.
That's it! Try it for five to 10 minutes, and then go about your daily activities. To start, take a little time every day—perhaps once in the morning and evening—to practice this technique. And anytime you would like to reduce tension and stress and enter into a calmer state of mind and body, shift into slow, abdominal breathing for a minute or two.
You can do this anywhere—while waiting in line at the bank, while you are working on your computer, or while lying in bed at the beginning or end of a busy day. Eventually, breathing with your diaphragm, instead of your chest, will become as natural as…well, breathing.



Why do we get dizzy and lightheaded after breathing heavily and fast?
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• All asthmatics hyperventilate.
• Paradoxically, to improve oxygen supply to the tissues you have to breathe less! Breathing less increases carbon dioxide levels and improves oxygen delivery.
• Lowering carbon dioxide levels in the blood has other dire effects. It upsets the acidity of the blood and causes what is known in medical jargon as a respiratory alkalosis. This causes all sorts of awful symptoms such as panic attacks, pain, fatigue, feeling spaced out and dizzy, brain fag, brain fog and so on.
• It seems that breathing faster than necessary depletes the CO2 in the bloodstream which alters pH and ultimately many other things.  The decrease in CO2 may signal to the body that less blood is necessary leading to a decrease in blood pressure.
• Over breathing during exertion causes your CO2 levels to drop, this reduces blood flow to your heart and increases your risk for cardiac arrhythmias – which can be dangerous.
• When you over breathe, you are depleting your carbon dioxide reserves.
• With hyperventilation, your body has too much oxygen. To use this oxygen (to extract it from your blood), your body needs a certain amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
• When you hyperventilate, you do not give your body long enough to retain CO2, and so your body cannot use the oxygen you have.
• This causes you to feel as if you are short of air, when actually you have too much. This is why the following techniques work to get rid of hyperventilation.
• symptoms of hyperventilation: Vivid dreams or nightmares; tingling and numbness of hands, feet, and area around mouth; yawning or sighing; sensation of needing to take a deep breath; panic attacks; feeling of being spaced out, faint or dizzy, episodes of weakness and exhaustion; muscle spasms, twitching, cramp, aching.
• Chronic hyperventilation causes reduced CO2 levels in alveoli and airways of the lungs.
• CO2 deficiency creates an over-excited state of the cholinergic nerve. Since this nerve is responsible for work of the smooth muscles in bronchi, its excitement leads to constriction of bronchi and smaller air passages (bronchioles). This causes wheezing, coughing, and high heart rate in people with asthma. Mucus production makes these symptoms worse.




VENTILLATION
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• Goal is to breath less or at high intervals.
• Another way to think of the oxygen versus the carbon dioxide issue is that a low oxygen results from problems getting the inhaled oxygen to the blood. Reviewing how we breathe, you take in air it goes into your trachea (windpipe) and into your bronchi (branches that take off from trachea) and into your alveoli (lung tissue, air filled sacs) and then get absorbed across the alveolar sacs into arteries near the alveoli. So any obstruction to oxygen flowing freely from the mouth to the arteries, such as airway narrowing (asthma), increased mucous build up (NMD- poor cough), or pneumonia (collapse of alveoli) results in low oxygen.

• Carbon dioxide or problems with ventilation result from not being able to get rid of carbon dioxide. Let’s review the path of carbon dioxide out of the body. Carbon dioxide is transported to the lungs as a by-product of our cellular energy costs by way of veins. Carbon dioxide is absorbed across the veins into the alveoli, then out the bronchi, into the trachea and out the mouth. The major determinant of how much carbon dioxide you exhale depends on how much air you have in your lungs to exhale and how strong your muscles are to give a good exhalation.
This is ventilation.




Oxygen Therapies - The Virus Destroyers
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 Hydrogen peroxide (h2o2) provides a source of reactive oxygen species, and can be used as an oxygen supplement.
 Most of the good bacteria in the body are aerobic, in other words, they survive in the presence of oxygen. In contrast, most strains of harmful bacteria (and cancer cells) are anaerobic and cannot survive in the presence of oxygen or H2O2. Similarly, cancer cells thrive in an environment with little or no oxygen, but are destroyed by high levels of oxygen.
 When it is taken into the body (orally or intravenously) the oxygen content of the blood and body tissues increases - more than the amount of oxygen in the H2O2 itself. It stimulates the production of enzymes, increases the metabolic rate, causes small arteries to dilate and increase blood flow, and raises body temperature.
 As dead bacteria and toxins are released from your body, your capacity to eliminate them quickly enough may cause some pain or discomfort in the kidneys. This toxic overload may cause fatigue, diarrhoea, headaches, skin eruptions, cold or flu-like symptoms, and/or nausea. If this occurs, remain at the current dosage or reduce it to the previous dosage until the problem stops.
 The cell obtains GLUCOSE (C6H12O6) from food breakdown and OXYGEN from breathing and uses them to produce energy. The by-products of the process are CO2 and water which are both expelled from the body when we exhale.
 i.e. C6H12O6 +O2 ---> will give Carbon Dioxide (CO2), water (H2O) and ENERGY.
 Energy from glucose is obtained from the oxidation reaction (process called METABOLISM) :-  C6H12O6 + 6O2 --> 6CO2 + 6H2O



H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide) Therapy
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 The human body expels 70% of its toxins from breathing. When you breathe, fat molecules combine with oxygen atoms, producing carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is the most abundant product of metabolism. The other 30% of toxins are discharged through defecation and sweat. A small amount of water soluble toxins are discharged through urination.
 If your breathing is not operating at peak efficiency, you are not ridding yourself of toxins properly. Research shows that shallow breathers get cancer more often. Drinking Hydrogen Peroxide usually helps rid the body of excess toxins, bacteria, viruses and cancers.






REACTION of Carbon Dioxide CO2 with oxygen O2
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 The presence of carbon dioxide helps the release of oxygen from haemoglobin; this is known as the Bohr Effect.
 Carbon dioxide is a waste product of respiration and its concentration is high in the respiring cell and so it is here that haemoglobin releases oxygen.




Optimal Breathing
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 You cannot have asthma, if you breathe in accordance with medical norms. Therefore, in order to solve problems with asthma and bronchial asthma symptoms, one needs to learn how to breathe correctly.
 Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the ribs and chest expanding as you inhale.
 Slow breathing activates the vagus nerve, the primary cranial nerve, which is associated with a recuperative state.
 Never Hyperventilate. Breathing DEEP and slow with PAUSE is the key.
Do these exercise five times a day and you'll start thinking and performing better in no time:
1. Inhale deeply (-- Goal is to breath less or at high intervals.)
2. Exhale with a short burst (as if blowing out a candle). This helps activate your diaphragm, which most people don't use.
3. Exhale with a long, slow finish to empty the lungs. Breathlessness comes from not expelling enough CO2.
4. Inhale, filling your lungs from the bottom to the top, instead of taking short sips. Most use a third of their lung capacity.
5. Hold for a moment (5-10 seconds) to allow oxygen to saturate the cells.
6. Exhale slowly and completely.
7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 for five minutes.












How does holding your breath increase the carbon dioxide level in the blood?
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1)
Your body constantly produces CO2 as a by-product of your metabolic energy production. Normally that CO2 is carried to your lungs by your blood and expelled out through your lungs. If you hold your breath, the metabolic process will continue but you will not be expelling the CO2.
2)
Because when you breathe, the oxygen enters the blood. As the blood moves and re-oxygenates cells, carbon dioxide is transferred to the blood (since carbon dioxide is a waste product made by cells). You then breathe it out. If you hold your breath though, the carbon dioxide is not leaving your body, but your cells don't stop making it. Therefore, more carbon dioxide in the blood.
3)
Your body takes in all the oxygen from your lungs into the blood stream and feeds the bodily organs throughout your body depositing oxygen. The product (waste) is carbon dioxide which is then transported back to your lungs for exhaling. If you hold your breath, then your lungs will hold onto the carbon dioxide. You know that gagging reflex you get when you try to continually hold your breath? That's your body's reaction to getting rid of the waste product carbon dioxide. If you didn't gag, you'd easily hold your breath until you passed away.



CARBON DI-OXIDE
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• Vessels: Carbon dioxide helps to dilate smooth muscle tissue. Insufficient carbon dioxide can cause spasms throughout the body, including the brain, the bronchi, and other smooth muscle tissues. Good examples are the spasms that take place during asthma attacks and migraines.
• The Cardiovascular System: Carbon dioxide helps regulate the cardiovascular system. Too little carbon dioxide can result in many problems, including angina, high blood pressure, chest pain, myocardial infarcts, strokes, and so on.
• The Digestive System: A direct relationship exists between the level of carbon dioxide in the body and the functioning of the digestive glands—especially between the level of carbon dioxide and the intensity of gastric secretion. Too little carbon dioxide can eventually lead to poor digestion and eventually to ulcers.
• A quick reduction of carbon dioxide caused by hyperventilation can provoke an epileptic seizure, and can increase muscle spasms and vascular leakiness, and (by releasing serotonin and histamine) contribute to inflammation and clotting disorders.
• On a slightly longer time scale, a reduction of carbon dioxide can increase the production of lactic acid, which is a promoter of inflammation and fibrosis. But increasing carbon dioxide doesn't necessarily cause acidosis, and acidosis caused by carbon dioxide isn't as harmful as lactic acidosis.
• Carbon dioxide has antioxidant effects, and many other stabilizing actions, including protection against hypoxia and the excitatory effects of intracellular calcium and inflammation



Respiratory Chemistry: The Role of Carbon Dioxide in Oxygen Distribution
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• Higher levels of CO2 also lead to an immediate drop in blood and extracellular fluid pH levels through the formation of carbonic acid, thus obliging the haemoglobin to more readily distribute its oxygen to meet local metabolic requirements.  
• Lower levels of CO2, as a result of lower metabolism, lead to blood vessel constriction (e.g. reduction in the diameter of the coronaries) and to higher levels of blood and extracellular fluid pH (less carbonic acid), thus permitting oxygen and glucose to go elsewhere where metabolic requirements are greater.  In the simplest of terms, this is the biochemistry of healthy respiration.


Effects of Carbon Dioxide Deficit on Physiology
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• Over breathing can be a dangerous behaviour immediately triggering and/or exacerbating a wide variety of serious physical and mental symptoms, complaints, and deficits in health and human performance.
• Over breathing means bringing about carbon dioxide (CO2) deficit in the blood (i.e., hypocapnia) through excessive ventilation.
• The slight shifts in CO2 chemistry associated with over breathing may cause physiological changes such as hypoxia (oxygen deficit), cerebral vasoconstriction (brain), coronary constriction (heart), blood and extracellular alkalosis (increased pH), cerebral glucose deficit, ischemia (localized anaemia), buffer depletion(bicarbonates), bronchial constriction, gut constriction, calcium imbalance, magnesium deficiency, and muscle fatigue, spasm, and pain.
• Oxygen saturation in the blood: Carbon dioxide deficit results in an increase in oxygen saturation in the blood, Thus, although oxygen saturation is maximized, oxygen distribution is withheld where in fact metabolic needs significantly exceed those reflected by the reduced CO2 levels resulting from over breathing.
• In addition to the loss of bicarbonates, there is also significant loss of magnesium (and phosphates) a deficiency that may ultimately lead to an imbalanced magnesium-calcium ratio critical to muscle functioning, resulting in increased likelihood of muscle fatigue, weakness, and spasm.
• Note: Individuals suffering with diabetes may over breathe as a means to controlling ketoacidosis, i.e., reducing levels of carbonic acid.


What happens when you BREATHE IN CO2?
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• CO2 is the principle mechanism by which you breathe.
• CO2 is NOT inert in the body. It is the principle acid of the blood and it is the volatile acid that you can exhale (other acids must be excreted by the kidneys). This makes it the major buffer of the acid-base system in the body. As CO2 level raises, the pH of the blood decreases -- it becomes more acidic. Your body can only function within a tight window of acid-base balance. Fall too far outside of this and you die; enzymes stop functioning, haemoglobin doesn't hold on to oxygen as well, etc.. Rebreathing CO2 rapidly increases the PaCO2 and quickly results in an acidosis.
• The other major drawback to elevated CO2 is that it makes you sleepy. This is called CO2 narcosis and it is a serious problem in treating respiratory failure in folks with chronic lung disease. Once you've gone past certain amount of CO2 in your blood, it stops stimulating you to breathe and you just fall asleep and stop breathing altogether. Deeper, faster breaths will remove CO2 from the blood faster than slow, shallow breaths.

A NOTE OF VITAMIN “C”
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• Vitamin C is an ANTIOXIDANT and an IMMUNITY BOOSTER.
• Available in tablet as ASCORBIC ACID or mineral form of SODIM ASCORBATE or CALCIUM ASCORBATE and other mineral forms.
• As per one note on WEBMD site, "The safe upper limit for vitamin C is 2,000 milligrams a day, and there is a great track record with strong evidence that taking 500 milligrams daily is safe,"
• There are two types I came across. 1) ASCORBIC ACID 2) Mineral salts of ascorbic acid for example SODIM ASCORBATE, calcium ASCORBATE.
• Mineral ASCORBATE is often recommended to people who experience gastrointestinal problems (acid reflux, abdominal pain or diarrhoea) with plain ascorbic acid.
• Ascorbic acid is the least expensive and can be purchased as tablets.
• When sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is added to ascorbic acid, the bicarbonate fizzes (emitting carbon dioxide) which then releases the sodium to neutralize the acidity of the ascorbate. (Consuming Vitamin C tablet along with baking soda)
• People with sensitive stomachs may report discomfort when large doses of vitamin C are taken at levels to prevent an acute viral infection (1,000-3,000 milligrams or more every 20 minutes) [1, 5]. In this case the ascorbic acid in the stomach can build up enough acidity to cause heartburn or a similar reaction.


What are the best ways to increase CO2 levels in the blood?
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--Breathing into a paper bag
--Drinking carbonated water
--Baking Soda
• A decreased level of carbon dioxide in the blood leads to decreased oxygen supply to the cells in the body including the brain, heart, kidneys etc. Carbon dioxide (CO2) was found to be responsible for the bond between oxygen and haemoglobin.
• If the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is lower than normal, then this leads to difficulties in releasing oxygen from haemoglobin. Hence the “Verigo-Bohr law.”
• Breathe rapidly and deeply to lower CO2 levels in the blood (hyperventilation). Note: this is not recommended, as it serves no medical value.
• Using the 1-quart capacity bag, hold it over mouth and nose and rebreathe exhaled air to raise CO2 levels in the blood. This is useful for those hyperventilating to prevent unconsciousness.
• Stop re-breathing from the bag if dizzy or giddy; do not re-breathe exhaled air for more than one minute as it can lower  blood CO2 (and raise blood pH) dangerously.

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BRONCHIAL ASTHMA / COMMON COLD / PRANAYAM / DEEP BREATHING EXERCISE / CURE MECHANISM
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Following TEXT in this blog is basically collection of various information and important points related to OPTIMAL BREATHING and its BENEFIT’s. I have only tried to aggregate and put the information collected from various sites in a more simple way so as to be understood by regular masses. I have followed PRANAYAM, PATANJALI BREATHING EXERCISES and various other breathing exercises mentioned on western websites to come out with steps required for optimal breathing pattern. In particular a BUTEYKO method helped me understand the concept more clear somewhat. In AYURVEDA they believe that any chronic disease with “FOOD AS MEDICINE” along with PRANAYAM can cure most of diseases and somehow with my own personal experience I have come to believe that it is true most of time.
As always, I suggest that one must use necessary precautions and follow their own judgement when doing or performing some exercises mentioned in this blog. I have only mentioned exercises that I have practically used myself on day to day basis. I have basically tried to decode breathing exercises as there are many sites that suggest following breathing exercises but people normally get confused as to what pattern to follow as many sites mention exercises in somewhat different ways. For example when I started doing breathing exercises it caused me dizziness, light headedness and some disorientation making me realize that I was NOT performing the deep breathing exercises in a proper manner, so I decided to do some more research and came out with a simple but organised way of doing these breathing YOGA which did not cause much side effects.
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Benefits of Proper Breathing (including Deep Breathing):
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The benefits of proper breathing are many. They included:
• Increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients to cells throughout the body -- including the brain.
• Increases the supply of blood and nutrients to muscles and bones.
• Increases and promotes the movement of "lymph" throughout the body -- helping to eliminate toxins and strengthen the immune system.
• Reduces mental and physical fatigue.
• Helps reduce the need for artificial stimulants (like coffee, alcohol or drugs).
• Relieves congestion. It can even help relieve long term respiratory difficulties like asthma and bronchitis.
• Improves blood circulation throughout the body. This helps oxygenate all your cells and organs, helping them to function optimally and increases their capacity to fight infection and disease.
• In AYURVEDA, most chronic diseases are cured with “Food as Medicine” coupled with PRANAYAM or BREATHING EXERCISES as they are referred elsewhere.
• You cannot have asthma, if you breathe in accordance with medical norms. Therefore, in order to solve problems with asthma and bronchial asthma symptoms, one needs to learn how to breathe correctly.

BEFORE YOU START BREATHING EXERCISE PLEASE CONSIDER FOLLOWING POINTS:
Following breathing exercise pattern below is needed to get maximum benefits out of breathing yoga:
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1) NEVR HYPERVENTILLATE. Breathing IN fast and exhaling fast shall be avoided at all costs. Slow breathing is the key. Breathe In-HOLD-Exhale Out shall be your breathe pattern. Make conscious effort to breathe this way.
2) Ideal breathing as per notes in this blog shall be 10-12 breathes per minute. You must make conscious efforts to achieve the same.
3) Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the stomach, ribs and chest expanding as you inhale.
4) NEVER SLEEP ON BACK if you have frequent COLD & COUGH or ASTHMA issues. ALWAYS INHALE THORUGH NOSE during regular breathings. Keep your mouth closed while sleeping. Never sleep on BACK. Sleeping on one's back makes breathing almost 2 times bigger, i.e. Hyperventilation.
5) BREATHE IN, HOLD, EXHALE shall be structure of your breathing pattern always even when not exercising.
6) LEARN TO BREATH from DIAPHRAGM (Belly Breathing). Always exhale through NOSE during breathing exercise keeping your mouth closed.
7) Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the stomach, ribs and chest expanding as you inhale.
8) Vitamin C tablet (Ascorbic acid, 500mg) 1-2 daily to help immunity. Not before breathing exercise.
9) Follow BREATHING EXERCISES daily morning and if time available then in evening too. Breathing exercise before sleep shall be avoided as more O2 flow will cause you to be more alert and thus will cause sleep issues.
10) Perform exercises 1 through 5 first for first 7-10 days till you get used to breathing. Then start exercise 6 but do it gently for first 1 week.
11) The breathing exercises must be done by all even if they did not suffer from any issues, this will make you fell energetic and free from most diseases.





EXERCISE 1: (CONTROL PAUSE STARTING WITH INHALE through NOSE)
To build CO2, good for COLD & COUGH and Asthma issues
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1) Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
2) Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
3) Take a small INHALE through nose and EXHALE.
4) Now, take a small INHALE. KEEP your mouth closed always.
5) HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002….(1001 = 1sec)
6) Try holding for at least 25-30 seconds or more. Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH. If you have high BP or cardiovascular issues, then do this for around 10-12 seconds only.
7) Release your nose, take a deep breath IN and RELAX, then exhale slowly in small bursts to finish off full exhale.
8) Repeat step 3 to 7 for 5 times.
9) In addition; if you suffer from cold cough or asthma issues then you must do this exercise 2-3 times every few hours to build Co2 tolerance limits and decongest nose.


EXERCISE 2: (CONTROL PAUSE STARTING WITH EXHALE through NOSE)
To build CO2, good for COLD & COUGH and Asthma issues
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1) Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
2) Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
3) Take a small INHALE from nose and EXHALE. KEEP your mouth closed always.
4) Now, EXHALE slowly making sure your lung is empty.
5) HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002….(1001 = 1sec)
10) Try holding for at least 20-25 seconds or more up to 40 seconds. Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH. If you have high BP or cardiovascular issues, then do this for around 10-12 seconds only.
6) Release your nose, take a DEEP breathe IN and RELAX and then EXHALE slowly in small bursts to finish off full exhale.
7) The goal here is to increase control pause to around 40 seconds gradually.
8) In addition; if you suffer from cold cough or asthma issues then you must do this exercise 2-3 times every few hours to build Co2 tolerance limits and decongest nose.
9) Repeat step 3 to 7 for 5 times.






EXERCISE 3: (DEEP BREATHE USING NOSE UPTO DIAPHRAGM / BELLY)
Bring MORE Oxygen (O2) to cells
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1) Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
2) Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
3) Take a small INHALE and EXHALE through NOSE.
4) Now, take a DEEP LONG INHALE through NOSE, making sure to use your diaphragm / belly and fill your belly as much as possible through this action. You may feel your stomach tightening.
5) Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the stomach, ribs and chest expanding as you inhale.
6) HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002….(1001 = 1sec)
1) Try holding for at least 25-30 seconds or more. Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH out (EXHALE). You will feel your stomach tightening, and pressure going to throat, mouth and brain in that order.
7) Release your nose and RELAX. Exhale slowly in small bursts to finish of full exhale.
8) Repeat step 3 to 8 for 5 times.



EXERCISE 4: (DEEP BREATHE USING MOUTH UPTO DIAPHRAGM / BELLY)
To bring MORE Oxygen (O2) to cells
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2) Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
3) Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. Take a small napkin for use.
4) Take a small INHALE and EXHALE through NOSE.
5) Purse your lips with tongue out between your lips and teeth's, lips not touching your teeth’s.
6) Now, take a DEEP LONG INHALE through MOUTH air flow going in touching top of your tongue, making sure to use your diaphragm / belly and fill your belly as much as possible through this action. You may feel your stomach tightening.
7) Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the stomach, ribs and chest expanding as you inhale.
8) HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002….(1001 = 1sec)
9) Try holding for at least 30-40 seconds or more. Hold till STRONG URGE TO BREATH out (EXHALE). You will feel your stomach tightening, and pressure going to throat, mouth and brain in that order.
10) Release your nose and RELAX. Exhale slowly in small bursts to finish of full exhale.
11) Always exhale through NOSE during breathing exercise keeping your mouth closed.
12) Repeat step 4 to 10 for 5 times.



EXERCISE 5: (ALTERNATE NOSE INHALING & EXHALING ("ANULOMA VILOMA in SANSKRIT")
This helps restore imbalances in your brain, Left Nostril for calming
And Right Nostril for energy
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1) Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
2) Sit in a relaxed position, upright position.
3) Take a small INHALE and EXHALE.
4) Now, Close your RIGHT NOSTRIL (Or left nostril as per sequence) with your thumb or index finger and take a SMALL INHALE through your OPEN LEFT NOSTRIL (Or right nostril as per sequence) and close you nose.
5) HOLD or PINCH your NOSE and count 1001, 1002…. (1001 = 1sec). Try holding for at least 5 seconds or more.
6) NOW use your Opposite Nostril to exhale. Always Inhale from one nostril and exhale from opposite nostril after a pause of 5 seconds. Always inhale from last open nostril.
7) Use same NOSTRIL from where you exhaled last to INHALE again and follow step 5 to 7.
8) Repeat 10-15 times.

EXERCISE 6:  (Persian Sufi Mind-Eye Breathing Technique)
Apart from improving your vision, this Sufi Breathing Technique is known to prevent hair loss and wrinkles. It also helps to stimulate and maintain the thyroid and pituitary glands.
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1) THIS EXERCISE TO BE PERFORMED ONLY AFTER YOU GET USED TO ABOVE 5 EXERCISES for at least 7-10 days.
2) Select a location either garden or near window where fresh air is available.
3) Sit in a relaxed position, upright position. If standing then place your feet about shoulder width apart. This exercise can be done standing or sitting as per your choice.
4) Take a small INHALE and EXHALE.
5) Close your RIGHT NOSTRIL with your right thumb and INHALE DEEPLY through the left nostril until your chest is fully expanded.
6) Next, close both nostrils with thumb and forefinger.
7) Bend over from the waist, head lowered, knees slightly bent.
8) Hold your breath in this position for 15 to 45 seconds, or as long as you comfortably can. While you are in this lowered position, you will feel a strong pulsation of blood in your head, eyes, mouth and tongue, and a flushed feeling from your chest to the top of your head.
9) I started with just 10 Seconds and only 1 time for first few days as I felt dizziness, but it was soon gone as I maintained it at 10-15 seconds initially.
10) Finally, slowly straighten up, and slowly let the breath out from the right nostril.
11) Take a small deep breath and hold for few seconds and exhale.
12) If you are ill or have high blood pressure, do the exercise sitting straight up without bending over. If your health is good, and you feel dizzy or light headed during or after the exercise, cut back to holding your breath for only 5 or 10 seconds with your head lowered, and build up to 40 seconds over a few weeks. If you are persistent, the dizziness will eventually disappear, and you will begin to feel elated and energized.
13) Always remember to inhale from the left nostril and exhale through the right nostril.
14) Do the exercise 3 times per session for its full value, and 3 to 4 times per week. I did this exercise for once only for around 10 seconds in beginning as this is very powerful exercise.

The “mechanics” of respiration constitute “breathing,” the use of the lungs for moving oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases to and/or from the blood.  The “chemistry” of respiration constitutes the physiology of moving oxygen from the lungs to the cells, and carbon dioxide from the cells to the lungs.  Optimizing respiration means good “chemistry through good “mechanics.”
At least 50% of therapists and trainers who teach breathing actually deregulate respiratory chemistry by inducing “over breathing” with their instructions to trainees, not realizing that they are inducing system-wide physiological crisis through the establishment of HYPOCAPNIA, i.e., carbon dioxide deficit. "The immune system uses nitric oxide in fighting viral, bacterial and parasitic infections, and tumours. Hyperventilating disturb our body's balance of oxygen, CO2, and NO.






Composition of AIR (Total= 99.998%)
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Component Symbol   Volume
Nitrogen N2 78.084%
Oxygen O2   20.947%
Argon Ar 0.934%
Carbon DioxideCO2   0.033%
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• Cells of Animals & Human need about 7% CO2 & 2% O2. But now air has more O2 (10 times=20.95%) & less CO2 (250 times less=0.03%).
• After birth due to hyperventilation and because of low CO2 and high O2 in AIR, there is sudden increase in blood O2 which causes decrease in CO2 in Blood.
• Medical studies have proven that the more we breathe, the less oxygen is provided for the vital organs of the body. Does that sound upside down to you? Well it’s true. Ideal breathing corresponds to very slow, light, and easy abdominal breathing (also called diaphragmatic or belly breathing), something that needs to be relearned (or learned)
• Carbon dioxide is known as asphyxiate, which is a substance that bonds with your blood in place of oxygen.
• Faster the O2 supply, increase is in the rate at which CO2 is lost and hence less CO2 available to carry O2 to blood. To Counter this WE SHALL LEARN TO BREATH SLOW.
• By holding breath, metabolically you now generate more CO2, and once there's a match between your production of CO2 and your breathing volume (which comes with practice), everything will work and feel fine.
• The painful desire to breathe you feel when you are "out of breath" isn't due to lack of oxygen, but too much carbon dioxide (CO2)! Likewise, the feeling of faintness, tingling, and dizziness when you hyperventilate isn't due to too much oxygen [which hyperventilating can't cause anyway], but too little carbon dioxide. In fact, most people's bodies can't detect low oxygen at all!
• HOLD AFTER INHALE:-When you breathe in and hold your breath, you have plenty of oxygen (which keeps you from blacking out) and little CO2. Over time, you run out of oxygen, but your blood CO2 levels rise. Your brain actually uses blood CO2 as an indicator for blood oxygen, so when CO2 levels are too high you are signalled to take a breath. If you find it hard to believe that low oxygen isn't what makes you want to breathe, consider carbon monoxide poisoning. It happens because you are breathing air with low oxygen, but the CO2 levels are the same and your body regulates your breathing as usual, so you die without ever realizing you were oxygen deprived. You will blackout without any warning.
• HOLD AFTER EXHALE:-When you exhale, you are forcing out the CO2. Why is holding your breath here harder? Because you've lowered your lung volume, the CO2 concentration of your lungs is now higher than your blood. Gasses diffuse from air to blood passively, from areas of high concentration to low. Lungs full of a breath of air have a higher oxygen concentration and lower CO2 concentration than your blood does, so oxygen flows into your blood and CO2 out of the blood. When the lungs become as concentrated as your blood with CO2, the CO2 no longer leaves your blood, but builds up until your next breath. Recall that concentration is dependent on volume: empty lungs have lower volume, so fewer CO2 molecules are needed to get the same concentration as your blood. Thus, CO2 stops leaving your blood faster if the lungs are empty, meaning the CO2 levels in your blood reach critical faster and you need to breathe sooner. Oxygen levels in your blood are likewise not rising fast enough (or at all, since you just exhaled), but it's the rise in CO2 that makes you gasp.
• Cells of Animals & Human need about 7% CO2 & 2% O2. But now air has more O2 (10 times=20.95%) & less CO2 (250 times less=0.03%). But since CO2 is a Vehicle that carries O2 from Blood to cells we must learn to generate CO2 for optimum O2 delivery. This is done by slow breathing pattern.
• Thinking of it (CO2) simply as a poison or waste product is wrong medically speaking. Just for starters we can see that when CO2 levels go up to more normal levels the arteries and veins dilate allowing more blood and oxygen to reach the tissues. Blood pressure obviously would be lower under higher CO2 conditions.
• Blood pressure obviously would be lower under higher CO2 conditions.
• Deep breathing should be very slow so that one accumulates more CO2 in the blood. Deep breathing means breathing less air not more. Some people actually think it is wrong to call therapeutic breathing “deep breathing. If you breathe less and accumulate CO2, the correct name is “reduced breathing,” writes Artour Rakhimov, PhD, one of the great proponents of CO2 medicine.
• We can powerfully treat both infections and cancer with sodium bicarbonate, which, when combined with “reduced breathing,” pulls the rug out from under all of these defective cells with a rapid shift of pH brought on by correct breathing 24 hours a day. Correct breathing is actually easy to learn and can become automatic with enough practice.
• The normal respiratory rate for adults is only 12 breaths per minute at rest. Older textbooks often provide even smaller values (e.g., 8-10 breaths per minute). Most modern adults breathe much faster (about 15-20 breaths per minute) than their normal respiratory rate. Respiratory rates in the sick are usually higher, generally about 20 breathes/min or more. The higher you go over 12 the less oxygen a person’s tissues will have and the closer they will come to cancer.
• WE MUST LEARN TO HOLD BREATH AND EXHALE.
INHALE-->HOLD-->EXHALE shall be structure of breathing always.



THE COMMON COLD FACTS
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• When NOSE AIRWAYS become chilled this causes a pronounced constriction of the blood vessels in the nose and shuts off the warm blood that supplies the white cells that fight infection.
• The reduced defences in the nose allow the virus to get stronger and common cold symptoms develop
• Getting chilled causes blood vessels in the nose to constrict, affecting the defences in the nose and making it easier for the virus to replicate.
• CO2 deficiency creates an over-excited state of the cholinergic nerve. Since this nerve is responsible for work of the smooth muscles in bronchi, its excitement leads to constriction of bronchi and smaller air passages (bronchioles). This causes wheezing, coughing, and high heart rate in people with asthma. Mucus production makes these symptoms worse.
• avoid sleeping on one’s back (it causes higher heart rate and even chest pain)
• During coughing we lose too much Co2.
• People with coughing problem have reduced amount of Co2 in their AIRWAYS and that cause URGE TO COUGH receptors irritable.
• Always breathe though NOSE only.
• Heavy Breathing and Hyperventilation reduces O2 Level in body cells and thus caused suppression of IMMUNE system. This in turns develops tissue/cell hypoxia (less o2) which in turn generates free radicals in cells
• Low level of CO2 due to chronic hyperventilation is the KEY CAUSE OF COUGHING.
• Exercise1-- Cough Only through your NOSE by keeping mouth close.
• Exercise2-- Cough by closing your mouth and Nose and try COUGHING. This will cause above NORMAL Co2 in airways and will stop cough.
• Exercise3-- Reduced breath exercise that increases body oxygen levels.


BREATHING CONTROL
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• A useful tool with BUTEYKO breathing is a simple concept called the control pause.
• Brain Fog: Lack of oxygen to the brain leads to multiple fallouts like memory loss, lack of concentration, and dizziness.
• With CONTROL PAUSE (CP) the Goal is to breath less or at high intervals:-
o Structure of test= EXHALE -> HOLD -> INHALE
o Take a small, silent breath in through your nose and allow a small silent breath out through your nose.
o Hold your nose with your fingers to prevent air from entering your lungs.
o Count the number of seconds until you feel the first definite desire to breathe.
o At the first definite desire to breathe in, you may also feel the first involuntary movements of your breathing muscles. Your tummy may jerk and the area around your neck may contract.
o Your inhalation at the end of the breath should be calm.
o Release your nose and breathe in through it.

 A very good control pause (CP) amounts to 40 seconds, and a good control pause amounts to 30 seconds.
 A control pause of 25 seconds indicates room for improvement
 While a control pause of 15 seconds or less is indicative of symptoms such as respiratory complaints (asthma, wheezing, coughing, chest tightness or nasal problems), sleep disordered breathing (insomnia, fatigue, snoring, or obstructive sleep apnea) or anxiety complaints (excessive worrying, high stress levels, poor concentration) or any other condition resulting from chronic over breathing.  

I did notice initially however that my nose would get runny. I had to blow my nose when done. But eventually I reached a point where the runny nose and the need to blow my nose completely vanished, and I was simply breathing easier. Again, doing the exercise to unblock your nose (above) will help to get over this congestion.


DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING (breathing from belly)
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1: Sit comfortably in an upright chair. When you are first learning, it may be helpful to lie down on the floor or a bed, which makes it easier for your abdomen to expand and contract with each breath.
2: Rest your hand lightly on your abdomen, about one inch above your navel.
3: Begin by exhaling deeply and fully.
4: Inhale gently, expanding your belly as you do so. You should feel your belly expanding beneath your hand.
5: Exhale softly, contracting your belly as you do so, feeling it contract.
6: Now inhale slowly while counting four seconds.
7: Pause for a count of two seconds then exhale slowly for a count of four seconds.
8: Pause for a count of two seconds.
9: Repeat the breathing pattern: IN for 1, 2, 3, 4…PAUSE…. OUT for 1, 2, 3, 4…PAUSE.
That's it! Try it for five to 10 minutes, and then go about your daily activities. To start, take a little time every day—perhaps once in the morning and evening—to practice this technique. And anytime you would like to reduce tension and stress and enter into a calmer state of mind and body, shift into slow, abdominal breathing for a minute or two.
You can do this anywhere—while waiting in line at the bank, while you are working on your computer, or while lying in bed at the beginning or end of a busy day. Eventually, breathing with your diaphragm, instead of your chest, will become as natural as…well, breathing.



Why do we get dizzy and lightheaded after breathing heavily and fast?
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• All asthmatics hyperventilate.
• Paradoxically, to improve oxygen supply to the tissues you have to breathe less! Breathing less increases carbon dioxide levels and improves oxygen delivery.
• Lowering carbon dioxide levels in the blood has other dire effects. It upsets the acidity of the blood and causes what is known in medical jargon as a respiratory alkalosis. This causes all sorts of awful symptoms such as panic attacks, pain, fatigue, feeling spaced out and dizzy, brain fag, brain fog and so on.
• It seems that breathing faster than necessary depletes the CO2 in the bloodstream which alters pH and ultimately many other things.  The decrease in CO2 may signal to the body that less blood is necessary leading to a decrease in blood pressure.
• Over breathing during exertion causes your CO2 levels to drop, this reduces blood flow to your heart and increases your risk for cardiac arrhythmias – which can be dangerous.
• When you over breathe, you are depleting your carbon dioxide reserves.
• With hyperventilation, your body has too much oxygen. To use this oxygen (to extract it from your blood), your body needs a certain amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
• When you hyperventilate, you do not give your body long enough to retain CO2, and so your body cannot use the oxygen you have.
• This causes you to feel as if you are short of air, when actually you have too much. This is why the following techniques work to get rid of hyperventilation.
• symptoms of hyperventilation: Vivid dreams or nightmares; tingling and numbness of hands, feet, and area around mouth; yawning or sighing; sensation of needing to take a deep breath; panic attacks; feeling of being spaced out, faint or dizzy, episodes of weakness and exhaustion; muscle spasms, twitching, cramp, aching.
• Chronic hyperventilation causes reduced CO2 levels in alveoli and airways of the lungs.
• CO2 deficiency creates an over-excited state of the cholinergic nerve. Since this nerve is responsible for work of the smooth muscles in bronchi, its excitement leads to constriction of bronchi and smaller air passages (bronchioles). This causes wheezing, coughing, and high heart rate in people with asthma. Mucus production makes these symptoms worse.




VENTILLATION
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• Goal is to breath less or at high intervals.
• Another way to think of the oxygen versus the carbon dioxide issue is that a low oxygen results from problems getting the inhaled oxygen to the blood. Reviewing how we breathe, you take in air it goes into your trachea (windpipe) and into your bronchi (branches that take off from trachea) and into your alveoli (lung tissue, air filled sacs) and then get absorbed across the alveolar sacs into arteries near the alveoli. So any obstruction to oxygen flowing freely from the mouth to the arteries, such as airway narrowing (asthma), increased mucous build up (NMD- poor cough), or pneumonia (collapse of alveoli) results in low oxygen.

• Carbon dioxide or problems with ventilation result from not being able to get rid of carbon dioxide. Let’s review the path of carbon dioxide out of the body. Carbon dioxide is transported to the lungs as a by-product of our cellular energy costs by way of veins. Carbon dioxide is absorbed across the veins into the alveoli, then out the bronchi, into the trachea and out the mouth. The major determinant of how much carbon dioxide you exhale depends on how much air you have in your lungs to exhale and how strong your muscles are to give a good exhalation.
This is ventilation.




Oxygen Therapies - The Virus Destroyers
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 Hydrogen peroxide (h2o2) provides a source of reactive oxygen species, and can be used as an oxygen supplement.
 Most of the good bacteria in the body are aerobic, in other words, they survive in the presence of oxygen. In contrast, most strains of harmful bacteria (and cancer cells) are anaerobic and cannot survive in the presence of oxygen or H2O2. Similarly, cancer cells thrive in an environment with little or no oxygen, but are destroyed by high levels of oxygen.
 When it is taken into the body (orally or intravenously) the oxygen content of the blood and body tissues increases - more than the amount of oxygen in the H2O2 itself. It stimulates the production of enzymes, increases the metabolic rate, causes small arteries to dilate and increase blood flow, and raises body temperature.
 As dead bacteria and toxins are released from your body, your capacity to eliminate them quickly enough may cause some pain or discomfort in the kidneys. This toxic overload may cause fatigue, diarrhoea, headaches, skin eruptions, cold or flu-like symptoms, and/or nausea. If this occurs, remain at the current dosage or reduce it to the previous dosage until the problem stops.
 The cell obtains GLUCOSE (C6H12O6) from food breakdown and OXYGEN from breathing and uses them to produce energy. The by-products of the process are CO2 and water which are both expelled from the body when we exhale.
 i.e. C6H12O6 +O2 ---> will give Carbon Dioxide (CO2), water (H2O) and ENERGY.
 Energy from glucose is obtained from the oxidation reaction (process called METABOLISM) :-  C6H12O6 + 6O2 --> 6CO2 + 6H2O



H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide) Therapy
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 The human body expels 70% of its toxins from breathing. When you breathe, fat molecules combine with oxygen atoms, producing carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is the most abundant product of metabolism. The other 30% of toxins are discharged through defecation and sweat. A small amount of water soluble toxins are discharged through urination.
 If your breathing is not operating at peak efficiency, you are not ridding yourself of toxins properly. Research shows that shallow breathers get cancer more often. Drinking Hydrogen Peroxide usually helps rid the body of excess toxins, bacteria, viruses and cancers.






REACTION of Carbon Dioxide CO2 with oxygen O2
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 The presence of carbon dioxide helps the release of oxygen from haemoglobin; this is known as the Bohr Effect.
 Carbon dioxide is a waste product of respiration and its concentration is high in the respiring cell and so it is here that haemoglobin releases oxygen.




Optimal Breathing
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 You cannot have asthma, if you breathe in accordance with medical norms. Therefore, in order to solve problems with asthma and bronchial asthma symptoms, one needs to learn how to breathe correctly.
 Breathing, when done properly, should begin in your abdomen and then expand to your chest cavity -- with the ribs and chest expanding as you inhale.
 Slow breathing activates the vagus nerve, the primary cranial nerve, which is associated with a recuperative state.
 Never Hyperventilate. Breathing DEEP and slow with PAUSE is the key.
Do these exercise five times a day and you'll start thinking and performing better in no time:
1. Inhale deeply (-- Goal is to breath less or at high intervals.)
2. Exhale with a short burst (as if blowing out a candle). This helps activate your diaphragm, which most people don't use.
3. Exhale with a long, slow finish to empty the lungs. Breathlessness comes from not expelling enough CO2.
4. Inhale, filling your lungs from the bottom to the top, instead of taking short sips. Most use a third of their lung capacity.
5. Hold for a moment (5-10 seconds) to allow oxygen to saturate the cells.
6. Exhale slowly and completely.
7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 for five minutes.












How does holding your breath increase the carbon dioxide level in the blood?
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1)
Your body constantly produces CO2 as a by-product of your metabolic energy production. Normally that CO2 is carried to your lungs by your blood and expelled out through your lungs. If you hold your breath, the metabolic process will continue but you will not be expelling the CO2.
2)
Because when you breathe, the oxygen enters the blood. As the blood moves and re-oxygenates cells, carbon dioxide is transferred to the blood (since carbon dioxide is a waste product made by cells). You then breathe it out. If you hold your breath though, the carbon dioxide is not leaving your body, but your cells don't stop making it. Therefore, more carbon dioxide in the blood.
3)
Your body takes in all the oxygen from your lungs into the blood stream and feeds the bodily organs throughout your body depositing oxygen. The product (waste) is carbon dioxide which is then transported back to your lungs for exhaling. If you hold your breath, then your lungs will hold onto the carbon dioxide. You know that gagging reflex you get when you try to continually hold your breath? That's your body's reaction to getting rid of the waste product carbon dioxide. If you didn't gag, you'd easily hold your breath until you passed away.



CARBON DI-OXIDE
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• Vessels: Carbon dioxide helps to dilate smooth muscle tissue. Insufficient carbon dioxide can cause spasms throughout the body, including the brain, the bronchi, and other smooth muscle tissues. Good examples are the spasms that take place during asthma attacks and migraines.
• The Cardiovascular System: Carbon dioxide helps regulate the cardiovascular system. Too little carbon dioxide can result in many problems, including angina, high blood pressure, chest pain, myocardial infarcts, strokes, and so on.
• The Digestive System: A direct relationship exists between the level of carbon dioxide in the body and the functioning of the digestive glands—especially between the level of carbon dioxide and the intensity of gastric secretion. Too little carbon dioxide can eventually lead to poor digestion and eventually to ulcers.
• A quick reduction of carbon dioxide caused by hyperventilation can provoke an epileptic seizure, and can increase muscle spasms and vascular leakiness, and (by releasing serotonin and histamine) contribute to inflammation and clotting disorders.
• On a slightly longer time scale, a reduction of carbon dioxide can increase the production of lactic acid, which is a promoter of inflammation and fibrosis. But increasing carbon dioxide doesn't necessarily cause acidosis, and acidosis caused by carbon dioxide isn't as harmful as lactic acidosis.
• Carbon dioxide has antioxidant effects, and many other stabilizing actions, including protection against hypoxia and the excitatory effects of intracellular calcium and inflammation



Respiratory Chemistry: The Role of Carbon Dioxide in Oxygen Distribution
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• Higher levels of CO2 also lead to an immediate drop in blood and extracellular fluid pH levels through the formation of carbonic acid, thus obliging the haemoglobin to more readily distribute its oxygen to meet local metabolic requirements.  
• Lower levels of CO2, as a result of lower metabolism, lead to blood vessel constriction (e.g. reduction in the diameter of the coronaries) and to higher levels of blood and extracellular fluid pH (less carbonic acid), thus permitting oxygen and glucose to go elsewhere where metabolic requirements are greater.  In the simplest of terms, this is the biochemistry of healthy respiration.


Effects of Carbon Dioxide Deficit on Physiology
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• Over breathing can be a dangerous behaviour immediately triggering and/or exacerbating a wide variety of serious physical and mental symptoms, complaints, and deficits in health and human performance.
• Over breathing means bringing about carbon dioxide (CO2) deficit in the blood (i.e., hypocapnia) through excessive ventilation.
• The slight shifts in CO2 chemistry associated with over breathing may cause physiological changes such as hypoxia (oxygen deficit), cerebral vasoconstriction (brain), coronary constriction (heart), blood and extracellular alkalosis (increased pH), cerebral glucose deficit, ischemia (localized anaemia), buffer depletion(bicarbonates), bronchial constriction, gut constriction, calcium imbalance, magnesium deficiency, and muscle fatigue, spasm, and pain.
• Oxygen saturation in the blood: Carbon dioxide deficit results in an increase in oxygen saturation in the blood, Thus, although oxygen saturation is maximized, oxygen distribution is withheld where in fact metabolic needs significantly exceed those reflected by the reduced CO2 levels resulting from over breathing.
• In addition to the loss of bicarbonates, there is also significant loss of magnesium (and phosphates) a deficiency that may ultimately lead to an imbalanced magnesium-calcium ratio critical to muscle functioning, resulting in increased likelihood of muscle fatigue, weakness, and spasm.
• Note: Individuals suffering with diabetes may over breathe as a means to controlling ketoacidosis, i.e., reducing levels of carbonic acid.


What happens when you BREATHE IN CO2?
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• CO2 is the principle mechanism by which you breathe.
• CO2 is NOT inert in the body. It is the principle acid of the blood and it is the volatile acid that you can exhale (other acids must be excreted by the kidneys). This makes it the major buffer of the acid-base system in the body. As CO2 level raises, the pH of the blood decreases -- it becomes more acidic. Your body can only function within a tight window of acid-base balance. Fall too far outside of this and you die; enzymes stop functioning, haemoglobin doesn't hold on to oxygen as well, etc.. Rebreathing CO2 rapidly increases the PaCO2 and quickly results in an acidosis.
• The other major drawback to elevated CO2 is that it makes you sleepy. This is called CO2 narcosis and it is a serious problem in treating respiratory failure in folks with chronic lung disease. Once you've gone past certain amount of CO2 in your blood, it stops stimulating you to breathe and you just fall asleep and stop breathing altogether. Deeper, faster breaths will remove CO2 from the blood faster than slow, shallow breaths.

A NOTE OF VITAMIN “C”
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• Vitamin C is an ANTIOXIDANT and an IMMUNITY BOOSTER.
• Available in tablet as ASCORBIC ACID or mineral form of SODIM ASCORBATE or CALCIUM ASCORBATE and other mineral forms.
• As per one note on WEBMD site, "The safe upper limit for vitamin C is 2,000 milligrams a day, and there is a great track record with strong evidence that taking 500 milligrams daily is safe,"
• There are two types I came across. 1) ASCORBIC ACID 2) Mineral salts of ascorbic acid for example SODIM ASCORBATE, calcium ASCORBATE.
• Mineral ASCORBATE is often recommended to people who experience gastrointestinal problems (acid reflux, abdominal pain or diarrhoea) with plain ascorbic acid.
• Ascorbic acid is the least expensive and can be purchased as tablets.
• When sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is added to ascorbic acid, the bicarbonate fizzes (emitting carbon dioxide) which then releases the sodium to neutralize the acidity of the ascorbate. (Consuming Vitamin C tablet along with baking soda)
• People with sensitive stomachs may report discomfort when large doses of vitamin C are taken at levels to prevent an acute viral infection (1,000-3,000 milligrams or more every 20 minutes) [1, 5]. In this case the ascorbic acid in the stomach can build up enough acidity to cause heartburn or a similar reaction.


What are the best ways to increase CO2 levels in the blood?
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--Breathing into a paper bag
--Drinking carbonated water
--Baking Soda
• A decreased level of carbon dioxide in the blood leads to decreased oxygen supply to the cells in the body including the brain, heart, kidneys etc. Carbon dioxide (CO2) was found to be responsible for the bond between oxygen and haemoglobin.
• If the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is lower than normal, then this leads to difficulties in releasing oxygen from haemoglobin. Hence the “Verigo-Bohr law.”
• Breathe rapidly and deeply to lower CO2 levels in the blood (hyperventilation). Note: this is not recommended, as it serves no medical value.
• Using the 1-quart capacity bag, hold it over mouth and nose and rebreathe exhaled air to raise CO2 levels in the blood. This is useful for those hyperventilating to prevent unconsciousness.
• Stop re-breathing from the bag if dizzy or giddy; do not re-breathe exhaled air for more than one minute as it can lower  blood CO2 (and raise blood pH) dangerously.

https://sunild1204.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/bronchial-asthma-common-cold-pranayam-deep-breathing-exercise-cure-mechanism/



Part2- ANATOMY of Gastro Paresis/ Delayed Emptying /Acidosis

Dec 06, 2014 - 0 comments


I have included SOFT DIET CHART at the end that I followed. I suggest you make your own food chart for all these three recovery steps.

Let us start with solution: - The solution actually lies in Diet control and behavioral/lifestyle changes. If you are on h2 blockers or PPI drugs (Razo, Nexium etc) then my suggestion is to put a stop to them after you started this remedy below:-

Follow these points strictly and completely 100%:à

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1) First and foremost if you are hyper personality make sure that you slow (cool) down. Slow down in everything. E.g. eat food slowly, walk slowly, react slowly etc. You must be careful with painkiller drugs (NSAIDs) as frequent use of these will trigger acidity. Put a stop to heavy exercise, light exercise would do well.

2) Stop taking PPI/h2blockers drugs 3-4 days after you started this Natural treatment. Only anta acids like Gelucil / Digene are just sufficient to control acidic stomach. When stopping PPI/h2 blockers drugs you may have withdrawal symptom for around 2 days, but just don't worry. IDEA is to let stomach HEAL NATURALLY and not with help of drugs. Be away from NSAIDs painkillers as they are also trigger to acidity attack. In case of stomach anxieties instead of antacids you can also have Baking Soda (Eating Soda) 1-1/2 TSP dissolved in a glass of water after meal. Baking Soda and Baking powder are two different products. I preferred to use this method for relieving discomfort in stomach after meals.

3) Follow stomach exercise, this is to cure your functional dyspepsia. Your Stomach must be feeling stressed (Full/Tight) even after small meal then you definitely have functional dyspepsia. Search for "KAPALBHATI exercise on YouTube and do it for at least 200-300 times every morning EMPTY stomach (start with 100 and give 10 sec break for every 20 stomach steps). This stomach exercise will bring elasticity of your stomach back so you are not stressed when having large meals later. Those having High BP issues must do Kapalbhati stomach exercise only in moderation but several times a day. Do SIT UP Exercise also if you have a time. My dyspepsia was cured in a month after I strictly followed stomach exercises.

One link for KAPALBHATI exercise is here:

“    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF_Kj6vFPd8     “

Similarly Sit up exercise:

“    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygmgGqzsSiU     “

I followed kapalbhati exercise for stomach, started with 100 every morning and made it to 300 later after seeing improvements.

4) Watch out for trigger food that caused Acid Reflux / Acidosis. Trigger foods are the one that start onset of your hyper acidity. Whenever you felt stomach turning acidic have Coconut water/Cold Milk asap.  If required have antacid liquid also. Strictly avoid Tea, Coffee & Alcohol during this time. Trust me if you followed Soft Diet/vegetarian food /cold milk (No Sugar) food/Coconut water daily habits, you will never need the tablets again. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT for YOU and YOUR STOMACH TO FORGET that pills are needed to lead a natural eating life. And for this you must be out of all kinds of drugs and that can only be done by following points listed about strictly on 100% Basis. It really is tough on us to follow this schedule but we do not have a choice. And again this is only for 4-6 weeks only. I started recovering in 30-45 days, and have now recovered completely.

5) Look for ALKALINE/ACIDIC Food chart. Idea is to switch to ALKALINE/Soft Diet Acidic food for at least 2 meals for 2-3 months. Eat lots of yogurt/curd to sooth your stomach during meals.

Here are some links;

“    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_diet  “

“    http://www.wellnesspathways.com/handouts/acidalkalinefoodchart.pdf     “

“    http://www.balance-ph-diet.com/acid_alkaline_food_chart.html  “

“   http://www.favorfinesse.com/manjishtha.shtml    “

“    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/08/21/enzymes-special-report.aspx  “

“    http://www.scribd.com/doc/19942555/Gastric-Emptying-Presentation     “

“    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9068484     “

“    http://www.livestrong.com/article/498523-foods-preserve-alkaline-reserve/  “

“    http://members.iimetro.com.au/~hubbca/acidity.htm   “

“    http://lifespa.com/2009/12/surprising-symptoms-of-poor-digestion/    “

“    http://www.phoenixhealth.me/stomach_health.htm    “

“     http://www.mygutsy.com/gaps-intro-quick-guide/      “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raisin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfalfa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_hispanica

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flax

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/fenugreek-seeds.html

http://www.best-home-remedies.com/herbal_medicine/fruits/raisins.htm

http://nutritionreview.org/2013/04/triphala

6) Also if you have got constipation issues then you must also resolve them as they also aggravate acidity.

7) Last but not the least, as someone rightly said 'HURRY, WORRY, CURRY’ are the causes for Hyper Acidity and you must avoid them at all cost.



THE FORMULA for diet step by step:

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a)      ** It is strongly recommended that you STOP taking PPI/H2 Blocker class of drugs for Hyperacidity/gastro paresis, for this natural cure method to work. **

b)  Boiled/steamed/Roasted food for 1-2 weeks (all 3 meals, absolutely no acidic food snacking) or till the time you have verified that stomach is at peace without medication by following boiled food diet. Switch to ALKALINE water if available. This is resting period for stomach where boiled/steamed/Roasted food which is easily digestible is used. Always eat acidic food in Soft diet / Boiled/steamed/Roasted/Grilled form only. Also all snacking should be Alkaline only as you do not want to push acidic food thus promoting acid buildup during snacking.

c)   Soft cooked or Lightly prepared (Quickly prepared, 7-8 minutes of cooking with 1-2 spoon oil) 80%alkaline+ 20%Acidic food (regular cooked food which is not boiled and is not curried and is usually dry prepared) for LUNCH till stomach is able to accept it fully without giving anxiety. Have only 70-80% meal gradually increasing the quantity. (At least 4-6 weeks).

d)     Soft cooked or Lightly prepared alkaline+ Acidic food or Cold milk+ Muesli as in step (c) above, for BREAKFAST till stomach is able to accept it fully without giving anxiety (at least 2-4 weeks)

e)      Continue to have soft cooked/lightly prepared(Quickly prepared) ALKALINE/magnesium based FOOD diet (Boiled food/Rice & Curd/Spinach Rice) for DINNER for at least 2-3 months. You can keep breakfast and lunch for regular (Acidic) soft diet cooked food.

f)  In case of stomach anxieties after meals either use Antacids or have Baking Soda (Eating Soda) 1-TSP dissolved in a glass of water. Baking Soda and Baking powder are two different products. Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis) is a commonly used supplement in healing your intestinal lining. Mucilages like Chia Seeds (Falooda seeds), grounded Flaxseeds (2 spoon a day) along with water can help restoring stomach lining in long run.

g)     Also we will use NATURAL (preferably non allopathic or medicinal) digestive tonic (e.g. Drakshasav, Panchassav avoid during sensitive stomach stage)/Triphala to help improve digestion. To lubricate the stomach for better digestion, have 1-2 spoon of pure Ghee (Or clarified butter) followed by cold milk every day only after you have cured sensitive stomach by taking triphala after every meal. I have also used Blood cleanse natural method products along with raisins and also products that help restore alkalinity of blood (Raisin & chia seed soaked water, wheat grass powder/juice, Alfalfa/ flax-Fenugreek seeds grounded), L-Glutamine powder to help gut repair  to speed up recovery. Also use healthy salts (Rock/Black, Celtic, Black, Himalayan etc) with every meal.

By 2-3 months you would have started eating almost everything avoiding trigger food (Red meat, Rich oily preparations) mostly.



SOFT DIET CHART (This is what I followed)

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Make sure that you have stopped taking all allopathic medications for acidity. We will be on Boiled/soft diet/ softly cooked food (80% Alkaline 20% acidic) for next 2-3 month to increase alkaline reserves and enable restore digestion.  Avoid temptations to have food type that is not listed in this blog during this period and most important is to have faith that you shall get cured. All the time during this diet, whenever you have a anxiety after meals you must do one or all of following:

“    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_diet   “

a)  Have triphala b) Have coconut water   c) Baking Soda (Eating Soda) 1 TSP dissolved in a glass of water d)   Have cold milk without sugars d) DO all of above to not let your stomach go acidic for that day.







WHAT NOT TO DO / AVOID

1) Do not indulge in acidic food snacking. Have only 3 meals in a day. If you want you can keep cucumbers, carrots, Dates, apple juice or banana, papaya, water melon  alongside for moderate ALKALINE Food only snacking (only 4-5 hours after lunch). You should never have any other food except during 3 meals. Avoid most baked goods or anything made from FLOUR.

2) Strictly avoid Tea Coffee & Alcohol during this period. If you feel anxiety after any food have cold milk/coconut water asap. Avoid Green chilies, instead use peppercorn or cayenne pepper (red chilies powder). Strictly avoid white flour and Hot milk during this time. That means you must avoid soft drinks, Sugar/fried/baked (Biscuits, cake, pastries etc)/red meat/flour (bread/chapatti etc)/all type of processed food (chips, tomato sauce, chocolates etc) ,  at all costs till the stomach is ready to take them back till recovery take place.

3) Also make sure that panic attacks are controlled as they would severely damage your stomach making it acidic all times. You must never panic.

4)  No meat for next 2-3 months. Strictly avoid Red meat and deep fried oily greasy food and rich curries. Lean meat like Poultry and fish can now be had only once 3-4 days after 2-3 months of avoiding it completely.

FOOD STEP’s as followed by me:-

Only Boiled food/ Soft diet (No onion No Garlic) for around 1-2 weeks or till you have verified that stomach is at peace for at least 7-10 days with no medications). Also this is HOLISTIC program so all steps must be followed together as mentioned in this blog to get good results. ONE SHALL NEVER start this program without TRIPHALA / Black salt (grey or pink in color) or Himalayan pink salt.

Also we can include raw onion dipped in lemon juice along with meals. Onion is alkaline forming food but may cause irritation to sensitive stomach and that is why it should be avoided if you have not cured sensitive stomach by triphala use.

Morning after wakeup

2-3 Spoon of one or all of Chia Seeds (sabja) grounded, Fenugreek seeds(Methi) grounded, grounded flax seed (Alsi) powder, alfalfa seeds grounded, Marshmallow root powder (Althaea officinalis) along with Some Water. This is done to ensure healthy mucus growth and support slippery stomach lining to protect from acid that is secreted during digestion.

Add Wheat grass powder & alfalfa seeds grounded to warm water added with pinch (1/3 tea spoon) of one or combination of Celtic Sea salt/Himalayan Pink salt/Black Salt (kala namak)/Rock Salt (Sendha namak). Optionally add a pinch of Black pepper and turmeric powder & Lemon juice. This is done to increase alkaline reserves. Also L-Glutamine powder dissolved in water or shake (5 gm daily/1 tsp,  5 days a week) to help gut lining repair.

For acidosis cure also drink raisins soaked water (raisins soaked in water for 8-10 hours) and eat raisins twice a day as they are rich in Iron. You may also prepare Chia seeds (Sabja) soaked in water for 15-20 minutes and drink that along with chia seeds. If you have functional dyspepsia (feeling of full stomach even with small meals) then you must perform Kapalbhati or sit up Stomach exercises starting with 100 (give 10 second break for every 20 kapalbhati stomach steps) and gradually increasing it to 300-400 at one go. Those with Blood Pressure (BP) issues must do this exercise moderately (around 50 at a time but repeat it 3-4 times in a day.). This exercise shall restore elasticity of your stomach back and will remove any stress caused by large meals later.

I have also used Drakshasav/Panchasav (avoid during sensitive stomach stage) digestive tonic before meals and Triphala Capsules along with these. I have also used Raisins therapy (for acidosis cure) to rekindle digestive fires along with Blood cleanse natural methods on daily basis to speed up recovery. These tablets/powder help rejuvenate the stomach functioning by taking a holistic approach to cure and I certainly have benefitted.

Breakfast –

Poha, Upma, uthapa Or Cold milk without Sugars with Muesli (Oat clusters with banana, apple, and dates as some of ingredients). I also included a banana/dried raisins with this food.

Lunch- (20%Acidic + 80%Alkaline, but soft cooked with 1-2 spoon oil), this phase would last around 4-6 weeks and must not include meat products.

For lunch, have Rice + now you can include regular vegetable dishes which are softly cooked and is not curried (not ore than 10 minutes of preparation time). It is also okay to put spices while preparation. Please make sure that the food is prepared with fat free oil and is not strongly cooked [cooked for not more than 10 minutes and not more than 1-2 spoon oil] initially. Also the food that is prepared should not be curried and should not contain anything that is fried; also it should be dried food preparation. Also eat only 70% initially, for you want to avoid excess acid secretion as large meals mean more acid secretions which we shall avoid. Include raw onion dipped in lemon juice and cucumbers along with lunch if you like. Avoid Green chilies, instead use peppercorn or cayenne pepper (red chilies powder).  IF you felt stomach anxiety after lunch, then it means the food that you ate was either strongly cooked/curried food or probably there was something that was fried. You must always have lunch that is softly cooked (dishes that are prepared in around or less than 10 minutes of cooking and around 2-3 spoon oil are mostly soft). A dish that took more time to cook is normally a strong food and our stomach will start releasing acids to digest this and hence we must avoid strongly cooked food (including curries) for at least 8-10 weeks. This you must do for at least 3-4 weeks before gradually increasing the quantity and diet that is stronger. If the dish is with curry just leave curry and pick up the morsels/contents out of it. You must avoid onion curry/or any other curry.

If you felt too much anxiety after regular food have antacids or 1-1/2 tsp baking soda (eating soda and NOT baking powder) dissolved in water after lunch.  I always keep triphala handy for such situations. You can have alkaline snacks moderately as listed above like dried raisins, Figs, cucumbers, dates, banana, papaya, water melon etc if you feel hungry only after 4-5 hours, as that’s the time taken for initial digestion. Do not indulge in consistent snacking, and absolutely no snacking before lunch or breakfasts. You must rest your stomach mostly. Have coconut water also if possible.

Also Triphala capsule after every meal.

Nights (Dinner)

Palak Khichdi (Spinach + Rice) Or Boiled Rice (Cumin added preferably) + Curd / Yogurt. I also had Rice mixed with cooked spinach ( palak khichdi) and found it to be very soothing. Include raw onion dipped in lemon juice and cucumbers along with dinner. Also Triphala capsule after meal. To lubricate the stomach for better digestion, Have 1-2 spoon of pure Ghee (Or clarified butter) followed by cold milk every day only after you have cured sensitive stomach by taking triphala after every meal.

You must continue to stick to alkaline soft cooked dinner for next 2-3 months as we will leave breakfast and lunch only for regular food. Continue to increase alkaline reserves by having more meat free and fried food free days.

**** Similarly now you should move to Breakfast (Soft diet breakfast such as food made from rice [Poha , Upma etc]) as the regular food and then Night food  (palak khichdi to start with) ****

Post recovery , where you shall continue to avoid /or have it in moderation Trigger food (Red meat, fried food can trigger another round of acidity/acidosis),  continue to do stomach exercise (kapalbhati), and continue to drink alkaline juices/water (Coconut water/Cabbage/Spinach juice etc...) few times a week to neutralize the acids. You can turn to Non Vegetarian food only after 2-3 months starting with poultry, Sea food, and Red meat in that order. Red meat needs most time to digest and should be avoided best or had in moderation only once you have got used to other meats for few months. Alcohol should now be taken with Soda Water as carbonated water can aid digestion. Also, alcohol should preferably be taken along with lunch or dinner meals and not in isolation. I have noticed that whenever I had Fried food along with Carbonated water (or alcohol added), It never gave any digestion issues as acidity of water helps to break down the food. That is why when you eat those huge burgers along with Soda Water it actually supplements the digestion helping the food break down easily with each sip.


Trigger food should either be avoided (best) or only be part of your entire meals say 20-30% but not on daily basis. If you ate trigger food you must take steps to neutralize acids for next 48 hours in order to avoid onset of hyper acidity. I would take triphala (2 capsules) immediately. Poultry and Sea food cause less trouble than Red meat. As a thumb rule the trigger food (Red meat, Fried/oily foods) should only be 20-30% of meal and there should be a gap of 2 days for Vegetarian (Fried) and 4 days for Non Vegetarian (Meat) next trigger food/meal. . If you ate large meal like buffet/Fried food then use  digestive enzyme supplement just before meal followed by a triphala capsule to speed up digestion to prevent acid buildup later. How it works is that, Digestive enzymes help break food thereby less acids are produced and Triphala is an excellent Intestinal cleanse and motility herb, thereby makes sure that food and digestive juices are not hold up for long in stomach.



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In short, if you followed  Stomach exercise (kapalbhati), Boiled Food Or Soft diet  Breakfast (80% Alkaline+20% Acididc) OR Muesli with Cold Milk, Soft Diet Lunch (Regular cooked food  which is not curried [dried preparation] 20% Acidic + 80 % Alkaline but eat only 70-80% meal) and Soft Diet Dinner (20% Acidic + 80 % Alkaline) [e.g. curd rice or spinach rice] and strictly avoiding all stomach stimulants like Onion curries, Tea Coffee Alcohol pickle etc,  gradually increasing soft diet to strong diet, Avoiding meat for 3-4 months, No Snacking food in between except Dates, cucumbers, carrot, papaya, banana, water melon (moderate ALKALINE Food only snacking can be done only after 4-5 hours after lunch, and absolutely no snacking before lunch or breakfast) and neutralizing acid buildup when stomach anxiety happened after meals by taking either antacids or baking soda dissolved in water, you would have restored your stomach back in around 8-10 weeks. To speed up the recovery, also have NATURAL digestive tonic/Triphala just before/after meals. Also using products that help restore alkalinity of blood (Raisins/chia seed soaked water, wheat grass, Alfalfa/flax seed/Fenugreek seeds grinded). Also L-Glutamine powder dissolved in water or shake (5 gm daily/1 tsp) to help gut lining repair.

Triphala is available in most Indian groceries and is very cheap. Triphala, may initially be hard on your stomach so you can start with 1 tab/capsule twice a day with lunch and dinner to start with, and then after a week you should have it after every meal for next 1-2 months or till you want to.  Also you must drink lots of water to avoid constipation issues when taking Triphala or Digestive Enzymes. Tea Coffee & Alcohol can be taken along with food or immediately after food once your stomach ceases to be sensitive after use of Triphala.

To be even more short, DETOX , DETOX & DETOX after every meal (use either Coconut water Or Triphala), do stomach exercise (kapalbhati, sit-up), Stay away from Fried food, Baked food, flour products  & Red meat ((As these take long time to digest, causing acid buildup and thus causing Sensitive stomach & gastro paresis)), have food that is Boiled/Grilled Or lightly prepared (Quickly prepared, 1-2 spoon oil, cooked less than 10 minutes and is not curried, Dried preparing), sticking to 3 meals, strictly avoiding Painkiller drugs (NSAID), avoiding stomach stimulant like Tea Coffee alcohol during sensitive stomach, and no snacking before Lunch and breakfast, and only Dates, cucumbers, carrot, papaya, banana, water melon (moderate ALKALINE Food only snacking can be done only after 4-5 hours after lunch) as snacks and using Digestive tonic (Not enzymes!, e.g. drakshasava/panchasav avoid during sensitive stomach stage)/ Preferably Triphala after each meal and 1-2 spoon of pure Ghee (Or clarified butter) followed by cold milk and also using products that help restore alkalinity of blood (Raisins, wheat grass, Alfalfa) for 8-12 weeks would definitely restore your stomach back. Also you must drink lots of water to avoid constipation issues when taking Triphala or Digestive Enzymes. Also L-Glutamine powder dissolved in water or shake (5 gm daily/1 tsp, 5 days a week) to help gut lining repair.

Post recovery, If you ate large meal like buffet then use either digestive enzyme supplement or triphala to speed up digestion to prevent acid buildup later.  We must avoid acid buildup in future to prevent re occurrence of gastro paresis, avoiding trigger food that takes long to digest (for e.g. Red meat, Fried food & White flour or baked food products specifically). Continue to increase alkaline reserves by having more meat free and fried food free days. Since we are acidity prone (we have thin stomach/mucosal lining which cannot protect us from excess acids produced for digestion) Individuals some precautions is necessary and will ensure Acidosis free life without medicines. Normally, an 80% Vegetarian and 20% Non vegetarian meal or sticking to MEAT in Grilled/Boiled form only would ensure life without acidity.

Good luck.

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Nov 19, 2013 - 0 comments
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Following texts are copied from education series that I ran on some of websites to help understand the natural cure method mechanism and issues with widely used line of treatments using PPI/pro kinetic/constipation drug on ACIDOSIS/ACID REFLUX / GASTRO PARESIS / Leaky Gut

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The Story of PPI, Gastro Gastroenterologist and GP /Acid Reflux/Acidosis Patients

The PPI have been proven to cause and start hosts of issues has been proved by examples live and logical. When PPI started to Jam /stop the stomach causing Slow Stomach and Gastro Paresis, pharmaceuticals came out with another miracle (Sic!) drug known as Pro Kinetics which would try to correct the errors or hara-kiri committed by PPI, i.e. they would help motility which has been slowed by PPI. And as Stomach emptying and motility slows down, Colon also slowed down. So now they ("gastroenterologist") came out with a GENERIC PROGRAM which Included PPI/Pro Kinetics and host of constipation drugs to deal with Acid reflux/colon issues. And When after Long use Of PPI/Pro Kinetics/constipation drugs started to further slow down stomach and Colon they came out with G/J Tube, Feeding tubes, Gastric pacemakers. When pushed further they removed your gall Bladders, Cut your stomachs & Colons into half. When they ("gastroenterologists") did not knew how to satisfy your queries they came out with further excuses like celiac disease, Gluten Intolerance, Vagus nerve damage etc. But did all of above measures have solved your problems? You still continue to suffer with nausea, nutrition deficiencies etc. Your PPI doses have increased to highest levels and you are struggling to make that one bowel movement which should be just a simple task otherwise.

But where did the problem start?? I have time again proved with documented research, with logical and theoretical example and also live cases like you and me, and said umpteen numbers of times that PPI are the one causing you not to get cured. But being citizen of first world , and just  because you guys have INSURANCE available, you continue to  ignore that THEY (gastroenterologist's) IN FACT have already declared the Gastro Paresis as  IDIOPATHIC i.e. cause not known and the disease is progressive, although this is only TRUE in allopathic form of line of treatment and NOT when  you go natural. It is your Insurance that is proving to be BANE instead of BOON. What if you did not have Insurance? Without medical insurance medical fraternity would just leave your colon and stomach as it is and would not suggest you any such options as they know that they cannot make any money out of you, and Also without insurance you would save yourself from endless tests that you subjects yourself to just because you have that INSURANCE with you and you want to just make use of it. Also without insurance, you would then start to look for home remedies which are not happening at present. In my posts I have said that women are the one most suffering as they have frequent interactions with doctors and somewhere they are prescribed PPI and the story begins to roll further.. As MEN we most of time try to ignore going to doctors and would visit only when there is a serious injury or there are some problems because of age.

Already the medical fraternities have confused you by introducing to you hosts of reasons that could have caused the GP/Acid reflux (In fact they do not have any clue guys! Understand this and you will be saved), but what amazes me is that as patients instead of blaming the drugs and doctors, you come out with this “OH, WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT AND THAT IS WHY SOME DRUGS work for SOME and some do not and that is why our so called Gastroenterologist's are finding it difficult to manage this issue for us ". Do not several forms of tooth pastes work for all of us?! Come on guys, is this a STOCKHOLM SYNDROME I am seeing where the VICTIM continues to protect the TORMENTOR in the hope that by doing so the TORMENTOR would be less cruel to them.

Nowadays, I am seeing patients as young as 20 years coming to your forum with the same issues you are facing, and the only reasons they will not get cured or see their life get ruined is that because you guys continue to take time to understand the cure mechanism that I have listed. All of you are just continuing to re invent the wheel when all facts have been explained and it is clearly known that PPI/PRO KInetics/Constipation Line of treatment has never got anyone cured in the HISTORY of this line of treatment. So why not caution all new comers and let them go onto other path where there is a hope.

Look; once you have been Identified as Acid reflux /Gastro Paresis/ Acidosis with symptoms like Burning pain in abdomen after every meal, heart burns after meals , nausea, dizziness  after every meal & Severe weight loss, I would say just hope on to this mechanism in post below and save yourself from endless tests and Get ON with life after 8-12 weeks. It is now time for action and do not waste your time debating. Someone has already figured out the cure mechanism for you and you just need to go ahead and try it.

Here are my posts that I already started. Just get on to this post and start the process of getting cured.

http://www.***********/sunild1204/journal/gastro-paresis-and-fire-in-the-blood-movie

Thanks

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GASTRO PARESIS and subsequent acid buildup will manifest following conditions :-->>

Constipation (1), sensitive stomach (2) (where intake of spicy food especially liquid curries, tea coffee causes further anxiety), (3)Functional dyspepsia (feeling of fullness even with small meals). (4) Also you cannot eat heavy meals at this stage akin to anemia. (5) Depletion of alkaline reserves causes further indigestion and result in delayed digestion & Acidosis. (6)  Acid buildup causes thinning of stomach lining/ mucosa which is symptom of leaky gut and causes undigested food and acid released for digestion to go directly into blood thus causing contamination of blood and subsequent acidosis.



Delayed emptying of stomach causes acid buildup resulting in nausea, dizziness, pain in abdomen, severe weight loss and indigestion. Also it causes Acid reflux in some people  if the valve at end of esophagus (neck) does not close properly.

THERE are 3 line of treatment that I came across and I will discuss all of these:-

The one and most practiced which is also a faulty line of treatment is generic program that included PPI class of drugs (e.g. NEXIUM, ranitidine, famotidine, omeprazole, RAZO etc)/Motility class of drugs (e.g. REGLAN, Domperidone, Erythromycin) along with antacids to manage the issue. Please know that PPI class of drugs is used for SUPPRESSING ACID While PRO KINETIC Drugs are used to push the digested food through stomach (Motility) for EVERY MEAL you take. So long, that you continue to suppress acids using PPI, delayed emptying will continue to persist. Read DISCUSSION section of article here: “   http://gut.bmj.com/content/42/2/243.full   “

Extract from From above url/link:

Discussion
this study has shown that therapeutic doses of ranitidine, famotidine, and omeprazole, which suppress gastric acid secretion, affect both gastric motility and gastric emptying. All significantly delayed gastric emptying despite an increase in postprandial antral contractility as assessed using antral manometry, electrogastrography, and dynamic antral scintigraphy.

from above extract, When it is clearly established that PPI class of drugs cause and enhance further delayed emptying (Dysmotility) then why are these prescribed??

This line of treatment does not cure the problem but you just manage it on every day basis just like diabetes. As per Medical fraternity GASTRO PARESIS is non curable so they come out with line of treatment that eventually takes you to either G  Tube or Feeding tube or some type of surgeries as in long run because of side effects of PPI/Kinetic drugs the stomach slows down to such an extent that nothing can help it move further.

Being former gastro paresis and cured patient I know, that mechanism used by medical fraternity is faulty. I myself from 86 KG went on to become skinny and skeletal losing around 18 kgs because of gastro paresis and subsequent acid buildup causing acidosis; am now cured and back to being healthy and strong again just because I chose to follow different path which I will discuss later.

Thanks for reading

** By the way I am NOT a doctor but a former patient of gastro paresis who is just sharing his cure or possible better management of this

** Complex issue without any medicines but using only HERBS/ Right Food/ Supplements.
FROM INSPIRE website:
http://www.***********/groups/agmd-gi-motility/discussion/gastro-paresis-delayed-emptying-of-stomach-and-line-of-treatment/?page=last#replies
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How did we become Acidity prone / delayed stomach emptying people?à

It looks like one of the thing came across common was that we have skipped the meals a lot.
When Living in San Francisco I used to have Buffett during lunch and would eat a lot and then skip night meals thinking that since I ate so much during lunch I did not need to eat at nights. When finding the PG accommodation I visited one house and informed Chinese lady how I was eating as I wanted to tell her that her kitchen has not much use to me.  She was surprised that I was skipping meal and cautioned me that it might cause ulcer if i did it for long. I laughed it away and look what happened. My stomach lining is now compromised (thinned, leaky gut) and is causing flare-ups when I eat food that required lots of acids to be released. There in fact is nothing wrong with my digestion but this weak lining is causing all the flare ups and subsequent slow moving digestion.
When you have a thin stomach lining or a leaky gut, the acid released for digestion may go directly in blood along with undigested food and that contaminates the blood and subsequently slows down the digestion.
Second reason for delayed emptying as per my understanding is when you diet consists of mostly acidic food and less or no alkaline foods.  When you eat a meal that is overly acidic, your body must neutralize the acid and regulate the alkalinity of the blood. Alkaline reserves (calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, zinc) are required to balance the ph level of your body fluid and blood. So when these reserves are depleted and you are eating acidic food, the food can not neutralized at speed that is required and so causes delay in digestion. It then starts to borrow alkaline reserves from your muscles and bones and hence the weight loss in some people.
Therefore one of thing we will do to recover fast is to Increase our alkaline reserves. Alkaline reserves are found plenty in seeds & unrefined salts like Black salts & Rock Salts, Celtic salts.
Just have a look at alkaline reserves (MINERALS) in these links:
Flax seeds:   http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3163/2
Black/Rock salts: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/spices-and-herbs/216/2

What Food Cause Delay in emptying and How to avoid Acid Holdup/Buildup in stomach
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Just as an earth’s OZONE layer protects us from Strong Sun Rays, Our stomach lining / Mucosa protects us from acid released for digestion. Now just imagine that the OZONE layer is fading away. What would you do in that case? There are two options, one is to completely avoid going out in Sun Light and go out in nights only OR otherwise try to go only in early morning when Sun Light is just minimal and not that strong. Once you have understood that what food cause delay in digestion what food because acid release you will be able to control flare ups caused my meals. The Journey from Lightly prepared food to strong food is slow but is going to ensure final cure in most cases as in mine.

Protein requires a highly acidic environment for digestion, while carbohydrates and fats require a more alkaline environment. The Acids are released for Protein Digestion (Meat) and Also when there is Undigested food remaining in stomach. Similarly White flour food (bread, flat bread etc), baked food ((Biscuits, cake, pastries etc)) , Fried food, processed food (chips, chocolates, Ice cream etc), fatty foods ARE the foods that take long to digest and thus delay digestion.

So now if you had a meat in grilled/ boiled / steamed form, there is not much issue as proteins are the most easily digestible than carbohydrates & fats. But If you consume meat that is now FRIED, it takes long time to digest it as fried food take long to digest and also there is a hold up of this type of food in stomach. The problem here is that it also holds up acid that was released to digest the meat (protein) and thus the prolonged acid buildup starts to affect the stomach if we have thin stomach/mucosa lining. These result in acids going into blood thus contaminating it. Same happens when we combine meat with white flour products as the white flour takes long time to digest. That is why you must never combine meat/strong protein like Red meat with white flour food, and also since acids are released to digest meat it is always better to have meat in boiled/grilled/steamed form to avoid acidosis and thus subsequent gastro paresis or delayed emptying of stomach and related symptoms. It is okay to have meat with rice foods instead. That is why we must have White flour, baked, fried foods only occasionally and with at least a day’s gap. Also since we are trying to increase alkaline reserves we must follow 80% alkaline & 20% Acidic food habits for the long time to come. Conversely depletion of alkaline reserves (calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, zinc) causes digestive acids not to be neutralized properly thus hurting the intestinal lining and increased/prolonged acid buildup increases the PH causing delayed emptying of stomach. Once delayed emptying has started it goes in loop and thus makes it difficult to recover unless you have understood the mechanism to deal with it as mentioned in this blog.
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Let us see if I am able to explain why you are stuck and where you are stuck. And WHY GP cannot be cured, is a FALSE statement.

Yes it cannot be cured in Allopathic method of cure probably but if you cannot reach your home by taking route XYZ then you must look for some other route to reach home. You never say to yourself that reaching your home is not possible just become someone told you so.

Following example (ACDOSIS CASE) tells you how and when GP was created and also why and where you are stuck. Also let us ignore some small error in explanation but you must see the larger picture of how you can come out of your situation. An ostrich like attitude where you refuse to see the reality will not help anyone, and you will be stuck getting INSPIRATION on drugs that you do not need and drugs that do not cure.

We travel from Step 1 to Step 9 in this example below:-->> You shall read it as; Step1 causes step2 and step2 causes step3 and so on...
(REASON X causes Acidosis; Acidosis causes Blood PH lowering......)
1. REASON-X OR one example: Leaky Gut/Thinning of mucosa or intestinal lining (Caused by: uncontrolled use of NSAID painkiller drugs, Frequent skipping meals, Eating Acid forming food lifestyle, surgeries etc.)
2. Acidosis (Undigested food & acid go into blood causing blood contamination)
3. Blood PH goes down. (Acidic blood state, causes depletion of alkaline reserves as blood must be restored to proper pH levels, borrows alkaline reserves from Bones/Muscles etc causing weight loss)
=>>4. Start of Gastro paresis or Delayed emptying of stomach (GP itself Manifests more issues like:-Sensitive stomach, Constipation, acid buildup , acid reflux in some people, cannot eat strong/heavy food ,depletion of alkaline reserves, Having acid forming meal cause more stomach anxieties and flare-ups)
5.Doctors now prescribe PPI (PPI drugs suppress acid but as a side effect cause further Delayed emptying or Gastro Paresis as per research already provided in my previous posts, and also thousands of live people like you stuck and not getting any results prove this)
6. One Expects to be cured since you are on prescriptions but that never happens. What is the point in having prescription drugs if they are not going to cure you!
7. Loop Back to Step 4 as now Instead of curing GP, PPI's are now causing further delayed emptying (more GP!!) i.e. step 4.
8. So now you travel from step 4 to 5 and back to step 2 and you never ever come out. This is a LOOP.
9. If Cure is STEP 6 you never reach it as use of PPI drugs cause you to go backward to step 4.
10. To exit or break the LOOP you must first remove step 5. Similarly Pro-kinetic drugs have their own side effects. They work for some time for some people and for others they do not work at all. Hence the need to avoid this class of drug too. We do not want any drugs that interfere with logical functioning of stomach.

So now as per my experience (and I have done it guys) if you can take care of step 2 & Step 3 GASTRO PARESIS would be resolved, RIGHT? It is the Root cause in Step 1 that will take some more time to resolve or even if did not, and then also by taking care of Step2 & Step 3 Gastro Paresis can be avoided. So now who says GP cannot be CURED ??!!!

So now your new step 5 onwards can be as follows (as Per my research, and guys it is all tested on me)
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1) Studies have found that L-glut amine supports the regeneration and repair of cells lining the intestinal wall. I have used L glut amine for Intestinal repairs (leaky Gut). I have myself used 2 products, Pure L Glutamine powder and British Nutrition’s Glutamine recovery formula. Trust me guys it has made a major difference. I got 3 benefits in just one month. Found that I my neck crackling sound was gone (arthritis of neck), Found that frequent bouts of cold was gone and off course the GUT has become more powerful and I have become more stronger.
2) Stop further acidosis (step 2) by having more of alkaline forming food and lightly/quickly prepared food and ignoring acid forming food during recovery period.
3) Restoring alkalinity of Blood by following blood purification (e.g. Wheat-grass powder and also drinking Black raisin soaked water)
4) Control acid indigestion (Lower PH of chyme or digested food, causes delayed emptying as food must be neutralized before passed to next stage of stomach) by using one or combination of ORGANIC Sea Salts, Rock salt, black Salt, Celtic salt and Himalayan pink salts which ever you can get hold of. These ORGANIC SALTS are capable of absorbing heat and very necessary as every meal causes digestive fires to go up. I normally would sprinkle these salts with every meal. Trust me Acid Indigestion will feel like a myth if you did this with every meal.
5) The one MOST IMPORTANT HERB we use is TRIPHALA capsules. This herb has many benefits and recovery without this one herb may not be possible. This herb will help cleanse Intestines, Blood purification, Motility etc. This herb will also help cure sensitive stomach which is result of acute acid buildup causing stomach to become soggy and sensitive.
6) CONSTIPATION is one major issue which can be resolved by having mucilage food like Grounded Flax seeds, Fenugreek seeds, Chia seeds and Clarified butter (Ghee) On every day basis.
7) Also there is a method to stop PPI class of drugs which is mentioned in my blog. You must neutralize acids as sudden stop of PPI will cause acid rebound effect for 3-4 days but as long as you know how to neutralize acids using antacids or other methods you will be fine and on way to recovery in few days. Some people who tried stopping PPI without knowing the method got panicked as acid rebound effect of sudden stop of these drugs will cause more anxieties if you did not take care of neutralizing acids on more frequent basis. Just read the section on how to stop PPI in my blog and you will know.
8) All that is needed is to follow journey from lightly cooked (Quickly prepared) diet to Strong diet gradually, ignoring acid forming food like White Flour, Red meat, all type of Process food etc. The mechanism of Blood Cleanse/Intestinal cleanse along with building alkaline reserves , Blood purification and L Glutamine based intestinal repairs shall help manage problem for good.

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A Note on LOW Stomach Acid queries, Apple Cider Vinegar V/S Organic Salts, PPI's
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1) LOW Stomach Acid queries:-
I have come across many people raising queries on whether it is low acid that is causing the issue. As far as my knowledge goes this is not true. Acidosis or Acid Indigestion leading to Acid Reflux is caused by Acid buildup. The fact that we are using acid suppression (PPI) and acid neutralization (antacids) means that we have more than required acids present. In fact all our problems have started because of Acidosis or Acid Indigestion which is because of LOW PH of body fluids and blood.
Look; Acids are released only for protein digestion and more stronger the protein (meat) More acids are released. But if you are having a Vegetarian meal, not much acids are required as protein content is very less in this case; so where is question for low acid here? If you supplied HCL supplements while having alkaline or vegetarian food it would actually cause acid indigestion as no acids are required first of all to digest this type of meal. What is required in fact is a steady supply of Alkaline reserves to bring back PH to normal level for every meal and hence I use Organic salts with every meal which not only supply much needed alkaline reserves but also help bring pH to normal.

2)  PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor class of druds used for Acid Suppression) :-
The reason these acid blockers (PPI's) have caused havoc is because they are designed poorly and are thus causing more delayed stomach emptying (GP) when taken for long time. So now, If you had GP for Reason X, and once you have started on PPI drugs to suppress acid, your GP is now caused by Reason X + PPI's (as their side effect caused more GP). That is why we must first make all efforts to put a stop to this class of drug as now even if you have resolved your Reason X which cause GP originally; you can still never come out of GP as there is now EXPLICIT or DELIBERATE GP caused by PPI class of drugs, and your GP will persist so long you continue to take them. Remember that Acid Neutralizing is always preferable than acid suppression as we do not want to interfere with logical functioning of stomach which is what these PPI class of drugs do. I have said in so many voices in last several months that you can never ever recover until and unless you get rid of this class (PPI) of drugs.
But you must take care of acid rebound effect when stopping these and also understand what type of food must be ate when you are off acid blockers. See if you ate food that does not require ACID RELEASE; then automatically you are making acid blocker redundant. If you have learnt food behaviors you would be able to understand what to eat and how to eat and eventually your stomach would restore back. You must read my blog on WordPress to understand mechanism first.
http://www.betterbones.com/alkalinebalance/dietplan.aspx

3) Apple cider Vinegar (ACV) V/S Organic Salts:
Those with Acid Reflux  have benefited by taking ACV (Apple cider Vinegar) just before meals. Apple cider vinegar although very acidic; is ALKALINE forming food there by helps regulate PH of Digested food. The Digested food must be neutralized before it can be passed on to next stage in stomach for digestion. If the PH of digested food is low it just sits there along with acid released for digestion and hence causes acid reflux in some people.
But ACV is very strong, and unless diluted properly cannot be used if you have a Sensitive stomach, and so in that case better alternative to use is ORGANIC SALTS like Black salt/Himalayan Pink Salt/Celtic Salt/Sea salt (Impure Crystals). I normally combine all of these salts and sprinkle these on all my meals after they are served. These salts are capable of absorbing heat and also help regulate PH of digested food. So, it is safe to say that instead of ACV these ORGANIC SALTS can be used instead to avoid acid indigestion.
http://thechalkboardmag.com/alkalizing-101-the-truth-about-salt-for-your-health

Let Thy Food Be Thy Cure! This is the IDIOM we use to manage or cure GP and all its manifested issues. The mechanism of Blood Cleanse/Intestinal cleanse along with building alkaline reserves through Organic salts and seeds , Blood purification and L Glutamine based intestinal repairs shall help manage problem for good.

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** A NOTE on How to Stop PPI/H2 Blockers **
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Getting off Pro Kinetic/Constipation drugs, Acid Blockers & Proton Pump Inhibitors (Nexium, ranitidine, famotidine, omeprazole, Razo etc) is very important first steps in managing this issue. Being on H2 Blockers/PPI class of drugs for long time and then stopping suddenly will have acid rebound effect for first 3-4 days. You must follow soft/grilled/steamed/Roasted ALKALINE only diet when stopping PPI for first one week.  We do not want to use any drugs that interfere with logical functioning of stomach and so getting off PPI/Pro Kinetic class of drugs is very important first steps towards dealing with this complex issue.
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Easiest way to do switchover without getting affected by acid bound and other withdrawal effect of PPI's would be to use TRIPHALA capsule after every meal along with Organic Salts like Black Salt/Himalayan pink salt with every meal. TRIPHALA HERB is an excellent intestinal cleanse and motility herb and is very important part of managing the GP and subsequent issues.
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I have also used  Cold milk(No Sugar), Baking soda dissolved in water (Not Baking Powder) to sooth  stomach when I felt it turning acidic because of acid rebound effect of stopping PPI for first 3-4 days. Acid neutralizing is always preferred than acid suppression. PPI's also feed delayed emptying making sure that gastro paresis never goes away. No doubt that they (Doctors) call Gastro Paresis as progressive as the very drug they prescribe (PPI class of drugs), make sure that delayed emptying never really gets cured.  While struggling on my GP issues I understood it soon that these drugs (PPI/Motility) were actually making the problem worst, but I found this research only recently because I needed to convince others why one should be wary about using them. Read Discussion Section here: http://gut.bmj.com/content/42/2/243.full

if one can survive on soft /grilled/steamed/Roasted diet for one week not taking any medicines then you surely will get benefited if you followed steps in my blog

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Okay guys; let's understand how PPI class of drugs can cause the acidity issues
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I have seen that women are the most suffering from this issue as I guess they seems to have more interaction with doctors because of women related issues.
In a typical scenario this is what happens :-->>

1) A Person goes to Doctor for some issues for which a small surgery was performed.
2) A Person is now prescribed Antibiotics, Painkillers, and PPI class of drugs for acid suppression as Painkillers & Antibiotics cause acidity issues and hence Doctors now as per latest technology use Acid Blockers and NOT acid neutralizing that was done before Year 1989.
3) A person is asked to continue this prescription for 1-2 weeks or more; till the surgical area can be healed.
4) A Person has completed the duration of prescription and now discontinues the drugs prescribed including PPI class of drugs
5) Doctors have probably forgotten the ACID REBOUND effect of PPI class of drugs so they never asked patient to do acid neutralizing for the acid that was released after stopping of PPI class of drugs.
6) A Person now feels more bouts of nausea, heaviness etc that are symptoms of acid released because of rebound effect of Stopping PPI.
7) So now if you did not have a leaky gut and you did not have a time; you will just ignore these symptoms and so you are saved for the rest.
8) But now if you panic and go back to doctor and Inform that you now have  nausea ,  heaviness etc that are symptoms of Acidity, what happens is that Doctors now put you back on PPI class of drugs to manage your acidity issues.
9) This is now a case where PPI stop acidity for a time , but when you stop them there is a Acid rebound which causes more acid release and since no acid neutralization was recommended upon stopping of PPI you start to get acidity issues.
10) A person can come out of this LOOP if they did acid neutralizing after stopping of PPI class of drugs. But did your doctors inform you this??
11) A study has already been published that PPI cause and enhance delayed emptying issues (Gastro Paresis) . What if we went back to old ways of acid neutralizing and stopped using acid blockers? Will not the problem go away then !!!. And what more proof is needed?
A simple problem of Acidity has become Frankenstein monster in the form of Gastro paresis and most of your are the living proof of how Pharmaceutical are playing the game so well by creating the customers and not providing the cure!!.

Okay I just saw a preview of FIRE IN THE BLOOD movie. Seems like they confirm what most of us already know.
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fire_in_the_blood/

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WHAT IF INSTEAD OF ACID BLOCKERS, ACID NEUTRALIZING WAS USED?

Just picture this that you are in the Year 1988 when PPI were not yet Born (Thank God!).
Those days; instead of ACID BLOCKERS, Acid Neutralizer like Gelucil or any other Good Antacid was used to treat acidity issue that arose because of use of painkiller & antibiotics. The only difference here is that Acid neutralization is done on frequent basis where as acid blockers were just taken once or twice a day.
In that case in previous example when the duration of prescription was over (step 4); you should be sitting pretty and life just went on. Since Acid blockers were not used; there was NO ACID REBOUND and also No Side effect of Delayed Emptying of stomach (Gastro paresis).
In previous example I took you back to days when the problem was just ACIDITY, but because of prolonged use of acid blockers and pro kinetics now it has been GRADUATED to more complex Gastro Paresis and Acidosis. Look at the number of loops created.
1) PPI Loop (Remember that Hotel California song, you can Check Out anytime but you can never leave!!)
2) Gastro Paresis LOOP which manifests more issues  (Acidosis, Constipation, functional dyspepsia, anemia  etc )
3) and then Once you have all those devices in your stomach & Neck (G Tube , Feeding tube ) then this is  another loop that is created.
The only way out is to break these loop's. But remember that your first loop is PPI Loop and  I am here on  this website since almost 4 months and most of you have not yet accepted the fact that why you are stuck  and what is not causing you to get cured when you guys are doing practically everything right , right from  eating food that suits you, providing external nutrition's (TPN) etc. You can never ever reach home by driving one KM forward and then One KM Backward.

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Okay; before we understand how to Break PPI Loop I would like to touch a very important problem that we all face when coping with GP/Acid reflux issues; and that is how to resolve CONSTIPATION issues?

I have used Cayenne Pepper Detox (Lemon Detox) mostly to deal with constipation and it works always. Just Squeeze lemon + Add very Hot cayenne Pepper (Hot red chilies powder) ¾ spoon + Luke warm water in a glass, and drink this every two hours 2-3 times a day. The lemon detox also talks about adding maple syrup but we will skip that as sugars will cause more acidity and we do not want to allow that. Drink plenty of water also in between to help detoxicate well.
At the outset it may look very scary but trust me guys, I have done it several times when dealing with my GP issues and it will only hurt for 3-4 seconds only. I have used this technique once or twice a week to clear all my stool buildup. Usually if you ate Soft diet you could avoid the stool buildup.
Having healthy salts (NOT Table Salt) like Unrefined Sea salt (Impure crystals), Black salt, Celtic salt/Himalayan pink salt also helps digestion as these salts are also laxative. I would sprinkle these salts on all my meals after they are served and YES these healthy salts do not cause any BP issues. Similarly mucilage food like Fenugreek seeds grounded, Flax seed powder, marshmallow root powder helps create slippage on intestinal walls which helps proper bowel functioning in long run. Have 2-3 spoons of these seeds powdered daily and see the difference.

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BREAKING THE PPI LOOP, THE FIRST STEP TO FREEDOM
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Okay Guys,
The easiest way to do switchover is to just stop the PPI/Pro Kinetic drugs, Eat Boiled Light meals Followed by a TRIPHALA Capsule after every  meal, and Sprinkle healthy Organic salts like Sea Salt(Impure crystals, Black , Rock salts) on every meal to avoid acid indigestion.
But since I want the switch over to be more resourceful and also that will also help us when we go in for breaking the Gastro Paresis LOOP which will be our next action, I would ask you to understand these point first below:

We will use antacids and natural antacids to break the PPI loop, but we will also do everything to avoid even antacid use by having the food that   does not cause acid buildup. It is very important for you and your stomach BOTH to forget that pills are needed to lead a normal eating life. And   for that we must be away from all kind of medications required to eat food. But how do we do that ?
We have to eat food that does not cause much acid release and also the food that does not sit in stomach for long time. For that you must understand the FOOD BEHAVIORS. If you start  to take a count of each food then it will be difficult for you to understand what food causes  problem and what food not. Therefore what we do here  is to look  for a CATEGORY of food that cannot be had at present till recovery takes place.  Our journey from Soft food (Quickly prepared) to Strong food is going to be slow one but will ensure final success. I would say that in just 8-12 weeks you would be eating away more than 50% of your favorite foods when not on any medicines, but keeping in mind food behaviors and gaps required.

In a nutshell :
1) you will avoid white flour foods, Baked foods, Food that is strongly cooked, Sugar,Fried food, all type of processed/canned food, Fatty food.
2) Or in other words you can have all type of green vegetables, lentils which are quickly prepared, Rice (boiled), when using oil for preparation never   use more than 1-2 tsp so that food is light to stomach. Look for more non-meat but un processed food list as per your country.
3) I have also used Chilled/cold Milk (No Sugar) with Kellogs product 19/Muesli (Oat clusters with banana, papaya, apple, and dates as some of ingredients).
4) Only ALKALINE food snacking with dried raisins, Figs, Dates, cucumbers, carrot, papaya, mango, banana, water melon etc as you do not want   to build acids during snacking. Make Beets, Spinach, cabbage, broccoli as part of all your meals.
Is this too difficult to remember?  --
Trigger food for acidity means combination of meat + food that delay digestion or take long to digest. If you know what type of food delay’s   digestion you will know how to eat it and how much gap is required. White flour, baked, Rich oily curries, Fried food cause delay in digestion and   that is why they must never be combined with meat to avoid acidosis in future. Meat is safe when had in isolation or with rice in   grilled/steamed/boiled form. But you must avoid meat at least during recovery period or have it in moderation once a week. Red meat to be avoided  at all costs as it takes longest to digest.
Similarly Red meat, White flour food (bread , flat bread etc), baked food ((Biscuits, cake, pastries etc)) , Fried food, processed food (canned  food, chips, chocolates, Ice cream etc), fatty foods ARE the foods that take long to digest and thus delay digestion and so to be avoided.
If we ate mostly vegan food that was not strongly cooked, and is not fried; less acids are produced and hence stomach can empty faster. Boiled food   is safest form and whenever I ate a meal that caused me stress my next meal would be just boiled food to let stomach rest and recover. Always had a TRIPHALA (Himalaya) capsule when I ate meal that would give me anxiety.
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Getting off Constipation Drugs, H2 Blockers, and Proton Pump Inhibitors & Pro Kinetic drugs is very important first steps in managing this issue. Being on H2 Blockers/PPI class of drugs for long time and then stopping suddenly will have acid rebound effect. I have followed soft/grilled/steamed/Roasted diet or these example steps below when stopping PPI for first one first 3-4 days when putting a stop to PPI class of drugs:

Okay this is what I followed to break the PPI Loop:-
0)  3-days Before stopping the PPI/Pro Kinetics start taking TRIPHALA capsule(Himalaya) after every meal .
Also start using healthy salts with all meals.
1) Stopped all medications of PPI & Pro kinetic drugs.
2) Have Boiled /Soft diet (Quickly prepared food mostly vegan) for all 3 meals.
3) I have also used Chilled/cold Milk (No Sugar) with Kellogs product 19/Muesli, Followed by a TRIPHALA Capsule.
4)  Have only 3 meals. For snacking just use following: Raisins, Figs, cucumbers, carrots, Dates, apple juice or banana, papaya, mango, water  melon  alongside for moderate ALKALINE Food only snacking (only 3-4 hours after lunch).
5)  Triphala is an Excellent intestinal cleanse and Motility HERB. this herb has many benefits and a recovery without this herb may not be  possible. To see what else this herb does you can click on link below:
http://www.iherb.com/Himalaya-Herbal-Healthcare-Triphala-60-Caplets/3743  (this is what I have used)
http://nutritionreview.org/2013/04/triphala/
6)  Also sprinkle Organic salts  (NOT Table Salt) like Unrefined Sea salt (Impure crystals), Black salt, Rock salt , Celtic salt  on all meals.
The use of TRIPHALA capsule and  Organic Salts will make stopping PPI /Pro Kinetic drugs painless and you may not even know that you are off  them. There is more info below on triphala here:
http://www.iherb.com/Himalaya-Herbal-Healthcare-Triphala-60-Caplets/3743    (this is what I have used)
http://nutritionreview.org/2013/04/triphala/
http://www.nowfoods.com/Triphala-500mg-120-Tablets.htm
7)  Last but not the least I have used otc Antacids, Sea Salt added water, Cold milk (No sugar), coconut water, Baking soda dissolved in water  (Not Baking Powder) to sooth stomach  when I felt it turning acidic because of acid rebound effect of stopping PPI for first 3-4 days. Acid neutralizing is always preferred than acid  suppression. You may not even need to use any antacid if you took triphala.
8) After the PPI loop is broken and we are off these medicines, we will continue to have right food with Triphala after meal for next 4-6 weeks.
9) In just 5-7 days you would have seen the difference and understood whether you are on right path or not.
10) we will break the Gastro Paresis loop next once you have understood the PPI Loop break mechanism
11) If you are confused then just use triphala capsules  after all meals along with healthy salts with every meal and you will still be fine.
12) We can go to Gastro paresis LOOP break next but I will wait for the responses to carry on further or not.

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Couple of points:
1) For Food, It does not matter whether it is Indian or American. Let us understand this way. It is the method of preparation that holds the key here. So I wrote all food must prepared in less than 7-7 minutes so that alkaline reserves in them are not lost. Similarly If oil is required for preparation then, never use more 1-2 tsp so that food remains light to stomach. Similarly we need to eat food that is more of alkaline forming and hence avoiding meat for now will help. This applies to all type of food whether Indian or American. Similarly we must avoid food or products that are made from white flour, are baked, fried, contain sugar, are canned or processed. So you see my point, it applies to all foods.
2) Good that you bought Himalayan salt, I could not get it here in India so I have used instead black salt, Sea salt (Impure, organic form), and Himalayan pink salts. And just to make sure I was sprinkling a pinch of all these salts on my food.
3) Stopping PPI shall be done as I prescribed above. at one go.
4) If we continue to mix cure mechanism by going to different doctors I think we will confuse it only. Since our mechanism is only about natural products one could just give it a try and not mix things up. If everyone is going to try and mix up things then how will you blame me it it went wrong, because then I can always say that you did not follow steps as I asked you to.
5) My point is that just trust the steps as they are, and there is nothing difficult here. Just stop PPI and use Triphala and Salts along with rightly prepared light vegan food and you are good

Hope this helps.

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Let us consider this example to understand how we are going to eat:
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The water  has reached its boiling point and now continues to simmer and boil. But as you increase the heat, you will see that it starts to boil with force and also spills out, as more and more heat is increased. Now in a scenario where the heat is increasing but at the same time we have to make sure that water does not spill out what you will do? Yes; you will add a small amount of cold water as you see increase in the heat. So, along with increasing the heat you will also continue to add cold water. This is a case where we stop the spilling of water by adding more and more cold water whenever the heat is increased. But a more desired scenario we need to achieve would be to add cold water and make sure that heat is at lowest level possible.

Similarly our Body heat(acidic state) is at highest level as of now. When we eat food the heat increases further because of acid released for digestion of food. The food just sits there waiting to be neutralized. So as we provide alkaline reserves with every meal we make sure that PH of digested food is brought to optimum level so that it can empty. That is why when you take that ACV (or Organic salts) before meal it helps neutralize the digested food and you do not feel acid reflux as food has now moved to next stage. ACV is an alkaline forming food.
But the more desired scenario we need to achieve is; by having food that do not cause much of acid release, food that are alkaline forming and can empty faster (by avoiding having food that take long to digest). Most of our food, Vegan or Meat already has alkaline reserves in them but as we cook them strongly for long times or fry them the alkaline reserves are lost and hence the need to supply alkaline reserves externally along with every meal. That's why the need to cook the food quickly (less than 7-8 minutes with least oil) so that it’s light to stomach and has alkaline reserves which are not destroyed because of strong cooking or too much oil. Because of acute acid buildup all our alkaline reserves are depleted and hence what we do now is to make all efforts to increase alkaline reserves but at the same time make sure not to continue eating Acidic food lifestyle. Since our body stores alkaline reserves in the form of salts what better way but to provide the reserves through salt themselves to speed up boosting these reserves. And the added advantage is that these healthy salts (Himalayan pink salt, black salt, Sea salt, Rock salts all in ORGANIC form) are also capable of absorbing heat.

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ROLE OF ALKALINE RESERVES in MAINTAINING ACIDIC BALANCE  v/s Coolant in your CAR
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Consider this example of role of COOLANT in a CAR. The job of coolant is to absorb the heat generate by the engine and transport it away, thus keeping the engine cool. Coolant, If left unchecked, the heat in the engine will build and reach a tipping point, after which the engine is liable to overheat and break down. This is why cooling systems are necessary.

Very similarly the ALKALINE RESERVES (calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, zinc) are required to neutralize excess heat or PH of digested food so that it can empty faster.  Have a look at alkaline reserves in ACV, Flax seeds, Raisins. Look at mineral sections as these are your alkaline reserves:-

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/spices-and-herbs/217/2    (ACV)
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2051/2   (Raisins)
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3163/2 (Flax seeds)

Since the digestion is impaired at present and stomach is not able to bring nutrients out of food, we soak the Raisins in water for 8-10 hours and when we drink this water and eat raisins;  helps restoring alkalinity of blood and also provides necessary Iron (This is same as TPN in medical terms).
This explanation also breaks your myth of ACV being regarded as test for low stomach acid, as in fact ACV is alkaline forming and helps increase PH of food because of its alkaline forming properties. Look Guys, even if LOW STOMACH ACID problem exists in some cases, all OUR problems at present are only  because of more acid and certainly not low acid so I would stop going in debates and getting confused on this aspect for now. But we will avoid ACV for others reasons and instead use Organic salts.
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JUST A QUICK REMINDER; You will fail the objective of this forum/program if you continue to use PPI/Pro Kinetic(motility) & Any Constipation medicines. Please know that Stomach and Colon are two sides of same coin. We shall take care of both of them by going totally natural. If you followed exactly by understanding the steps listed above you will be looking at a different life that is devoid of any medicine at least for acidity and Gastro Paresis, in around 8-12 weeks, the life that you have been only dreaming of till now. My request is to understand the post thoroughly by reading them several times. It would help you more if you first read my recovery blog on Word Press with same id as inspire Id (sunild1204). Similarly Our problems are because of More Acids and NOT low Acid therefore I request all those here on this website to discontinue taking HCL supplements as by doing that they are only causing EXPLICIT ACID INDIGESTION thereby aggravating the problem.

Since we apply holistic approach to solving the problem, we have to take care of entry (stomach), Exit (colon) and Fuel (Blood) all together to achieve greater results. That is why Flax seed powder, Fenugreek seed powder, chia seeds powder must be consumed daily to take care of bowel and constipation issues. I have used Cayenne pepper to clear acute poop buildup once a week. Yes Cayenne pepper and turmeric are healers and you do not need to be wary of these spices. If you read my recovery blog on Word Press you may get more clues on how to manage all these 3 factors.
Similarly Raisin soaked water , wheat grass powder are need to clean up the blood and provide minerals and necessary iron. What will save the day for you is organic Salts, so I would say buy Black  Salt (this is pink or grey in color), Himalayan salts, Sea salt that is impure or organic and use them several times  a day with all meals , fruits.
Yes all Snacking must be 100% alkaline so as to not promote acid buildup during extra food that we have between meals. White Flour takes long to digest so you may either avoid it at least during recovery or have it with gap of 24 hrs. You may use other type of flour instead which can be digested quick. All type of meat since, they require acid release for digestion can be avoided for now but can be had once a week in small portions in grilled/roasted or boiled form. Red meat and fried food is completely no for now. Yes, on this diet another thing that will happen is that you will see blood sugar getting controlled. I had borderline Diabetes but was completely gone when on this diet. Fenugreek seeds are known to regulate blood sugar level when consumed for long time.
When we go natural the cure is permanent but takes long time to come. Usually in around 8-12 weeks you would have noticed great progress when on this diet along with triphala and salts. We must continue to build alkaline reserves and follow 80% alkaline & 20% Acidic food habits to make the cure permanent in long run.

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I have only covered 40% of the story but was waiting to see more updates. We still need to cover the second cause of Gastro Paresis which is because of Leaky Gut and subsequent acidosis. This is a different scenario and is more closed to what I suffered. This is a scenario where use of L - Glutamine is required at end to resolve the issue from Root. This is also a case where we start to lose lots of weight as blood acidity are at highest level and body tries to neutralize or bring back the PH level by buying minerals from bones and muscles. I remember I had lost my entire stomach during that time with only bones visible and virtually no belly. In this case immediately after every meal our stomach starts to burn as if its on slow gas/fire and you start to dread every meal. For now, I want those to come forward who are losing a lot of weight because of the issue and have shrunk in size. For these people, having food without Acid Blockers (PPI) is not imaginable as the stomach immediately goes on fire after every meal. They feel burning abdominal pain and dizziness after every meal.

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So we understood following:->
1) We must avoid Acid Buildup by eating more of alkaline foods (e.g. avoid Sugar/meat for now)
2) We must avoid Food Buildup by eating food that do not take long  to digest (e.g. avoid White flour &  Fried foods for now). Your stomach is slow at present, so eating food that take long to digest only causes  more stress to stomach and therefore skip this type of food for now.
3) We must supply alkaline reserves with each meal by having quickly prepared food and Organic salts like Black salt/Himalayan pink salt.
4) We must take care of constipation issues by eating mucilage food every day (e.g. Flax seeds powder, Chia seeds powder, Fenugreek seeds powder, Clarified butter).
5) We must cleanse blood using Raisin Soaked water (raisins soaked for 8-10 hrs), Wheat grass powder or all such products that help cleanse blood.
6) Triphala is an excellent intestinal cleanse and motility HERB and can be easily replaced in place of PPI/Pro kinetics.
7) To help this method work you must not be using PPI/Pro Kinetics / Constipation drugs at all.

In fact we must start at first with lemon detox to make sure that there is no poop buildup because of prolonged slowing of stomach and colon. Just Squeeze Lemon + add 1/2 tea spoon of red chilies powder (Cayenne Pepper) + add water and drink this 2-3 times a day. This can be done at least one day a week to make sure that no poop buildup is happening till we have controlled the issue by going natural for few weeks. This method may look gross but is very effective, and remember that Cayenne pepper is a healer so you do  not need to be vary of this method. I have done this several times when struggling with my bowel issues. But usually after you start to take mucilage foods like Flax seed, chia seed the constipation problem is resolved and you do not need this method unless needed once a while.

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there are two types of problem faced w.r.to Acidity. One is Acid Reflux where acid goes back to neck area and caused heart burn. Second is Acidosis (My case) Where after every meal you start to feel burning pain around abdominal area as if stomach is put on slow fire after every meal you consume. this causes dizziness, fatigue and also you start to lose lots of weight with each passing day.

Now my cure mechanism works for both cases. Only if you belong to second case that is Acidosis, the food habits must be adhered to tightly on 100% basis and you can not take any chances on food that must be avoided during recovery period.

Look once you are having acidity issues, two things happen. 1- Your stomach is not able to bring out nutrition from food that you eat making you nutrition deficient in long run. This happens because of Acid indigestion meaning that, acids are present to digest food when they should not be; for e.g. acids are required for protein digestion but carbohydrate and fats require more alkaline environment for digestion  and hence presence of acids during carbohydrates and fats makes the food get digested without getting nutrients out of it. 2- Another thing that happens is that because of acid indigestion stomach is not able to produce required quantities of amino acids that are essential for internal repairs.

That is why my mechanism takes care of both Nutrition deficiency and provide externally glut amine amino acids required for internal repairs. But you must understand food behaviors and eat accordingly so as to not cause further ACID BUILDUP & FOOD BUILDUP.

Read my blog several times and you will know how this method can resolve the issue just in few months but you must continue to adhere to safe food habits to make this cure permanent in long run.
TRIPHALA is a natural pro kinetic HERB which helps not only stomach motility but also helps detox and other benefits while you are on this herb for few months. Similarly BLACK SALT or HIMALAYAN SALT will help cool down your stomach system and regulate digestive fires which go up with every meal. Here in India I use BLACK SALT with every meal which also has laxative properties.

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