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10 Natural Remedies ~ Complementary Therapies For Cystic Fibrosis

Updated on October 31, 2015

Our Family's Hopeful Plan: Traditional Western Medicine And Natural Complementary Remedies For CF Care

MAY 2012. We almost lost her in March. Miraculously, with the help of medical personnel at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and many prayers and love from family and friends, my daughter regained enough health to return home. When admitted, she could barely breathe or walk or even stand. Now she has improved to the point where her quality of life, at the time of this writing, does not warrant the risk of a lung transplant, so she is not currently on the waiting list. We are grateful, so grateful. Every day is a blessing and a challenge, and we continue to hope (and work) for the best.

My daughter turned 25 in June and has battled cystic fibrosis - a congenital genetic disease primarily affecting the lungs - her entire life. This summer she lost a 20 year old friend to cystic fibrosis, and another young adult friend with CF was admitted to the hospital, she and the baby in her womb in danger.

Daily home care for cystic fibrosis includes many pills, inhalers, nebulized medications, chest percussion, exercises, and other respiratory treatments. Even with all of that, there is no known cure, and life expectancy is greatly diminished. For more information about cystic fibrosis, and to contribute to finding a cure and better treatments, please visit the official site of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

We are determined to do everything we can to keep my daughter with us. The trouble with alternative, complementary, or natural remedies is that some can be risky and some can potentially make cystic fibrosis worse. My daughter and I, and family and friends, have looked for natural treatments that carry little risk, and the possibility of making her life longer and better. Here I will share what we are doing (in addition to continuing traditional medical care).

Image: Flower Ribbon 4 Hope Matters Cystic Fibrosis Posters by awarenessgifts

Important Update

February 2013

UPDATE FEBRUARY 2013. On November 17, 2012, at the age of 25, my precious daughter Caetlynn finished her life-long battle with cystic fibrosis. My loss is painful and deep. As horrible as it is to lose her, I feel deeply grateful for the honor of being her mother and for being with her in her final precious and peaceful moments in this world. I will write more about those days when I can - there was so much love and beauty in the midst of pain. She has a new body now, in some magnificent place where she can laugh and sing and dance and breathe fully and freely.

I asked Caetlynn's medical team to help me with this update, as I was concerned that this sad news could cause readers to dismiss the information provided here. The CF team reviewed the page and said that it contains good, helpful advice, and that part of why she lived as long as she did was because of "her wonderful support system, all of your hard work. Some people with CF have more aggressive disease than others."

Her CF care team also said, "I think it is critically important to emphasize that everyone's CF follows its own path. The fact that Caety died at 25 has no real bearing on what will happen to someone else. In the final analysis, all anyone can do, CF or not, is what you can do. We should all be respectful of our health and take as good care of it as possible. And we all will die someday, of something. So for us to spend our time on this earth thoughtfully and live fully, is all we can do, and that is huge."

And, "She was a pretty amazing young woman."

I will share more about Caety's life in the days to come. If you would like a glimpse into her life and the people whose lives she touched and who lifted her up with hope and prayers, please visit this facebook prayer event page created by a friend last fall when Caety's health started declining. (Update August 2013: Sadly, facebook removed the page, presumably because the event date was over. I have written a little bit here: A Grief Expressed.)

For now, I have left most of this CF Natural Remedies page as I originally wrote it, with some additions here and there. I hope that you will find some things that will help you or your loved one with cystic fibrosis to live a healthier, stronger, longer, more joyful life.

Cherish each moment.

UPDATE APRIL 2013. I am more and more impressed with Mandy B. Anderson, a health coach with CF. I wish I had known about her a couple years ago - I think Caety could have benefited from being coached and encouraged by her. Here's Mandy's recent article about integrating traditional and natural medicine.

(1) Foods To Naturally Treat ABPA And Excess Mucus In Cystic Fibrosis

Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Remedies

ABPA (allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis) is a serious complication affecting a small percentage of people with cystic fibrosis. My daughter has had it for years. Prednisone (steroid) and Itraconazole (anti-fungal) are the standard medical treatments, and are only partially effective. (Update: We just found out today, August 14, 2012, that the anti-fungals are more effective if taken with carbonated drinks!)

Desperate to find more help, I searched for safe supplementary treatments for ABPA, and discovered some valuable information on This page contains information specifically about ABPA.

I was very happy to find this page describing herbal remedies for aspergillus: garlic, goldenseal, olive oil, and coconut oil. Capsules of concentrated substances found in health food stores pose some risk to people with cystic fibrosis, whose bodies are susceptible to side effects in many internal organs, including the heart and liver. For this reason, we are using the recommended plant products in more natural forms.

I bought a jar of organic coconut oil (a new experience for us), and began cooking more with extra virgin olive oil and fresh garlic. I put these ingredients into everything I possibly can.

Here are some simple recipes I have been making for my daughter:

Garlic-EVOO Pasta Salad

Rotelle pasta, cooked and cooled

Raw garlic, minced

Onion, chopped

Sweet pickles, chopped

Cucumber, chopped

Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

Mayonnaise made with olive oil

Sea salt

Combine ingredients according to taste. Add other vegetables as desired. Chill before serving. My daughter doesn't like red pepper, so I just used some on the top to make a heart for love and color.

I keep a container of this salad in the fridge, and she eats it as part of her lunch or snack. The garlic it contains is also good for her CF-related diabetes.

Cinnamon-Coconut Applesauce

Cut an apple into small pieces and boil gently in a pan with some water. While cooking, add a dollop of coconut oil, lots of cinnamon, and a dash of sea salt. Mash into desired consistency. Serve warm or chilled.

(Cinnamon also helps to lower blood sugar.)

Foods To Naturally Decrease Mucus Production In Cystic Fibrosis

Garlic, onions, watercress, horseradish, mustard, parsley, celery, rose hips tea, pickles, lemon, and anti-inflammatory oils (nuts, seeds) decrease mucus production.

My daughter has been squeezing half a lemon into a cup of warm water to drink every morning.

We are adding watercress to salads and omelets.

She snacks on nuts and seeds.

Tonight I made grilled leeks, smothered with mustard, butter, and parmesan cheese, from The Redwall Cookbook.

ABPA Poll - What have you discovered to help with ABPA?

Do you or your loved one have ABPA? Please leave a comment to share what helps your condition.

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(2) Foods To Naturally Lower Blood Sugar - Cinnamon And Coconut Oil Remedies For Managing Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes

CF-related diabetes (CFRD) develops in many people with cystic fibrosis as they get older, presumably due to the way CF affects the pancreas. When blood sugars remain high in a person with CFRD, the lungs are adversely affected, which in turn raises blood sugars even higher. This also contributes to dehydration and increased heart rate, which also become part of the vicious circle. Even with insulin, CFRD can be difficult to control. Cinnamon (as well as coconut oil - recipes above) can help.

Here are some ways to include more cinnamon:

  1. Sourdough toast (sourdough bread has a lower gylcemic index), spread with coconut oil and sprinkled with cinnamon.
  2. Baked apple, filled with coconut oil and cinnamon before baking (45 minutes at 350').
  3. Sweet potato with coconut oil and cinnamon.
  4. Oatmeal with coconut oil and cinnamon.
  5. Fruit smoothies with coconut oil and cinnamon added to other ingredients (we also put hemp seeds in smoothies).

Blueberry Coconut Almond Baked Oatmeal

New Recipe!

I was so excited to find this recipe today (August 7, 2012) while searching for a healthy recipe for all the blueberries I had on hand. It uses several of the ingredients mentioned on this page - sea salt, cinnamon, coconut oil, almonds - as well as nutrition-packed oats and blueberries.

I made it right away and it tastes great! The recipe was created by Ann Fulton and is posted at her website: The Fountain Avenue Kitchen - Blueberry Coconut Almond Baked Oatmeal.

Do you or your loved one have CFRD? Please leave a comment to share what helps your blood sugar.

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(3) Massage Therapy To Naturally Help Cystic Fibrosis

I massage my daughter's back at least once a day, usually twice. She requests it regularly because it makes her feel better - reduces stress and pain. The web pages listed below support her experience of massage and inspire me to improve my self-taught techniques.

Massage Poll - Have you tried massage to help CF?

Have you or your loved one tried massage to help with cystic fibrosis symptoms? Please share your experiences with massage.

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(4) Water And Sea Salt To Naturally Help Cystic Fibrosis

People with cystic fibrosis need more salt than other people. They also need plenty of water to remain adequately hydrated. Dehydration causes many complications, including thickening of mucus in the lungs, which makes it even harder to cough the mucus up and out.

In addition to drinking as much water as possible throughout the day, and adding sea salt to many foods, my daughter is now using "the water cure." This simply means that once or twice a day, she places some sea salt on her tongue and then drinks a full glass of room temperature water. According to the information found at the link below, this is supposed to provide great health benefits for cystic fibrosis, asthma, and diabetes (among other things). I don't know if it will live up to the near-miraculous claims, but since she needs extra salt and water anyway, it certainly seems worth a try.

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(5) Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique)

EFT Complementary Treatment For Cystic Fibrosis

"Acupuncture may alleviate symptoms of cystic fibrosis. Acupuncture may help enhance immune function, normalize digestion, and strengthen respiratory function." University of Maryland Medical Center

Tapping, or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), has been called "needle-free acupuncture." Instead of using needles, you use your fingertips to tap on specific points on your body to release blocked energy. Tapping is used for many conditions, including both physical and emotional concerns. After my daughter and I participated in the online Tapping World Summit, she began using this technique on herself.

How To Tap - EFT

EFT For Cystic Fibrosis

(6) Affirmations And Prayer For Cystic Fibrosis

When my daughter was 2 1/2 and in the hospital, a friend wrote down an affirmation and told me to read it several times a day. It was something like, "Great is the peace and undisturbed composure of my child." I didn't really get it at the time - I was more into prayer, rather than affirmations - but I did it anyway (which is probably why I still remember it all these years later).

Now that I have branched out in my thinking and beliefs, I understand more about the benefits of stating positive affirmations. So, I created a new one for this time in the life of our family, and I declare it many times every day:

"Great is the robust health and vibrant joy of my daughter."

In addition, I pray to God for help, healing, strength, comfort, and miracles. Other people, all across the world, pray for us too. Even if you don't believe in God, you can pray. A few years ago, I saw a deeply touching episode of "House." A man named Esteban was heartbroken because the doctors were saying there was no hope for his beloved wife to recover. Here is a beautiful and profound moment:

(Esteban is crying and praying by candlelight in the chapel)

[House walks in and joins him]

House: I was told you didn't believe in God.

Esteban: I don't. I promised my wife I do everything I can to fix her, if I don't pray, then I don't do everything.

(Click here for full episode transcript).

That's Why I Pray - Big & Rich

(7) The Healing Code And Healing And Recovery - The Healing Code By Alex Loyd, Ben Johnson

The Healing Code
The Healing Code

A caring facebook friend from across the country recommended this book to us when she saw my continual status updates asking for prayer and positive thoughts, as well as my search for other ways to help my daughter.

My daughter read the book, and then told me about what she read. There is a technique and a prayer to be used by the person needing healing, and a variation for other people to use on her behalf. The technique involves simple hand positions to be used for 6 minutes, 3 times a day, simultaneously with affirmations and visualizations of the desired outcome.

It's not clear to me how or why this is supposed to help, but there is some evidence that it has in some cases. The important thing is, it doesn't hurt to try, and it's actually rather relaxing and uplifting, if nothing else. I would be happy to share the basic technique freely with anyone who asks.


Healing And Recovery By David R. Hawkins

Healing and Recovery
Healing and Recovery

This book was recommended by a friend who has used the practices and concepts it conveys to heal some of his own injuries and health issues. My daughter read it and applied what she could. She says that even if it doesn't end up helping her physically, she feels she gained important value from it spiritually.


(8) Yoga And Other Exercise - For Cystic Fibrosis

"Research demonstrates a clear link between regular exercise, weight gain, body mass, lung function and survival in CF" (source)

My daughter takes walks, uses a treadmill and bike, gardens, and practices yoga. I asked her what tips she would give someone with cystic fibrosis who wanted to incorporate yoga into his/her health plan. Here's what she said:

  1. Take some classes before doing yoga on your own at home. Classes are available at most community centers and health clubs. Talk to an instructor about what type of class is appropriate for your fitness level.
  2. Subscribe to the Yoga With Esther Ekhart youtube channel. and follow along at your own pace.
  3. Use the book Yoga Journal's Yoga Basics: The Essential Beginner's Guide to Yoga For a Lifetime of Health and Fitness.

Study: Cystic Fibrosis Patients Struggle to Exercise - Published In The Journal CHEST

This article, published in November 2012, uncovers more reasons people with cystic fibrosis may have an impaired ability to exercise - due to poor blood vessel function. I have to admit feeling a bit discouraged reading it, because it would appear that one of the most valuable therapies for CF (exercise) is possibly even harder to accomplish than I had previously thought.

Until research reveals more information and/or solutions, it seems the best thing to do is to exercise the best you can and discuss your progress, difficulties, and concerns with your health care team. Don't give up!

Cystic Fibrosis Fitness Plan Tips From A Man With CF - "Don't underestimate what exercise can do for your lung function, overall health, and emotional well-bein

Exercise Poll - What kind of exercise do you or your loved one with CF do to maintain and improve health?

What kind of exercise do you do the most? Please share your thoughts, questions, and exercise tips in the comments section.

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(9) Fresh Air And Sunshine

Natural Remedy For Cystic Fibrosis

"It is likely that CF patients have decreased vitamin D synthesis. In the normal population, 90% to 95% of the vitamin D requirement comes from exposure to sunlight. Healthy individuals can obtain their vitamin D requirement by exposing either their hands, face, and arms, or arms and legs to sunlight. The amount needed is 2 or 3 times a week in the spring, summer, and fall to about 20% to 25% of the amount of sunlight it would take to cause a mild pinkness to the skin [8, 28]. Many CF patients actively avoid sunlight exposure due to photosensitivity from some antibiotics. Though normal individuals store vitamin D produced in the skin to be released during the winter, cystic fibrosis patients who are exposed to the sun may have little body fat and may store less vitamin D, further exacerbating the problem" (Vitamin D Deficiency In Cystic Fibrosis - International Journal Of Endocrinology).

Careful exposure to sunshine for short periods at a time is very beneficial to people with cystic fibrosis. Vitamin D and breathing fresh outdoor air (while taking precautions for allergies and temperature sensitivities) are invaluable to health. My daughter spends time outdoors almost every day - reading at the picnic table in the back yard, watering plants, pulling weeds, or walking.

February 2013. This is a recent article about Autogenic Drainage, a conscious breathing technique that can help clear mucus from lungs. My daughter learned Autogenic Drainage several years ago, and used the technique at times, but not on a daily basis.

Natural Complementary Cystic Fibrosis Remedies Around The Web

There are always ideas to investigate. It can feel overwhelming. Here are some natural remedies that other people have tried.

NEW Information: Frankincense Essential Oil For Better Breathing, Immunity, And Depression Help - Recommended By Mandy B. Anderson, A Health Coach Who Has CF

I just found out about the health benefits of Frankincense oil for people with cystic fibrosis. I recently started following health coach Mandy B. Anderson on facebook and feel inspired by her upbeat posts and sharing of what helps her as she deals with her own CF. Today (February 2, 2013) she posted about how much Frankincense helps her breathing, depression, and anxiety, so I looked into it and I think it's definitely worth a try.

Click here for more information on Mandy's website about this promising essential oil.

FRANKINCENSE Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil - 15ml
FRANKINCENSE Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil - 15ml

Although therapeutic grade essential oils are more expensive, I have heard that they are much more effective than less expensive oils. Amazon's price is lower than other places I have looked. FRANKINCENSE Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil - 15ml


Recommended Books For Cystic Fibrosis Care

The Redwall Cookbook
The Redwall Cookbook

We first used this cookbook when the children were little and my older son was reading the delightful Redwall novels by Brian Jacques. The recipes are still favorites of his. They use a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables (the story characters are mostly herbivorous animals) including many that are particularly good for cystic fibrosis. Recipes include Great Hall Gooseberry Fool, Hare's Haversack Crumble, Apple Snow, Gourmet Garrison Grilled Leeks, Vegetable Casserole A La Foremole, and Crispy Cheese 'n' Onion Hogbake. I highly recommend The Redwall Cookbook, along with the novels that inspired it.


Be Brave

"Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if you have to dig a little." ~Tori Amos

Be Brave ~ CF Bravelets For Women - $10 Donated To Support Cystic Fibrosis With Each Bravelet Bracelet Purchase

Photos used with permission ~ ~ Click to order

A dear facebook friend whom I have yet to meet in person bought me one of these beautiful bracelets for Christmas. I wear it almost every day to remind myself to Be Brave like Caety was. I also bought one for my other daughter, Robyn, for Christmas.

Whether you are fighting the CF battle or longing for a loved one who is gone, these wearable words will encourage you while also contributing financially to the search for a cure.

Be Brave ~ CF Bravelets For Men - $10 Donated To Support Cystic Fibrosis With Each Bravelet Bracelet Purchase

This is the men's style of the CF Bravelets. My two sons love the ones I gave them for Christmas in memory of their beloved sister and as a reminder to them to Be Brave as they go on without her here on earth.

Be Brave ~ Adjustable CF Bravelets For Children Or Adults - $10 Donated To Support Cystic Fibrosis With Each Bravelet Bracelet Purchase

Cystic Fibrosis Bravelet
Cystic Fibrosis Bravelet

Bravelets newest addition - child-friendly and waterproof CF Bravelets bracelet.

Note: Bravelets are available in about 20 colors for 70 causes, depending on style (men's, women's, or adjustable), and the company is adding more all the time.

"Look at hopelessness in the face and say: 'We are simply not meant to be together.' Hold courage's hand and walk away." ~Dodinsky,

I hope that reading about our family's plan to care for my daughter's health has been beneficial or meaningful to you in some way. Thank you for allowing us to share our journey with you.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 4 years ago

      @giovi64 lm: Thank you.

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      giovi64 lm 4 years ago

      Interesting lens!! Sorry for your loss!!

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      Sorry to hear about your loss. Great lens

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      Monika Weise 4 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      I love frankincense and hope the oil does provide some relief for those who suffer. I am so sorry for your loss.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @Kailua-KonaGirl: Thank you. <3

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      I am deeply sorry for your loss. Wonderful, very informative lens. Thank you so much for sharing your diet discoveries and your pain.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Back to read your excellent lens - and to think of how I can change my life to be healthier. So sorry about your lovely daughter. Pinned to "inspirational" board and out by g+ and digg.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @tjustleft: Thank you for caring.

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      tjustleft 5 years ago

      I am so very sorry for your loss. No eloquent words could ever change the way you feel so I will just offer love and empathy.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @HealingWithEnergy: <3

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      HealingWithEnergy 5 years ago

      I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter.

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 5 years ago from Ozun

      Thank you so much for your care about other people's sufferance, after your biggest loss in a lifetime, i wish you strength to continue your work. I did not know much about this fibrosis, now i will be much more attentive to the people around me, and i will continue to read about this issue. You are very brave and i admire you.

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      Elastara 5 years ago

      Melanie, I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. I hope you and your family are doing and feeling fine, knowing your beautiful daughter is safe with God and his celestial helpers in Heaven. Do take care!

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @Elastara: Thank you for your kind and loving words. We do believe she is safe and happy and healthy (at last!) in that other realm, but the pain is still great at times. I miss her so much. I am doing my best to honor her request: "I want you to be okay when I go." <3

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @Elastara: Elastara, thank you so much for your intent to share this page with others. I wish that we had heard about Frankincense while my daughter was still here and might have benefited from it. It's challenging to not get lost in all the "what if's." I am trying to accept that it was just her time to go. Adding new things to this page is emotionally difficult for those reasons, but I do want very much to help others who are still here, still working so hard for their health and their lives and their joy and their every breath. If something I share here can make a difference for them, it is worth my continuing to share. And I know my daughter would be (is) happy about that as well. Thank you for your support and encouragement. <3

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @TapIn2U: Thank you, Tapin2U.

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      Elastara 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this wonderful lens on cystic fibrosis natural treatment!

      I am going to bookmark and share this lens to people who may need help in this area!

      Frankincense oil by Young Living is indeed a very good essential oil cause I personally use it for various purposes and it is one of the Biblical oils that are very venerated as holy oil in ancient times and was given to the Christ Child, so we know how valuable this oil is for healing and for other purposes! Great informative lens!

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      TapIn2U 5 years ago

      I'm sorry for your loss but your lens is a great help to many. Thank you for sharing it with us. Sundae ;-)

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      pauly99 lm 5 years ago

      Nice complete lens that can hopefully help out families who may be suffering from Cystic Fibrosis.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @AlleyCatLane: Thank you for your kind and encouraging comments. I miss her so much.

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. She was fortunate to have such a loving and supportive family. Your brave article will help many others and be a tribute to her memory. Blessed!

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @happynutritionist: Thank you for your kind and compassionate words, hugs, and blessings.

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      Under remedies one usually expects something difficult to swallow. Your remedies look more like treats to me, though. Great job!! :)

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      I am so very sorry to hear that you lost your precious daughter. Thank you for providing all of this information for have fought a good fight, and all that you have done surely added to the quality of her life, more than physically, it was all expressions of love. May God become a source of true comfort and peace in the days months and years to come. (((hugs))) *blessed*

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @dahlia369: Thanks. Yes, some of them can be tasty or fun.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @locksmithbrisbane: Thank you for your kind and empathetic words. We do love her so much, and I'm so grateful that she was surrounded by so much love from her family and friends. She shone with love and beauty even in her last days, and the hospital staff remarked how she always had a smile for them even in her pain. Regarding coconut oil - it is an anti-fungal, thus useful for aspergillus infections. It also enhances the immune system, is a mild laxative, and helps lower blood sugar. Info here: Thanks again.

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      John Magee 5 years ago from Brisbane

      Melanie, really sad to hear about Caetlynn. CF kids are the bravest, prettiest and at times naughtiest. But they are always the most loved.

      By the way, Why do you use Coconut Oil? Is it healthier? Is it better for gaining weight?

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @darciefrench lm: Thank you, Darcie. I know you understand. I miss her SO much, but I believe with all my heart that she is happily and healthfully home.

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      Again I have no words to aptly describe what's occurring via the nonlinear. It's impossible to explain the connection. I can say that Dr Hawkins contributions saved this life .. and I am filled with great joy knowing your beautiful daughter is safe at Home.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @NausetViews: Thank you for your kind and encouraging words.

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Boston

      Melanie, you've provided so much valuable information here for families dealing with CF. Your strength is an inspiration! My thoughts are with you and your family.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @Scarlettohairy: Thank you for caring.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      These treatments make a lot of sense. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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      Zhana 5 years ago

      Great that you have found natural recipes and remedies. I am particularly happy you havew shared information on EFT and The Healing Codes.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: Thank you Susan. I appreciate the positive feedback and caring words.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @Brandi Bush: Thanks! Yes, it is very tasty! :)

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      What a wonderful lens! I'm going to have to try your blueberry oatmeal...that looks amazingly delicious! :)

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      This is a phenomenal lens! Love the recipes - they sound great for anyone! And just the general CF and other health information, even the affirmation section, so much great information here! Thanks so much for sharing, and blessings and prayers for your daughter!

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @Gypzeerose: Thank you so much for your kind comments and for passing the link on so that others can benefit. I appreciate your support very much!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for creating this courageous lens, and for trying so hard with your child. A lot of your suggestions can be used in all kinds of healing and health problems. Because of that I have included it as a related lens to my own lens: Of course they are different illnesses, but these complimentary and alternative medicine techniques can really help cancer survivors as well. Pinned to my Illness and getting Better Board, sent out by digg - and blessed.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @fungusclinic lm: Thank you so much.

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      fungusclinic lm 5 years ago

      Just a Superb Lens and i would like to appreciate your work.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @MBradley McCauley: Thanks so much, Mary!

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      MBradley McCauley 5 years ago

      Wow--what a great lens. I am so impressed. Hope those who need this info find it. Am putting it on Healing Food,


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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @takkhisa: Thank you, takkhis.

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      Takkhis 5 years ago

      It is a great lens, very informative for everyone.

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      Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

      The food items you share are good for all of us and I thank you for sharing them. I will pray that your daughter continues to do well and strength for your family. My hat's off to all your family for being proactive with this illness and taking it head on. Blessed

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      Thanks for a beautifully written lens. It is heartening to see how much you and your daughter are doing to give her the best possible quality to her life. Though I don't personally know anyone with CF, I found many of the therapies, and advice good for other concerns.

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      wrapitup4me 5 years ago

      As a mother of children with asthma, I can relate to what you are going through - an asthma attack can kill suddenly and that is so scary. All of your suggestions for helping the person with CF are helpful for asthma as well.

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      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      Beautifully done. I had a dear friend with cystic fibrosis --one thing that truly did help her alot was the massage therapy, as you've mentioned above. She looked forward to those ;)


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      writerkath 5 years ago

      I cannot tell you how deeply my heart is moved by this lens and what you are doing to help your daughter. Even though I am not personally affected by CF, I care very deeply about it. Not being able to breathe is extremely frightening. I am so glad to see you including coconut oil (Nutiva is TOPS!) and hemp (I use their hemp protein powder as well) - garlic... etc - all the foods you are using are power foods! That's so awesome! I also noticed you incorporating EFT. I'd like to also draw your attention to some "Mudras" - hand movements used in a lot of Kundalini yoga. If you go to YouTube and search for "mudras" or "hand mudras" you can find some info there. I am thinking of you and your daughter with love and healing. :)

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      FaceLiftDentistry 5 years ago

      Thank you - comprehensive and useful.

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      kiratalley 5 years ago

      Thanks for the tips, I have a close friend who has cystic fibrosis and I see her make lifestyle changes in order to cope, great ideas here!

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @Bill Armstrong: Thank you for the wonderful positive feedback. I appreciate your support and kind words.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @Nancy Hardin: Thank you so much, Nancy. Your encouraging words and blessing mean a lot.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      You've given, all in one place, many remedies and comforts for CF sufferers, that it could have taken them hours, maybe days, to find on their own. To have this all in one highly readable page is a great benefit to those looking for help in alleviating the symptoms of CF. Thanks for sharing a wonderful lens. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      Awesome lens and well deserved Purple Star

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @RichLeighHD: Thank you so much, Rich. I am so glad you feel that way!

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      RichLeighHD 5 years ago

      Brilliant, personal lens, and one that I feel that I've learnt a lot from and which will no doubt be extremely beneficial to others also.

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      sheilamarie78 5 years ago

      Great tips for those suffering with this disease. They will also be helpful for people with asthma and allergies. Thanks!

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      This is just a horrible disease. Great info on cystic fibrosis. Blessed.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 5 years ago from Northern California

      Thank you for including the Breathe Just Breathe lens as a resource.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @Brite-Ideas: Thank you for prayers - they are much needed.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Recently had a family member pass away from Cystic Fibrosis and have had a few others pass before that of the disease. It's a horrible disease, as any are..this one is hard to witness someone, and their family, go through. My prayers to all those who endure with this.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @Virginia Allain: Thank you, vallain.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Such a horrible disease. Best of luck to your family in this struggle.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @orange3 lm: Thank you! I'm glad you learned a lot.

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      orange3 lm 5 years ago

      Great information on Cystic Fibrosis. I learned a lot about this condition reading your lens :)

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @carolinarobin: Thank you Robin. <3

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you for your love and support. You definitely are some guy. < 3

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you Bonnie. <3

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 5 years ago

      @CatJGB: Thank you so much!

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      CatJGB 5 years ago

      Wow, fabulous lens! I hope this helps other CF sufferers and I wish good health for your daughter.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wonderful what you and your daughter ate doing!

      Prayers and blessings always...Bonnie

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love to you both. <3 < 3

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      carolinarobin 5 years ago

      You and you daughter are in my heart and prayers daily. Blessing to you!