An effective pneumonia cure is the use of added vitamins and minerals in your diet. The right nutrients can boost your immunity, relieve your symptoms and prevent further complications.
High dose vitamin C is a fast acting pneumonia cure, particularly if taken at the first sign of infection. I recommend my patients take 500mg of vitamin C an hour until their tissues are saturated with vitamin C. At the point where the body is saturated with vitamin C, any excess spills over into the urine and stools causing loose or watery stools. This point is called bowel tolerance.
Once you have worked out your bowel tolerance level, go just below this point daily until the infection is cleared from your body.
Some people only need 5000 – 10000mg to reach tissue saturation and bowel tolerance. Others may need 50,000 mg or more to reach this point. As you get better you should find your bowel tolerance level drops.
Zinc is a powerful pneumonia cure that boosts your white blood cells and antibody production to fight infection. If you have a sore or inflamed throat then dissolving a zinc lozenge or tablet in your mouth can bring prompt relief.
Vitamin A / Beta carotene
Vitamin A and its precursor beta carotene can heal injured epithelial tissue and quell free radical damage. Vitamin A has also been shown to lower the rate of infections so is a good preventative nutrient.
Selenium is an excellent immune stimulant. It also enhances the absorption of vitamin E – an important antioxidant.
Fatigue and exhaustion are common symptoms of infection. To help with energy levels and nerve health, a balanced B complex is an effective pneumonia cure.
Magnesium acts as a muscle relaxant that can relieve aching lungs and tight muscles as well as help you get a good night’s sleep. Magnesium can also be absorbed through the skin in an Epsom salt bath. Simply hop into a hot bath to which you have added a couple of cups of Epsom salts. Relax in the bath for at least 20 minutes before heading to bed for the night. You should sleep deeply and wake feeling refreshed.
The right dosage of these nutrients will vary according to your age, the severity of your infection and your activity levels.