Alternative medicine may give hope to some cystic fibrosis patients. Although there is no known cure for this disease, there are a few simple steps to make the quality of life better for a cystic fibrosis patient. Changing dietary habits, changing your mood, and exercising to release stress and ease depression is a good start. It has been scientifically proven that laughter helps relieve stress, ease depression and makes us healthier. Try laughing a little each day, finding something funny and laughing! Laughing is said to give the body an inner massage and help put you in a better mood. Your attitude is 30 percent of treating any disease or illness.
If you are a patient with cystic fibrosis you need to eat a healthy diet. You should avoid any foods with toxins. Eating a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables and fresh fruits and limiting your sugar intake will make you feel better and help your body resist disease and illness. Drink plenty of water. Water helps flush out the toxins in your body, acts as a natural diuretic, and gives your skin and other organs of your body the water it needs to keep from becoming dehydrated. Cystic fibrosis patients have heavier and thicker mucus that sticks to air passages and other vital passages in the body. It is important that a cystic fibrosis patient remain hydrated. Take a hard look at your diet. Are you eating healthy, staying away from foods high in fats and sugar? Retrain your body to crave healthy foods and snacks.
Alternative medicine promotes body cleansing. Body cleansing helps all organs of the body but especially the liver. Our organs are loaded with toxins and often you cannot get rid of these toxins without purging them from your body. The liver especially holds many toxins and can contain stones that can block bile and further disrupt your digestive organs. Body cleansing can include bowel cleaning, kidney and liver cleanse, and a thorough dental cleaning. Yes, you will have toxins in your mouth with plaque build up. Promoters of alternative medicine recommend you have a bowel cleanse once a year, liver cleaning should be done every two or three weeks, and keep your kidneys clean by drinking the proper amount of water to keep them flushed out.
Physical exercise is important when you are dealing with cystic fibrosis or any other major illness. Physical exercise can ease stress, bring natural balance to your body, and help keep your body on a regular, balanced schedule. Find a form of exercise you are physically able to do and include physical exercise in your daily routine. If you do not exercise regularly, start out with a simple walk around the block or some mild forms of stretching or yoga poses. Don’t exhaust yourself, hurt yourself, or exercise with a full stomach. Some suggested exercises are walking, jogging, dancing, stretching, and swimming. If you swim, swim in water that is nonchlorinated and alternative medicine doctors recommend the ocean that is rich in minerals.