In this condition the tissues of the lung get inflamed. Optimum nutrition can help prevent it by strengthening the immune system and helping to maintain healthy lung tissue. Vitamins A, B complex, C and E, and the minerals selenium and zinc, all strengthen the immune system. Vitamins A and C protect lung tissue. You may find some relief from following a diet low in mucus-forming foods, such as milk and milk products. Keep saturated fat very low and ensure you have adequate essential fats from seeds and their cold-pressed oils.
All these conditions require skin to heal, which depends on a good supply of vitamins A, C and E, zinc and bioflavonoids. These reduce bruising, speed up healing and minimise scar tissue. Vitamin E oil can be rubbed around, but not on, cuts and burns by piercing a vitamin E capsule. Also useful are creams rich in vitamin A, C or E in a form that can penetrate the skin, such as retinyl, ascorbyl or locopheryl palmitate.
Follow the diet recommended in this book. Drink plenty of water. Ensure you have adequate essential fats from seeds and their cold-pressed oils.
• 2 x Multivitamin and multimineral with 2,270mcg of both vitamin A and betacarotene
• 2 x Antioxidant complex
• 2 × Vitamin C complex 1,000mg with at least l50mg of bioflavonoids