Could an extract from Green Tea reverse fibrosis?

Could an extract from Green Tea reverse fibrosis?

A UC-San Francisco pilot study associated a reversal in fibrosis with an over the counter supplement, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This plant-based compound can be found in green tea. Nine patients who were scheduled to undergo lung biopsy for pulmonary fibrosis...

Group crowdfunds a clinical trial to help IPF Patients

Group crowdfunds a clinical trial to help IPF Patients

Published by TuftsNow and written by Genevieve Rajewski. Shared with permission. No time to lose-Teresa Barnes, an IPF advocate and volunteer, facilitates the acceleration of an IPF cure. "I have a nine-year-old daughter, and her risk is also fifty/fifty," she said....

Vitamin D – Why You are Probably NOT Getting Enough

Vitamin D – Why You are Probably NOT Getting Enough

WHAT VITAMIN DO WE need in amounts up to 25 times higher than the government recommends for us to be healthy? What vitamin deficiency affects over half of the population, is almost never diagnosed, and has been linked to many cancers, high blood pressure, heart...

7 Steps To Reverse Acid Reflux

7 Steps To Reverse Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is a big problem. 44% of Americans have heartburn at least once a month. 25 to 35% have reflux. Acid-blocking drugs or what we call PPIs like Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec—that little purple pill—are the third most prescribed medications in the country....

Listen: My Story About Living With IPF

Listen: My Story About Living With IPF

In honor of Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, I’d like to tell you, in my own voice, what it’s been like living with a terminal lung disease as a young woman. Naturally, I felt very alone, unsettled, and isolated from my peers when I was diagnosed. Sharing about my...

Anne Ballentine on the Prevalence of IPF

Anne Ballentine on the Prevalence of IPF

IPF Foundation board member Anne Ballentine never really realized how prevalent Pulmonary Fibrosis was until she looked at her own network of family, friends and neighbors. The incidence of IPF has doubled over the past decade, and we don’t know exactly why it’s...

Feeling the Need for Control Since My IPF Diagnosis

Feeling the Need for Control Since My IPF Diagnosis

It is an understatement to say that being diagnosed with a chronic illness causes everything to feel out of control for a patient and their family. The loss of control tends to happen in two phases: 1) the acute phase, which is everything that feels out of control...