Mar 25 2010

Sarcoidosis Treatment – The Aden Protocol

Published by at 4:12 am under Natural treatments

Sarcoid is a relatively unknown disease that causes inflammation and pain in the lungs, lymph nodes, liver, skin, eyes, bones and heart. The cause of the disease is still being researched. Many believe it is triggered by a virus like Epstein Barr, a bacteria or an environmental irritant.

If you would like to learn about the new e-book I have been reading on natural sarcoidosis remission please click here. Otherwise please read on to find about sarcoid symptoms, conventional treatment and alternative therapies.

Symptoms of sarcoid vary according to which part of the body is affected. In some people, symptoms are mild and go into remission within months. In others the disease is debilitating, causing a great deal of distress, frustration and social isolation.

Conventional sarcoidosis treatment uses corticosteroids like prednisone to dampen down the effects of the immune system. These drugs can quell the inflammation temporarily but they do not get rid of the underlying disease. Steroids can also lead to serious long term side effects like osteoporosis, high blood pressure, liver damage, frequent infections and a higher risk of cancer. As well as steroids, other drugs may also be added to relieve specific symptoms.

Fortunately recent research reveals a promising sarcoidosis treatment based on natural therapies. This program called the “Aden Protocol” has been developed by Dr Jani Hajjri – a medical doctor with experience in treating thousands of patients over 22 years. Amazingly this natural approach has a cure rate of about 82%.

Dr Hajjri’s program aims to heal the body, quell inflammation naturally and protect body organs from further damage. Its focus is on re-balancing the body so natural immunity is restored.

 Dr Hajjri’s natural sarcoidosis treatment includes the use of:

  • a cleansing diet to clear the body of toxins
  • nutrients to balance the immune system
  • herbs to heal damaged tissues and organs
  • anti-inflammatory foods to quell inflammation naturally without the dangerous side-effects of corticosteroids
  • enzymes and massage to break down granulomas (abnormal lumps of immune cells seen in sarcoid patients).

The foods, supplements and oils prescribed in the program are readily available from health food shops or online distributors.

Many patients are reporting very positive results, often complete remission, from the 10 week program. If you or a loved one are suffering from the pain, discomfort and frustration of this debilitating disease then natural sarcoidosis treatment may be the answer to regaining your health and life.

For further information on natural sarcoidosis treatment please visit the Aden Protocol website.

22 responses so far

22 Responses to “Sarcoidosis Treatment – The Aden Protocol”

  1. [...] During sarcoidosis treatment, attention must be given to balancing hormonal health. For further information on a new natural sarcoidosis treatment which is showing promising results please refer to Elizabeth Noble’s blog. [...]

  2. Sue Moore says:

    My husband was recently diagnosed with sacrcoid. He is currently undergoing traditiona treatment. I am looking for a more holistic approach. Would like to run them parallel only because the sarcoid has attacked his heart and it works at about 15%. He is on multiple heart pills as well as water pills and potassium. I have him on fish oils and CoQ10 also. I am interested in learning more about the Aden protocol. Thank you.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Sue,
    Thanks for your post. Sorry to hear your husband has been diagnosed with sarcoidosis. It can be a very worrying time.
    He must be very tired if his heart is functioning at such a low capacity.

    Yes it is a good idea to use the holistic approach alongside your husband’s conventional treatment. The Aden
    protocol is a good place to start – it outlines the enzymes, nutrients and diet your husband should be on.
    It also comes with additional email support if you need extra advice for your husband’s individual concerns.

    Here is the link again to the Aden protocol e-book:

    Best Wishes

  4. mary says:

    Hi Elizabeth,
    Just obtained the Aden Protocol and hoping to start somewhere!!. Feel confused sometimes. I am on Prednisolone as well as an anti-malarial, water tabs, bone therapy tabs, so on a lot of meds. Was diagnosed 3 yrs. ago – lungs first, now in skin (very itchy – face) & eyes (also very itchy). Went from being very active to sitting at home, the thought of winter returning is so depressing but I try to stay positive. My symptoms are now chronic & I wonder if doing the Protocol would help me. Any word of encouragement/help would be so appreciated.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Mary,

    Thanks for your post. Sorry to hear you have been suffering with sarcoidosis for so long. I’m sure the Aden Protocol will bring some relief of your symptoms. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory diet and supplement program that
    I have seen good results in my patients with.

    It is important to have support when sarcoidosis becomes chronic. The author of the Aden Protocol Danielle May offers support when you purchase her program. It is also helpful to join the free support groups like
    the Stop Sarcoidosis community at

    I hope you get some good results with the program.

  6. moe says:

    My mom has sarcoidosis. She has had it for at least 8 years. I would like to start her on juicing. Can you send some recipes. Also any herbs that you think should be taken. THANKS!

  7. Amatullah says:

    I really want to get better through Holistic Living, I am willing to do whatever it takes
    I was diagnosed with this 10 years ago I have been on predsisone for 4 years I want to get off. For I am so afraid of this so called remedy

    Thank You

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Moe,
    Juicing is great for sarcoidosis sufferers. I recommend my patients use a combination of alkalising and anti-inflammatory vegetables. Carrot and celery are a good base to which you can add
    ginger, garlic, onion, parsley, broccolli, beet root or lemon. Anti-inflammatory nutrients like vitamin C, zinc and fish oils are important as are herbs like Milk Thistle if the liver
    is involved.
    Hope this gets your Mum started.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Amatullah,
    Thanks for your post. Prednisone can have nasty side effects especially when taken for years on end. Fortunately the holistic approach uses foods, herbs, enzymes and nutrients to help heal the body without the nasty side effects of conventional drugs.
    Natural approaches like graded exercise, stress management, aromatherapy and massage are also an important part of a recovery plan. The author of the Aden Protoco,l Danielle May offers support when you purchase her program for individual concerns you may have.

  10. [...] natural healing with amazing success in her patients. For the latest breakthrough information on a sarcoidosis cure and natural treatments please refer to the Elizabeth’s blog on the Aden [...]

  11. dorothy says:

    my mother has been sarcodosis for 20 years and she is a pensioner, can she please please be helped, am the only girl and i love my mom so much please help me to help my only mother please please.

  12. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Dorothy,
    Thanks for your post. I’m sorry to hear your mother has sufferred from sarcoidosis for so many years. It can be very worrying time. Fortunately there is a lot you can do with natural therapies to
    help her manage her symptoms.

    The priority is to get any inflammation down with nutrients like vitamin C, zinc, fish oils and enzymes. A low carb, high protein diet with lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and pure water is important. Some anti-inflammatory foods and
    anti-viral herbs like ginger, turmeric, raw pineapple and paw paw will also help.

    If her symptoms persist she may need to do some liver cleansing in order to help her system heal. With her history it would be advisable for her to work alongside a naturopath or holistic doctor who can monitor her progress.

    Best Wishes

  13. Tee says:

    I was dx 16 years ago – in the liver – and have been able to control my symptoms with my diet. Since turning 40 a few months ago, I took a turn for the worse and the disease took hold of my body. Dr’s put me on meds that were keeping me sick. I recently purchased the Aden Protocol, book and while I am looking forward to starting the cleansing regimen I am fearful. I enjoy food and now have to be even more careful about the foods I consume. It seems as I get older my body becomes less tolerable. I do not eat red meat and now I am considering cutting off the poultry and sticking to just fish – yuck. I realize I need to eat to survive and I fear it will be difficult when family is not on the same page when it comes to food.

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Tee,
    Thanks for your post. Sorry to hear that your sarcoidosis has spread. I would recommend you do the cleansing program for at least a couple of weeks to help your body get on top of the illness. Incorporating lots of alkaline foods like vegetables, fruits, almonds, millet and fresh juices into your diet in the long term can help manage your symptoms. In the long term I give my patients good quality proteins like fish, chicken, lean red meat, eggs and lentils with good results. Your diet need not be boring.
    Best Wishes

  15. Mike says:

    I have had sarc for 5 years now. I would take prednisone off and on to keep it in check. The problem now is that these meds for some reason cause a bad pain in the liver area. My liver numbers are good and my gall bladder looks good. The fatigue is debilitating. My vit D25 is 9 and my D1,25 is 60. I know some fatigue is probably because my D25 is so low, but if I take D or get sun, the D1.25 goes up and the D25 stays low. Can prednisone and plaquenil cause liver pain even though liver numbers are normal? Im not taking anything now except cucrurmin that I started last week. What type of liver cleanse do you suggest? Besides diet, are there any other treatments to try? thanks

  16. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Mike,
    Thanks for your email. Sorry you have had sarcoidosis for so long. Prednisone can cause nasty side effects including adverse affects on the liver. The disease itself can also spread to the liver and cause pain and discomfort.

    I would recommend you start on a gentle liver cleansing diet which focuses on fresh vegetables, low carb fruits, wholegrains, healthy fats and some quality proteins. Eliminate sugar, coffee, alcohol and processed foods. When you are feeling a liitle less fatigued you can add a liver tonic or cleanser. The herbal ones are good – they include dandelion, artichoke, milk thistle etc.

    Some anti-inflammatory nutrients like zinc, vitamin C, fish oils and enzymes would also be of benefit.

    I hope this information gets you started.


  17. Francis says:

    hello Elizabeth.

    i to have sarcoid. however i have had it for 11 years and i believe i caught it after i was ill with phunemia. since then i had many attacks to the eyes and it left me physically scared on the right face cheek for years. i have also had plenty of coughing fits. my lungs are extremely cloudy on xrays. i am now fatigued very easily compared to a couple of years ago. My partner is pregnant and i am worried. i have fairly regular checks with my doctor, and i am taking symbicort 400 four times a day and if the lungs flares i am then prescribed corits. please help.

    how do i get to participate on your program. i am in Melbourne Australia.


  18. admin says:

    Hi Francis,
    Thanks for your post. Sorry to hear you have been suffering with sarcoid. Your medication will suppress symptoms but will not halt the disease.

    I would recommend you find a good holistic doctor or naturopath who can monitor your health and guide you along a more holistic approach. This would include anti-inflammatory nutrients like vitamin C, zinc, ginger, turmeric and fish oils, a pure diet, stress reduction and graded exercise. The e-book on the Aden protocol by Danielle May would also be a good starting point. I hope this gets you started on the road to better health.

  19. cher says:

    i have a friend with scarcoid in the lungs for 20 years but last year she had a bad attack of pain in stomach and uncontrollable direaha and swelling of the stomach she is on predisone but when she drops it she has more attacks with direaha and vomiting. she had her gallbladder checked and its fine not sure whats going on and the doctors don’t know whats going on can you help her? if she is on predisone can she take these herbs etc?

  20. Regina says:

    Hi, my name is Regina, I was diagnosed 3 years ago with sarcoidosis. I started as a child with frequent stabbing chest pains to where it would hurt to breathe in or out. My parents figured it was growing pains so nothing was thought of it. As I got older I would have different symptoms. My teenage years I had problems with my muscles holding my joints in place. When I hit 20 I started having pains all throughout my body. I didn’t think it was anything serious so I put it off over and over. Finally I could no longer tolerate the pain, it got so excruciating I decided to go to the dr to find out what was going on. The dr ran every test he could possibly run on me. All the tests came back normal, except for one that showed up positive for sarcoidosis. I also had X-rays done. The X-ray of my chest showed scar tissue on my lungs. I’ve always had breathing problems. If I inhale the smallest fume of cigarette smoke or car exhaust or dust or paint, anything, I will just about cough my lungs up! I have inhalers I have to use everyday. I take prednisone, pain medicines, muscle relaxers, depression medicine. Sometimes the pain I go through is so bad I will just lay in my bed and cry! Ill beg god to either heal me or take me! I just can’t take it anymore! I’m 26 years old, I’m too young for this! I want a normal life! Please? If there is anyway you can help me, please I beg you!

  21. admin says:

    Hi Regina,

    Thanks for your post. Sorry to hear you have been suffering with the pain of sarcoidosis for so long. It can be a very worrying time.

    Fortunately there is a lot you can do with natural therapies to reduce the inflammation and pain. Your priority is to get onto some anti-inflammatory nutrients like high dose vitamin C, zinc, and fish oils. Foods like turmeric, ginger and reishi mushroom are also anti-inflammatory. A low carb, high protein diet with lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and pure water is important. I also recommend you do a liver and bowel detoxification in order to optimise your results.

    When your pain is bad having a hot Epsom salt bath, massage or taking magnesium or feverfew supplements may help. The e-book on the Aden protocol by Danielle May would also be a good starting point. I hope this gets you started on the road to better health.

  22. admin says:

    Hi Cher,

    Thanks for your post. Sorry to hear your friend is so ill. For the time being she does need to stay on the predisone. With the help of a good holistic doctor or naturopath she may be able to taper it down once her body can control the inflammation and pain of sarcoid. Anti-inflammatory supplements like ginger, turmeric, vitamin C, zinc and enzymes are usually fine but she does need to consult with a knowledgeable doctor first.
    Best Wishes

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