How to Create and Follow an Asthma Diet

Posted on April 20, 2013March 24, 2016Categories AsthmaTags ,   Leave a comment on How to Create and Follow an Asthma Diet
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Creating and following an asthma diet can be a challenge. However, it can make a big difference and help to play a role in getting off asthma inhalers and in controlling asthma without drugs. I know following an asthma diet has made a huge difference for me. One of the reasons it is so challenging is because most doctors either don’t know or won’t admit that following an asthma diet can have an enormous impact on your ability to control and manage your asthma. Another reason is that there is no such thing as one asthma diet that works for everyone who has asthma. However, there are some key things that work for most people.

1. Stop drinking cow’s milk. Cow’s milk can increase asthma because it creates mucus that increases breathing difficulties in people with asthma.

2. Even if you are not lactose intolerant be careful about eating too many dairy products.

3. Keep an asthma diet journal. Every time you have an asthma attack write down in your journal all the food you ate and everything you drank during the 24 hours before. Take note of any common patterns and avoid eating or drinking the food or drink that you had since these are likely asthma triggers for you.

4. Be very careful about eating processed foods or things like white flour or too much sugar.

5. If you have not been tested for a gluten allergy or other allergies, get tested and then follow the directions that you are given.

6. Take a high quality supplement with high amounts of vitamin C and vitamin B12.

What else have you done to make an asthma diet work for you? or to decrease your asthma symptoms?

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A disorders

Posted on March 1, 2013April 20, 2016Categories ADD/ADHD, Allergy Remedies, Asthma, Autism, BooksTags , , , , 1 Comment on Healing the New Childhood Epidemics Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A disorders
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This is one of the best books I’ve read on all four of the A disorders. Written by a medical doctor, this book shares stories of many of the children he has helped heal from allergies, asthma, autism and ADHD. He also talks about many of the reasons why these disorders have skyrocketed in recent years and offers advice about how to help your child or adults to heal as well as how to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

The end of the book includes lists of resources as well as several useful appendixes. One of these which is particularly useful is a recommended adjusted vaccine schedule that offers advice on how to safely vaccinate your children. I’ve read other books that had similar advice but this one is the most detailed and the most common sense approach I’ve read. The main ideas are that you want to avoid giving your child more than one vaccine at the same time, double check to make sure that their is no thermasol in the vaccine, never vaccinate a child who is sick or who has been sick within a week prior to the shots, and give your child some recommended supplements and vitamins before and after. He also does not recommend the Hepatitus vaccine for babies unless the mother has it. Instead you wait until the child is 3-4 or getting ready to start preschool.

Throughout the book are recommended diets, recipes and tips for sticking with the diet, suggestions for natural remedies and other tips to help you heal your child without the side effects of drugs.

Need more detailed help? Check out my Healthy Eating for Children with Autism Online Course