Tag: Asthma

Common Causes of Asthma and Holistic Options

Asthma is a typical condition that prompts breathing trouble, hacking, and wheezing. It is created by a mix of inflammation and spasms of the small airways of the lungs, both of which disable the capacity of the lungs to exchange air.

Natural treatments for asthma are wrapped around key principals: reducing allergies is the main one. 

Aggravations that trigger signs of allergies (allergens) can also trigger signs and manifestations of asthma. Asthma triggers are not quite the same from individual to individual and can incorporate;

  • Physical Exercising (work out prompted asthma)
  • Chilled Air
  • Respiratory infections, such as the head cold
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease, an ailment that pushes stomach acid back up into the throat. 
  • Salt acids and preservatives added to types of foods and beverages
  • Stress
  • Air irritants and carcinogens 
  • Airborne substances, such as dust mites, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, or  cockroach waste
  • Beta Blocker medications (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen (Aleve)

Nutrients in Natural Asthma Treatment

Nutrients that are important in the treatment of asthma include vitamins C, B6, and B12, and the minerals selenium and molybdenum. There have been 11 clinical studies since 1973 which have studied the use of vitamin C in the treatment of asthma, seven of which showed significant improvement. Vitamin B12 and molybdenum both act to reduce sensitivity to sulfites, a common ingredient in restaurant foods which aggravates asthma in an estimated 5-10% of people with asthma. Urine testing is available in our office to determine if someone has sulfite sensitivity that may be contributing to their asthma.

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Broccoli, broccoli sprouts, Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables:

These contain many antioxidants and a key compound called sulforaphane. Researchers from UCLA state, “A major advantage of sulforaphane is that it appears to increase a broad array of antioxidant enzymes, which may help the compound’s effectiveness in blocking the harmful effects of air pollution. We found a two-to-three-fold increase in antioxidant enzymes in the nasal airway cells of study participants who had eaten a preparation of broccoli sprouts. This strategy may offer protection against inflammatory processes and could lead to potential treatments for a variety of respiratory conditions.”

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black cumin seeds (nigella sativa)  from GreenMedInfo

The potent black seed known as nigella Sativa never disappoints. This small seed proves that food can be a powerful asthma medication alternative. In the past, it has been known as the remedy for everything “Except death” lol