Asthma Can Be Tackled With These 5 Strategies
Asthma in people of all ages is a growing health problem but, along with changing to a wholesome diet based on unprocessed (preferably organic and locally grown foods) and including fermented foods plus regular exercise, you could well help your condition if you try these suggested strategies.
If you suffer from asthma, it is highly likely that you are gluten sensitive and should be genetically tested for gluten sensitivity. Even though there are biblical references to the "staff of life", grain consumption only goes back 10,000 years in our 8 million year history as primates, Our health and longevity began to decline almost from the day we began to rely on grains as a dietary mainstay, while in the last 50 years, the gluten content of wheat went up from 2 to 3% (in the ancient grain) to 55% gluten (in the current hybridized plant). It has been crossbred to such an extent as to become toxic.
Back in the 1950s, Mexican researchers hybridized wheat to make it grow faster and more prolific as an aid for third world countries. Unfortunately, the end result has been an increase in gluten sensitivity and more. Add to the mix all the chemicals from spraying, lack of minerals and other nutrients in the soil and you have a far different grain than our ancestors ate.
There is no safe level of gluten consumption and it takes time for your gut, and the rest of your body, to recover and heal from the effects of a lifetime of wheat, rye and barley consumption. Gluten intolerance is not an allergy but actually your body's reaction to being poisoned.
Vitamin D levels
If you suffer from asthma, it would be wise to have your vitamin D levels tested as optimizing your levels can be be crucial to your health - and a deficiency may well be a primary underlying cause of asthma. Optimum vitamin D levels would be around 60 ng/mL or even higher. In fact, at that level together with a healthy lifestyle, you could well find your asthma symptoms disappear. Below 40 ng/mL is considered to be deficient.
The ideal way to raise your level is through safe sun light - but not sun burn - with 15 to 30 minutes exposing as much skin as possible (without any sun block) between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm until the skin starts to turn pink. The darker the skin tone, the longer you need. During the colder, winter months, a vitamin D3 supplement should be used along with vitamin K2 and some natural oil (such as coconut oil) to aid absorption.
Sea salt tip
If you suffer from asthma, a quick tip to try on the onset of an attack is to drink a glass of pure, filtered water and to put some natural sea salt under the tongue.
Lobelia Root Extract drops
If you suffer from asthma, consider trying Lobelia Root Extract drops. Use 3 to 5 of the drops in a glass of organic apple cider vinegar when you feel your chest getting tight or you start to cough. Sometimes, you might need a second dose. You may find that they help you to cut your nebulizer use to almost zero and to use an inhaler very infrequently.
If you suffer from asthma, consulting a chiropractor for an adjustment might make all the difference, helping to get your body to better communicate and help heal itself so that you have less reaction to environmental and natural allergens. The nervous system is the central computer that runs the whole body and all of its functions: those of the legs, arms, digestive system, sinuses, immune system and even the lungs. As long as the nervous system is allowed to function with no interference, the body should work normally.
Quite often there is nerve interference directly correlated to the nerve supply needed for lung function, found in asthma suffers. Your diaphragm is the primary muscle used for breathing. Nerves that control each breath leave your brain and exit the spinal cord in the mid-neck area. Spinal problems in this area can have a profound effect on the nerve supply to the diaphragm. Reducing subluxations (the result of spinal bones with improper motion or position affecting nerve communications between your brain and your body) in the spine may help restore proper nervous system control of the lungs so that improved function can begin. While stress itself cannot trigger asthma, it certainly does not help.
Together with finding a more natural way to combat your asthma, learn to relax.
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