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Asthma is a common disease characterized by episodes of breathlessness. It usually begins with a dry cough and tightness in the chest which rapidly worsens. The attacks last only a few minutes, but if they are severe they are terrifying, as the sufferer gasps and struggles to catch enough air. In extreme cases, such an attack can be life threatening.


An asthma attack often occurs as an allergic response to a substance in the envoirnment, but it can also be triggered by internal reactions to too much exercise or cold air, or even to emotional stress. Many impurities in the environment provoke attacks, such as chemicals, smoke, animal hair, dust and pollen. Allergies to food are often at fault. Common problem foods are homogenized cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, citrus fruits and all kinds of food additives, but the list is endless and depends on individual sensitivities.

As in other allergy related illnesses, the underlying causes are obscure. A link has been suggested between asthma and the suppression of allergic eczema with medications. These drugs fail to increase body resistance to disease or treat underlying causes. Studies suggest that asthma may be candida related.

It has been known for over sixty years that most asthmatics produce too little hydrochloric acid in their stomachs. In 1931 Bray showed that eighty persent of sufferers had below normal acid amounts and that asthma can be improved by supplementing aced; glutamic acid, betaine and pepsin, stomach bitters, other digestive enzyme supplements.


Following an asthma attack, drink a large amount of liquid as soon as you are able, to encourage the coughing out of secretions. To prevent and reduce the severety of asthma attacks, make it a habit to drink fluids regularly throughout the day to help liquefy mucus.

A diet rich in raw fruits and vegetables and free of animal products is recommended. Milk and dairy products tend to increase mucus production. Animal products produce leukotrienes, which contribute to inflammatory reactions. Avoiding animal meat eliminates many possible food allergens. Sulphites used extensively in restaurants to preserve salads, frozen French fries and avocado dips are particularly linked to asthma attacks.

Raw sauerkraut prepared with onions, garlic and flax seedoil reduces inflammation and provides a helpful and tasty remedy in the treatment of asthma. Onions and garlic are well known antibiotics, while flax seed oil contains essential fatty acids needed for many metabolic functions. Fish oils high in EPA also contain anti inflammatory essential fatty acids.

Nutritional Supplements.

Vitamin C is an important nutrient, as it helps to stabilize cell walls in all types of allergic responses and has an antihistamine effect. Vitamin C further protects the body from the effects of toxins and increases resistance to infections. The mineral Magnesium is important, as it relaxes muscle spasms in the bronchial tubes. It is useful in both the prevention and treatment of asthma attacks. The B Vitamin Pantothenic Acid (B5) also plays a vital role in asthma and allergy treatment. In fact all the B Vitamins are needed during stressful situations and the B Complex vitamins should be taken together to avoid causing imbalances among them. Vitamins A and E are also recommended as they protect against pollutants and are particularly important for the proper functioning of the mucous membranes.

Herbal Remedies.

  • Liquorice provides anti inflammatory and anti allergic action due to its ability to increase the half life of cortisone.

  • Curcumin the yellow pigment of turmeric is primarily an anti inflammatory agent comparable to cortisone, ibuprofen and phenylbutazone. It has also been reported to be effective as a cancer preventive agent as well as an antioxidant comparable in activity to the vitamins E and C.

  • Mullein is an antispasmodic and decongestant, Thyme is also an anti spasmodic as well as an immunity booster.

  • Echinacea is a natural antibiotic and immune system modulator. Astragalus boosts immunity and lung strength, it boosts interferon production thereby helping to reduce the number of infectious episodes that could trigger asthma

  • Capsicum contains capsaicin the major active component which desensitises airways, improves circulation and kills unfriendly microbes in the gastrointestinal tract.

  • put a few drops of Peppermint or eucalyptus essential oil on a tissue and inhale to help ease breathing.

Hypnotherapy will help with the anxiety which may bring on the attack. Also available as part of the ‘get well’ programme

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