ASTHMA DIET RECOMMENDATIONS

        Eat a diet consisting primarily of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, oatmeal, brown rice, and whole grains. The diet shoud be relatively high in protein, low in carbohydrates, and contain no sugar. See HYPOGLYCEMIA in part two for suggestions.

 

Include garlic and onions in your diet. These foods contain quercetin and mustard oils, which have been shown to inhibit an enzyme that aids in releasing inflammatory chemicals.

 

Include “green drinks” in your program. Kyo-green from wakunaga is excellent. Take it three times a day, one-half hour before meals.

 

Avoid gas-producing foods, such as beans, brassicas  (broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage) and large amounts of bran, or take an enzyme complex such as Be Sure from Wakunaga of America. Gas can irritate an asthmatic condition by putting pressure on the diaphragm.

 

Do not eat ice cream or drink extremely cold liquids. Cold can shock the bronchial tubes into spasms.

 

Use a juice fast, a fast using distilled water and lemon juice, or a combination of both for three days each month to help rid the body of toxins and mucus. See FASTING in part three.

 

Try using bee propolis, which is soothing to the mucous membranes.

 

Eat lightly a large meal can cause shortness of breath by making the stomach put pressure on the diaphragm.

 

Use an elimination diet to see if certain foods aggravate the asthmatic condition. Common culprits include alfalfa, corn, peanuts, soy, eggs, beets, carrots, coals, cold beverages (which may cause bronchial spasm), dairy products (including milk and ice cream), fish, red meat (especially pork), processed foods, salt, spinach, chicken and turkey, white flour, and white sugar.

 

If you use aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), do so with caution. Painkillers such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Nuprin, and others), naproxen (Naprosyn), and piroxicam (Feldene) account for over two thirds of drug-related asthmatic reactions, with aspirin causing over half of these. Chemotherapeutic agents and antibiotics also can induce asthma reactions.

 

Use urban Air defense from source Naturals two to three times daily. Also apply castor oil packs on the back and around the lung and kidney areas. To make a castor oil pack, place castor oil in a pan and heat but do not boil it. Dip a piece of cheesecloth or other white cotton material into the oil until the cloth is saturated. Apply the cloth to the affected area and cover it with a piece of plastic that is larger in size than the cotton cloth. Place a heating pad over the plastic and use it to keep the pack warm. Keep the pack in place for one-half to two hours, as needed.

 

Practice methods to relieve stress. Stress and strong emotions like worry and fear can trigger an asthma attack.