Worldwide, asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases, affecting 25 million people in the United States alone. The disease varies in severity depending on the patient, ranging from mild, occasional flare-ups to frequent asthma attacks that can greatly affect a patient’s quality of life. In some cases, asthma can be life-threatening.
Asthma causes airways to the lungs to become inflamed and narrow, constricting the amount of air the person is able to take in.
When a person has an asthma attack, the airway continues to narrow and swell, and the body produces extra mucus within the airway, which further reduces the amount of oxygen getting to and from the lungs. This causes coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness and/or pain.
- Maintain healthy body weight
- Modifying fatty acid intake - less Omega 6, more Omega 3
- Avoidance of dairy
- Avoidance of fast foods
- Nut Consumption
- Avoid salty foods
- Lots of Antioxidants
- Avoid allergenic foods and preservatives
- Avoid sugar sweetened beverages
- Limit Alcohol
- Get enough Vitamin D