Asthma is a common disorder that afflicts both children and adults. It is often mysterious and frustrating to treat. If you have asthma – or allergies – try these recommendations:
- Decrease protein to 10 percent of daily caloric intake. Replace animal protein as much as possible with plant protein.
- Eliminate milk and milk products, substituting other calcium sources.
- Eat organically grown fruits and vegetables as much as possible.
- Eliminate polyunsaturated vegetable oils, margarine, vegetable shortening, all partially hydrogenated oils that might contain trans-fatty acids, and all fried foods (such as deep-fried foods). Use extra-virgin olive oil as your main fat.
- Increase intake of omega-3 fatty acids.
- Always drink plenty of water to keep your respiratory tract secretions more fluid.
- Experiment with eliminating (one at a time) wheat, corn, soy and sugar for six to eight weeks to see if the condition improves.
- Eat ginger and turmeric regularly for their anti-inflammatory effects