Well over 100 New Zealanders die each year from asthma. Asthma now affects over 20 million Americans and it has increased by more than 300% over the last 20 years. In the US alone in 2009 there were 45,388,000 prescription drugs given to children or teenagers for asthma. Yes, over 45 million drugs just to kid in just 12 months in just one country. And it is growing. There are now 150 million people with asthma worldwide, and the medical and scientific establishment has absolutely no idea how to prevent it, cure it, or help it, without drugs. I do. I did it. I have completely cured my asthma, allergies, runny nose, mucus, sneezing and breathlessness by changing my diet. How did I do it? It all started with fasting and cleaning out my digestive system. I stopped eating certain foods, focused on strengthening my immune system and the asthma simply went away. Let’s consider foods then. What studies have shown that food affects asthmatics?
Asthma and food studies
- Asthma patients who fast have fewer asthmatic symptoms, better airway function and a decrease in inflammation
- A diet high in fruits, vegetables, wholegrains and fish is 54% more protective against childhood asthma and lowers the probability of being asthmatic by 66%
- Kids who eat just one hamburger a week are 75% more likely to have asthma and almost 100% more likely to suffer wheezing
- Takeaways foods and fatty junk-foods make asthma worse
- A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and omega-3 containing fish helps cut asthma and allergy incidence in children
- A naturally occurring compound in cruciferous vegetables helps protect against asthma and other respiratory conditions
- A high intake of vitamin A and C-rich vegetables cuts your asthma risk
- People eating a ‘low folate-rich green vegetable diet’ have a 40% greater risk of wheezing than people eating a folate-rich diet
- Over 45% of asthmatic children and 34% of asthmatic adults were found to have food intolerance to wheat and gluten
- A healthy plant-based wholefood diet can help reverse asthma symptoms
- In a study of 226 North Carolina schools, children living within three miles of factory farms had significantly higher asthma rates and more asthma-related emergency room visits than children living more than three miles away
- Modern low-fibre processed foods may be behind the huge rise in asthma
- Clean up your digestion and your breathing improves
- If you compare the internal bacteria and allergic reactions of African children eating primitive wholefood diets, to children on the modern diet, it becomes very clear indeed as they are completely different.
So there is plenty of evidence that junk foods trigger asthma attacks regardless of what I have experienced. The first 24 years of my life I ate crap and my asthma dominated my life 24/7. I now eat a fresh, plant-based wholefood diet and my asthma is cured for the last 25+ years. The current modern diet high in junk-food, refined carbohydrates, sugar, alcohol, gluten, salt and processed animal foods, weakens the gut and directly lowers the power of your immune system. The modern diet dramatically increases your risk of asthma, allergies and hay fever.
- Study published in the journal Respirology in April 2013. As reported by livescience.com on 6 June 2013.
- Study by Associate Professor and Nutritional Biochemist Lisa Wood, Head of the Nutrition programme at the Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia, and colleagues, as presented at the 2014 meeting of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ). The researchers studied the diets of 99 people with stable asthma and 61 healthy controls. Participants underwent blood tests and spirometry was performed to test their lung function. As reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC News and Exchange Magazine on April 8, 2014.
- Study by Canadian doctors at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, 2012. The ongoing research has confirmed that children who eat a lot of vegetables lower their risk of asthma. The Canadian researchers followed 476 kids aged 11-14 through detailed questioning together with their parents about their eating habits in the last year and had specialised assessments for asthma. As reported by freshplaza.com on July 16, 2012.
- Study on more than 33,000 different genetic mutations, in more than 11,000 people of varied ethnicities, by Ober C, Igartua C, Myers RA, Mathias RA, Eng C, and Graves PE, researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center “Ethnic-specific associations of rare and low-frequency DNA sequence variants with asthma” as published in the journal Nature Communications, January 2015.
- ‘The Longevity Risk and Reward for Middle-Income Americans’ surveyed 500 Americans aged 55 to 75 and found that declining health is the number one concern for middle-income Americans. Survey by the Bankers Life and Casualty Company Center for a Secure Retirement. Reported by PRNewswire, 2 April 2013.
- ‘There is concern, and a lot of literature to support it, that there will be a generation of children who will die before their parents. They will be so fat that they will develop diabetes, cancer, heart disease — there’s an endless list.’ From Cardiff and Vale University Health Board statistics. Reported by walesonline.co.uk, 15 January 2012.
- Norm R.C. Campbell, MD, from the University of Calgary in Alberta, and colleagues. ‘As a result, it is predicted the next generation will live a shorter life span. If this occurs, it will be the first decline in life span since industrialization.’ The Canadian Journal of Cardiology (online edition), 2012.
- Study released by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 21 February 2012.
- This economic longevity research study by The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), was released to health reporters and researchers at the Association of Health Care Journalists Atlanta conference on 18 April 2012.
- Study released by the British Heart Foundation and the University of Oxford. The Daily Mail, 12 August 2013.
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