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Natural Remedies to Aid in Asthma Relief

I had severe asthma as a child, but my parents were very anti 'steroid filled puffers' and thank goodness. Of course had them when I needed them but they were smart to look hard at alternatives and quickly. 

As a baby I had severe asthma attacks, by the time I was 12, I did not need another puffer again. I truly believe with faith, and a proper health plan, you can manage your own asthma. In worst case scenarios puffers are a good emergency go to, but should not be an everyday norm. 

I found a great deal of relief breathing in menthol found in real essential oils including eucalyptus, not synthetic scents. A turning point came for me when I started seeing a reflexologist and my parents continued the recommended therapies at home including massaging the proper pressure points in my feet. 

Often just changing your diet can alleviate severe asthma symptoms. Many foods contain anti inflammatory properties including raw fruits and veg, and wild salmon (not farmed). 

Antioxidant rich foods like pumpkin and blueberries can get rid of free radials that cause lung damage. 

There's also lots of research being done to link food allergies to asthma. The more overweight a person is as well, the higher the likelihood they will suffer from asthma. 

Listed below are some great supplements to look into if you're suffering from asthma and want to take your health into your own hands and not leave it up to big pharm to decide for you. 

N-Acetylcysteine (NAC)
Vitamin C (not just a chewable one when you remember either)
Vitamin E
Black Seed

Use natural laundry detergent, you'd be amazed at the chemicals found in everyday detergents and fabric sheets. (Babyganics or Seventh Generation offers some great ones). These chemicals can surprisingly be a trigger and irritate asthma. 

Recent studies also show links between gum disease and severe asthma, so keep up on your dental hygiene. 

Remember, if you're not going to be an advocate of your own health there isn't much you can complain about.  Stay  as healthy as possible! Enjoy life :) 


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