Reducing Asthma Attacks

| April 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

As with childhood diseases in general, the incidence of childhood asthma is on the rise. More unsettling is that asthma has become a significant cause of childhood deaths, especially among African American and Latino children. Particularly frustrating for me because it’s so easy to cure.

Asthma is a manifestation of Candida overgrowth in the lungs. Children are often born not producing adequate hydrochloric acid which normally keeps Candida under control. Depending on a person’s genetics, Candida will overgrow in specific tissue sites. Wherever it overgrows, the immune system will respond by producing chemicals called cytokines. It’s these cytokines that cause the symptoms.

If the Candida overgrows on baby’s bottom, the cytokines cause diaper rash. In other areas of skin, the same cytokine response is called eczema. Cradle cap, colic, recurrent upper respiratory infections, these are all manifestations of Candida overgrowth due to inadequate production of hydrochloric acid.

If Candida overgrows in the lungs, cytokines called leukotrienes will cause the airways to constrict, making it harder to breathe. This causes the characteristic wheezing. The condition can progress to the level of asphyxiation (suffocation) and death. Conventional therapies either shut down the immune system (steroids), or they block cytokines (Singulaire). Both cause serious side effects, especially with long term use.
The Intelligent Design approach is to address and prevent Candida overgrowth. Here’s how.

  1. Follow BALi Eating Plan – Candida thrives on sugar. Following BALi lowers blood sugar. BALi also focuses on foods containing high levels of natural chemicals that kill Candida.
  2. Replace hydrochloric acid – When a child “grows out of” asthma, it’s not because they get taller. It’s because their stomach cells mature and start producing adequate hydrochloric acid. Until then, use an over-the-counter hydrochloric acid supplement like Robynzyme with each meal. This will control Candida overgrowth.
  3. Supplement with vitamin D3  Vitamin D is actually a steroid hormone that up regulates the production of anti-microbial peptides (proteins) called cathelicidins. These germ fighters kill bacteria, viruses and fungi. Even without testing, you can safely give a child 2,000 iu of vitamin D3.
  4. Black seed oil – Lots of research confirming the reduction of asthma episodes after implementing black seed oil. This happens for 2 reasons. One, is that black seed oil is a potent anti-fungal. It annihilates Candida. This stops cytokine production. Secondly, black seed oil contains omega 3 fats. Omega 3 fats bind iodine which is also potent against Candida. I used to recommend fish oil or DHA for children with asthma. Black seed oil works much better and it doesn’t have that fish oil taste. Follow this simple 4-legged stool plan and no more asthma. Share with anyone you know dealing with asthma. Same protocol for teen/adult asthma.

High quality evidence suggests Vitamin D can reduce asthma attacks

A new Cochrane Review published in the Cochrane Library has found evidence from randomized trials that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks.

Asthma is a common chronic disease, affecting about 300 million people worldwide. The symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

Low blood levels of vitamin D have been linked to increased risk of asthma attacks in children and adults with asthma. There has been a growing interest in the potential role of vitamin D in asthma management, because it might help to reduce upper respiratory infections (such as the common cold) that can lead to exacerbations of asthma. Several clinical trials have tested whether taking vitamin D as a supplement has an effect on asthma attacks, symptoms, and lung function in children and adults with asthma.

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