drink it hot or drink it cold, great for your immune system, metabolism, and allergies. Helps you breath better. ( i am inspired because i am very very sick right now)
Juice from 1/2 a lemon (or some real lemon juice)
1 tsp real maple syrup (or 1/2 tsp honey, raw is best)
8-10 ounces HOT water
up to 1/10 tsp Cayenne pepper (as much as you can stand, you will increase amount more you drink)
i feel the affects for about 4-6 hours after drinking, and on days when i am not sick i feel more alert than i ever have with coffee.
If anyone else has suggestions on things to help asthma sufferers and treat other occasional breathing problems please share. i suffer from allergy induced asthma and am always looking for ways to decrease my medication usage.
This is pretty much the same recipe as the "Master Cleanse" lemonade. The green smoothies might help you too. Check out "Green for Life" by Victoria Boutenko. Her daughter had asthma and after switching her whole family over to raw diet, all their ailments virtually went away (her son had juvenile diabetes). Can't say I am ready to give up cooked food, but she makes a very strong case. Lots of good footage about her on you tube as well. I invested about 3 hours last night watching one of her seminars in ten minute intervals on you tube.
oh! this is great! my boyfriend has really bad asthma and is constantly getting up in the middle of the night (not so much fun for me when i gotta get up at 6).... he drinks like a gallon of mil every two days and i dont think he really knew how much mucus milk can create. so he is, with the saddest face ive ever seen him wear, cutting out milk for a bit to see if it helps.
i did read goat milk and cheese is better than cow's in this area but who know, im sure everyones body reacts differently.
im going to make this for him when i get home. i hope it helps him a bit :) ThaNks DIZZY!
i think humid atmospheres help as well along with a hot cloth over your face. maybe a sauna would help?
My husband has had asthma since childhood. About 3 years ago, he started taking simple, cheap magnesium from the vitamin store and has not needed an inhaler ever since. Even during the winter, which is the worst time for asthma sufferers, it is under control. It's worth a shot since most people are deficient in mag. Another good way to get it is to switch from regular table salt to high quality sea salt.
that looks strikingly familiar as the recipe for the master cleanse..isn't that to detox your system in order to lose weight?
I've had pretty moderate to severe asthma since I was 12 years old. I suffer from allergy induced and exercise induced asthma not to mention the cold weather makes it ten times worse. I have done everything from taking allergy medicine on a daily basis (claritin, zyrtec, whatever) to drinking all kinds of teas, whatever. This past year my life has all changed and I will tell you why. I no longer have any trouble breathing. I can exercise normally without using my inhaler. I don't wake up in the middle of the night wheezing and it's all because I started taking singulair. Now I dont think it is for everyone and will cure it but it was designed specifically for allergy induced asthma. When I first started taking that it reduced my symptoms greatly but it didn't go away completely. It wasn't until I was put on Flovent (inhaler) that made me feel like I was normal again. I honestly forget that I have asthma now that everything is back to normal.
So if this is ailing you in quite the same way that it did for me, I don't think over the counter or natural remedies are the way to go, you may just want to go to your physician and get a pulmonary functions test done to see where you're at and suggest some of the things.... it's very likely if you haven't been tested in a long time that they can help you with better medication like for me.
I was just prescribed singulair, but my insurance did not cover it. I have pretty severe allergies and allergy/sports induced asthma and used to take allegra which helped but was not enough. I found a patience assistance program that does free prescriptions, so I am hoping it works out and covers it. I drink Kombucha which is one of the most antioxidating drinks around. I take vitamins, drink teas, and have tried a lot of natural methods, and it helps, but does not solve the problem completely. I don't drink milk, and I only eat cheese every now and then. My biggest problem is headaches and severe sinus pressure that I feel that I can never get rid of...if any1 has a suggestion on ways to change my diet to help with those areas that would be awesome
Thanks for the advice for taking magnesium as a supplement. I am deff going to see how that works.
I'm so glad you posted this. I suffer from moderate to severe asthma. Winter is my worst season due the the cold dry air. I absolutely hate taking my prescribed medication just for the fact that it makes me feel jittery and out of control of my body. I have realized that the less dairy I eat/drink the better I breathe. Also I'm allergic to wheat, and anytime I eat anything that has a wheat product in it (=[ Unfortunately wheat is in alot of things) I'm very wheezy and struggle.
One thing that has helped me is breathing exercises that strengthen my lungs. Breathing in as deep as you can and holding your breathe for a second then push all the air out until you can no longer.
I shall try this!
Ive been seeing a traditional Chinese Dr for asthma, which has been great! But Ive had to have an extended break from treatment to help look after my mum interstate. Maybe this will help tide me over for a week or so as allergies are bugging me currently.
Before I go on with the next bit I need to say ny intentions are to rid myself of asthma for life not to just find a temperary treatment... Im also not suggesting that anyone just stop taking their asthma meds without seeking profesional advice.
In the past other things which have worked at dramatically reducing my asthma or ridding me of it completely are:
Magnesium megadoses - Unfortunately at the time I was unable to afford to keep this up, but for the time I did this is worked very well. (Google should bring up details.)
Diet - I cut out dairy, yeast, sugar & wheat from my diet and both the asthma and Cronic Fatigue Syndrome I had vanished within a few days. From a bit of experimentation I was able to work out that dairy is the guilty party when it comes to me & asthma and wheat the biggie for CFS. If I have dairy then roughly 2 days afterwards Ill be wheezing. If I have dairy combine with being around another irritant (smoke, perfume etc) then bring on a full asthma attack.
This worked for 3 years but this year the asthma has returned regardless of my diet hence me seeing the traditional Chinese Dr.
The Elanra Negative Ioniser - This is a specialist medical ioniser, not the ordinary type you can find anywhere. It took 2-3 weeks of use before the effects kicked in, but this worked wonderfully for me. The downside is that its expensive (around $900) so not affordable to all. For me also I travel frequently and stay in some pretty dodgy hostels so Ive not been able to take it with me for fear of it being stolen or broken. It only works if you are able to use it on a regular basis. http://www.negativeions.com/
Ive also done vitamin C megadoses, and for a little while drinking lots of water. The C worked best when I was having introvenous drips though. Again its an expensive treatment and not so practical anyway. Finding a Dr who does this is not an easy task either. Probably I should keep up with the water thing anyway!
I find yoga breathing / butekyo is very helpful during an attack if nothing else is handy and peppermint aromatherapy. Ie using it on the way to hospital not instead of going to hospital. I also feel that chiropractic helps my lungs a lot.