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05-15-2005, 03:48 PM
I've tried searching for threads relating to raw food and asthma, but I must be doing something wrong -- I couldn't find anything.
Does anyone have any experience with raw food and asthma? Is there anything that can help it? My grandma (who has asthma) saw a teaser article about foods that can heal it (?), but of course it didn't say what types of food.
Thanks so much! :)
05-15-2005, 04:02 PM
I started my "living-in-health" journey because of asthma. I almost died twice.
A couple of things ~ first, find out what grandma is eating. IF she's eating anything dried ~ apricots, prunes, raisins, etc., make sure there are no sulphites in them. Sulfites were what almost killed me.
Secondly, if she's eating anything that contains, wheat or dairy, eliminate them.
Thirdly, asthma is often caused by emotions. A big part of mine was.
Next, if she's got animals, she may be allergic to them. Raw might help with this because it will build the immune system. I was not able to even be in the same room that a furkid had been in w/out having reaction. Now I can pet them and not have to run and wash my hands immediately after.
After all that has been handled, then, maybe look into the raw equation. IF it's already handled, then, get Alissa's book and vids and begin there.
Most of all, have fun with your food and this new adventure ~
05-15-2005, 04:08 PM
Thanks so much, Revvell! I'll try to find out more info from her about what she's eating now.
05-15-2005, 04:16 PM
I have found something to assist in my respiratory problems---oil of oregano. Powerful stuff and worked on my glands that were swollen for 2 months. I'm getting draining and clearing in my bronchial tubes. Expelling alot of mucous. Not as something to rely on every single day but to assist while going raw.
Here is a site that gives brief info
05-15-2005, 04:27 PM
Going raw definitely helped my asthma. A LOT.
05-16-2005, 06:16 AM
Hi, when I was cooked I used to eat cheese, when I quit eating any dairy, my athsma went away.
I also have a wheat intollerance, which makes me crave sugars, so if I stay away from wheat, then I don't crave sugar, which although it doesn't have anything to do with athsma, does indicate, that foods do react to each other.
I would eliminate all dairy, milk, cheese, cream, whey first, then wheat, flour, breads, pastas, second, then go from there.
05-18-2005, 01:12 PM
I used to get asthma attacks with animal dander allergy.
Reducing salt intake seems to help, which may explain why some raw diets (those that exclude salt) are beneficial. That and the fact that many foods eaten on a cooked diet, like bread are also allergenic.
05-18-2005, 02:55 PM
For me, the raw vegan llifestyle assists as it not only eliminates dairy and wheat (except sprouted) yet, with all the cleansing and then being able to assimilate more nutrients, it builds the immune and endocrine as well as other systems of the body.
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