View Full Version : Anyone with Asthma?
07-12-2009, 05:30 PM
I've been 95-100% raw for a few weeks now and I've found my asthma has gone out of control. I'm coughing up tons of stuff from my lungs, and the doctor put me back on an inhaled steroid till the congestion clears up. :( I was feeling fine until recently. It may just be a coincidence - I may have just picked up a summer bug. Or could it be detoxing? Lord knows how much gunk was built up in my lungs over the years. Any asthmatics out there who have had similar experiences? Did your asthma get worse from detoxing? I'm hoping a raw food diet will get me off my meds - not put me back on! Thanks,
07-12-2009, 06:12 PM
The first time I went raw for a month, I had a day where my lungs felt pretty bad but I sniffed some eucalyptus oil and that helped. I can't really offer any advice though because even though I have asthma, I haven't taken medication in years (since I ran track in college, my lungs got a lot stronger) and going raw hasn't caused anything as serious as what you're going through. Are you by chance, eating a lot of nuts? I've heard those can cause congestion.
07-12-2009, 09:36 PM
First of all, you say 95-100% raw. What's that mean to you? How much wheat/dairy is included in that?
Secondly, you say ~
I'm coughing up tons of stuff from my lungs, and the doctor put me back on an inhaled steroid till the congestion clears up.
Your body is TRYING to clean itself out. Steroids until the congestion clears up? That's what your body was TRYING to do and now, it's stopped. Anytime you put drugs in your body, you stop the healing. So, IF you want to heal, you've got to make a choice ~ either allow it or stop it.
There are no such things as "bugs" which cause what you're going through. "Bugs" come into the body as the clean up crew to help eliminate the trash, i.e. congestion/mucus. With a clean system, no "bugs".
Lord knows how much gunk was built up in my lungs over the years.
Yep! And, your doctor wants to suppress the gunk with drugs.
Did your asthma get worse from detoxing?
Asthma ( I see you choose to own it ) and all dis-ease will seemingly get worse before it gets better with natural healing. Ever see a drug-addict try to quit his drug? (even on t.v.?) They don't get "worse"; their body is getting rid of the "gunk" as you call it.
And yes, I know this from experience. Almost died from asthma twice ~ never took drugs for it. Went to an acupuncturist, drank hot herbal tea (no, not raw but good to ease the symptoms) and, if I knew then what I know now about EFT, I'd have certainly used that!
Ahhh, I see you "own" the meds too. Hard to get off or relieve oneself of something they own.
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