Hello everyone,I had moderately severe asthma since I was 7 years old. After I was diagnosed, my parents did the best they can to help me but as a child, it was not easy to remember to bring my inhaler to school. I wanted to be normal just like the other kids so during PE class for example, I would push myself to run as fast as I could then face the consequences later. Six years ago, my pulmonologist told me that she was concerned with my lung capacity. She said that a person's lung capacity naturally declines but since I have asthma, I am already starting at a lower rate and could get worse if I don't take care of myself. That appointment was a wake up call for me. I haven't smoked in my life but I was doing things that made my asthma worse. I was no longer working out, I was eating more processed food especially sweets, I was stressed out a lot, and I was using harmful chemicals like bleach around the house. Since then, I have been working out 4x a week and eating healthier meals. I also switched to natural cleaning products, did my breathing exercises daily and made a conscious effort to not be stressed out. My lung capacity increased and my asthma attacks became less frequent. Last year, I joined my husband (who wanted to lose weight) in eating plant based meals during the week and having cheat meals during the weekend. I noticed a huge difference in my breathing. I didn't really think that my diet this will affect my asthma but it did. I am not vegan but I am eating a plant based diet. Right now, I am thinking of doing an experiment of switching to a completely plant based diet to see if my asthma will continue to improve. I am still hoping that the day will come when I don't have to use an inhaler or a nebulizer anymore. I'm in my thirties now but I'm still hopeful this can happen. Has anyone tried a plant-based diet? If so, has it helped your asthma?
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