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What else besides Medication??

There is so much emphasis on medication to treat conditions (not just asthma/allergies), but so little discussion on natural remedies. Please don't get me wrong, I'm a true believer is the use of medication and it benefits, but I would like to hear some of the alternative/beneficial results you guys have used to help with asthma!

On my end, these are things I've incorporated: multivitamins supplements (I've added C, B, and turmeric!). I've started an anti inflamatory diet, I've added Hepa filters to my office and bedroom, I've tried to stick to a constant cardiovascular excersice routine, I've started to flush my sinus with saline solutions. We have replaced all cleaning agent for our home with natural/organic products. 

These have been costly and time consuming. But I'm sure the benefits will trickle in to all aspects relat d to my families health!

please share your alternative methods! I'd love to hear and possibly incorporatere additional measures in our day to day life!

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  • RedCoog

    It's probably been the diet! I feel better when I eat clean/light/nutritious food and can feel tightness/floated when I cheat a bit!

  • Shea

    What are some of your favorite meals with your low inflammation diet?

  • RedCoog
    Shea posted:

    What are some of your favorite meals with your low inflammation diet?

    I try to avoid red meat (although I love it).

    the other day we made snapper in the oven with tons of veggies. We also eat ground turkey, all organic! 

    i try to eat nutritions breakfast with whole grains, oatmeals,and fruit like blackberry and apples.

    every day is now drinking green tea!

    By the way, has anyone added Alkaline Water to their diet? Talking with a friend about heart burn, she brought this up, and reading a bit about it, it looks like there may be some benefits to asthmatics!

  • Shea

    Yeah, I have also been avoiding red meat– I just eat it very occasionally when I am really craving it. And eating whole grains or gluten-free (my tummy does better with gluten-free but I am not gluten-intolerant).

    Tonight I had gluten-free pasta spirals and I made a light butter and cheese sauce, then put some cooked onion, garlic, carrots and asparagus. It was yumm! 

    I have been hearing about alkaline diets and waters aLOT lately. One person said squeezing lemon into your water to lower alkalinity works.  I bought some lemons and have been cutting them up and putting them into my water (its supposed to lower the pH) this week. Its weird because lemonade makes my heartburn worse, but a squeeze of fresh lemon juice is fine. I dont know if it is the sugars in lemonade or what, but it always triggered my heartburn. 

  • RedCoog
    Shea posted:

    Yeah, I have also been avoiding red meat– I just eat it very occasionally when I am really craving it. And eating whole grains or gluten-free (my tummy does better with gluten-free but I am not gluten-intolerant).

    Tonight I had gluten-free pasta spirals and I made a light butter and cheese sauce, then put some cooked onion, garlic, carrots and asparagus. It was yumm! 

    I have been hearing about alkaline diets and waters aLOT lately. One person said squeezing lemon into your water to lower alkalinity works.  I bought some lemons and have been cutting them up and putting them into my water (its supposed to lower the pH) this week. Its weird because lemonade makes my heartburn worse, but a squeeze of fresh lemon juice is fine. I dont know if it is the sugars in lemonade or what, but it always triggered my heartburn. 

    Shea, 

    i believe the alkaline diet and water are intended on rainsing your ph, in other words lowering your acidic level. Lemon and other citric foods lower your ph but are high on vitamin C which are also great for asthmatics!

     

    its a weird cycle! I think I'm going to start by drinking some alkaline water little by little!

  • RedCoog

    I don't know if my mind/body are playing tricks on me but only a day into drinking alkaline water I feel really good! I'm pumped!!

    I eat a very acidic diet so I wonder if there is some benefits to adding this water to calm any reflux or silent reflux!

  • K8sMom2002

    Glad you're feeling better, Redcoog … sometimes not even doctors can put their finger on what makes the difference. I do believe that good nutrition can help everybody! 

    What about the rest of your asthma plan? How is that going?

  • RedCoog

    I wish doctors would recommend things like this! I get it that mediction is part there business, but I'm sure there is a ton of natural remedies that we could all add to our medications!

    i have yet to take the Turmeric supplement, but I have been adding sprinkles on my food from time to time! Im thinking is starting the 500mg supplement today!

  • Lemon Harris

    we have eliminated the toxic cleaning chemicals, gone natural with dish soap, hand soap and detergent.  I diffuse essential oils (immunity blend) and we do green smoothies with as many organic fruits veggies seeds as we can.  other than that, the HEPA and diet, there's little you can do naturally.

  • Jen

    Welcome @Lemon Harris.   Good tips.  What do you use for cleaning? 

    Enter our contest and share your tips for improving air quality in ,  and .  I see that Lemon has already chimed in.  We'd love to hear from others.