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Asthma

Asthma

According to Stats Canada, as of 2009, just under 1 million people (ages 12 and over) were suffering from Asthma in Ontario and 2.3 million Canada wide.  In fact, since 1977, Asthma rates have doubled.

So what is Asthma?  Well, it often ends with wheezing and laboured breathing, but often starts with a cough or tightness in the chest.  It can be quite scary when you’re struggling to capture enough air to breathe; especially in extreme life threatening cases!  Often people will cough up mucous.  An attack may last from minutes to hours.

There are many types of irritants that may trigger an asthma attack:

  1. Exercise
  2. Exposure to cold air, changes in temperature or weather
  3. Environmental impurities such as chemicals/pollution, smoke, dust, grasses, mold, pollen, animal hair
  4. Stress, anxiety
  5. Medications – such as Aspirin believe it or not!

    Infection – may trigger first attacks; can be yeast(Candida), fungal, bacterial or parasitic

  6. Weakened digestive system due to toxin overload
  7. Food – common ones may include milk, eggs, wheat, citrus, food additives, peanuts and foods containing salicylates.  To complicate matters, food may produce delayed reactions.

The fact that foods can be an issue is often overlooked as many scratch tests can come back negative for foods.  Foods can also weaken the immune system which would make the body more susceptible to a reaction.  This brings us to vaccinations.  They as well may weaken the immune system over time.

Do you ever feel stilfled or unable to breath for yourself? That can be an connection to asthma. – Take Charge of your own life.

Helpful nutritional support:

  • Drink plenty of plain water to help keep the lungs moist; especially after an attack
  • Eliminate all dairy and sugar from the diet
  • Consume a diet high in raw fruits and vegetables
  • Take a high quality probiotic
  • Antioxidants are a great help; such as Vitamin C
  • B12 and B Complex
  • Magnesium helps to relax muscles (known as the anti-stress mineral)
  • Enzymes help to break down food and metabolic waste
  • Vitamin D for immunity

How we can help:

Why not find out what might be triggering your symptoms?  Better yet, let us help bring you back to balance so that they’re no longer a trigger for you!  We can also help you determine which nutritionals may suit your body the best.

Send a referral our way and we’ll give you a $10 Energy Boost!  Contact us to find out more!

On a side note.  We’ve been asked to do a field study for one of our product lines – an Omega 3 product.  If you are not currently taking our Auum Omega 3 product, and would like to participate, please contact us for details.

Upcoming Events:

  1. Movie Night – Thursday May 19th 7pm – ‘Food Inc’; please RSVP, space is limited
  2. Ultimate Womens Show Careport, Hamilton – May 13-15th; we have some 2 for 1 tickets available
  3. Crohn’s Talk, Toronto – May 30th 2011
  4. Canada Day Festival, Spencer Smith Park, Burlington – July 1, 2011
  5. Children’s Festival, Spencer Smith Park, Burlington – August 21, 2011