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Nutrition Guide for Asthma Sufferers:

How to Fight and Relieve Asthma Symptoms Naturally Through Nutrition

Your one-stop source for information on the optimal diet, the top 19 foods, and the best recipes for preventing and relieving asthma symptoms.

How to Fight Asthma Naturally

Asthma is a respiratory disorder affecting the airways of the lungs. The airways of asthma sufferers occasionally constrict, become inflamed, and start making more mucus, often in response to an allergen (such as cold air, exercise, infection, tobacco smoke, or emotional stress). This may result in symptoms like wheezing, coughing (especially at night), trouble breathing, or a feeling of constriction within the chest. Some asthmatics may have no symptoms for long periods of time but are then suddenly attacked by asthma symptoms, while others experience symptoms more frequently. Asthma has gained much public attention in recent years, as the condition is rapidly becoming more prevalent, afflicting almost 20 million Americans today. The most effective way of controlling asthma is identifying triggers of the attacks and limiting exposure to them. However, if trigger avoidance is insufficient, a number of drugs are available. Moreover, nutritional choices may also help reduce attacks and the severity of symptoms.

What you will find in this Guide

This Nutrition Guide for Asthma Sufferers aims to provide comprehensive information on how to fight asthma naturally at home with food and proper nutrition. The page you are currently viewing is the home page of the Guide — all the latest news and tips are published here, so be sure to bookmark this page! Other sections provide information on dietary habits and foods that can help fight and alleviate asthma symptoms as well as delicious anti-asthma recipes. You can navigate this Guide by using the menu on the right.

Important Notice: The information on this website, including the information above, has not been verified for correctness or completeness, and some of the information may not be correct. Information included on this website is not a substitute for professional nutrition advice or for professional medical or health advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment, making any changes to existing treatment or altering your current exercise or diet regimen.


THIS WEEK'S SMOOTHIE CHALLENGE

Perhaps you've already heard about the study that associated a high intake of citrus fruit with reduced risk of asthma in children. This week's smoothie combines common citrus and banana with turmeric, one of HealWithFood.org's top anti-asthma foods. Curcumin, the key active ingrdient in turmeric, has been shown to inhibit the release of histamine, a substance that plays a key role in the development of asthma symptoms.

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HEALTHIFY YOUR KITCHEN


Smoothie Maker with Mason Jars & Mugs

If you regularly visit this site, you probably already know that BPA, a chemical found in many plastic products, has been linked to asthma. One way to reduce your exposure to BPA is to opt for kitchenware made of glass. If you're thinking about upgrading your kitchen with a new smoothie maker, be sure to check out Tribest's PB-350 blender (pictured on the right). This ingenious single-serve smoothie maker is compatible with most regular-mouth Mason jars and mugs, which means that your smoothies will be blended, served and stored in naturally BPA-free glass jars! Plus, getting additional and replacement containers is easy and cheap as Mason jars are available practically everywhere. To learn more, check out this month's special feature: