Mark Stengler ND
Many studies have verified the connection between food sensitivities and asthma. Children can have various reactions by their immune systems to different foods. Some of the more common food sensitivities are milk and eggs. Not all food reactions are easy to identify. It is now known that food reactions may occur a day later after ingesting a food one is sensitive to. Many of my asthmatic patients are able to control their susceptibility to asthma by avoiding or limiting their food sensitivities. We test these sensitivities at our clinic with a state of the art blood test. This helps to quickly identify foods that are cross-reacting with the immune system.
Certain nutritional supplements have been shown in clinical studies to significantly reduce the susceptibility to asthma attacks. Two of the more well researched supplements include Vitamin B12 and magnesium. These vitamins are inexpensive and non-toxic when used properly. They act to balance the reactivity of the respiratory tract.
In my experience, homeopathic medicine offers the most comprehensive and effective treatment of childhood asthma. Homeopathic medicines are composed of specially diluted substances(usually plant or minerals) that have a balancing and repairing action on the immune system.
Arsenicum album. Arsenicum can be used in Asthma, in complete lack of anxiety with the asthma, which is uncharacteristic of Arsenicum cases. Some cases, however, do not have mental or emotional pathology, and must be prescribed for based on the physical symptoms alone.
Allergies with asthma is a common problem. Eighty percent of people with asthma have allergies to airborne substances such as tree, grass, and weed pollens, mold, animal dander, dust mites, and cockroach particles. In one study, children who had high levels of cockroach droppings in their homes were four times more likely to have childhood asthma than children whose homes had low levels. Asthma exacerbation after dust exposure is usually due to dust mite allergy