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Posted by: DMS, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 4:04pm
Hi,

I was wondering if anyone had insight on allergies and asthma. Up until this year, I have had the mentality that if I follow the BTD pretty closely I shouldn't have to worry about them. However, this year I have had several severe asthma attacks and allergy syptoms. Finally I went to a NP and she gave me a prescription for an albueteral (I can't spell it) inhaler and asked me just to take it for 3-5 days (she knew I was hesitant about taking anything.) She said that sometimes being under treated is as bad as being over treated. I researched asthma quite a bit recently and have learned that the inflammation that is caused by an attack is very similar to have a disease or sickness and it can be very harmful to your lungs. In years passed I have just dealt with moments of hard to breathe situations (like exercising and allergy attacks) but now that I have taken something, I have realized how nice it is to be able to breathe normally. What do I do? I can't afford to try all the vitamins and supplements recommended in the protocols just to find they don't work. And repeatedly buying them is costly too. But I am tired of not being able to breathe normally on a day to day basis. I am very distressed about this. I am considering going to an allergy/asthma specialist and getting allergy blood work done. Please help.  

Sincerly,
Dana
Posted by: mikeo, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 5:10pm; Reply: 1
I would look into a calcium/magnesium/vitamin D supplement along with Quercitan and N-acytal-Cysteine

if considering NAP they go by the following names

Phytocal O
Redoxa
Quercitan Plus

onions and garlic or any sulfur containing foods are good

water intake is important as well
Posted by: Drea, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 6:15pm; Reply: 2
My asthma is in remission (yay!) and it stays that way because I severely limit my intake of wheat, dairy, and nightshades--those are the biggest offenders of mine. I still carry my albuterol spray with me at all times, though, because breathing is kind of important. I haven't had to use it in almost 4 years, though.
Posted by: DMS, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 10:22pm; Reply: 3
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onions and garlic or any sulfur containing foods are good

water intake is important as well


I drink 128oz of water a day (I have a water bottle I use consistently :O) and I have just upped my garlic intake. I actually think I have noticed it help. My tummy doesn't respond well to onions. Thank you for the suggestions. As for the supplements, I am on a pretty strick budget (being a full time college student), but I was almost a click away from ordering them.
Posted by: DMS, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 10:23pm; Reply: 4
Oh yes, and Drea, congrats on asthma remission. It totally stinks to feel tied down by it! YA!
Posted by: 1197 (Guest), Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 1:03am; Reply: 5
Hey DMS, I understand about the onions problem myself.  My tummy doesn't like raw onions, but I do just fine as long as they are cooked.  Have you noticed a difference?
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 1:10am; Reply: 6
DMS,
get a hold of the allergies book from the D'Adamo health series!
follow those guidelines instead.
Posted by: italybound, Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 2:51am; Reply: 7
Quoted from lady_rose42
I drink 128oz of water a day (I have a water bottle I use consistently :O)  


that is a lot of water a day unless it is the recommended amount for your weight.  Half your weight in ounces per day.  Example: a person who weighs 150 lbs should drink 75 oz a day.  Too much water can throw your electrolytes out of balance. Can that bring on asthma attacks? I dont know, but nothing would surprise me.  ;)
Posted by: DMS, Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 3:05am; Reply: 8
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that is a lot of water a day unless it is the recommended amount for your weight.  Half your weight in ounces per day.  Example: a person who weighs 150 lbs should drink 75 oz a day.  Too much water can throw your electrolytes out of balance. Can that bring on asthma attacks? I dont know, but nothing would surprise me.


I am not sure about the excess water triggering an attack. All I have heard from people and the NP and from my research materials is lots of water is good. I wondered if too much water can be bad, however, if I don't drink that much, excuse me, but my pee is a bright dark yellow. From the Microbiology class I took, that coloring was a dehydration indication. So, I am not sure if the water is good or bad.
Posted by: DMS, Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 3:06am; Reply: 9
Lola,
I am going to order the allergy guide book. I know this sounds silly, but are their any individual testimonies about it working that I have access to read?
Posted by: DMS, Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 3:07am; Reply: 10
Kelly, the onions affect me either way. :( I am that way with broccoli though. Raw kills, but steamed is great!
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 3:54am; Reply: 11
DMS,
use the general search button on homepage.......you will come up with multiple testimonials and threads.
BTD is anti inflammatory per se, and following the more targeted advice for allergies will help you immensely!
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