An Apple a Day: Supplements and Dietary Suggestions
by Barbara Benagh
||Eat as little processed food as possible.
||Eat an apple a day. They are rich in flavinoids and function as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
||Avoid dairy products if your asthma produces excess mucus.
||Drink plenty of water to loosen mucus and keep airways moist.
|Daily nutritional supplements can be helpful for asthma as well as adrenal gland exhaustion that often goes with it.
|Magnesium Glycinate, Oratate or Aspartate
||(up to 800 milligrams)
In chelated form for easier absorption
Intravenous magnesium is used in hospitals to halt asthma attacks because it relaxes the smooth muscles of the air passages. Start with small doses several times daily with food and increase dosage gradually to avoid diarrhea. Even if you usually do not take supplements, this one is strongly recommended.
Gas nitric oxide, that dilates the small airways in the lungs, is formed from this amino acid by lung lining cells.
This amino acid is depleted with corticosteroid use and contributes to adrenal exhaustion.
|You may be able to get these dosages in a good multivitamin tablet.
| Vitamin A
Plays a role in preventing colds and flu
ntioxidant and can increase the capacity of blood to carry oxygen
romotes immune function and formation of hemoglobin
Immune enhancer, supports adrenal gland
|(3 tbls. flaxseed oil)
Reduces acute inflammatory response and repairs lung damage
Antioxidant, protects against hyersensitivity
|Licorice Root Extract
Supports the adrenal gland