Category: Asthma and Other Lung Issues

Lung and Asthma

The lungs are two sacks of a soft, spongy like material. The trachea is a rigid tube that connects the mouth with the bronchia. The bronchia are two tubes that come off of the trachea and go into each lung. The bronchia further split into several bronchioles, and the tubes split further and further, and Read More …

Simple Steps Often Overlooked in Asthma

Parents of asthmatic children often overlook important measures, including banning smoking in the house and shutting windows to keep pollen out. About 25% of   parents surveyed said that a smoker lived in the same house as the child with asthma but they had not done anything about it. “80% of parents in this study knew Read More …

Nutrition and Lung Disease

Research published in Epidemiologic Reviews (2001; 23(2):268-87) indicates that antioxidant vitamins, like vitamin E and vitamin C may protect against the development of lung disease. Oxidation from free radicals (chemicals that have an electron that reacts easily) can be liked to damage done by chemical “bullets”. That spare electron is analogous to a bullet. Antioxidant Read More …

For Asthmatics an Apple a Day may Literally Keep the Doctor Away

According to research presented in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (2001; 164:1823-1828), eating apples reduce the risk for asthma. 1,500 adults in the United Kingdom were questioned about their eating habits. The respondents were particularly questioned about foods that were high in antioxidants and trace minerals—in other words, fruits and vegetables. Read More …

Fiber in the Diet Protects Against Lung Disease

You can add one more thing to the benefits of dietary fiber, improved lung health. According to research appearing in the American Journal of Epidemiology (2008 167(5):570-578), dietary fiber can reduce the risk from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Most COPD patients have both. In chronic bronchitis, airways narrow Read More …

Colds in Childhood May Prevent Allergies and Asthma

According to the British Medical Journal, (February 17, 2001; 322: 390-395) it is a good thing when a baby gets a cold. Colds and minor infections seem to help the immune system to develop and help to prevent asthma and allergies latter in life. The finding supports a theory that an immune system that has Read More …

Cleaning Products Linked to Asthma in Children

A study, in the British Medical Association’s journal Thorax, found that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) may be linked to asthma. Exposure by children to higher levels VOCs caused them to be four times more likely to suffer from asthma than children who were not exposed. The study concerned 88 children who were treated for asthma Read More …

Chiropractic a Question of Balance.

Perhaps the best known form of maual therapy is chiropractic. There are many techniques and professions that address the musculoskeletal system, using it to have a profound effect on health. Posture and Muscle Balance To simply say that poor posture stresses the spine doesn’t really convey how much of a burden poor posture is on Read More …

Boswellia and Asthma

Research appearing in the European Journal of Medical Research (November 17, 1998;3(11):511-514) tested the effect of an extract from the herb Boswellia serrata on patients with asthma. Subjects in the study were 17 women and 23 men between the ages of 18 and 75 years of age. The double-blind, placebo-controlled study lasted six weeks. In Read More …

Asthma in Children Associated with Diet and Weight

BMI stands for body mass index. It equals a person’s weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. (BMI=kg/m2). It is a number that expresses how overweight a person is. The more overweight a person is, the higher the BMI. A BMI greater than 30 in an adult is considered obese. According to research Read More …