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How to Prevent Asthma Before Turning to Harsh Pharmaceuticals

Mike Barrett
February 25th, 2012
Updated 11/04/2012 at 8:46 pm
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Asthma is a health ailment that strikes both children and adults with breathing and respiratory issues. Approximately 18.7 million adults and 7 million children had asthma in 2010. Causing wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing, the western medical establishment suggests (as always) taking a pharmaceutical drug. But before you do, I would suggest educating yourself on not only the harms of such drugs, but also how to prevent asthma with natural solutions.

How to Prevent Asthma Without the Pharmaceuticals

Following a long line of reports finding pharmaceutical drugs to be deadlier than traffic accidents and many illegal drugs, it was uncovered that many asthma drugs are actually killing more patients than asthma itself. The use of these drugs have been shown to result in nearly 4,000 deaths per year, which is more than the disease itself. What’s worse is that the Food and Drug Administration has known about this for years. Instead of heeding the warnings of many doctors and recalling or even just ending the production of these products, a simple makeover of warning labels on the drugs were mandated.

So if you shouldn’t take the drugs, then what should you do? As always, there are things to avoid as well as many natural solutions for how to prevent asthma which can be utilized.

Due to the widespread usa of air fresheners and similar chemical concoctions such as scented candles, plug-in deodorizers, and wick diffusers, many more people are suffering fromasthma and allergies than would normally be the case. The chemicals used in these items have been shown to trigger nasal congestion, sneezing, and runny nose.

In addition to avoiding these aromatic products, soda consumption should be decreased. Research has pinpointed soda for upping the risk for respiratory diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). After conducting a survey with nearly 17,000 individuals, researchers found that 13.3 percent of those with asthma and 15.6 percent of those with COPD drank more than two cups, or about half a liter, of soda each day.

If you’re wondering how to prevent asthma with dietary changes, here are some tips. A study published in the American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine showed that adults who ate apples twice a week reduced their asthma risk by about a 1/3. Another study showed that children with mothers who ate apples during pregnancy were less prone to asthma for their first five years after being born.

In addition to apples, you may want to try a little-known herb called khella. Khella has been used to treat many conditions for many, many years. Commonly known to be a solution for kidney stones, this herb also treats asthma by soothing muscle spasms of the bronchial airways.

Even if you don’t find these solutions to help you personally, consider this before indulging in harmful medication or inhalers. According to results of a pilot study published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, thirty-nine asthma patients reported about as much perceived relief from a placebo inhaler and sham acupuncture as from an inhaled dose of an asthma-fighting steroid, albuterol. There have been numerous occasions where pharmaceuticals have been shown to be ineffective while placebos pave the way for your mind to ignite self-healing.

Don’t forget to share these tips on how to prevent asthma with others so that natural solutions can rise once again!

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2.thumbnail How to Prevent Asthma Before Turning to Harsh Pharmaceuticals Google Plus Profile |Mike is the co-founder, editor, and researcher behind Natural Society. Studying the work of top natural health activists, and writing special reports for top 10 alternative health websites, Mike has written hundreds of articles and pages on how to obtain optimum wellness through natural health.

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  • Steve W.

    To follow on from my last statement Echinacea is from the daisy family which some people can have allergic reactions to so please bear that in mind if you do read my comment and try it.

  • Steve W.

    I have had athsma most of my life then I started using a natural supplement called Echinacea. I was really amazed, it worked better than any inhaler I have used and I have used a lot. I highly recommend anyone who has been a long term sufferer to try it. In fact I am very surprised that the plant isn't mentioned here. Echinacea is also great for protection from colds and flu which I have not had every since taking this product (11 months now and counting). This supplement was recommended here in the comments by another user and at the time I was willing to try anything so I was really surprised when it worked. And just as important to I have saved loads of money as well seeing as I am no longer buying inhalers anymore.

  • jay

    I have stopped using my drugs many times as I hate them. But then end up in the E:R: So I have no choice now. I have tried, over the years, hundreds of natural cures, none worked.

  • Di, Cerrillos, NM

    There is an emotional component to asthma which gets little exposure. Mind>body>spirit

    The mind is an important component in any dis-ease.

  • Gasping

    Slowly increasing water intake daily, and eliminating caffeine intake, save for one cup of coffee or so a day, can make a difference.

    Funny how Primatene inhalers were taken off the market because their propellant was supposedly depleting the ozone, and gee whiz, the FDA never quite got around to approving an alternative, forcing people to go to prescription inhalers. Cha-ching!

    Now there are no readily available emergency inhalers for someone having an athsma attack in the US, that I am aware of. Nice work, FDA.

    Thank you for posting the information at this site that you have! I'll be looking into khella.

  • Jason

    Albuterol is not a steroid.

  • JC

    How about dairy, gluten and CHEMTRAILS. Aerial spraying operations over much of the globe have been putting toxic nano particles into every breath we take and some people have allergic reactions to barium, aluminum and other such harmful concoctions. Just as the BEE's.

  • Gerald Hansen

    I am surprised that no-one discusses Dairy products and animal fats in general having a cause.

    • Dr. Whitaker

      animal fats do not cause asthma. I would put wheat and refined sugar at the top.