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Asthma and Allergies - The Natural Holistic Approach

Conventional medicine seeks to reduce this inflammation by using anti-inflammatory medications, or use pharmaceutical inhalants to temporarily dilate the passageway. There are two limitations to this approach. Firstly, every drug has the risk of side effects. Secondly, the drug approach does not offer a long term solution. In my opinion, there are natural approaches that work to treat the cause of asthma and offer long term success." Mark Stengler ND

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Beyond Antibotics

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Doctors and parents expose how vaccines are crippling our children;
Dr. David Ayoub, M.D. lectures on Vaccines, Mercury, Autism and other disease

Dr. Allan Somersall M.D - "To raise glutathione levels is to reduce premature oxidation, to quench destructive free radicals and help detoxify the poisons inside each cell when it needs to. Only Immunocal is clinically proven to do that in a safe, effective and convenient way."

How Immunocal Can Raise Glutathione GSH Level in Our Cells and Optimize The Immune System

The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About "The medical establishment works closely with the drug multinationals whose main objective is profits, and whose worst nightmare would be an epidemic of good health. Lots of drugs MUST be sold. In order to achieve this, anything goes: lies, fraud, and kickbacks. Doctors are the principal salespeople of the drug companies." Guylaine Lanctot, M.D.

Side Effects or Flu Vaccine, H1N1, and Tamiflu Drug Dangerous Side Effects or Flu Vaccine, and Flu Drugs

NFL cheerleader suffers brain damage after getting flu shot (watch the video). Medical doctors warning about dangerous side effects of flu vaccine and flu drug.

Re-awaken Your Body's Healing Power With Marine Phytoplankton, Mother's Nature's Milk From the Ocean Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D. says that marine phytoplankton contains almost everything one needs to sustain life and to restore health by providing the raw materials to make new cells that function normally. These nutrients improve mental function, and memory. They reduce depression, harmful effects of stress, and mood swings. Profound Life-Giving Properties of Marine Phytoplankton

Edible clay therapy The Native Americans call it "Ee-Wah-Kee meaning"The-Mud-That-Heals." In addition to the role it plays as a potent detoxifier, therapeutic clay has also been used extensively in the treatment of pain, open wounds, colitis, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, intestinal problems, acne, anemia, and a variety of other health issues. more

Healing Teas Teas Are One of The Most Effective Ways to Benefit from Nature's Healing Herbs

Teas can help fight depression and anxiety, heal skin conditions and gastrointestinal disorders, regulate hormone imbalances, improve your sex life, prevent illness, and help you heal faster. Many diseases and conditions for which we turn to modern medicine can also be treated naturally with healing herbs. These treatments can be safer, less expensive and possibly even more effective than traditional methods.

Green Pharma Dr. Myklebust, MD: "Teas are rich in antioxidants called polyphenols which are plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and other diseases"

Magnesium Therapy

Magnesium Therapyy: Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, and bones strong - "Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (TMJ) dysfunction." Dr. Sidney Baker

Natural Stem Cell Enhancers

Natural Stem Cell Enhancers

The first natural plant-based stem cells have shown to trigger the release of millions of adult stem cells from the bone marrow very quickly. These stem cells can then migrate and attach to any cells, tissue, bone, muscle, cartilage, organ anywhere in the body needing repair.

Parasites Infections in Humans and Animals

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AIDS/HIV/AZT: truth behind the propaganda

Detoxification comes in many forms and refers to many different programs that cleanse the body of toxins. Chemicals and Toxins Are The Primary Cause of Illness, Disease and Obesity. Detoxification comes in many forms and refers to many different programs that cleanse the body of toxins. Detoxification for Optimum Health

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Asthma and Allergies - the drugless solution

Dr. John Mills MD - "Conventional drugs used for treating asthma, particularly steroids, can impair immune function and lead to more serious health problems. "Doctors tell you that steroids (cortisone, prednisone) only cause side effects after many years. But new research shows that permanent damage is immediate and devastating. Studies show that steroids cause permanent, debilitating effects after a single dosage. Steroids are probably the most sleazy of modern day medications" John Mills, former professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and chief of infectious diseases at San Francisco General Hospital.

It has been estimated that about 90 million Americans suffer from gluten sensitivity, while celiac disease, a severe form of malabsorption caused by gluten, has now been found 50 times more prevalent than previously suspected. About 1.5 million Americans are thought to suffer from it. In its conclusions, the report states that celiac disease occurs frequently not only in patients with gastrointestinal symptoms, but also in relatives and others with numerous common disorders, even in the absence of gastrointestinal symptoms.

Dr. Doris Rapp - Children's Allergies to Food and Environment

In her breakthrough book, "Is This Your Child's World?” - Dr. Rapp identifies the major symptoms of potentially unrecognized allergies in children and adults, suggesting possible sensitivities to dust, mold, pollen, foods or chemicals. Allergies are much more than high fever, asthma and itchy skin. It is possible to identify allergies by simply looking at someone. At times it is surprisingly easy to find and eliminate the cause.

The typical clues of allergies and environmental illness can include any combination of the following: Rubbing Nose Upwards; Eye Wrinkles; Dark Eye Circles Sudden Aggression; Scarlet Earlobes A Spacey Look; Extreme Activity Changes Wiggly Legs; Red Cheeks A Mottled Tongue.

Dr. Rapp is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric allergy. She was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo until January 1996. She practiced traditional allergy for 18 years and then, in 1975, began incorporating the principles of environmental medicine in her pediatric allergy practice. She is a certified specialist in Environmental Medicine. She has also produced numerous educational videos and audiotapes for the public, educators and physicians. These demonstrate the dramatic physicalIs This Your Child? : Discovering and Treating Unrecognized Allergies in Childrenand behavioral changes in both children and adults that can be produced using a more precise method of allergy testing called Provocation/Neutralization.

Is This Your Child? : Discovering and Treating Unrecognized Allergies in Children and Adults

Dr. Doris Rapp MD - Don't Drug Them First - Children, ADHD & Drugs

Natural Relief for Your Child's Asthma: A Guide to Controlling Symptoms and Reducing Your Child's Dependence on Drugs Steven Bach, M.D.


Do you have a question or need guidance? click here to contact Shirley Potential Benefit of Glutathione in Asthma Patients

Increasing glutathione levels in the lungs may be beneficial in lung disease. Although there are few studies using glutathione (GSH) ehnancement therapies or nebulized (aerosolized and inhaled) glutathione in lung diseases, there is good data (mostly in animal models) suggesting increasing the potent antioxidant and free-radical scavenger glutathione would be beneficial in certain degenerative lung conditions associated with increased free radical load including asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and bronchiolitis obliterans.

Dr. Jean Marcoux M.D - "Almost everyone I put on Immunocal tells me that they feel better as soon as they start taking the product. This is explained by the fact that Immunocal brings to all the cells in our body, the building blocks necessary to produce glutathione, a small protein that each cell needs to function properly. In severe asthmatics taking Immunocal, the attacks become less frequent and less severe. The need for medication is decreased, they sleep better, they don't miss work or school as often, resulting in a better quality of life." Dr. Jean Marcoux is a Board Certified Allergist, Immunologist

"Doctors have used glutathione-promoting drugs to treat many lung diseases including asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Newer potential therapeutic roles can be found for cigarette smoke damage, pulmonary fibrosis and other illnesses." - American Journal of Medical Science 307: 119-127, 1994

Dr. Jimmy Gutman, M.D - "Clinical evidence links low glutathione levels to the most common illnesses of our time as well as newly emerging diseases. Glutathione levels diminish as we age and many diseases normally associated with aging have been linked to glutathione deficiency."

Dr. Allan Somersall M.D - "To raise glutathione levels is to reduce premature oxidation, to quench destructive free radicals and help detoxify the poisons inside each cell when it needs to. Only Immunocal is clinically proven to do that in a safe, effective and convenient way."

The presence of glutathione is required to maintain the normal function of the immune system. It is known to play a critical role in the multiplication of lymphocytes (the cells that mediate specific immunity), which occurs in the development of an effective immune response. Glutathione binds itself to toxins in the body transforming them into a form that can be easily collected and extracted. Glutahthione has also shown promise when used in connection with some forms of cancer. In both preliminary research and test tube and animal studies, glutathione has shown to exhibit anti-cancer effects. Higher glutathione levels have also been found in older adults with exceptionally good health.Glutathione Deficiency Can Cause Serious Health Conditions Dr. Gutman, MD

"My daughter used to suffer from life threatening asthma attacks. Hospital admissions, steroids,specialists etc. etc. She turned 16 last Friday and is passionate about sports. She's been on Immunocal to boost her glutathione level for a year now . Not one attack, no steroids, not even a steroid inhaler. It's been simlply miraculous! She takes Immunocal for the clinically proven and documented substancial effects of increasing athletic performance... At 16 , that is what motivates her infinitely more than an optimally functioning immune system. Her asthma has all but disappeared.


Glyconutrients, Marine Phytoplankton, Protection from Athsma and Allergies

Major universities are involved in the study of glyconutrients. Academic institutions throughout the United States now have laboratories focusing on glycobiology research, including the University of California, University of Oklahoma, San Francisco State University, University of Wisconsin, The Burnham Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The focus of their research involves a wide range of possible uses including cancer treatments, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal agents as well as treatments for influenza, asthma, and other infections.
Marine Phytoplankton is in itself completely life substaining
"Chelsea is 8 years old and has had severe food allergies and asthma her entire life. Last week she went to the doctor to refill her inhalant prescription for her asthma. He asked her to take deep breaths, and by the fifth one she needed the inhaler because she was wheezing so badly. The day after the visit, Chelsea began to take half an ounce of Marine Phytoplankton daily added to her juice. After a week, she was able to endure over an hour of exercise on a trampoline without the use of her asthma medication, which would not have been possible a week prior. She visited the doctor again today and he said he could not explain why she was no longer wheezing and has reduced her need for the inhaler from several times a day to two times a day. Because of Marine Phytoplankton, her moods have significantly improved and she seems to be feeling much happier!" V. G.

Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D. says that marine phytoplankton contains almost everything one needs to sustain life and to restore health by providing the raw materials to make new cells that function normally. Marine phytoplankton has been called "the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet". Containing a wide range of trace elements, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, enzymes and cellular materials, marine phytoplankton promotes and maintains optimum health by boosting and supporting all systems within the body. Its antioxidants and unique polysaccharides can halt the genetic mutations that can lead to cancer. Both high levels of saccharides and adaptogens increase energy and stamina by improving our ability to consume and use oxygen. Adaptogens also improve cardiovascular health by strengthening the heart and circulation. more about marine phytoplankton's healing power

Severe Food Allergies I am a mother of 4 children aged 7, 5, 3, and 13 months. My youngest child, Alec, was diagnosed with food allergies to wheat, nuts, dairy, soy, egg and some fruits in August 2003, at the age of 5 months. We found this out the hard way when he had an anaphylactic reaction to the hazelnut spread, peanut butter and butter that my mother had eaten and kissed him. He started out with a rash around his mouth and in his nappy region, (which was not nappy rash). This followed by a vomit which was quite peculiar, as it was laden with mucus. These two things seemed strange to my mother and myself, but as we have nobody else in the family with food allergies, we never realized that these were indications of anything so sinister as anaphylaxis. Read the details how Alec recovered with natural glyconutrients

"Since we introduced glyconutrients to her diet, Kali's asthma has improved ten-fold! She would have to use the inhaler frequently and could never play outside in the spring due to allergies that would aggravate her asthma. What a joy this spring to have her playing outside without a problem. Other allergies are becoming minimized like chlorine (she went in the health club pool without a huge breakout!) and her overall health is so good now. She used to miss so much school and this year she has only missed 2-3 days. Also, the chronic yeast she was having around her mouth has virtually disappeared. Since I have been on the nutrients I have so much more energy and that late afternoon fatigue is totally a thing of the past. My husband Bill's diverticulitis is just plain gone. He took the nutrients for a month then "tested" them with a meal of fettucine alfredo and cannolli's and then waited to see if he would be up all night with stomach pain. He wasn't and hasn't had a problem with it since." -Lyn S.

Soy is one of the top allergens—substances that cause allergic reactions. In the 1980s, Stuart Berger, MD, labelled soy one of the seven top allergens—one of the "sinister seven". At the time, most experts listed soy around tenth or eleventh—bad enough, but way behind peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, shellfish, fin fish and wheat. Today, soy is widely accepted as one of the "big eight" that cause immediate hypersensitivity reactions. THE RISE IN SOY ALLERGIES

Learn more about the healing power of glyconutrients

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Asthma and Magnesium Deficiency

A population-based clinical study of over 2,500 children aged 11 - 19 years found that low dietary magnesium intake may be associated with a risk of developing asthma. The same was found in a group of over 2,600 adults aged 18 - 70. In addition, some clinical studies suggest that intravenous and inhaled magnesium can help treat acute attacks of asthma in children aged 6 - 18 as well as adults. However, evidence from other clinical studies report that long-term oral magnesium supplementation does not lead to improved control in adult asthma.

Magnesium is nothing short of a miracle mineral in its healing effect on a wide range of diseases as well as in its ability to rejuvenate the aging body. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency may include agitation and anxiety, restless leg syndrome (RLS), sleep disorders, irritability, nausea and vomiting, abnormal heart rhythms, low blood pressure, confusion, muscle spasm and weakness, hyperventilation, insomnia, and even seizures. Approximately nine out of ten people will show dramatic improvements in the state of their health when they restore their magnesium levels and the very best way to do that is with ancient minerals magnesium drawn from an ancient inactive seabed 2 miles beneath the earth in Europe. With such “brine solutions” one can simply apply the concentrate to the skin or pour it into ones bath water and one will have a medical treatment of primordial priority. Nothing short of a miracle is to be expected in ones health status if one is ill when one increases the cellular levels of magnesium. more: educational information



Asthma and Adverse Immune Response

Kenneth A. Bock, D - "Allergies are adverse immune reactions to every day substances that most people can tolerate. "Allergens," as they’re called, can include inhalants such as pollens (e.g., ragweed), dust, cat hair or mold, Allergens also are found in foods including wheat, peanut or egg. These two types of allergens-food and inhalant-can join forces to increase your suffering. If you’re allergic to ragweed and to milk, for example, your symptoms will be worst during ragweed season, from mid-August through October. One easy way to relieve your symptoms considerably is to eliminate one factor from the equation-in this case, avoiding milk during the autumn. A second important approach to preventing allergies is reducing your ‘immune load"-that is, eliminating stressors on your immune system above and beyond seasonal allergies."

Allergies (including asthma) are abnormal inflammatory responses of the immune system to dust, pollen, a food or some othersubstance. Those that involve an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE) occur immediately or within an hour. Reactions may include coughing, sneezing, runny nose, hives, diarrhoea, facial swelling, shortness of breath, a swollen tongue, difficulty swallowing, lowered blood pressure, excessive perspiration, fainting, anaphylactic shock or even death.

The immune system plays a central role in the health of the individual. It protects us from disease by recognizing and eliminating or removingforeign material from our bodies. Exposure to a variety of chemicals can effect this system adversely; putting us at risk for illness and disease. Allergy is caused by an oversensitive immune system, which leads to a misdirected immune response. The immune system normally protects the body against harmful substances, such as bacteria and viruses. In contrast, an allergic reaction is when the immune system reacts to substances (allergens) that are generally harmless and in most people do not cause an immune response.

Kenneth Bock, MD - "Because transfer factors can function as immune system modulators, they can help to restore immune system balance in many types of clinical situations." Kenneth Bock, MD, best selling author on immune system modulation.

Pat Tremaine and Les Tremaine, DVM - "After hearing so many parents talk about their children and their problems after vaccinations, especially allergies and asthma, I finally made the connection between vaccines and my daughter's medical problems at age one. Marti was never sick her first year. At one year, we were headed to Alaska where Les was to serve in the Air Force as the base veterinarian. We went to the health department to load up on vaccines that we normally wouldn't have had, especially all at once. Marti had a fever for 6 weeks and was never the same. I had to rock her to sleep every night because she couldn't sleep. She had ear infections constantly and had strep throat, tonsillitis, and scarlet fever at the same time. She was so sick and the doctors put her on Dimetapp daily. I always wondered why the children who moved to Alaska were always sick and the ones born there weren't. When we got back to NC, she had her tonsils taken out, had tubes put in her ears twice, lost her hearing for 3 years, and had years of sickness and allergies. She got behind in school because we didn't realize she couldn't hear well. She went to Duke for testing and had shots. She was allergic to so many things. I learned about the immune support of Transfer Factor and sent her a few bottles. In time, with a healthy diet, excercises, and the immune support of transfer factor her health and allergies improved remarkably"

Transfer Factor Molecules And The Immune System Transfer factors are tiny molecules found in colostrum which provide "immune knowledge" from a mother's immune system to her baby used in recognizing and fighting outside threats. By transferring information from cell to cell, transfer factors serve as "teachers" to the new cells, ensuring a strong immune system capable of surviving, even thriving, in its new environment. There are over 3,000 published papers and 50 years of research on various forms and sources of transfer factors. These molecules were first discovered in the late 40's by Dr. H. Sherwood Lawrence. more...

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Allergy/Asthma Drug --Singulair by Merck-- Linked to Suicide?

The FDA has recently called into question the safety of a popular allergy and asthma drug, Singulair, after reports linked it to suicidal behavior and mood changes. Over the course of the past year, the drug’s manufacturer, Merck, changed the product labeling 4 times to include various warnings of side effects, including tremors, anxiousness, depression, and suicidal behavior. The drug currently pulls in $4.3 billion dollars in sales annually.

Study links asthma with indoor swimming pools - Researchers compared the rates of asthma in 13 and 14-year-old children in 21 European countries and the number of chlorinated swimming pools per 100,000 people. They found that after taking into account other factors such as climate, childhood asthma and wheeze increased by 2-3 percent for every indoor swimming pool, according the research published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. more

Can vaccines cause immune dysfunction resulting in allergies, asthma and anaphylaxis?
Dr. Doris Rapp - Children's Allergies to Food & Environment
Asthma and Adverse Immune Response


Asthma and Allergy Relief

Susan Millar has spent many thousands of dollars on traditional medical specialists, prescription drugs, alternative asthma and allergy treatments, books, vitamins, herbal and nutritional supplements.
There are a lot of people claiming to have an asthma or allergy remedy or cure and we've pretty much tried them all. None of them really worked well. Some were a complete waste of money. Many had serious side effects...Read Susan's personal success in treating her asthma: a drugless approach.


Subject:Healing my asthma
From: Lamon, Paul
Date: Wednesday, June 02, 2004

"I am 40 years old. Last winter I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia. It wasn't long after I was recovering from this illness that some mild asthma symptoms began to appear. (I had asthma as a child, but that went away during my teenage years.) At first I was not very alarmed, since the asthma attacks were very mild and infrequent. A couple puffs from an albuterol inhaler here and there took care of the problem. But by springtime the asthma started becoming more aggressive. Soon I was on the albuterol inhaler, the Advair inhaler and taking the singulair pills every day just to maintain my breathing. I was thankful to have the medications to help me breath, but I was hoping the asthma would somehow just go away. I knew the medications were not good for my body in the long run. Well, my body let me know that it had had enough medication a lot sooner in a very drastic way. I started getting all the worst side effects listed on the drug fact sheets from the pharmacist - severe fatigue, dizziness and terrible muscle cramps. I was literally becoming incapacitated - I couldn't get out of bed. I knew I needed a miracle and needed one quick. I turned to Shirley's Wellness Cafe and went to the asthma section. I was so happy to find many natural asthma treatments to try. I went with a link to Susan Millar's website. At that website I discovered a natural protocol that I tried immediately. After a week and a half on that protocol, I was able to reduce my medications by 90 percent. After three weeks on that protocol, I was able to eliminate my asthma med's completely. No more horrible side effects. No more anxiety about how I was going to be able to go to work. I got my breathing back and my life back. If it wasn't for the Shirley's Wellness Cafe website, I don't know if my prayers for a miracle would have been answered, or answered so quickly - not without that link that directed me to where I needed to go. Thank you Susan Millar. And thank you Shirley. You both saved my life."


Unvaccinated Children Have Less Asthma

In an article entitled "The Dark Side of Immunizations?," Science News reviews new reports by researchers that show that vaccinated children have a higher incidence of asthma and diabetes than do unvaccinated children. Science News reports that a study by researchers at the Wellington School of Medicine in New Zealand found that unvaccinated New Zealand children report fewer cases of asthma than vaccinated children. Another study by New Zealand researchers published in the November 1997 Epidemiology analyzed the health of 1,265 people born in 1977. Of these, 23 didn't get any childhood vaccinations and none of them suffered childhood asthma. Among the 1,242 who got polio and DPT shots, more than 23 percent later had episodes of asthma. Science News adds that a 1994 survey of 446 British children, most of them eight years old, showed that 91 received no vaccinations in early childhood. Only one child out of 91 got asthma. About 11 percent of the other 355 children who had been vaccinated with pertussis and other vaccines had asthma. more

Several asthma and allergy researchers have found results similar to the earlier described relationship between immunization and IDDM. A group from New Zealand (Kemp, Pearce, Fitzharriset al.1997) found that asthma and allergies were more common in children that received pertussis vaccine than in those that were not immunized. Similar results have been suggested by others (Odent, Culpin & Kimmel, 1994) . More recently Dr. Julian Hopkin presented data at the British Thoracic Society meeting in 1997 which linked asthma to immunization. He has also published data that early immunization with BCG in Japan is associated with a decreased risk of IDDM (Shirakawa, Enomoto, Shimazuet al.1997).

"Is Infant Immunization a Risk Factor for Childhood Asthma or Allergy?" Results of the Christchurch Health and Development Study, conducted by a team of New Zealand researchers, found a greater rate of asthma and allergy episodes among immunized children. more

Athma, Allergies and Vaccines Several asthma and allergy researchers have found results similar to the earlier described relationship between immunization and IDDM. A group from New Zealand (Kemp, Pearce, Fitzharriset al.1997) found that asthma and allergies were more common in children that received pertussis vaccine than in those that were not immunized. Similar results have been suggested by others (Odent, Culpin and Kimmel, 1994) . More recently Dr. Julian Hopkin presented data at the British Thoracic Society meeting in 1997 which linked asthma to immunization. He has also published data that early immunization with BCG in Japan is associated with a decreased risk of IDDM (Shirakawa, Enomoto, Shimazuet al.1997).

The culprit behind asthma and allergies: vaccination A summary of published medical research findings pertaining to the atopic effect of vaccination. Appears here as published in New Vegetarian and Natural Health Magazine, Winter 2000 issue.

Vaccines: are they really safe and effective? Why are a growing number of parents and health care professionals around the world questioning vaccination? The controversy stems from the thousands of deaths and permanent disabilities attributed to vaccination annually, as well as the many published medical studies, government statistics, congressional testimonies, and other credible sources that directly contradict commonly held assumptions about vaccine safety and effectiveness.

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Can vaccines cause immune dysfunction resulting in allergies, asthma and anaphylaxis? Several asthma and allergy researchers have found results similar to the earlier described relationship between immunization and IDDM. A group from New Zealand (Kemp, Pearce, Fitzharriset al.1997) found that asthma and allergies were more common in children that received pertussis vaccine than in those that were not immunized. Similar results have been suggested by others (Odent, Culpin and Kimmel, 1994) . More recently Dr. Julian Hopkin presented data at the British Thoracic Society meeting in 1997 which linked asthma to immunization. He has also published data that early immunization with BCG in Japan is associated with a decreased risk of IDDM (Shirakawa, Enomoto, Shimazuet al.1997).

The Institute of Medicine's Immunization Safety Review Committee held a public meeting in Seattle, Washington on November 12, 2001 to review the "Possible association between multiple immunizations in newborns and infants and immune system dysfunction." The Institute of Medicine Report stated... "The committee looked at five studies examining multiple vaccinations and their potential to cause allergic diseases, which reflect a hypersensitivity of the immune system to relatively harmless agents in the environment, like pollens, dust mites, insect venom, and specific foods. Some, but not all, of these studies suggested that certain vaccines increase the risk of developing allergic disorders. Methodological weaknesses and inconsistent findings among the studies, however, led the committee to conclude that there is inadequate evidence to either accept or reject a causal relationship between multiple immunizations and increased risk of allergic diseases, particularly asthma."

Why the "surge" in anaphylactic children entering school a decade ago? These children were among the first to receive an additional vaccination, Hib meningitis. Is it possible that the Pertussis and Hib vaccine, both shown below to cause allergic responses, are creating a hypersensitive immune system in some children? Has any study looked into what happens to atopy incidence and IgE levels when 5 vaccines are given concurrently in infants?

Vaccines: Are They Really Safe And Effective?Possible association between multiple immunizations in newborns and infants and immune system dysfunction

The exact numbers of children affected by anaphylaxis are difficult to pinpoint. A study in Arch Intern Med 2001 Jan 8;161(1):15-2, Anaphylaxis in the United States: an investigation into its epidemiology, concluded with "The occurrence of anaphylaxis in the US is not as rare as is generally believed. On the basis of our figures, the problem of anaphylaxis may, in fact, affect 1.21% (1.9 million) to 15.04% (40.9 million) of the US population."PMID 11146694

Pediatr Res 1987 Sep;22(3):262-7 Murine responses to immunization with pertussis toxin and bovine serum albumin: I. Mortality observed after bovine albumin challenge is due to an anaphylactic reaction..........the results of our experiments have established that the disease induced by coimmunizing mice with Ptx and BSA is due to an immediate type hypersensitivity. PMID 3309858

A summary of published medical research findings pertaining to the atopic effect of vaccination. Appears here as published in New Vegetarian and Natural Health Magazine, Winter 2000 issue. learn more - The culprit behind asthma and allergies: vaccination

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ASTHMA

There is also overwhelming evidence that asthma is closely connected with lifestyle, and especially diet. This is strongly suggested by the fact that asthma is very common in Western industrialized countries but rare in poorer Asian and African countries. However, when these poorer populations exchange their traditional foods for Western food then asthma rates begin to climb. For example asthma was unknown in Kuwait until they became oil-rich and imported Western food. Also in New Guinea tribal elders saw asthma as a completely new disease. The same applies to Africa: the poorer the country the lower the asthma rate.

A letter in The Lancet (Keely, D. and Neil, P. Asthma Paradox. p.1099, 4/5/91) about Zimbabwe states: “...we found the prevalence of reversible airways obstruction to be 5.8% in richer urban children, 3.1% in poorer urban children, and 0.1% in rural children." In these poorer countries there is a vast difference between urban and rural eating habits, and therefore a great difference in asthma rates, while in Westerncountries there is no real difference between rural and urban eating habits and asthma rates. Another likely factor is that rural populations get far less treatment with drugs and especially antibiotics than rich urban populations. We will later see the significance of this.



Food Allergies and Chemical Sensitivities

Asthma is notorious for being triggered by inhaled allergens but this does not mean that such triggers are a basic cause of asthma. The main problem is that there is an underlying chronic inflammation and oversensitivity of the airways which then reacts indiscriminately to a wide range of inhaled irritants. One common cause of a chronic inflammatory setting is the presence of hidden food allergies. ‘Hidden’ means that people are not aware of the allergy because usually the body does not react to an allergenic food to which it is exposed every day. Most asthmatics have been shown to have such hidden food allergies. The most common foods to which asthmatics react are cows’ milk and cheese, gluten, eggs, nuts, and seafood. Drinking unpasteurized (raw) milk can protect children against asthma and hayfever, according to a study of nearly 15,000 children published in the May issue of Clinical and Experimental Allergy.

The same applies to chemical sensitivities. The most common reactions for asthmatics are caused by sulfur dioxide and sulfites (codes 221 to 224), by monosodium glutamate or MSG (621 to 623), the yellow food dye tartrazine (code 102), and also salicylates such as aspirin. MSG is not necessarily declared as such on a food label, it may just be called hydrolyzed vegetable protein, vegetable or Thai seasoning or natural flavoring. All food additives are potentially dangerous and best avoided, except a few such as vitamin C or citric acid. Medical researchers think mainly in terms of inhaled allergens, but in response to a study showing that cases of wheezing disorders in preschool children in the UK doubled between 1990 and 1998 (The Lancet (Vol 357, p 1821), even they admit that there must be other unknown factors present to explain this dramatic increase. Cow's Milk Allergy
Cow's milk allergy is the most common food allergy in young children. Fortunately, most babies outgrow milk allergies by their second or third year. In the meantime, parents of babies with milk allergies can be reassured that - although there is no treatment that can cure milk allergies - symptoms can be controlled through a dairy-free diet. Milk The Deadly Poison

Today, supermarket milk is a brew of hormones, chemicals, DDT, fungicides, defoliants and radioactive fallout, produced by artificially inseminated creatures forced to stand around in muddy feed lots all day long.
Researchers in Europe suggested that raw milk consumption by children at an early age may have a protective effect against asthma and eczema. However, it is not clear if the protection against allergic conditions was due to raw milk consumption, living in a farm environment, or both. The authors still warn that the risk of pathogens in raw milk outweigh its benefits as a food source to prevent allergies.

Raw Milk: Healthy Babies and Children Testimonials Does pasteurized milk really do the body good?

During the 1930's, Dr. Francis M. Pottenger conducted a 10-year study on the relative effects of pasteurized and raw milk diets on 900 cats. One group received nothing but raw whole milk, while the other was fed nothing but pasteurized whole milk from the same source. The raw milk group thrived, remaining healthy, active and alert throughout their lives, but the group fed on pasteurized milk soon became listless, confused and highly vulnerable to a host of chronic degenerative ailments normally associated with humans, including heart disease, kidney failure, thyroid dysfunction, respiratory ailments, loss of teeth, brittle bones, liver inflammation, etc. But what caught Dr. Pottenger's attention most was what happened to the second and third generations... more on A Study in Nutrition by Dr. Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., MD ...... Raw milk testimonials

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Raw Milk Vs. Pasteurized Milk

Listen to the amazing testimonials about the health benefit of RAW milk on this video. If the video does not show or play, please download the flash player Some Other Contributing Factors A headline in New Scientist (19 July 2001) says “Margarine linked to dramatic asthma rise”. This was a study of children in two rural Australian towns. Toddlers who consume large amounts of margarine and foods fried in vegetable oil may be twice as likely to develop asthma as others who eat less of these foods. This confirms the well known fact that (omega-6) linoleic acid increases inflammatory tendencies; this applies generally to polyunsaturated seed oils.

Finnish researchers came to a similar conclusion. They found that children who eventually developed allergies ate less butter and more margarine compared with children who did not develop allergies. Of course, health authorities have been urging us for decades to consume more polyunsaturated fats and less saturated fat thereby increasing the severity of asthma.

A study in the British Medical Journal (September 25, 1999; 319, 815-819) shows that giving babies other milk than breast milk before the age of four months greatly increases the risk of asthma and allergies. Children with low birth weight of less than 1 kg in the US had an asthma rate of 21% compared to 9% for children with higher birth weight.

Another New Scientist headline reads “Weekly swimming linked to lung damage” (28 September 2001). This article reports that children who use chlorinated swimming pools every week get lung damage just like smokers. Also lifeguards who work in indoor pools have an increased incidence of asthma.

A surprising Japanese study found that school children who ate more fish had also higher rates of asthma (Preventive Medicine February 2002;34:221-225). As we know from other studies that fish oil and even consumption of oily fish reduce inflammations and asthma, the conclusion is that in this case the high rates of mercury in Japanese coastal waters are the cause of such fish causing increased asthma. There are also various reports of vaccinations causing asthma. One such case is described under the title: “A case of asthma after vaccination against smallpox.” (Ekbom, K. .Acta Med Scand Suppl. 1966; 464:170-1).

Finish researchers found that mothers can prevent eczema and asthma in their children by taking Probiotics (acidophilus-bifido bacteria) while they are pregnant and breastfeeding. Babies normally get their mother's bacteria as they travel down the birth canal, but modern medicine is preventing this. Babies born by caesarian section are inoculated with hospital bacteria such as Streptococci and Clostridia. more

The immune system normally responds to harmful substances such as bacteria, viruses and toxins by producing symptoms such as runny nose and congestion, post-nasal drip and sore throat, and itchy ears and eyes. An allergic reaction can produce the same symptoms in response to substances that are generally harmless, like dust, dander or pollen. The sensitized immune system produces antibodies to these allergens, which cause chemicals called histamines to be released into the bloodstream, causing itching, swelling of affected tissues, mucus production, hives, rashes, and other symptoms. Symptoms vary in severity from person to person Eczema and babies - note from Shirley
Eczema and Asthmainchildren can be triggered by certain foods (such as pasteurized cow milk. and gluten. Holistic doctors warn parents that routine childhood vaccination. can trigger severe eczema and asthma. My little God Child, Sakura, wasborn with ta beautiful skin. She was not vaccinated but was only breastfed for 2 months. When her mother began feeding her cow milk infant formula, she developped eczema on her chest, arms and face and her eyebrows and eyelids were swollen and inflamed. She also developped respiratory problems. The doctor suggested to feed the baby raw kefir (Qephor) instead of the commercial infant formula. Raw Qephor is a natural super source of bio-available vitamins, calcium, probiotic friendly bacteria, and easily digestible proteins. After being on this wonder raw food for a couple of weeks, her eczema and weezing cleared entirely. More on babie's eczema and food allergies Antibiotics Can Cause Asthma
by Dr. Lisa Landymore-Lim

Dr. Lisa Landymore-Lin wrote all about this in her book Poisonous Prescriptions asking, ‘Do Antibiotics Cause Asthma and Diabetes?’ We are now even beginning to question the role of antibiotics as a cause of cancer since they do lead to pathogen overgrowth especially in the area of yeast and fungi. Chris Woollams writes, “It is estimated that 70 per cent of the British population have a yeast infection. The primary cause of this is our love of antibiotics.

In the past few years heavy antibiotic use has been linked to the inflammatory bowel disorder, Crohn's disease, and to children developing allergies such as hayfever and asthma. An association between antibiotic exposure and asthma is accepted both by the medical profession and the Department of Social Security in the UK and the Health Department in Australia. However, general practitioners and the general public are either apparently unaware of this association, or have not drawn from it what I consider to be a logical conclusion

Antibiotics are known to have side-effects; 'allergic' reactions to antibiotics such as penicillin have been documented in medical literature for over forty years. The severity of these side-effects may range from a simple rash to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction which includes difficult or laboured breathing, which are also symptoms of an asthmatic attack. It is now time to reconsider whether the side-effects of antibiotics should any longer be described as 'allergies', implying that the problem lies with the patient rather than with the drug. It is time that we acknowledged that drugs producing an 'allergic response' are toxic, and in fact producing side-effects which are in many cases symptomatic of poisoning.

Some antibiotics which have been reported in the medical literature as causing asthma in certain individuals include penicillin, ampicillin, amoxycillin, cephalosporins, tetracycline, spiramycin, and erythromycin, other drugs and antibiotics have also been reported to cause asthma. These references which represent but a few of those published, have been selected to illustrate that a correlation between antibiotics and asthma has been reported from several countries, and can result from exposure in a variety of forms. They include: learn more

Antibiotic Resistance and Side Effects - Natural, Safe, Effective Alternatives - After 40 years of pushing antibiotics for any ailment, physicians are now confronting bacteria that have built defenses against those same drugs. Some infectious bacteria that were once treatable are stronger and often deadly. The reappearance of highly infectious bacteria is caused in part by the overuse and misuse of antibiotics, but the resilience of bacteria also stems from the ingenious biochemistry of the microorganisms themselves. To survive, microorganisms and fungi mutate into resistant strains. more

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ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus : Eradicate Asthma - Now!
Dr. Batmanghelidj M.D.

This book introduces a new discovery that unintentional dehydration causes many painful, degenerative diseases. It explains the direct relationship between water deficiency in the body and allergies, asthma and lupus.

Dr. Batmanghelidj's book, ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus is a must read for those who practice medicine as well as for those who are suffering from chronic illnesses such as asthma, allergies and Lupus. Dr. Batmanghelidj's unique premise that dehydration is the underlying cause of asthma, allergies and Lupus is supported by sound research and clinical acumen. Dehydration may be the biggest health problem affecting the western world. Conventional medicine has failed to address this simple concept and the consequences to our health have been devastating. Dr. Batmanghelidj's first-hand accounts of his success in using water to cure many chronic conditions are compelling. He further supports his theory of dehydration as the underlying cause of asthma, allergies and Lupus with rational explanations why dehydration is the cause of many chronic illnesses. In this book, Dr. Batmanghelidj provides us with a safe and natural therapy--water-- to overcome many chronic illnesses, which, until now, has been very difficult to treat. As a practicing physician, I have found the information presented in this book invaluable.

As a patient, incorporating Dr. Batmanghelidj's recommendations about drinking water into my diet has significantly improved my health. A life-long condition of allergies and asthma has been improved over 90% by using this safe and effective therapy. I was able to virtually eliminate my inhalers and medications by simply increasing the intake of water and adding salt to my diet. This book has not only resulted in an improvement in my life, but in my patients' lives as well. By incorporating Dr. Batmanghelidj's recommendations about using adequate amounts of water and salt, you can learn how to overcome many serious illnesses. The most fascinating part of the book was his discussion about Lupus. Dr. Batmanghelidj dissects the different signs of Lupus and provides compelling evidence for why Lupus may be caused by a long-standing dehydrated condition and why the traditional medical model has failed in the treatment. This book builds upon the information presented in Dr. Batmanghelidj's other books, Your Body's Many Cries for Water Dr. Batmanghelidj's book is a must read forphysicians and patients alike. His unique premise that dehydration is the underlying cause of asthma, allergies and Lupus is supported by sound research and clincal acumen. Dehydration may be the biggest health problem affecting the western world. Dr. Batman's first-hand accounts of his success in using wat er to cure many chronic conditons are compelling.

He futher supports his theory of dehydration as the underlying cause of asthma, allergies and Lupus with rational explanations about why dehydration is the cause of many chronic illnesses. In this book, Dr. Batman provides us with a safe and natural theray--water--to overcome many chrinc illnesses. As a practicing physician, I have found thinfomration prsented in this book invaluable. As a patient incorporating Dr. Batman's recommendations about drinking water has significantly imporoved my health. I highly recommend this book not only for my colleagues, but for my patients as well. This book should be required reading for all htose intersted in safe and effective natuarl therapies. How to Deal with Back Pain and Rheumatoid Joint Pain. I recommend this book not only for my colleagues, but for my patients as well.

You will learn:

-How to prevent and cure childhood asthma without medication
-How to recognize the signs of an imminent asthma attack
-How to identify chronic dehydration in your body
-Compelling stories of naturally cured asthma

Water The Great Healer !
Water therapy has been used for centuries to heal the sick. Hydro- and hydrothermal therapy are traditional methods of treatment that have been used for the treatment of disease and injury by many cultures, including those of ancient Rome, China, and Japan.

Dr. R. Lincoln Graham, M.D - "If the medical profession is ever called upon to answer in a High Court for its Sins of Omission, one of the first questions it will have to meet will be, "Why have you, for almost twenty centuries, neglected to use water as a therapeutic agent?" R. Lincoln Graham, M.D. from Hydro-Hygiene, The Science of Curing by Water.

No matter what the specific health or fitness goal, one cannot achieve the maximum benefit from any health program without drinking the right kind of water in the proper amount. All experts agree, that next to the air we breathe, water is the most important thing we will ever put in our bodies. It is surprising that so much time and money is being spent on supplements, organic foods and natural remedies (some of which are very subtle and delicate) but little attention is given to the quality and effect of the water with which those items are taken


Exposure to sunlight could reduce asthma

Australian researchers have found that exposure to measured doses of ultraviolet light, such as sunlight, could reduce asthma. The research team at Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, through funding provided by the Asthma Foundation of WA, studied the effect of ultraviolet light on the development of asthma-like symptoms in mice, such as inflamed airways and lungs. The study found that exposure to ultraviolet light for 15 to 30 minutes before allergen exposure significantly reduces the development of asthma-like symptoms. This UV exposure produces a cell type that, when transferred into other mice before they're sensitised to an allergen, can prevent the development of some of the asthma-like symptoms. Associate Professor Prue Hart, leader of the research team, which includes Dr Debra Turner, Dr Shelley Gorman and PhD student Jacqueline McGlade, is excited by the ground-breaking results and possible future applications. more

Healing Power of Sunlight - Jacobs Liberman, O.D., Ph.D., challenges the modem myth that the sun is dangerous to our well-being. The sun was once used as a general tonic to heal almost everything and man has run nacked on this planet under the sun for centuries. The sun provides the basis for all life on earth. The sun is the source of energy for all plants, and indirectly, for all animals. If the sun causes cancer, man wouldn't be here today. Contrary to popular belief, sunbathing actually helps heal cancer of the skin while sunblock increases cancer risk. more


Fish oils Help Asthma Patients

Oily fish protects against childhood asthma SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Researchers at the University of Sydney report that the regular consumption of oily fish is associated with a much reduced risk of developing asthma in childhood. Their study involved 574 children aged 8 to 11 years. The children's parents completed detailed questionnaires about the frequency of the intake of more than 200 foods for a one-year period. The children were evaluated for current asthma as defined by airway hyperresponsiveness and a tendency to wheeze with or without exercise. The researchers found that children who regularly consumed fresh, oily fish (such as mullet, orange roughy, Atlantic salmon or rainbow trout which contains more than two per cent fat) had a four times lower risk of developing asthma than did children who rarely or never ate oily fish. The risk reduction persisted even after adjustment for other risk factors such as parental asthma and smoking, early respiratory infections, race, and place of birth. Consumption of non-oily fish and canned fish was not associated with a reduced asthma risk. Fish oil contains the two omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The researchers speculate that EPA may prevent the development of asthma or reduce its severity by reducing airway inflammation and responsiveness. A very recent study suggests that long-term fish oil supplementation may reduce asthma severity. Hodge, Linda, et al. Consumption of oily fish and childhood asthma risk. Medical Journal of Australia, Vol. 164, February 5, 1996, pp. 137-40

Fish oils improve lung function in asthma patients PARIS, FRANCE. Asthma involves an inflammation of the airway (pharynx, larynx and lungs). Epidemiological studies have shown that populations with a high intake of fish oils have a lower incidence of inflammatory diseases such as asthma. French researchers have completed a small trial to see if oral fish oil supplementation would benefit asthma patients. A total of 12 allergic asthmatic patients who were routinely receiving inhaled salbutamol, steroid and sodium nedocromil therapy participated in the one- year randomized, double-blind trial. Half the patients received 1 gram of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) daily; the other half received a placebo. Participants were evaluated every month and lung function tests performed every three months. A significant improvement in lung function was observed among the patients in the fish oil group. Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) increased by 23% after 9 months of supplementation. The researchers point out that the treatment was well-tolerated and urge large-scale, long-term trials to confirm their findings. Dry, J. and Vincent, D. Effect of a fish oil diet on asthma: results of a 1-year double-blind study. Int Arch Allergy Appl Immunol, Vol. 95, 1991, pp. 156-57

Fish Oil: The Natural Anti-inflammatory
by Joseph Maroon, Ph.D.

Did you know that the root cause of serious chronic diseases such as heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, arthritis, and asthma has been identified as chronic inflammation? Although numerous studies have confirmed these findings, few physcians are aware of or consider the fact that the battle against inflammation is at the forefront of the fight for health and well-being of the global population. Authors Joseph Maroon and Jeffrey Bost have set out to reverse that trend with "Fish Oil: The Natural Anti-Inflammatory."Ultra-Refined Fish Oil


Asthma Herbal Remedies Asthma is caused by the spasms in the smooth muscles surrounding the bronchi and bronchioles (small airways in the lungs), causing the passageways to partially close. The spasms are accompanied with increased mucus which clogs the bronchioles/bronchi and worsens the attack. It is triggered by an allergic response and the immune system produces histamine; thus, any type of allergen can precipitate an asthma attack. It results in difficulty breathing (especially exhalation), coughing, wheezing, and a tight chest. This above condition is specifically known as bronchial asthma.

Triple Complex BronchoSoothe contains our amazing combination of biochemic tissue salts.Placed under the tongue at the first signs of an asthma attack, BronchoSoothe opens up the air passages, reduces bronchospasm and inflammation, soothes anxiety and allows easy and normal breathing to take place.

Biovent asthma remedy is a unique combination of herbal and homeopathic ingredients to assist with the management of chronic asthma and the control and prevention of asthma attacks. Used daily, it can improve respiratory functioning and health, reduce the incidence and severity of asthma attacks and strengthen the immune system.

Asthma tincture: Blood Root; St. John's Wort; Mullein; Saw Palmetto; Wild Cherry Bark; Goldenseal Root; Cayenne; Comfrey; Lobelia

Shilajit in Sanskrit means "conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness". “There is hardly any curable disease which cannot be controlled or cured with the aid of Shilajit.” - Famous Indian Vaid Charak (1st Century A.D.) It is used by the indigenous system of medicine in India, Hakims and Vaids and traditional healers, in a great variety of diseases: genitourinary diseases, diabetes, chronic bronchitis, asthma, gall stones, jaundice, painful and bleeding piles, epilepsy, enlarged liver and spleen, fermentative dyspepsia, digestive disorders, worms, renal and bladder calculi, nervous debility, sexual neurasthenia, hysteria, anaemia and in bone fracture.


Asthma and Emphysema

population-based study of over 2,500 children aged 11 to 19 years found that low dietary magnesium intake may be associated with a risk of developing asthma. The same was found in a group of over 2,600 adults aged 18 to 70. In addition, some studies suggest that intravenous magnesium can help treat acute attacks of asthma in children aged 6 to 18 as well as adults. This may also be true for those with emphysema (also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD). A doctor will determine if this is necessary and appropriate in a hospital setting. Magnesium miracle mineral

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Non-Breast Milk In Infancy Increases Asthma Risk

Introducing milk other than breast milk to infants younger than 4 months old increases the risk of asthma and atopy (a predisposition to certain allergies). In the first study of its kind, the investigators followed over two thousand children from before birth through their 6th birthday, questioning their parents regarding various manifestations of asthma and allergy. Children who were fed milk other than breast milk before 4 months of age experienced higher rates of all indicators of asthma and allergy, the report indicates. Such children were 25% more likely to be diagnosed with allergy and 30% more likely to have a positive skin test for allergies than were children who received only breast milk during their early months. The total duration of exclusive breastfeeding was less important, though longer breastfeeding was associated with less asthma and allergy. Because the introduction of non-breast milk was more closely associated with asthma and atopy than the duration of breastfeeding, the investigators postulate that the exclusion of potentially allergy-causing components in milk other than breast milk may account for the protective effect. British Medical Journal September 25, 1999;319:815-819.



Treatment of Allergies with Homeopathy
Dana Ullman, M.P.H.

Solid research have proven the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines in hayfever. Dr. David Taylor-Reilly, a professor and homeopath at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, published an important study in the Lancet (October 18, 1986) which showed that homeopathically prepared doses of 12 common flowers were very effective in reducing hayfever symptoms when compared with patients given a placebo. This same researcher published in the Lancet (12-10-94) another high caliber study on the homeopathic treatment of asthma. This double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial performed conventional allergy testing to determine what substance asthma sufferers were most allergic. Then, half of the subjects were given a homeopathic preparation of this substance, while the other half were given a placebo. Those people given the homeopathic medicine experienced a very significant improvement in their symptoms of asthma.


The Homeopathic Treatment of Asthma

Homeopaths have a long history of successful allergy treatment, and they have made some important contributions to present understanding of allergies.

Sir William Osler, considered the Father of Modern Medicine, was known to say, "Asthmatics don't die, they just 'pant into old age.'" However, new research on the homeopathic treatment of asthma that has been published in The Lancet (December 10, 1994) suggests that relief is in sight for asthma sufferers.

Research conducted by professors at the University of Glasgow, Europe's largest medical school, indicates that those patients given an exceedingly small homeopathic doses of whatever substance to which they are most allergic can provide significant relief within the first week of treatment. The authors called this unique method of individualizing medicines "homeopathic immunotherapy."

This double-blind, placebo-controlled trial showed that over 80% patients given a homeopathic remedy improved, while only 38% of patients given a placebo experienced a similar degree of relief. The patients were assessed by a homeopathic physician and a conventional physician. When the patients and doctors were asked if they felt the patient received the homeopathic medicine or the placebo, both the patients and the doctors tended to guess correctly.


Combination of homeopathic and herbal remedies for asthma
Combination of homeopathic and herbal remedies for allergies


Allergy Free: Twenty-five leading physicians explain the techniques and natural substances--herbs, supplements, dietary changes, homeopathy, detoxification and traditional Chinese medicine, etc.--that brought recovery to their allergy patients. This Book explores dozens of self-help options for treating allergies, including patient success stories of alleviating allergies without drugs. Interactive, cross-referenced text.

Allergies - A Natural Approach with Gary Null
Learn the causes of allergies and how symptoms can be eliminated through optimal nutrition, body detoxification, mineral balancing and other proven modalities. Allergies A Natural Approach offers comprehensive solutions to chemical and food sensitivities which bring the body back into balance. With the information in this video, learn to moderate or even eliminate your allergic reactions, naturally and without drugs.

Healing Asthma: a Drugless Approach Conventional drugs used for treating asthma, particularly steroids, can impair immune function and lead to more serious health problems. Learn about safe and effective alternative treatments.

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Bee Pollen Treats Allergies

Pollen is also a remedy for hay fever and allergies. However it must be taken at least six weeks before the season begins and then continued throughout the season if it going to work.

Bee pollen has been effectively used down through the ages to rid allergy sufferers of their afflictions. This technique, called desensitization, was developed at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London soon after the turn of the century. The treatment consists of administering small amounts of the allergen to stimulate the patient's own immune system to produce antibodies that will eliminate the allergic reaction. It works rather like a vaccination does against childhood diseases. Desensitization is based on the premise that the administration of the allergen will cause the body to produce antibodies that will cancel out the effects of the offending substance when the patient is again exposed to it.



Breathing Free : The Revolutionary 5-Day Program to Heal Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, and Other Respiratory Ailments by Teresa Hale, Leo Galland

"Hale's breathing program, Breath Connection, teaches you to change your breathing patterns so that you won't need to wheeze, breathe heavily, or take gulps of air after exertion. Hale promises that five days on this program will reduce your need for medications, and regular practice often increases metabolism and leads to weight loss.
Breathing Free gives a self-test to assess your breathing and teaches several techniques to improve it. Hale explains how to adapt the program for mild, moderate, or severe asthma; emphysema; bronchitis; panic attacks; general health; and children with asthma. She also suggests dietary guidelines.

Hale's program is based on the work of Konstantin Buteyko of the former Soviet Union. It is easy to understand, but will take time and effort to master. But Hale says you have a choice: "Stay where you are, with your daydreams and your deteriorating health, or take control and make some effort to effect permanent change." Hale founded Britain's renowned Hale Clinic, whose clients have included Princess Diana, the Duchess of York, Tina Turner, Richard Gere, and Arnold Schwarzenegger." --Joan Price


Natural Relief for Your Child's Asthma: A Guide to Controlling Symptoms and Reducing Your Child's Dependence on Drugs Steven Bach, M.D.

There's nothing more frightening than witnessing a child's asthma attack, listening to her wheeze and cough and fight for every breath--and sharing her panic. Fortunately, pharmaceutical advances have resulted in a whole new class of drugs that prevents or relieves asthma flare-ups. But do you want your child on drugs, with their potential short- and long-term side effects? Besides, asthma drugs treat the symptoms without treating the underlying condition. Are there alternatives that can lessen an asthmatic child's drug dependency? Yes, say authors Steven J. Bock, Kenneth Bock, and Nancy P. Bruning. "It is our belief that asthma rates continue to soar because of our increasingly toxic environment," they write. "Our children are assaulted from every direction with indoor and outdoor air pollution, poor food, and stress." The cumulative toxicity makes children more susceptible to diseases. In this book the authors present a natural asthma program to complement your child's conventional care and help to reduce asthma attacks and drug dependency. This includes reducing asthma triggers (including advice for "saying goodbye to Fluffy"); eating a cleaner, more nourishing diet (emphasizing plant foods); taking supplements, herbs, and homeopathic remedies; and learning to cope with emotional stress. The book ends with three case studies of children who used the program in various ways and dramatically improved their health. --Joan Price

"This book helped our family put the brakes on the out-of-control rollercoaster ride of asthma. "Natural Relief for Your Child's Asthma" empowers parents with page after page of specific instructions on how to reduce your child's dependence on medication by understanding the limits of conventional medicine, finding and avoiding triggers, using food as a healer, using supplements to strengthen your child and using alternative mind-body medicine to enhance your child's well-being. While the authors have lots of great information about how to reduce dependence on medicine over time, they aren't zealots who encourage you to turn your back on conventional medicine. The real power that comes from this book is that now, when I go to see my child's asthma specialist, I can ask informed questions about my son's condition. I'm no longer a note taker jotting down what medicines my child should take when. I can encourage my doctor to challenge us to make dietary and lifestyle changes to detoxify our child's environment that he might not otherwise have mentioned assuming that we would prefer the "easy" way out of finding stronger and stronger medicines to rescue our child. I strongly encourage any parent of a child with asthma to read this book!" reviewer


Childhood Asthma-A Natural Approach
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.

Herbal Treatment for Asthma
Lobelia
David L. Hoffman, M.N.I.M.H.

"Lobelia is one of the most useful systemic relaxants available to us. It has a general depressant action on the central and autonomic nervous system and on neuro-muscular action. It may be used in many conditions in combination with other herbs* to further their effectiveness if relaxation is needed. An analysis of the action of the alkaloids present reveal apparently paradoxical effects. Its primary specific use is in bronchitic asthma and bronchitis. Lobeline is a powerful respiratory stimulant, whilst isolobelanine is an emetic and respiratory relaxant, which will stimulate catarrhal secretion and expectoration whilst relaxing the muscles of the respiratory system. The overall action is a truly holistic combination of stimulation and relaxation!" "...The high regard that the eclectics held Lobelia in is reflected by his recommendation for the following pathologies: spasmodic asthma, whooping cough, spasmodic croup, membranous croup, infantile convulsions, puerperal eclampsia, epilepsy, tetanus, hysterical paroxysms, hysterical convulsions, rigid os uteri, diptheria, tonsillitis, pneumonia. " more

* "Lobelia will combine well with Cayenne, Grindelia, Pill-bearing Spurge, Sundew and Ephedra in the treatment of asthma."

David L. Hoffman, M.N.I.M.H:

  • "Coltsfoot combines a soothing expectorant effect with an anti-spasmodic action. There are useful levels of zinc in the leaves. This mineral has been shown to have marked anti-inflammatory effects. Coltsfoot may be used in chronic or acute bronchitis, irritating coughs, whooping coughs and asthma. "
  • "Elecampane is a specific for irritating bronchial coughs, especially in children. It may be used wherever there is copious catarrh formed e.g. in bronchitis or emphysema. This remedy shows the complex and integrated ways in which herbs work. The mucilage has are laxing effect accompanied by the stimulation of the essential oils. In this way expectoration is accompanied by a soothing action which in this herb is combined with an anti-bacterial effect. It may be used in asthma and bronchitic asthma. "


Asthma tincture: Blood Root; St. John's Wort; Mullein; Saw Palmetto; Wild Cherry Bark; Goldenseal Root; Cayenne; Comfrey; Lobelia



Homeopathy and Asthma

How Can Homeopathy Help Asthma? Like with Traditional Chinese Medicine, each individual is analyzed for their specific symptoms and an appropriate therapy is chosen, not for the disease, but for the person displaying signs of health out of balance. This is a very important distinction, and, very generally speaking, one of the main differences between conventional and "complementary" approaches to health care. Please refer to the essay on Homeopathy in the Introduction to Modalities section. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

"Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on an individual basis so that specific imbalances can be focused on and resolved. They work similar in action to a vaccine- in that a small amount of a substance stimulates the healing mechanisms of the immune system. The beauty of homeopathic treatment is that there are no worries about toxic side effects, relatively inexpensive, and works to repair the immune system and other imbalances in the body. Recent clinical studies have confirmed the effectiveness of homeopathic medicine in the treatment of asthma." Mark Stengler ND

How Can Homeopathy Help Asthma?
Emily Kane, N.D.

Like with Traditional Chinese Medicine, each individual is analyzed for their specific symptoms and an appropriate therapy is chosen, not for the disease, but for the person displaying signs of health out of balance. This is a very important distinction, and, very generally speaking, one of the main differences between conventional and "complementary" approaches to health care. Article Part 1 --- Part 2

Healing With Homeopathy: A Case of Pediatric Asthma
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, N.D., M.S.W. and Robert Ullman, N.D.

Mary was an a thin, athletic 11 year-old child with chronic asthma. Her asthma had started at five months old, and had been severe for the next two and a half years. (This article is too technical for people not familiar with homeopthy)