Asthma and Allergies – A Natural Approach

This week we are going to tackle another physical problem affecting an ever growing number of Americans: asthma.

What is it?

Webster dictionary defines “Asthma” as:

“a paroxysmal (severe attack or a sudden increase in intensity of a disease) often allergic disorder of respiration characterized by bronchospasm, wheezing, and difficulty in expiration.”

Once again, as we did with our two previous Health Tips, let’s conduct a little contest between the “world’s wisdom” and “God’s wisdom.”

We will begin this contest by asking and answering a few questions to ascertain how well the world’s wisdom”is doing dealing with and finding a cure for asthma:

Some Asthma Statistics

  • Approximately 34.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma by a health professional during their lifetime.
  • The prevalence of asthma increased 75% from 1980-1994.
  • It is estimated that the number of people with asthma will grow by more than 100 million by 2025.
  • The number of people with asthma continues to grow. One in 12 people (about 25 million, or 8% of the population) had asthma in 2009, compared with 1 in 14 (about 20 million, or 7%) in 2001.
  • Asthma costs in the US grew from about $53 billion in 2002 to about $56 billion in 2007, about a 6% increase.

What Does Modern Medicine Have To Say About Asthma?

No one really knows the causes of asthma. What we do know is that asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. The causes of asthma symptoms can vary for different people. Still, one thing is consistent with asthma: when airways come into contact with an asthma trigger, the airways become inflamed, narrow, and fill with mucus.”

“When you have an asthma attack, spasms of the muscles around the airways, inflammation, and swelling of the mucosal membrane lining the airways, and excessive amounts of mucus contribute to airway narrowing. This makes airway resistance increase and the work of breathing more difficult, causing shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing. You may have coughing with asthma because of the irritation inside the airway and the body’s attempt to clean out the accumulations of thick mucus.

“So why do you have asthma and your friend doesn’t? No one really knows for sure. We do know that allergies play a role in many people with asthma but not in all. As with allergies, you can blame your family history, as there is a strong genetic component for asthma.” – Webmd.com

What Have We Learned From Modern Medicine?

“No one really knows the causes of asthma.”But “You can blame your family history, as there is a strong genetic component for asthma.” Thus we are led to believe that “No one knows its cause”, but for sure it is not your fault, because “there is a strong genetic component for asthma.”

If you suffer with asthma, you are told that you had nothing to do with creating of the problem – because the root cause of your asthma problem is in your genes. Blame momma, or great grandpa John, or some distant relative.

In this way, the modern medicine takes our attention away from any personal responsibility – and thus discourages a person searching for a CAUSE, such as diet and lifestyle – or what we are feeding our child if they have asthma.

What Happens When An Asthma Attack Occurs

While modern medicine informs us that they cannot tell us what causes an asthma attack, they can tell us what happens when the attack occurs:

“When you have an asthma attack, spasms of the muscles around the airways, inflammation and swelling of the mucosal membrane lining the airways, and excessive amounts of MUCUS contribute to airway narrowing.”

Here we learn that an asthma attack occurs when “excessive amounts of mucus” cause “airway narrowing.” Since we are told that “MUCUS” is involved, what CAUSES the mucous?

What Causes Mucous

Gary Null (M.D.) in his Complete Encyclopedia of Natural Healing states:

“In all respiratory conditions, mucous-forming dairy foods, such as milk and cheese, can exacerbate clogging of the lungs and should be avoided. Very simply, when more mucous accumulates in the lungs than can be expelled, asthma attacks develop. This belief has long been held in practiced medicine, and many medical doctors still stand behind this theory.”

Many other doctors and researchers are now beginning to agree that undiagnosed milk allergies may be the underlying problem.

“Milk is one of the two or three most common food allergens in the American diet,” says allergy specialist Dr. James Braly in Alternative Cures.

Dr. Frank Oski, the chief of pediatrics at the John Hopkins School of Medicine, believes that 50 percent of all school children may be allergic to milk.

Water’s Role

Mike Adams of naturalnews.com tells us:

Lack of water is the second leading cause of asthma, and the sad fact is that most Americans live their entire lives in a state of chronic dehydration. The constriction of capillaries in the lungs is the body’s way of reducing water loss during respiration. This physiological response is frequently and inappropriately diagnosed as asthma by doctors. What doctors need to be prescribing is water, not steroids, and they need to be telling their patients to drink only water, not soft drinks, not juices (containing sugar), not punch, and certainly NOT COW’S MILK.

“Whether milk is the source of the mucous, or whether milk causes an allergic reaction that causes the body to produce mucous, or both – research suggests that milk definitely worsens asthma. Research reveals that a diet free of both milk, cheese, and meat, another common allergen, can greatly lessen asthma symptoms or completely alleviate symptoms. Once milk has been ruled out as the cause of asthma, then insufficient intake of water should be considered.”

What Research Reveals

Neil Nedley, M.D., in his book Proof Positive, tells of

“a Scandinavian study of 35 patients who had suffered from bronchial asthma for an average of twelve years. All of the participants were receiving long-term medications; 20 were on some of the most potent asthma medications that we use, the cortisone-type drugs such as Prednisone. These compounds can help people manage their asthma better, but they can also have significant long-term damaging side effects. In this research study, these 35 chronic asthmatics were asked to go on a total vegetarian diet for a year. After 4 months, 71% showed improvement and within one year 92% showed significant improvement.”

Andrew Weil, M.D. writes:

“If you or your spouse has allergies, asthma, eczema, autoimmunity, bronchitis, or sinusitis, or if your child is experiencing frequent colds and ear infections, it is worth experimenting with total elimination of cow’s milk in all its forms.”

Gary Null, PhD, in Complete Encyclopedia of Natural Healing writes:

“A prime consideration for those with asthma should be the identification and elimination of allergens in foods and in the environment. Although any food is suspect, the ones most likely to trigger asthma are dairy products, eggs, chocolate, wheat, corn, citrus fruits, fish. . . In all respiratory conditions, mucous forming dairy foods, such as milk and cheese, can exacerbate clogging of the lungs and should be avoided.”

Suzanne Havala, a registered dietitian from North Carolina, who was co-author of the American Dietetic Association’s 1992 edition of its position paper on vegetarian diets stated at a Washington press conference:

“after weaning, there is no need for milk of any sort. Vegetarians and their children get all the calcium they need from leafy vegetables, broccoli, etc.”

Dr.  Russell Bunai, a pediatrician associated with the PCRM, who later took a two-year sabbatical from his practice to review the world literature on the subject said:

“Of all mammals, only humans drink the milk of another species.” In Ghana where he served as a medical missionary, he noted that the traditional diet contains no dairy products and that asthma and other allergic problems occurred only in people who adopted more westernized diets that included cow’s milk.

As with almost every physical problem being experienced today,the modern medicine fails to deal with CAUSES, but rather they deal almost exclusively with symptoms.

My Bible tells me that “THE CURSE CAUSELESS SHALL NOT COME.” In other words, the curse (which is the symptom, and in this case Asthma) will not come, without a CAUSE.

What Does The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) Say?

At the foundation’s website here is what I found:

“You can help AAFA in a variety of ways to support our education, advocacy, and research programs. Every contribution is 100% tax deductible. Since 1993, AAFA has been the provider of patient-centered information for the more than 60 million people with asthma and allergies in the United States. Through a gift to AAFA, you can memorialize a person who is no longer with us, or you can celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone to honor a friend or family member who is living with asthma or allergies.”

Why does modern medicine (along with all the other disease related foundations) deal almost exclusively with symptoms when by simply removing the CAUSE, almost all diseases could be eliminated?

My dear friend, do you not realize that if there were no SYMPTOMS for modern medicine to do research on or to treat, or for the foundations to raise money for, there would be no need for most scientists, doctors, and foundations?

Dealing with symptoms provides job security for the scientific community, for the AAFA and for all other disease foundations and societies, as well as doctors, drug companies, insurance companies, governmental health care programs, and all others involved in the so-called “health care” industry.

How Modern Medicine Deals With Asthma

Rather than seeking the CAUSE of asthma and eliminating the CAUSE, as usual, modern medicine treats the SYMPTOMS with drugs. And what drug do they use to treat the symptoms? Asthma inhalers are what most doctors will prescribe for the symptom of asthma.

But research shows that ingredients found in asthma inhalers actually worsen the condition, creating a cycle of dependence on the inhaler.

Asthma inhalers are largely unnecessary in the first place, since nearly every case of asthma can be reversed through simple dietary change.

How To Deal With Asthma and Allergies God’s Way

Simply eliminating the CAUSE of asthma and allergies will usually eliminate the problem! The primary CAUSE of asthma is mucous and allergens contained within the Standard American Diet. And the solution is a 100% plant-based diet.

Yes, the very diet God told mankind to consume in Genesis 1:29.

As a person stops placing into their body the CAUSE of their asthma, and starts nourishing the body as God designed it to be nourished, not only does asthma usually disappear, but so do also almost all other physical and even psychological problems.

You see, the body will almost always heal itself when the CAUSE is eliminated and good nutrition and exercise are provided.

Conclusion

Dealing with the symptoms of disease is costing the American people in excess of $2.7 TRILLION annually in so-called health care costs and is forecast to more than double.

As I have said so many times before, we do not have a health care system in America, but rather a “disease care” system. If we want to eliminate the need for this disease care system, along with the suffering and high costs associated with it, all we need to do is eliminate the CAUSE of physical problems!

That is what we teach here at Hallelujah Acres. Tens-of-thousands have written to tell us that after eliminating the CAUSE of their physical problem and adopting The Hallelujah Diet, a diet patterned after God’s Genesis 1:29 diet, they have seen over 170 different physical problems simply go away.

And these testimonies continue to come in from around the world on a daily basis.(You can read some of these testimonies in the “Mailbag” Section of this Health Tip each week, or click here to see thousands more.)

How Is God’s Wisdom Doing?

As for the contest between the world’s wisdom and God’s wisdom, who do you think won this contest?

As I said last week, I feel like the world’s wisdom is represented by today’s Goliath (the medical and drug industry along with various foundations), but little David (George) using God’s wisdom in these Health Tips is striking a knockout blow.

Click here to write to me and let me know who you think is winning these contests.

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.” (I Corinthians 3:19)

Comments

  1. SimplyRawesome June 21, 2011

    I’ve had asthma since age 6. Growing up, my diet consisted of pancakes or waffles with syrup and hot chocolate for breakfast; cold cut sandwiches on white bread with mayo, a container of milk (blech), coffee cake junior cakes or PB&J sandwich on white bread, chocolate milk, and some desert for lunch. I’d snack on fried potato sticks that came in a bag. Can’t remember the name. Our dinners were standard American fare of cooked meat, potatoes and canned veggie. While watching tv, we munched on potato chips dipped in French Onion Dip and before bed, we’d have a cup of hot chocolate with chocolate chip cookies.

    As I grew older and took my health back into my own hands, I learned a lot about healthy eating. I am now a raw vegan. I am horrified when I think of the copious amount of sugar, wheat and dairy I consumed. I’m even more horrified by how little (if any) living foods we consumed.

    I went high raw in 2004 and got off all asthma meds, but within two weeks could no longer run the wilderness trails at the local park as I’d start wheezing within 1/10 of a mile. I went on Advair. Fast forward six years later and I suddenly have steroid-induced cataracts! I sought the help of my Naturopathic Doctor and he put me on a 30-day juice fast. That was the month of March (okay, so I did 31 days). =)

    Since I was only taking Advair 2x a week, I felt safe going off cold turkey when I started the juice fast. The last time I had Advair was 2.28.11. Since my juice “flush” I have not taken any albuterol nor Advair. My diet consists of primarily raw fruits and veggies, nuts and seeds. I have had no trouble with my asthma UNLESS I cheat and sneak something that has wheat in it. Then I start noticing a constricting of the bronchi.

    Diet is CRUCIAL!! Prayer is CRUCIAL! I have not yet had my eyes checked since my juice flush, but since returning to raw, combined with prayers for healing of my cataracts and asthma, I have noticed a significant improvement in my night driving and a reduction in the glare off of oncoming headlights. Also, as mentioned previously, I have not missed the steroids. Oh, and I even hiked three miles and my lungs did not bother me at all! HALLELUJAH!!

    I’m proud to say that I’m 52 and take no pharmaceuticals whatsoever!! I lift weights almost daily, hike when I have the time and feel FABULOUS!!! At 5’4″ and 120#, I’m in a size 3 jeans and LOVIN’ IT!! =D

  2. carlita41 June 22, 2011

    Praise the Lord! Please pray for my family. Although we do not have asthma, we are beginning to have other health issues. We juiced a lot and went mostly raw a few years ago, but then after our third child slipped back – we don’t eat a lot of junk food, but we do eat a lot of cooked food. Our family thinks we’re crazy just b/c we limit our kids’ sugar! And yet I healed myself of fibromyalgia and my husband got rid of sinus headaches, allergies, and skin problems. Anyway, I have my list ready to load of on healthy stuff today. I need more energy! I’m 48 years old, a little overweight, my ankles are swollen, and I need some energy! My husband’s skin problems are getting worse. Anyway, please, anyone who reads this, please pray for us to be able to get back on track and know how to deal with pressure from others. Thanks!

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