Asthma is on the increase, particularly amongst children. It is an inflammatory condition, like eczema, which affects the lungs causing wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath.
There are many potential triggers such as:
- Cold air, exercise, cigarettes, fumes, chemicals, aspirin and ibruprofen (NSAIDs)
- Allergy to wind-borne pollens, house dust, moulds
- Food intolerances and allergies, which could be to eggs, wheat, cow’s milk, yeast, fish, peanuts, etc
- Liver overload, as a result of low stomach acid and/or thrush, leading to ‘leaky gut syndrome’
- Excess salt
- Deficiency of B vitamins, magnesium and antioxidants
- Stress factors – physical or psychological
By identifying the specific underlying causes in each case of asthma, i.e allergies, stress, food intolerance, vitamin deficiencies etc, we can recommend a suitable approach to asthma nutrition and a beneficial dietary programme. Clients often report a substantial reduction in severity and frequency of attacks after changes to their diet.*
*Disclaimer: The information and advice provided by The Nutritional Therapy Clinic is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Any person suffering from conditions requiring medical attention, or who have symptoms that concern them, should consult a doctor. Testimonials on this site are examples of what we have done for other clients and of what some of our clients have said about us. However, we cannot guarantee the results in any case. Your results may vary and every situation is different. Please see our disclaimer section for further information.
Click here to contact us or call on 0203 907 6848 for a no obligation chat with an expert nutritionist about how nutrition can help asthma. We have client appointments available at our London clinic in Harley Street or by video link.