How A Change In Diet May Alleviate Asthma

 

With the rise of asthma patients, especially in the younger generation, it is becoming of more and more importance to try to find a lasting and effective asthma antidote to deal with the situation.

 

Options may at times seem very little and while parents have only limited control over the environment where they raise their children, there is a personal environmental decision they can make that may dramatically reduce the symptoms their children experience.

 

That perhaps may lie in the change of one’s diet!

 

Just how would one go about doing that?

 

First and foremost, you absolutely have to give up all processed foods and animal products such as meat, milk, eggs and the like from your diet. This is a must and a fact that has been in effect in several programs aimed at correcting respiratory health and finding a lasting asthma antidote such as the “Breath Retaining Program For Asthmatics” developed by the Russian, Dr. Buteyko.

 

Within weeks of adhering to this advice, many a chronic asthmatic have been able to give up the use of ventolin inhalers.

 

Moreover, mucus forming foods tend to all the more worsen an already detrimental situation in your respiratory tract. (Details on Mucus Forming Foods are provided in Chapter 13 of my e-book for your reference and edification.)

 

Other simple steps to curb the effect of Asthma in your life are to:

 

1. Avoid excessive temperature changes.

2. Ensure dust mites are reduced as much as possible in your home

3. Use a humidifier and a heater in the cold seasons.

4. Keep fresh air circulating as much as possible in the home.

 

Though these suggestions may seem unconventional and not the common ones that one is often told of in the medical fraternity, take it from a former asthma patient, using these tips are perhaps one of the main things that have helped me completely restore my respiratory health and to also prevent any future attacks from occurring.

 

When taking a shower, please ensure to

 

a. Use a shower-filter.

 

b. Use Fragrance-Free, Hypo-Allergenic Shampoos and Facial Bar Soaps (Personally I use Burt’s Bees and Neutrogena Respectively, I’m still in search for a more natural face wash but, hey…)

 

c. Not have the water running directly on your face, for some reason it tends to aggravate breakouts even more. Perhaps because it dries out the skin and in the process of the organ trying to re-lubricate it self, maybe acne tends to be aggravated.

 

 

Hey, they can’t hurt and they could actually help immensely, so you really don’t have much to lose in trying them.

 

Here’s to health.

 

 

 

 

Aje

 

 

 

 

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How To Get Toned Abs Like Usher

 

It’s safe to say perhaps no muscle group shows off fitness and results of exercising like a set of defined abs. It may be cold now, but come summertime; everyone loves to bear their mid-sections for the world to see the fruits of their labor at doing crunches, the ab-wheel or whatever ab-exercises they have been doing for months.

 

However, achieving such chiseled abs does come from dedicated work and sacrifice as attaining a ‘6-pack’ is perhaps one of the most difficult things to do.

 

The top reasons people become frustrated from working on the abs may be due to any of the following reasons.

 

-Working only part of the abdominal section

-Poor breathing and improper form

-Lack of aerobics

-Poor dieting

 

But don’t despair, fabulous abs are within your reach. All it takes is desire and the right kind of hard work, which includes:

 

* exercising all areas of your abs,

 

* breathing through the exercise while executing it properly,

 

* adding aerobics to your workout program,

 

* and implementing a properly balanced diet program.

 

Let’s go over a personal routine of workouts for toned abs that I implement.

 

1. 20-Unlimited reps (I do a personal 70+ reps in one shot in the mornings) of the Ab-wheel roll out from the knees.

 

Using the ab roller, start on the floor on all your hands and knees. Hold the ab roller in your hands while in this position. Slowly roll the ab roller foreward, stretching your body into a straight position. Go down as far as you can without touching the floor with your body. Pause for 2-3 seconds and pull yourself back to the starting position. Repeat for the desired number of reps. Go slow and do not touch the ground!

 

2. 30 Crunches.

 

3. Bent-Knee Hip Raise

4. Good ol’ burpees

4. Aerobic Exercise for 20-30 Minutes. (Best choice for me is jogging)

 

Now, some other exercises do come in as being very handy as upper body builders and toners, and although they are targeted for the arms, back and other regions by most people that do them, they do come in as extremely handy for toning the abs as a side-benefit.

 

They include:

 

1. The gorilla chin/up

2. Pull Ups

3. Hindu Push Ups

4. Regular Push Ups.

 

Now, as I told a female friend who said she needed to lose some weight while patting her belly, suffice it to say that not only for the sake of the efficiency of exercises for good looking abdominal muscles, BUT for overall health, a balanced and healthy diet is of a great necessity and is one of the suggestions for ab workouts that cannot be overlooked.

 

So there you have it, some tips to get your own 6-pack….with the added benefits of a toned and strengthened upper body and-improved health.

 

In Friendship,

 

 

How To Use a Natural Remedy For Asthma

 

Tips on a Natural Substitute for an Asthma Remedy

 

Ask any successful person and they will tell you this truth, if one way of doing things seems not to work, the instinctive step is to find an alternative.

 

This truth applies to even alleviating diseases and health challenges.

 

Now, the accepted belief is that for asthma, there is no cure.

 

Perhaps that applies in the medical fraternity, however, the pioneers and practitioners of Naturopathy believe that 99.9% OF ALL DISEASES ARE A RESULT OF CONSTIPATION, A CLOGGING UP OF THE BODILY TISSUES!

 

This can manifest itself in a number of ways as the body attempts to rid itself of these encumbrances. Even healers of the Medical Fraternity have accepted that disease is a result of foreign matter in the body, brought about mostly by what we consume.

 

“You are what you eat” is a radical statement that says so much in so little and thus should not be taken lightly especially in regards to seeking a drug-free, effective and inartificial substitute for an asthma remedy.

 

With that in mind, make a change in your diet by eliminating all processed foods and animal products such as meat, milk, eggs and the like from your diet. Within weeks of adhering to this advice, many a chronic asthmatic has been able to give up the use of ventolin inhalers as is evidenced in the “Breath Retaining Program For Asthmatics” developed by the Russian, Dr. Buteyko.

 

You will do much better to look into eating a diet comprised mainly of fruits, fruit vegetables, roots, leafy-vegetables and the occasional use of whole grains such as Brown rice (soaked for 6-24 hours before cooking), quinoa, millet, amaranth etc.

 

Moreover, from my own experience, DO NOT CONSUME LIQUIDS WITH YOUR MEALS AT ANY TIME; as this inhibits digestion by diluting the necessary juices in your stomach designated for that purpose.

 

Furthermore, to correct problems and hindrances with breathing and respiration, you can look into breathing exercises as featured in Yoga classes and now with the presence of the internet, such practices are even available for free all over.

 

 

When taking a shower, please ensure to

 

a. Use a shower-filter.

 

b. Use Fragrance-Free, Hypo-Allergenic Shampoos and Facial Bar Soaps (Personally I use Burt’s Bees and Neutrogena Respectively, I’m still in search for a more natural face wash but, hey…)

 

c. Not have the water running directly on your face, for some reason it tends to aggravate breakouts even more. Perhaps because it dries out the skin and in the process of the organ trying to re-lubricate it self, maybe acne tends to be aggravated.

 

 

 

Here’s a sample you can practice with:

 

1. Inhalation-Exhalation

 

-Either laying flat on a bed or sitting erect commence to breathing deeply (emphasis on the method outlined in Test #1) using a stop-watch or metronome to keep track of the time. The desired ratio here is 1:2. Minimum time for inhalation should be 4 seconds gradually building up to 16. (With the time for exhalation now being 8 seconds gradually building up to 32) consciously perform this exhilarating exercise for several weeks.

 

2. Inhalation-Retention-Exhalation

 

 

-When you are properly established in exercise #1 the next stage included is retention. In ancient yogic texts, the required ratio would be 1:4:2 (inhalation, retention and exhalation) The minimum schedule again for this exercise is 4 seconds, gradually building up to a maximum of 16 seconds (inhalation that is) Practice this for several days or weeks till you master it and it becomes second nature. (Always perform this and any other exercises on an empty stomach.)

 

As suggested in some other articles I’ve written on this subject, you could do well to look into simple bodyweight exercises like Yoga, Pilates, Mild Calisthenics and the like to re-build your endurance and also help with the detoxifying process of the afore-mentioned diet for handling asthma symptoms.

 

No one is saying that things will change overnight or that you all of a sudden should forego medical attention to your health, but the point being driven herewith is that if you have been having little or no success in handling this respiratory disorder and are now seeking an alternative, then these steps above wouldn’t hurt…and could possibly help a lot.

 

To Health

 

 

Aje

 

 

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