Asthma Home Remedies
What is asthma anyway? Isn’t it just a name given to symptoms that a lot of people have? Symptoms include…
- Chest tightness
- Shortness of breath
- Rapid breathing
Now, if I have these symptoms, but I never go to the doctor and get diagnosed, do I still have asthma? Isn’t it true that doctors are the “experts” who can bundle up our symptoms and give it a name…and quickly give us the drug to fix it? What if we are our own best doctors, and realize that drugs don’t fix anything, only addict us to them and make things worse? What if we know that drugs just mask the symptoms, and they don’t do anything to fix our “asthma”?
I ask a lot of questions, I know. It has perplexed me how many people jump on drugs faster than they can pronounce them, but when you give them information to actually improve their symptoms, they run. Do you want to know why?
Once we are given a diagnosis, we *just know* that if there was something out there that truly worked, everyone would already be doing it, and nobody would be using the drugs that were created for our disease. Asthma, for instance. EVERYBODY knows that you have to take steroids and carry an inhaler everywhere you go. Right? There must not be any other option since all those other people are doing it. And when those people get sicker, it’s the disease progressing, NOT the medication that they’ve been taking for so many years.
Did you know that you don’t have to HAVE asthma to have an asthma attack? It is possible to be allergic to a pesticide, for instance, react to it with an asthma attack, recover, and go about your life with never another attack? So what is the difference between people who HAVE asthma and those who have an asthma attack?
Let’s go back to the beginning. The only people who HAVE asthma are those who have been diagnosed with it. What if you have some symptoms, but not all? What if your symptoms are very mild? What if they only happen in response to one particular trigger? What if just breathing has become impossible? It’s okay…you ALL have asthma. Right? Are you seeing my point? A doctor sees you, says, “Oh, yes, we have had lots of other people in here with the same symptoms, and we called those symptoms ‘asthma.’ You have asthma!” Doesn’t that make you feel great?!
What if instead, he looked at each of your symptoms, examined the triggers, and found a way to prevent the symptoms? What if all disease was handled like this? Why isn’t it?
Unfortunately, doctors are not taught to figure out what is causing symptoms. They are taught what drugs temporarily get rid of the symptoms. So inventing the disease “asthma” packages up your breathing problems in a nice little box called “asthma” so that the doctor can prescribe you the newest and latest “asthma drugs.”
One thing many people don’t understand is what they are doing to cause their symptoms, mainly because most doctors are ignorant to the many chemicals and toxins we are inundating ourselves with. (Then there are the people with asthma who smoke…I won’t go there.)
To help with asthma and other health problems (including cancer) do the following:
- Use personal care products that do not go overboard with fragrances and other chemicals that do you no good.
- Begin making your own cleaning products. This is imperative. DO NOT CLEAN YOUR HOME WITH COMMERCIALLY PREPARED CLEANING PRODUCTS. EVER. PERIOD.
- Do not use fabric softener. Here is why. Vinegar in a Downy ball works very well. Also, wool dryer balls are awesome!
- Shower in filtered water. Chlorine does more damage inhaled than it does when consumed in water. If you are on well water, there still may be things in your water that you should not be breathing in. Filter it to be sure.
- Get rid of your carpet. Whoever invented carpet should be shot. Well, they are probably already dead, and they probably died from having carpets. Not only does carpet harbor anything and everything, it also outgases fun things like formaldehyde.
- It goes without saying; do not smoke and avoid second-hand smoke like the plague.
- Avoid known allergens as much as possible. (Duh, I know...)
And these are the two most important things; if you ONLY did these two you would probably get rid of your asthma completely. (In order of importance.)
1. Use nutritional supplements. If you have been searching on the internet, you may have come across some people who have had some success with various supplements. Typically, magnesium is mentioned. What most people don’t realize is that the body begins functioning improperly (asthma) when we are not giving it what it needs. Don’t treat your symptoms with a specific supplement. Face the fact that we are all nutritionally deficient in a multitude of vitamins and minerals, and take what the experts have shown you need. We have seen supplements work in 3 year olds, and we have seen them work in adults suffering from asthma for decades. The reason some people say that “vitamins don’t work for asthma” is because they have not taken high quality nutritional supplements. Not all vitamins are adequate, and most don’t have appropriate levels to synergistically work in your body to prevent and get rid of symptoms.
2. Use an Airwise air purifier. Since most attacks and most asthma is caused by environmental toxins or allergens, using an Airwise air purifier helps by removing the toxins and allergens from the air. Sleep with an Airwise in your bedroom, and take it to work (or send it to school with your child). Isn’t it funny how you will spend hundreds of dollars on medication that isn’t working, but right now you are balking at spending the same money on an air purifier because you just *know* it isn’t going to work?! Why not try it? I know from personal experience that it does what it says it does.
No matter how bad your symptoms are, doing all of the above WILL make a difference. Our bodies don't stop functioning because they are deficient in prescription drugs. You need to give your body what it NEEDS to work correctly, not mask the symptoms. Do all of the above, watch your asthma improve, and slowly, with your doctor's approval, begin weaning off of your meds.