Treating Asthma Without Medication Requires Knowledge
Treating asthma without medication is a personal decision that should be based on knowledge and research.
Asthma Falls Into A Category Of Illnesses Called “Inflammatory Diseases.”
Treating asthma with traditional medicine, targets treatment to shut off inflammation, i.e, taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines like Advil, Motrin, and inhalers, other immune-suppressing steroids, and powerful antibiotics.
Traditional medicine classifies symptoms as diseases and treats the disease by treating the symptoms. While these treatments can tame the symptoms in the short term, they don’t address the root cause. Over time the body can build up toxins to these types of treatments.
Treating asthma without medication and with Functional Medicine can offer unique benefits. Functional Medicine focuses on the long term and less on the short-term disease classification. FM treats the systems affected by the symptoms.
There is plenty of research linking allergens, infections, environmental toxins, inflammatory diets, and stresses that contribute to inflammatory conditions like Asthma. Chronic conditions like asthma are classified as autoimmune disorders.
Your Immune System Is Your Body’s Protection Against Invaders.
When your body is fighting an infection, allergy, or environmental toxin, it can become confused. Invaders are foreign tissue that resembles the bodily tissue, a process called molecular mimicry. When this occurs, your immune system begins attacking your own tissue, resulting in inflammation. These types of inflammation can manifest in a number of ways, including asthma.
Treating Asthma Without Medication Requires Testing
Long terms ways for treating asthma, autoimmune diseases and inflammation without medication is to determine the root cause of the problem.
Treatment Tips: Functional Medicine steps: (listed in order of effectiveness)
1. Always consult with the help of a doctor:
– Check for hidden infections like yeast, viruses, bacteria, Lyme, etc. and treat them. These infections can affect asthma by reducing the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut. Your gut controls 60% of your immune response and is the first step to healing inflammation.
– Check for hidden food allergens with IgG food testing or an elimination diet. IgG is a blood test used to identify both food allergies that have an immediate reaction and those that have a more delayed or subtle reaction. An example of a delayed food reaction would be eating eggs on Monday and getting a migraine headache on Wednesday.
– Get tested for celiac disease with a blood test that any doctor can do. Celiac disease and gluten allergies can cause hundreds of symptoms, diseases and conditions, including asthma.
– Get checked for heavy metal toxicity. Environmental exposure to mercury and other metals can cause autoimmunity.
2. If possible fix your gut.
3. Improve your diet by reducing processed foods, artificial flavorings, chemicals, sweeteners and food dyes. These types of foods interfere with the hormones that decrease inflammation and empower the hormones that promote it. You can also work with a health coach or nutritionist to determine the best way to transition to an anti-inflammatory diet. There are a lot of great businesses that can help you build an anti-inflammatory diet.
4. Use nutrients such as fish oil, vitamin C, vitamin D, and probiotics to help calm your immune response naturally.
5. Exercise regularly. Exercise is a creative, fun, and natural anti-inflammatory treatment for treating asthma without medication… just don’t overdo it!
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