Asthma prention and treatment

Asthma prevention:

indoor air quality is a concern, as is outdoor air pollution – even a low levels

alcohol caution

minimize dietary alkylphenols, mostly by avoiding seafood

antibiotic caution

apples, more


bleach is a lung irritant – there is other alternatives

boswellia (frankincense)


vitamin C, more

calorie restriction, more

carotene cooked with a bit of fat for best absorption

red, orange, and yellow veggies

avoid cholesterol drugs

cleaner caution

vitamin D, more


Having a dog will lower a child’s risk of asthma, and it need not be hypoallergenic.

fish/flax/chia/walnuts/purslane, more

giving a child 100% fruit juice is inviting asthma

diverse gut microbiota – see the longevity post

minimize inflammation see inflammation below

ma haung

magnesium, more


Molds damage the lung’s protective barrier to spur future asthma attacks

avoid phthalates, more

a plant-based diet

lots of salad (folate)


Be slim: fat can clog lungs and airways.

a vegetarian or (better) vegan (plant-based) diet, more, more


Treating asthma

astaxanthin, ginkgo, and vitamin C

antioxidantrich (plant-based) diet not supplements!

astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)

holy basil aka tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), more

side effects caution

cannabis, more

CBD (in cannabis) may reduce inflammatory cytokines.

boiled carom (Trachyspermum copticum) seeds, inhale

vitamin C + magnesium (best got from diet – not pills)

catechin from green tea, fruits, and cocoa


too much chlorine in swimming pools can aggravate asthma

cinnamon (liver caution)

cloves relieves chest tightness

black cumin (Nigella sativa)

curcumin, more (from turmeric)

vitamin D, more, more, more

question the diagnosis

drumstick tree (Moringa oleifera)

essential oils

intermittent fasting


a high-fiber diet vs. lung inflammation

fish oil but not in the obese

shown by a study of 17 partipants

shown by a study of 4162 partipants

shown by 11 studies of 99,093 partipants

fruits and veggies


ginger (Zingiber officinale)

a combination of Ginkgo biloba leaf extract + astaxanthin + vitamin C rivals ibuprofen (?)

heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB)

hookworms, more?

Too much iron can make asthma more severe.

a ketogenic diet (but don’t go extreme)

lemon scent

avoid cured meats

avoid microwaves

avoid consuming milk, cheese, etc.

mullein (a common weed), and no milk.

nettle root

obesity can exacerbate asthma

a plant-based diet: whole fruits and veggies

a “western diet” is pro-inflammatory – will worsen asthma

pycnogenol (grape seed extract is close and a lot less expensive)


reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)

a low-salt diet

sulforphane – the best source is broccoli sprouts

cooked tomatoes

tiotropium (heart drug)

asthma med caution

By Otto

I am a health enthusiast, engineer, and maker.

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