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My Asthma is back!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 22, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Greetings Paleo Friends, I began paleo about 7 months ago. I love it and it loves me! This is the first winter with no asthma and my inflamed joints are feeling so good. I am sensitive to sheetrock dust and we are doing a bath remodel. I hung in there for several weeks with little response to the dust. But now the elephant is back sitting on my chest...coughing and lots of pressure on chest. I am sticking to Paleo hoping the clean eating will help again. I am just wondering if any of you have any suggestions?
Thanks you so much! Sharon

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 23, 2012
at 07:16 AM

I guess, but lately I've changed my whole mindset from "eliminating the foods I don't tolerate" to "improve my health so I can tolerate other foods". If I take 10k UI of vitamin D3, I can almost eat whatever I want without any issues, except for gluten and PUFA. Chocolate, dairy, pure sugar all cause no issues at all.

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on April 22, 2012
at 10:11 PM

Agreed, except for possibly the dairy. I'm sure this isn't true for everyone (because, well, nothing is...) but for some, dairy makes their asthma worse. This is something I'd experiment with, but watch for a reaction, and if you have one, remove it from your diet.

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on April 22, 2012
at 04:36 PM

My asthma goes together with stress : during exams it's way worse. Ray Peat's diet is currently working really well, especially the salt and the sugar. D3 helps a ton too.

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on April 22, 2012
at 03:57 PM

Yes. When my D3 level dropped bleow 80 ng/ml, my asthma came back. Agree about eliminating the stressor, too. I will still feel my lungs close up if I smell certain chemicals/smoke, etc. Lungs are still an area of sensitivity, even though I don't have daily symptoms anymore.

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B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on April 22, 2012
at 03:52 PM

Calcium, vitamin D3, salt, retinol, adequate protein and sugar should all help. Or, paleo-wise : eat dairy, get lots of sun, eat sea salt, eat liver and eat well-ripened fruit.

As Dragonfly often made clear, vitamin D3 is probably the most important one.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on April 22, 2012
at 03:57 PM

Yes. When my D3 level dropped bleow 80 ng/ml, my asthma came back. Agree about eliminating the stressor, too. I will still feel my lungs close up if I smell certain chemicals/smoke, etc. Lungs are still an area of sensitivity, even though I don't have daily symptoms anymore.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on April 22, 2012
at 04:36 PM

My asthma goes together with stress : during exams it's way worse. Ray Peat's diet is currently working really well, especially the salt and the sugar. D3 helps a ton too.

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on April 22, 2012
at 10:11 PM

Agreed, except for possibly the dairy. I'm sure this isn't true for everyone (because, well, nothing is...) but for some, dairy makes their asthma worse. This is something I'd experiment with, but watch for a reaction, and if you have one, remove it from your diet.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on April 23, 2012
at 07:16 AM

I guess, but lately I've changed my whole mindset from "eliminating the foods I don't tolerate" to "improve my health so I can tolerate other foods". If I take 10k UI of vitamin D3, I can almost eat whatever I want without any issues, except for gluten and PUFA. Chocolate, dairy, pure sugar all cause no issues at all.

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on April 22, 2012
at 04:34 PM

Magnesium is essential to me keeping my asthma at bay. A glass of natural calm very day has kept me feeling great.

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F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

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on April 22, 2012
at 03:24 PM

Speaking from allergy-related asthma experience, you have to eliminate the stressor.

Maybe clean the house real well and keep the door to the bedroom shut...wear a dust mask... might HELP. But probably not going to fix completely. Air cleaning device in bedroom.... there's lots of things that could help some.

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on November 28, 2013
at 05:03 AM

Sometimes....that happened to me too. I have asthma only when I get sick or overexert myself, after not having it for about oh....six years? I don't ever get it any other time. I think it's safe to say that you got it back, but maybe not as bad? Especially if the inhaler worked. Check it out with a doctor mate! Better to go through some tests then to die of an asthma attack. I've been through several asthma attacks; trust me, you don't ever want to go through them.

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on July 02, 2012
at 07:36 AM

I don't know where you live or what grows around you, but I found this spring here in the UK that my asthma came back with a vengeance when the oilseed rape flowered. And here in the UK this year, there was masses of it - you just can;t get away from it. For about a month or more, everywhere there fields of bright yellow with that strong, pungent smell that just sets my lungs off into a spasm and a harsh cough that goes on and on.

The flowers have now gone and my asthma has gradually recovered - but I'd like to be away from the UK next year when it comes out.

Perhaps you are in close proximity to something that triggers a similar effect in your asthma? And if so - it may well start to clear up now that the flowers are over?

I did feel that taking largish doses of fermented cod liver oil eased the problem a little.

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on July 02, 2012
at 05:07 AM

I ran into the same issue, not a lot of clear Asthma information available. Each Asthmatic must find what triggers their symptoms. Some is allergy induced, whereas, some are adrenal function. However, since you're taking Singular, your asthma is allergy induced, same as mine. Through my own studies I found that Asthma is a immune disorder. Your body does not fight bacteria or infection very well. Other diseases are very similar such as Multiple Sclerosis.

Brief Asthma Background: Been taking Albuterol inhaler every 10 days for 25 years. I have had been hospitalized for weeks at a time on multiple occasions.

The paleo diet will clear your mind and help you seek the inner support to change from within. You are addicted to your inhaler. Everytime your chest gets tight you think of your inhaler. I have been there.

The supplements that helped me are:

Magnessium oxide: BRAND: Mag400rx - I dip two pills every 4-6 hrs. It calms the lungs and body. Mullien: Will help you kill bacteria and fungis that sits in the bottom of our lungs. Vitamin C and A: These will help your body cleanse itself of bacteria daily. min 10,000 milligrams per day.

For asthma attacks I use: Badger (Aromatic Chest Rub) I do breathing exercises with beard and chest coated. 3 to 4 mins. and Im great.

Foods: Onions, Garlic, pineapple, ect...

I recommend this book: Prescription for Nutritional Healing. This book has been around for 30 years and updated every so often.

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