Hi!my two year old just got out of the hospital after contracting RSV. He was there two nights and is now on oxygen and a nebulizer. We read that some children go on to develop asthma after this sort of thing and his dad has asthma too. I've read that paleo helps with asthma. We are a primal/paleo family. Any tips on how I can help heal my babies lungs with a paleo/primal diet or supplements? Thanks.
asked byWren (45)
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on March 10, 2013
at 02:31 AM
If you're following a proper Paleo/Primal diet at home (e.g. with offal, seaweed, oysters, bone broth etc), and depending how much of this is your kid allowed to eat (ask your doctor), then test your kid via a blood test for various deficiencies or things that could be off. Specifically test your baby for magnesium and D3 deficiency. Asthma usually doesn't show up easily when these elements are in check. After you do the blood test (don't give your baby vitamins off the counter without a doctor's approval), then your doctor can prescribe the correct doses, if needed. Another thing to test (if your doctor can do so), is to search for CoQ10 deficiency. Of course, all this also means no gluten or vegetable oils, at any point. I'd give my kid fruits (especially citrus and berry fruits). I hope you're giving your kid dairy too (your milk, or other, soy-free, good-sourced milk). But ultimately, ask your doctor to do a blood test, and follow his advice. Don't give your kid a bunch of supplements just because someone said so here.
on March 10, 2013
at 03:44 PM
We are paleo-primal as a family. In fact my two year old wont touch grains and much prefers proteins. He drinks cows milk- not raw unfortunately because the only source doe it is way too expensive. He is already on vitamin d but we will ask about magnesium. His pediatrician doesn't understand our way of eating and still prescribes "whole grains and low fat" diet. I just wondered if someone else here helped heal lung damage. Thanks for the response! Appreciate it!