Asthma in Children
Asthma is increasing world-wide and higher numbers of deaths from asthma in
affluent countries worry authorities. The Center for Disease Control in Canada
reported a threefold increase of asthmatic deaths over 20 years, mostly in
teenagers and young adults.
Here are basic ideas about asthma causes and treatment:
- Asthma is allergy until proven otherwise.
- Allergy comes from airborne and food sources.
- Solve asthma by improving air quality
- Solve food allergy by doing diet revision.
- Use drugs if avoidance measures fail.
The three basic treatment choices are:
- Remove the Cause of Asthma
- Treat the symptoms
- Alter the host to be more tolerate of the causes
Food Sources Food allergy can cause both immediate and delayed patterns of
asthma. Immediate food reactions can cause sudden, dramatic and life-threatening
asthma is one of the consequences of anaphylactic reactions to food. Delayed
patterns of food allergy can cause chronic asthma and/or bronchitis and are
among the most neglected causes of chronic "intrinsic" asthma.
More About Food Sources
Infection: Every child every year will have one or more viral infections
of the respiratory tract. Most are mild and short-lived. Some children develop
breathing difficulties with wheezing during a viral infection and may need
hospitalization. More about Infection and Reparatory Diseases
Remove the original cause
Consider asthma to be an allergic disease and look at the air and food
supplies for the triggers of asthma. Here is a simple problem-solving approach:
If asthmatic, then
- Stop all smoking and association with smokers
- Stop all use of volatile chemicals
- If attacks of asthma are intermittent and related to airborne exposures then
avoid the exposure or wear
air-purifying filters when exposed and/or use preventive medications
- If asthma attacks are seasonal and related to plant cycles, then get allergy
tests and consider using preventive medication. If pollen allergy is the main
and only cause of asthma, consider immunotherapy.
- If asthma is chronic and tends to occur in all seasons and is not related to
airborne exposure, then consider delayed pattern food allergy as the cause and
do diet revision using the Alpha Nutrition
You can order the children's starter pack the includes the program, the book,
Feeding Children and a small jar of Alpha ENF to try.
More About Air Sources
A comprehensive management plan will include solving the food allergy
problem, solving airborne allergy and toxicity, and providing the right
medication, at the right doses and at the right time when preventive efforts
fail. The most serious airborne problems at home are cigarette smoke, dust,
molds, and house dust mites.
It is always necessary to correct food problems by complete diet revision
using the the Alpha Nutrition Program. A children's rescue starter pack combines
this program with the book Feeding Children with a 500 Gram jar of Alpha ENF,
our complete nutrition, food replacement formula. You can try the Alpha ENF.
Find out if your child will accept the formula in juice so that his
or her nutrition can be safely supplemented. Then decide when you are ready to
Food allergy and asthma is discussed in the book, Feeding Children.
Children Rescue Starter Pack.
- The Helping Children Website was developed by Alpha Education, a division
of Environmed Research Inc. Sechelt, B.C., Canada. Online Since 1995. Experts in
Self-Managed Care. Experts in Elemental Nutrient Formulas. The topics online
were adapted from 2 books, Feeding Children and Children and Family, written by
Stephen Gislason MD.
The latest editions
are available as 2016 revisions. The Alpha Nutrition Program
is required reading when diet revision is required to solve children's diseases. Alpha Nutrition is a registered
trademark of Environmed Research Inc.
The Book Feeding Children by
is a guide for parents when children are not doing well and need diet revision.
Infant feeding and proper nutrition for growing children are discussed. The book
discusses health problems that arise from the wrong food choices. The solution
is found in the Alpha Nutrition Program, a standard method of diet revision.
There are many conditions that improve with diet revision. Each condition is
described in the book.
Children, Adolescents and the Family
is a book for parents, teachers and other professionals by Stephen Gislason MD.
The book is available in print form and as a PDF file for download. Click the
links to the left to read some topics from the book.
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