October 26, 2010

No Dairy for Asthma Sufferers?

Although some people feel that dairy does not have any part in exacerbating asthma, many believe that avoiding dairy, especially if you test positively for a dairy food allergy or intolerance, and avoid dairy, can tremendously reduce asthma symptoms.  Research it for yourself...try it...avoid dairy for a few weeks to a month and keep a symptom journal...just make sure you include foods with calcium... dark leafy greens, nuts, beans (if you are on blood thinning meds make sure not to overdo dark leafy greens or any other food on your moderate/avoid list). Then go back to having dairy and use your symptoms journal once again. You are your best judge of what makes your body feel good! If you are unsure of doing this on your own find a doctor that will help you through the process. Some types of doctors that would be able to help you on this path are a naturopathic doctor, a holistic doctor, a functional medicine doctor, a tradtional chinese medicine doctor. Make sure you check references!

It is probably good to just go for the food intolerance (IgG) blood test then you will also know if any other foods besides dairy are giving you issues as well. See the article below.


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