Asthma is a disease that involves the respiratory system where the airways constrict, become inflamed and become congested with excessive amounts of mucus. Asthma is characterised by wheezing that is caused by spasm of the bronchials’ or through inflammation or excessive mucus production. Factors that can contribute to asthma include sensitivities to food, poor digestive health, poor toxin clearance by the liver and bowel, or a history of constipation. Some triggers that can lead to an asthma attack include food additives, food flavourings, preservatives (sulfates and nitrates), caffeine, passive smoking, dust mites, household mould and pollen.
Supplements such as Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C has been found to reduce asthma symptoms. Support for the immune system can also reduce the inflammatory response against the common triggers and can decrease the duration and severity of the symptoms of asthma.