Dear Health-Savvy friend,
One a day keeps asthma away...
by Christine O'Brien, Nutrition & Healing, US
You know the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." Well, when it comes to keeping asthma away, the same basic principle applies. Only instead of an apple, the prevention comes from another favourite fruit.
Now, the mainstream would have you believe that the best way to fight asthma is to tote around an inhaler, packed full of drugs that could actually increase the risk of an asthma attack.
And of course there's barely ever any mention of prevention.
A recent study at the Imperial College of London found that children who ate just one banana per day were more than one-third less likely to develop breathing problems and asthma symptoms than kids who didn't munch on bananas daily.
I talk a lot about the power of food - something the mainstream just doesn't seem to get. It boils down to another old saying: "You are what you eat."
Consuming bananas early in life has also been linked to a lower risk of childhood leukaemia.
Back to asthma, other studies have shown that even just one burger a week can increase the risk of asthma in kids.
Another trial also found that bromelain, the enzyme in pineapple, could reduce the inflammation that comes with asthma.
Now, for full disclosure: The research on bananas and asthma was supported by Dole. So, there's a certain amount of banana-pushing going on there, I'm sure. Still, the results are pretty compelling - and there are worse things to push on people than bananas, right?
Back in the 19th century, an amazing health secret was discovered deep in a Polish mine...
It has since helped thousands of people to breathe more easily... Feel more active... And get a good night's sleep.
It turns out the miners had an amazingly LOW incidence of lung disease. Not something you'd expect from that kind of job, right? I mean, these guys laboured deep underground in dirty, dusty, cramped conditions.
But it was true. Almost ALL the miners were free of allergies, asthma, bronchitis and other breathing problems.
How could this be? Find out here...
Controlling excessive sweating...
Question: I have a friend who is desperate to find an answer for continuous sweating on her abdomen and arms. What can she do to stop it?
Dr Wright: A number of factors can cause excessive sweating. But regardless of the cause, there’s one spice that should be able to dam up the flow. Sage has traditionally been used to treat hot flushes and sweating associated with menopause. But in a number of clinical studies, the spice also reduced sweat production in patients with hyperhidrosis, the medical term for excessive sweating. Try taking 1,000 to 1,500mg per day.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Sweating is an involuntary function regulated by the hypothalamus in the brain, part of the autonomic nervous system. Excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, can occur in response to stress, emotion, exercise, or for no apparent reason at all. It can affect one or more parts of the body, the most common areas being the hands, armpits or feet. The exact cause of this condition is still unknown.
Unleashing the Power of food...
Unlike in the West where the focus has been on developing drugs and complicated surgeries, Eastern doctors have always studied the drug-like medicinal effects of food instead. There, doctors categorise and prescribe food much like a Western doctor will prescribe drugs!
The results aren't as immediate as with drugs, but they are incredibly powerful, and very long-lasting.
Eastern doctors have been developing and perfecting this closely-guarded knowledge for 2500 years. They've passed it on from Master to Master. But recently, a renowned 5th generation Master of Chinese Medicine, and an expert chef, Master FaXiang Hou, broke that two thousand year tradition of silence...Read more here...
In the name of good health,