How to Naturally Treat Asthma

Hey, guys, Dr. Axe here, founder of and Doctor of Functional Medicine. In this video, I’m going to share.

Hey, guys, Dr. Axe here, founder of
and Doctor of Functional Medicine. In this video, I’m going to share with you the top
herbs and supplements and diet to naturally treat asthma. If you’ve ever struggled with
asthma, you know that it can be really a debilitating condition. It can really affect your life
in many different ways. People can really sort of live in fear of having that asthma
attack. But I will tell you this, that there are some things you can do that can really
help eliminate asthma by about 99%, if you follow the steps that I lay out for you in
this video. The first thing you want to do if you have
asthma is take a good look at your diet and eliminate foods that cause food sensitivities
and foods that really cause your body to produce more phlegm. So food sensitivities, the most
common ones include things like wheat products or grains. Any type of grain, for the most
part, especially gluten-containing grains, those can cause food sensitivities. Dairy
products, especially because of A1 casein, found in a lot of conventional dairy, that
can cause food sensitivities. Also things like soy and corn and peanuts, those can cause
food sensitivities. You may even go and get a testing done to
get an IgG and an IgE antibody test done, to see what foods you’re reacting to. It’s
something that most doctors can do, especially a doctor of functional medicine. You can go
see them, and they can lay out this test for you. Or in fact, you can even look up IgG
test online on Google, and you can actually find a test and take it at home and get your
results back in a couple of days. So number one, know your food sensitivities. Number two, eliminate foods that cause phlegm
buildup, especially sugar, excess sugar consumption, along with dairy, and then even things like
bananas. Those things are phlegm producing. Eliminate those from your diet. Now, the diet that you want to follow to help
eliminate any type of phlegm and help reduce asthma symptoms is going to be a diet that’s
going to be high in vegetables, fruits, easily digestible protein, and omega-3 fatty acids.
So vegetables and fruits, the reason they’re beneficial, they’re not going to cause you
to produce phlegm. Also, they’re high in enzymes and phytonutrients, which help eliminate phlegm
and really open up your airways, and they reduce inflammation. Especially, citrus fruits
are great. Pineapple is great. But again, loading up on the vegetables and fruits should
be the core of your diet. The next thing would be think warm foods like
bone broth soup. Those warming foods help open up your capillaries. They are very easy
to digest. So a big bone broth soup is an ideal meal for somebody. Bone broth soup is
great because bone broth contains amino acids of proline and glycine, and glycine really
helps support the liver, also supports the lungs, helps open up those airways. So again,
if you’ve ever heard chicken soup is good for the soul or chicken soup is good when
you’re sick, the reason being is when you’re sick, think about it, you’ve got congested
sinuses, bronchitis, and congested chest, and bone broth helps open up those airways.
So a bone broth soup on a regular basis should also be at the core of your diet. And last, but not least, omega-3 fatty-acid-rich
foods, chia seeds, flax seeds, grass-fed beef, wild-caught fish, getting more omega-3 reduces
inflammation and can definitely help asthma. Now, the top supplements you want to consider,
if you really want to support your body in healing asthma, are going to be quercetin
is one of the best. Quercetin is found in citrus fruits, so adding in oranges and grapefruit
and lemon and those sort of fruits into your diet, a great place to start with asthma typically. Also, the supplement bromelain, bromelain
actually does come from the core of a pineapple, so consuming some pineapple, you’re going
to get some bromelain. Or you can take a bromelain supplement. There’s also a supplement combination that’s
powerful, effective at treating asthma, and that’s a combo of N-acetyl-L-cysteine and
vitamin C. N-acetyl-L-cysteine, or NAC, is the precursor to glutathione, and glutathione
is an antioxidant that really helps support respiration and detoxification of your lungs.
So N-acetyl-L-cysteine, typically about 500 milligrams, with vitamin C, that combination
of NAC with vitamin C is a powerful combination at actually helping heal asthma. And then last thing I want to mention here
with asthma is also taking essential oils that can support the airways. If you are having
asthma issues, sometimes taking a mixture of peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil can be
beneficial. But you always want to test it on your body first because for most people,
it helps open up their lungs, but I know sometimes people with asthma, they tend to react to
different things. And that’s a similar thing with the citrus fruit. I mentioned that quercetin
is amazing, typically, for people with asthma, but again, if you’re sensitive to something,
you obviously do not want to use that if you have asthma. But again, if you can follow those tips, I
guarantee you’re going to see great results in relieving your asthma. If you want to learn
more about natural asthma treatments, cures, and remedies, make sure to check out the Dr.
Axe website. Just search asthma. That’s Also, hey, make sure you subscribe here to
our YouTube page. I’ve got a lot more videos coming out on natural cures using food as
medicine. Hey, guys, this has been Dr. Axe. Thanks for watching.

34 thoughts on “How to Naturally Treat Asthma”

  1. Please please please try swimming. The breaststroke and backstroke are the best. They help to regulate and control your breathing. I have asthma and swim 5 x a day for 1 Mile. You don’t have to be idle anymore. Join a gym and if they have an outdoor pool all the better.

  2. 4:26 “Essential Oils”? LOL! Any “Doctor” that suggest “essential oils” is obviously not a MEDICAL doctor (MD).

  3. My kids are on lots of asthma medication for mild asthma… montekulast brown inhaler etc… and they are constantly at the doctors with infections. I have said to my doctor the medication does not seem to be working and making them worse but they say keep taking it. My gut tells me this isn’t helping them. They get headaches stomach aches tiredness they catch every bug going and have been on numerous antibiotics and steroids this year… any advice anyone 💖

  4. My friend got rid of asthma. It took 2 years. He started playing floorball. So he had training four times a week. Now he's thin and healthy.
    Both options (diet or excercise) is too much for me. My healthy diet conclude almost everything what's wrong (dairy, banana, etc.) and I can't excercise that much. When I lost weight I had been upset even with excercising three times a week.

  5. I'm 51 and dont have flem issues, breathing issues happens after I eat, BUT I burp a couple times I get instant relief, but I dont alway burp and I end up using my inhalers to breath better. Any idea's what to take to help my food go down better, because I think this is the issue even though I had asthma since I was 8…..I'm not so sure that's what it is now.

  6. Everybody's asthma is different and triggered and soothed by different things. This guy is trying to sell something – probably supplements.

  7. Medical treatment of asthma has for decades meant more asthma (asthma paradox) and yoga is more relevant. Medical treatment is self-defeating.

    I suffered through taking asthma medication for some time and am now decidedly more healthy after curing my asthma. So search for “breathe through the nose weitzberg” to find instructions and a more scientific account of asthma than that of doctors leaving the cause of asthma unexplained. A crucial point about curing asthma is developing normal belly breathing.

  8. Minty gum , coldness , and dairy things trigger my asthma. I’m 14 and I had asthma from age 7 to about 10 then it went away . & now it’s back and I can’t take it . I’m taking prednisone

  9. What about Arginine, does it help with Asthma? Whan natural healer told me to try 4 g of Arginine for Asthma treatment, but I am not sure.

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