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Ginger Helps Treat Asthma Symptoms

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Another recent study, which was presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference, found that adding ginger compounds to isoproterenol, a type of asthma medication called a beta-agonist, enhanced its bronchodilating effects.

Conventional asthma treatment typically consists of a non-steroidal bronchodilator, an anti-inflammatory agent that you inhale, which causes the smooth muscle cells in your lungs to relax.

This helps to open up your airways. If that doesn’t t work, the next step is typically an inhaled steroid, which is a very potent anti-inflammatory agent.

Part of the explanation for ginger’s benefits for asthma are its potent antioxidant activity, which is attributed to constituents such as gingerols, shogaols and zingerones. It is believed that these compounds have particular anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties similar to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Because ginger enhances bronchodilation, it may provide a much safer alternative, or at least adjunct, to current medications on the market, which is badly needed. While asthma is a serious condition that can be fatal if left untreated, asthma medications themselves carry serious, even lethal side effects.

For example, the common asthma drug Advair contains the long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) salmeterol, which can actually increase the severity of an asthma attack as well as the risk of death from asthma problems.

The drug used in the above-mentioned study, isoproterenol, was also linked to an epidemic of asthma deaths that occurred in the 1960s, whereas conventional asthma treatments have also been found to increase your risk of heart disease, cataracts and osteoporosis, just to name a few of the additional risks.

If you have asthma, I suggest looking into The Buteyko Method, which teaches you how to bring your breathing volume back toward normal or, in other words, to reverse what’s called chronic hyperventilation or chronic overbreathing. When your breathing is normal, you have better oxygenation of tissues and organs.free_2718508

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Fight Thyroid Disease Naturally

Hypothyroidism is one of those conditions that often hovers just beneath the radar. You feel lousy, then get used to dragging yourself around and may not even think it’s important enough to tell your doctor about it. Of course there’s a simple blood test for hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), and treatment—a daily synthetic thyroid replacement hormone pill, or levothyroxine—is fairly straightforward. But in my opinion, thyroid replacement hormone alone usually doesn’t take care of the problem, because it helps patients feel better—but not great. That’s not good enough!canstock5756047

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It’s always the season for cinnamon’s bone building effects

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Here’s a reminder why you should try to include cinnamon in summer cooking with some new ideas, along with a popular blog I first posted in December.

Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years as a healing agent by wisdom-driven cultures. It’s a highly prized food item for not only for flavouring, but for its antioxidant and digestion-enhancing effects, as well as for its ability to lower blood sugar and reduce insulin resistance. Of specific importance to us is the fact that cinnamon reduces bone breakdown and can help prevent osteoporotic bone loss.canstock0935959

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Are Your Grandmother’s Prunes the New Superfood?

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What comes to mind when you hear the word “prunes”? You probably think of one of two things—laxatives or senior citizens. That’s why the prune industry is trying to change the name to “dried plums.” I, for one, match prunes with memories of my grandmother, who always had a box in the kitchen cabinet and a bottle of prune juice in the fridge. But the fact is, prunes are amazingly good for us. They are nutrient-rich…inexpensive…they can satisfy a sweet tooth without the horrid effects of processed sugar…they can even help you get going with a healthy slimming diet. But there’s a lot more to this simple, inexpensive superfood—yes, I said superfood—that could make you healthier and get you thinking about prunes in a whole new way…

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