A deficiency of magnesium can cause asthma and an intravenous shot of magnesium can stop even the most acute asthmatic attack. Researchers at the University of Nottingham Division of Respiratory Medicine found that of 2,633 asthmatics, those whose dietary magnesium intake was above the average 380 mg a day showed significantly improved lung function and less wheezing. A low blood level of magnesium is a factor in causing allergies and asthma in the first place.
The American Journal of Medicine cites numerous clinical trial that showed the benefit of magnesium in treating asthma. A study in The Lancet, a well-respected British medical journal, found that magnesium has an independent, beneficial influence on lung function, airway responsiveness, and wheezing in a general population. This means that getting enough magnesium in the diet can prevent the symptoms that lead to asthma an keep an attack from being life-threatening. Apparently, magnesium helps the body control muscle spasms and is able to smooth the bronchial muscles so they don not contract and close off air.
It is ironic that some of the drugs used to treat asthma can cause magnesium depletion. A Dr. recommends asthmatics on medication take 200-600 mg of supplemental magnesium a day.
One of the recommendation Dr. Gordon made to his patient was that his mother increase the amount of magnesium-rich foods in his diet and give him magnesium I solution. Foods high in magnesium are whole wheat, pumpkin seeds, millet, almonds, Brazil nuts and hazel nuts, dark-green vegetables and molasses.
Because there are so few areas in the body where magnesium is absorbed, a deficiency of stomach acid can cause a magnesium deficiency. Digestive enzyme supplements and a teaspoon of vinegar after eating are ways to help this problem, but to be sure you get your magnesium, take a good, easily absorbable, derived-from-nature magnesium blend in solution.
Children with asthma haven not changed much since 1931, or for that matter since 31 B.C what has changed is our understanding of the problem. Asthma is largely due to allergies.
One of the key categories of foods to avoid are dairy products. Israeli researchers found that when 22 asthma sufferers were taken off milk and related products, 15 responded with dramatic improvement. Then the fortunate 15 were challenged again with dairy products, and five experienced severe asthma attacks.
It is now commonly recommended babies do not drink cow?s milk before the age of one, until their immature digestive systems have had a chance to fully develop. Asthma can be brought on by many causes: fresh paint, perfumes, spray deodorants, cigarette smoke, gasoline or car exhaust fumes; hey, wood, coal or chalk dust; various chemicals such as cleaning solvents, household cleaners and insecticides; pollens and molds, Home humidifiers and air conditioners have been identified as harbors of bronchial-constricting molds. When eliminating offending allergens. Leave no filter unchanged.