Treating Asthma/Allergies through Nutrition
Diana is looking for guidance and advice for a diet/nutrition makeover to help alleviate symptoms of asthma and allergies. Can you help?
Hi, I'm the mom of a 3 year old boy and 20 month old girl. Last spring, my 3 year old started to show signs of asthma and some allergies. It seemed to last all spring, summer and unitl the end of fall. We did the doctor/inhaler thing, but - when the doctor reccomended steroids - I decided to do some research before we went any further.
In doing so I've come to learn about the use of diet to control the immune's system reaction to allergens. I' ve read lots of good books on natural remedies and they suggest tayloring the child's diets of wheat, gluten, dairy and other trigger foods. I've decided this spring before his allergies and asthma start again, I'm going to make a "big" switch in our diet to see if this helps. It's also used in treating Autism and ADHD (part of the 4 A's including Asthma and Allergies).
Are there any other Mamas out there who are using this nutritional technique? This is going to be a huge change and I could use some tips and support on the subject. I'd love someone who wouldn't mind showing me around the grocery store at some good choices. We eat healthy now, but we will miss the milk and cheeses! Is there a support group out there? Any information would be a big help. Thanks so much!