Asthma Solved Naturally: The Surprising Underlying Causes and Hundreds of Natural Strategies to Beat Asthma

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Millions of people suffer from asthma, and asthma rates have been going up dramatically in the last few decades, primarily among industrialized nations. What is causing this almost epidemic surge of asthma? Is it as simple as air pollution and allergy triggers? More importantly, can asthma be reversed, and if so, how? Using over a thousand scientific references and clinical reports, "Asthma Solved Naturally" provides the surprising answers to these questions. Rejecting the 'dumbing down' of this condition as often portrayed, the author - a California Naturopath - comprehensively demonstrates the underlying causes of asthma while providing hundreds of clinically and scientifically verified inexpensive natural strategies - some thousands of years old - used successfully to eliminate asthma.

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Chapter One: Asthma Reality Check

  • Toby
  • Martha
  • Who Gets Asthma?
  • Worldwide Asthma Rates are Rising
  • The Condition Called Asthma
  • Asthma is Not a Disease
  • Difficulties in Asthma Diagnosis
  • How Asthma is Diagnosed
  • Diseases Related to Asthmatic Hypersensitivity
  • The Fallacy of Asthma Control
  • The Asthma 'Attack'

Chapter Two: The Physiology of Asthma

  • The Act of Respiration
  • Lung Capacity and Breathing Flow
  • Airway Mucosal Membranes
  • The Respiratory Cilia
  • The Inflamed Airways
  • Airway Hypersensitivity and Remodeling
  • Immune System Overview
  • Non-Specific Immunity
  • Humoral Immunity
  • Cell-Mediated Immunity
  • Probiotic Immunity
  • The Immune Cells
  • The Communicators
  • The Inflammation Mediators
  • The Immunoglobulins
  • The Thymus
  • The Liver
  • The Adrenal Glands
  • The Intestines
  • Probiotics and the Immune System

Chapter Three: Asthma Triggers

  • Insect Endotoxins
  • Animal Dander
  • Dairy Triggers
  • Asthma Triggering Foods and Additives
  • Pollen Triggers
  • Weather Conditions
  • Positive Ions
  • Pharmaceutical Triggers
  • Outdoor Pollution
  • Indoor and Chemical Triggers
  • Multiple Asthma Triggers
  • How do I Know if I Have an Allergy?
  • Strategies to Reduce Trigger Exposure
  • The Role of Trigger Reduction

Chapter Four: The Underlying Causes of Asthma

  • The Canary in the Coal Mine
  • How Important are Genetic Factors?
  • The Role of Obesity
  • Dietary Factors
  • Problems with Processed Foods
  • The GERD Connection: Mucosal Membrane Health
  • Increased Intestinal Permeability
  • Infections
  • How Valid is the Hygiene Hypothesis?
  • Asthma and Probiotic Deficiencies
  • The Role of Air Pollution in Causing Asthma
  • First-, Second- and Third-Hand Smoking
  • Chemical Toxin Overload
  • Breastfeeding
  • C-Sections
  • Dehydration
  • Sun Exposure/Vitamin D
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Breathing Abnormalities
  • Anxiety, Stress and Depression
  • Conclusions on Asthma Causes

Chapter Five: Validated Natural Asthma Strategies

  • Immunotherapy Strategies for Allergic Asthma
  • Herbal Medicine Strategies for Asthma
  • Dietary Strategies
  • Nutritional Supplement Strategies
  • Early Diet Strategies
  • Mucosal Membrane Strategies
  • Probiotic Strategies
  • Hydrotherapy Strategies
  • Detoxification Strategies
  • Sleep Strategies
  • Acupuncture and Acupressure Strategies
  • Exercise Strategies
  • Breathing and Airway Strategies
  • Outdoor Air Pollution Strategies
  • Home Pollution Strategies
  • Work and School Pollution Strategies
  • Liver Strategies
  • Adrenal Strategies
  • Anxiety and Stress Strategies
  • Strategies to Keep Track

Conclusion: Putting it All Together

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