Nutritional Therapy for Asthma

Updated at: Jan 13, 2014
Nutritional Therapy for Asthma

Nutritional Therapy for Asthma - Nutritional therapy is based on providing optimal nutrition through a balanced diet. Use the nutrional therpay to treat asthma effectively.

Mallika Singh
Home RemediesWritten by: Mallika SinghPublished at: Dec 26, 2011


Asthma is a clinical condition that causes the airways of the lungs, bronchi, to swell and narrow leading to difficulty in breathing. Asthma is also accompanied by excessive secretion of mucus by the lungs which may also result in cardiac asthma, proven to be fatal. Asthma is a disorder related to hypersensitivity and slight changes in the environment can trigger this condition.


Nutritional therapy is based on providing optimal nutrition via a balanced diet. Owing to the lifestyle and eating habits of the 21st century, consuming a balanced diet on a daily basis is a far fetched possibility. Almost 3% of the US population suffers from asthma and is commonly diagnosed in children below the age of 10 years.

If you are already consuming multivamin and calcium supplements you are on the right track. You can add nutritional supplements to your dietary programme and yield its benefits to prevent asthmatic attacks.


Nutritional Therapy for Asthma includes three main components:

  • Optimum dosage of vitamins and minerals, particularly the one’s which people with asthma are deficient in.
  • Nutrients that strengthen the immune system to help the body fight germs and retain its health to aid in the process or natural wear and tear.
  • Consume nutrients that help control inflammation of the bronchi and ease the process of breathing.

Many people don’t consume enough fruits and vegetables or even fish or meat to read the therapeutic benefits of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory components. Vitamin B, C and E, quercetin, magnesium and carotenes increase nutrient absorption in your body. Botanical nutrition can be obtained through organic teas, vegetables and soups. Onions, licorice root, coleus and garlic have anti-inflammatory and anti allergy properties. Fish oil also supplies the body with required fatty acids. Probiotics are healthy bacteria which reduce inflammation and strengthen the immune system. They fight allergens. Probiotics occur in fermented food items such as yogurt, kimchi and miso.

Work in sync with your doctor to plan and develop your customized nutritional therapy regime which is best suited for your body type. Nutritional therapies can optmise the intake and absorption of nutrient in the body preventing asthma and address nutritional deficiencies.



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