THINGS TO DO

Drink plenty of high quality water

Use air filters in your home

Use hypoallergenic bed clothing to reduce exposure to dust mites & wash them frequently

Relaxation techniques

  • Biofeedback
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Breathing exercises
  • Acupuncture
  • Stress management

Make sure your home is free of any mold or mildew

Proper Exercise program individually customized (even if asthma is exercise-induced)

Proper Diet high in

  • Omega-3 (found in fish)
  • Vegetables (immunity builders)
  • Water
  • WATER
  • WATER

THINGS TO AVOID

Alcohol,soft drinks, chronic use of caffeine, and sugar-containing beverages

Refined, pre-packaged and boxed foods

Food additives, coloring and preservatives (aspartame, dyes, MSG).

Medications that can aggravate asthma symptoms:

  • Aspirin
  • Beta-Blockers (including eye drops)
  • NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)

Excessive REFINED salt intake

Limit the use of carpet, whenever possible

Reduce dietary arachidonic acid (produces leukotrienes and can preceipitate asthma). Found in meat, eggs, shellfish, vegetable oils (omega-6), and dietary fat.

Reduce excess carbohydrate load, especially refined carbohydrates (may increase insulin secretion and inflammation)