Researchers find strong evidence linking artificial sweeteners to asthma

Even moderate consumption of fructose and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from soda, fruit drinks and apple juice corresponds to a higher risk of asthma in adults. This is the finding of a recent study by independent researcher Luanne DeChristopher and Katherine Tucker from the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell), published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Their study found that … Continue reading Researchers find strong evidence linking artificial sweeteners to asthma

7 Deadly diseases caused by vitamin D deficiency

A vitamin D deficiency can place you at higher risk for seven life-threatening diseases. Vitamin D is essential for strong bones and overall health. Our bodies naturally synthesize the vitamin when we are exposed to sunlight but we can complement the production by eating the right foods or supplements. Research has shown that a vitamin D deficiency can cause … Continue reading 7 Deadly diseases caused by vitamin D deficiency

This Japanese herbal medicine reduces asthma in patients with upper airway disease

Research has found that traditional medicine could hold the key to managing asthma, especially in patients with upper airway disease. In a study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a team of scientists from Japan revealed that Shin’iseihaito, a herbal medicine traditionally used in Japanese medicine, can potentially reduce the incidence of asthma in … Continue reading This Japanese herbal medicine reduces asthma in patients with upper airway disease

Medicinal mushroom found to be an effective natural treatment for bronchial asthma

The medicinal mushroom called Grifola gargal — better known as gargal — has been used to naturally prevent and treat chronic inflammatory diseases. Now, research has found that it is also an effective remedy for allergic diseases, such as allergic bronchial asthma. The study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, looked at the effect of gargalextract on allergic diseases, particularly allergic … Continue reading Medicinal mushroom found to be an effective natural treatment for bronchial asthma

Clinical trials show that acupuncture is an effective treatment for asthma

According to a review, patients with asthma may soon find relief thanks to a form of alternative medicine called acupuncture. The paper reviewed several clinical trials and outcome studies concerning cases that used acupuncture to treat asthma. It is of note that none of the trials had a large sample size. The authors also encountered problems often … Continue reading Clinical trials show that acupuncture is an effective treatment for asthma

Germ free – the fastest way to get sick: Expert suggests that we’re too clean; lack of germ exposure is weakening our immune systems

We have been waging war with germs for the longest time, it seems. Since we were young, we have been taught that germs are harmful and that we should make sure we are clean all the time. It is a lesson that echoes even today, with the swaths of products that ensure you are spotless … Continue reading Germ free – the fastest way to get sick: Expert suggests that we’re too clean; lack of germ exposure is weakening our immune systems

Probiotics prevent asthma

Did you know that probiotics help prevent asthma? It's not one of those immediately obvious connections, but the more you look into it, the more you'll see why it works. Asthma is often the result of systemic inflammation caused by food allergies. Probiotics, it turns out, can help deal with food allergies, calming the inflammation and … Continue reading Probiotics prevent asthma