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Vitamin D for Asthma

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim & Winter Ninivaggi

Vitamin D supplements can cut the risk of serious asthma attacks in half.

A study found that people who suffer with mild to moderate asthma that took Vitamin D supplements along with their normal medicine had fewer attacks then those who did not.

“Asthma attacks cause 185 hospital admissions and three deaths each day in the UK, so this is a major problem for society.”

More than 334 million people are affected by asthma globally living with wheezing, coughing, tightness in the chest and shortness of breath.

The results from this study mainly focused on adult subjects, so more research will be done on the effects for children with asthma.
It is not clear exactly how the vitamin D supplements are helping to reduce asthma attacks, but it is theorized that by boosting the immune system to respiratory infections or the common cold this reduces the triggering of attacks. Vitamin D3 has been shown to protect against 17 kinds of cancer.

Research is also looking at whether the supplements are only helpful in patients who are deficient in vitamin D. And it is not suggested that any patient stop their asthma medicine and replace it with vitamin D supplements. New guidelines recommend Vitamin D3 dosage at 5000 i.u. per day. Xymogen's D3 is soy-free - a common allergen.

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I test children and adults with asthma for elevated lead in the blood and urine in CT. Lead is one of the most common causes of asthma in children and adults. Chelation effectively removes lead in blood and tissue storage.  Effective chelation reverses asthma. We test for immediate, hidden food allergies and environmental allergies in CT.  Labcorp and Quest cover immediate IgE food and environmental allergies. I use ALCAT, Elisa/ACT and Genova for hidden food allergies. I run comprehensive stool profiles to identify deranged gut flora to make pinpoint corrections.  

Second Nature's pediatric patients take Xymogen's HistDao, NAC, OmegaPure Liquid, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin C.  I recommend glycerin-based herbal tinctures from Wise Woman at Emerson Ecologics and RX homeopathic formulas to prevent asthma attacks.  We do cellular drainage to strengthen each child, their lungs and their response to the external environment. I educate parents about asthma triggers and the need for non-toxic household hygiene with reputable air filtration like: I.Q. Air or Blue Air.  

All I.V. therapies - ozone, chelation, I.V. nutrients are MD ordered and supervised and RN administered in NY. Testing is ordered in NYS by MD's and NP's while ND's can order all tests in CT.

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Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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