Foods to help you minimise the risks of Asthma

There is no doubt that food supplements have proven very supportive and complementary in resisting the risks of asthma and some other disorders in humans, says Akin Chaktty.

These supplements saved the only son of his neighbor in the days when conventional medication failed them in the hands of their doctor.

Now, having been on those supplements over the years, this particular young boy has built up adequate antioxidant nutrients that attack asthma and are as good as forgotten in his family.

He sees him regularly join his mates to play football without the usual resultant rush to the hospital after the game.

Food supplements may not only complement conventional medications, but they may also even support the reduction in the number of medications and hospital visits, and admissions.

My list below is by no means prescriptive and at no time should asthma patients stop their medication without the advice of their doctors but these supplements have definn themselves borne out of both scientific and clinical research. These supplements include:

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Flaxseed and flaxseed oil is one of the most potent sources of essential fatty acids (EFAs).

They are cost-effective nutrients for the production of anti-inflammatory prostaglandins so needed by both adults and children who suffer from asthma.

Whether the ground flaxseeds (also very potent to combat prostate and colon cancer) or the flax oil itself, I advise that you buy one that is rich in lignum. An alternative to flax oil is primrose oil.


Quercetin is a powerful bioflavonoid that’s very potent against chronic inflammatory changes. It also has an antihistamine effect.

Quercetin is made even more potent when it is combined with vitamin C and Bromelain, a naturally occurring enzyme found in pineapple.


Vitamin C is the commonest, easily ava,ilable and cheap antioxidant an asthma patient should always be on regularly. 

It is wise to give a child a tablet of 250-500mg of vitamin C before going out for play. Attacks of asthma can be prevented!

I advise you to choose vitamin C from natural sources. Where you can afford it, ask for ascorbate vitamin C; this is natural vitamin C that contains both bioflavonoids and minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, and manganese.


The grape seed extract is by far one of the most potent antioxidants ever known. They are 20 times more potent than vitamin C and 50 times more potent than vitamin E. Grapeseed will resist Oxidative Stress effectively.


Vitamin E and B complexes are needed by asthma patients. Sometimes, it may be better to get these vitamins in combination with other nutrients in a potent multivitamin food supplement made from natural sources.

Look for something that is specific for children if the patient is a child. Let it be natural and organic!

Synthetic products do not provide the same protection. In addition to the complex of vitamin B, I suggest an asthma patient should take regular extra doses of vitamin B6 and B12. 

Vitamin D3 should also be part of the content of the multivitamin.


Certain minerals should form a major part of what an asthma patient takes regularly. Chief among them is magnesium especially as magnesium malate may be preferred.

Magnesium is commonly found or sold in combination with calcium. A good supplement will have calcium/magnesium in a 2:1 ratio.


One can not stop mentioning DMG, it has proven itself a versatile nutrient for everyone. 

It is an antioxidant, immune enhancer, anti-stress, an anti-inflammatory nutrient that makes oxygen more available to the tissues. Regular intake is required to see results.


This amino sugar commonly known for its healing effect on arithmetic is actually very important for people with asthma because it regulates mucous secretions of the respiratory system. It also has other good effects on the digestive system.

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Just to mention a few nutrients beneficial to asthma patients. Among the herbs are Ginkgo Biloba, Licorice, Goldenseal, Horsetail, Slippery elm bark, and Echinacea.

They are better taken when found in a scientifically formulated product like MARIAN DINA.

Among the naturally occurring substances is METHYL SULFONYL METHANE (MSM), which also has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy properties.

It also controls mucous secretions. Food supplements could keep asthma at bay. It has been clinically proven and you too can benefit.

Remember to avoid fried food and junk food. An asthma patient should try to avoid stuffy places and places where smoke has polluted the air, Carpets should be removed, Bedding need to be changed frequently and after washing, properly ironed to kill anisms. Make your antioxidant nutrition Paramount.

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