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Effectively Treat Asthma with Naturopathic Medicine – Dr. Shannon Sinsheimer, ND

Effectively Treat Asthma with Naturopathic Medicine – Dr. Shannon Sinsheimer, ND

Asthma is a problem in the lungs in which
the lungs produce excess mucus, causing a feeling of constriction in the lungs, not
allowing the person to be able to breathe properly or take deep, full breaths. There
are two types of asthma: extrinsic and intrinsic. One is caused by the body’s own immune system
producing excess mucus and lung constriction; the other is a problem when a person breathes
in cold air, breathes in a chemical agent, or exercises too much, causing restriction
within the lungs. Conventional medicine treatments of asthma are typically steroidal or non-steroidal
medications in inhaler form. They can be used on a daily basis to suppress symptoms or only
as needed. Long-term use of steroids can cause muscle weakness, adrenal suppression, weight
gain, and fluid retention. Asthma typically begins early in childhood. Some of the causative
factors include genetics; secondhand smoke exposure during childhood; exposure to environmental
molds, allergens, or pollutants; food sensitivities; multiple antibiotic prescriptions before the
age of one; and multiple vaccines. To diagnose a patient with asthma, I first do a medical
intake of their recent symptoms. I then listen to their lungs for any abnormal sounds that
indicate they are having an asthmatic attack of some sort. I also perform a blood test
to assess for food sensitivities that may be irritating their condition, and I may perform
a stool test to make sure that they’re digesting their food properly. Asthma is a condition
in which the body’s immune system inappropriately responds to the environment, so my goal with
treatment is to control the body’s inappropriate response by introducing anti-inflammatory
nutrients and removing dietary irritants. Dietary irritants include diary, wheat, gluten-containing
foods, soy, eggs, white potatoes, nightshades, red meat, and caffeinated products. So instead
of eating these foods, I ask my patients to instead eat organic green vegetables, fruits,
and whole grains. I also prescribe vitamin C and fish oil for their anti-inflammatory
properties, magnesium to help relax smooth muscle in the bronchial airways, probiotics
to support a healthy digestive system, which in turn helps support healthy immune system.
For patients with ongoing asthma attacks, I’ll prescribe a botanical formula that
can remove excess mucus secretion, open up the airways, and control the asthma attack.
In fact, these botanicals are so powerful, they can eliminate the need for an inhaler.
Asthma is difficult to treat; however, when patients follow my protocol, they have a decreased
number of asthma attacks, decreased severity of those attacks, and rarely do they need
their inhaler.

13 comments on “Effectively Treat Asthma with Naturopathic Medicine – Dr. Shannon Sinsheimer, ND

  1. @nutral84 The herbs are very powerful, and can be harmful if taken in the wrong dose; which is why we didn't name them in the video. A Naturopathic Doctor can do a proper assessment however ad provide the correct dose for your particular situation.

  2. ah, interesting. Red meat, nightshades, white potatoes and coffee.. potatoes nightshades and coffee are part of my daily diet basically.. retabega is to, i could switch intirely to it. ginger tea i've been enjoying, much cheaper. And there are all kinds of meats out there, controversial though some may be :

    I think i'll try this

  3. I've had excellent experience with treating asthma using Vitamin D, B12, Folate, and Omega 3's. Exercise after symptoms have been reduced is also a key component.

  4. I'm investigating top treatment for asthma and discovered an awesome website at Laken chest remedy (look it up on google)

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