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Asthma, a condition that strikes the small air passages of the lungs in episodes called asthma attacks, affects the lives of many people in this country.

Asthma attacks occur when smooth muscle cells clamp down on air passages, closing them off. This makes it much harder to get air in and out of the lungs, leading to wheezing and difficulty breathing. If the attack continues, the patient may pass out or even die from suffocation.

Although asthma patients may be symptom-free between attacks, they must live with the fear that another asthma attack may happen at any time. Fortunately, healthy food choices can help reduce attacks and alleviate symptoms caused by this debilitating condition.

Foods that May Heal Asthma

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  • Organically grown fruits and vegetables
  • Cold water fish including cod, salmon, mackerel, herring and halibut
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Flax seeds
  • Rosemary, ginger and turmeric
Eliminate milk and other dairy products which have been most commonly cited as increasing the severity of asthmatic symptom.

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