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Gluten Free Diet ‘Cures’ Asthma

by Allergy Guy

A gluten free diet can reduce or eliminate asthma symptoms.  It would appear that gluten allergy is very common.  Here’s Jason’s story of how he accidentally discovered how eliminating gluten ‘cured’ his asthma.Hi, I am a 32 year old male, 6’1, 190 pounds, and have had asthma my whole life. I use only albuterol to control it because I really don’t want anything to do with all the meds dr’s constantly try to shove down my throat.

I recently took a new approach to eating. Fresh only fruits and vegetables. Farm fresh meats, all varieties from red, to white, farm fresh eggs, and some dairy. I cut out all processed food, ALL of it! (although cheese could be considered processed). No grains, no sugar (other than non over indulging servings of fruit), no vegetable oils or margarine. Just olive oil and butter from grass fed cows. You get the jist, basically nothing from a jar, can or box. I make it all fresh.

My initial reason for doing this had nothing to do with my asthma, it was to get as far away from the “food” manufacturers are selling us and poisoning us. And, after doing a lot of reading and research, common sense told me that our ancestors ate close to this way, for tens of thousands of years very successfully so why change that.

Within a day, I felt so much better overall. More energy, and alert. My thought process is smoother. My mood is consistent and happy. My skin looks great. I get full uninterrupted sleep where as before I would always wake up, or have trouble falling asleep. I feel full for hours after eating where as before I could eat literally an hour after dinner. The energy from meals keeps me fueled during physical activity in a much better and longer way then when I was completely relying on carbs for fuel. The list can go on and on.

Most importantly my asthma has been non existent. Ive been doing this for two months and have not used my inhaler since. It didn’t even strike me at first that my asthma was gone. I was sitting in bed one night and thought, hmmm, I haven’t used my inhaler in over week, and then another week and another, and now two months! I usually use it at least once a day.  I don’t know exactly what to attribute it to, but I am leaning towards grain, wheat, gluten since they are such major players in every ones diet, nearly every meal I was eating was full of it and totally unnecessary to consume other than satisfaction and taste. Every nutrient in it can be found easily in other foods, and at higher amounts if you want to change the way you eat for the better. I am so happy.

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1 Bob Larkin June 3, 2012 at 09:23

What you’re describing is known as the Paleolithic diet or “paleo” diet and also the “caveman” diet. I loosely follow this diet, but I haven’t completely taken processed foods out yet, although I am getting closer with every processed food that I take out of my diet.

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