(Natural News) Asthma is a debilitating condition; it affects some 25 million people in the United States alone and estimates suggest that at least 7 million of those people are children. For many asthma sufferers, it is a struggle to keep their condition under control — and the pharmaceutical and medical industries fail to provide them with real solutions that would actually benefit their health.
As a recent study has shown, mainstream medicine would rather see patients quadruple their dose of asthma medication to “solve” their health problems.
More medicine isn’t a ‘cure,’ it’s a sham
New research from the University of Nottingham in the UK makes a startling recommendation: Patients experiencing severe or worsening asthma should try self-administering a massive dose of medication, four times their usual amount. In other words, if Big Pharma’s medicine is ineffective, maybe you should just try taking more of it — instead of asking your doctor why the medicine isn’t helping.
As sources note, past research has shown that doubling your medication does not help to reduce the frequency or severity of asthma attacks. If doubling and tripling your meds doesn’t work, why not try quadrupling it? What could go wrong? According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute here in the U.S., corticosteroids (the most common treatment for asthma) can cause cataracts and osteoporosis when used as intended.
What will happen when people are taking four times the recommended dose?
For many people, the notion that more medicine is always the answer simply isn’t good enough. Natural News has reported on multiple “alternative” treatments that can successfully reduce the frequency and severity of asthma symptoms.
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Research shows probiotics and lifestyle changes can give relief to asthma patients
Just last month, a shocking study revealed that probiotics can help put the kibosh on asthma symptoms, and maybe even stop it from developing. While probiotics are highly regarded for their benefits in the digestive system, budding research has shown that these friendly bacteria can yield positive effects throughout the body.
As writer Jessica Dolores reported:
One such study focused on infants at high risk for asthma. Researchers wanted to find out if probiotics could help bring down the incidence of asthma in babies. They studied gut mirobiota maturation in one-year-old babies at high risk for asthma and studied whether giving them Lactobacillus probiotics will improve their health.
The infants’ stool samples were collected and the provision of probiotics was random. Six months after, the infants developed anti-inflammatory fatty acids which prevent asthma and the tendency to develop allergic reactions.
In addition to probiotics, research has shown that many people find success at reducing or curing their asthma with diet and lifestyle changes. Last year, scientists found that working out three times a week and following a low-sugar diet cut asthma symptoms by 50 percent — and this enormous success was accomplished within just two months of implementation.
Lead study author Dr. Louise Toennesen reportedly commented, “Our study suggests that non-obese asthma patients can safely take part in well-planned, high-intensity exercise. It also shows that exercise combined with a healthy diet can help patients control their asthma symptoms and enjoy a better quality of life…”
“Our research suggests that people with asthma should be encouraged to eat a healthy diet and to take part in physical activity,” Dr. Toennesen added.
One man even managed to cure his asthma with a plant-based diet and more physical activity. And yet, government-run “health” agencies like the National Institutes of Health barely touch on the importance of diet and exercise for asthma management. Why are Big Pharma’s drugs considered the first line of defense, and why aren’t more patients being empowered to take control of their own health?
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