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Probiotics Prevent Asthma

Probiotics Prevent Asthma

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Probiotics prevent asthmaDid you know that probiotics help prevent asthma? It's not one of those immediately obviousconnections, but the more you look into it, the more you'll see why it works.Asthma is often the result of systemic inflammation caused by food allergies. Probiotics, it turns out,can help deal with
food allergies
, calming the inflammation and helping to eliminate many health problems (not just asthma, but also some skin conditions and intestinal disorders as well).Below, we've published a short collection of research quotes about probiotics and asthma, gatheredfrom some of the top health books in the world. Check out what they have to say about the benefits of  probiotics:
Probiotics and asthma
Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood and one of the most commoncauses of school absenteeism. Asthma is inflammation of the bronchial tubes. It causes obstruction of the airway, chest tightness, coughing and wheezing. If probiotics are primarily in the intestinal tract,how would probiotics aid the lungs and help to fight asthma? Remember that probiotics have a greatinfluence on the immune system.The intestinal microflora plays a role in immune system regulation. Probiotics promote healthyintestinal barriers and immune reactions. Lack of probiotics in infants may prevent proper immunematuration leading to allergies. Leaky gut allows allergens through the intestines and promotesallergies. Probiotics appear to prevent and treat certain atopic diseases (asthma, eczema). Eczema can be effectively treated with probiotics. Asthma may be prevented or treated with probiotics.Research shows that both asthma and eczema are linked to abnormal immune responses in newborns.Can probiotics be helpful to children who are at risk of developing allergic diseases such as asthma?Finnish researchers have found that children who were exposed to probiotics around the time of birthwere 40% less likely to develop atopic eczema than children in a placebo group; however, exposure to probiotics did not have any protective effect against asthma. Lactobacillus casei can reduce the rate oeczema in infants, but there has been no word yet on its ability to prevent asthma.If steroids/antibiotics have been taken for some time, probiotics friendly flora is needed for actions to boost your own auto-immune system. It is important to follow a starch-free and dairy-free diet.Drinking 6 large glasses of water per day is also critical. What Is Asthma? Asthma is a range of similar lung diseases that can have a variety of causes. It can be life threatening and so has to be takenvery seriously. When you have asthma, it's important to: 1. Take your asthma seriously. 2. Take your asthma medicines as prescribed.Asthmatics can also benefit from probiotics, because these digestive aids not only reduce theincidence of food reactions, but also help to regulate the immune system, and overcome Th-2skewing. Another dietary measure that can be hugely helpful is taking supplements of essential fattyacids, such as fish oil, borage oil, evening primrose oil, or flaxseed oil. EFAs are potent anti-inflammatories, and several studies indicate that they can help reduce the frequency, intensity, andduration of asthma episodes.He was taken off dairy, and started on various nutritional supplements, including zinc, vitamin C, codliver oil, vitamin E, transfer factor, and probiotics. He responded extremely well to this nutritional and

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