Asthma is a constriction of the bronchial airways characterized by difficult breathing and wheezing. In susceptible people, asthmatic attacks are often precipitated by exposure to inhalant allergens (e.g., dust, molds, spores, animal dander), foods (e.g., shellfish, chocolate), or drugs (e.g., ASA/aspirin compounds). One piece of vital information: every asthmatic is also hypoglycemic. It is impossible to get an asthmatic attack unless blood sugar levels drop. Diabetics, for example, never get asthma – with one rare exception: those with dysinsulinism (fluctuating blood sugar levels) can get asthma when their blood sugar is too low but never when it is in the diabetic range. [See also “Hypoglycemia”.]
Increasing blood sugar levels to normal (i.e., by eating or drinking something sweet) will stop an asthmatic attack. The “puffer” drugs used to dilate the bronchial tubes also stimulate the adrenal glands to release more glucose from the liver, thus increasing blood sugar levels. If they did not do that, they would not be completely successful in stopping the attack.
The drop in blood sugar that precedes an asthmatic attack can be brought on by consuming a sugary food or beverage, which temporarily raises blood sugar but then causes it to plummet in sensitive individuals. The target organs that make one vulnerable to both allergies and low blood sugar are the adrenal glands. Asthma can be permanently overcome by taking the following three actions: (1) Identify and eliminate all inhalant and food allergens, (2) Follow a hypoglycemic diet, and (3) Support the adrenal glands. [See also “Adrenal Exhaustion”.]
Also see the chapter, “Hypoglycemia”, in NUTRITIONAL SOLUTIONS FOR 88 CONDITIONS (available at Amazon.com)