Asthma is now the leading cause of disease and disability in children and teens from two to 17 years old. It is increasing in older people (40 years or older) as well. Nearly Ĺ million hospital admissions are for asthma. In the past, asthma was not considered a potentially fatal disease, but the death rate from asthma has increased by 67% from 1979 to 1991. Estimated medical costs are $6.2 billion per year, including $1.1 billion for medicines, $295 million in emergency room visits, and $345 million in lost work time. Corticosteroids, such as Prednisone were originally the drugs of choice for asthma. Then, adrenalin mimics, called beta agonists, appeared on the market, such as Proventil and Ventolin. Beta agonists are available in over-the-counter aerosol canisters, such as Primatene Mist. Although corticosteroids have terrible side effects, including seizures, diabetes, osteoporosis and glaucoma, side effects of the beta agonists are far worse and have been statistically linked to increased deaths among asthmatics due to damage to the heart and lungs.
Causes of asthma include. food or environmental allergies, hypothyroidism, geopathic zones and emotional problems. The enzyme connection to asthma is sugar intolerance. The hormone connection to asthma is hypothyroidism.
Although corticosteroids are the drugs of choice for asthma, they have terrible side effects. They cause osteoporosis, diabetes, seizures and glaucoma. However, beta agonists (adrenalin mimics) are far more lethal, because they cause chronic degeneration of the aorta and sudden death from heart failure, even in very young children. In fact, the asthma death rate doubled when the beta agonists came out even though the number of asthma cases remained the same.
Enzymes for Asthma
- Thera-zyme Rsp (respiratory) -for wheezing, coughing. Dosage 2 - 4 caps 3x/d with or between meals.
- Thera-zyme Kdy (kidney) - for allergic-induced asthma from any source. Dosage: 3 caps between meals 3x/d.
- Thera-zyme PAN (pancreas) - multiple digestive enzyme formula for sugar intolerance, environmental sensitivity and asthma. Dosage: 2 caps with each meal 3x/d.
- Other enzymes are sometimes added to this program, depending on the individualís health history
Thyroid Glandular Nutrition
- Thyroid glandular nutrition: Many health problems including lung problems, heart disease, cancer, gallbladder disease, allergies and mental problems are associated with hypothyroidism. Thyroid nutrition improves the immune system and keeps the organs healthy.
Lagundi Herbal Nutrition
Lagundi: There are many herbs for asthma and lung problems but none like the one I am about to describe to you. In 1996, Lagundi became the eighth herb licensed and registered by the Department of Health in the Philippines. Botanically, Lagundi is in the Verbenaceae family, which contains 75 genera and 1300 species. Lagundiís botanical name is Vitex negundo Linn. Although Lagundi only comes from the Philippines, other varieties of Vitex negundo Linn exist with different applications, names and in different countries. Both the German Government and the Geneva Consul in Switzerland granted silver certificate awards to the Philippine Government for their research and development of Lagundi.
Scientific analyses have shown that Lagundi has anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory effects. These effects help the asthmatic because histamine can constrict the bronchial tubes, and inflammation of mucus membranes can cause wheezing. In addition, Lagundi was found to inhibit leukotriene release. Luekotrienes, like histamine, contribute to constricted breathing and inflammation of the lungs. In double blind studies comparing Lagundi to two prescription medicines, Theophylline (a bronchodilator) and Bromohexine (for cough), lagundiís bronchodilation and antitussive results were virtually identical.
Lagundi comes in capsule and spray form. Use the spray as needed for mild mucous, breathing difficulties or coughing.
Indications for Lagundi: as nutritional support in asthma; bronchitis; pneumonia; cough; mucus; sinusitis; colds and flu; fever and parasites, including tape worms. Dosage: with an active condition, take 3 caps 3x/d. For maintenance, take 1- 2 caps 3x/d. You can open up the caps and make a Lagundi tea. In addition to the caps, there is a Lagundi spray, which is excellent for children and for relieving mucous (clearing the throat) and improving breathing.
Case Histories in Clients who use Lagundi:
The woman who stopped breathing
Margaret was shopping with her husband at a Mall and suddenly a woman wearing heavy perfume walked by. The perfume caused an acute asthma attack and at that time, Margaret had no enzymes with her. Her husband quickly opened up one cap of Lagundi, added it to water and gave it to his wife. She swished it around in her mouth and then swallowed it. In just three minutes, Margaret could breathe. He gave her a second cap. In ten minutes she could walk. She has not been to the emergency room since Lagundi.
The woman who had a bad day
A friend of Margaret came to visit with her three inhalers. A life-long asthmatic, she was having a bad day and could hardly breathe. Margaret quickly gave her two caps of Lagundi. Within five minutes, her friend was breathing more steadily. Within 15 minutes, she had stopped wheezing.
The woman who had a sudden and unexpected attack
I had an acute asthma attack. I took 4 caps of Lagundi and within 10 minutes, I was breathing normally. This stuff is great. KN, Worcester, MA
The client who couldnít breathe or smell
I have asthma and sinusitis. My results with Lagundi were positive. It saved my life. I do not have to use antibiotics or prednisone anymore. AB, Redwood City, California
The woman who had major sinusitis
I really think Lagundi has made a major difference in my overall sinusitis, congestion and general shortness of breath. In addition, my therapistís work indicated that Lagundi was supplying me with minerals my body needed, for support of the immune system and for the body generally. I believe the Lagundi also mitigated the effects of a bad cold I got, just as I started using Lagundi. Using Lagundi twice daily seems to be enough now. If I take too much, I get slightly nauseous. I love the stuff and I hope others have the positive results that I have had. Bless you all and thank you. I am beginning to feel healthy for the first time in many years. PH, Sebastopol, CA
The man who got the flu
I have a friend whom I visited. When I arrived, he was flat on his back, feeling very sick, with a high fever and sore throat. I gave him 3 Lagundi. Within one hour, the fever was gone and he got up and fixed dinner for me. After dinner, I gave him 3 more Lagundi. He continued Lagundi for two more days and the flu never took hold. SM, Cottage Grove, OR
The woman who prevented getting the flu
I woke up one morning with a sore throat feeling like I was coming down with the flu. I didnít want to miss school so I took 3 Lagundi plus SvG (for a sore throat) plus my regular enzymes, which include Kdy, TRMA, as well as Citricidal. I also took come Colostrum Caps. I took these supplements 3 times daily. Never once did I have to lie down and I didnít miss any school. VF, Eugene, OR
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