I read your facebook post about people with asthma and how they should be dairy free. I feel better after just one week. I also read where you recommend two supplements for asthma which I just started (Coleus Forskholii and N-Acetylcysteine). You are saving my life Suzy. What else? –J.R., Rockwall, Texas
Answer: My answer will set you back about $10 per month. If you have even a flea’s foot-sized interest in health matters, you’ve no doubt heard about the problems associated with too little vitamin D. A deficiency of this powerhouse vitamin has been implicated in just about everything from obesity, heart disease, cancer and international threats to world peace. Okay, I’m exaggerating a little. Today, let’s add yet another health problem to the list of maladies impaled on the lance of this nutritional white knight. Asthma.
Apparently, children reared in cold and humid climates have a higher incidence of asthma than children raised in sunnier climates. Sun provides vitamin D. Spanish researchers, headed by epidemiologist Alberto Arnedo-Pena, published these findings in the 2010 International Journal of Biometeorology. There’s more, results of a study presented in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care found that asthmatics with low vitamin D levels suffered more severe attacks than those with normal levels. Participants with normal D levels also responded better to medication treatment and had better overall lung function.