Asthma and Gut Health
Hello Everyone! Did you know that certain nutrients and what you eat make a difference to asthma when consumed regularly? Those bugs in your tummy that I talk about will also play a role in your asthma.
This post explains how this safe and natural anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle may benefit you if you have asthma.
What Is Asthma?
Asthma is a non-communicable disease affecting children and adults. One of the critical components is chronic inflammation of the airways.
According to WHO, 262 million people in 2019 were affected by asthma, and there were 455 000 deaths worldwide.
Asthma has been linked to many things like intestinal permeability, nutrition deficiencies, specific diets, certain exercises, genetics, stress, intense emotions, medication, tobacco smoke, pollution, weather, chemicals, animal hair and skin, pests, disinfectants, and overcleaning, dust, mold, and infections.
Chronic inflammation and disruption in gut health are linked with asthma, which dysregulates the immune system, which many of the above can cause.
Maternal diet and lifestyle and how you were delivered into the world are linked to asthma, too!
How Does Gut Health Affect Asthma?
A healthy gut has 4-5 lbs of diverse bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa (known as microbiota). It produces metabolites that impact metabolic and immune responses and protects against pathogens.
Many factors determine the diversity of the bacteria in your gut. For instance, airway responses can increase with a gastrointestinal tract with more invasive bacteria than protective bacteria. The immune system is compromised, chronic inflammatory respiratory disorders increase, and so on.
In a study on the origin of respiratory diseases in children, Watson et al. (2019) determined that there was always gut dysbiosis (imbalance) with a diagnosis of asthma.
Balanced gut microbiota is imperative to health, considering that 70% of immune cells (Gut-associated Lymphoid Tissue) reside there, and gut lining strength depends on it.
If anything happens to the gut lining (intestinal barrier) and the gut-associated lymphoid tissue, this is when autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disorders may occur. Indeed, asthma has been linked to ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’.
Changes in the gut are linked with altered immune responses and airway homeostasis.
What Is a Good Asthma Diet?
What you eat could impact your asthma. Many foods cause a great disturbance in homeostasis in the body, leading to inflammatory conditions and exacerbating symptoms in diseases like asthma.
As with many inflammatory conditions, like I say, gut-healthy nutrients in Eat Burn Sleep’s anti-inflammatory diet may prevent and alleviate asthma, too.
You see, short-chain fatty acids are produced in high amounts when you follow EBS, and they have immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects.
We have an abundance of antioxidants in our recipes that will contribute to reducing airway inflammation and reactivity. They also have anti-allergic properties. They prevent, intercept, and repair oxidation and cellular damage (lungs are constantly exposed to oxidants).
Remember that our focus is gut health, which is imperative to overall good health.
How Can You Fix Asthma Naturally?
It isn’t just about what you eat, of course, because how we live, and sleep can cause inflammation. There are asthma triggers everywhere!
The health education that Eat Burn Sleep provides is vital to reducing your inflammatory condition and improving your health and quality of life tenfold.
By the way, I always advise to never give up medication that your doctor has prescribed you, and certainly run this gut health lifestyle for asthma by them.
Eat Burn Sleep gives you the tools to improve liver function. You see, allergies and many substances and compounds can create sub-optimum liver functioning. Members, access the potent and safe liver detox here.
The lifestyle enhances metabolism, nutrient absorption, immunity, and the reduction of oxidative stress and inflammation in the body.
The great thing is that it suits the whole family (I call it family and friend-friendly), and it’s portable. You can access the food lists, shopping guide and recipes (which you may have saved to favorites), and daily goals on the app, for instance, at the grocery store.
The Eating Out Guide is handy on the app, too!
Does Stress Affect Asthma?
Cortisol and other hormones release when stressed. If elongated, this can induce alterations in immune response, which may have implications for triggering asthma attacks and exacerbating the condition. It affects digestion and gut health, too.
Stress can worsen your asthma, promoting a cycle because asthma can exacerbate stress. Stress can also aid in the development of asthma.
(Some stress can’t be avoided, but EBS’s stress-reducing tools are incredibly effective!).
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What Exercise Is Good for Asthma?
Many things can occur that will affect asthma with some exercises. For instance, airways can get smaller and inflamed with heat and water loss when breathing in dry air. Some exercises can induce asthma.
However, many sports are low-risk for asthma, and there are effective stress-reducing safe movements (as well as neuroplasticity exercises) to do on this anti-inflammatory lifestyle.
How to Live a Happy Life with Asthma
It can seem hard to believe, at times, that what you eat, what you do, and how you sleep could contribute to the intensity of your symptoms and long-term effects.
This anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle for asthma, along with good management of medications under your doctor’s guidance, may very well help you live a regular, active, and happy life.
I wish you all a happy, healthy day!