Go Breathe Clear
Go Healthy Go Breathe Clear. Respiratory and Pulmonary Support. A a comprehensive formulation that provides natural support for healthy respiratory and pulmonary function. The combined ingredients help to support lung health, clear airways and support with healthy breathing. Natural complete support for healthy lung function. Supports normal, healthy breathing. Support lung health and clear airways. 60 VegeCap
RRP $43.90, healthy.co.nz price $39.50
Go Healthy Breathe Support:
- Natural complete support for healthy lung function
- Supports normal, healthy breathing
- Support lung health and clear airways
Adults: Take 1 VegeCap daily. A maximum of 2 VegeCaps can be taken daily during an acute onset.
Children: Age 12+ Take 1 VegeCap daily. May be taken anytime, with food.
Or as directed by your Healthcare Professional
Some information Leanne James has written about Asthma
Current medical opinion is that around 80% of asthma is caused by common allergens such as house dust mites, animal fibre, dust and moulds and that cigarette smoke increases the risk. Although all these factors are involved, it is my opinion that these things are but triggers and are not the actual causes of asthma.
Asthma is a condition marked by recurrent attacks of wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath, associated with a narrowing of the bronchial airways. These symptoms are typically interspersed with symptom free intervals. The affected person’s bronchial tubes constrict excessively, often in response to various external stimuli and become inflamed, along with the tissues surrounding them.
There are a number of underlying problems with asthma & the first is the importance of realising that all asthmatics are not the same and all causes are not the same. There are 3 main types of asthma which can commonly be grouped as:
Nervous or stress induced asthma, Inflammatory asthma and Catarrhal asthma.
Nervous asthma is bought about by psychological stress and is characterised by dry coughing and wheezing. Additional symptoms are thirst, dry mouth, dry skin, constipation, anxiety and craving for warm drinks. Attacks are predominantly at the beginning or ending of the day.
Inflammatory asthma is characterised by coughing and wheezing with yellow mucous. There is often pain in the chest and other symptoms can be fever, sweating, irritability and the need for cool air. Attacks are often at noon and midnight.
Catarrhal asthma is characterised by coughing and wheezing with abundant clear or white mucous or phlegm. The lungs may have a rattling sound and attacks are often in the morning and the evening.
Each of these types can overlap and have different levels of severity. The natural approach to asthma control treats each of these types differently and it is important to recognise which category you fall under.
Asthmatic symptoms occur when the body attempts to correct a build up of bodily acid mucous. We make this worse when we feed the body mucus forming foods, which results in the body being unable to cope with the overload. This waste is food for bacteria and another source of irritation to the mucous membranes of the bronchial tubes. The acids generated cause reflux spasms of the bronchial airways. However, the original source is almost always in the intestines.
Almost all asthma can be aggravated by certain foods and irritants and each type of asthma can respond more or less to particular triggers. Nervous asthma is aggravated by chemicals such as food colourings, preservatives and refined sugars, which are hidden in many foods. Inflammatory asthma is aggravated by household chemicals and the sufferer is prone to many allergies such as house dust mites, pollens, moulds, fungal spores, animals and the salicylates found in several foods. Catarrhal asthma is aggravated by heavy textured foods and especially by dairy products and the gluten in wheat.
Mucus forming foods will aggravate asthma and are listed as follows. Refined white flour foods, including breads, crackers, biscuits, pastries, crackers, white pasta, etc. Dairy products including milk, cheese and ice cream. Hot chocolate or cocoa prepared with milk and condensed milk is particularly mucus forming. Sub-tropical fruits such as bananas, dates and other starchy sweet foods. Red peppers and other salicylate containing foods, such as dried sultanas, prunes, raisins and currants. Tomato products, tea and alcohol such as liqueur, port, wine and rum.
These foods do not have to be eliminated completely, however we do tend to overindulge, particularly in white flour and dairy. Aim to keep these to a minimum as part of a well balanced wholefood diet.
On the whole, asthma is improved when the diet contains plenty of fresh vegetables, especially sulphur containing vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, onions and garlic and some fresh fruits.
Many common additives are toxic to asthmatics, but especially: Metabisulphite, found in soft drinks, fruit juices, wine, some dried fruits and fruit bars, pickles, pickled onions, potato chips, sausages and sausage meat. Monosodium glutamate found in Chinese, Japanese and Asian foods. This is also added to a lot of pre-prepared foods and labelled “flavour enhancer”. Soy sauce, commercially prepared savoury foods, packaged soups, seasonings and sauces etc.
Tartrazine. This is the yellow and orange food colouring found in many fruit juices, cordials, sweet desserts, toppings, sauces and pickles.
We should not however be fooled into thinking that these dietary factors are the cause of asthma. It is rarely caused by just one thing and many factors are triggers to an asthmatic condition. It is generally the combined effects of several factors building up to such a degree that eventually overload is experienced by the body and the triggering mechanism is the final straw.
Asthma, especially the nervous type, is particularly affected by dehydration because the lungs are the major source of water loss and they need constant replenishing. Water is a natural antihistamine. Asthmatics should drink plenty of water, at least 2 litres a day. Sometimes an asthmatic attack can be averted by sitting down and drinking 2 large glasses of water.
A universal phenomena amongst asthmatics is incorrect breathing. Most asthmatics are shallow breathers who breath from the intercostal muscles of the ribs rather than from the diaphragm, as is the proper way to breath. Breathing techniques are useful as both a preventative method and as a way of helping during an acute attack.
Other factors in dealing with asthma involve the spine. Spinal nerves radiate out from the spine and animate and support organ function, much like an electrical switchboard. When certain spinal nerves become irritated by incorrect articulation from injuries, genetic tendencies, posture habits and misuse, they affect the optimum function of organs, glands and tissues, including the lungs and bronchia Massage and osteopathic adjustments around the neck and upper dorsal areas of the spine go a long way to relieve and correct the discomfort of asthma.
Another surprising finding has been the discovery by natural health practitioners that in some cases, intestinal parasites can cause asthma. Over 75% of our population has worms and in many cases of asthma, the symptoms can be due to parasites. A variety of round worm spends part of its life cycle in the lung. Considering that an adult female roundworm may release up to 200,000 eggs per day, it is not surprising how common these infections are.
Infection begins with the ingestion of eggs in contaminated soil or unwashed fruit and vegetables. I personally have found lab testing to be notoriously unreliable in detecting worms, even when they have been found in faeces.
Many clinical trials have demonstrated a relationship between hiatus hernia, low stomach hydrochloric acid and asthma. Hydrochloric acid is necessary in the stomach to create an acid medium in which the protein digesting enzyme pepsin can function. When there is insufficient hydrochloric acid in the stomach in the presence of protein, the proteins do not get broken down to finer particles of amino acids. Often the protein stays in the stomach too long, due to this hydrochloric acid deficiency and due to eating carbohydrates along with proteins. The result is fermentation and another type of acid is produced, called food acid, which is irritating to the oesophagus and can trigger symptoms of hiatus hernia or asthma. Clinical studies have shown that treatment of both stomach food acidity and hiatus hernia results in a decrease of asthmatic symptoms.
Each VegeCap contains: Adhatoda (Adhatoda vasica) ext. equiv. to 250mg, Albizzia (Albizzia lebbeck) ext. equiv. to 100mg, Baical Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) ext. equiv. to 200mg, Boswellia (Boswellia serrata) ext. equiv. to 200mg, Bromelain 50mg, Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) ext. equiv. to 50mg, Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) ext. equiv. to 100mg, Elecampane (Inula helenium) ext. equiv. to root 100mg, Ginger root (Zingiber offi cinale) ext. equiv. to 50mg, Hesperidin 25mg, Magnesium amino acid chelate (equiv. Magnesium 30mg) 150mg, Marshmallow (Althea offi cinalis) ext. equiv. to 200mg, Passionflower (Passifl ora incarnata) ext. equiv. to 50mg, Quercetin 250mg, Selenium (Selenomethionine) 50mcg, Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) ext. equiv. to 150mg, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 150mg, Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol) 50IU.
Keep out of reach of Children. Breathing difficulties must be checked out by a Healthcare Professional. Not to be taken during pregnancy or lactation. Always read the label. Take only as directed. If taking prescription medication or if in doubt, please consult your Healthcare Professional before taking this product.