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Coconut oil and dietary suggestions for asthma
« on: May 20, 2013, 10:40:54 AM »
Yowbarb Note:
I had been craving coconut fat and oil and finally did some research on possible health benefits. I read it helped diabetes (one of my daughters) and had other benefits but I really didn't have the whole story. All I knew was - I craved it!!
A few days ago, I bought a large jar of it at COSTCO.
After consuming cold processed pure coconut oil for three days in a row, and realizing I had "forgotton to take" all my meds for asthma and copd, I felt inspired to do a search for "coconut oil for asthma" and I did find something on this!!
Highlights of this article: #6 Coconut is high in the fat that your lungs need

Coconut oil is high in phospholipids and is also compromised of 100 percent fatty acids which are the best type of fat for the lungs.  According to Nancy, “Lungs work the best with the kind of fat found in coconut oil as opposed to the partially hydrogenated fats and oils from corn or vegetable oil which are found in so many of our foods.”

#7 Daily Coconut Oil Consumption

To get the maximum benefit from coconut oil Nancy recommends adding, “two tablespoons of coconut oil daily and one to two glasses of coconut milk,” to your diet daily

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http://thedeliciousday.com/asthma-cures/coconut-oil-for-asthma/

Coconut Oil for Asthma? Yes!

On December 7, 2012 ·

Nancy Guberti is a Certified Nutritionist and a metabolic and functional medicine specialist in Greenwich, Connecticut. She has helped numerous asthmatics significantly reduce their asthma symptoms and even cure their asthma. In her years of practicing Nancy has come to find distinct patterns in the asthmatics she treats.

These patterns are very high levels of candida and intolerances to wheat, dairy, gluten and soy. Nancy can perform functional tests on asthmatics to determine the exact levels of candida, food intolerances and other factors through a series of three functional tests: the first morning urine test, the food intolerance test and a full stool analysis test.

With or without these tests, Nancy will often work with her asthmatic clients to change their diet. According to Nancy, “Inflammation is the root cause of asthma.  What we see is when we remove inflammatory foods, it helps tremendously. The top inflammatory foods are dairy, wheat, soy, corn, whey and gluten.” Nancy notes that when her patients can follow this diet 100 percent they see dramatic results “in about two weeks.”

The good news is that the diet which will help reduce asthma symptoms significantly or even cure asthma is not just about eliminating things from your diet but about substituting things in your normal everyday diet with things that are very healthy and just as tasty (if not tastier). Coconut oil and other coconut products substitute easily for common every day foods and are extraordinarily healthy and healing for asthmatics looking for an asthma cure and/or home remedies for asthma.

8 things to know about coconut oil for asthma:

#1 Why are coconut products and coconut oil so good for asthmatics?

Asthma is a condition of internal inflammation that is caused frequently by high levels of candida and poor digestion in the GI track. According to Nancy, “studies show that the first sign of inflammation will occur in the GI track. If you think of your GI track as a bucket and if you put a cup of water in that bucket every time you eat food that causes inflammation, eventually that bucket is going to over flow and with most people the first place that inflammation goes to is to the lungs.”

Coconut oil is a natural anti-fungal and anti-viral which will fight the candida asthmatics so often have and it is also an anti-inflammatory that will help reduce inflammation in the GI track thereby lessening the chance of the inflammation from the GI track spilling into the lungs and causing asthma symptoms.

Lastly, coconut oil can helps naturally rebuild tissues broken down from the wear and tear asthma has on the body.

#2 Asthmatics can substitute coconut oil and coconut products for many things!

As Nancy says, “Fourteen years ago there were not the dairy substitutions that exist today.” Thankfully for asthmatics looking for relief from their asthma symptoms many every day products are now made from coconut products. If you are looking for an asthma cure or home remedies for asthma consider the following substitutions:
•Coconut oil in any instance where you would normally use vegetable oil
•Coconut ice cream instead of traditional milk based ice cream
•Coconut milk half and half instead of dairy creamer
•Instead of wheat, white or any other kind of bread eat coconut flour bread (or even almond flour or tapioca flour bread!)
•Coconut milk anytime you would normally use dairy milk (this includes in baking!)
•Coconut oil on toast instead of butter
•Coconut yogurt instead of traditional yogurt
•Coconut egg nog instead of traditional egg nog
•Coconut oil anytime you would be frying, stir frying or sautéing anything
•Coconut milk instead of evaporated milk

#3 Pick the best coconut oil and coconut products for asthmatics

Nancy recommends the brands So Delicious and Luna and Larry’s. Nancy notes that So Delicious “has unsweetened coconut milk” which she recommends to her patients over the sweetened version.

Nancy recommends, “Always go with organic virgin coconut oil products if possible because we do not want to put chemicals in asthmatics as they already have compromised bodies. You want to look for products that do not have additional toxins.” Nancy also recommends looking at vitacost.com, turtlemountain.com or sodeliciousdairyfree.com for coconut oil and coconut product options.

#4 Asthma inhalers can cause candida growth in your mouth, coconut oil can help eliminate it

Asthma inhalers can cause candida to form in the mouth which can then spread to other parts of the body including the lungs which will cause asthma symptoms. Coconut oil helps get rid of this candida.

#5 Do not refrigerate coconut oil

Coconut oil should not be refrigerated. In the cold months coconut oil will be a solid. In the warmer months it will be a liquid. Nancy notes, “In the winter when I put it on toast I use a knife and in the summer I use a spoon.”

#6 Coconut is high in the fat that your lungs need

Coconut oil is high in phospholipids and is also compromised of 100 percent fatty acids which are the best type of fat for the lungs.  According to Nancy, “Lungs work the best with the kind of fat found in coconut oil as opposed to the partially hydrogenated fats and oils from corn or vegetable oil which are found in so many of our foods.”

#7 Daily Coconut Oil Consumption

To get the maximum benefit from coconut oil Nancy recommends adding, “two tablespoons of coconut oil daily and one to two glasses of coconut milk,” to your diet daily.

#8 Other things asthmatics can do to aside from incorporating coconut oil in their diets:

Making the substitutions of coconut oil and products are important in reducing candida, reducing inflammation and rebuilding tissue. To further support asthmatic’s health and wellness Nancy also suggests:

1. Getting rid of dairy, wheat, soy, corn, whey and gluten in your diet.

14 People Who Cured Asthma, by Linda Rubright, The Founder of The Delicious Day
14 People Who Cured Asthma, by Linda Rubright, The Founder of The Delicious Day

2. Nourishing your mucus membranes and lungs with Nature’s Answer Mullein and Pau D’Arco

3. Taking probiotics. Nancy suggests probiotics from Klaire. Nancy loves Klaire’s products because, “there is no dairy or soy in them and they are alive. They are delivered to you in a gel pack. When you buy probiotics on the shelf at a health food store they are typically dead. I would look at 50 billion of a combination of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.” Nancy does not like to overwhelm her patients with too many changes in the beginning, but if patients are ready for it, she recommends they start taking the probiotics when they start with the diet changes. Otherwise Nancy suggests waiting two weeks while getting accustomed to the diet and then beginning the probiotics.

4. Nancy also recommends finding a health practitioner that runs functional medicine tests who can support you on your journey to finding an asthma cure or find the best asthma home remedies for you. “Typically if you find a practitioner that runs functional medical tests it means they think out of the box and are willing to look beyond the breathing test for solutions for asthmatics. Nancy suggests looking for nutritionists such as herself, naturopaths or MDs. She then suggests emailing them or calling them to learn more about their approach.



Learn more about Nancy at: http://nancyguberti.com/.



 

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Re: Coconut oil and dietary suggestions for asthma
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 11:02:12 AM »
Yowbarb Note: This was all new to me and it IS helping me!
Worth a repeat, a paragraph from the article:

#1 Why are coconut products and coconut oil so good for asthmatics?

Asthma is a condition of internal inflammation that is caused frequently by high levels of candida and poor digestion in the GI track. According to Nancy, “studies show that the first sign of inflammation will occur in the GI track. If you think of your GI track as a bucket and if you put a cup of water in that bucket every time you eat food that causes inflammation, eventually that bucket is going to over flow and with most people the first place that inflammation goes to is to the lungs.”

Coconut oil is a natural anti-fungal and anti-viral which will fight the candida asthmatics so often have and it is also an anti-inflammatory that will help reduce inflammation in the GI track thereby lessening the chance of the inflammation from the GI track spilling into the lungs and causing asthma symptoms.

Lastly, coconut oil can helps naturally rebuild tissues broken down from the wear and tear asthma has on the body.
.......    http://thedeliciousday.com/asthma-cures/coconut-oil-for-asthma/. .........


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Re: Coconut oil and dietary suggestions for asthma
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 12:10:49 PM »
My adult daughter who has Type 2.5 (we think) diabetes
 (On med and OK) she has been using coconut oil instead of butter fairly regularly and all her labs ere much better!!

I am taking a tablespoon or more about 4 times a week and I am wheezing less.

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Re: Coconut oil and dietary suggestions for asthma
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013, 08:27:09 PM »
This is a great thread!

My older son suffers from asthma and I found when I cut back his dairy intake-- it reduced his asthma significantly! This is a kid who has been hospitalized for this in the past and usually had a major flare up every change of season. But so far, he has is doing very well and off of his maintenance meds  for a year now :)

Below is an article from a blog from one person's experience:

Diary-Free. That’s me.

http://drlindseymathews.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/diary-free-thats-me/

There are "official studies" that have been done to disprove the theory that cow's milk products produce increased phlegm/ mucus  production in the body (I wonder who funded these studies) -- but I know I have my proof, and he can now safely run around with his buddies for a few hours without having to stop and catch his breath...

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Re: Coconut oil and dietary suggestions for asthma
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2013, 08:55:37 PM »
This is a great thread!

My older son suffers from asthma and I found when I cut back his dairy intake-- it reduced his asthma significantly! This is a kid who has been hospitalized for this in the past and usually had a major flare up every change of season. But so far, he has is doing very well and off of his maintenance meds  for a year now :)

Below is an article from a blog from one person's experience:

Diary-Free. That’s me.

http://drlindseymathews.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/diary-free-thats-me/

There are "official studies" that have been done to disprove the theory that cow's milk products produce increased phlegm/ mucus  production in the body (I wonder who funded these studies) -- but I know I have my proof, and he can now safely run around with his buddies for a few hours without having to stop and catch his breath...

~pB

pbutter that is really wonderful to know, that you helped your son by cutting down his diary products...!
Thanks for posting the article,
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Re: Coconut oil and dietary suggestions for asthma
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2013, 07:33:28 AM »

pbutter that is really wonderful to know, that you helped your son by cutting down his diary products...!
Thanks for posting the article,
 :)

Thank you Barb!

I hope that this bit of info is helpful--Everyone's system is different, as are their triggers for certain ailments- but the more I researched this topic, the more I found that dairy was a common culprit.
I used to go insane with dusting and vacuuming, making sure his room was especially dust free, changed detergents, bought an air purifier, curbed his contact with the cat (whom he loves so much) - and slept with one eye open so as to make sure we wasn't having a flare up in the middle of the night. No matter what I did and how many specialists' suggestions I took (including increasing his med intake :( ) my son still had major flare ups that caused him to be hospitalized...

It was not until I changed our diets, I noticed the change for the better-- it was as simple as that!

Blessings

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Re: Coconut oil and dietary suggestions for asthma
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2013, 01:00:00 PM »
I have felt an increased need for calcium and did increase my intake of cheeses such as low fat mozarela and Greek yogurt...in some ways I feel better but I do still have some setbacks with the copd...
Going to try to get more calcium other sources ...

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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2013, 01:26:43 PM »
I feel better consuming the coconut oil too!
Sometimes  I put some on rice cakes then spread a layer of hummus on top.
With spicy chili beans or Indian spice  (Madras lentils) a dollop of the coconut oil mellows the flavor...good!

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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2013, 05:18:35 PM »
I have felt an increased need for calcium and did increase my intake of cheeses such as low fat mozarela and Greek yogurt...in some ways I feel better but I do still have some setbacks with the copd...
Going to try to get more calcium other sources ...

Hi Barb!

I love Coconut oil, it is also good for using as a hair conditioner (for a person with dry hair like me) and body lotion.

Here is some information below for alternative calcium sources  :)








Article I found:

Surprisingly Calcium-Rich Foods That Aren't Milk

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/calcium-food-sources_n_1451010.html

I think that this info is also helpful for all, especially if it comes a time when cow's milk becomes hard to find or the nearest access to a cow/goat/sheep isn't for miles around

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Re: Coconut oil and dietary suggestions for asthma
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2013, 07:57:45 PM »
Hi Barb!

I love Coconut oil, it is also good for using as a hair conditioner (for a person with dry hair like me) and body lotion.

Here is some information below for alternative calcium sources  :)








Article I found:

Surprisingly Calcium-Rich Foods That Aren't Milk

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/calcium-food-sources_n_1451010.html

I think that this info is also helpful for all, especially if it comes a time when cow's milk becomes hard to find or the nearest access to a cow/goat/sheep isn't for miles around

~pB

Pbutter, these are good references!
Thanks,  :)
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Re: Coconut oil and dietary suggestions for asthma
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2013, 04:21:42 PM »
I ran out and been slacking. Buying some now.

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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2013, 10:44:34 PM »
I ran out and been slacking. Buying some now.

That's great. I am doing better now that the coconut oil is a staple of my diet.
I have also read that the flaxseed oil is very beneficial to health and helps the respiratory system.

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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2013, 03:43:29 AM »
Nice thanks Ill grab some oil today. Cant hurt little bit on salad or something

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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2013, 12:27:14 AM »
Nice thanks Ill grab some oil today. Cant hurt little bit on salad or something

Flaxseed oil is pretty good on cooked whole grains...
I like coconut oil to sauté vegetables for soup. Good on waffles or toast...

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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2013, 08:49:53 AM »
Several months ago I found a book at the library on the benefits of Coconut Oil, and it was pretty eye opening.  I have some in my cupboard, and I really want to get the book for my personal library.  It has so many good benefits for losing weight, and healing the body.