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Does anyone have any suggestions of healthy alternatives to traditional treatment for asthma? My 6 year old son has asthma and I want to find natural solutions/treatments. Dr. (and Dad) always want him on inhaled steriods and nightly antihistimines and, yes, big improvement; When I take him of, his condition deteriorates. I worry endlessly about side effects of these drugs, but also want him to be able to live a "what-ever-normal-is" kids life and be able to particiapte in activities without his inhaler. Please help!
 

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You should read "Disease Proof Your Child" by joel Fuhrman. He is a family care practitioner in NJ that specializes in getting people off meds (for just about any autoimmune disease-asthma included) with nutrition. He has VERY high success rates. He also does phone consults.<br><br>
MSM and slippery elm are two supplements that come to mind that are great and pretty widely used for asthma.
 

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I'm in the exact same boat. My 5 year old is on Singulair daily which works wonderfully for him, but I don't want him to take it forever. We're going in to see the chiro to see if she can help him get off the meds.<br><br>
I'll definitely be looking for that book too!
 

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Here's a link to another recent thread re: the same thing<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=810983" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=810983</a><br><br>
There were some good suggestions and links in that thread as well.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> Hi nick&jonmom! Glad to see you here.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
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Thanks so much for all the info. It gives me alot to think about and I now have a new book to read! The last thread on this was really helpful too. I am calling our naturopath today for an appointment for my son to discuss the treatments.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Here's a link to another recent thread re: the same thing<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=810983" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=810983</a><br><br>
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There is a lot of good info on that thread.<br>
I posted on the above thread, and I will repost here:<br><br>
My dd (4.5) has not had ANY allergy/asthma symptoms, and has not needed her inhaler since I started following the advice of the Canadian Asthma Prevention Institute: <a href="http://www.asthmaworld.org" target="_blank">www.asthmaworld.org</a><br><br>
(I put specific page links on the other mothering thread)<br><br>
Good luck!
 
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