With spring allergy season just around the bend, this new study couldn’t have come at a better time.
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that asthma patients can get the same symptom relief from less medication.
This study involved more than 4,000 patients (adults and children) who were taking asthma drugs on a daily basis. Researchers divided them into two groups. One group continued their normal regimen. The other group gradually stepped down their daily dose.
The researchers found that stepping down from higher levels of medication was safe. But more importantly, they also discovered there was no difference in symptoms compared to those who continued with the higher amounts of medication.
Which means there’s no need for ANYONE to be on high doses of asthma medications. Particularly considering these drugs carry some significant risks. Like weight gain, diabetes, and osteoporosis, to name a few.
But there’s an even better approach to managing asthma symptoms…
I’ve mentioned this before, but when I was a child I suffered from asthma.
But by changing my diet, I was able to rid myself of my inhaler — and my asthma — for good. Many of my patients have had the same success as I did when they follow the protocol outlined in my book The Allergy and Asthma Cure.
Recent research also shows getting more vitamin D can make a big difference in allergy and asthma symptoms.
I recommend taking at least 5,000 IU of vitamin D3 per day.
Of course, if you’re currently taking asthma medications, you should work closely with a doctor before making any changes to your current regimen.
But the bottom line is, there’s a lot to be said for focusing on natural ways to keep yourself healthy.