Treating Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables


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  • Dr. Greger you are the best!  I thank you so much for sharing NutritionFacts.  I often watch them more than once to totally absorb the information.  18 months ago, I became a vegan.  I went cold turkey (no turkey etc..) after watching Gary Yourofsky best speech. That's all it took for me after 49 years of eating meat three meals daily to being an active Vegan. I was fat, sick, diabetic and on a std fat person diet of pills.  I have reduce the pills and I am slowing losing weight.  Not only have I gone vegan, but I built my own geodesic dome to house my own aquaponics farm.  Coldest winter since 1904 in Wisconsin and I still kept it warm and harvested fresh healthy veggies each month.  I intend to build larger farm and actively seek to convert meat eaters to veganism to help save people from disease and early death.  May I have your permission to reference and use bits of your videos to show others and include clips in my business plan/funding requests?  I find your videos incredibly powerful and rather than me just telling people what I remember I want to get them to watch your videos or perhaps I could copy and play them at our next vegan meetup.  Again, could I have your permission to do so?  Please Please Please keep making these videos because you are doing the world a great service to anyone smart enough to listen.  Thank You!

  • Ironic that they had to make kids SICKER by feeding them more meat, eggs, dairy to "prove" America's Standard DIET is GARBAGE. 

    Vegan is the path of least resistance. Wake up America. :~) This fixes constipation, erectile dysfunction, cancer, heart disease, etc etc as well. Might even increase IQ's if people would start plant strong diets younger. LOL

  • Dr. Greger I would love if you could do a video on the best fruits and veggies for asthma, I've been following a vegan diet for a half a year now, but still find myself struggling somewhat and I would like to know exactly what I can eat in order to control my asthma. 

  • I new that diet and asthma – allergies are very connected, but until now I didn't know why or have the evidence to support that claim. Thank you Dr. Greger for this video, its in my "Favorites" list. 

  • Would be interesting to see the results for not only increasing fruits and vegetables amount in the diet, but also remove meat completely (and than the diary products). I was heavily allergic to some trees for couple of years, than turned vegetarian and after 2 years the allergy was gone. May have something to do with the lung thing, explained in the video.

  • I guess I need to eat more fruits and veggies. I have been doing a McDougall style starch based diet. However my intake of fruits and veggies is lower than it should be. I guess more juices and smoothies are in order. If I can get off my asthma medication that would be great. But even lowering my medication needs is something. Even if it does nothing for my asthma, more fruits and veggies will make me healthier. So there is no good reason not to try it.

  • I was an asthmatic all my life until about 18 months ago, which I just so happened to take an interest in diet and its effect on health, welbeing, and the prevention of illness and disease. The hard part for me was really breaking away from adopted 'tradition' or dietary practices within my family, and also' 'treatment' based solutions and medical practices that did little to address the underlying cause which was apparently diet.
    There is too much focus on medication, caloric control, alternative medicine what I see now as an inherently superficial picture of what was going on.
    Here's the thing: I still eat meat, fish, dairy and eggs. But that's not the whole picture.
    Instead of drinking cows milk, I now drink soy milk made from WHOLE soy beans;
    instead of eating white bread and rice, I now only eat wholegrain bread;
    I watch my sugar intake, and opt for whole plant-based/unrefined foods, especially for breakfast;
    (before I would have cornflakes and milk, now it's largely oats, ground/whole nuts and seeds, dried and/or fresh fruit, and maybe some cocoa);
    I eat a tonne of plant-based foods, and opt to eat locally, and simply;
    I now only eat meat no more than twice a week, and when I do, I ensure I look to the animal's welfare, the environmental impact, and eat only a very small portion.
    I do not eat processed meat any longer;
    I only consume mouthful of anything dairy such as if a cake was offered, I would happily have a very small piece, or if yogurt was to accompany an Indian dish.

    I've also learnt how to cook rather well, and in a rather diverse way.

    I believe the best practice is to take things with a less 'extreme' approach, and to try and lead by example. Veganism in its philosophy has the tendency to polarise people; and to encourage a significant reduction of meat/fish in one's diet rather than eliminating it completely may be the best approach. I know many who have gone to veganism, and then reverted back to a more extreme version of a meat/animal-based diet, and then begin to talk about the adverse reactions to their poorly planed, but vegan diet.

  • What do I do I have 6 illnesses and I'm on a ton of medicine. I've been on a vegan diet and have junk food minimally. What am I doing wrong dr Gregor?

  • There are a few things for lessening asthma
    Know Your Triggers.
    Check Air Quality Reports.
    Clear the Smoke.
    (I read these and why they work on Laken Chest Remedy site )

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