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How To Improve Lung Function to Breathe Freely.


Most people who are treated for lung disorders such as bronchitis and asthma are caught between a rock and a hard place.  The drugs that are currently being prescribed for the treatment of asthma have a long list of serious side effects.  Recently, in a TV advertisement, the ad touted the virtues of a drug for asthma but the long list of side effects scared the heck out of me as two of the side effects of using the drug were, “may cause cancer or even death”.  Asthma is caused by a group of compounds called leukotrienes from an elevated level of the enzyme system called 5-LOX.  The primary cause of an elevated level of 5-LOX is the typical American diet – lots of refined and processed carbohydrates, sugars and gallons of diet soft drinks.  Three herbs show significant promise in reducing the symptoms of asthma better than drugs without any side effects.  These herbs are boswellia, ivy and thyme.  Ivy and thyme have been extensively researched in Germany and are in the top five natural medicines sold for the treatment of colds, flu, asthma, and cough.  Ivy and thyme work as expectorants which means that it’s easier to cough up the plegm and mucous while it is also a mucolytic which means it thins the mucous and phlegm to make it easier to cough up.  Boswellia has significant benefits in controlling inflammation and constriction of the airway passages.

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