Natural Remedies

Effective Natural Remedies for Asthma

Milk Kefir
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 05/28/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Good morning! (Or maybe Good evening! :) )

I realized yesterday that my daughter, who has had trouble with asthma for the last few years, and was hospitalized for it in December, is doing great! I can't remember when I last heard her wheeze. We have used many different remedies over the last few years. Until December, we could get her symptoms under control with natural remedies.

Anyway, it took two days of breathing treatments at the hospital to get her oxygen levels normal. I wanted to avoid a repeat of that. I added milk kefir from raw local milk that I am blessed to be able to get to her diet, having read about its benefits her at EC and elsewhere. I make her a smoothie with it most days. She drinks maybe 1 cup to 1.5 cups per day. (She is 11 years old.) It also has organic banana, sucanat and raw cacao powder in it. I had her on several herbs as well. However, a couple of months ago I stopped all other supplements except 1 feverfew a day, which she takes to prevent migraines. (Works great, even though she forgets to take it sometimes.) I took her off of the supplements because she said they made her feel worse. I don't know if that is the case, but I know that what you think about your health affects you. She tends to be a little dramatic, so it isn't always easy to figure out what is really going on with her. I did have a very reasonable doctor for her follow up from the hospitalization. He took her off all meds (that the hospital doctor wanted her on for a year! ) He told me she is fine now and to treat her as such. He was also happy about the raw milk, so he is rather an unusual MD.

Anyway, she has not had any wheezing for months. And she has been quite healthy. She is one of the few that escaped a stomach bug that made the rounds at our house last month. In fact, this is the best her health has been in years, praise the Lord.

This is the same child whose pediatrician thought she had juvenile rhuematoid arthritis a few years ago. She has been symptom free of that for a long time, too. JRA is autoimmune and many consider asthma to be also. Milk Kefir appears to help some with autoimmune diseases, so that is why I tried it. What a blessing it appears to be for her. I know everyone is different, but perhaps this is something that would help someone else. It is a simple and safe thing to try at least.

Have a super day!

~Mama to Many~