Asthma Reducing Foods Delaware OH
Upper Arlington, OH
Upper Arlington, OH
By Lisa Turner
Most of us take breathing for granted. But if you’re one of the 20 million Americans who suffer from asthma, the simple act of inhaling and exhaling can be a painful, even life-threatening struggle. Asthma causes dramatic tightening of the bronchial tubes, making breathing difficult or even impossible. It can be triggered by a number of factors, ranging from airborne allergens to exercise and stress or certain foods. And it’s on the rise.
“Asthma has been increasing over the last 15 years at an epidemic rate,” says Marc David, author of The Slow Down Diet (Inner Traditions, 2006). “There are a number of factors that figure in this dramatic rise, and one of the most important is dietary influences, specifically food allergies, food sensitivities, nutrient deficiencies, and poor-quality foods that depress immunity.”
When treating asthma symptoms with dietary changes, “the first step is to rule out food allergies, which are a major contributing factor for more than a third of asthmatic adults,” says Alan R. Gaby, MD, a nutritional medicine specialist and author of The Patient’s Book of Natural Healing (Prima, 1999). Because an elimination diet can cause hypersensitivity and may lead to attacks, it should be done under the supervision of an experienced allergist.
You can, however, eliminate certain foods safely on your own. Processed foods and some vitamins and medications may contain food coloring and additives that can worsen asthma; yellow dye #5 (tartrazine), for example, is well known for provoking attacks. Asthma attacks may also be triggered by a high-salt diet, and some studies have shown that reducing salt intake can enhance pulmonary function. Some people are sensitive to foods that trigger mucous production in the body, especially dairy and wheat. Additionally, excess dietary tryptophan can aggravate respiratory conditions, says David; foods high in tryptophan include turkey, chicken, dairy products, soy, and seafood.
“Avoiding foods that lead to an inflammatory condition in the body can also be helpful,” says Shari Lieberman, PhD, CNS, author of The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book (Avery Penguin Putnam, 2007). These include fried and processed foods, which are high in pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids and trans fats; sugar and refined carbohydrates, which can cause the body to increase production of inflammatory compounds; and red meat, which contains pro-inflammatory arachidonic acid.
And certain foods can help lessen the symptoms of asthma by reducing inflammation, relaxing spasms, and acting as natural antihistamines. Ready to breathe easy? Try eating these five foods (check out the recipes starting on page 28) to help relieve your asthma symptoms.
Salmon This oil-rich fish is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, well known for their ability to reduce the body’s production of inflammatory compounds. “Inflammation is an important component of asthma,” says Gaby. “It makes airways hypersensitive and more suscepti...
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The Well Drop-In Center Training
Dates: 1/4/2014 – 1/4/2014
The Salvation Army Columbus
966 E Main Street
The Well is a Drop in Center for women who have been sexually exploited or trafficked. It is designed to be an environment of peace where women can relax, be valued, and develop a sense of positive self worth. The center’s goals are to enhance life skills, increase self esteem, and improve knowledge of community support. This training will provide interested persons an understanding of the mindset of those served, as well as the protocol established by The Well. Lastly, participants will be offered skills to complete desired volunteer roles.
Additionally, The Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking Department is starting a Mentorship Program. The purpose of the Mentorship Porgram is to build healthy, one-on-one bonds between mentors and women who have been sexually exploited or trafficked. The Mentorship Program is designed to enchance a sense of positive self-esteem and dignity by meeting the social needs of women who have been involved in the commercial sex trade. Women will be shown respect and value through the fostering of healthy and appropriate social relationships.
Mentors will help empower mentees to dsicover their sense of integrity, honesty and self. Being a mentor provides the opportunity for mentors to share their skills and talents, interests and experiences, and to model appopriate social relationships. Mentors may help their mentee with self-esteem, sense of purpose, planning and decision making, interpersonal competence, and empowerment through activities such as going to the Columbus Zoo, going out to lunch or dinner, seeing a movie, or any other socially appropriate activity.
*This is an all-day training. Therefore, there will be a lunch break to go get lunch or feel free to bring your own bag lunch with you.
* After being trained, volunteers who wish to become a mentor must go through an application and interview process.
* Finally, anyone volunteering at The Well & Mentoring Programs must obtain a background check.
Cookies, Cake, and Pie, Oh My!
Dates: 12/21/2013 – 12/21/2013
Worthington Place Columbus
7227 North High Street
Spend 3 delicious hours touring specialty bakeries in Columbus. Itinerary may change as we find new venues to introduce to you.
Jorgensen Farms 3rd Sunday Supper
Dates: 12/15/2013 – 12/15/2013
Jorgensen Farms Westerville
5851 E. Walnut Street
As our guest, you'll be greeted by our hosts the farmers and offered an informal tour of the farm and firsthand knowledge of how the food was produced. Our menu is inspired by the day's harvest. You'll enjoy the diversity of foods fresh from the farm, prepared on site by professional chefs. Meals are served, rain or shine; outdoors, when weather permits, and otherwise on the farm house porch or in the post and beam barn. Given the whims of the weather, Mother Nature, and the chef, actual meals may vary slightly from the posted menu. Please note that all Third Sunday Farm Table events are BYOB - we invite you to bring your favorite beverage of choice to enjoy or share responsibly. All dinners start at 5pm. Adults only please. For more information, and specific menus for each month please visit our website www.jorgensen-farms.com