A survey conducted in 2012 shows that more than 18 million adults and 6 million children suffer from asthma. In the last 10 years, the number of people affected by asthma has increased by more than 15%.
Functional Medicine for Asthma
In classic medicine, it’s common knowledge that in traditional medicine if you are diagnosed with asthma that you are than prescribed an inhaler for the remainder of your life. Forever forced to inhale large doses of chemicals anytime an attack arises.
Functional medicine combats the root causes of common chronic conditions like asthma. Dr. Goodbinder and The Epigenetic Healing Center have assisted patients with asthma reduce symptoms and even completely rid them from their need of harsh medications.
How does the Epigenetic Healing Center Address Asthma?
The root cause for asthma differs from person to person. Working with a renowned functional medicine doctor like Dr. Goodbinder and The Epigenetic Healing center treat each case of asthma as unique, working with you and your body to combat the underlying issues.
Below are some of the common ways functional medicine helps address your asthma. While these are typically true for all patients every case of asthma is different and your particular program to recovery may differ slightly.
Developing a Targeted Diet and Fixing your Gut
Studies have shown that there are strong links between your gut health and moderate to severe asthma. The most effective way to get jumpstart your journey to gut health is to observe what foods you’re consuming and if they are causing inflammation in your gut.
Leaky gut can be caused by many common offenders such as dairy, gluten, eggs, soy and more. The Epigenetic Healing Center develop a catered dietary plan focused on getting your gut health in-check and help to fight the causes of asthma.
Optimizing Your Mineral Intake and Supplementation
Studies have shown that nearly half of people in the United States consume less than half of the proper amount of magnesium a day. This isn’t the only supplement that goes un-utilized in the average American’s diet unfortunately. Dr. Goodbinder will perform tests to find out which common and critical building blocks are deficient in your body.
Below is a list of the most common supplements your physician will prescribe to help assist your asthma.
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids (EPA, DHA)
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Polyglycoplex (PGX)
- High-Quality Multivitamins
- Protein Shakes
Keep in mind as we’ve mentioned earlier that each case and underlying cause for asthma is unique and will be examined thoroughly by your physician at The Epigenetic Healing center to help combat your specific case of asthma.