Testimony of the Day
“I had allergy-induced asthma for nearly 10 years and went to numerous doctors and pulmonology specialist. I would cough from postnasal drip for months of the year… I was put on prednisone and multiple mess and inhalers… The very week I started your well-formulated wheat free low carb diet my symptoms improved. After three weeks NO MEDS needed at all! This was a year ago, and I have never felt better!”
Another Asthma Testimony
“My family started eating your plan. My youngest son who is almost 4 has battled the asthma cough and drip up until we changed our diet. Recently, let him have regular pizza at a party. Since then, it’s been cough cough cough, runny nose drip drip drip. Ugh!! Day 6 I saw an improvement and day 7 he finally lost the cough. It is amazing what eating the “Maria” way can do, even for youngsters!”
What causes asthma? Inflammation of the lungs. What causes inflammation of the lungs…Sugar, starch, “complex” carbohydrates, food allergies, and trans-fats.
Food allergies can develop when food is not properly digested which causes fermentation activated by yeast in the intestines. One reason for the lack of digestion is the “ROUNDUP” ready seeds in Monsanto’s corn, soy, and GMO foods (click HERE to learn more). This process further increases the amount of yeast in the digestive tract. The increased level of yeast causes the increased penetrability of the wall of the intestine, which can cause “leaky gut syndrome”. The undesired micro-organisms (yeast) enter the bloodstream and attack different parts of the body (lungs, vagina, kidneys, brain, and other organs). This can create asthma, yeast infections, allergies, sinus infections, chronic fatigue, and depression.
Eating food high in starch (even “complex carbohydrates”) are just glucose molecules hooked together in long chains; which increase blood sugar levels. This in turn rapidly increases the problem; yeast LOVES sugar! Sugar and starchy foods cause blood sugar to rise fast and then plummet to under the normal healthy level. The drop in blood sugar causes the production of serotonin to go down and cause depression. The decrease of serotonin causes the production of histamine, which causes the expansion of blood vessels. Over expansion of blood vessels causes the liquid in the blood vessels to leak out. When liquid leaks out into the sinus area it causes nasal drip. When it drips into the bronchi, it causes asthma. When it drips into the brain, it causes headaches and migraines. Another cause of asthma is a diet high in omega-6 fatty acids and low in rich in omega-3 fatty acids. When that balance is out of whack, inflammation can set in.
Many mineral deficiencies can also cause asthma. One of which is magnesium, which is possibly the single most important nutrient for managing asthma because of its multiple effects on the asthmatic condition. It is extremely powerful in the relaxation of bronchial muscle, resulting in a reduction of bronchospasm and increased airways diameter. Magnesium stimulates the production of AMP and ATP, two important mediators that create relaxation of bronchospasm. Magnesium also reduces the histamine response, which calms inflammation. Patients suffering from asthma often have high histamine release from white blood cells, which causes inflammation and bronchoconstriction. Magnesium will dull this response. HELPFUL TIP: IT TAKE 54mg OF MAGNESIUM to PROCESS 1 GRAM OF SUGAR/STARCH!
If you would like more information on getting rid of asthma through food and therapeutic supplements, please contact me for a consult. Or click HERE for a detailed supplement plan to help get you off asthma medication!
“Healthified” Tortilla Chips
1/3 cup almond flour
1/3 cup unflavored whey protein or egg white protein
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
Water (just enough to hold the dough together)
Optional: Mexican spices
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sift all the dry ingredients together. Slowly add in water, 1 TBS at a time until dough can hold a ball shape. Grease 2 pieces of parchment paper. Place dough onto greased parchment, top with the second piece of parchment (greased side down). Roll the dough using a rolling pin on top of the parchment. Roll until 1/16th in thick. Remove the top piece of parchment. Place the bottom parchment (with the rolled out dough) onto a cookie sheet. Score the dough into chip shapes with a pizza cutter. Place cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven. Makes 4 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Tortilla Chips = 150 calories, 8g fat, 2g protein, 18 carbs, 1g fiber
“Healthified” Tortilla Chips = 104 calories, 7g fat, 10.3g protein, 3 carbs, 1g fiber