Overcoming Asthma: The Complete Complementary Health Program

Overcoming Asthma: The Complete Complementary Health Program

by Sarah Brewer

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This unique book from doctor and international best-selling author Sarah Brewer provides a highly authoritative yet easy-to-follow program of complementary medicine and self-care treatments, specially designed to support the conventional treatment for asthma. If you’re suffering from this debilitating condition, and are looking for an expert to guide you through all the positive steps you can take to alleviate your symptoms and enhance your health and well-being, this is the book for you. Dr Sarah Brewer offers a pioneering approach of tailor-made programs, based on the premise that we’re all unique, and have different requirements depending on our age, gender, lifestyle and genetic background. Complete the questionnaire at the beginning of Part 3 and you’ll see whether to embark upon The Gentle Program, The Moderate Program or The Full-strength Program. Each program guides you through daily nutritional plans, as well as exercise plans and lifestyle changes, all of which will empower you to make real changes to your health and your life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780288062
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 06/02/2014
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Dr. Sarah Brewer is a leading medical writer and renowned expert in the field of combined complementary and conventional medicine. She has written many internationally successful books, including Eat to Beat High Blood Pressure, The Daily Telegraph Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals and Herbal Supplements and Eat to Beat I.B.S.

The recipient of several writing awards, she was named the UK's Health Journalist of the Year in 2002.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Part 1 Understanding Asthma 10

What is asthma? 12

Causes and triggers of asthma 14

Signs and symptoms 18

Diagnosing and monitoring asthma 21

Treating asthma 23

Part 2 The Natural Health Approach 30

Complementary Approaches to Treatment 32

Aromatherapy 33

Herbal medicine 35

Naturopathy 38

Homeopathy 40

Osteopathy 42

Chiropractic 44

Reflexology 46

Rolfing and Alexander Technique 49

Acupuncture 50

Breath control techniques 54

Relaxation therapies 57

Nutritional Approaches to Treatment

Identifying food intolerances 63

Eliminating sulfites 66

Reducing salicylates 69

Eliminating tartrazine 72

Eliminating benzoates 74

Eliminating msg 77

Superfoods for asthma 79

Supplements for asthma 86

Lifestyle Approaches to Treatment 89

Avoiding triggers 90

Maintaining a healthy weight 95

Getting regular exercise 98

Quitting smoking 101

Part 3 The Natural Health Guru Programs 106

Starting the programs 108

Monitoring your progress 111

The Gentle Program

Introducing the gentle program 113

Daily plans 118

Continuing the gentle program 137

The Gentle Program Recipes

Breakfast recipes 141

Lunch recipes 142

Dinner recipes 145

Dessert recipes 149

The Moderate Program

Introducing the moderate program 152

Daily plans 157

Continuing the moderate program 176

The Moderate Program Recipes

Breakfast recipes 180

Lunch recipes 182

Dinner recipes 184

Dessert recipes 190

The Full-Strength Program

Introducing the full-strength program 192

Daily plans 197

Continuing the full-strength program 217

The Full-Strength Program Recipes

Breakfast recipes 221

Lunch recipes 223

Dinner recipes 226

Dessert recipes 231

Resources 234

Index 236

Acknowledgments 240

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