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Disorders

ASTHMA
Description & Conventional Medical Management


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  • Asthma Description
  • Asthma Frequent Signs & Symptoms
  • Asthma Causes
  • Asthma Conventional Medical Management
  • Asthma Management Considerations
  • Nutrition & Dietary Recommendations
  • Aromatherapy Recommendations
  • Herbal Recommendations
  • Holistic Lifestyle Recommendations
  • Supplements & Dosages
  • Notify Your Health Care Provider
  • Asthma Relief Supplement Products




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    ASTHMA DESCRIPTION

    AN OBSTRUCTIVE LUNG DISEASE

    Asthma is a lung disease that causes obstruction of the airways. During an asthma attack, spasms in the muscles surrounding the bronchi (small airways in the lungs) constrict, impeding the outward passage of stale air. Sufferers often describe this plight as "starving for air.", resembling a fish out of water gasping to breathe.

    During an asthma attack, spasms in the muscles surrounding the bronchi (small airways in the lungs) constrict, impeding the outward passage of air. Asthma sufferers often describe this plight as "starving for air." Typical symptoms of an attack are coughing, wheezing, a feeling of tightness in the chest, and difficulty breathing. An attack can last for a few minutes or several hours.

    asthma description


    The spasms that characterized the acute attack are not the cause of the disorder, but a result of chronic inflammation and hypersensitivity of the airways to certain stimuli. An attack may be triggered if a susceptible individual is exposed to an allergen or irritants, infection, stress, exercise, use of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, or other NSAIDS - or even rapid changes in weather and humidity, can trigger an attack. Hot humid weather or a room full of steam, such as a sauna, or cold air with temperatures below freezing can bring on an asthma attack in some sensitive individuals.

    There are two types of asthma: allergic and non-allergic, although the two often occur together. Common asthma provoking allergens include animal and pet dander, cockroach allergens, pollens, mold, chemicals, drugs, dust mites, environmental pollutants, feathers, food additives (such as monosodium glutamate, sulfites such as sodium metabisulfite), seafood, dairy products, nuts, yeast-based foods, fumes, and tobacco smoke. But any kind of allergen can precipitate an asthma attack. Factors that can trigger non-allergic asthma attacks include adrenal disorders, anxiety, temperature changes, exercise, extremes of dryness or humidity, fear, laughing, low blood sugar, and stress. A respiratory infection such as bronchitis can also provoke an attack. Whatever the particular instigator, it causes the bronchial tubes to swell and become plugged with mucus. This inflammation further irritates the airways, resulting in even greater sensitivity; the attacks become more frequent and the inflammation more severe.

    Asthma specialists speculate that rising levels of environmental pollution lead to a higher incidence of asthma. Asthma epidemics related to atmospheric contamination - situations to which dust and chemical particulate matter are abundant, especially in enclosed environments - are well known. Occupational exposure to certain substances - chemicals such as urethane and polyurethane, used in the adhesives and plastics industry; rubber epoxy resins from paint; welder's cloth cleaners; fumes in auto body shops; dry cleaning chemicals; and others - may also be a major risk factor. A predisposition to asthma may be hereditary.

    In the last decade, the number of Americans with asthma has increased by one third. Today, asthma affects over 10 to 12 million people (more than 3 million children and 7 million adults), or 4 percent of the U.S. population. Children under sixteen and adults over 65 are more likely than other people to suffer from asthma. Among children, the incidence of hospitalization for asthma has increased fivefold in the last 30 years; the rate for adults has doubled.

    State Prevalence of Asthma


    Asthma can be difficult to diagnose conclusively. Its symptoms may resemble those of other diseases, including emphysema, bronchitis, and lower respiratory infections. To distinguish asthma from other conditions, a health care provider may recommend blood tests, chest x-rays, and spirometry (a procedure that measures air taken into and out of the lungs). With prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment, serious danger from asthma should be preventable.

    Cardiac asthma is a condition that causes the same symptoms as other types of asthma, but is caused by heart failure. Intrinsic asthma, a less common form of the disease, generally appears during adulthood, is often associated with other respiratory diseases such as bronchitis or sinusitis, and tends to appear during upper respiratory viral infections. People who suffer from intrinsic asthma are usually vulnerable to changes in weather, exercise, emotional stress, and other factors related to inner feelings.

    A hereditary link to asthma was discovered in late 1999 by two Berkeley, California, researchers who spliced human genes into mice and determined that asthmatic activity could be diminished by slowing the activity of two particular genes. The value of the research, they said, centered on the fact that scientists now have an opportunity to develop a medicine to prevent asthma, rather than merely to treat its symptoms.

    This genetic-based research milestone in asthma prevention arrived at an important juncture. Medical scientists are growing increasingly alarmed over what they consider to be an epidemic rise in the number of new asthma cases each year. Asthma now affects more than 20 million people according to the National Institutes of Health. Children under age 16, particularly those living in urban areas, and adults over the age of 65 are most likely to suffer from asthma. Almost half of sufferers get asthma before the age of 10. It is the number one cause of school absenteeism. The incidence of asthma has s hot up 75 percent since 1980 and, unfortunately, the rate among children has increased 160 percent. The cause of asthma's continued rise over the years has researchers scratching their heads and looking at a vide spectrum of possible causes, including pollution, global warming, food additives, genetics, toxins, and allergens. Recently it has been discovered that large increases in the number of asthma sufferers in the American Southwest, the Caribbean, and Central American regions seem to have been brought on by drought-caused sub-Saharan dust and mold spores being swept across the Atlantic by prevailing winds - winds that have recently changed due to the effects of global warming. Asthma specialists speculate that rising levels of environmental pollution also lead to higher incidences of asthma. Asthma epidemics related to atmospheric contamination - situations in which dust and chemical particles are abundant, especially in enclosed environments - are well known. Occupational exposure to certain substances, such as urethane and polyurethane, used in the adhesives and plastics industry, along with rubber epoxy resins from paint, textile cleanser's fumes, dry-cleaning chemicals, and others also may be major risk factors.





    why asthma makes it hard to breathe


    ASTHMA FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    REDUCED LUNG FUNCTION

  • Coughing.
  • Inflammation.
  • Wheezing.
  • A feeling of tightness in the chest.
  • Difficulty breathing.

  • classify severity at presentation





    common asthma triggers


    ASTHMA CAUSES

    COMMON ASTHMA PROVOKING ALLERGENS

  • Animal dander.
  • Chemicals.
  • Drugs.
  • Dust mites.
  • Environmental pollutants.
  • Feathers.
  • Food additives, such as sulfites.
  • Fumes.
  • Mold.
  • Tobacco smoke.
  • Insects, such as cockroaches.
  • Foods.
  • Pollen.

  • Any kind of allergen can precipitate an asthma attack in a susceptible individual. Other things that can bring on asthma attacks include:

  • Adrenal disorders.
  • Anxiety.
  • Changes in temperature and cold air in the winter.
  • Exercise.
  • Extremes of dryness or humidity.
  • Fear.
  • Laughing.
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
  • Stress.
  • A respiratory infection such as bronchitis.





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    CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL MANAGEMENT

    STARTING CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT FOR ASTHMA

    Asthma is a respiratory condition in which breathing is suddenly and dramatically obstructed. During a typical asthma attack, the bronchial tubes contract spasmodically, constrict and swell. These airways also fill with mucus, making breathing even more difficult. As a result, asthma sufferers often feel as if they are starving for air. Other symptoms include wheezing, gasping, coughing and an intense, tight feeling in the chest.

    Today, asthma affects more than 12 million people in the United States. There is growing speculation that the number is on the rise, due to the ever-increasing levels of toxins in our environment. These toxins include exhaust fumes from cars, chemicals found in cleaning products and tobacco smoke. Asthma can be triggered by an allergen, such as mold spores, pollen, food additives, dust and animal dander. Heredity and age predispose people to the condition, but fear or stress can cause an abrupt attack in anyone. If you have asthma, medical care is vital. However, natural remedies can offer relief from asthma attacks, they can even provide some means of prevention.


    starting conventional asthma treatment


    persistent conventional asthma treatment


    CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT - MEDICATIONS


    LONG-TERM CONTROL MEDICATIONS
    TYPE OF MEDICINE
    GENERIC NAME
    BRAND NAME
    POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTSs
    To Report To Health Care Provider
    (Not a complete list.)
    Long-Acting Beta2-Agonists:
    Inhaled or Oral Bronchodilators
    Albuterol sulfate
    ProAir HFA®

    Proventil Repetabs® (tablet)

    VoSpire ERTM
    • Increased heart rate.
    • Palpitations.
    • Nervousness.
    • Sleeplessness.
    • Headache.
    • Nausea.
    • Vomiting.
    • Tremor, shaking feeling.
    Formoterol Fumarate
    Foradil Aerolizer®
    Salmeterol Xinofate
    Serevent Diskus®
    Combined Medication:
    Inhaled Bronchodilator
    Budesonide + Formeterol
    Fumerate
    Symbicort®
     
    Ipratropium
    Bromide + Albuterol Sulfate
    Combivent®

    Duoneb®
     
    Flucticasone Propionate + Salmeterol Xinofate
    Advair Diskus®
    Refer to Side Effects of each individual medication
    Methylxanthine: Oral Bronchodilators

    Relax and open airways; stimulate diaphragm and breathing.
    Theophylline
    Aerolate® III
    Aerolate® JR
    Aerolate® SR
    Choledyl® SA
    Elixophyllin®
    Quibron® - T
    Quibron® - T/SR
    Slo-bid®
    Slo-Phyllin®
    Theo-24®
    Theochron®
    Theo-Dur®
    Theolair®
    Theolair® SR
    T-Phyl®
    Uni-Dur®
    Uniphyl®
    • Stomach Upset .
    • Nausea & Vomiting.
    • Restlessness .
    • Rapid Heart Rate.
    • Wakefulness.
    • Irritability.
    • Dizziness.
    • Palpitations.
    Corticosteroids: Inhaled

    Potent Anti-inflammatory
    Beclomethasone
    Diaproprionate
    QVAR® 40mg

    QVAR® 80mg
    • Creamy white, curd-like patches in mouth.
    • Wheezing.

    Side Effects that usually do not require medical attention unless they persist:
    • Cough.
    • Hoarseness.
    • Dry mouth.
    • Headache.
    • Nose bleeds. (nasal steroids only)
    • Throat irritation.
    Budesonide
    Pulmicort Respules®

    Pulmicort Turbuhaler®
    Flunisolide
    AeroBid®

    Aerospan HFA
    Fluticasone Proprionate
    Flovent®

    Flovent Diskus®
    (50 mg; 100 mg; 250mg)

    Flovent HFA®
    Mometasone Furoate
    Asthmanex®
    Triamcinolone
    Azmacort®
    Mast Cell Stabilizers: Inhaled

    Anti-inflammatory or may be used before exposure to known trigger
    Cromolyn Sodium

    Nedocromil Sodium
    Intal®

    Tilade®
    • Increased coughing.
    • Wheezing or shortness of breath.

    Side Effects that usually do not require medical attention unless they persist:
    • Coughing.
    • Skin rash/itching.
    • Headache.
    • Sore throat.
    • Nausea.
    • Abdominal pain.
    Leukotriene Modifiers: Oral

    Anti-inflammatory
    Zafirlukast
    Zileuton
    Montelukast
    Accolate®
    Zyflo®
    Singulair®
    • Headache.
    • Nausea.
    • Diarrhea.
    • Infection.


    QUICK RELIEF MEDICINES
    TYPE OF MEDICINE
    GENERIC NAME
    BRAND NAME
    POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
    To Report To Health Care Provider
    (Not a complete list)
    Short-Acting
    Beta2-Agonists:
    Inhaled or Oral

    Bronchodilators
    Albuterol
    Accuneb®

    Proventil HFA®

    Ventolin HFA®
    • Increased heart rate.
    • Palpitations.
    • Nausea.
    • Vomiting
    • Nervousness.
    • Headache.
    • Sleeplessness.
    • Tremor, shaking feeling.
    Pirbuterol Acetate
    Maxair®
    Terbutaline Sulfate
    Brethine® (Tabs Only)
    Levalbuterol Hydrochloride
    Xopenex®
    Levalbuterol Tartrate
    Xopenex HFA®
    Anticholinergics: Inhaled

    Bronchodilator
    Ipratropium Bromide
    Atrovent®


    ADDITIONAL MEDICINES
    TYPE OF MEDICINE
    GENERIC NAME
    BRAND NAME
    POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
    To Report To Health Care Provider
    (Not a complete list.)
    Corticosteroids: Oral

    Most potent anti-inflammatory

    May be used for short-term management
    or in long term control
    Dexamethasone
    Decadron®

    Deltasone®
    • Decreased or blurred vision.
    • Frequent Urination.
    • Skin Rash.
    • Increased Thirst.
    • Mood Changes.

    Side Effects with high-doses or long-term use:
    • Acne.
    • Back or rib pain.
    • Blood or black tar-like stools.
    • Brittle bones.
    • Cataracts.
    • Fever or sore throat.
    • Frequent bruising.
    • Headache.
    • Increased perspiration.
    • Indigestion.
    • Irregular heartbeats.
    • Redness of face.
    • Menstrual problems.
    • Muscle cramps or weakness.
    • Nausea or vomiting.
    • Ongoing infections.
    • Persistent stomach pain or burning.
    • Puffy face.
    • Slow healing of cuts and bruises.
    • Swelling of feet.
    • Unusual tiredness.
    • Weight gain.

    Side Effects that usually do not require medical attention unless they persist (may appear and then go away during treatment):
    • Increase in appetite.
    • Insomnia.
    • Nervousness.
    • Restlessness.

    The most common side effects in patients who received XOLAIR in clinical studies are listed below. This is not a complete list of all side effects reported with XOLAIR.
    • Injection-site reaction (45%)*.
    • Viral infections (23%).
    • Upper respiratory tract infection (20%).
    • Sinusitis (16%).
    • Headache (15%).
    • Sore throat (11%)
    Prednisolone
    Pediapred®

    Prelone®

    Hydrocortone®

    Medrol®
    Hydrocortisone
    Prednisone®
    Prednisone
    Prednisone (various manufactures)

    Prednisone Intensol®
    Subcutaneous Injection

    XOLAIR is a different kind of allergic asthma medication. It's the first asthma treatment that works by blocking immunoglobulin E (IgE), an underlying cause of allergic asthma symptoms.
    Omalizumab
    Xolair

    Possible Side Effects listed for each medication is not complete (i.e. does not list every possible side effect), check with your health care provider or pharmacist.





    ASTHMA MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS

    ASTHMA CONCERNS & TREATMENTS

    inhaler use demonstration
  • Life-threatening cases of asthma diagnosed as status asthmaticus require immediate hospitalization, and sufferers may have to remain hospitalized for days.

  • Until relatively recently, even with a good nutritional plan, the only sure way to avoid an allergic attack was to avoid the irritant that caused it. Today, treatment for asthma includes the use of anti-inflammatory and broncho-dilating medications. The anti-inflammatories can halt inflammation quickly, but only temporarily, and there are side effects to using these drugs over long periods. Most medications stimulate the sympathetic nervous system and can produce anxiety, nervousness, insomnia, and dry or cotton mouth. Additionally, these can cause blood pressure to rise and, over the long term, can contribute to kidney and liver damage.

  • A new treatment has been approved that differs completely from current asthma medications. Instead of treating the symptoms, the new medications goes to the source of the problem - the allergic reaction itself. Omalizumab (Xolair) is a drug that is designed to bind to the circulating antibodies in the blood, which decreases the amount of antibodies that are available to bind to mast cells. This ultimately inhibits the mast cell's release of the chemicals that cause the inflammatory response of asthma. Thus, the first preventative medication is available for those adults and adolescents (aged 12 and up) with moderate to severe persistent asthma, especially those whose symptoms have not been adequately controlled by the use of inhaled corticosteroids. This is not a replacement for existing corticosteroid treatment and any such replacement must be done under a health care provider's control. However, it is surely a step in the right direction.

  • Inhaling a muscle-relaxing medication such as albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin) from a bronchodilator can relieve an acute asthma attack immediately by opening the bronchial tubes. Bronchodilators do not treat the underlying problem, however. A newer version is now available.

  • The FDA has approved a new version of the albuterol sulfate HFA (Ventolin), metered dose inhaler (MDI) for asthma and other obstructive lung disease. Unlike the older versions of Ventolin, the new inhaler uses an alternative propellant called hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) rather than the traditional ozone-reducing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) used previously. There are now two albuterol HFA inhalers approved for use in the United States. The first, Proventil HFA, was approved in 1996.

  • Researchers at Cornell University studied children aged 4 through 16 years who were part of the Third National Health and Nutrition Survey. It was found that the antioxidants Beta-Carotene and Vitamin C were associated with a very significant reduction in asthma prevalence. An increase in Selenium intake also was associated with a similar decrease in asthma prevalence. In this study, it was found that vitamin E had little or no association with asthma.

  • A new corticosteroid has been approved for young children with asthma. Budesonide inhalation suspension (Pulmicort Respules), a synthetic hormone, is designed for use once or twice daily to prevent asthma attacks, but is not used to treat acute attacks. Acute attacks are still best handled by a fast-acting bronchodilator. The drug is generally well tolerated, but side effects can include respiratory infection, coughing, and congestion. Caution: Inhaled corticosteroids can have an effect on growth in children, and the effect on eventual adult height is not known.

  • A sustained-release form of the drug theophylline, sold under the brand name Theo-Dur Sprinkle, has been used with good results in some asthmatics. For children, this medication can be administered by opening a capsule and sprinkling the contents on soft food such as applesauce. If the medication is in the form of a solid pill, the pill can be crushed and added to the soft food. Theophylline has side effects, such as producing a rapid heartbeat and/or insomnia in some users. Some health care providers believe that inhaled drugs or topical treatments are safer than asthma pills because they are drawn directly into the bronchial tubes and lungs. If you are using oral theophylline medication, you should periodically have your theophylline levels checked in your blood. If you are a smoker and you quit smoking, your dosage will need to be adjusted accordingly. (Important! I ended up in the emergency room with a critical level of serum theophylline when I quit smoking and my dosage was not adjusted (reduced) accordingly. So, please if you decide to use theophylline therapy, get your levels checked regularly and if you change your lifestyle habits, let your health care provider know so you can be tested and dosages adjusted. - MoonDragon Webmistress)

  • People with asthma who drink coffee and other caffeine-containing drinks generally have 1/3 fewer symptoms than those who do not. This is most likely due to the action of the caffeine, which has a dilating effect on the bronchial airways. In an asthmatic emergency, a cup or two of strong coffee can be used to help alleviate the bronchial spasms until medical assistance can be obtained.

  • Taking two Salmon Fish Oil capsules before each meal and eating fish 3 times weekly may be beneficial for asthma.

  • Obtaining an air purifier(s) for the home and office, or even one that can be used as a personal device worn around the neck, will help to filter out potential allergens and impurities in the air. The air purifier usually contains a filter that traps microorganisms (viruses, mold, bacteria) and microparticles (dander, dust, pollen, and pollutants) in the air. The air purifier also eliminates smells and harmful volatile compounds in the air.

  • A study conducted by North Dakota State University found that people with asthma and arthritis markedly improved their health simply by setting aside time - from 20 minutes a day to 3 days a week - to write. Of the 70 patients participating in the one-month study, 47 percent showed improvement, as opposed to only 24 percent who showed improvement without writing. The researchers concluded that putting your thoughts and observations on paper relieves stress and eases the mind.

  • Children with asthma experience much more successful treatment through mind and body control training, according to numerous recent studies. Asthma specialist, Richard Firshein, D.O., based in New York City, uses a technique in which children are taught not to panic when they realized an asthma attack is approaching. He calmly guides their thought processes to focus on images and smells that please them, like the warm sun, hot dogs, or a favorite pet. At the same time, he helps them bring their breathing under control. This helps them feel less helpless and afraid. Adults too can benefit from this calming technique.

  • The NIOX Nitric Oxide Test System can measure how well anti-inflammatory drugs may be working. The test is administered by health care providers.

  • ASTHMA TRIGGERS

  • People with asthma may be deficient in certain nutrients, such as Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin C, Magnesium, Manganese, and Selenium, as well as in the enzyme Glutathione Peroxidase. People with asthma often have lower than normal levels of gastric hydrochloric acid, which is needed for proper digestion. Excellent results can be achieved by using a combination of gastric acid replacement therapy (usually in the form of Betaine Hydrochloride) and supplementation with Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-12, and Magnesium for treatment of asthma.

  • Strong feelings of anger, anxiety, and depression may be an important cause of asthma attacks. Unfortunately, many of the drugs used to control and alleviate asthma themselves cause jittery nerves, mood swings, and insomnia.

  • Many people with asthma are sensitive to food additives known as sulfites. Some people have had severe attacks after consuming foods containing sulfites. Many restaurants use sulfiting agents - including sodium bisulfite, potassium metabisulfite, potassium bisulfite, and sulfur dioxide - to prevent discoloration and bacterial growth in green salads, cut and sliced fruit, frozen shellfish, and other foods. Although most common in these foods, sulfites can be found in any type of food.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Sulfite Allergies

  • Goose feathers may cause lung ailments. Check labels on bed pillows and comforters before purchasing. It is best to obtain hypoallergenic foam or other fillers for bedroom items or down-filled coats and outer wear.

  • Beta-blocking medications, used to treat high blood pressure, can constrict the bronchial muscles and cause life-threatening problems for a person with asthma.

  • Ozone, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, cigarette smoke, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxide and photochemical substances are air pollutants that trigger asthma attacks.

  • Regular exercise is beneficial, but exercise can also trigger an acute attack in some individuals. No one is sure why this is, but it has been speculated that inhaling lots of cool, dry air while working out aggravates the respiratory system. Running, for example, induces many more asthma attacks than swimming. One way to control exercise-induced asthma is to wear a mask that retains heat and moisture and limits the effects of breathing cold, dry air.

  • Zanamivir (Relenza), a relatively new antiviral drug used for the treatment of influenza, can have a detrimental side effect on asthma sufferers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration notes that it should be used with caution by anyone with asthma or chronic lung disease, and if a person with asthma does take this drug, he or she should have emergency bronchodilator therapy readily available. Interestingly, although the FDA granted clearance for the drug to be marketed, and FDA advisory panel voted against approval, noting that it considered the drug's overall effectiveness as negligible.





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    LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS

    ASTHMA MANAGEMENT AT HOME - BEYOND MEDICATION THERAPY

    The symptoms of asthma are similar to those of other diseases, including emphysema and bronchitis, so it is important to have a medical checkup for a pulmonary evaluation. If asthma is diagnosed, follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of occurrence:

    STRESS

  • Learn to cope with stress, anxiety and anger. These emotions may induce an attack. Stress can often lead to muscle tension. For asthmatics, this may include tension in the muscles of the bronchial tubes, which can lead to tightness in the chest and difficulty breathing. If your asthma attacks seem to be triggered by stress, relaxation techniques may prove to be beneficial. Try reflexology, yoga, biofeedback, and meditation. These are all powerful tools, and one or more of them may help you to breathe more easily.

  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Relaxation
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Biofeedback
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Meditation

    ENVIRONMENT

  • Smoking is off limits. The wide range of toxins contained in most cigarettes collect in the bronchial tubes and irritate the sensitive bronchial mucosa. Smoke from cigarettes is also inflammatory. If you are prone to asthma attacks, do not smoke, and avoid smoke-filled environments. This includes herbal cigarettes and marijuana or any other drug or chemicals used by inhalation. Avoid campfire or grilling smoke. Keep area well ventilated.

  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Smoking (Tobacco Use)


    Around The House - If your asthma is caused by dust, clean your home and change your bed linens frequently. Dust mites are also known to trigger attacks. To rid your home of these tiny pests, use a commercial vacuum cleaner made specifically for this purpose.


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    AROMATHERAPY

    Essential oils are well suited to reducing and soothing bronchial spasms. Since they can reach even the most fine bronchial tissues and relieve inflammation there. Certain essential oils are considered antimicrobial, as well, and will benefit those who suffer from asthma caused by an underlying infection. These oils include Fennel Essential Oil, Chamomile Essential Oil, Thyme Essential Oil, and Eucalyptus Essential Oil. Eucalyptus essential oil, in particular, eases congestion due to mucus.

    MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Index

    HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

    Select the homeopathic remedy for your asthma based on specific symptoms.

  • Arsenicum Alba 6X: If asthma occurs frequently at night; if shortness of breath and fear occur as soon as you lie down; if symptoms improve with warmth; if you are restless and thirsty.
  • Grindelia 2X: For mucus that is difficult to loosen and a feeling of suffocation.
  • Lobelia Inflata 4X: For a dry cough, nausea with cold sweat, tightness in the chest and impeded breathing.

  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health information: Homeopathic

    NUTRITION

  • Eat a diet high in protein and low in carbohydrates to provide the necessary anti-inflammatory nutrients. Essential Fatty Acids among many other beneficial effects, have been known to reduce asthmatic inflammation. Supplement your diet with such excellent sources of essential fatty acids as Borage Herbal Oil, Flaxseed Herbal Oil or Evening Primrose Herbal Oil. Take 1 to 2 tablespoons once a day or as directed by product label or practitioner.


  • BRONCHIAL HERBAL TEA

    A medicinal tea for bronchial tubes that are often obstructed with mucus may help loosen the mucus and facilitate expectoration:
    Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of the blend and steep for 10 minutes; then strain. This tea may be consumed liberally, by the cupful, during acute asthma flare-ups. Drink 2 to 3 cups a day as a preventative measure during a cold or exposure to an allergen.


  • Most processed foods contain coloring agents, preservatives and sulfites that can trigger an allergic response and an asthma attack. A diet based on fresh whole fruits and vegetables will help you to avoid these particular chemicals. In addition, a trial elimination of dairy products, wheat, sugar, or any other suspected foods can determine if an individual food worsens the problem.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Allergies
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Allergies - Sulfite
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Allergies - Detection

  • Magnesium is credited with having an antispasmodic effect on muscles, in particular, the muscles of the bronchial passages. Supplementing your diet with 500 mg of magnesium daily can reduce the occurrences of asthma.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Asthma - Nutrition, Herbal, Lifestyle Recommendations & Therapy





    ASTHMA SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS

    Information and supplement to help with asthma, a respiratory disease that causes obstruction of the airways. These are to be used to increase the quality of life and health, not to replace convention medical therapies.

    ASTHMA SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Agastya Haritaki Herbal Products
  • Alive Multi-Nutrient Supplement Products
  • Almond Herbal Oil Products
  • Aloe Vera Herbal Products
  • Angelica Essential Oil Products
  • Aromatherapy Inhalers Products
  • Arsenicum Alba Homeopathic Products
  • Asthma Relief Supplements & Products
  • Bee Pollen Supplement Products
  • Bee Propolis Supplement Products
  • Bees Wax Products
  • Bergamot Essential Oil Products
  • Beta Carotene Supplement Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Black Cumin Seed Oil Herbal Products
  • Borage Herbal Oil Products
  • Bromelain Supplement Products
  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Calendula Herbal Oil Products
  • Carotene Complex Supplement Products
  • Castor Oil Herbal Products
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil Products
  • Chamomile Essential Oil Products
  • Clary Sage Essential Oil Products
  • Clear Lungs Supplement Products
  • Clove Essential Oil Products
  • Coltsfoot Herbal Products
  • Cysteine Supplement Products
  • DMG Supplement Products
  • Echinacea Herbal Products
  • EFA Supplement Products/li>
  • Enzyme Complex Supplement Products
  • Ephreda (Ma Huang) Herbal Products
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil Products
  • Evening Primrose Herbal Products
  • Evening Primrose Oil Herbal Products
  • Fennel Essential Oil Products
  • Fennel Herbal Products
  • Flaxseed Oil Herbal Products
  • Frankincense Essential Oil Products
  • Garlic & Kyolic Garlic Herbal Products
  • Ginger Essential Oil Products
  • Ginger Herbal Products
  • Ginkgo Biloba Herbal Products
  • Glucosamine Supplement Products
  • Glutathione Supplement Products
  • Goldenseal Herbal Products
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    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Agastya Haritaki, For Coughs & Digestion, Vadik Herbs, 100 VCaps
    Useful in coughs, asthma, digestion and heart condition. Organically grown blend of Haritaki, dashmoola, chitrak, barly, camphor, shank pushpi, psyllium, bala, pushkarmool, bhangra, pipli, kapi kacchu. Contains no artificial flavors, colors, or ingredients. Take one to three capsules daily or as recommended by your practitioner.


  • Nutrition Basics: Lung Formula Supplements Information



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    Aromatherapy Scent Inhaler, Breathe Easy with Pure Essential Oils The pure essential oils used in the Breathe Easy Scent Inhaler were chosen by Earth Solutions specifically for their known benefits in helping to open the lungs and relieve sinus pressure often associated with asthma, seasonal allergies and the flu. To use, open inhaler, close your eyes and breathe in. To maintain freshness, keep cap closed. Eucalyptus clears stuffiness. Peppermint expands airways. Pine eases breathing. Cedarwood moves sluggish congestion. Marjoram eases respiration. Made with premium essential oils plus Jojoba Herbal oil.

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  • Nutrition Basics: Lung Formula Supplment Information



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  • Nutrition Basics: Arsenicum Album Homeopathic Information



  • ASTHMA RELIEF FORMULA SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

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    Asthma, Homeopathic Remedy For Asthma. Natural relief - no negative side effects! We know that the breathing difficulties and congestion can make your life seem unbearable. This convenient homeopathic oral spray makes it easy to get the safe and natural holistic relief you need. Try it, we are sure you will love the relief it provides. Relieves symptoms associated with asthma, such as: Breathing difficulties. Congestion. Coughing. Bronchial spasms. Wheezing.
    HerbsPro: Asthma Free Homeopathic Pump Spray, King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 fl oz.
    HerbsPro: Bronkaid Dual Action, 24 Caplets
    HerbsPro: Bronkaid Dual Action, 60 Caplets
    Temporarily relieves shortness of breath tightness of chest and wheezing due to bronchial asthma. Helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus drain bronchial tubes and make coughs more productive. Strongest formula available in a one caplet dose.
    HerbsPro: Asthmaclear Ephedrine Free, Ridgecrest Herbals, 500 mg, 60 Caps
    Homeopatic formula for asthma relief. Ingredients include ambrosia artemisaefolia, antimonium tartaricum, carbo vegetabilis, ipecacuanha, kali carbonicum, lobelia inflata, oxygenium, phosphorus, pulsatilla, sambucus canadensis, silica, thuja occidentalis, angelica root, perilla fruit, cassia bark, ginger root, chinese licorice root, tree peony root bark, schizandra fruit, tangerine peel.
    HerbsPro: Asthma Therapy Homeopathic Formula, TRP Company, 70 tabs
    Bronchial Support for asthma and COPD-like symptoms. Asthma Therapy is a homeopathic fast dissolving tablet for therapeutic support of healthy lung functioning. This homeopathic formula assists the bodys natural ability to address asthma and COPD symptoms. Used for difficulty breathing. Inflammation in the airways. Spasmodic coughing. Wheezing. Shortness of breath. Sensation of tightness in the chest. Congestion.
    HerbsPro: Bronchitis & Asthma Aide Homeoapthic, Boericke & Tafel, 100 Tabs
    Bronchial Congestion & Wheezing. Indications: Helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to rid bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus and drain bronchial tubes. Temporarily relieves bronchial congestion and wheezing due to asthma and bronchitis. Relieves Bronchial Congestion and Wheezing. Helps Loosen Phlegm, Drains Bronchial Tubes. Safe, Effective. No Known Side Effects. Sublingual medication.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Asthma Free Pump Spray, King Bio Homeopathic, 2 fl oz: HF
    Kalyx: Asthma Support #1 Extract (Ping Chuan Tang), Golden Lotus, 2 fl. oz.: GL
    Kalyx: Asthma Support #2 Extract (Ping Chuan Tang), Golden Lotus, 2 fl. oz.: GL
    Kalyx: Asthma Support Extractm, Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Asthma Support Non-Alcoholic Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Asthma Congestion Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Asthma Congestion Non-Alcoholic Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Asthma Bronchitis Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Asthma Bronchitis Non-Alcoholic Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Asthma Bronchitis Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
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    Kalyx: Asthma Congestion Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Asthma Congestion Non-Alcoholic Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Asthma Support Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Asthma Support Non-Alcoholic Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Asthma Bronchitis Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Asthma Bronchitis Non-Alcoholic Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Asthma Support Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Asthma Support Non-Alcoholic Extract. Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: RidgeCrest Herbals AsthmaClear, RidgeCresh Herbals, 60 Caps: HF
    Kalyx: TRP Asthma Therapy, TRP Company, 70 Tabs: HF
    Kalyx: Bronchitis & Asthma Aide, Boericke & Tafel, 100 Tabs: C
    Helps loosen phlegm(mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to rid bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus and drain bronchial tubes. Temporarily relieves bronchial congestion and wheezing due to asthma and bronchitis.
    Kalyx: Bronchitis & Asthma Aide, Boericke & Asthma Aide, 100 tablets: K
    Kalyx: Boericke & Tafel Bronchitis & Asthma Aide, 100 Tab: HF


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  • Nutrition Basics: Lung Formula Supplement Information



  • CLEARLUNGS HERBAL FORMULA SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Clearlungs from Ridgecrest Herbals is a Chinese herbal formula that is good for all lung disorders.

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    HerbsPro: ClearLungs Liquid, 2 oz.


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  • Nutrition Basics: Lung Formula Supplement Information



  • GRINDELIA HERBAL & HOMEOPATHIC PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Respiratory Defense Phyto-Caps, Gaia Herbs, 850 mg, 60 Caps
    This formula supports respiration and promotes wellness in the lungs and sinus cavity. It also supports the immune system and healthy mucosal tissues. Ingredients include Osha Root (Ligusticum porteri), organic Oregano Leaf (Origanum vulgare), Grindelia Floral Buds (Grindelia robusta), Irish Moss Fronds (Chondrus crispus), organic Echinacea Purpurea Root (Echinacea purpurea), organic Echinacea Purpurea Aerial Parts (Echinacea purpurea), organic Echinacea Angustifolia Root (Echinacea angustifolia), organic Echinacea Purpurea Seed (Echinacea purpurea), organic Hyssop Flowers (Hyssopus officinalis), organic Lobelia Herb & Seed (Lobelia inflata), Barberry Root Bark (Berberis vulgaris), Goldenseal rhizome (Hydrastis canadensis), organic Mullein leaf (Verbascum spp.), Oregon Grape Root (Mahonia aquifolium), St. John's Wort Flower Buds (Hypericum perforatum), Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable cellulose (capsule). Each capsule contains the equivalent of 850 mg. crude herb. 60 capsules per bottle.


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    HerbsPro: Respiratory Defense, 60 Caps


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Asthma Free, King Bio Homeopathic, 2 fl. oz.: HF
    Asthma Free is a homeopathic preparation for the fast relief of minor shortness of breath, wheezing and tightness in the chest, mucus congestion, and sufficating sensation associated with bronchial asthma, helping to activate normal breathing. Ingredients include Adrenalinum, Antimonium Tartaricum, Aralia Racemosa, Arsenicum Album, Eriodictyon Californicum, Eucalyptus Globulus, Grindelia Robusta, Ipecacuanha, Lobelia Inflata, Natrum Sulphuricum, Quebracho. Each ingredient is in equal volumes of 10x, 30x, and LM1 potencies in a pure water base.
    Kalyx: Grindelila Extract (Grindelia robusta / Grindelia camporum), Golden Lotus, 2 fl. oz.: GL
    Kalyx: Grindelia Extract (Grindelia robusta / Grindelia camporum), Golden Lotus, 4 fl. oz.: GL


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  • Nutrition Basics: Lung Formula Supplement Information



  • HCL - HYDROCHLORIC ACID (BETAINE) SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

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    HerbsPro: Betaine HCl With Pepsin, Thompson, 324 mg, 90 Tabs (35525)
    HerbsPro: Betaine HCl, Natures Life, 350 mg, 100 Tabs (89543)
    Betaine Hydrochloride (HCl) is derived from sugar beets, a natural aid to support healthy digestive function.
    HerbsPro: Betaine HCl, Natures Life, 350 mg, 250 Tabs (89544)
    Betaine Hydrochloride (HCl) is derived from sugar beets, a natural aid to support healthy digestive function.
    HerbsPro: Betaine HCl, Natural Factors, 500 mg, 90 Caps (83883)
    As we get older, our stomach tends to produce less stomach acid needed to break down the food we eat, making it hard to get the most out of our food. Betaine hydrochloride, derived from beets, supports healthy digestion. Betaine Hydrochloride creates a favorable digestive environment in the stomach by providing a supplemental source of hydrochloric acid. Fenugreek also aids digestion.
    HerbsPro: Betaine HCl, Natural Factors, 500 mg, 180 Caps (83884)
    As we get older, our stomach tends to produce less stomach acid needed to break down the food we eat, making it hard to get the most out of our food. Betaine hydrochloride, derived from beets, supports healthy digestion. Betaine Hydrochloride creates a favorable digestive environment in the stomach by providing a supplemental source of hydrochloric acid. Fenugreek also aids digestion.
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    HerbsPro: Betaine Hydrochloride With Pepsin, Country Life, 600 mg, 250 Tabs (37013)
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    Betaine Hydrochloride (HCl) with pepsin is a natural aid to support healthy digestive function.
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    Well tolerated by most highly allergic individuals. Twinlab Betaine HCL Caps contain the highest potency betaine hydrochloride formula available providing powdered betaine HCl with pepsin in gelatin capsules for quick acting and enhanced effectiveness. Betaine Hydrochloride is a hydrochloric acid-containing supplement, which helps with digestion and destroys bacteria in the stomach and may be beneficial for individuals with high homocysteine levels, low levels of stomach acid, anemia, asthma, gallstones, indigestion, heartburn, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid conditions, and vitiligo .
    HerbsPro: Betaine HCl, Natures Life, 648 mg, 250 Caps (90008)
    Betaine Hydrochloride (HCl) with pepsin is a natural aid to support healthy digestive function.
    HerbsPro: Betaine HCl, Source Naturals, 650 mg, 90 Tabs (31653)
    Taken daily, this zesty tonic with the wake-up taste has been helping thousands maintain health and vitality. This pure, fast-acting and easy-to-assimilate tonic can help you feel your best, too. As people age, hydrochloric acid secretion may be reduced, resulting in decreased levels of pepsin, which is needed to break down proteins into smaller, more easily absorbed substances. Without proper pepsin levels, the body has a difficult time digesting food. Betaine hydrochloride is a supplemental source of hydrochloric acid, which can be utilized by the stomach to produce pepsin. The combination of betaine hydrochloride and pepsin provide an excellent stomach tonic.
    HerbsPro: Betaine HCl, Source Naturals, 650 mg, 180 Tabs (31654)
    Taken daily, this zesty tonic with the wake-up taste has been helping thousands maintain health and vitality. This pure, fast-acting and easy-to-assimilate tonic can help you feel your best, too. As people age, hydrochloric acid secretion may be reduced, resulting in decreased levels of pepsin, which is needed to break down proteins into smaller, more easily absorbed substances. Without proper pepsin levels, the body has a difficult time digesting food. Betaine hydrochloride is a supplemental source of hydrochloric acid, which can be utilized by the stomach to produce pepsin. The combination of betaine hydrochloride and pepsin provide an excellent stomach tonic.
    HerbsPro: Betaine HCl With Pepsin & Gentian Bitters, Doctors Best, 650 mg, 120 VCaps (69144)
    Betaine HCL Pepsin & Gentian Bitters contains three nutritional factors that perform complementary functions designed to support the efficiency of the digestive process. Research suggests that the efficiency of stomach acid production may be altered with the ageing process. Supplementing with Betaine HCl may support the stomach’s digestive capacity.Pepsin is an enzyme produced by the body to digest protein-containing foods in the stomach. Pepsin works in conjunction with stomach acid to support protein digestion.Gentian is an herb used traditionally in many cultures to optimize digestive capacity and tonify the digestive tract. Its bitter nature may help to stimulate the body’s production of digestive enzymes.


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  • Nutrition Basics: Digestion Supplement Information



  • LOBELIA INFLATA HOMEOPATHIC SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

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    Amazon: Lobelia Inflata Homeopathic 30X, Hylands Homeopathic, 1 Container
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  • Nutrition Basics: Lobelia Herbal Information



  • LUNG FORMULA SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Lung Formula (Banyan) is a rejuvenating tonic designed to strengthen and support the respiratory system. This synergistic blend of herbs nourishes the lung tissue and bolsters the body's natural defenses against allergies, infections, disorders caused by smoking, or the deleterious effects of air pollution. Other Lung Formula products have been included.

    AYURVEDIC HERBS DIRECT

    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Lung Formula, Banyan Botanicals, 500 mg, 90 Tabs


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

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    HerbsPro: Huito Lung Max, Amazon Therapeutic Laboratories, Certified Organic, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Fresh Centaury Lung Support Spray, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: ClearLungs Liquid, Ridgecrest Herbals, 2 oz.
    HerbsPro: Lung & Bronchial Extract, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Lungs & Bronchial Relief, King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Lung Pacifier Herb Tea, Health King, 20 Tea Bags
    HerbsPro: TLC Throat & Lung Care Tea, Now Foods, 24 Tea Bags
    HerbsPro: Lung Support, Concentrate Combination, Eclectic Institute Inc., 45 Caps
    HerbsPro: Lung Saver, Supports & Optimizes Respiratory Health, Natural Care, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: ClearLungs (Red Label), Ridgecrest Herbals, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: ClearLungs, Extra Strength, Ridgecrest Herbals, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: Raw Lung Glandular, Ultra Glandulars, 200 mg, 60 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Dr. Murray's Lung, Bronchial & Sinus, Natural Factors, 90 Tabs
    HerbsPro: Lung & Bronchial, Dr. Christophers, 100 VCaps
    HerbsPro: Lung (Beef) Natural Glandular, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 400 mg, 100 Caps
    HerbsPro: ClearLungs (Red Label), Ridgecrest Herbals, 120 Caps
    HerbsPro: ClearLungs, Extra Strength, Ridgecrest Herbals, 120 Caps


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  • Nutrition Basics: Lung Formula Supplement Information



  • N-ACETYL-GLUCOSAMINE (NAG) SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: N-Acetyl Glucosamine, Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 90 Caps (79128)
    HerbsPro: N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG), Nutricology Allergy Research Group, 500 mg, 90 Caps


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG), Nutricology, 500 mg, 90 VCaps: N
    N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG) differs from glucosamine sulfate in that it is attached to an acetic acid molecule, while glucosamine sulfate is attached to a sulfuric acid molecule. Although glucosamine sulfate is researched as being better absorbed than NAG, individuals sensitive to sulfur may tolerate NAG better and potentially derive more benefit from its use. NAG is also well recognized for gastrointestinal support by enhancing mucosal integrity. As a dietary supplement, 1 capsule three times daily, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

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  • Nutrition Basics: Glucosamine Sulfate / N-Acetyl-Glucosamine (NAG) Information


  • SINUS & LUNG CONGESTION PRODUCTS

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Dr. Murray's Lung, Bronchial & Sinus Health, Natural Factors, 90 Tabs
    Lung, Bronchial & Sinus Health is an all-natural formula designed by Dr. Murray to nourish and support the entire respiratory system.
    HerbsPro: SinusClear, Ephedra Free Herbal, Ridgecrest Herbals, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: ClearLungs, Ridgecrest Herbals, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: ClearLungs, Extra Strength, Ridgecrest Herbals, 60 Caps
    HerbsPro: ClearLungs, Ridgecrest Herbals, 120 Caps
    HerbsPro: ClearLungs, Extra Strength, Ridgecrest Herbals, 120 Caps
    HerbsPro: Lung & Bronchial, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 100 VCaps
    HerbsPro: ClearLungs Chest Rub, Ridgecrest Herbals, 1 oz.
    HerbsPro: Sinus & Lung Extract, Dr, Christophers Formulas, 1 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Lung & Bronchial Extract, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Sinus Plus Extract, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Lungs & Bronchial Relief, King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: ClearLungs Liquid, Ridgecrest Herbals, 2 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Sinusin Oral Drops, Heel Inc, 50 ml


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  • Nutrition Basics: Lung Formula Supplement Information



  • URBAN AIR DEFENSE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

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    X-MITE & DUST MITE PRODUCTS

    Products to kill dust mites found in carpets, furniture fabrics, pillows and bed mattresses. Dust mites are a common allergen for allergy sufferers.

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    Allspice Leaf Oil
    Angelica Oil
    Anise Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Basil Oil
    Bay Laurel Oil
    Bay Oil
    Benzoin Oil
    Bergamot Oil
    Black Pepper Oil
    Chamomile (German) Oil
    Cajuput Oil
    Calamus Oil
    Camphor (White) Oil
    Caraway Oil
    Cardamom Oil
    Carrot Seed Oil
    Catnip Oil
    Cedarwood Oil
    Chamomile Oil
    Cinnamon Oil
    Citronella Oil
    Clary-Sage Oil
    Clove Oil
    Coriander Oil
    Cypress Oil
    Dill Oil
    Eucalyptus Oil
    Fennel Oil
    Fir Needle Oil
    Frankincense Oil
    Geranium Oil
    German Chamomile Oil
    Ginger Oil
    Grapefruit Oil
    Helichrysum Oil
    Hyssop Oil
    Iris-Root Oil
    Jasmine Oil
    Juniper Oil
    Labdanum Oil
    Lavender Oil
    Lemon-Balm Oil
    Lemongrass Oil
    Lemon Oil
    Lime Oil
    Longleaf-Pine Oil
    Mandarin Oil
    Marjoram Oil
    Mimosa Oil
    Myrrh Oil
    Myrtle Oil
    Neroli Oil
    Niaouli Oil
    Nutmeg Oil
    Orange Oil
    Oregano Oil
    Palmarosa Oil
    Patchouli Oil
    Peppermint Oil
    Peru-Balsam Oil
    Petitgrain Oil
    Pine-Long Leaf Oil
    Pine-Needle Oil
    Pine-Swiss Oil
    Rosemary Oil
    Rose Oil
    Rosewood Oil
    Sage Oil
    Sandalwood Oil
    Savory Oil
    Spearmint Oil
    Spikenard Oil
    Swiss-Pine Oil
    Tangerine Oil
    Tea-Tree Oil
    Thyme Oil
    Vanilla Oil
    Verbena Oil
    Vetiver Oil
    Violet Oil
    White-Camphor Oil
    Yarrow Oil
    Ylang-Ylang Oil
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    AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Almond, Sweet Oil
    Apricot Kernel Oil
    Argan Oil
    Arnica Oil
    Avocado Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Black Cumin Oil
    Black Currant Oil
    Black Seed Oil
    Borage Seed Oil
    Calendula Oil
    Camelina Oil
    Castor Oil
    Coconut Oil
    Comfrey Oil
    Evening Primrose Oil
    Flaxseed Oil
    Grapeseed Oil
    Hazelnut Oil
    Hemp Seed Oil
    Jojoba Oil
    Kukui Nut Oil
    Macadamia Nut Oil
    Meadowfoam Seed Oil
    Mullein Oil
    Neem Oil
    Olive Oil
    Palm Oil
    Plantain Oil
    Plum Kernel Oil
    Poke Root Oil
    Pomegranate Seed Oil
    Pumpkin Seed Oil
    Rosehip Seed Oil
    Safflower Oil
    Sea Buckthorn Oil
    Sesame Seed Oil
    Shea Nut Oil
    Soybean Oil
    St. Johns Wort Oil
    Sunflower Oil
    Tamanu Oil
    Vitamin E Oil
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  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Avoid Foods That Contain Additives & Artificial Ingredients
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Is Aspartame A Safe Sugar Substitute?
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Guidelines For Selecting & Preparing Foods
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Foods That Destroy
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Foods That Heal
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: The Micronutrients: Vitamins & Minerals
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Avoid Overcooking Your Foods
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Phytochemicals
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Increase Your Consumption of Raw Produce
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Limit Your Use of Salt
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Use Proper Cooking Utensils
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Choosing The Best Water & Types of Water





  • RELATED MOONDRAGON HEALTH LINKS & INFORMATION

  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Therapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Analysis Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Diet Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Recipe Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy: Preparing Produce for Juicing
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Additives Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Safety Links
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Articles
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Back Pain
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Labor & Birth
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Blending Chart
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Essential Oil Details
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Links
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Miscarriage
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Post Partum
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Childbearing
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Problems in Pregnancy & Birthing
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Chart of Essential Oils #1
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Chart of Essential Oils #2
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Tips
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Uses
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Index
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information Overview
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Touch & Movement Therapies Index
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy: Touch & Movement: Aromatherapy
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Therapy: Touch & Movement - Massage Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Therapeutic Massage
  • MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 1
  • MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 2
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Nutrition Basics Index
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Therapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Massage Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hydrotherapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Pain Control Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Relaxation Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Steam Inhalation Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Therapy - Herbal Oils Index







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