Controlling Asthma

Blended excerpts from Potential Within A Guide to Nutritional Empowerment

Authored by Franco Cavaleri ISBN 0-9731701-0-7

Original post: September 10, 2010



This article is composed of multiple excerpts to result in tone and content shifts and reference numbering that may be out of order.

The Asthma Diet


Whether it’s pain, inflammation, blood clot, or asthma attack, the biological response is caused by multiples of specialized autocrine hormones. Cells are designed to produce in excess of 100 of these hormones in carefully planned, precisely balanced proportions. Some of these hormones oppose the activity of others, while some boost one another. These finely tuned chemicals produce a symphony of activity or self-regulation of the bodily systems in response to various stimuli. Self-regulation is impossible when the starting materials aren’t available or when the chemistry is blocked.

Essential and Conditionally Essential Fats-powerful relief Essential-fat and other omega-3-fat supplements, such as the previously mentioned fish fats, deliver the precursors for hormones. The complex antioxidant system of Ageless Performance stops the interference that free radicals can impose on this biochemistry. Self-regulation, however, is only possible when all the vitamins and mineral co-factors for enzyme function are also provided abundantly in the diet. Thromboxane, produced from the same fatty acid precursor inflammatory PGE2 is manufactured from, is the hormone that promotes platelet aggregation or blood coagulation. Leukotrienes are also created from arachidonic acid and are involved in asthmatic response. Aspirin (ASA ) is commonly used to counter thromboxane and leukotriene activity which is dysfunctional. As much as this practice provides protection from these hormone imbalances it results in a profound intrusion on the natural chemistry of the body.

ASA is simply required in most cases to counter the hormone activity which is thrown off-line by poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle. If the lifestyle were to be changed to include more physical activity, lower glycemic index diet from whole foods, most cases of cardiovascular inefficiency, including asthma, would spontaneously correct themselves or at least improve significantly. Diet has a huge influence on asthma severity In addition, there are a multitude of natural nutrient-based compounds which could be applied to further promote health improvement.


These potent natural extracts also assist in the down-regulation of lipoxygenase, the enzyme displayed in Figure 13 alongside cyclo oxygenase or COX. This additional activity improves the asthmatic condition (16). If you look just right of the COX enzyme displayed in Figure 13, you’ll notice the enzyme lipoxygenase, which is responsible for the synthesis of leukotriene hormones. Derived from the omega-6 fat arachidonic acid, the leukotriene has a potent influence on the cardiovascular system and is produced in varying types with different activities.

This hormone generally constricts the smooth muscles of the skin and the respiratory, vascular, and intestinal systems (24, 25, 26). Leukotrienes are the chemicals responsible for clamping down on the respiratory tract during an asthma attack. The fatty-acid metabolism we’ve been so immersed in is highly involved in this system, as well. Regulation of this fatty-acid chemistry helps control the response to asthma triggers. Diet has a profound influence on how this system is loaded to hugely impact how powerful the symptom blast will be upon contact with the asthmatic trigger. The trigger to an asthmatic response might be polluted air, mold, pollen, chemicals, dust mites, or dander, but the inability of the body to cope with the irritation can be caused by the biochemical predisposition infused in the cell by fatty-acid imbalance.

As we’ve seen, Ageless Performance can help reestablish balance to this fatty-acid metabolism and reduce the severity of chronic asthma and even eliminate it in some cases. Relating asthma to a dietary influence is hard to accept, since it’s more logically connected to air intake and the irritants found in the atmosphere. However, leukotriene production is associated with cellular levels and metabolism of arachidonic acid, firmly linking the response to diet.


Diet can lay down the foundation for asthma by hypersensitizing cells to the triggers. The problem might be that the body isn’t prepared to deal with irritation with a response that’s regulated. In the case of asthma, dietary-based corrective strategies don’t normally provide immediate relief the way powerful drugs can. This also makes the concept of dietary correction difficult to accept as a solution.

Two part treatment However, even with pharmaceutical regulation of asthma a two-part program constitutes the method of treatment: (1) a fast-acting broncho-dilating medication to provide immediate or acute relief from asthma attack, and (2) a long-term, slower-acting “control” medication. A corrective nutraceutical program must be part of this second, long-term control program as must the non-inflammatory or neutral inflammatory diet. Nutraceuticals such as grapeseed extract, alpha lipoic acid, wild salmon or mackerel oils, quercetin and a potent green tea extract will significantly improve the condition. In fact, theophylline a common bronchodilator drug, is a constituent of green tea extract. Natural theophylline in the tea extract has a healthy therapeutic effect on the condition. Synergy by way of the right proportions of these assisting herbs is the key to disease management.

Blended excerpts from Potential Within A Guide to Nutritional Empowerment Authored by Franco Cavaleri ISBN 0-9731701-0-7 This article is composed of multiple excerpts to result in tone and content shifts and reference numbering that may be out of order. The Asthma Diet Whether it’s pain, inflammation, blood clot, or asthma attack, the biological response is caused by multiples of specialized autocrine hormones.


Cells are designed to produce in excess of 100 of these hormones in carefully planned, precisely balanced proportions. Some of these hormones oppose the activity of others, while some boost one another. These finely tuned chemicals produce a symphony of activity or self-regulation of the bodily systems in response to various stimuli. Self-regulation is impossible when the starting materials aren’t available or when the chemistry is blocked. Essential and Conditionally Essential Fats-powerful relief Essential-fat and other omega-3-fat supplements, such as the previously mentioned fish fats, deliver the precursors for hormones. The complex antioxidant system of Ageless Performance stops the interference that free radicals can impose on this biochemistry. Self-regulation, however, is only possible when all the vitamins and mineral co-factors for enzyme function are also provided abundantly in the diet. Thromboxane, produced from the same fatty acid precursor inflammatoryPGE2 is manufactured from, is the hormone that promotes platelet aggregation or blood coagulation. Leukotrienes are also created from arachidonic acid and are involved in asthmatic response. Aspirin (ASA ) is commonly used to counter thromboxane and leukotriene activity which is dysfunctional. As much as this practice provides protection from these hormone imbalances it results in a profound intrusion on the natural chemistry of the body.


ASA is simply required in most cases to counter the hormone activity which is thrown off-line by poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle. If the lifestyle were to be changed to include more physical activity, lower glycemic index diet from whole foods, most cases of cardiovascular inefficiency, including asthma, would spontaneously correct themselves or at least improve significantly. Diet has a huge influence on asthma severity In addition, there are a multitude of natural nutrient-based compounds which could be applied to further promote health improvement. These potent natural extracts also assist in the down-regulation of lipoxygenase, the enzyme displayed in Figure 13 alongside cyclo oxygenase or COX.


This additional activity improves the asthmatic condition (16). If you look just right of the COX enzyme displayed in Figure 13, you’ll notice the enzyme lipoxygenase, which is responsible for the synthesis of leukotriene hormones. Derived from the omega-6 fat arachidonic acid, the leukotriene has a potent influence on the cardiovascular system and is produced in varying types with different activities. This hormone generally constricts the smooth muscles of the skin and the respiratory, vascular, and intestinal systems (24, 25, 26). Leukotrienes are the chemicals responsible for clamping down on the respiratory tract during an asthma attack.

The fatty-acid metabolism we’ve been so immersed in is highly involved in this system, as well. Regulation of this fatty-acid chemistry helps control the response to asthma triggers. Diet has a profound influence on how this system is loaded to hugely impact how powerful the symptom blast will be upon contact with the asthmatic trigger. The trigger to an asthmatic response might be polluted air, mold, pollen, chemicals, dust mites, or dander, but the inability of the body to cope with the irritation can becaused by the biochemical predisposition infused in the cell by fatty-acid imbalance.

As we’ve seen, Ageless Performance can help reestablish balance to this fatty-acid metabolism and reduce the severity of chronic asthma and even eliminate it in some cases. Relating asthma to a dietary influence is hard to accept, since it’s more logically connected to air intake and the irritants found in the atmosphere. However, leukotriene production is associated with cellular levels and metabolism of arachidonic acid, firmly linking the response to diet. Diet can lay down the foundation for asthma by hypersensitizing cells to the triggers. The problem might be that the body isn’t prepared to deal with irritation with a response that’s regulated. In the case of asthma, dietary-based corrective strategies don’t normally provide immediate relief the way powerful drugs can. This also makes the concept of dietary correction difficult to accept as a solution.

Two part treatment However, even with pharmaceutical regulation of asthma a two-part program constitutes the method of treatment: (1) a fast-acting broncho-dilating medication to provide immediate or acute relief from asthma attack, and (2) a long-term, slower-acting “control” medication. A corrective nutraceutical program must be part of this second, long-term control program as must the non-inflammatory or neutral inflammatory diet.


Nutraceuticals such as grapeseed extract, alpha lipoic acid, wild salmon or mackerel oils, quercetin and a potent green tea extract will significantly improve the condition. In fact, theophylline a common bronchodilator drug, is a constituent of green tea extract. Natural theophylline in the tea extract has a healthy therapeutic effect on the condition. Synergy by way of the right proportions of these assisting herbs is the key to disease management.

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