A No Nonsense Guide: How to Cure Asthma Now
DISCLAIMER: Always consult a doctor before undergoing treatment of any kind.
Recently, Lydian and I discovered that a number of drugs like over-the-counter cough medications or prescription drugs from the doctor’s office contain a toxic substance called bromide / bromine. Bromide / bromine are two forms of the same element that are used as insecticides and flame retardants but they are also present in foods and drugs and even sometimes in the water supply. We’ll talk about bromine / bromide throughout this article in terms of its endocrine disrupting effects, but as a parent of a child with asthma (or as an adult with asthma), you need to be aware of the drugs in your own medicine cabinet that contain this toxic ingredient that literally causes asthma. Read more about bromine-containing drugs here.
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a disease that involves constriction of the airways. Some asthma patients produce excess mucus as well. Constriction of the airways with or without the production of excess mucus can trigger coughing and make it difficult to breathe. Many asthma patients experience wheezing and shortness of breath.
Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases that children experience in the world today. Nearly 9% of kids in the United States suffer from asthma.
According to conventional medicine, asthma can’t be cured, but part of the reason why asthma patients can’t get their asthma under control has to do with chronic treatments involving steroids and the manner in which steroid treatment disrupts hormone levels in both males and females. Women, in particular, experience negative effects as a result of taking steroids for asthma because steroids are male hormones.
It is common knowledge that reproductive hormones have an important effect on asthma symptoms and it has also been scientifically documented that potassium iodide deficiency causes hormone disruptions that then can be translated into asthma symptoms because of the relationship between reproductive hormone levels and respiratory health. Nonetheless, doctors don’t believe and are not taught that there is a permanent cure for asthma.
Asthma is a problem throughout the world and it is a common disease that conventional medicine cannot cure using pharmaceuticals. But iodine was once regularly prescribed as the treatment of choice for asthma symptoms in the early 1900’s and even as recently as the 1960’s. And some scientists have recently noted that oxidative stress is one means through which asthma progresses, reasoning that the use of molecular hydrogen gas may be able to alleviate or perhaps cure asthma by alleviating oxidative stress. Studies have shown that hydrogen gas functions in the lungs and in the body as a powerful antioxidant that has the ability to recharge mitochondria as well as to protect DNA in the nucleus of human cells. Used together, Lugol’s iodine and molecular hydrogen gas offer a permanent, natural cure for asthma as well as a treatment for asthma attacks as the iodine is taking effect in the body. These medicinal substances are safe for everyone to use including pregnant and lactating women, infants, and children.
Below are common symptoms that can be cured and treated using these two natural remedies for asthma:
- Chest tightness
- Airway reactivity
- Mucus production
- Shortness of breath
Male and Female Hormones and Asthma: Does:
Can your period make asthma worse?
Women’s hormones play an important role in asthma symptoms. Many women and adolescent girls notice that their menstrual cycle can trigger asthma. This also a scientifically documented fact. Scientists have noted that asthma gets worse in women during their periods, but unfortunately, many doctors recommend that women use steroid inhalers to treat their period-induced asthma attacks. Steroids are male hormones which can increase the hormonal imbalances in women who are experiencing asthma attacks.
Many doctors and scientists who have no knowledge of nutrition or the fact that iodine is a trace mineral that our bodies require in order to function properly, believe that women who shun their steroid inhalers during pregnancy are simply being difficult and non-compliant. But intuitively, women often feel that the use of a steroid inhaler during pregnancy and lactation is dangerous. So they live in fear during pregnancy that they’ll experience an asthma attack, unwilling to use the steroid inhaler for fear of it causing harm to their unborn baby.
Most doctors have no knowledge of molecular hydrogen as a potential substitute for steroid inhalers in asthma patients and they have also been educated in medical schools to believe that all iodine is as dangerous as radioactive iodine. Women who are interested in learning more about the safe use of natural molecular iodine and potassium iodide in Lugol’s iodine products to cure disease should look up Dr. Guy Abraham’s work to better understand the political dynamic surrounding iodine.
Asthma in Pre-Pubescent Children
In children pre-adolescent, boys have an increased risk of developing asthma in comparison with pre-adolescent girls and they tend to be more likely to develop allergies that relate to asthma. In childhood, young boys are more likely to use asthma medications than girls. Scientists believe that boys are more likely to have an abnormally high immune response to allergens in comparison with girls and they also tend to have a smaller airway size than girls. This is why scientists believe that boys are at an increased risk of developing asthma before puberty, but in reality, it’s likely that potassium iodine deficiency plays a role in asthma risk in both boys and girls.
In boys, asthma symptoms tend to lessen around age 14 years as boys go through puberty. In contrast, in girls, risk of asthma increases when girls go through puberty. Indeed, girls who get their first period at an early age are more likely to develop asthma than girls who go through puberty a bit later. Again, these observations demonstrate the role of imbalanced reproductive hormones in the development of asthma which can be ameliorated with potassium iodide and molecular iodine supplementation.
Asthma in Adulthood
Though boys are more likely than girls to experience asthma in childhood. Adult women have an increased risk of developing asthma in comparison with men. The change from a higher prevalence of asthma in boys than in girls to a higher prevalence of asthma in women than in men happens at puberty which has led many scientists to acknowledge that reproductive hormones play a role in asthma.
Potassium Iodide as a Permanent Cure for Asthma
Potassium iodide is a compound that’s contained in Lugol’s iodine, a substance that was once the most prescribed medicine back in the early 1900’s prior to the AMA takeover of the health industry in the United States. Lugol’s iodine can be taken by applying it to the skin or by putting it in drinking water to treat a wide array of different diseases that are rooted in hormonal imbalances. It contains molecular iodine (a trace mineral that every human needs in order to survive) and potassium iodide. Molecular iodine feeds the thyroid gland and potassium iodide feeds the reproductive organs to balance both thyroid hormone levels as well as reproductive hormone levels.
Lugol’s iodine is a broad-spectrum medicinal agent in that it has the ability to cure any disease that is caused by a deficiency of iodine including breast cancer and other reproductive organ cancers. And while many people believe they’re getting enough iodine in their diet (through iodized salt, for example) or in their multivitamin, very few people realize that if they are exposed to fluorine or bromine in the environment, their iodine needs will be much higher. Indeed, individuals who don’t eat seaweed or other high-iodine-content foods as part of their daily diet are likely to have iodine deficiency.
Potassium iodide has the ability to cure asthma because it works to balance reproductive hormone levels in the body. Children in many developed countries of the world are deficient in iodine and this is especially true in the United States. The water supply in the U.S. is fluoridated, which means that many children and adults are exposed daily to high levels of fluorine, which competes with iodine in the body. And the United States is the only developed country of the world to allow the open use of bromine as an insecticide in farming. Bromated Vegetable Oils (BVOs) are found in citrus drinks like gatorade and even in some bread products. Swimming pools are disinfected with bromine instead of chlorine. Children’s pajamas are sprayed with bromine as a “fire retardant” that starts kids early on exposure to this toxic chemical that disrupts hormones, which then causes asthma.
Scientifically, the potassium iodide in Lugol’s has shown “exceptional asthma-suppressive action” in studies. Using Lugol’s iodine 2% daily at 2 to 5 drops in children or 5 to 20 drops in adults is extremely well tolerated and the results are more or less permanent in terms of asthma. As such potassium iodide is a permanent asthma cure that can be used safely as a healthy and natural alternative to steroid therapy.
Iodine was removed from the U.S. food supply as a fortifying agent in bread products in the 1980’s, around the time that the obesity epidemic started there. Obesity, after all, is often caused by poor thyroid function that can be resolved with Lugol’s iodine therapy. Many people lose weight or gain weight and achieve a more normal metabolic level when they supplement with Lugol’s iodine. Iodine was added to salt products, though salt is not a good carrier for iodine and does not properly provide fortification of the population. Nonetheless, removal of iodine fortification from bread products has lead to the development of the asthma industry and the sale of steroid medications for chronic asthma.
Individuals who wish to use Lugol’s iodine as a cure for asthma need to study the material at this link so that they know what kinds of bromine and fluorine detoxification symptoms to expect. A rash known as bromaderma is common and it is caused by bromine being removed from the thyroid gland and then reproductive organs and breast tissues into the bloodstream for removal from the body. Unfortunately, most doctors have been educated to believe that iodine is toxic, though it is common knowledge that iodine is a mineral that our bodies need in order to survive. So doctors in the U.S. regularly diagnose the bromaderma rash as an “iodine allergy” and patients are then scared away from Lugol’s iodine.
There are a variety of detoxification symptoms that occur when a patient who is deficient in iodine starts taking iodine and bromine and fluorine is removed from the body. Familiarize yourself with these symptoms and drink sea water supplements to lessen the symptoms during the initial stages of iodine supplementation. Taking daily doses of Lugol’s iodine improves general immunity and though it has not been shown to specifically be able to cure respiratory allergies, it can cure asthma and at the same time, enhance and balance general immunity.
Natural Asthma Treatment During Pregnancy
Asthma is the most common illness that women experience during pregnancy and many women choose not to use a steroid inhaler during pregnancy despite their doctor’s advice. Women intuitively feel that steroid inhalers are not good for them or their baby. In this article we discuss natural asthma treatments that can be used safely during pregnancy to give women the opportunity to breathe easy even without their steroid inhaler as they are gestating.
Lugol’s iodine is not only safe for use during pregnancy, if women are deficient in molecular iodine and potassium iodide (the two substances contained in Lugol’s iodine), they are at much higher risk of miscarriage, fetal abnormalities, and a variety of ther gestation-related difficulties. But if you’re pregnant and you’ve never taken Lugol’s iodine before, be sure to start slowly with this mineral. Pregnant women should administer 1 drop of Lugol’s iodine 2% to their wrist daily for at least a week without having any bromine detoxification symptoms before increasing the dose to 2 drops. Increase the dose by 1 drop weekly if you are pregnant until you are administering 20 drops of 2% Lugol’s iodine as a cure for asthma during pregnancy.
Molecular Hydrogen: What is it and how does it work to cure asthma?
Molecular hydrogen (H2) is a non-toxic gas that can be used to treat a number of lung diseases and disorders as well as other diseases that involve severe cytokine storms or the release of free radicals such as COVID-19 or influenza. Molecular hydrogen works as a powerful antioxidant in the body that can inhibit the following cytokines that can cause inflammation in the airway:
- High IL-6
Scientific studies have shown that through its effects against cytokines that cause inflammation, molecular hydrogen can be inhaled or it can be taken in drinking water to reduce airway inflammation. A single inhalation session of molecular hydrogen for 45 minutes can get rid of inflammation in patients with asthma. Molecular hydrogen works by inhibiting cytokines that normally cause inflammation. As such, molecular hydrogen can also be used to treat other cytokine-induced respiratory diseases like ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) in COVID-19 or influenza.
Molecular Hydrogen as a Natural Asthma Treatment
Molecular hydrogen works against some specific reactive oxygen species that can cause damage to the body. We talk at length at AlivenHealthy about Reactive Oxygen Species Medicine and the use of reactive oxygen species that can kill pathogens, bind to toxins for their removal from the body, and to encourage normal cellular communication when patients go into a parasympathetic dormant states. These reactive oxygen species that cause damage to the body must be differentiated from those that are used by cells to communicate or to kill pathogens.
In other words, oxygen and certain types of reactive oxygen species can be used to kill infection in some cases. But in some cases, a powerful antioxidant medicine like molecular hydrogen gas might be a better choice to restore health to the body. Both reactive oxygen species and molecular hydrogen gas are powerful tools that patients can use at home to treat themselves for a huge range of diseases, including not just infections, but also chronic diseases, but in the case of asthma, molecular hydrogen is a good choice to use as an alternative to steroid therapy.
Molecular hydrogen is used to cure a variety of serious diseases and disorders including:
- Ischemia-reperfusion injury
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Acute Graft vs. Host Disease (following stem cell transplantation in leukemia and lymphoma patients)
Though molecular hydrogen is cheap and widely available to anyone who can get a machine to manufacture higher concentrations of molecular hydrogen, it is not typically used in conventional medical settings and doctors are not aware of its utility and therefore do not recommend it to patients with asthma. But molecular hydrogen is extremely well suited as a natural treatment for asthma because this disease tends to occur as a result of chronic inflammation, excessive activation of macrophages, neutrophils, fibroblasts, and T lymphocytes as well as oxidative stress in the lungs and bronchioles. Molecular hydrogen has a neutralizing effect on these entities.
How to Use Molecular Hydrogen as a Natural Cure for Asthma
Studies have shown that molecular hydrogen is extremely non-toxic, but scientists have studied low concentrations of molecular hydrogen in a nebulizer at 2% and they’ve found that even at this these very low concentration, molecular hydrogen was able to inhibit the expression of inflammatory cytokines and reduce lung injury in COPD patients by protecting lung cells from damaging free radicals. The same reduction in pro-inflammatory cytokine production in asthma patients would be expected.
In studies on molecular hydrogen inhalation, hydrogen-rich water was able to repair lung disease, improve lung function and cardiovascular function, and reduce the hypertrophy of the right ventricle that often occurs when lung function is compromised by asthma, COPD, or other disease. Improvement of lung function and the repair of lung tissues can be explained by the fact that molecular hydrogen donates electrons to the mitochondria (the battery of the cell) in lung tissues that may be low on electricity. For all intents and purposes, donating electrons to mitochondria that are low in electrically potential is roughly equivalent to re-energizing and brings cells that are dying back from the dead. Indeed, molecular hydrogen can have this effect on any cell in the body whether you drink it as water or inhale it as a gas.
Often, in inflammatory lung conditions, there is a buildup of cells in the lungs that express cytokines like IL-6, MCP-1, and BALF, but studies have shown that patients who either drink or inhale hydrogen rich water have improved lung function and reduced airway inflammation in part due to its action against these pro-inflammatory cytokines.
Molecular hydrogen gas should be inhaled for 45-60 minutes daily by asthma sufferers including pregnant women and children who wish to treat asthma naturally.
The Natural Asthma Cure: Lugol’s Potassium Iodide Cure for Asthma Combined with Molecular Hydrogen Gas as an Alternative to Steroid Inhalers
How to Use Lugol’s Iodine to Cure Asthma
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asthma, you can administer Lugol’s iodine daily to rebalance hormone levels. This treatment is appropriate for children, adults, pregnant, and lactating women. However, everyone who takes this medicine needs to be aware of the presence of bromine and fluorine in the environment and attempt to avoid bromine and fluorine exposure to avoid having to detox from these two toxic halogens that compete for space in the thyroid and reproductive organs.
Go slow with Lugol’s administration during the first 2 to 3 months of treatment. Start with 1 drop daily administered to the skin of the wrist or abdomen. Increase this dose by 1 drop weekly as long as you are not experiencing a rash or other symptoms of bromine / fluorine detoxification. If you are experiencing symptoms of detoxification, continue with that dose until the detox symptoms disappear. Drink a lot of water, particularly reverse osmosis water that has been supplemented with a sea water supplement. The sea water supplement will help the body flush out the bromine and fluorine without causing detoxification symptoms. It will also help hydrate the body and create a higher electrical potential for cellular healing.
The optimal dose of 2% Lugol’s iodine for adults (both men and women, including pregnant or lactating women) is 20 drops daily (about 50 mg).
The optimal dose of 2% Lugol’s iodine for children is between 1 and 5 drops daily depending on their size and weight.
The following vitamins and minerals can help the body properly absorb and use iodine and should be taken daily along with iodine supplementation:
- Selenium – 200 mcg in adults; 20 mcg in infants and young children below 8 years; 40 mcg in children 9-13 years
- Vitamin B2 – 1000 mg daily in adults; 6 mg daily in infants; 30 mg daily in children
- Vitamin B3 – 1000 mg daily in adults; 6 mg daily in infants; 30 mg daily in children
- Magnesium – 800-1200 mg in adults; 65 mg per day in infants; 350 mg per day in children
How to Use Molecular Hydrogen to Treat Asthma Naturally
As you begin taking Lugol’s iodine to cure asthma, you can use molecular iodine to repair lung tissues and to prevent asthma attacks. Patients typically do 1 session of molecular hydrogen inhalation daily for 45 to 60 minutes. You may need to continue to use your molecular hydrogen machine as a steroid-inhaler alternative until the iodine cure begins to work against asthma symptoms. Once the symptoms are under control, you’ll still have a molecular hydrogen machine that you can use on any disease that causes a cytokine storm (such as COVID-19, influenza, dengue, Ebola, and more).
If you are deficient on another nutrient, vitamin K2, it may be difficult for your body to absorb iodine. Vitamin K2 is not the same thing as vitamin K1, a nutrient that’s often included in multivitamin formulas. Recently, it’s come to our attention that vitamin K2-producing intestinal flora that are functional in healthy individuals who are not exposed to organophosphate insecticides or bromine / bromide-containing insecticides, are normally able to produce vitamin K2 in sufficient quantities to make it relatively easy for people to absorb Lugol’s iodine as a supplement. But scientific studies have shown that organophosphate insecticides destroy about 54% of the intestinal flora and up to 100% of the bacteria in the gut that produce vitamin K2. And GMO plant products like corn are literally engineered to not produce vitamin K2 which means that this nutrient deficiency is extremely common in the developed world.
In order to cure asthma naturally, you need to administer Lugol’s iodine 2% along with vitamin K2 (see link above). Administer up to 200 mcg per day to children and up to 600 mcg per day to adults to ensure that Lugol’s iodine is properly absorbed in order to promote proper respiratory function. Note that vitamin K2 also plays a role in promoting lung elasticity.
Click here to read more about vitamin K2 and iodine as government-sponsored nutrient deficiencies that promote the development of specific, predictable disease states and vulnerabilities including vulnerability to COVID-19 infection.
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