Plenty of fish helps asthmatic children breathe better

Eating plenty of fatty fish—such as salmon and tuna—can help improve the lung function of children with asthma, a new study has found.

Children can see a big improvement in their breathing within six months after eating fish twice a week, say researchers at La Trobe University in Australia.

Lead researcher Maria Papamichael said the findings add to other research studies that demonstrate how asthma can be successfully treated almost exclusively with a healthy diet.

The researchers tested the diet on a group of 64 children who had mild asthma, half of whom ate at least 150 g of fatty fish twice a week, and the rest instead ate their normal diet.

By the end of the six-month trial, the children who had eaten the fatty fish diet had reduced bronchial inflammation by 14 units; a 10-unit reduction is considered ‘significant’.

The fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and these have anti-inflammatory effects that reduce asthma symptoms, the researchers said.


(Source: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 2018; doi: 10.1111/jhn.12609)

ChooseLife Notes : Johanna Budwig said that a high Omega3 diet (such as her Flax Oil/Cottage Cheese centred protocol), would help cure dry coughing, and other similar maladies. This research backs the claim made in her book:


Moreless would often broach this subject, advising that he only recommended Salmon from far north, that the waters there are cleaner, plus the meat is more mineral rich (as this is a mechanism to stop freezing). He would repeatedly state that plant based diets were those where true healing may occur, however for some including fish like Arctic Salmon may be very beneficial. Moreless did talk of the Budwig Protocol positively, so I personally defer to her expertise in this regard (ie the surplus electrons of Flax make it the best Omega3/ALA source, an Electron shower, reigniting millions of cells respiratory potential).

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