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Do Fast Foods Cause Asthma, Rhinoconjunctivitis and Eczema? Global Findings From the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Phase Three

Indulgence in fast foods may make children and adolescents more prone to having asthma, eczema, and rhinoconjunctivitis.

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Is the Consumption of Fast Foods Associated With Asthma or Other Allergic Diseases?

Regular consumers of fast foods, such as hamburgers, may be at risk of suffering from allergic diseases, such as asthma, eczema, rhino-conjunctivitis, and allergic rhinitis.

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Fruit and Vegetable Intakes and Asthma in the E3N Study

Following a high vegetable diet rich in tomatoes, carrots, and leafy vegetables may lower a woman's risk of developing asthma.

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Vegan Regimen With Reduced Medication in the Treatment of Bronchial Asthma

Going vegan may help improve symptoms of asthma.

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Association between processed meat intake and asthma symptoms in the French NutriNet-Santé cohort.

Habitual intake of processed meats can aggravate the symptoms of asthma in an individual.

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Consumption of artificially-sweetened soft drinks in pregnancy and risk of child asthma and allergic rhinitis.

Women with high intake of artificially-sweetened beverages during pregnancy may have high chances of giving birth to babies at risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis.

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Association between antioxidant vitamins and asthma outcome measures: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Asthma is less likely to occur among regular consumers of foods rich in vitamin A and C.

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Marky Yvanovich
I think an important thing to notice in this study is that "foods rich in vitamin A and C" is not the same as taking vitamin suppl... Read More
Wednesday, February 28 2018 09:10
Sean Carney
You are so right Marky, Food is the answer. Pills are not the answer. Health come from food, not pills. Pills can be helpful but t... Read More
Wednesday, February 28 2018 09:58
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Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of wheezing and asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

​Adequate intake of fruits and vegetables may help guard against the development of asthma and wheezing in children and adults.

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Plant Foods May Relieve Asthmatic Symptoms

Bronchial Asthma Illustration
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 24 million people are living with Asthma in the United States. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the respiratory tract which coveys air to and from the lungs. An episode of asthmatic attack is associated with coughing, chest tightness, shortness of breat...
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Is Cow Milk Designed for Humans?

Is Cow Milk Designed for Humans?
In 2012, about 212 billion liters of cow's milk was consumed globally. A huge proportion of the 212 billion liters was consumed in America. The average American consumes 375 pounds of dairy products every year and 1 out of every 7 dollars spent in grocery stores in the United States goes for the purchase of...
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Dear Dr. Carney,Thanks for the work you do in promoting a plant-based lifestyle. I recently saw your article titled “Is Cow Milk D... Read More
Wednesday, March 22 2017 21:38
Sean Carney
Hello Amy,What you have said seems very right and I believe that we will need to write a bit of a correction to our blog post so I... Read More
Wednesday, March 22 2017 21:55
Hello Sean,I would probably just remove the points about the four-chambered stomach making cattle better equipped to digest milk f... Read More
Wednesday, March 22 2017 22:52
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Allergies-Asthma Improve Over Time

Allergies-Asthma Improve Over Time
How many boxes of Kleenex do you go through during periods of high pollen counts? You will be encouraged by reading our new Topic Article "Diet May Reduce Severity of Seasonal Allergies>."  According to the plant-based nutritional experts, asthma and allergies have been linked to several nutritional factors. Although there isn't much literature published on...
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How do You Spell Relief?

How do You Spell Relief?
How do you spell relief? Many people would respond by singing their answer, "R-O-L-A-I-D-S" to the tune of the famous 1970's advertising slogan which sold Rolaids, a popular antacid tablet. But, as you can see in the illustration above the best way to fight acid indigestion is to only eat in the blue zones.  Taking antacids...
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Lauren Erin Lawson
Can a person who has had an ulcer (H.pylori) discontinue using omeprazole if eating only from the blue zones?
Friday, February 03 2017 20:09
Linda Carney MD
It depends. If a person is on prednisone, they need omeprazole no matter how small the dose of steroid. Also, 6 weeks of omepraz... Read More
Friday, February 03 2017 20:28
Christine Marie Scalfo
Do you have any recommendations for GERD that persists on a plant-based diet?
Wednesday, December 26 2018 14:58
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