Dr. Fred Pescatore is a MD who has helped patients not only drastically reduce their asthma symptoms but cure their asthma. As Dr. Pescatore writes about in his book, The Allergy and Asthma Cure, asthma is a condition of internal inflammation. If you can reduce the inflammation you can reduce and even cure asthma. I chatted with Dr. Pescatore the other day about the key tenants of the program uses to help heal and cure many asthmatics.
This is a bit of what he had to say:
What is the relationship between asthma and allergies?
With the help of a procedure developed by the late Harry Philibert, MD, a graduate of Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana, US, family physician, surgeon, and medical pioneer, asthmatics have hope to successfully manage or reduce their asthma symptoms.
Dr. Philibert observed that the infraspinatus muscle in the shoulders of dogs and rabbits contained a reflex that strongly influenced lung health. He called it the Infraspinatus Respiratory Reflex (IRR). The animals that were injected with even tiny, dilute amounts of chemical in this neuromuscular reflex pointinvariably developed respiratory problems. Then, injecting a small amount of local anesthetic into the affected animals resolved their respiratory symptoms.
After carefully examining his asthmatic patients for tenderness whendeep pressure was applied to their infraspinatus muscles, he found a strong correlation with IRR tenderness and asthma. When he injected the IRR (in the body of the infraspinatus muscle which is located by each shoulder blade) of those patients who were tender, he observed improvement in their asthma symptoms. He theorized that: 1) environmental chemicals can accumulate in the body, 2)
Nancy Guberti is a Certified Nutritionist and a metabolic and functional medicine specialist in Greenwich, Connecticut. She has helped numerous asthmatics significantly reduce their asthma symptoms and even cure their asthma. In her years of practicing Nancy has come to find distinct patterns in the asthmatics she treats.
These patterns are very high levels of candida and intolerances to wheat, dairy, gluten and soy. Nancy can perform functional tests on asthmatics to determine the exact levels of candida, food intolerances and other factors through a series of three functional tests: the first morning urine test, the food intolerance test and a full stool analysis test.
With or without these tests, Nancy will often work with her asthmatic clients to change their diet. According to Nancy, “Inflammation is the root cause of asthma. What we see is when we remove inflammatory foods, it helps tremendously. The top inflammatory foods are dairy, wheat, soy, corn, whey and gluten.” Nancy notes that when her patients can follow this diet 100 percent they see dramatic results “in about two weeks.”
Karen was diagnosed with asthma around the age of 35. Her asthma started with severe allergies that were triggered when she moved into her fiancé’s house in February 2000. Within a year, she was having asthma attacks every night at 3 a.m. She tried numerous therapies and remedies to heal herself, then she tried a fast. On the third day of the fast, her asthma stopped. She has not had any asthma symptoms since.
Here is a bit of her story.
What remedies did you use to try to cure yourself?
Up to the age of 22, Dr. Dov Phillips would not know a life without asthma. It was not until he entered chiropractic college in New Zealand that a friend and colleague would introduce him to a technique, Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), which would ultimately cure him. Twenty or so treatments later, Dr. Phillips threw his inhalers away and has never needed them since.
Here is a bit of his story.
Can you give me an idea of what it was like to live with asthma for the first 22 years of your life?