Smorgasbord Health Column – Nutrients we need – Manganese and the link to Asthma

Some great advice from Sally …Asthma is a scary and sometimes life-threatening condition which sometimes diet/ lifestyle changes can help ease symptoms ….Worth a read xx

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Last week I mentioned that there is a link between a number of chronic diseases including Asthma and Manganese. There have been studies that show that those suffering from asthma were also deficient in the mineral.  Although you will see that there is a genetic link to asthma, the respiratory system requires certain nutrients to be healthy. With the current trend to remove grain and other carbohydrates from the diet, there is a number of minerals that can become deficient, one of which is manganese.

First a look at Asthma.

Asthma can be a childhood condition that is hereditary or associated with allergies, that is grown out of by puberty. Or, later on in life as a result of work and lifestyle related ingestion of chemicals including smoking or nutritional deficiency. Here is more about the disease.

What is asthma?

The actual word asthma comes from the Greek azein…

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