Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I was just looking around on my computer and came across this article on AOL's home page.  I have a lot of interest in asthma and diet, because I feel that changing my diet really improved my life.

I had asthma for most of my life.  I had nasty attacks two or three times a year that required me to take oral steroids.  Every day, I took rescue inhalers and steroid inhalers.  Then I had Casey, and his allergies required me to change my diet.  I had been a vegetarian for years, but I still ate dairy and eggs.  Because I was breastfeeding my food-allergic baby, I had to give up dairy, eggs and nuts.  Although I did it for him, I really benefited. Since I became a vegan (no more cheese, no more eggs), I have not needed a steroid at all.  It's been seven years, and I've run several races, work out regularly and chase after two very active boys.  Now there are lots of reasons that I'm vegan and happy about it, which I'm sure I'll write about in the future, but it all started out of love for Casey and the amazing bonus of good health.

I'm not suggesting that this will help everyone who has asthma, and the article suggests eating fish, which I do not, but maybe someone who reads the article will give dietary change a try and find better health.

I really want to bake something, but it's 90 degrees here again today, so maybe tomorrow.  It's supposed to rain.  Hopefully I'll have a recipe post for you soon!

Happy Cooking!
Kim and Megan

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