I Have A Secret

vI’ve had this crazy secret goal for ten years. I consider it a secret, well up until now, because if I didn’t say it out loud, people wouldn’t know it or see me fail. Crazy because well, if you know me you know I hate to run. The goal? To run a marathon or 1/2 marathon before I turn 50 and now time is running out on me.

So last week I dusted off my couch to 5k app, you’ve got to start somewhere right? Found a future race I wanted to run in and then proceeded to spend the morning in front of the TV.

The reason I spent the morning on the couch was because I had so many things running through my head I was afraid to move off the couch, ironic I know since I just downloaded the COUCH to 5k app. These are just a few things making the rounds in my head. How was I going to train in Albany NY in the winter? What was I thinking? How would I run with my asthma, especially in the winter? Now


What Are 3 Things I Can Do About Asthma?

davThe Mayo Clinic, representing more than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers, says that it isn’t clear why only some people get asthma. According to their research the cause of asthma is genetic and environmental. This means it is passed on through families and triggered by environmental exposure. Of course, there are cases that are purely hereditary and cases that are purely environmental. For example, a chronic smoker can get asthma even if they have no genetic disposition. For average people, the main concern is to eliminate the environmental causes of asthma, especially for young children who may develop the disease from exposure. There is actually 3 things you can do to greatly reduce the environmental exposure to irritants that cause asthma.

The first thing is eliminating toxins. The big ones are pet dander, Volatile Organic Compounds, such as smoke, and dust. The grand majority of dust is circulated through the home by the central heating and cooling air duct systems. This is where duct cleaning or proper window treatment and caulking goes a long way. This is a simple step that gets big results. Removing


Why Inflammation May Be the Cause of Your Asthma

avThere is an epidemic of asthma in our country and around the world. Most people got asthma when they were a child and knew about it as adults. But now a lot of people are getting asthma for the first time as adults and they want to know why. Let’s take a look at our diet and how it is impacting asthma.

Asthma is above all an inflammatory condition. What asthma sufferers don’t realize is what they are eating can be causing inflammation in the body which leads to serious asthma flare ups.

There have been several studies linking an increase in inflammation as the underlying cause of asthma. Natural asthma remedies can be used to cool inflammation without any side effects.

When we eat poorly over a long period of time our body becomes imbalanced and inflammation starts to grow. Nutrient-depleted diets such as the SAD diet not only is unhealthy but causes chronic inflammation in our bodies. Ever present inflammation makes sufferers extra sensitive to triggers.

Standard American Diet (SAD) consists of more Omega 6’s than Omega 3’s and we are eating a lot of sugar