What are the causes of asthma. Most websites will say the causes are not clear or its due to environmental or genetic factors. The other sites will list asthma triggers.
We believe there is another cause, one more basic and easier to resolve.
Our breathing, and especially our lungs, are dependent on water to work effectively. From the time a breath enters to the time it leaves, our bodies water level is essential for proper breathing.
If we correct these, we end the asthma.
Lack of proper hydration it one of the key causes of asthma.
Once air enters our nose, it is divided and caused to twist and turn as it ends the body. The turbulence an inhalation encounters is part of moisturizing the air before it reaches the lungs. The air proceeds down the bronchioles. These are tubes that resemble an upside down tree. Attached to the end of the branches of the bronchioles are air sacs called alveoli.
The air sacs are dependent on surface tension to work properly. In a state of dehydration, the air sacs signal to the bronchioles to stop the flow of air and continued dehydration. If dehydrated and with out the surface tension of the moisture on the surface of the alveoli, the lungs would collapse.
The solution to allow the air sacs to send the open signal is re-hydration.
As we breath in, the vacuum that draws the air in our lungs also draws molecules of water into the air sacs.
When we exhale, the water that is formed on the walls of the alveoli helps with expelling the air. On their own, the lungs are not able to push the air out. This feature helps the recoil contraction of the lung tissue and makes airs sacs contract uniformly throughout the lungs. This makes it possible to push the air out of the individual alveoli with out collapsing any individual alveoli.
When there is dehydration or chronic fluid and electrolyte imbalance, the bronchioles shut down the openings to preserve the moisture that is present.
Thus, this is why many who are suffering from asthma, not only feel like they cannot catch their breath, they feel like they cannot exhale either.
Our bodies being too acid is also one of the causes of asthma.
The breathing process helps our body maintain a slight alkaline side of the acid base balance.
When we breathe out, the carbon dioxide that is exhaled causes the fluids to become more alkaline.
Additionally, when an asthma attack is happening, the excess hydrogen escapes and is not neutralized by the blood.
When our body becomes more acidic, inflammation can set in much easier.
In deep breathing exercises and the deep breathing of athletes help the body become more alkaline. Asthma prevents the proper exchange, thus promoting the excess acidity.
The kidneys are also involved in the acid base balance. When we do not have enough water, less hydrogen is flushed out and more damaged can happen.
Remember, earlier you read that it was fluid and electrolyte imbalance.
Salt also helps our bodies become more alkaline. Salt also helps our body better transport the water we drink throughout the body.
Lack of proper hydration at the cellular level, especially in the lungs is one of the causes of asthma.
Electrolyte imbalances also play a role.
Correcting either of these is a simple, easy and effective way to eliminate asthma.
Most doctors consider all fluids as being the same a water. Even in nursing school, I was taught that molecules of water could be locked up in a piece of dry toast. Science has progressed to understand things like the Hoskins Effect, cellular memory and how the body reacts to various things put inside it. Its important to recognize, only water alone hydrates best.
Orange juice, although mostly made of water, is not processed by the body as water. In the process of breaking it down, the fluid is read as a nutrient. Drinking orange juice to hydrate our body will be less effective than drinking pure water and using a pinch of salt to get it in the cells.
When we drink water, even the chlorine filtered out of the water leaves a signature that results in the water being treated as though it was chlorinated.
Additionally, water with out being preceded by the electrolyte salt to assist it entering the cells, is actually dehydrating.
When Dr. Batmanghelidj researched and wrote the various books on water cures, the common thinking was that coffee and tea is dehydrating.
Studies since have found that coffee is not necessarily dehydrating. The research found that once our bodies are used to routine intake of coffee or tea. Our bodies are able to balance the effects of caffeine.
Further studies have found that tea and coffee is only slightly more dehydrating that water. So, although it will not hurt you to have your daily cup or two. It turns out that Dr. B was right but for the wrong reason. There are other reasons to avoid coffee. We will explore these in other sections of this site.
Coffee is only slightly more dehydrating than water.
Thus, not only water is needed. Salt is also essential to get the water to the individual cells of our lungs as well as the rest of our bodies.
A web search on salt intake and asthma, you will find numerous sites saying to decrease salt intake to prevent asthma. There are also numerous studies saying that salt intake does not affect asthma.
None of the studies considered the need for increased water. None of the studies looked at the benefits of natural unprocessed sea salt. We have been helping eliminate asthma in our clients for over 15 years using salt and water. This is why we feel that a lack of salt and water are chief of the causes of asthma.
Using the Water Cure Protocol will help increase the bodies hydration levels, decrease acid levels and help the body to maintain balance. Many have found that by increasing the fluid levels of the body, they had effectively ended their asthma symptoms.