A narrowing and constricting of the lungs along with inflammation triggered by an external stimulus such as pollen, dander, food… that causes a person to wheeze and cough.  Can be chronic.  Is definitely suckass.

Allopathic medicine offers avoidance, steroids, immune dampening drugs, and emergency plans.   And while all of these can be LIFESAVING, I am interested in deeper, longer lasting, healing.

Our asthma experiences:

Traditional Chinese Medicine For Food Allergies  (Oct 2014)

If you have allergic asthma this will interest you as well.

Allergist Appointment, Lower IgE Levels and Food Challenge  (Oct 2014)

Lower IgE, asthma symptoms back up – what we’re learning.

Lice Treatment – But first – are they good for us?  (Aug 2014)

Our experience with lice and the fading of eczema (maybe asthma).  Coincidence?

Probiotics and oral tolerance induction  (Dec 2013)

I believe that part of the answer to the asthma and allergies lies in probiotics.

Our American Gut Fecal Bacteria Results  (Dec 2013)

Interesting to see the gut bacteria in light of asthma & food allergies

Baked Milk Challenge 4 Months Out, Probiotics, & Chelation   (Nov 2013)

Chelation for asthma?

Hair Test Results  (Oct 2013)

What’s toxicity got to do with it?

Oh beautiful L. Brevis & Other Bacterial Ramblings   (Sept 2013)

Probiotics play a role in all this?!

F**ck Asthma (Sept 2013)

Thought we were making headway – asthma attack set back.

An Epidemic of Absence   (Feb 2013)

Hygiene hypothesis.

An Epidemic of Absence Part 2 – and a plan to heal allergies (Feb 2013)

Hygiene hypothesis – could I have done things differently while pregnant knowing what I know now?

Reducing IGE levels for food allergy and asthma (Dec 2012)

Our protocol in 2012.  We had positive results then hit a wall.

Food Allergies

Food allergies – an immune response to a benign protein in food causing symptoms that range from hives to shock and anaphylaxis.  A very alienating element given food’s omnipresence in all of everything we do.

If you’re dealing with food allergies, the asthma entries will interest you as well.  Here are some entries though specific to food allergies:
Baked Milk Challenge – 5 WEEKS OUT  (Aug 2013)

The first several weeks getting into the grove of daily dosing of baked milk.

Hercules, Food Allergy, and the Baked Milk Challenge  (July 2013)

When my son’s IgE levels fell into range, we decided to do a baked milk challenge.

TSO and Food Allergy & Asthma  (June 2013)

Trichuris Suis Ova was the helminth of choice in my investigations.  Ultimately we didn’t go down that path, but it continues to be on my radar.

The vaccine debate  (Feb 2013)

For us, I think the way we vaccinated only contributed in a negative manner.  While I would do things differently now, certain vaccines like the BCG vaccine are of interest.

Beyond Food Allergies, Allergies, and Asthma – or Why I can’t stop thinking about giving my son worms  (Nov 2012)

This is something that I’ve thought about frequently.  My only concern is that once you get on this train, I don’t think you can get off.

Guo Lin QiGong Lessons and Traveling with Food Allergies and Asthma  (Nov 2012)

Our road trip to Canada replete with bronchitis, eye infection, and OH YEAH food allergies.


I acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus after ankle surgery.  And while I don’t know for certain if I got it at the hospital or at a cheap motel while on an extremely stressful road trip, I do know for sure that it appeared days after my surgery.  It was a soft, non-painful, non-red boil that appeared on my face.  In fact I thought it was a water cyst of some sort.  Months later it drained.  Unknowingly, I spread the infection across my face and ultimately ended up with cellulitis.  It took me about 6 months to be free of that infection.  I’ve had 2 small outbreaks since.  And now, nearly four years later I believe I’m finally free.

MRSA (MERSA)  2 years later  (Aug 2013)

Two years after my initial diagnosis and battle.

MRSA (MERSA) boil topical approach   (Dec 2012)

For me, I battled it internally and externally.

MRSA (MERSA) and Vitamin C  (Aug 2012)

Vitamin C was part of what I used to get rid of MRSA.

Summing up what worked for MRSA (MERSA) for me  (May  2012)

A year later I was pretty much free of it.  Although, I did have a boil appear after extreme stress and fatigue.

Rosacea? MRSA update   (Mar 2012)
DMSO and Doxycycline, MRSA? Continued AND Arrival of Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang (Jan 2012)
MRSA? Doxycycline and DMSO and much anticipated Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang  (Jan 2012)

In desperation and while waiting for BZYQT to arrive, I dissolved my last doxy in DMSO and applied topically.

MRSA – The saga continues  (Dec 2011)
Sinus infection, throat infection, impetigo and Bu-Zhong-Yi-Qi-Tang  (Nov 2011)

Ultimately, my weakened immune system fell to additional infectious predators.

MRSA (MERSA)  follow up – Listerine, Silver, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Kampo  (Nov 2011)

I closed in on a solution while the battle raged on.

MRSA (MERSA)  and Zinc  (Oct 2011)

I used topical zinc and took oral, to my dismay making the situation worse.  Apparently MRSA sequesters zinc before your own immune system does.

MRSA versus Allimed Garlic Day 7  (Oct 2011)
MRSA versus Garlic the Allimed Challenge  (Oct 2011)
MRSA Trial, Error, Trial Again (Dec 2011)

The ongoing dance between me and the bacteria on my face.

Light Therapy for MRSA  (Sept 2011)

I had read and decided to try LED light therapy after antibiotics cleared things up, but not all the way.

MRSA  (Sept 2011)

Shortly after my diagnosis.


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