Asthma

Some Days I Feel Like…"I Just Can’t!"

Oh man. Today is one of those days. I feel like such a failure in regards to my son’s health. Just when I thought things were under control – the allergies, intolerances, asthma, eczema (on top of the attitude and aggression that comes with being a six-year-old boy) – now we have something new to…

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Going Gluten-Free for Asthma, Eczema and Your General Health

By: Mitchell Medical Group Gluten-free food has always existed, and so have gluten allergies. But it hasn’t been until somewhat recently that people have decided to cut gluten completely out of their diet for weight-loss reasons, or simply because they just want to jump aboard the new gluten-free fad. In fact, gluten-free eating has become so…

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The Benefits of Salt Therapy as a Natural Remedy for Asthma and Eczema

By Ashley Tortu (bio below) What is Salt Therapy? Halotherapy, or Salt Therapy, is a natural, relaxing method of relieving the irritating symptoms associated with skin and lung conditions.  With origins in 1800s Poland, Halotherapy was first created by Dr. Feliks Boczkowski who witnessed that salt mine workers didn’t suffer from common respiratory ailments of…

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ALCAT and Food Intolerance Testing

Like with the GAPS diet, I’ve known about food intolerance testing for a long time, but have waited to try everything else before submitting to testing. Why? Because its expensive! Really expensive. And it’s not covered by insurance – at least not in the US or Canada. But over the years we’ve done multiple elimination diets, seen conventional…

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KozyEpi’s Autoinjector Carrier: Why We Use it

Last year, in preparation for Tristan’s first time at day camp, I searched for a medicine pouch to keep all his rescue meds in one place and for an epinephrine carrier, an easy way to keep his epinephrine on him at all times. I wanted something fun and boyish that he wouldn’t be embarrassed to…

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How Healthy is Dairy? Tips to Cut it Out

It’s no secret that dairy can cause inflammation in the body, which can trigger eczema, chronic ear infections, asthma, and a host of other health conditions. Do a quick search and you’ll find article after article about how milk, yogurt, and cheese have all played havoc on our bodies. You can read here about my friend…

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Healing Asthma, Eczema & Allergies with Homeopathy: A Journey (Final)

It’s been quite a while since I updated you on our homeopathic journey to healing Tristan’s eczema, allergies, and asthma. You can find previous posts on this subject here. And I’m sorry to say that I don’t have a happy ending for you, at least regarding custom treatment. While we saw some minor improvements with…

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All About Leaky Gut Syndrome: Healing Your Gut Series

Healing Your Gut Series: What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome & How It May Apply To You! By Josh Gitalis (bio below) If you or your child suffers from allergy-driven conditions like eczema, psoriasis, asthma or allergies, you are likely well aware of the difficulty in treating these conditions. The first line therapies consist of various…

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Healing with the GAPS Diet – Intro Recap

We are finished with GAPS Intro (follow our journey here) and have been for some time, I just couldn’t find the time to sit down for this recap. When we officially finished Intro I was so put off by how little I personally accomplished on the diet, that I went on a binge fest –…

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An Introduction to Healing with the GAPS Diet (Day 44)

I’m really not sure where to begin as it’s now been one month since my last update and a lot has happened. To follow along on our GAPS journey, visit this page. Updates: Tristan and I are both in stage 4. This diet has become all-consuming – I literally eat, sleep, and breath this diet.…

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Healing with the GAPS Diet – INTRO (Day 1)

So, I’ve heard about the GAPS diet (Gut & Psychology Syndrome) for several years now. People that have followed it claim they’ve cured many of their and their children’s chronic ailments and diseases, usually of the autoimmune family. Yes, I said CURED. I knew when first hearing about the GAPS diet, that we just weren’t…

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