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Dr. Corinne: God "Moved Through Me Like a Gushing River" and Healed Me of Asthma: Tips to Follow for Your Healing Too
Dr. Corinne Weaver : May 23, 2019 Dr Corinne Weaver
I am so thankful God healed me and I can breathe. I have not needed any medications for the past 20 years!!
Asthma is a condition in which airways narrow and swell while producing excess mucus. This makes breathing difficult and may trigger coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. For some people, asthma is only a minor nuisance. For others like myself, it can cause significant problems that interfere with daily activities and can even lead to life-threatening situations. That is how I was until God healed me. God is bigger than any condition. (Image: Pixabay)
Asthma changes over time and your reaction to triggers can evolve based on your lifestyle and other environmental factors. Although they say there is no cure for asthma, I hope you will learn from this article that it is possible to alleviate your symptoms and heal from within.
Common asthma signs and symptoms include:
-Shortness of breath
-Tightness in the chest
-Trouble sleeping, caused by coughing, wheezing, or inability to breathe comfortably
-A whistling or wheezing sound when exhaling
-Coughing or wheezing attacks that are worsened by respiratory viruses like cold or flu
Your asthma could be getting worse if you experience any of the following:
-Symptoms are more frequent and bothersome than usual
-You need to reach for your inhaler more often
-You're not sure, go to your doctor and ask to use a peak flow meter - a device used to check how well your lungs are working
I had to constantly seek emergency treatment because there were many times I didn't feel any relief after using my inhaler.
The medical term for an asthma attack triggered by physical activity is exercise-induced bronchoconstriction – which induces narrowing of airways but isn't a root cause of asthma.
While 90 percent of people with asthma suffer from exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, the condition can occur in people without asthma as well. Among people who live with asthma, exercise (even laughing hard) is just one of several factors that may trigger breathing difficulties. Symptoms begin during or soon after exercise and may last for one hour or longer if left untreated.
Several factors can worsen asthma symptoms including:
-Chlorine in swimming pools
-Moldy environments (My family had to stop going to our old church due to this problem)
-Chemicals used with ice rink resurfacing equipment
-Cleaning chemicals used at your home (that's why I use essential oils to clean my home)
-Perfumes or candles
-Activities with extended periods of deep breathing, such as long-distance running, swimming, or soccer
Occupational asthma has become the most common work-related lung disease in developed countries!
Occupational asthma has become the most common work-related lung disease in developed countries, and it's caused by inhaling fumes, gases, dust, or other potentially harmful substances while "on the job." While the exact number of newly-diagnosed cases of asthma due to occupational exposure is unknown, up to 15 percent of asthma cases in the United States may be job-related.
Irritants in high doses that are most likely to trigger occupational asthma include hydrochloric acid, sulfur dioxide, or ammonia. Additionally, workers in the washing powder industry may develop a sensitivity to the enzymes in Bacillus subtilis, while bakers may develop symptoms from exposure to various flours or baking enzymes.
Also, if you're a smoker, you're at a higher risk for developing occupational asthma. I've never understood why people smoke. Breathing is so precious!
Similarities between asthma and allergies.
Asthma and allergies have a lot in common – besides making you feel crummy! People with a history of allergies are more likely to develop occupational asthma, particularly with exposure to substances such as flour, animals, and latex. Even if you don't have a history of allergies, you can still develop allergy-induced asthma if you're exposed to conditions that trigger your system.
In some people, skin or food allergies can cause asthma symptoms. Moreover, many of the things that trigger allergies can also trigger asthma.
An allergic response occurs when immune system proteins (antibodies) mistakenly identify an otherwise harmless substance as an invader. As a reaction, your antibodies attack the substances – as a means to try and protect you – and create chemicals that create symptoms like nasal congestion, runny nose, and itchy skin. For some people, this same reaction also affects the lungs and airways, which leads to asthma symptoms.
Asthma triggers vary from person to person, but some of the most common triggers include:
-Airborne substances such as pollen, dust, mold, pet dander, or particles of insect waste.
-Respiratory infections, such as a common cold
-Certain medications such as beta blockers, aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and naproxen (Aleve)
-Strong emotions such as stress
-Sulfites and preservatives commonly used in foods and beverages such as shrimp, dried fruit, processed potatoes, beer and wine
-Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which stomach acid backs up into your throat
People living with asthma tend to breathe faster than people with healthy lungs, and many tend to breathe through their mouths. Therefore I had to learn HOW TO BREATHE. My first book, Learning How to Breathe, can be found on Amazon.
By training your body to breathe differently, you could help your lungs get deeper, more nourishing air. Focus on diaphragmatic breathing to make this happen.
One of the primary inflammation-causing fats is believed to be arachidonic acid, which is a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid found in many processed foods. One German study examined 524 children and found that asthma was more prevalent in children with high levels of arachidonic acid.
One strategy to reduce levels of arachidonic acid is to increase levels of omega-3 fatty acids. The easiest way to ensure you're getting the right amount of omegas is to take a supplement. Click here for one that I recommend. Otherwise, be sure that you're eating plenty of foods like dark leafy greens, oily fish, and walnuts.
Don't just treat the symptoms of asthma. Get to the CAUSE of it!
It's crucial to get to the root cause of conditions, instead of just treating the symptoms. If you have asthma, your diet could be putting stress on your immune system, worsening your asthma symptoms. I know mine was.
By participating in an elimination diet, you'll be able to discover whether food is triggering your symptoms, then make changes to rebalance and strengthen your immune system.
Gluten and dairy are the most common causes of inflammation, but yeast may also be to blame, which would require cutting WAY back on sugar.
It's been found that people with asthma can have low levels of magnesium. This mineral plays a role in opening up the bronchial tubes and improving airflow. Click Here for one that I recommend.
Correct spinal alignment and the full range of spinal joint motion helps to support proper nervous system functioning. When the spine is misaligned or not moving correctly, it can negatively impact your body's ability to handle irritants that would otherwise not be an issue.
While chiropractors don't treat asthma specifically, they do look at the body as a whole and can adjust the spine to better support the lungs and bronchial tubes. Having my upper cervical spine corrected made the biggest difference in my life.
What about mold?
Mold spores can get into your nose and cause allergies, and they can also reach the lungs and trigger asthma. Over time, asthma can worsen with prolonged exposure to mold and some people can't clear mold out of their body. If you have been exposed to mold, a mold test can be performed to see if it's in your blood stream. If so, I recommend doing a mold cleanse. If you want more info on this, you can contact me.
You can reduce mold in the spaces that you live (and work) by:
-Ensuring that central AC has a certified asthma and allergy friendly filter
-Lowering the amount of humidity in your home by using a humidifier
-Paying close attention to bathrooms, basements, and laundry areas where mold can thrive
By recording your asthma symptoms in a diary or notebook, you'll be able to see how well your treatments are controlling your condition.
Several outdoor allergens and irritants can trigger asthma attacks, ranging from pollen and mold to cold air and pollution. Once you start taking note of when and where your asthma flares up, you'll be better able to understand your body and prepare for attacks before they hit.
You'll know that your asthma is under control if:
You have symptoms no more than 2 days a week, and those symptoms won't wake you from sleep more than once or twice a month.
You can do all your normal activities.
You have no more than one asthma attack per year that requires you to take corticosteroids by mouth.
Your peak flow doesn't drop below 80 percent of your personal best number.
Developing a personal asthma action plan.
Every person living with asthma should work with their health professionals to create a personal asthma action plan. This plan will include your daily treatments as well as identify when it's necessary to call your doctor or go to the emergency room.
If your child has asthma, all of the people who care for them should know about the child's asthma action plan. This includes babysitters, workers at daycare centers, schools, and camps. Growing up with allergies and asthma was not fun. I am so thankful God healed me and I can breathe. I have not needed any medications for the past 20 years!!
My mission is to help you get healthier without needing more medications. If you would like to join my Inner Circle I will be starting a 100 day No More Meds challenge on May 28th. Join here to get my FREE ebook and join the INNER Circle if you want accountability to take action for your health.
In my INNER CIRCLE I will be going over all the details of this book for the next 100 days. Join now, because I am only allowing 100 people to join, and the doors will be closed on May 27th and may never open up again.
By joining this circle, you have the unique opportunity to ask questions and share personal experiences while engaging with like-minded individuals and gaining the support of health professionals who are experts in health and wellness.
I am looking forward to showing up more in your life and serving you better. Don't forget to Listen to the No More Meds Podcast and join the No More Meds Movement with me.
I thank God for not giving up on me and moving through me like a gushing river! Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here
Dr. Corinne Weaver is a compassionate upper cervical chiropractor, educator, motivational speaker, mother of three, and internationally bestselling author. In 2004, she founded the Upper Cervical Wellness Center in Indian Trail, North Carolina. Over the last 13 years, she has helped thousands of clients restore their brain to-body function. When she was 10 years old, she lost her own health as the result of a bike accident that led to having asthma and allergy issues that she thought she would always have to endure. Then, after her first upper cervical adjustment at age 21, her health began to improve thanks to upper cervical care and natural herbal remedies. This enabled her to create a drug-free wellness lifestyle for herself and her family, and she also enthusiastically discovered her calling to help children heal naturally.
Dr. Weaver was named one of Charlotte Magazine's "Top Doctors" in 2016 and is now a number-one internationally bestselling author to two books: Learning How to Breathe and No More Meds.
Upper Cervical Wellness Center is known for finding the root cause of health concerns through lifestyle changes, diagnostic testing, nutraceutical supplementation, and correction of subluxation (as opposed to just medicating the symptoms). The practice offers cutting-edge technological care at its state-of-the-art facility, including laser-aligned upper cervical X-rays, bioimpedance analysis (measures body composition), digital thermography (locates thermal abnormalities characterized by skin inflammation), and complete nutritional blood analysis, which is focused on disease prevention.
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