Here we go again

Here we go again

It’s been a year and a half since my bout with asthma. It’s under control, I’m working out hard again, and my husband no longer puts fertilizer on our lawn when we reseed. I’m as healthy as can be. It’s all good, right? Wrong. For some silly reason, I forgot to tell our gardeners that when THEY reseed the lawn they can’t use fertilizer. Ever! I think because I was feeling so healthy and my lungs were so strong, it didn’t dawn on me to tell them.

So one Saturday, the gardeners are working on the lawn and fixing some sprinklers. My son and I take off to do whatever fun thing we were doing that day, and when we get back I notice the lawn is covered in fertilizer. It still hasn’t hit me that this might not be a good idea. That is until I’m inside and I can feel my lungs tightening up and my airways constricting! I remember this feeling. And the last time it happened, I was rushed to the ER several times. I was very worried and didn’t want to repeat that incident. I also didn’t want to start needing the meds again.

I quickly emailed my nutritionist, Craig, in a panic, “Help! I’m having trouble breathing!” Luckily, he got back to me quickly and gave me a list of things to do. Drink apple-cider vinegar in water along with a few Standard Process vitamins. Drink wasabi in water several times a day. Drink peppermint tea. Drink radish tea–basically slice and steam radishes in water, then drink the tea and eat the radishes. So I did everything he suggested. And you know what? Asthma attack averted! Wow, I could not have been happier. Asthma was actually thwarted by using vitamins and natural ingredients from the earth! Do people know about this? And if they don’t, don’t you think they’d want to? I think it’s the most amazing thing ever. Keeping asthma away naturally! How come this isn’t something you see on the news?

By getting well this way, not only am I avoiding meds and who knows what side effects, I’m also saving money. Just one of the prescriptions costs $500 a month! So after a few days, I can tell my lungs are strong enough to start working out hard again. And after a few weeks, my lungs are feeling pretty healthy.

After all I’ve been through, here I am a year and a half later. I have healthy lungs, and I don’t eat sugar or wheat. I’m happy to be living a super-healthy life, and I’m thrilled that I keep my body healthy with the foods I eat. Plus I’m teaching my son to live a healthier life too. I may not have thought I’d ever want to get off of sugar and wheat. But I must say I really like eating this way, knowing that I’m healthier and stronger than I ever imagined. It’s been a journey, but one I wouldn’t trade for the world.

Denise Cruz-Castino

Denise and her longtime friend Christine Schuchart, an editor for many high-profile magazines and former online editor at the J. Paul Getty Museum, are currently putting their love for natural health to work by creating a website for busy parents who are trying to find simple ways to get their kids to live and eat healthier.

Note: This Perspectives Blog post is written by a guest blogger of The opinions expressed on this post do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Dr. Greene or, and as such we are not responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied. View the license for this post.

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