HEALTH ISSUE: Asthma
SYMPTOMS: For as long as I can remember, I’ve had asthma. When an attack comes on, I find it difficult to breathe, my chest gets tight, and I wheeze. Because I have allergic asthma, these bouts are often triggered by exposure to pollen.
HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS: Besides using my inhaler to keep attacks at bay, I also keep a healthy, balanced diet packed with vitamin A, magnesium, and vitamin C, as these nutrients have been shown to regulate asthma-inducing inflammation. I also do my best to stay active, favouring outdoor hikes and yoga as a way to control my attacks.
THE RESULTS: While I still have asthma, making these lifestyle changes has helped to manage my symptoms.