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Asthma Prevention for Toddlers

Updated on November 28, 2012

Natural Remedy For Childhood Asthma

It is a scary feeling for parents when their toddler has asthma. I know because I remember my eldest child when she had her first attack. She was 4 years old. It was a sudden onset after a cold and I had no idea she had asthma. She had difficulty breathing which I thought was just mucus blocking her nose. She screamed telling me that she couldn't breathe anymore and she vomited her food and milk. I panicked and brought her to the nearest hospital. She was confined for a day, given oxygen, antibiotics, was nebulized and had to undergo the trauma of a needle pricked on her hand for IV, . I was disheartened to know that my child was suffering from this chronic disease.

As she grew older, she had similar attacks which would occur after she caught a cold virus. . I had to keep her away from kids with runny noses. I was a paranoid mom. I read books about asthma and I became aware of how certain nutrients played a big part in a child's healthy growth. I saw to it that she ate healthy foods and gave her natural vitamins., I learned about essential fatty acids and its role in keeping the body healthy. Throughout her teen years she had fewer attacks but now that she's working as a speech pathologist, she encounters patients (mostly kids) who sometimes have colds which eventually led to her catching it and having an asthma attack again. Inspite of all the precautions, natural vitamins and healthy foods I had often wondered why she still suffered asthma attacks. It was a puzzle to me until I was introduced to a new information about glutathione(GSH).

Glutathione is a tri-peptide molecule found in every cell in the body. Most people have never heard of glutathione. According to the American Health Foundation, there is a direct correspondence between low glutathione levels and the severity of an asthma attack. European physicians have long used Glutathione(GSH) precursors in the treatment of asthma, particularly as a mucolytic (phlegm thinner) to break down thick secretions.

Here is a list of what high levels of GSH can do for asthma:

*help prevent difficulty breathing * decrease severity of attack * prevent respiratory failure * prevent side effects of medication * provide immune system support * slows the progression of the disease.

Clinical studies have proven that the blood and tissues of people with asthma are marked by critically low GSH levels. Those suffering from asthma should raise their glutathione because it is the key protective molecule of the immune system. So the question now is how do we raise the level of glutathione in order to cure asthma?

It is well understood in the medical community that oral glutathione pills cannot raise GSH levels because it is believed to be destroyed in the digestive system. Intravenous and injectable GSH likewise do not raise glutathione in our lymphocites or white blood cells because the molecule is too big to be absorbed by the cell. The only solution to effectively raise GSH is by taking glutathione precursors like N-Acetyl-L Cysteine supplements. However there are warnings that taking this for prolonged periods or too much cysteine may cause kidney stones, liver damage and even schizophrenia,

The best alternative to raise the glutathione(GSH) is by taking a new formulation by Dr, Robert Keller called MaxGXL. It contains a proprietary NAC formula that is designed specifcally to enable your body to produce optimal amounts of glutathione. It is all natural. Clinical results documented an average increase of 292% in intercellular Glutathione levels for persons taking it for 60 days.

I believe this answered the questions I had about my daughter's asthma because she tried it for the past 2 months and had amazing results. The recommended dosage was 6 capsules a day but she took only 3 and inspite of that she noticed that it had strengthened her immune system against viruses. She quickly recovered from colds without going through an asthma attack. Yes, she's not a toddler anymore but had we known about MaxGXL back then, I wouldn't hesitate to give it to her.

Is MaxGXL safe for children?

Yes, it is safe to give to your toddlers. It says in the box that it is not to be used for children, pregnant and nursing mothers. However, according to Dr. Corine Allen, the reason for this is because Dr. Keller hadn't personally done all the studies with this glutathione. His focus was on adults but research says it is safe. As a guideline for dosage, take 1 capsule of MaxGXL for every 25 lbs. of weight. Start with one capsule and work your way up. A 60 lb child could take between 2 or 3 capsules a day taken in the morning and mid afternoon.

Since toddlers can't swallow the capsule, you can open it up and mix contents in yogurt, juice, etc. MaxGXL has no taste so it doesn't interfere with the taste of most foods.

The American Healthcare Foundation recommends raising GSH levels based on research and scientific validation. They believe this will have major positive consequences for patients with asthma. Let's not ignore this information but instead do everything possible to alleviate this chronic disease from our children while they're still young.


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