Treating Asthma With Plants vs. Supplements?

Treating Asthma With Plants vs. Supplements?

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DESCRIPTION: Whole fruits and vegetables were compared to both antioxidant pills as well as supplements containing fruits and vegetable extracts for their ability to treat seasonal allergies, improve lung function, and control asthma.

If you missed my last video about the fruit and vegetable treatment study, you can watch it here: Treating Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables ( Prior to that I dealt with preventing asthma in the first place: Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables ( I’ll close out this video series with video about the efficacy of vegetarian and vegan diets for the treatment of allergic diseases in Treating Asthma and Eczema With Plant-Based Diets (

The video I referenced about the cedar allergies in Japan was Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies (

The theme of whole foods being more efficacious than supplements seems to come up over and over again. See for example:
• Produce, Not Pills to Increase Physical Attractiveness (
• Dietary Treatments for Computer Eye Strain (
• Some Dietary Supplements May Be More Than a Waste of Money (
• Prunes vs. Metamucil vs. Vegan Diet (
• Optimal Phytosterol Source (

More on “vitamin P” in How to Slow Brain Aging by Two Years (

The anti-inflammatory effects of nuts may explain the Harvard Nurse’s Health Study finding: Fighting Inflammation in a Nut Shell (

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