Prevent asthma: How to develop a healthy child naturally

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childhood-asthma(NaturalHealth365) Asthma is the number one chronic disease of childhood, with 1 in every 10 children suffering from asthma, according to The American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology. Likewise, allergies have become a growing problem, with 1 in every 13 children affected by this avoidable health issue.

Discover a natural way to stop asthma and allergies.  On the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Dr. Melina Roberts will talk about how simple food changes and lifestyle habits can prevent (and even reverse) many health problems associated with raising a child.  Don’t miss this informative program about the best ways to introduce foods to a newborn child; the link between digestive health and chronic health problems; plus expert advice on how to meet your child’s changing nutritional needs – without the risk of  creating food allergies.

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The wrong foods can trigger asthma and food allergies

Chicken nuggets, French fries, candy disguised as fruit, sweetened breakfast cereals, fast food burgers, mac and cheese, soda – sadly, for many children, these are the staples of their diet, beginning at a shockingly young age.  I know it’s true because I talk to so many kids – on a weekly basis! (I hope they’re reading this article)

Highly processed foods and junk food diets – full of harmful chemicals – have been linked to the development of ADHD, autism, depression and even, later in life, to Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders.

Simply put, unhealthy foods have an impact on the brain (and emotions) – early in life.  In fact, many integrative healthcare professionals believe it’s a major contributing factor to poor academic performance within the U.S. school system – compared to most other developed nations.  Several studies have found poor nutrition early in life results in poor memory skills and lower IQ in school-aged children.

Not only are the chemicals in processed foods putting your child at risk, both now and throughout his or her lifetime, but even the introduction of certain foods too early can damage the digestive system, making our kids more susceptible to chronic illness throughout their lifetime.  For example, we now know that the unique foundation of microbes – in the digestive tract – (as early as age three) have a tremendous influence over immunity and overall wellbeing.

Building a healthy digestive system: the right nutrition at the right time

Parents of young children often find very little information available on how to meet the specific nutritional needs of a developing child in a way that promotes digestive health and reduces the risk of allergies, asthma and other chronic disease. Most end up feeding their child as if he or she were an adult, introducing the wrong foods at the wrong time, and setting up a disastrous cycle of bad health.

On the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, you’ll discover:

  • Why nutritional needs vary as a child develops
  • How to introduce new foods to promote good digestive health
  • How poor gut health can trigger chronic disease symptoms
  • When to introduce suspected allergenic foods plus much more!

Simply sign up now for access to our FREE, weekly show and get great tips from Dr. Roberts about how to properly feed your child to promote lifelong health benefits.  Enter your email address and you’ll receive show times plus some great gifts!

This week’s guest: Dr. Melina Roberts, naturopathic doctor and author

Discover the best nutritional plan for your child and how to prevent disease naturally – Sun. May 5

Dr. Melina Roberts is a leading authority in the field of naturopathic medicine specializing in European Biological Medicine, with a focus on digestive disease, pediatric health, chronic illness and cancer.  She is well-regarded and highly sought-after for her unique approach to treating disease, and for her ability to effectively treat difficult cases, such as cancer and autoimmune disease.

Dr. Roberts is the author of Building a Healthy Child, a revolutionary food introductory plan about building a solid foundation of health in children. She received her doctorate degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario.

She is a member of the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, the Paracelsus Biological Medicine Network, the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine.

jonathan landsmanAbout the author: Jonathan Landsman is the host of, the NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour – a free, weekly health show – and the NaturalHealth365 INNER CIRCLE, a monthly subscription to the brightest minds in natural health and healing.

Reaching hundreds of thousands of people, worldwide, as a personal health consultant, writer and radio talk show host, Jonathan has been educating the public on the health benefits of an organic, non-GMO diet along with high-quality supplementation and healthy lifestyle habits, including exercise and meditation.

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  • Rhett Bennet

    The skyrocketing rates of allergies and asthma means we are basically doing something to our children that isn’t good. The amount of processed foods consumed must be a relevant factor.

    Unless we change what we eat and feed our children these conditions will increase over time. I have seen the asthma attacks first hand and have treated children who come into the clinic where I work. Watching them wheezing, coughing and almost choking is hard.

    They are given treatments that can help short term, but nothing to alleviate the condition in a more permanent way. I will be listing and share what i hear.

  • Josh Gartner

    I have to say the solution to this is not so difficult or mysterious. Than goodness someone will offer sane solution’s to this growing problem.

    I have seen what giving up milk, wheat and gluten do when one is already asthmatic. My cousin has done just that and it has helped tremendously.

  • Marcel Harris

    I appreciate someone talking about this. A lifetime of antihistamines and inhalers has not been the answer. I am looking for a new lifestyle and protocol to overcome this condition naturally by treating the cause.

  • Flo Glasser

    Asthma and allergies do not get the coverage they deserve. You hear much more about some other conditions such as heart problems, diabetes, flu and pneumonia.

    Asthmatic bronchitis is quite serious, yet it isn’t covered well. So with all conditions the best way is to prevent and minimize symptoms is with you taking charge. This is the only real way if you want to be healthy.

    I look forward to the show, because it carriers a self-help message that can make a difference.

  • Sherie Goodman

    Another good point is the mother’s diet while pregnant has an influence on the child’s development. If that wasn’t as good as it could be the second chance comes when feeding your child. I am delighted that someone is tackling that topic.

  • Vivian Casslebury

    The start of poor gut health starts with antibiotics. I would think that is a major contributor to a damaged gut. Now, add a horrible diet and you can expect more cases of IBS, Colitis, asthma, allergies, eczema, and autoimmune disorders.

  • Peter Greenblatt

    My good friend and neighbor has been on medication for over 30 years for asthma. He has a diet which includes ice cream, mostly processed foods and tons of wheat and sugar. Not once has a doctor suggested a diet change.

    They don’t know what he eats and have little interest in finding out. The medication which includes prednisone caused him to need a hip replacement. The hip replacement was recalled because of its poor performance and now causes him immense pain.

    Leave it to the medical community to make a bad condition worst. Everyone should have access to the kind of information that is on this show.