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Bronchial Asthma originates from affliction, of the stomach and Gastro-intestinal tract. In many cases, before the onset of the disease, patients will complain of indigestion, gas, bloating, nausea, constipation, and diarrhea. The attack of Asthma can be sudden, due to sensitivity of the patient, to certain substances like; pollen, dust, perfume, cigarette smoke, and certain allergic foods. Asthma causes difficulty in breathing, sense of tightness, or constriction around the chest, whistling sound while breathing, and difficulty in inspiration and expiration.
Gastric secretion, of Hydrochloric acid, following a standardized meal, was studied in 200 Asthmatic children (age 6 months to 12 years). The group was compared with a control group of 200 non-asthmatic children. The Clinical study showed that 85%, of the Asthmatic children, had levels of Hydrochloric acid, in the stomach, well below normal. Only 2% of the control group, of children, had similar low acid levels in the stomach.
The study verified that the lack of acid production, in the stomach, prevented the activation of Pepsin, resulting in incomplete digestion, of the food and micro-molecule absorption. Reduced acid strength, increased both the number, and severity of food allergies, while simultaneously impairing the micro-nutrient nutrition.
Children have a unique physiological characteristics and cannot be considered as "mature adults". A child''s digestive system is immature, especially before the age of 6 years old, when Asthma begins. This immaturity and weakness, of the digestive process, predisposes a child to experience an incomplete breakdown and conversion of the food, and the accumulation of Phlegm. This pathological matter, will accumulate in the lungs, setting the stage for Asthma. Many allergies and the onset of Asthma are caused by allergens entering the small bowel, without being sterilized and converted, by the Hydrochloric acid and peptic enzymes. The use of antibiotics and other acid reducing medication will result in incomplete sterilization and conversion of the nutrients consumed.
Clinical studies indicate that Allergens can be transferred from the mother during the pregnancy and through breast-feeding. This is especially true when the pregnant, or nursing, mother has Hypochlorhydria or Achlorhydria. Allergens that are normally eliminated in the stomach, by the Hydrochloric acid and Peptic enzymes, are dumped into the digestive tract, where they are absorbed and passed on to the new born during the pregnancy.
A pH diagnostic test, or gastrogram is the most accurate and reliable test, for diagnosing digestive disorders. The pH diagnostic test results, will allow the doctor to setup a treatment protocol, with natural medications that will bring the digestive system back into balance. A balanced digestive process, will support the immune system and improve the body''s ability to absorb the necessary vitamins, minerals and micronutrients, required to keep the body healthy.