Posted Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 3:25 PM
Four years ago in September, I became vegan. My son, who was 10 at the time, had suffered from asthma all his life which was brought on by allergies. He didn't go vegan himself, but I no longer have any dairy in the house - milk, cheese, yogurt, etc. - for him. He does get a little dairy and meat at places like friend's houses, school, frozen yogurt shop, pizza parties, and I still buy eggs for him. But a huge portion of the meat and dairy he ate was cut out when I switched my diet. He LOVED cows milk.
Now, his asthma is COMPLETELY GONE! Allergies are almost completely gone, just a mild reaction to oak in the spring which gets better each year, but no more suffering through ragweed and cedar seasons. I think more than being totally vegan, it was cutting out the dairy that turned him around. It makes me sad he suffered so many years, and makes me sad to see kids on asthma meds all their lives. Before I switched to veganism, I asked my pediatrician if there were any food triggers for asthma, and she said no. If only we could get the word out to all who are needlessly suffering!
Hope it works for you!