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Episode 103: Asthma and Fermented Foods

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One of the first friends I ever told about cultured foods had a little boy with asthma. Making and drinking a kefir smoothie every day allowed him to get off his asthma inhaler and live a normal life. I was quite surprised and thrilled that it worked so rapidly and since that time research has caught up with the connection between the microbes in our gut and asthma. Tune in to listen and learn more!

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Asthma and Fermented Foods

The American Journal of Epidemiology tied asthma to the consumption of antibiotics. This study found that when doctors gave young children antibiotics, their risk of developing asthma before the age of six increased by 50 percent! In another study, researchers in the U.K., led by allergist Adnan Custovic, analyzed data from more than 1,000 children from birth until the age of 11. . .

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