Vitamin D deficiency is linked to asthma severity, according to the results of a cross-sectional study reported in the May 1 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
“Maternal vitamin D intake during pregnancy has been inversely associated with asthma symptoms in early childhood,” write Erick Forno, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and colleagues. “However, no study has examined the relationship between measured vitamin D levels and markers of asthma severity in childhood.”
The goal of this study was to evaluate the association between measured levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D ([25(OH)D]; the predominant circulating form of vitamin D) and markers of asthma severity and allergy in 616 Costa Rican children aged 6 to 14 years. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed with use of linear, logistic, and negative binomial regressions.
Increased airway responsiveness was defined as a 8.58-µmol or less provocative dose of methacholine producing a 20% decrease in baseline forced expiratory volume in 1 second.
Levels of vitamin D were insufficient (< 30 ng/mL) in 175 (28%) of 616 children with asthma. Vitamin D levels were significantly and inversely associated with total immunoglobulin E (IgE) and eosinophil count, based on multivariate linear regression models. A log10-unit increase in vitamin D levels was associated with lower odds of any hospitalization in the previous year (odds ratio [OR], 0.05; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.004 – 0.71; P = .03), any use of anti-inflammatory medications in the previous year (OR, 0.18; 95% CI, 0.05 – 0.67; P = .01), and increased airway responsiveness (OR, 0.15; 95% CI, 0.024 – 0.97; P = .05), according to multivariate logistic regression models.
According to Dr. Robert O. Young, Director of Research at the pH Miracle Living Center, “insufficiency of Vitamin D is the result of a lack of green foods, green drinks, and sunshine. The body runs on biophotons and biophotons are found in green foods, drinks and sunshine. One can also supplement Vitamin D3 with at least 50,000 I.U.’s a day.”
An alkaline diet and lifestyle with the correct alkaline nutritional supplements may also help to reverse or prevent allergies and/or asthma. Read the following testimony:
Hi! Thought I share some happy news : Spring is the worst time of year for me. I get sick of almost everything and I have no idea how many times I have been rushed to E.R. for immediate treatment over the years. However, this year with my pH Miracle diet I don’t eat what made me choke in the first place and since I started drinking my pH green drink (including super greens, supersoy, pHour salts, prime ph) 4 weeks ago, I have not taken any allergy medicine. A few times I have noticed hay fever season is here, but THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 20 YEARS I HAVE NOT TAKEN ANY ALLERGY MEDS AT ALL!! (I’m sure my allergy meds are all acid – lots of acid probably)
My humble thanks to DR.YOUNG for all his work – it has made a difference in my life already and for this I am truly grateful.
Bente Charlotte Larsson