Using salt to help asthma and allergies!

Canada is facing a wave of chronic respiratory diseases. Asthma, croup, bronchitis, allergies and chronic ear infections are just a few examples.

Unfortunately, many children suffer from some sort of a breathing condition which can result in absences from school, numerous visits to the emergency room, sleepless nights, limited participation in certain activities and other physical/emotional disturbances that affect their quality of life.

Most children are treated with steroids and antibiotics and although they can provide some relief, they do not deal with the underlying issues nor are they 100% free of negative side effects. Just recently, the FDA issued a warning on four widely used asthma drugs, especially in childhood- Advair, Symbicort, Serevent and Foradil. For parents who want their children to experience the most out of life that can mean opting for asthma treatments they are not entirely comfortable with. There is another option- salt.

Clinical studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2006) report: “Inhalation of hypertonic saline produces a sustained acceleration of mucus clearance and improved lung function. This treatment may protect the lung from insults that reduces mucus clearance and reduces lung disease”

Salt rooms, salt pipes and salt lamps are conventionally used in most parts of Eastern Europe and other various countries throughout the world to help treat and manage respiratory issues.

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Jennifer McCallum

Thank you so much for stopping by this page to get to know a bit more about me and why I started Parent Guide Inc. My business story started a way back in 2001... …after the birth of my first daughter, I realized that an "all-in-one" resource guide for parents was needed, and fast! I designed the New Parent Resource Guide to fill a gap in the community for busy parents like myself. The New Parent Resource Guide offers an A-Z of key contacts for parents, caregivers, service providers, and health care professionals.  Working with key businesses and organizations in the community, we have also compiled much-needed articles, tips, and charts to answer all your parenting questions. The latest addition to our family is the School Age Resource Guide to serve parents of children, 3 to 18 years!  This guide answers questions about: nutrition, bullying, curriculum, building self-esteem, and much more, as well as offering a full directory of local and national resources. The website offers an “all-in-one” spot for parents to connect, add their own blog, and find needed resources in their community.  It is a site that educates and entertains and if you can't find somthing just ASK me. I am here to serve YOU!  My hope is that you connect with our members, find comfort in their words, and share your own story. My goal is to see what I can do to help make life a bit easier for you.   You are why I do what I do! I can’t wait to get to know you!  Comment below to tell me about yourself – then start blogging so we can find out what makes you get up in the morning!  Check out my blog too and I am sure you will be surprised what gets me out of bed each day!!! Jennifer -  Mom and Publisher

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