Diet for a Healthy Asthmatic

“There is a medical term, known as the Respiratory Quotient (RQ) that represents the amount of energy expended by the lungs to rid the body of carbon dioxide generated by the metabolism of foods. Different foods have different Rqs. The higher the RQ, the harder the lungs work. Carbohydrates have a quotient of 1; fats …

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Soup Kettle Topics: Xanthines

Title: Coffee Drinking and Prevalence of Bronchial Asthma Author: Annesi, I.; Kauffmann, F.; Oryszczyn, M. P.; Neukirch, F.; Dore, M. F.; (Date: May, 1990) Journal: Chest; V. 97; Issue: 5; Pages: 1268-9 Notes: Comment Letter Title: Caffeine for Asthma Author: Bara, A. I.; Barley, E. A.; 2000) Journal: Cochrane Database Syst Rev; Issue: 2; Pages: …

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Soup Kettle Topics: Viral Matters

Title: Interactions between Allergic Inflammation and Respiratory Viral Infections Author: Avila, P. C.; (Date: Nov, 2000) Journal: J Allergy Clin Immunol; V. 106; Issue: 5; Pages: 829-31 Notes: Comment Editorial Review Review, Tutorial URL: http://www.mosby.com/scripts/om.dll/serve?action=searchDB&searchDBfor=art&artType=fullfree&id=a111027&target= Title: Community Study of Role of Viral Infections in Exacerbations of Asthma in 9-11 Year Old Children Author: Johnston, S. …

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Soup Kettle Topics: Sleep

Title: The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenocortical System and Sleep in Man Author: Friess, E.; Wiedemann, K.; Steiger, A.; Holsboer, F.; 1995) Journal: Adv Neuroimmunol; V. 5; Issue: 2; Pages: 111-25 Abstract: This review article summarizes the major findings about the interactions of human sleep structure and the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) system under physiological and pathophysiological conditions, including studies that …

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Soup Kettle Topics: Physiology-Mechanisms

Title: Replacement Therapy with Dhea Plus Corticosteroids in Patients with Chronic Inflammatory Diseases–Substitutes of Adrenal and Sex Hormones Author: Straub, R. H.; Scholmerich, J.; Zietz, B.; 2000) Journal: Z Rheumatol; V. 59 Suppl 2; Pages: II/108-18 Abstract: A dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis was found in animal models of chronic inflammatory diseases, and the …

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