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The most effective approach for significant asthma would be The Ultra Simple Diet, which is a comprehensive food allergy and sensitivity elimination diet. Short of that, you can try a gluten-dairy free diet for at least 6-weeks to see if it makes a difference.
Often digestive issues may contribute to asthma including irritable bowel, a change in the gut bacteria, which can lead to inflammation. Changing your diet will help, as will taking probiotics that can help balance the bacteria in your gut.
Other causes of asthma may include reflux, but in my experience diet is one of the most powerful tools to address this.
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