Breathing Easier with Healthier Eating
Kimberly was four years old when she had an asthma attack so severe she punctured a lung. By 16, she had been hospitalized at least nine times for asthma and taken dozens of medications, including prednisone, an oral steroid. She shied away from exercise and gained weight.
In 2001, she changed her diet, eating more fruits and vegetables, and started exercising more. While the asthma didn’t disappear, its severity lessoned, and she hasn’t been hospitalized for five years. She is off steroids entirely.