Fungal infections can trigger and exacerbate asthma

Study helps explain why some asthma patients don't respond to current treatments BOSTON, Sept. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A common fungal infection can trigger asthma and make it much worse by way of a route not targeted by existing asthma drugs, report researchers at Boston Children's Hospital. Their findings, published online by Nature Medicine on September 1, have implications for some patients with severe asthma who may be chronically exposed to fungi and can become highly sensitized. The findings from this mouse study explain why existing asthma … [Read more...]

Kicking Off Asthma Awareness Month at Blue Wasabi

In recognition of Asthma Awareness month, Blue Wasabi has created a special roll, we call it the “Mikey Likes It Roll”. During the month of May, $4 will be donated to the Winded Foundation from each roll purchased. Ingredients in the Mikey Likes It Roll are: Spicy crab, cucumber and pop rocks inside, rolled in soy paper and rice, topped with more pop rocks. … [Read more...]

The Winded Foundation Featured in Freedom Way

The Winded Foundation was featured in the March 2012 Anthem Community Magazine Freedom Way. View the full article here … [Read more...]

Haircut Fundraiser

Join Duo Hair Design Studio and the Winded Foundation to fight Asthma with the Just Breathe Haircut Fundraiser on Monday June 4th, 2012 from 9am to 3pm. $15.00 Kids Cut-A-Thon. 100% of proceeds go to the Winded Foundation. … [Read more...]

Asthma Management Through Exercise

The Winded Foundation and Team Winded were featured on Raising Arizona Kids website this month. To view the full article go … [Read more...]

What Is Causing the Asthma Epidemic?

In the United States, asthma cases have increased by more than 60 percent since the early 1980s, and asthma-related deaths have doubled to 5,000 a year. What is causing the asthma epidemic and what can we do to stem the tide? A recent series of articles in the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association (JACA) delves into this question and offers advice from doctors of chiropractic and allergists who have helped control asthma symptoms in many patients. People in their 30s and older can remember that when they were young, it was very unusual for even one child … [Read more...]

5 Foods To Fight Asthma

Most of us take breathing for granted. But if you suffer from asthma, the simple act of inhaling and exhaling can be a painful, even life-threatening struggle. Asthma causes dramatic tightening of the bronchial tubes, making breathing difficult or even impossible. It can be triggered by a number of factors, ranging from airborne allergens to exercise and stress or certain foods. Processed foods and some vitamins and medications may contain food coloring and additives that can worsen asthma; yellow dye #5 (tartrazine), for example, is well known for provoking … [Read more...]

Smoking and Asthma

Smoking and Asthma As the scientific community comes out with more research and information on the health effects smoking has had on our society, more links between smoking and asthma have come into sharper focus. Old myths and excuses are out the window, and new solid data have proven taken our society to a turning point: we need to read and understand the cause and effect smoking has on asthmatics, and then make choices that are healthy for everyone.   What is asthma, and how is it linked to smoking? Asthma is an acute respiratory disease, and recent … [Read more...]

Asthmatics Who Drink Coffee Are Less Symptomatic

A recent Harvard study suggests that asthmatics who drink coffee are less symptomatic than those who do not. Why is this? Caffeine may help to open airways which is beneficial to patients suffering from the onset of asthma. If you are in a situation and your inhaler is not accessible, coffee can help. This caffeine treatment has proven extremely effective until you obtain your inhaler. Both children and adults can benefit from this treatment. … [Read more...]