First Draft © Dennis Rocke & Dr J. M. Mungavin 1983

Updated © Dennis Rocke 2022


Asthma is a condition of paroxysmal (sudden violent attacks) of difficult, laboured, wheezy breathing. With asthma, if protein-containing dust gets into the lung the inflammation produced by the antibody-allergen reaction (immunity mechanism of the body) occurring amongst the cells lining the airways cause:

  • Contraction of the special muscle (smooth) in the wall of the airway.
  • A swelling of the lining.
  • An outpouring of extra mucus.

These all combine to narrow the airway. The wheezy breathing is the airflow becoming turbulent and noisy. It is especially bad when breathing out, which normally needs no muscular effort but in severe asthma becomes a conscious hard squeeze.

Seasonal asthma can develop in children and young adults who develop eczema and allergy to cow’s milk in the first few months of life. This coincides with hay fever season (pollen orientated) or the somewhat dusty activity that causes hay fever.

Determining which kind of dust causes hay fever in the patient is very easy and by avoiding this type of dust, the patient can reduce their problem. Another method of desensitisation (reduction of a person’s allergic reaction to a specific substance such as pollen of house dust. When a doctor administers spaced injections of small amounts of extracts of specific allergens, a reduction of sensitivity occurs. Hay fever injection is a specific example).

When asthma develops in an adult on the other hand (often in middle age) the cause is not as clear. The onset could come from a bout of flu or even just a bad cold. Cold foggy weather, sudden exertion or excitement can initiate minor respiratory infections (colds) which in turn bring on further attacks.

In some people who have had attacks of late onset asthma for some years, the wheeziness tends to be permanent.

Bad diet could be one of the causes of asthma, therefore eating a well-balanced health diet, such as the one described later in this book, could well ease the suffering of an asthma patient.

Psychic factors can also cause asthma, such as, emotional insecurity or emotional causes of other natures.


Pollen is one of the commonest causes of asthma, even so, taking pollen orally is an excellent treatment for asthma. Start with small doses, gradually increasing to as much as possible. The reason diabetics hardly ever suffer from asthma is because a diabetic has high blood sugar and asthmatics always suffer from low blood sugar.


The best diet for an asthmatic is by far a vegetarian one as they must avoid all meat and fish products they must also avoid cow’s milk. Yoghurt and goat’s milk are acceptable.

The following foods are beneficial and are essential to the diet:

  • Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Buckwheat
  • Fruits (all sorts)
  • Garlic (lots of it)
  • Grains
  • Green vegetables
  • Honey
  • Nuts
  • Peas

All processed and refined foods, ice cream and sugar.

Daily Supplements (Recommended)
Vitamin A  

Under doctor’s supervision take up to 50,000 iu


Vitamin B5  

100 mg


Vitamin B6  

50 mg Natural anti-histamine


Vitamin C  

5,000 mg


Vitamin E  

1,000 iu with doctor’s consent and supervision



Take 3 capsules with each meal. Use garlic salt, or as much fresh garlic as desired.



As directed


Magnesium Supplement  

5 mg (it is possible that a chronic manganese deficiency could be one of the contributing causes of asthma)



As directed (starting with weak doses, working up to as large a dose as possible)