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Isaac and Noah Wright at Summer Camp

Our Asthmatic Boy and how he Got Well... Part 1

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   12/09/10

Blog Post Series  Disease  Family  Nutrition  Supplements  

Many people ask us how our out of control asthmatic got off all of his meds, here's how:

As most of you know, I'm the proud mom of four great kids! We are blessed with children ranging in age from 12-4 years old, and have learned over the years the importance of good nutrition and supplementation. In fact, we feel more than a little passionate about the subject...

All of our kids have had their little ups and downs with health, but Isaac, our 10 year old, has been our biggest challenge. Born a month early, he struggled with asthma for much of his early childhood. He was on steroids and nebulizer treatments with every little cold, and missed over a month of school in first grade due to asthma. He is a very athletic and active child, so the asthma was not an easy thing to deal with. But he's our clown, and generally rolled with the punches well.

Then, he was placed on daily medications after missing so much school. We noticed a profound change in him. He was listless, weepy, and generally not his sunny self. We thought it was just exhaustion from the illness, but over time, he seemed to get worse. We had had no major changes in the family or friends, and were stumped as to his sudden change. Then we saw a report on CNN that the medication he was on was actually linked to a pre-teen boy's suicide. After talking with his doctor, we pulled him off of the medications, and his mood instantly improved, but his asthmatic symptoms reappeared.

It was time to get creative with our treatments...

Libby Wright, author of Your Healthy Life Concierge blog

Libby Wright, mother of four who homeschools, is an original founder of in 2010. She suffered through challenging diseases including Interstitial Cystitis, Graves and Lyme. After years of little progress with traditional medicine, she pursued integrative medicine, applied what she learned, and got healthier. She became passionate about wanting others to experience the same "relief" she had come to know, and was born. She is now managing her illness with a lot of prayer, a lot of nutrition/supplements, and a little prescription medicine. She has been able to resume her normal life and, while there is no cure for her particular conditions, she is able to cope, enjoy every day, and encourage others.

Learn more about Libby Wright.

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