It really depends on what is causing your asthma. I was diagnosed with asthma a few years ago (in my 20s, so not living with it as a kid, but my brother did as a kid so I was familiar with symptoms). I think a Primal diet is very helpful! Most of my bouts of asthma are caused by eating wheat (barley, oats, rye) product or soy product. Primal cuts those out so I don't get nearly as many asthma attacks. Of course, I also have a moderate food allergy to wheat and soy products, and the asthma is a symptom of the immune system's response to the allergy (I am also allergic to nuts; same story).
Originally Posted by joedale
Another thing that aggravates my asthma is airborne particulates. This could be when the pollen count is high in the spring and summer, and also in the winter if there is dust in the central air system, or mold--*especially* mold. Any mold, any kind, will have me wheezing.
It is important for you to determine what is causing the asthma. Primal is a good way to start because it cuts out a lot of the major food allergens. I would also give it 2-3 weeks to allow for your system to clear. You could easily be reacting to something still in your system if it's related to a food you had a few days ago. If it's still going on, check on things like mold and dust in the heating system. Dandruff from animals. Etc. Get an air purifier and see if that helps. If not, do further elimination on your diet (i.e., take out shellfish, eggs, nuts, peanuts, and other major food allergens) for a few weeks.
Good luck; asthma is incredibly difficult to manage, but it's all about finding out what works and doesn't work for you. Everyone is different. Just sharing my experience as a means to an end; you could easily have different triggers than me, but the point is this: eliminate to isolate triggers.
Stumbled into Primal due to food allergies, and subsequent elimination of non-primal foods.
Start Gluten-Free/Soy-Free: December 2012; start weight 158lbs, Ladies size 6
Start Primal: March 2013, start weight 150lbs, Ladies size 6
Current: 132lbs, Ladies size 2
26lbs lost since cutting the crap.