Asthma: Why So Many Attacks?

by Catherine J. Frompovich

When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources, public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children; I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack. – Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin-4

Statistically, 9.3% of all USA children have asthma. That amounts to 6.8 million children. [1] The number of U.S. adults not institutionalized, who have asthma is 18.7 million or 8.0% of the U.S. population. [1] Demographically speaking, here is the breakdown according to a December 2013 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Report:

Boys (16%) were more likely than girls (12%) to have ever been diagnosed with asthma.[2]

According to a 2012 CDC survey [3], these are the percentages of asthma prevalence as they stack up:

Another statistic claims that asthma costs the U.S. $56 Billion per year. Furthermore, nine persons die a day in the USA from asthma attacks. [4] Asthma can be attributed to work-related environments; some researchers think there are genetic factors involved; and others claim that environmental factors trigger asthma. Besides, there is non-allergic asthma, a chronic inflammatory condition with wheezing, coughing, breathing difficulties – even chest tightness – which is not caused by exposure to triggers.

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From my studies in natural nutrition and wholistic health sciences, I’m more inclined to regard asthma as an allergy exacerbated by one’s environment and nutritional status, which interacts with or is aggravated by “triggers” that can be anything from food to perfume to animal dander to outdoor air and pollens, and most definitely man-made chemicals, including formaldehyde or other aldehydes, which gas out from most scented products.

Basically, triggers cause constriction of airways within the bronchi that, if not relaxed to allow sufficient air and oxygen into the lungs, can cause serious damage to the respiratory tract and lungs, brain, and even death. The Mayo Clinic website lists some asthma triggers [5] readers probably would not expect.

Whether there is a genetic predisposition, I’m not overly convinced, as everyone comes into life with DNA/RNA sequence transfers from unknown past generations that contribute to the continuum of life. The genetic predisposition theory sounds impressive and high tech insofar as if medicine can attribute asthma to genetics, then more pharmaceuticals can be invented and sold to interfere with or redirect enzyme systems and pathways that are hypothesized as genetic markers for a proclivity to asthma, or any disease. That, in my opinion, is the research route medicine and pharmacology are traveling along to attain greater “cures,” which may be an oxymoron since pharmaceuticals cause more deeply rooted problems, in my wholistic opinion.

Breathe Easy With Advanced Air Purifiers - Multi-Tech Intelli-Pro Improves Air QualityActually, what happens is – rather than curing the root problem, which usually may be some metabolic deficiency or poisoning at cellular levels – chemical pharmaceuticals mask the pain or the problem while causing symptom or disease processes suppression, all while not attacking or curing the root issue, therefore the reason(s) for more prescriptions drugs, higher doses of the prescription being taken, or furthering complications.

As an example, here are some health issues that may shed more light on why I contend genetics may not be involved when it’s congenital. For instance, spina bifida was thought of as a genetic disorder until relatively recently. However, wholistic health practitioners and natural nutritionists contended that a folic acid deficiency in the pre-pregnant and pregnant female was the cause of spina bifida in a fetus developing in utero during pregnancy. Pregnancy nutrition was something I concentrated on in my studies and later interpolated in practice as a natural nutritionist. I suggested all my female clients regardless of their reason for consulting with me immediately start folic acid supplementation if they were a teenager or under 50 years of age—the child bearing years. Back then, that was considered and called quackery; now read what the U.S. CDC says about folic acid preventing birth defects! [6]

There are several other examples that have nutrient deficiencies as the root cause, e.g., cystic fibrosis results from a selenium deficiency in the pregnant female; the disfiguring cleft lip results from insufficient vitamin B12 during pregnancy; and Down’s syndrome is a pregnancy zinc deficiency. I desired that my female clients of child bearing age always were optimally fortified nutritionally through diet and supplements because one never knows when one becomes pregnant, especially during the first two months of pregnancy a female often doesn’t realize she is expecting. The same rationale regarding pregnancy nutritional deficiencies, I think, can be applied to asthma. In MY opinion, pregnant women who are deficient in magnesium, the B complex vitamins, and glutathione may birth children who are inclined to become asthmatic, especially after receiving toxic chemicals provided in routine vaccinations.

For those who doubt that vaccines/vaccinations can cause and/or exacerbate asthma, may I direct readers to what Menacham Rottem, MD, Head, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Emek Medical Center, Afula, and Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel, has to say in his article “Vaccination and the Risk of Atopy and Asthma.”  Even though Dr. Rottem adheres to the medical religious belief that vaccines far outweigh the risks, he is willing to concede that vaccines do cause problems, especially atopy and asthma for which he has this writer’s respect. Most U.S. MDs would never dare say what Dr. Rottem writes about vaccines.

However, there are two exacerbating factors for asthma that most people neglect. One is tobacco smoke, including second-hand and third-hand smoke [7], and the other is outdoor air quality from all sorts of exhausts, pollution, including the fallout from chemtrails.

The 2014 ten-most air-polluted-cities in the USA are:

In those ten cities there are 2,185,910 adults with asthma. That does not include children’s asthma statistics. We only can imagine what they are.

Looking back over the years, something interesting has been going on with asthma, I’d say. According to the CDC’s MMRW for April 24, 1998:

Overall rates of death with asthma as the underlying cause decreased from 1960-1962 through 1975-1977, and gradually increased again in all race, sex, and age strata. (Table_9) and (Table_10). Blacks had consistently higher death rates than whites. Death rates were consistently higher in older age strata. In most race-, sex-, and age-strata, death rates were lower during 1968-1978, when the ICDA-8 coding system was being used, than in other years. [8]

Now, let’s look at these charts from “The Fall and Rise of Asthma” [9]

Here’s a chart showing the decline in asthma deaths, and then the climb beginning after 1978 and through the increased- vaccines-mandated years. Is that a coincidence, especially when juxtaposed against the chart below?

Consider the precipitous rise in asthma in
ages 5 to 14 starting in the mid-1980s when many vaccines were being
mandated and more than doubled from previous recommendations. Infants
took off sharply starting in 1988. In 1991 the Hepatitis B vaccine was
mandated for newborns before leaving hospital with later secondary Hep B
vaccinations for infants.

One of the more predominant issues not factored in, is this: The role weather geo-engineering plays due to aerosolized aluminum, barium, strontium, toxic chemicals – and bacteria [15] – that are used in chemtrail sprays from U.S. Air Force and commercial airline planes.

The government-sponsored chemtrail program attained ‘conspiracy theory’ status sometime in the 1990s. However, aerial spraying to seed clouds and other attributes of warmongering go back to the Vietnam era in the 1960s—let’s not forget two atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945, plus the Manhattan Project and nuclear tests on the Nevada desert – Operation Plumbbob [14]. Then, we also must factor in what is being emitted from nuclear power plants venting their stacks almost daily.

This radiation that comes out of EVERY nuclear facility goes up these very tall vent stacks and it is ‘released’ legally, according to ‘safe’ standards set by the NRC. [….]

Most nuclear power plants have no filters on their vent stacks. A sample plant’s ‘effluents’ are as follows: Beta-Gamma: 1032 MBq – emitter of airborne particles; Noble Gases: 813 MBq; Iodine-131: 60 MBq; Tritium: 655 MBq. [10]

Add to the above, residuals from all the nuclear bomb tests the USA and other countries had been doing, even recently, e.g., North Korea in 2006, 2009 and 2013. And, let’s not forget the current use of depleted uranium warheads and ordnance [11] used in Iraq [12], Afghanistan, and elsewhere, and, of course, Fukushima radioactive particles [13] since March 11, 2011.

Notwithstanding the above, some scientists contend the oxygen content of outdoor air we breathe reportedly contains less oxygen than in earlier times. The current mix of gases we breathe is 78.04% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 0.96% argon. But no one seems to include all the “extras” cited in this blog. I wonder why.

So, is there any curiosity as to why there is so much asthma anymore? Frankly, the air is not fit to breathe. There is no such thing as non-contaminated air anywhere on Planet Earth thanks to all the ‘smart’ technologies that have been forced upon the human organism.


Gwen Moore Quote


Consider the precipitous rise in asthma in ages 5 to 14 starting in the mid-1980s when many vaccines were being mandated and more than doubled from previous recommendations. Infants took off sharply starting in 1988. In 1991 the Hepatitis B vaccine was mandated for newborns before leaving hospital with later secondary Hep B vaccinations for infants.

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008).

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