People with chronic respiratory illnesses often use drugs to help them breathe better. But these drugs can have serious side effects—and if you have a condition like asthma, COPD, congestive heart failure or even seasonal allergies, breathing is still a daily anxiety. The good news is that you can do a lot to help yourself naturally with the information you’ll find below. You can relieve that frequent coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness you get from any exertion. You might even end up depending less on steroids and inhalers.

In the Bottom Line Guide: Breathe Easier with Asthma, Allergies, COPD and Other Respiratory Conditions, we go beyond the advice your doctor gave you. For instance, we tell you about specific nutrients that keep your lungs healthy and more efficient…techniques that work when you’re struggling for breath…how cooking with the right oil helps you catch your breath…a hot beverage that relaxes airways when you don’t have your inhaler…a weird way salt helps people with asthma…how to breathe easier in winter by putting a certain rub on your back in the summer…and much more.

Read on for details about how you, too, can breathe easy…

Drug-Free Relief…

Drug-Free Relief for COPD

Relieve COPD Flare-Ups with Vitamin D

How Cooking Oil with the Right Vitamin E Can Help You Breathe

Surprising Conditions That Chiropractors Can Treat: Asthma, Fibromyalgia, TMJ and More

Can a Chinese Herbal Paste Help COPD?

Can Salt Rooms Really Help Asthma and Acne?

When You Can’t Catch Your Breath…

CART: A Better Way to Catch Your Breath if You Have Asthma

How to Survive an Asthma Attack Without an Inhaler

4 Secrets to Easier Breathing

Can’t Catch Your Breath? The Problem May Have Nothing to Do With Your Lungs

Clearing the Air…and Steroids

How to Clean the Air You Breathe: The Right Air Purifier for You

Why Your Asthma Treatment May Not Be Working