There is no hiding the rise on asthma increases in Canada these days. It has increased 160% from 1980-1994. Why is there such a large increase? One factor seems to be our modern lifestyle, complete with fast food and fast cars. We have created a polluted world not only outside, but in our household as well. Our ancestors did not load themselves with super-size anything. We eat too much sugar, too much fat, too much period. The more we venture from our evolutionary diet the more difficult it is for our bodies to function properly.