Food allergies can affect respiration. It also seems very likely that
the hormones, pesticides, food additives and preservatives that litter our food can affect
respiration. The liver, along with the stomach, intestines, appendix, pancreas, and kidney are allcapable of reflexing into the diaphragm. When any of the viscera listed above becomes inflamed as a result of the consumption of food that is of poor quality, the diaphragm, which is innervated by the phrenic nerve out of the spinal levels C3, 4, and 5, receives a viscero-somatic reflex impulse and can become inhibited. Particularly the costal portion of the diaphragm can become inhibited.