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Losing Weight on the Anti-Inflammatory Initiative

Losing Weight on the Anti-Inflammatory Initiative

You may not know if your body is affected by chronic inflammation. In fact, you may not even have any obvious symptoms that tell you that inflammation is in your body.  However, chronic inflammation brings down your immune system and causes your body to be more...
3 Tips for Staying Hydrated When It’s Cold Outside

3 Tips for Staying Hydrated When It’s Cold Outside

Many people with a chronic lung disease think that their hydration worries are over when it gets cold outside, but nothing could be further from the truth. Outdoor activities like going shopping, shovelling snow and walking to the mailbox expose you to the dry air of...
7 Tips for Protecting Your Lungs in Frigid Weather

7 Tips for Protecting Your Lungs in Frigid Weather

Cold air makes it more difficult to breathe. When you have a chronic lung disease, anything that makes it more difficult to breathe is a problem. However, you cannot be expected to stay cooped up indoors all winter. If you must go outside, take some precautions to...
3 Simple Tips to Improve Your Diet in the New Year

3 Simple Tips to Improve Your Diet in the New Year

New year, new you? It can be easy to make a resolution and much harder to keep it. Many diet resolutions fail, not because the person isn’t trying to do a good job, but because the diet is too complicated. For those with chronic lung conditions, reducing inflammation...
How National Radon Action Month Is Connected to COPD

How National Radon Action Month Is Connected to COPD

Radon gas exposure might not be something that you’ve heard of, but it’s so dangerous that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated the entire month of January National Radon Action Month. Here are some things you should know about radon gas and why...
Find the Resolve to Quit Smoking in the New Year

Find the Resolve to Quit Smoking in the New Year

If quitting smoking is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, you’re not alone. The business magazine Inc. ranked quitting smoking as number 6 on its list of the 10 most common resolutions in 2019. And there’s no better time to quit than now. According to the Centers...
12 Days of Breathing Exercises

12 Days of Breathing Exercises

If you have chronic lung disease, practicing breathing exercises can help you control your symptoms, clear your lungs and breathe with less effort. Below, we’ve outlined a way for you to practice controlled breathing exercises for 12 days. By following the regimen...
Eggnog Inspired Chia Seed Pudding

Eggnog Inspired Chia Seed Pudding

Eggnog is a classic holiday flavor, and this recipe for chia seed pudding can help you recreate the taste without all the added sugar. Chia is derived from the Mayan word “chiháan,” which means strong or strengthening. The ancient Aztecs and Mayans added chia seeds to...
5 Ways to Protect Your Lungs During the Holidays

5 Ways to Protect Your Lungs During the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time of year to connect with loved ones and spread festive cheer. But if you have chronic lung disease, holiday decor can expose you to triggers that lead to flare-ups of your condition. Here are common items to be aware of, so you can...
What Happens During a Consultation

What Happens During a Consultation

At Lung Health Institute, we’re a patient-first organization. I, along with the rest of our medical providers, want to make sure that all your questions are answered before you come to one of our clinics to receive cellular therapy. As a service to you, we offer all...
3 Ways to Keep Exercise in Your Daily COPD Routine

3 Ways to Keep Exercise in Your Daily COPD Routine

Exercise has been a big part of my journey with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and I’m a staunch advocate of getting moving with this chronic lung condition. I also practice what I preach, and this has earned me the title of “The COPD athlete.”...
The Difference Between Incentive Spirometer and Spirometry

The Difference Between Incentive Spirometer and Spirometry

If you’ve ever been confused about the jargon surrounding chronic lung disease, you’re not alone. When your doctor prescribes a treatment or test, ask him or her to explain it to you if you don’t understand anything. Asking questions is an important step you can take...

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