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3-Day Fat-Burning Meal Plan

3-Day Fat-Burning Meal Plan

At Lung Health Institute (LHI), our health care team knows a diet high in healthy fats can be helpful for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This type of diet can also be helpful for patients with other chronic lung diseases. However, you may...
How to Gear up for Spring Running With COPD

How to Gear up for Spring Running With COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung condition that will change your life if you have it, and I should know. Hello, there. My name is Russell Winwood, and I’m known as the COPD athlete. Since my own COPD diagnosis, I’ve been able to run...
Lung-Healthy Popcorn Chicken Nuggets

Lung-Healthy Popcorn Chicken Nuggets

Popcorn chicken is a nostalgic food that takes many of us back to childhood. However, the traditional version with its carb-heavy flour and corn-oil-fried coating isn’t a good choice for chronic lung disease patients. Fortunately, the health care team at Lung Health...
Exercise Benefits that Help COPD Patients

Exercise Benefits that Help COPD Patients

Regular exercise is something that almost everyone can benefit from. However, you may not think you can benefit from exercise if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but in fact, COPD patients may get some vital benefits from regular, low-impact...
4 Foods to Avoid if you Want to Decrease Mucus Production

4 Foods to Avoid if you Want to Decrease Mucus Production

When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), your lungs can produce too much mucus. This makes it harder to breathe, which is a significant problem since the inflammation from COPD already causes shortness of breath. One way you can limit the production...
2 Enjoyable Exercises for Patients with COPD

2 Enjoyable Exercises for Patients with COPD

Exercise can have a variety of benefits. It can help increase blood flow, lead to weight loss and reduce stress. However, if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may find it hard to convince yourself to exercise. Luckily, there are some fun...
The Lung Health Benefits of Turmeric

The Lung Health Benefits of Turmeric

Natural treatments are something that many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic lung conditions are interested in exploring. Spices in food are a natural treatment that can work great for lung patients. They’re easy to add into...
Fish Oil: How It Can Help You Treat COPD

Fish Oil: How It Can Help You Treat COPD

If you’re someone who has been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may have heard that some supplements can benefit your condition. However, you may not know that one of the most important supplements on this list is fish oil. In fact,...
Lung Health Institute Offers Smoking Cessation Support

Lung Health Institute Offers Smoking Cessation Support

At Lung Health Institute, we want to help as many patients as possible make changes to their daily lives to support their lung health. We understand that tobacco and nicotine are major contributors to chronic lung disease. We also understand it’s very difficult to...
COPD Treatment: A Supplement that Can Help You

COPD Treatment: A Supplement that Can Help You

Patients who are living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be able to benefit from many forms of treatment. Traditionally, these include a wide range of prescription medications. However, there are also complementary treatments for COPD you may be...
Herbs and Spices: Common Natural Remedies for COPD

Herbs and Spices: Common Natural Remedies for COPD

When many of us think about herbs and spices, our thoughts tend to go to cooking, and why not? Herbs and spices are a great way to make tasty and interesting dishes. However, you may not be aware that there are herbs and spices you can add to your food that may be...
3 Reasons to Use Natural Remedies in COPD Treatment

3 Reasons to Use Natural Remedies in COPD Treatment

Natural remedies are a very broad category, and they may help treat many types of medical conditions. When it comes to treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there are several reasons to consider making natural remedies a part of your treatment plan. 3...
Fasting: 3 Benefits It May Offer COPD Patients

Fasting: 3 Benefits It May Offer COPD Patients

Historically, fasting has been used by religions like Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, and it involves willingly not eating or drinking for a certain period of time. However, fasting isn’t just something used by religions. In fact, fasting may have benefits for...
Plants and herbs that can help build better lungs with COPD

Plants and herbs that can help build better lungs with COPD

Plants and herbs have been used as natural remedies for a range of illnesses for thousands of years. However, you may not believe your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can benefit from plants or herbs. If that’s the case, it may surprise you to learn that...