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Can You Really Detox Your Lungs?

Can You Really Detox Your Lungs?

The lungs are amazing structures that allow your body to bring in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. This exchange is the basis for a number of other processes in your body. However, patients with other chronic lung diseases can have issues breathing normally. Lung...
Can a Plant-Based Diet Cure COPD?

Can a Plant-Based Diet Cure COPD?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 15 million Americans have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Unfortunately, there is no current cure for COPD, and that includes eating a plant-based diet.  Plant-based diets...
Vaping: 3 Reasons It’s the New Big Tobacco

Vaping: 3 Reasons It’s the New Big Tobacco

E-cigarettes use a heating element to turn special liquids into an aerosol that users breathe in, and this action is known as vaping. Vape companies originally hailed the practice as safer than smoking and even argued that it could be a tool to help smokers quit....
3 Ways to Get Active This Spring With COPD

3 Ways to Get Active This Spring With COPD

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may feel like they have no options to stay active this spring. However, I’m here to tell you that this just isn’t true. I typically love to take my jogging, cycling and swimming outside in the spring, but that...
Establishing Good Sleep Hygiene

Establishing Good Sleep Hygiene

My patients with chronic lung disease often report difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep and sleeping deeply. Respiratory symptoms, medications and anxiety or depression can contribute to poor sleep if you have lung disease.  A way to improve the quality of your...
3 Ways to Improve Your Mindset When You Have COPD

3 Ways to Improve Your Mindset When You Have COPD

Most people have days when they’re a little down, but it’s much more common for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients to have a negative mindset. This makes sense since we’re dealing with a serious progressive lung condition. As a COPD patient myself,...
The Future of Regenerative Medicine

The Future of Regenerative Medicine

In recent years, regenerative medicine has taken great strides to redefine how patients receive medical treatments for chronic diseases that are believed to be incurable. Lung Health Institute is a primary player in the push to drive the field into the public eye. Our...
2 Reasons Regular Checkups Are Important for COPD Patients

2 Reasons Regular Checkups Are Important for COPD Patients

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung condition, which means the symptoms and lung damage it causes tend to get worse over time. Regular checkups from your doctor are very important if you have COPD. These checkups give doctors the...
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...

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