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Anti-inflammatory snacks

Anti-inflammatory snacks

When you have a chronic lung disease, inflammation is one of the biggest issues that can affect your ability to breathe. There are many things you can do every day that may help to reduce your lung tissue inflammation, but you may not be aware choosing...
The struggles of emphysema: Going to work

The struggles of emphysema: Going to work

Emphysema is a lung disease that affects millions of Americans. Emphysema causes inflammation in the air sacs of the lungs, which causes permanent damage that cannot be cured. People with emphysema face many challenges, such as shortness of breath. If you’re one of...
Keto biscuits: A biscuit that offers lung health benefits

Keto biscuits: A biscuit that offers lung health benefits

Biscuits, or crackers as we call them in the U.S., aren’t usually considered to be a lung-healthy food. However, there’s one biscuit recipe offered by the Lung Health Institute that may actually help you improve your lung health. Benefits of eating keto biscuits At...
Love your lungs this Valentine’s Day

Love your lungs this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a perfect time for you to show some love to your friends and family. However, it’s also a great time to show your lungs some love if you have a chronic lung disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis. Two ways...
Five daily tips to reduce inflammation

Five daily tips to reduce inflammation

Long-term treatments are critical for patients who have a chronic lung disease. However, you may not be aware that there are also things you can do every day that may help you reduce inflammation and improve your quality of life. What are five daily tips to reduce...
The challenges of COPD: Getting dressed and household chores

The challenges of COPD: Getting dressed and household chores

When you have COPD, you need to get medical treatment and do everything you can to keep your lungs healthy. This is because the disease causes shortness of breath and other symptoms that make it difficult to perform routine tasks or even walk around. Flare-ups that...
Sirloin steak with asparagus

Sirloin steak with asparagus

Healthy fats can be a potent tool in your fight to improve lung health. The Lung Health Institute knows it can be tough to find recipes that offer enough healthy fats. However, we believe you’ll find the fats you require in recipes like this one for our sirloin steak...
Tips for avoiding the flu if you have a chronic lung disease

Tips for avoiding the flu if you have a chronic lung disease

The flu, or influenza to use the medical name, is a seasonal illness that many people in the United States deal with every year. While this illness negatively affects everyone, people with chronic lung conditions may be at greater risk if they catch the flu. Two tips...
Using fat as fuel: Benefits it may offer lung patients

Using fat as fuel: Benefits it may offer lung patients

The standard American diet recommends carbohydrates make up most of the calories you eat every day. However, the Lung Health Institute wants you to know that training your body to use fat as fuel may be more helpful if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
Overcoming chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Overcoming chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

COPD is a condition that makes your daily life more challenging. It causes shortness of breath that can strike you during physical activity or even while resting. COPD cannot be cured, so if you have the disease, you must learn how to live with it. Medical treatments...
Morning wake-up call

Morning wake-up call

Smoothies are a popular breakfast option that are quick and good for you. Now, patients with a chronic lung disease can keep breakfast smoothies in their diet, too, with this morning wake-up call smoothie recipe. This recipe provides a generous dose of vitamins and...
Five foods to avoid: Some dietary suggestions for COPD

Five foods to avoid: Some dietary suggestions for COPD

You may be surprised to learn that the foods you eat every day may help or worsen your COPD symptoms. While there are foods, such as vegetables, nuts and fish, that you should consider eating, there are also five foods that you should think about dropping from your...
The best drink options for COPD patients

The best drink options for COPD patients

Staying hydrated is important for every person. However, the Lung Health Institute health care team knows that it’s particularly important for COPD patients. In fact, one whole section of our Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™, or AI2™, plans is dedicated to helping you...
Pesto Roasted Chicken

Pesto Roasted Chicken

PREP TIME | 50 minutes SERVINGS | 2 This chicken dish is versatile and can be paired with almost any vegetable. Chicken is a good source of lean protein. The olive oil in pesto provides lung-healthy monounsaturated fats, while ricotta cheese packs all the flavor with...
Lung detox: A lung cleanse may be what you need

Lung detox: A lung cleanse may be what you need

One issue that many COPD patients may be struggling with is a way to detox your lungs. The health care team at the Lung Health Institute may be able to help you find ways to detox your lungs that may also help you breathe easier™. Three natural lung cleanses that may...