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3 Ways to Manage COPD in Hot Weather

3 Ways to Manage COPD in Hot Weather

Hello there, my Northern Hemisphere friends. It’s Russell Winwood the COPD athlete, and I want to talk about some hot weather tips. Even though it’s currently winter in Australia where I live, there are many chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients for...
Tomatoes and Lung Health Go Hand in Hand

Tomatoes and Lung Health Go Hand in Hand

Just think about how great a juicy, ripe tomato tastes. This delicacy is especially tasty during their normal summertime harvest period. What you may not know is that tomatoes are a food that can help your lung health. One study reported that each extra daily serving...
An Overview of the Respiratory System

An Overview of the Respiratory System

Breathing is a natural function of the body, and we breathe anywhere from 12 to 16 breaths a minute without consciously thinking about it. However, inside our bodies, there is a whole system of parts that work together seamlessly to create every breath. If chronic...
3 Benefits NAC Supplements Can Have for COPD Patients

3 Benefits NAC Supplements Can Have for COPD Patients

Supplements may help you if you have a chronic lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although there are several supplements that COPD patients can take, n-acetyl cysteine (NAC) can be particularly beneficial. In fact, there are 3 specific...
Fire up the Grill for Herb-Grilled Halibut Steaks

Fire up the Grill for Herb-Grilled Halibut Steaks

When you are looking for a healthy and delicious fish to serve, halibut may not be the first one that comes to mind. But this mild, white flatfish is packed full of lean protein, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and abundant vitamins and minerals. Halibut contains...
Linda Z.’s Journey at Lung Health Institute

Linda Z.’s Journey at Lung Health Institute

When Linda Z. went to the emergency room 3 years ago, she never guessed that she’d be coming out with a diagnosis that would change her life. What Linda found out was that she was one of the millions suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Since...
How to Prepare for the Fourth of July With Lung Disease

How to Prepare for the Fourth of July With Lung Disease

If you have chronic lung disease, you can still enjoy backyard parties, fireworks and barbecues with family and friends this Fourth of July. With a little preparation, you can decrease your risk of flare-ups during the festivities.  Several Fourth of July activities...
Living With Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Story of Allen R.

Living With Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Story of Allen R.

On September 28, 2015, Allen was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) after a biopsy by his pulmonologist. This condition causes thickening and scarring of the lung tissue, and there’s no known cause for Allen’s condition. Before he found Lung Health...
Gear Up for Summer Swimming With COPD

Gear Up for Summer Swimming With COPD

Russell Winwood, the COPD athlete here, and today I want to talk about one of my favorite activities: swimming. After my chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) diagnosis, I made many changes in my life, and I gradually increased my activity levels until I was...
3 Benefits an Incentive Spirometer Can Have for You

3 Benefits an Incentive Spirometer Can Have for You

An incentive spirometer is a device that’s often used during deep breathing exercises for patients with chronic lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Using this device is intended to provide chronic lung disease patients with several...
3 COPD-Friendly Summer Vacation Ideas

3 COPD-Friendly Summer Vacation Ideas

Just because you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) doesn’t mean you should stop taking summer vacations. With a little planning and the right destination, COPD patients can still enjoy the fun and liberation that summer vacations have to offer. Here...
2 Preservatives Chronic Lung Disease Patients Should Avoid

2 Preservatives Chronic Lung Disease Patients Should Avoid

The number of people dealing with chronic lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) continues to grow. In fact, a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that COPD makes breathing more difficult for more than 16...
Traveling to Lung Health Institute

Traveling to Lung Health Institute

At Lung Health Institute, 86% of our patients travel to reach one of our 5 clinic locations. If you are traveling, here are a few things to keep in mind for your upcoming trip. Be sure to talk to your doctor before your scheduled appointment date. That way, you can go...
Should You Consider Using Red Sage for COPD?

Should You Consider Using Red Sage for COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is typically treated using medications and supplemental oxygen. In fact, many COPD patients carry inhalers or oxygen with them almost all the time. However, some patients have begun to look for natural treatments to...
Salmon Roasted in Butter and Almonds

Salmon Roasted in Butter and Almonds

If you’re looking for a delicious dinner recipe that also benefits your lungs, then salmon roasted in butter with almonds is just what you’re looking for. Salmon is a great source of protein that tastes amazing and has many health benefits, especially when you choose...