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How Does Having High Body Fat Fuel Inflammation?

How Does Having High Body Fat Fuel Inflammation?

One thing that fuels inflammation in our bodies is having high body fat. This higher level of inflammation is especially problematic for people with chronic lung conditions, such as COPD. By becoming fat-adapted with an Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™, or AI2™, plan,...
Avocado Ice Cream: The Perfect Lung-Healthy Dessert

Avocado Ice Cream: The Perfect Lung-Healthy Dessert

If you want to make yourself a refreshing and creamy dessert, then this avocado ice cream recipe from the Lung Health Institute is a great choice for you. The avocado and cream ensure you get a good amount of healthy fats without the loads of sugar you’ll find in...
A Healthy and Easy-to-Make Cheese Souffle Lunch Recipe

A Healthy and Easy-to-Make Cheese Souffle Lunch Recipe

Are you looking for a healthy and easy-to-make lunch that’s a little fancier than usual? The cheese souffle recipe from the Lung Health Institute’s wellness plan fits this need perfectly. This delicious and lung-healthy blend of cheeses, eggs, almond milk and sour...
Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Berry Almond Smoothie

Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Berry Almond Smoothie

Nothing beats a delicious smoothie for breakfast, except maybe a smoothie that is rich in anti-inflammatory properties that can help you breathe a little easier. This anti-inflammatory recipe helps to control the inflammation in your lungs, as well as in other areas...
How Probiotics Provide Benefits For Lung Patients

How Probiotics Provide Benefits For Lung Patients

Probiotics are a type of supplement that support a healthy gut, but you may not be aware that they may also benefit your lung condition. However, probiotics and a healthy gut may have quality-of-life-improving benefits for you as a person with living a lung condition....
How to Find Grab-and-Go Snacks that Are Lung-Friendly

How to Find Grab-and-Go Snacks that Are Lung-Friendly

One of the most important eating tips offered by the Anti-Inflammatory Initiative (AI2) plans from the Lung Health Institute is to make sure that your snack choices are healthy too.  We know that it can be tempting to eat something that’s not one of our recommended...
Tomato Stuffed with Shrimp Salad

Tomato Stuffed with Shrimp Salad

PREP TIME | 10 minutes SERVINGS | 1 Tomatoes and shrimp may not seem like a natural pairing. Let the Lung Health Institute show you how delicious and healthy they can be. Tomatoes are rich in the antioxidant lycopene, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease...
What Are the Best Vitamins to Take for COPD?

What Are the Best Vitamins to Take for COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that makes it difficult for you to breathe and live a normal life. There are treatments to help manage the severity of the disease, but there are no cures that can eliminate its presence in your...
What Kinds of Foods Can Detox Your Lungs?

What Kinds of Foods Can Detox Your Lungs?

Smoking cigarettes is the leading cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other severe lung conditions. Cigarette smoke contains irritants that cause inflammation in your lungs that can eventually become progressive. At this point, the inflammation...
What Are the Best Foods for People with COPD?

What Are the Best Foods for People with COPD?

People who are diagnosed with COPD know how important it is to get treatment for shortness of breath if they want to live a good, quality life. Treatments for COPD cannot cure the disease, but they can help slow the rate at which it worsens and reduce the severity of...
Is Ginger Good for People with COPD?

Is Ginger Good for People with COPD?

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is difficult because it causes shortness of breath that can make even the simplest of tasks more physically demanding. There is no cure for COPD, but people with the disease can receive treatments that may help...
Is Vitamin D Good for COPD

Is Vitamin D Good for COPD

Many of us are familiar with vitamin D as that vitamin we get from sunlight that gives us a healthier appearance and more energy. Did you know that vitamin D may also help improve your lung health if you have COPD? People with COPD live with shortness of breath that...
Home Remedies to Reduce Exacerbating COPD

Home Remedies to Reduce Exacerbating COPD

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is challenging. The disease causes shortness of breath and, since it cannot be cured, only grows worse over time and creates bigger problems such as respiratory failure. Most people with COPD go for treatments...