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3 Benefits Eating Seafood Can Have for COPD Patients

3 Benefits Eating Seafood Can Have for COPD Patients

I have many seafood dishes that I love, and the best part is that seafood is so beneficial for my lung health. On many occasions, I’ve discussed how eating a high-fat, moderate protein and low-carb diet can benefit people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
30 Foods That Can Increase Mucus and 30 That Can Reduce It

30 Foods That Can Increase Mucus and 30 That Can Reduce It

In moderation, your body’s mucus production is supposed to benefit you. After all, it is supposed to help trap bacteria, mold spores and viruses before they get to your lungs and cause infections. However, too much mucus can cause problems for patients with chronic...
2 Terrific Breakfast Options for COPD Patients

2 Terrific Breakfast Options for COPD Patients

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may have you looking for breakfast options that benefit your lungs. I’m Russell Winwood, the COPD Athlete, and one area of my own COPD...
Can Cactus Juice Help Chronic Lung Disease?

Can Cactus Juice Help Chronic Lung Disease?

The prickly pear cactus (also called the nopal cactus) is traditionally used in Mexico to treat several ills, including high blood sugar, high cholesterol and wounds. The fruit of the prickly pear cactus can be used to make cactus juice — also known as prickly pear...
Escape to the Mediterranean: Chicken With Lemon and Olives

Escape to the Mediterranean: Chicken With Lemon and Olives

In both 2018 and 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Mediterranean diet as the healthiest diet worldwide. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes eating real, wholesome foods high in healthy fats, and it is linked to decreased risk for developing cardiovascular...
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...
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...
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...
Top Juices That Can Help Improve Your Lung Health

Top Juices That Can Help Improve Your Lung Health

The foods you eat can affect the health of your lungs. However, many people forget that the liquids you drink can also improve your lung health. For instance, homemade juices are capable of creating lung health improvements. Why Homemade Juices Are Good for Lung...
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...
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...
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,...
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...

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