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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Top five foods to add to your diet

Top five foods to add to your diet

My name’s Russell Winwood, and I’m one of the advisory board members for the Lung Health Institute. After being diagnosed with COPD in 2011, I’ve worked hard to make healthier diet and exercise choices that help me better manage my COPD symptoms. One thing that’s been...
Three nut types to limit with a chronic lung disease

Three nut types to limit with a chronic lung disease

Many people consider nuts to be a part of a healthy diet. However, the Lung Health Institute wants you to know there are certain types of nuts you should limit if you have a chronic lung disease. Our Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™, or AI2™, plans provide you with...
Dark Chocolate Almond Butter

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter

PREP TIME | 2 minutes SERVINGS | 1 The 85 percent cacao dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation, while the almond butter provides a touch of sweetness for balance. It’s okay to indulge every once in a while, and this lung-healthy...
How to choose food when eating out

How to choose food when eating out

Russell Winwood here again. If you haven’t heard of me, I’m the man people call the COPD athlete. I live with COPD on a daily basis just like many of you do, and one thing I know is that eating in a way that helps you manage your COPD isn’t always easy. One time it’s...
Six cooking oils to avoid with a chronic lung disease

Six cooking oils to avoid with a chronic lung disease

Oil has been used to enhance the flavor of food since the time of ancient Greece. However, the Lung Health Institute wants chronic lung disease patients to know that there are six oils you should avoid. All six of these oils are discussed in our Anti-Inflammatory...
Seared Salmon with Salad

Seared Salmon with Salad

PREP TIME | 20 minutes SERVINGS | 2 Salmon has an impressive array of health benefits. In addition to being an excellent source of protein, it contains antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation. This salad and its made-from-scratch dressing is a perfect pairing...
Natural COPD treatments

Natural COPD treatments

There are many medically-approved treatments available these days for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD. However, you may not know that there are also natural treatments you may be able to use at home to supplement the treatments prescribed by...