3 Foods That Can Help Reduce Spring Allergies

3 Foods That Can Help Reduce Spring Allergies

In the spring, the temperature is rising, and the sun starts to shine more. However, these pleasant occurrences tend to lead to higher levels of pollen, mold and other allergens, and higher levels of allergens can cause issues for people with chronic obstructive...
Can You Really Detox Your Lungs?

Can You Really Detox Your Lungs?

The lungs are amazing structures that allow your body to bring in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. This exchange is the basis for a number of other processes in your body. However, patients with other chronic lung diseases can have issues breathing normally. Lung...
Can a Plant-Based Diet Cure COPD?

Can a Plant-Based Diet Cure COPD?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 15 million Americans have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Unfortunately, there is no current cure for COPD, and that includes eating a plant-based diet.  Plant-based diets...
What Is a Peak Flow Meter?

What Is a Peak Flow Meter?

Spirometry is a type of lung function test that doctors use to measure a patient’s lung function. This test is commonly used to track the decrease in lung function of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Many doctors have their COPD patients do...
Info Chronic Lung Disease Patients Should Know About Coronavirus

Info Chronic Lung Disease Patients Should Know About Coronavirus

Coronavirus and the condition it causes, known as COVID-19, are trending issues worldwide, and they’re issues that any person with a chronic lung disease should be aware of. This family of viruses has been linked to issues ranging from the common cold and flu to...

Vaping: 3 Reasons It’s the New Big Tobacco

E-cigarettes use a heating element to turn special liquids into an aerosol that users breathe in, and this action is known as vaping. Vape companies originally hailed the practice as safer than smoking and even argued that it could be a tool to help smokers quit....

3 Ways to Get Active This Spring With COPD

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may feel like they have no options to stay active this spring. However, I’m here to tell you that this just isn’t true. I typically love to take my jogging, cycling and swimming outside in the spring, but that...
Study Reports Vaping Increases Emphysema Risk

Study Reports Vaping Increases Emphysema Risk

When vaping first appeared, many medical professionals thought that it might be a safer alternative to smoking. Statements like these could be one of the reasons that about 1 in 5 people between the ages of 18 and 29 report vaping regularly.  Unfortunately, emerging...
Establishing Good Sleep Hygiene

Establishing Good Sleep Hygiene

My patients with chronic lung disease often report difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep and sleeping deeply. Respiratory symptoms, medications and anxiety or depression can contribute to poor sleep if you have lung disease.  A way to improve the quality of...
3 Ways to Improve Your Mindset When You Have COPD

3 Ways to Improve Your Mindset When You Have COPD

Most people have days when they’re a little down, but it’s much more common for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients to have a negative mindset. This makes sense since we’re dealing with a serious progressive lung condition. As a COPD patient myself,...
The Natural Healing Powers of Your Own Body

The Natural Healing Powers of Your Own Body

Western medicine is effective in many ways, but it often relies on things like medication and surgery. It also tends to take for granted the amazing healing powers our bodies naturally possess. Recently, medical professionals and organizations have begun to revisit...
Can CBD Cure My Lung Disease?

Can CBD Cure My Lung Disease?

You’ve probably noticed that more and more media attention has been focused on a substance called cannabidiol (CBD), and there are claims that this substance can do miraculous things like control the spread of cancer. CBD is undergoing the same type of scrutiny and...
The Future of Regenerative Medicine

The Future of Regenerative Medicine

In recent years, regenerative medicine has taken great strides to redefine how patients receive medical treatments for chronic diseases that are believed to be incurable. Lung Health Institute is a primary player in the push to drive the field into the public eye. Our...