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...
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...
A high-fat diet can fight inflammation and help cholesterol

A high-fat diet can fight inflammation and help cholesterol

For many years, we’ve been told high-fat diets are bad and that high-carb diets are the way to better heart health. However, new evidence may be turning this convention on its head. In fact, high-fat diets can help patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary...
What to Order When Dining Out

What to Order When Dining Out

Eating out is great for people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other chronic lung diseases. However, there’s a common misperception that people with COPD can’t find lung-healthy foods when they go out to eat. Two tips to help COPD patients...
Using fats instead of carbs for fuel may help your lungs

Using fats instead of carbs for fuel may help your lungs

Medical experts agree that proper nutrition is vital for a body to fight chronic lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but they aren’t always in agreement on what exactly the proper nutrition is for people with chronic lung conditions....
The Best Supplements to Reduce Inflammation

The Best Supplements to Reduce Inflammation

If you have a chronic lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may be aware of many tools that may help you reduce lung tissue inflammation. However, there’s one tool you may not have ever considered. Nutritional supplements are helpful...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
AI2™ tips for daily lung patient relaxation

AI2™ tips for daily lung patient relaxation

The health care team at the Lung Health Institute knows that relaxation is important for chronic lung disease patients. That is why we’ve developed three Anti-Inflammatory Initiative™, or AI2™, plans that offer advice that may help you find daily relaxation. Why...
What Does an AI2™ 7-Day Meal Plan Look Like?

What Does an AI2™ 7-Day Meal Plan Look Like?

The Lung Health Institute has created three Anti-Inflammatory Initiative plans to help patients with chronic lung diseases, such as COPD, treat inflammation naturally. Also known as AI2™ plans, these three plans include lots of information about foods that may help...
2 AI2™ Tips to Help You Deal With Stress and Inflammation

2 AI2™ Tips to Help You Deal With Stress and Inflammation

Inflammation is a natural body process that can be helpful if it goes on for a short amount of time. However, the long-term inflammation experienced by patients with lung conditions isn’t this helpful type of inflammation, and it’s actually increased by stress....
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,...