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....
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...
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...
Are You a Candidate for Cellular Therapy?

Are You a Candidate for Cellular Therapy?

At Lung Health Institute, we are a patient-centric organization, which means we always put your health and care first. To make sure cellular therapy has the best chance of being an effective treatment for your chronic lung condition, we conduct a thorough medical...
Can Vaping Cause Lung Cancer?

Can Vaping Cause Lung Cancer?

Using e-cigarettes (also called vaping) is becoming a common alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat liquid to form an inhalable vapor. Both conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly...
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Its Relationship to COPD

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Its Relationship to COPD

Many people associate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with exposure to tobacco smoke, and smoking is the primary cause of COPD. However, COPD can develop from other causes as well, including your genetics. A common form of genetic COPD is due to alpha-1...
Eggnog Inspired Chia Seed Pudding

Eggnog Inspired Chia Seed Pudding

Eggnog is a classic holiday flavor, and this recipe for chia seed pudding can help you recreate the taste without all the added sugar. Chia is derived from the Mayan word “chiháan,” which means strong or strengthening. The ancient Aztecs and Mayans added chia seeds to...