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...
For a Festive Treat, Try a Smooth and Creamy Pumpkin Shake

For a Festive Treat, Try a Smooth and Creamy Pumpkin Shake

Fall is here, and it’s time to introduce a popular winter squash into your meal plan: pumpkin. Pumpkins are full of beta carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidative vitamin that helps strengthen your immune system and fight...
An Example of a 3-Day Mucus-Eliminating Meal Plan

An Example of a 3-Day Mucus-Eliminating Meal Plan

There are many symptoms that are common when a patient has a chronic lung disease. A common symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic lung conditions is increased amounts of mucus. The foods you eat every day can go a long way toward...
Holiday Mulled Wine

Holiday Mulled Wine

Holiday gatherings are wonderful for visiting with family and friends, but they can be an occasion when it’s easy to overindulge in food and drink. It’s a good idea to have a plan before the party so you can avoid the temptation to overdo unhealthy options. You may be...
Lung Health Benefits of Fall Harvest Foods

Lung Health Benefits of Fall Harvest Foods

Fall is a very special time of year for many of us. The leaves are falling, and the temperature is becoming more brisk. However, fall is also a great time of year for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients like me, and one reason is because there are 3...
Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

If pumpkin carving is one of your holiday activities this year, don’t throw away the seeds. Roasted pumpkin seeds make a great crunchy snack because they are full of nutrients like protein, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, minerals and antioxidants. Pumpkin seeds are an...
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...