Lung-Healthy Recipe: Eggs with Avocado and Fresh Berries

Avocados are great sources of folate, which has been shown to have a positive correlation with lung function in COPD patients, as well as lung-healthy vitamin B6. Make sure to choose dark berries like blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, which are rich in...

Do Salt Lamps Help with COPD?

If you’re into natural health remedies, it’s likely you’ve already heard of Himalayan salt lamps. These are the orange or pink-colored chunks of salt with soft, ambient lights placed inside that are said to change the ions in the air, giving you a healthier...
Best Positions to Reduce Shortness of Breath

Best Positions to Reduce Shortness of Breath

People living with chronic lung diseases often experience shortness of breath. Most people feel that shortness of breath is one of the most concerning symptoms of chronic lung diseases. Chronic lung diseases make it difficult for people to breathe normally, so people...

7 All-Natural Stress Relief Techniques for COPD Sufferers

Stress is a natural part of life as, at one time or another, we all face tense or anxious situations. A loved one dies. We get divorced. We have money troubles. We’re the victim of a crime. If we don’t cope with these types of life events effectively, the Mayo Clinic...

3 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Help Your COPD

Every year, 41 percent of Americans make some type of New Year’s resolution. There’s no better time to make this level of commitment either because it gives you an entire 12 months to change the behaviors that you feel are somehow inhibiting your quality of life. What...
21 Foods That Trigger Mucus Production (and 21 Foods That Reduce It)

21 Foods That Trigger Mucus Production (and 21 Foods That Reduce It)

Our body’s production of mucus is actually meant to keep us healthy as it serves as a sort of sticky tape that collects dust, bacteria, and other potentially harmful airborne particles so our body can get rid of these things more easily before they have a chance to...
5 Essential Oils That Can Help with COPD

5 Essential Oils That Can Help with COPD

When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there are times when you’d do just about anything to breathe a little bit easier. Though finding this type of relief generally involves taking medications or undergoing some type of medical procedure, there...
4 Types of Foods to Avoid if You Have COPD

4 Types of Foods to Avoid if You Have COPD

Not too long ago, we shared a post about how to start a healthy diet if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. However, while it’s important you know which foods can help you better manage your COPD, it’s equally important that you know which ones to...
Humidifiers for COPD During Winter: Keeping the Air at Home Clean

Humidifiers for COPD During Winter: Keeping the Air at Home Clean

Humidifiers for someone with COPD can be critical to better breathing indoors. Here’s why. It should come as no surprise that air quality is one of the most significant factors affecting those who live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). As poor air...
4 Steps to Start a Healthy COPD Diet Right Now

4 Steps to Start a Healthy COPD Diet Right Now

No more waiting until tomorrow, better breathing starts today. For those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), addressing proper nutrition in your diet can be one of the best health decisions you can make after quitting smoking. However, as many who’ve...
People with COPD Show Improvement with Solid Social Support

People with COPD Show Improvement with Solid Social Support

Having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or any chronic lung disease, can be a lonely experience. People can often be around people (even family members) who don’t understand the disease and wonder why they can’t do what they used to do. If you have a lung...
Autumn Brings Heat Relief but Fall Allergies Await

Autumn Brings Heat Relief but Fall Allergies Await

Loving the cooler temperatures, but not enjoying the fall allergy season? It’s great that many people with COPD now have an opportunity to go outside without worrying about the intense heat, but the beauty and color of fall can go unnoticed if fall allergies keep you...
5 COPD Superfoods to Add to Your Diet

5 COPD Superfoods to Add to Your Diet

When you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, mealtime can be tough. When you’re already struggling to catch your breath, just the very thought of shoving food into your mouth might not sound appealing. To make eating a more enjoyable...
COPD and Meal Prep: Ways to Make Mealtime Easier

COPD and Meal Prep: Ways to Make Mealtime Easier

There’s no denying it – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) makes it difficult to enjoy a meal. The thought of shoving food into your mouth when you’re already struggling to take a breath can feel daunting. Not to mention that shortness of breath and...
COPD Management Plan: Taking Action for Better Health

COPD Management Plan: Taking Action for Better Health

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a condition that affects about 24 million people in the United States. It is a progressive disease, meaning it gets worse in time, that causes shortness of breath and coughing. COPD is a condition in which your airways...