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...
Veteran’s Day: Dennis C.’s Battle With COPD

Veteran’s Day: Dennis C.’s Battle With COPD

At age 29, Dennis C. went to the doctor’s office for a cold and difficulty breathing. A physician’s assistant told the doctor he believed Dennis had a touch of emphysema. The doctor replied that he couldn’t have emphysema — he was too young. Dennis had just ended his...
Preparing for Allergy Season With a Chronic Lung Disease

Preparing for Allergy Season With a Chronic Lung Disease

It’s no wonder you hear a lot of sneezing during allergy season; the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) estimates that 50 million Americans suffer from some type of allergy every year.  For patients with chronic lung diseases, allergies can be...
A Taste of the Philippines: Adobo Pork

A Taste of the Philippines: Adobo Pork

Filipino adobo is a classic method for marinating cuts of meat or fish in the Philippines. This type of cooking was named by the Spanish — adobo is the Spanish word for “marinade.” Traditional adobo recipes call for meat to be marinated and stewed in a spicy,...
August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) — a month dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all adults get the influenza vaccine annually....
An Overview of the Respiratory System

An Overview of the Respiratory System

Breathing is a natural function of the body, and we breathe anywhere from 12 to 16 breaths a minute without consciously thinking about it. However, inside our bodies, there is a whole system of parts that work together seamlessly to create every breath. If chronic...
3 Benefits an Incentive Spirometer Can Have for You

3 Benefits an Incentive Spirometer Can Have for You

An incentive spirometer is a device that’s often used during deep breathing exercises for patients with chronic lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Using this device is intended to provide chronic lung disease patients with several...
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...
Exercise Benefits that Help COPD Patients

Exercise Benefits that Help COPD Patients

Regular exercise is something that almost everyone can benefit from. However, you may not think you can benefit from exercise if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but in fact, COPD patients may get some vital benefits from regular, low-impact...
3 Reasons to Use Natural Remedies in COPD Treatment

3 Reasons to Use Natural Remedies in COPD Treatment

Natural remedies are a very broad category, and they may help treat many types of medical conditions. When it comes to treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there are several reasons to consider making natural remedies a part of your treatment plan. 3...
Fasting: 3 Benefits It May Offer COPD Patients

Fasting: 3 Benefits It May Offer COPD Patients

Historically, fasting has been used by religions like Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, and it involves willingly not eating or drinking for a certain period of time. However, fasting isn’t just something used by religions. In fact, fasting may have benefits for...
Two Benefits Cellular Therapy May Offer COPD Patients

Two Benefits Cellular Therapy May Offer COPD Patients

Cellular therapy may not be something you’ve ever heard of, but if you’re living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you should definitely check it out. In fact, cellular therapy from the Lung Health Institute may have 3 specific benefits for you. What...
Regenerative Medicine: How Cellular Therapy Works

Regenerative Medicine: How Cellular Therapy Works

If you’re a patient suffering from a chronic lung disease, you may have heard the term regenerative medicine. However, you may not know exactly what this term means. The Lung Health Institute reveals what regenerative medicine is and the steps involved in our own...
How Do You Fight the Urge to Smoke?

How Do You Fight the Urge to Smoke?

If you’ve recently quit smoking, our health care team at Lung Health Institute wants to congratulate you on taking this positive step. However, we know the urge to smoke is a powerful force to fight, particularly for people who have been smoking for years. 3 Ways You...