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Recipes for Lung Detox

4 Sep 2015
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Recipes for Lung Detox

A Healthy Diet for Healthy Lungs

According to the American Lung Association, the average adult takes 20,000 breaths each day. If you have been diagnosed with lung disease, these breaths will be harder for you, so it is particularly important to eat healthy foods so that your body is nourished and has the energy to support your breathing. There are many foods that you can eat to support lung function, and we have compiled some recipes for you to try. Since it can be difficult to cook and eat when you’re suffering from lung disease, we chose foods that are easy to make and consume. Here are some recipes for lung detox that promote healthy lung function:

Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Salmon

Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Salmon

Salmon is high in omega-3s. A study published in Chest reported that those who consumed omega-3s saw a significant drop in lung inflammation and improved results on the six-minute walking test.

Ingredients:

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 fresh 6″ rosemary sprigs, about 1 tablespoon chopped
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds of salmon, preferably Copper River Salmon
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Peel and chop garlic and rosemary and set aside.
  • Place salmon on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper, rosemary, and garlic. Place in the oven and roast for 12 minutes or until the salmon is flaky.

Lung Rejuvenator Juice

Lung Rejuvenator Juice

This healthy juice contains watercress, which helps soothe swollen breathing passages and lubricates the lungs. Turnips are high in Vitamin A and lemons contain Vitamin C, both of which are full of antioxidants and help promote lung health. Garlic is a natural antibiotic, antiviral and antibacterial.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch watercress
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 turnip
  • 3 large carrots
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lemon

Directions:

Place the ingredients above in a juicer and serve! If you don’t have a juicer, you can put these items in a blender, then separate the juice and pulp using a strainer. Enjoy this throughout the day, once or twice. This juice is best absorbed on an empty stomach. This recipe is for 1 serving.

Lung Stimulating Smoothie

Lung Stimulating Smoothie

This tasty smoothie contains lemons and oranges, both of which reduce the production of free radicals in the body. They can help reduce phlegm, making it easier for you to breathe. Pineapple reduces swelling, and pineapple juice has been known to help reduce coughing. Additionally, pineapple contains the enzyme bromelin which helps the lungs remove debris and detox naturally. Peppermint contains menthol, which soothes and relaxes the respiratory tract. The lung stimulating smoothie can be consumed multiple times each day to help reduce symptoms. This recipe makes just over two cups.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh orange juice (2 large oranges)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 2 lemons)
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 piece of ginger (peel removed) 2″ long up to 1″ thick
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple (can be fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp peppermint oil (or 5 peppermint leaves)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and serve immediately. You can also store half the smoothie in the fridge for a snack later.

Love Your Lungs Juice

Love Your Lungs Juice

Cilantro helps the body remove heavy metals, which have been linked to lung disease. Carrots are a great source of Vitamin A. Celery is full of organic sodium, which helps eliminate carbon dioxide from the body. Ginger helps remove air pollutants and other irritants from your lungs before they have time to irritate the lungs. It also reduces congestion and improves circulation.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pineapple center (contains the most bromelin)
  • 3 celery stalks (the greener the better)
  • 2 carrots
  • Small handful of cilantro
  • 1 inch ginger root (peeled)

Directions:

Place the ingredients above in a juicer and serve! If you don’t have a juicer, you can put these items in a blender, then separate the juice and pulp using a strainer. Enjoy this throughout the day, once or twice. This juice is best absorbed on an empty stomach. This recipe is for 1 serving.

While diet can certainly help improve lung function, many cases of debilitating lung disease require additional treatment. If you or a loved one suffers from lung disease, the Lung Institute may be able to help. Please contact one of our patient coordinators today by calling (800) 729-3065 to see if you qualify for stem cell therapy.

30 Comments

  1. PB

    6 months ago

    Dear Chris,

    Thanks for your comment. We’re sorry to hear that you’ve been going through such a difficult time. It’s important to continue to see your regular doctor, oncologists and other physicians, but you can seek the medical opinion of a pulmonologist if you like as well. Your current doctors may have a local pulmonologist they recommend, so we recommend asking them for their recommendation. We hope this is helpful, and if you have any questions regarding stem cell treatment options, please feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  2. Chris

    6 months ago

    I was diagnosed with bronchi stasis about 15 years ago. I was treated at Sloan Kettering in NY until we moved to Charleston, SC. 2 1/2 years ago. My doctor is a part of the MUSC Hollins Center. I feel I am at an impasse with my treatment. In NY I was on prophylactic antibiotics every 6 weeks. Charleston doc has taken me off all antibiotics unless absolutely necessary. I know the benefit of this but in fact I think I can honestly say I had a more consistent level of wellness when on antibiotics. Both physicians are excellent cancer docs. Should I be looking for a doctor who concentrates more on general lung disease. Unfortunately, my NY doctor passed away. She was world renown, Dr. Dorothy White. I want to be proactive but feel like I am treading water, always waiting for the other show to drop. Thanks for your input.

  3. PB

    9 months ago

    Dear Richard,

    Thanks for your comment and questions. To read more about booster treatments, check out our article Why Get a Booster Treatment?. Because the cost of treatment varies depending on treatment type, it’s a good idea to give us a call today to speak with a patient coordinator by calling (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  4. richard oshann

    9 months ago

    It has been 5-6 months since I had stem cell therapy and it seems I have gotten some relief my
    oxygen saturation runs about 95-96 but when I try to get active it will drop quickly and I get short
    of breath will a back up treatment help so I can go to my mountain cabin and be able to do some
    work around the place. My Dr says don’t go up there as it is at 7,000 feet and other things can
    happen to me because of lack of oxygen. What will it cost for a back up treatment?
    Thank You

  5. PB

    10 months ago

    Dear Carolyn,

    Thanks for your comment. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed reading some of our blog articles. Our patient coordinators would be happy to speak with you about possible stem cell treatment options. Feel free to contact us today by calling (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing form you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  6. Carolyn Wagoner

    10 months ago

    I have COPD , I use a nebulizer twice a day and oxygen at night. I was told by my Dr. about 30 years ago that was my problem. Since I have had the upper lobe of my right lung removed at U of Washington in Seattle and I use in hailers as needed. I am 72 would be very interested in stem cell infusion. My daughter found the vinegar drink and this site and sent them to me on Valentines day What a gift.

  7. Rex

    11 months ago

    Interesting information. I am a Retired Army vet and have COPD-EMP. I may not be able to pay for a stem cell infusion but I have read some interesting and realistic ideas on easing my breathing. I read some of your natural makings above and would like to print the recipes.
    I would also like to some additional information on the Apple Cider Vinegar concoction for the CPAP as well as the process using me Neutralizer?

  8. Matt Reinstetle

    12 months ago

    Hello Nakia,
    We are looking into adding an email button in the near future. In the meantime, you can still share the link by copy and pasting it into a separate email.

    Thank you and have a great day.

  9. Nakia

    12 months ago

    Hi.

    I really like this article but I wanted to email it to a friend of mine. And, there is no email button. Can you add one to your page? Thanks so much for the information.

  10. Maren Auxier

    1 year ago

    Hi Judy,

    Thanks for your comment. Medicare doesn’t currently cover treatment. Please contact one of our patient coordinators at (855) 313-1149 and they’d be happy to provide you with a free consultation.

    Thanks,

    Maren

  11. judy fioretti

    1 year ago

    Do you accept Medicare? What is out of pocket charge per treatment? COPD, emphysema, bronchitis. Sterroid inhalers keep giving me oral thrush constantly tho I am doing everything to prevent it.

  12. Maren Auxier

    1 year ago

    Hi Jan,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. There are many organizations that can help you raise money for medical treatments like http://www.helphopelive.org. Another option would be to check http://www.clinicaltrials.gov to see if there are any clinical trials that you can participate in. We’d love to be a resource for you, and publish several posts that can help lung disease sufferers with tips and tricks on our blog. Best of luck, and please let us know if we may be of assistance in the future!

    Maren

  13. Jan

    1 year ago

    I would have the stem cell treatment in a minute if I could afford it. But I cant. Can you direct me to any benevolent organizations that might be able to help financially?

  14. David Ebner

    1 year ago

    DeeDee,

    You have a lot of great questions, and we would love to answer them for you! The FDA regulates certain medical items, specifically medications (drugs) and devices. The medications our physicians use, as well as the devices, are all regulated and approved by the FDA. The FDA does not regulate biomedical material taken from the patient’s own body as long as it falls under their minimal manipulation guideline. This is where the autologous stem cells the Lung Institute harvests from your body come in. It’s not that the FDA doesn’t approve stem cells, they just don’t regulate it. It’s a lot like receiving a transfusion of your own blood. We operate under an IRB (institutional review board) that reviews our procedures and ensures that we fall under the guidelines produced by the FDA and all other medical certification boards we fall under. We are also prepared to comply with any and all future regulations the FDA may choose to impose.
    Although stem cell therapy has been in practice for over 60 years, the treatment for pulmonary conditions is relatively new. Given this and the fact that the Lung Institute is the only clinic in the country that specializes in stem cell therapy solely for lung conditions, most primary care physicians and even pulmonologist have little or no experience with our clinic and what we do. Our physicians are more than happy to speak with them directly. Of course no one can guarantee specific results, however, 71 percent of our patients report an increase in quality of life, and many have reduced their supplemental oxygen consumption and have seen an increase in their blood oxygen levels.
    We encourage all of our prospective patients to call us so that we can discuss his or her specific condition to provide you and your physicians with the most accurate information about how we can help. We’d also be happy to discuss the cost of treatment and provide you with contact information for past patients. Both of these topics are a bit sensitive in nature, so we’d rather discuss them over the phone with you directly. Please call us at (855) 313-1149 to speak with one of our patient coordinators.

    Thanks for your comment,

    David

  15. DeeDee

    1 year ago

    I’m 65 and have been clinically diagnosed with COPD/emphy., AFTER I survived a tough battle with cancer – having a difficult time managing the surgeries, chemo & radiation. Had NO idea I was that ill until it was determined I had no cancerous cells in my system anymore…I just couldn’t breathe properly! If SC therapies have been around almost as long as I have been, hasn’t FDA approved ANY of this help for Lung patients? You’re right about the insurance companies more interested in their “bottom line” $$$ than in the health of their clients. However…some of the people who have left comments (above) say they’ve HAD your treatment & it was successful? How? When? Where? And MY big question also: how MUCH did it cost them? I REALLY want my Primary, Pulmonology, and Oconlogy physicians to all be on board if this is truly an approved (FDA?) treatment that will give me (and my family) a stable and better quality of life! Right now I am like a dog on a leash – being attached to the oxygen condenser all day & night; a tank if I can go out for 1-2 hours in a day; and the nebulizer 4-5 times a day! Is the Lung Institute affiliated with ANYONE in NE? I’m very anxious to hear from patients/clients who have had success AND those who may not have had successful treatments – and why? I’ll be waiting to see responses!!!! DD

  16. Maren Auxier

    1 year ago

    Hi Carol,

    Our closest clinic to you would be our Scottsdale, AZ location. Please feel free to reach out to one of our patient coordinators today at (855) 313-1149 for more information.

    Thanks,

    Maren

  17. Maren Auxier

    1 year ago

    Hi Helen,

    Thanks for your question. At this time insurance does not cover stem cell therapy, however we believe that it will be covered in the next 5-10 years. While stem cell therapy has been around since the 1950s, it is only recently that specific studies have been conducted in this field, and insurance companies need to confirm that it makes monetary sense before they offer coverage. They need to see studies that show that stem cell therapy treatments will reduce the need for medications, hospital visits, etc, essentially saving them money in the long run, before they approve such a coverage.

    There are no age limitations with stem cell therapy. We do, however, review your medical history to ensure that you are a candidate for stem cell therapy before recommending that you have the procedure. Please feel free to contact one of our patient coordinators today at (855) 313-1149 to go over your personal situation and gain more information about what we do.

    Thanks,

    Maren

  18. Linda

    1 year ago

    @Bill Joyce
    The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Pulmonary Fibrosis. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

    Drug Name (View by: Brand | Generic)

    Brand Name:

    Remicade (Pro, More…)

    Generic name:
    infliximab class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

  19. /Connie England

    1 year ago

    I too have pulmonary fibrosis. I need to kow more about thi meicineBUt.
    Also I am to have stem cell treatment on July 20, 2015. My counselor is
    Laurie Stanton. Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Connie

  20. Carol Puntel

    1 year ago

    I live in Calif. I have COPD/Emp
    Is there anyone there that does stem cell ?
    Very interested.
    Carol

  21. Helen Dennis

    1 year ago

    I would like more information about stem cells for lung disease but afraid my age plus several lung diseases and a paralyzed diaphragm would make me ineligible . Also even with health insurance, afraid I couldn’t afford treatment . Please enlighten me as to age limitations etc. Thank you.

  22. Maren Auxier

    1 year ago

    Hi Connie,

    Great question. We specialize in treating certain lung diseases, and we don’t treat every single one. You can see some of the diseases that we treat on our website: http://lunginstitute.com/lung-diseases/. Our patient coordinators also review your medical history to make sure that you are a candidate for stem cell therapy. As every person and their situation is unique, this is something that we address on a personal basis. You’re welcome to call us today and one of our patient coordinators can speak to this and answer any additional questions in more detail.

    Thanks,

    Maren

  23. Connie Justin

    1 year ago

    When u say “see if you qualify”. Are you talking”financial” or if you have particular lung disease?
    Please respond.

  24. Rebecca Topalian

    1 year ago

    Same as Bill Joyce
    I was told about a medication BUt
    I cannot get a doctor to write the script for me..
    I’m eating well doing better after treatment but
    Want to keep going..
    Thanks

  25. Maren Auxier

    1 year ago

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for the info! I’m glad to hear that you’ve found something that works well for you.

    Thanks,

    Maren

  26. Steve

    1 year ago

    I been taking a lung tonic from Doctor Schulze all natural stuff plus Bragg’s apple cider vinegar and 10 drops of 35 % HP with filter water sometimes I drink pineapple juice it helps me out a great deal

  27. Maren Auxier

    1 year ago

    Hi Bill,

    Thanks for your comment. I would recommend checking with your primary care physician regarding any medications for pulmonary fibrosis. Our specialty is stem cell therapy for lung disease, and we have helped several patients breathe easier. If you’re interested in learning more about stem cell therapy and to see if you qualify, please feel free to contact one of our patient coordinators at (855) 313-1149 for more information.

    Thanks,

    Maren

  28. BILL JOYCE

    1 year ago

    i have what is called pulmonary fibrosis and i need to know the name of
    medicine i need to take in order to reverse this and i await your answer

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