What can we do to make sure we are prepared to tackle the many opportunistic viruses, increased ozone levels, smoke from wildfires, molds from excessive rains, pollens, and diseases that are out there trying to attack our lungs? Welcome to the ever-changing world of our air quality.
Just like every other system in our bodies, our respiratory system, especially if impaired by disease, needs its own special attention. Whether or not you suffer from asthma, emphysema, or no overt lung disease at all, certain foods and lifestyles lend themselves to healthier lungs.
Food fuels the body and some foods can act to reduce or repair inflammation, resist certain types of illnesses or help reduce the risks of some cancers.
Good lung health has never been as important as it has been recently. There are a lot of risks in our everyday lives that we cannot avoid. Viruses, wildfire smoke, weather, pollutants, and pollens. Try to minimize your exposure to irritants and stay healthy by exercising, eating right, and avoiding people who are ill. These are your best defenses. Always remember, if you suffer from any health issues, consult your physician before embarking on any diet or exercise regime. Breathe Easy!
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My name is Laura Castricone and I am a Certified Respiratory Therapist. I have been practicing in the state of Connecticut since 1992. I have worked in several aspects of respiratory care including ...
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