Experts estimate that lung disease kills more people than any other disease worldwide. Most lung problems are due to smoking, pollution and respiratory infections — which are all manageable factors. Research shows numerous links between respiratory illnesses and other diseases such as dementia, heart failure, digestive conditions, autoimmune disease, neurological conditions and obesity.
There are many different kinds of lung conditions but what all lung diseases have in common is chronic inflammation, free radical damage and reduced oxygenation.
Conventional treatments for these conditions are limited. What can be done?
Diet: Like so many other chronic conditions, many lung conditions show positive responses to high antioxidant intake and foods rich in certain phytonutrients. One should eat an anti-inflammatory diet and take targeted supplements to help improve lung function. Antioxidant rich foods and beverages, such as apples, red wine and green tea, can reduce inflammation and support respiratory function.
Detoxification: Regular detoxification supports lung health. It is important to detox from all toxins especially heavy metals. Nacare’s “Chelateo” is a herbal mixture aimed at detox of heavy metals.
Exercise: If you have a lung condition such as asthma, regular exercise can be difficult. But it’s still important to do what you can. You should perform physical activity to get your circulation flowing every day. Make an effort to increase your exercise capacity daily. Low impact exercises like walking give you a good workout, increase oxygen capacity and reduce inflammation. They don’t cause wear and tear on your body as many other forms of exercise can. They are calming yet energizing and help to boost lung capacity and reduce inflammation. That’s why they are ideal for people with existing respiratory problems.
Deep breathing: Practicing deep breathing can help strengthen the lungs. This means filling the lower parts of the lungs first, before filling the upper lungs. The diaphragm should move down and out (feel it with the hand) and the shoulders stay level. Do this for a few minutes a couple of times per day and you will feel the difference. Make a habit to breathe this way.
The following herbs significantly address airway inflammation and supports respiratory immunity: lobelia, mullein and liquorice. It can be found in Nacare’s excellent herbal mixture “Respirateo”. It offers important clinical support for strengthening the respiratory system..
Vitamin D3 is a critical supplement for lung and respiratory health: It enhances immunity, reduces inflammation and supports lung function.
Probiotic bacteria support respiratory function and may prevent lung deterioration in patients with cystic fibrosis. They’re also beneficial for people with asthma and other lung diseases.
Anti-oxidants: vitamins A, C and E.
Remember, the lungs are one of our most vital organ systems — we can’t survive for more than a few minutes without oxygen. All systems in our bodies are interconnected and breathing gives life to each and every cell throughout the body.
Chelateo and Respirateo, are excellent and effective herbal mixtures from Nacare (firstname.lastname@example.org)