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"Protecting" our "Lungs" from Disease


Okay . . . so today we're going to talk about how to keep our "Lungs" healthy especially in this time of crisis.


The cells in our body need oxygen to stay alive. Carbon dioxide is made in our bodies as cells do their job. The lungs and respiratory system allow oxygen in the air to be taken into the body, while also letting the body get rid of carbon dioxide in the air we breath. Okay . . . so we knew that. But how do we protect our lungs, their health and make them stronger?


We know all the regular ways like simple deep breathing, counting your breaths, watching your posture and staying active, but as we spoke the other day . . . staying "Hydrated" is a biggie.


But what are some other ways to keep our lungs healthy. Well, here's a list of some foods that help protect us from respiratory illnesses.


Apples

Apricots

Beans

Berries

Broccoli

Poultry

Walnuts


Another way is to take Omega 3s or to drink Green Tea.


Now, Green tea contains many antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation in the lungs. These are all good preventative measures we can take to keep us breathing healthy.


So, we spoke in an earlier Health Tip about how this Virus affects the lungs by closing off the air pockets in our lungs preventing ample oxygen supply to our organs. Therefore, causing pneumonia or worse. Well . . . there are many natural ways to help prevent, heal and strengthen the lungs. Now, because I'm a Certified Herbalist and I feel herbs are one of the biggest avenues to optimal health, with Echinacea being one of my favorites because it's an "Antiviral". I'll tell you a little personal story . . .


A few winters back everyone and their brother was getting sick with some form of respiratory illness. And me being like everyone else . . . I got it too. Only for some reason