Learn More About Respiratory Health
Breathing easily is something that most people take for granted. We usually inhale and exhale without even thinking about it, but the moment you can’t get enough air, like during an asthma attack, it becomes very clear just how importing breathing is.
When we have high exposures to toxins, smoke, or other particles, the lungs’ natural defence systems have difficulty keeping up, and it impacts our ability to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. Reduced lung function makes us feel tired because our body can’t make enough energy.
Symptoms of poor Respiratory Health
- coughing or wheezing
- frequent lung infections
- asthma attacks
- excessive mucous production
Lung function is significantly reduced in conditions like COPD, asthma, and in smokers.
- Limit carbohydrates, especially refined sugars: We produce less carbon dioxide from metabolizing proteins and fats, so it’s easier on our breathing
- Stop smoking and/or vaping. Lung function, capacity, coughing and shortness of breath all improve within the first month of smoking cessation
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Optimize Vitamin D levels. Having adequate vitamin D can reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks
- Stay hydrated, Drinking enough water helps to thin mucous in the lungs and improve breathing
- Improve air quality. Use a HEPA air purifier to improve air quality at home
- Lung health is a vital part of our overall health. Support your lungs with supplements to help with detoxification