Lung Support Protocol:
We often take breathing for granted. We do it thousands of times a day without even thinking about it. But, when the lungs aren’t working optimally, this moment to moment function becomes a source of stress. Our lung health protocol uses herbs and nutrients to support optimal lung function along with nutrients to reduce overall inflammation.
|Lung & Bronchial||Dr. Christopher’s||Strengthening and healing the entire respiratory tract||Two to four capsules three times daily|
|Lypo C||LivOn||Support healthy immune system||Take one package twice daily|
|MSM 850 mg||Pure Encapsulations||Support lung flexibility||Take one capsules daily with meal|
|Mag Glycinate 200 mg||Metagenics||Helps relax the muscles of the bronchioles in the lungs.||Take one tablet daily|
|Super Immuno-Tone||Integrative Therapeutics||Strengthen immune system||Take two capsules three times daily|
|Quercetin 300 mg||Allergy Research Group||Reduces inflammation||Take one capsule three times daily|
Following an anti-inflammatory diet will also help lung function:
- Avoid all processed foods, especially sugars and simple starches. Sugar creates inflammation and suppresses the immune system.
- Avoid grains of all kinds (wheat, rye, spelt, corn, and rice). Grains can cause inflammation.
- Eat plenty of healthful fats, including: butter, coconut oil, olive oil, avocados, walnut oil, flaxseed oil, fish oil, etc. Avoid all hydrogenated fats and processed oils like: Crisco, margarine, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, corn oil, “salad” oil, etc. Avoid eating fried foods in restaurants as these are mostly prepared using low quality oils that are highly inflammatory.
- Eat quality protein like wild seafood, pastured meats, wild game, pastured eggs, organic poultry, etc. Quality counts!
- Eat plenty of vegetables! Healthy vegetables include: leafy greens, asparagus, broccoli, cucumbers, artichokes, green beans, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, etc.
- Avoid the nightshade vegetables as these can be very inflammatory: tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers
- Eat low sugar fruits like apples and berries.
- Dairy, especially pasteurized dairy, can be very inflammatory. Consider going dairy-free (except for butter). Healthy dairy-free milks include: almond, hemp and coconut milks.
- Eat nuts and seeds, but avoid peanuts.
- Avoid soy in all its forms
- Drink plenty of pure, clean water. Being fully hydrated will keep the lungs moist and make breathing easier.