Alter Your Health

#335 | MM - Food Choices Can Heal Lung Issues

September 06, 2022 Episode 335
Alter Your Health
#335 | MM - Food Choices Can Heal Lung Issues
Show Notes

When suffering with chronic lung conditions, it's not so common to consider food choices and nutritional status as important factors in prevention and healing.

Air quality/pollution, smoking, and environmental toxin exposure are the much more traditional risk factors for lung conditions like lung cancers, COPD, and asthma.

BUT, nutritional status is SO huge for so many reasons.

Today we overview some of the empowering nutritional science that demonstrates the role whole food plant based eating has in both preventing and reversing the most common chronic lung conditions.

When we understand the mechanisms of the diseases like COPD, asthma, and of course cancer, it's plain to see how optimizing nutritional status can play a huge part in reducing oxidative stress, eliminating chronic inflammation, and balancing immune status to defend against both acute respiratory illness (like pneumonia, which is actually responsible for a large number of deaths annually, especially amongst elderly) as well as the chronic and debilitating conditions.

As always, you can join us live each Monday at 12 PT / 3 ET on the Alter Health YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/alterhealth

Some highlights from today's episode on Heart Health...

  • How hidden toxins in air can irritate lungs and cause oxidative damage to set the stage for more chronic conditions
  • How COPD (chronic bronchitis and emphysema) causes airway destruction overtime and clear ways to stop the progression of disease
  • The common immune imbalance that is associated with asthma - airflow obstruction and the inability to properly ventilate lungs
  • Specific constituents in foods that either promote healing or exacerbate dis-ease in lungs
  • An inspiring testimonial of asthma reversal in an adult from whole food plant based eating and lifestyle healing

Links to some more good stuff
- Get the Alter Health weekly WFPB Meal Guides: https://www.alter.health/meal-guides
- Cleanse with Us during the next Alter Health Cleanse: https://www.alter.health/cleanse
- Work with us in the Thrive on Plants program: https://www.alter.health/thrive-on-plants
- ATTN Health Practitioners! Learn more and apply to the Plant Based Mind Body Practitioner Program: https://www.alter.health/pbmb-practitioner

Peace and Love.