Like many in this part of the country, my lungs feel the effect of Fire season. For the second year in a row I had to withdraw from a mountain race.
Because of Rheumatoid Arthritis (the type I have) my lung and heart tissue is effected.
I have had many clients with similar issues. That’s the reason for this post.
Fire season can make the air quality questionable. Here is a list of plants and nutrients to support your lung health and immune system. ~Oregano: Loaded with calcium and vitamin K. Rich source of antioxidants that can help fight infection and boost immune system. It has anti-inflammatory properties. ~Peppermint: it acts as a natural antihistamine. ~Osha Root: Native to Rocky Mountains. Not only can it help relieve congestion, it can increase circulation in the lung. ~Eucalyptus: can promote good respiratory health, soothes the throat and help fight congestion.
Foods and Nutrients ~Vitamin C: leafy greens, strawberries to name a few. ~Vitamin E: Almonds, sunflower seeds ~Vitamin A: carrots, cantaloupe, squash ~Vitamin D: salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, sunshine. ~Folate/Folic Acid: beans, peas, leafy greens. ~Iron: beans, broccoli, kale. ~Selenium: garlic, broccoli, sardines, tuna ~Zinc: oysters, chickpeas and yogurt.
This information is not intended to diagnose or treat. It is, however, meant to inform and provide education for lung support and immune system health.
As always, eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, exercise and plenty of sleep goes a long way in building a strong immune system.
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