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Old 01-06-2005, 09:47 PM   #1
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Lung nutrition

I have a friend who has mild dyspnea and her tests are low for lung capacity ans the Dr said she could improve it by diet and excersise but he didn't say what diet. What would a person take or eat to help lung power improve? Are their vitamins or foods out there that she could take to help improve her lung function? I didn't have an answer so I thought maybe someone here does.

 
Old 02-07-2005, 01:39 PM   #2
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Re: Lung nutrition

I would imagiane that a health diet of fresh foods or a well rounded diet could be what he was talking about?
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Old 02-07-2005, 02:46 PM   #3
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Re: Lung nutrition

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I have a friend who has mild dyspnea and her tests are low for lung capacity ans the Dr said she could improve it by diet and excersise but he didn't say what diet. What would a person take or eat to help lung power improve? Are their vitamins or foods out there that she could take to help improve her lung function? I didn't have an answer so I thought maybe someone here does.
I would assume a diet high in antioxidants such as berries(blueberries especially), greens, fruits, and I've done some reading about green tea and they said that it helps with lung function too. For example, over in Japan they drink like 10 cups of green tea a day, and have the one of the lowest rates of cancer in the world and to top it all off, most of them smoke!!

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Old 02-07-2005, 08:49 PM   #4
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Re: Lung nutrition

I just got this info from my favorite health/holistic book called Intelligent Medicine by Ronald Hoffman;

For healthy lungs

Vit C; 1000mg per day
Vit E; 800 international units per day
Mixed Carotenoids; 25,000 International Units per day
Vitamin A retinol; 25,000 International untis per day
Selenium; 100 micrograms twice daily
Zinc; 30 mg twice daily
Folic Acid; 1 mg twice daily
Flaxseed oil; 1 tbsp twice daily

 
Old 02-07-2005, 08:52 PM   #5
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Re: Lung nutrition

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For example, over in Japan they drink like 10 cups of green tea a day, and have the one of the lowest rates of cancer in the world and to top it all off, most of them smoke!!
I think the excessive smoking, drinking and drug use among younger Japanese is going to cause a spike in disease rates once that generation starts to age.

But you're right about the tea, its AMAZING!! If you're not so keen on green tea you should try one called 'gen mai cha' which is roasted green tea leaves with roasted brown rice. Its much richer than green tea. I drink it a lot.

 
Old 02-08-2005, 05:58 AM   #6
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Re: Lung nutrition

I would think a non-dairy diet might help a lot because so often milk products tend to be "phlegmmy."

 
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