You may not think that what you eat has anything to do with your risk of developing lung cancer or COPD. Diet, however, especially one that’s rich in fiber, may actually play a key role in preventing certain breathing diseases. COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and it includes
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Many diseases that grow more common with age are associated with deterioration in brain health and cognitive decline, warns Deborah Blacker, MD, ScD, director of the Gerontology Research Unit in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
“That’s why it’s important to get
Uh-oh… you’re feeling those dread signs of a flu bug. Some of us, upon feeling that tickle deep in the throat, will opt for flu remedies involving a prescription for the anti-viral med Tamiflu, but is it really worth it? And is it more effective than home remedies for flu
Don’t overlook the multitude of outstanding NAC benefits you can gain by supplementing with this remarkable natural compound—particularly if you have any type of chronic lung, respiratory, mood or brain-related condition.
The main diagnostic tools for COPD are pulmonary function tests. These tests, which are also used to diagnose asthma (see page 45) and many other lung diseases, measure the ability of the lungs to hold air, to move air in and out, and to move oxygen into the blood.
Sleep may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about your well-being, but quality sleep is very important to your overall health, including your memory and mood. While many of my patients think of sleep as a passive activity, it is actually very important “rebooting”
Research suggests that restful, restorative sleep is a prerequisite for the health and proper functioning of the brain, and that chronic sleep insufficiency can be highly damaging in a variety of ways. For example, a study published Dec. 20, 2015 in Nature Neuroscience suggests that poor sleep may be linked
In order to determine whether your lung problem symptoms are caused by COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), your doctor will perform a physical examination, take a detailed medical history, ask about any history of smoking (or current smoking habit) and other lifestyle issues, and perform a COPD diagnosis.
Glutathione is the main antioxidant used by the body, and research shows that depleted glutathione may contribute to conditions like Parkinson’s disease, autism, and cystic fibrosis.