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The lungs are essential organs for life, but it is not well known that respiratory diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide.
In 2020, out of 68 million deaths worldwide, 11.9 million will be caused by lung diseases (4.7 by COPD, 2.5 by pneumonia, 2.4 by TB and 2.3 million by lung cancer). Globally, in terms of mortality, incidence, prevalence and costs, respiratory diseases rank second (after cardiovascular diseases). In some countries, they are already the leading killer.
The lungs are essential organs for life, but it is not well known that respiratory diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide.
In 2020, out of 68 million deaths worldwide, 11.9 million will be caused by lung diseases (4.7 by COPD, 2.5 by pneumonia, 2.4 by TB and 2.3 million by lung cancer). Globally, in terms of mortality, incidence, prevalence and costs, respiratory diseases rank second (after cardiovascular diseases). In some countries, they are already the leading killer.
Two major lung diseases (lung cancer and COPD) are generally, but not exclusively, caused by cigarette smoking. However, it is important to stress that lung diseases are not just related to smoking, asthma and allergies conditions are also on the rise. There is a wide variety of other causes, ranging from genetic influences to nutritional, environmental. Environmentally can be from the air we breathe indoors or outdoors, second hand smoke, cleaning products, gas stoves, radon.
Tips for taking care of your lungs:

  • Exercise such as yoga combines breathing with movements
  • Walking
  • Beneficial foods:
  • Antioxidants for more oxygenation to lungs:
  • Vitamin C (Citrus fruits and juices, kiwi fruit, broccoli, green pepper)
  • ?-carotene (Apricot, cantaloupe melon, mango, carrot,¬†pepper, spinach, sweet potato)
  • Vitamin E (Wheat germ, grains, vegetable oil, margarine, almonds, peanuts)
  • Selenium (Grains (depending on soil content), animal products, seafood)
  • Magnesium is beneficial as it is involved in bronchodilation of the smooth muscle of the airways, it inhibits some nerve transmission and it stabilises cells involved in inflammation. The dietary sources of magnesium include nuts, legumes, cereals, whole grains and seeds, carrots, spinach and seafood.
  • Omega-3 and -6 assist in growth regulation of malignant cells. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish oils, fish and shellfish, soy, and flaxseed oil. Omega-6 fatty acids are found in vegetable oil.
  • Stop smoking with the use of Ondamed (Electromagnetic pulsed frequency) treatments in one to two sessions.
  • If you have asthma or allergies: Get checked for allergies to foods or environmental items through muscle testing. Use natural inhalers nebulizers with glutathione or iodine treatments (Available by prescription only)


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