Easy Health Options Staff

COPD: What to know about your prematurely aged immune system

COPD is an umbrella term for a group of incurable inflammatory lung disorders. It carries higher risk for other serious conditions such as heart disease, memory loss, stroke or diabetes. But less has been known about its connection to vitamin deficiency and an aged immune system…

Carolyn Gretton

Gut bacteria linked to high blood pressure and more than 2 dozen other diseases

There are trillions of bacteria, both good and not-so-good, colonizing your gut. Now, researchers have uncovered the staggering extent to which those bacteria impact your health. It turns out bacteria are directly tied to specific diseases. Time to get serious about your microbiome…

Dr. Mark Wiley

The foods your lungs need to be healthy

Breathing problems and lung diseases like asthma and COPD hurt the health of millions. But medical research shows there are four everyday foods that can protect you and help keep your breathing problem-free. Here’s how to start defending your lungs today.

Easy Health Options Staff

Bacon And Salami Aggravate Breathing Problems

Eating large amounts of cured meats, such as salami, chorizo and bacon, may cause a person to gain weight due to the high fat and sodium content of these foods.

Easy Health Options Staff

Soft Drinks Make It Harder To Breathe

Many studies have shown that consuming large amounts of sugary soft drinks can have a negative effect on a person’s waistline, and now new research is suggesting that these beverages may damage the lungs as well.

Easy Health Options Staff

Each Puff Of A Cigarette: 100 Trillion Free Radicals

Think you know how bad cigarette smoke is for your health? Swallow this fact: Every puff of a cigarette contains about 4,700 different chemicals and 100 trillion free radical molecules. These reactive substances damage lung tissue by chemically reacting with DNA, cell membranes and other molecules in the lung.