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Sea cucumber extract kills 95 percent of breast cancer cells and shrinks lung tumors

Posted October 15, 2013

A new study has shown that sea cucumber extract kills up to 95 percent of breast cancer cells, 90 percent of melanoma cells, 95 percent of liver cancer cells and 88 percent of lung cancer cells in vitro. The extract also stimulates the immune system against cancer and impedes key processes required for metastasis. While the science behind this is very new to Western medicine, the sea cucumber has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries.

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Natural Anti-inflammatory Supplements for Lungs

Posted October 10, 2013

Lungs are an important organ of the body which performs some of the major functions and are very vital for the body system. But there are certain lung diseases which might cause inflammation of this vital body organ and this might also lead to irritation of the lung tissues. Inflammation of the lung tissues is a condition which is accompanied by pain and a lot of discomfort as well.

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Vitamin D levels linked to emphysema

Posted September 30, 2013

Researchers have found a relationship between emphysema and serum vitamin D levels, suggesting that the vitamin may play a role in modulating lung structure.

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Smokers or past smokers: Six ways to cleanse and revitalize your lungs

Posted September 4, 2013

It’s been observed that even former smokers who quit years ago have traces of lung damage. Even if one has never smoked, second hand cigarette smoke, industrial pollution, vehicular exhaust fumes and now chemtrails with downward drifting heavy metal nano-particles all contribute to some level of lung damage for almost everyone.

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The effects of Gamijinhae-tang on elastase/lipopolysaccharide-induced lung inflammation in an animal model of acute lung injury

Posted July 17, 2013

Gamijinhae-tang (GJHT) has long been used in Korea to treat respiratory diseases. The therapeutic effect of GJHT is likely associated with its anti-inflammatory activity. However, the precise mechanisms underlying its effects are unknown. This study was conducted to evaluate the protective effects of GJHT in a porcine pancreatic elastase (PPE) and lipopolysaccharide(LPS) induced animal model of acute lung injury (ALI).

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Curcumin may protect premature infants’ lungs

Posted July 3, 2013

Turmeric, a key ingredient in spicy curry dishes, has long been known to have medicinal values. Now new research finds a substance in turmeric, curcumin, may provide lasting protection against potentially deadly lung damage in premature infants.

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Vitamin C Boosts Infant Lung Function

Posted May 12, 2013

Babies born to smokers supplementing with vitamin C had improved lung function, according to a study presented at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Vitamin C May Prevent Lung Problems in Babies Born to Pregnant Smokers

Posted May 7, 2013

Pregnant women are advised not to smoke during pregnancy because it can harm the baby’s lungs and lead to wheezing and asthma, among other problems. If a woman absolutely can’t kick the habit, taking vitamin C during pregnancy may improve her newborn’s lung function and prevent wheezing in the first year of life, according to a study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC.

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UNMC Study Suggests Vitamin D Could Reduce Lung Inflammation In Asthma, COPD

Posted February 11, 2013

In the first study of its kind, results of a University of Nebraska Medical Center research study suggest that vitamin D may be important for humans exposed to agricultural organic dust. In the study, researchers found a significant decrease in lung inflammation in mice exposed to hog barn dust that received high doses of vitamin D.

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Caring for your lungs

Posted December 27, 2012

You can lower your chances of lung disease and even make your lungs work better just by eating a few vegetables and a little fruit each day — especially apples as per some of the British studies on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which can cause asthma, bronchitis, etc. Also a survey of heavy smokers revealed that eating just a portion of vegetables a day reduces the risk of COPD by almost half and that one and a half portions of fruit, particularly apples helped almost as much.

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