Lung Health, Genetics & Environmental Factors

  Environmental & Lifestyle Factors Affect Lung Health by Triggering Genetic Weaknesses

Island Healthworks Discusses the importance of the lungs in providing oxygen, & genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors in lung health

Trees are the lungs of the Earth, while our lungs link us to our atmosphere, in turn being affected by atmospheric conditions.

Sensitive yet hardworking, your lungs are the organs by which you receive access to the most immediately critical source of sustenance – a steady supply of fresh air.

The importance of your lungs stands out after a moment’s reflection. Without food, survival is measured in weeks, without water, in days, but without air, seconds or minutes. We are generally aware of these acute concerns, but less familiar with the chronic impacts of poor pulmonary function on our overall health. Due to the interconnected nature of our body, lung health and air supply is intimately connected to the health of multiple body systems. Fortunately, much control over lung health can be gained through factors ranging from diet to your personal breathing style.

If your lungs are not functioning well, you are not getting enough oxygen delivered to your cells, tissues, organs and glands. Oxygen is essential as a component of healthy blood flow as it performs the vital functions of nutrient delivery and detoxification. Many causes are involved in the rising rates of lung health complaints we are seeing worldwide. Infection, cancer, emphysema, tissue inflammation, asthma and many related lung conditions all contribute to concerns for both the lungs and the rest of the body. Lung health and heart health is closely linked, meaning that taking care of the lungs reduces stress on the heart and vice versa.

As previously mentioned in our story on lung health basics, genetics may lie at the root of numerous lung conditions. Asthma, allergies, and a predisposition to pulmonary inflammation along with several lesser known lung diseases may have genetic roots. However, genetic weaknesses do not necessarily mean you are destined to experience these problems. In many cases there is only a potential weakness that may be brought out through variables including environmental stressors, physical and psychological stress plus diet and lifestyle choices that lead to nutrient deficiencies or toxic exposures. Inflammation lies at the root of all disease and lung health is no exception.

By taking an integrative view of your health and making the right choices, a wise investment in the health of the lungs can be made for the benefit of your entire body. Yvonne at Island Healthworks has noticed lung health improvements after certain concerns detected in an iridology consultations have been addressed. Among the many lung conditions seen today, asthma, allergies, bronchitis and other common conditions as well as rarer complications are linked to diverse aspects of health and body system strength.

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Harnessing the Healing Power of Nature

Nature Can Lift your Mood & Boost Your Health: So Ensure You Experience the Earth!

 

Island Healthworks discusses the ways humans benefit from time in nature at a physiological and psychological level - Purple Funch - Simon Pierre Barrette photo - May 22, 2011 - Used under CC licence BY-SA 3.0

Birdwatching engages the mind while bringing great relaxation and memories that last a lifetime. Purple Finch – Simon Pierre Barrette photo, May 22, 2011 – Used under CC licence BY-SA 3.0

Humans are part of nature and we exert a profound influence on the natural world. While much concern has focused on human impacts on forests, bird populations, water quality, air quality and endangered species, we ourselves are endangered in a different way. Without the proper access to nature that comes hand in hand with proper respect for nature, we face a variety of health challenges relating to a loss of benefits from the natural world.

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Lung Health Tips for Living Right!

Respiratory illness is widespread, while a surprising range of chronic conditions affect the lungs

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Lung Health is tied to a surprising range of environmental, pathogenic and physiological factors. Mikael Häggström photo – public use

The lungs are among the organs most intimately connected to your daily experience. Just as you can experience vision or feel touch on your skin, the sensations and actions associated with breathing stand out to human beings.

That said, it is surprising how little attention many people actually pay to the health of their lungs. This season, people are becoming more aware of the importance of maintaining the functionality of these organs that form the link between the atmosphere and your inner organ function and oxygen absorption.

The lungs are affected by the quality of the air you breath, the strength of the circulatory system, and by the absence or presence of bacteria and other contaminants in the air, and in the lungs themselves. Least known is how significantly the lungs may be affected by structural health within the body. Anyone with a rib injury or apparent misalignment knows how painful it can be to get a breath.

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Cancer & The Human Environment – Island Healthworks May 2014 Cancer Series Part 1!

 Cancer, Cellular Health & The Human Environment

Learn about Cellular Health and Cancer Prevention with Island Healthworks

Environmental Conditions Are a Key Factor in Cancer Prevention.

On the heels of Cancer Month, Island Healthworks is running a cancer prevention through cellular health education month!

  • This environmental health article address the connection between cancer, cellular health and ecology!
  • Our next two cancer and cellular health articles will explore physiology and diet.

Our goal at Island Healthworks is to leave public readers armed with a privileged degree of integrated knowledge in this highly important area of human health and wellness.

Cancer in its many forms is a notorious and growing threat to human health, wellness and longevity. Cancer is a disease at the cellular level with important biochemical and immune system components.

Growing levels of toxic exposures from environmental, dietary and chronic psychological stress factors constitute a threat to our health. Insufficient clean air, nutrients and regenerating time in nature are challenges facing those in urban or industrial environments.

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Toxin Avoidance & Detoxification Support

 

Urban River - Robert Campbell

                          Reduce Toxicity Through Lifestyle and Herbal Approaches

     The environment humans exist within has always impacted our health, positively and negatively. Now, society faces fewer threats from contagious illnesses, poisonous plants or exposure, but more insidious chronic threats in the form of environmental pollution have permeated many aspects of our lives. Such environmental burdens stress the detoxification system to the limits, especially in the chemically sensitive.Pesticides are present in foods, while every piece of packaging material or breath of industrial air places a cumulative burden on our detoxification system.

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