Why Your Lung Health Affects Your Heart

10/12/2020 | 3 min. read

Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Today, I want to talk to you about a topic that I haven’t spent much time on in the past: the health and efficiency of your lungs.

Now, some of you may be wondering what the connection is with heart health, and that’s a fair question. The heart and lungs are related by more than just proximity; these organs work in tandem, relying heavily on each other. The most essential job of the heart is to circulate oxygen and other nutrients throughout the body, and that oxygen comes into the body through the lungs. So, keeping your lungs healthy is critical to the health of your heart.

What’s the Best Way to Keep Your Lungs Healthy?

While I’m intimately familiar with the important role lung health plays in heart health, my son Dr. Drew Sinatra—a naturopathic physician—is a true expert in this area. As a child, he faced respiratory challenges and used his medical training to find lung health solutions that not only helped him but can help you as well.

One of the biggest threats to our lung health is the respiratory effect of common seasonal and environmental challenges. So, the first step as Drew emphasizes is to limit your exposure to common air pollutants. You may also want to get a good quality air purifier for your home, and especially the bedroom.

For lung health, it’s also important to support a normal inflammatory response. You also want to keep your nasal and bronchial passages clear and have balanced mucous levels

The good news is that there are many herbs for lung support that can help to address many of these factors—starting with Boswellia and quince fruit extract. Boswellia gum resin and the quince fruit from India have both been used in traditional medicine to promote a healthy inflammatory response.

So, when Drew and I discovered a potent combination of these two herbs—called AlvioLife®—we studied the research intently. What we found is that this herbal combination helps to support clear breathing, open airways, normal lung function, and a, healthy inflammatory response.

Plus, the Research Shows It Makes a Real Difference in Lung Health

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study those with lung health concerns taking AlvioLife experienced a significant improvement in their body’s response to environmental challenges (like dust, pollution, smoke, which the research refers to as “Environmental Stimuli”) in just four weeks compared to the placebo group.

Plus, taking 200 mg for eight weeks resulted in a significant improvement in clear breathing and emotional well-being measures compared to the placebo group.  Also, those who were taking AlvioLife (versus the placebo) had significantly fewer limitations on their physical activity.

AlvioLife is such a powerful breakthrough that Drew and I collaborated to create a new formula to feature it, called Advanced Lung & Bronchial Support. In addition to AlvioLife, it also includes some of the top traditional herbs that Drew has studied—including Marshmallow, Yerba Santa, and Astragalus. These herbs have been traditionally used to support lung health. Plus, the formula includes N-acetyl cysteine which balances healthy mucus levels in the respiratory tract.

In addition to supporting lung function, which is critical to heart health, the nutrients in this formula can make a difference in how you feel. They help to promote clear breathing—which is something we can all use year-round.

Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Meet Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Dr. Stephen Sinatra is a highly respected and sought-after cardiologist and nutritionist with more than 30 years of clinical practice, research, and study. His integrative approach to heart health focuses on reducing inflammation in the body and maximizing the heart's ability to produce and use energy.

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