Can You Detox Your Lungs?


Joshua Englert, MD, pulmonologist, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Norman Edelman, MD, professor of medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

American Lung Association, “Pneumonia Treatment and Recovery,” “Emphysema,” “Tips to Keep Your Lungs Healthy,” “Healthy Air,” “Can You Detox Your Lungs?”

Journal of the American Medical Association: “Smoking and Smoking Cessation in Relation to Mortality in Women.”

CDC: “Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke.”

American Thoracic Society: “Electronic cigarette vapor with nicotine causes airway mucociliary dysfunction preferentially via TRPA1 receptors.”

European Respiratory Journal: “Impact of dietary shift to higher-antioxidant foods in COPD: a randomised trial.”

Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine: “The Effects of a Warmed Steam Inhalation on Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Cross-Sectional, Controlled Study.”

The Journal of Nutrition: “Consuming Green Tea at Least Twice Each Day Is Associated with Reduced Odds of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease in Middle-Aged and Older Korean Adults.”