How to include a RESPIRATORY SYSTEM PRACTICE in your Pathology Prevention plans. 

   A holistic systems approach to health care requires that the Health Guardian has an understanding of each of the organ systems. The respiratory system brings gas into and out of the lungs to absorb oxygen and remove carbon dioxide. It consists mainly of the nose, trachea, bronchi, diaphragm and the lungs. In the respiratory system process, red blood cells carry oxygen absorbed from the lungs around the body. When oxygenated blood reaches the narrow capillaries, the red blood cells release the oxygen. The deoxygenated blood carries the carbon dioxide back to the lungs for release. Factors such as age, sex, body build, and physical conditioning have an influence on lung volumes and capacities. Lungs usually reach their maximum capacity in early adulthood and decline with age after that.

   If we breathe air that is polluted, it will disrupt the ecology of the lungs, just as it disrupts the ecology of the forest. We should avoid air contaminated with chemicals, particles, gases and smoke. We should do our best to avoid respiratory infections, but this is often socially impossible, so we need to strengthen the body’s natural defenses against infection. If given a chance the body is capable of great feats of self-defense, as long as we provide it with a balanced, vitamin-rich diet and a lifestyle that is healthy in thought and feeling as it is in action. Two of the best preventative measures the Health Guardian can do for the respiratory system are regular exercise and proper breathing. The best pathology prevention is a healthy lifestyle. Diet, exercise, and sleep all have a profound influence on the health of the respiratory system. Herbal Infusions and Aroma Therapy can also influence the quality of life, wellness, self-reliance, and make pathology prevention efforts more effective.