Lung and Respiratory Support

Lung and Respiratory Support
The Health Conscious Chef, 3/23/2020

Phlegm Resolving Foods Include
Almonds
Daikon root (white long radish)
Red radish
Garlic- anti-viral
Horseradish
scallions
White button mushroom
Shiitake mushrooms
Olives
Onion
Seaweeds
Watercress
Swiss chard
Kale
Carrot
Sweet potato
Walnut
Lima bean
Amaranth (grain)
Oats
Fig
Tangerine
lemon
Lemon and orange peel
Grapefruit
Apple and apple peel
Thyme- ground or fresh
White fish
Shrimp- from the gulf or South America (watch out for farm raised from
Thailand, china, Vietnam

Foods that clear mucus (act as a decongestant)

Spicy foods
Pepper
Ginger
Citrus fruits
Asparagus- moistens lungs
Pineapple
Chest clearing properties
Pineapple
Orange
Grapefruit
Lemon- increases the production of fluids in body
Celery juice combined with a little lemon
Cucumber-moisten lungs
Cabbage- high sulfur- destroys parasites, germs, moistens intestines
(treats colds)
Black soybeans – for chronic cough
*crushed fennel seeds can cure cough
*seaweeds moisten dryness in lungs- as in miso soup with the
wakame in it or a California vegetarian roll
Herbs:
Cinnamon
Ginger
Cardamom
Aniseed
Thyme
Rosemary
Figs-have the ability to act as a natural anti-bacterial and antifungal
agent in the body. Remedy for asthma and bronchitis. Highest overall
mineral content- Rich in iron, zinc, flavonoids with powerful
antioxidant properties.
Suggested to make a fig drink by boiling figs, then lower to a simmer
for 20 mins, strain and drink warm a few times in day.

From: The Guide to -The Energetics of Foods-
Based on Traditions of Chinese Medicine
Blood
Blood tonics maintain and improve the quality of immediate
nourishment available to the body.
Blood tonics include:
Spinach, sardines, aduki beans, dark leafy greens, dandelion greens
kidney beans, parsley, sweet rice, nettle tea, apricots, dates, almonds
and walnuts
Small amounts of chicken, beef and eggs
Yin and Yang Foods
Yin food tonics maintain and improve our deepest reserves of subtle
nourishment and soothe our system
Yin Foods Include;
Apple, asparagus, kidney bean, tofu, tomato, string bean, yam,
watermelon, lemon, pear, pineapple, pomegranate, cheese, chicken
egg, honey
Yang Tonics maintain and improve our ability to generate warmth and
stimulate our system.
Yang foods include, spinach seaweed, miso, tempeh, asparagus,
pear, apple, raspberry tangerine, honey, fenugreek, basil, sage,
ginger, raspberry, Lamb, beef
Qi Foods
Qi tonics maintain and improve the quality and quantity of available
energy in the body
Qi foods include: lentil, date, fig, cherry, coconut, licorice, oats,
molasses, rice, squash, shiitake mushroom, yam, Tofu, Ginseng,
Beef, tofu
Provided by: Chef Kathryn Bari-Petritis
Kathryn@thehealthchef.com ; 3/23/20

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