The Respiratory System

Lesson 11, Page 19 of 19

A medical research study recently found that children who ate at least five uncooked apples every week suffered from significantly fewer respiratory problems, including asthma.


Humans can survive for weeks or even months without food, and days without water, but only a few minutes without breathing. Since oxygen is so vital to the energy needs of the human body, it is essential that we maintain healthy lungs by breathing unpolluted air as much as possible and by supplying the body in general with good nutrition.

Since the respiratory system is also a system of elimination, it is greatly affected when the other systems of elimination are not functioning properly. Cleansing for all the channels of elimination is an essential first step for most respiratory problems. After cleansing, the beneficial flora of the body must be reestablished to reduce or eliminate overgrowth of yeast and fungus, a very common contributor to respiratory problems of all types.

A respiratory problem can be better supported nutritionally when we establish whether the condition is "dry" or "damp," and also whether it is "hot" or "cold." Some herbs have a cooling effect, while others have a warming effect. Likewise some herbs have a drying effect while others have a soothing and moisturizing effect. With this knowledge, we can select the most appropriate nutritional aid for the individual involved.

If you have two or more of the following indications, you may consider nutritional aid to the respiratory system:

Body odor and/or bad breath
Food allergies
Regular consumption of dairy foods
            Feeling low, uninterested, or depressed
Exposure to air pollution daily
Respiratory, sinus or allergy problems

Lifestyle Suggestions:

The key product for the respiratory system is ALJ.

Click here for the Respiratory System Product Flow Chart

Respiratory System Products

These product links and those throughout the lesson are for U.S. orders only. For international ordering click here.

  • ALJ capsules
  • ALJ liquid
  • Breathe EZ (AL-C)
  • HistaBlock
  • Chinese Lung Support (LH-C)
  • Mullein
  • High Potency Garlic
  • Fenugreek & Thyme
  • Lobelia Essence
  • Elderberry Defense
  • Children's Chewable Elderberry Plus
  • Echinacea/Golden Seal capsules
  • Echinacea/Golden Seal liquid
  • Flax Seed Oil
  • Omega-3 Hi EPA
  • Marshmallow & Fenugreek
  • Asthma Homeopathic
  • High Potency Grapine
  • Proactazyme Plus
  • Bifidophilus Flora Force
  • L. Reuteri
  • CleanStart
  • Sinus Support
    Essential Oil Products:
  • Nebulizing Diffuser
  • Massage Oil
  • Eucalyptus
  • Breathe Free
  • Tei Fu

Word Review List:

Below is a list of some of the words that were discussed to this lesson. If you are unclear as to the meaning of any, click on the word to review its definition:


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