IMO please don't fail to add vitamin D. Vitamin D, from the sun if possible. is IMO the very best thing you can do for your lungs.
The extreme importance of vitamin D for your lungs cannot be overemphasized
"A group of scientists from UCLA published a remarkable paper in the prestigious journal, Nature. The UCLA group confirmed two other recent studies, showing that a naturally occurring steroid hormone - a hormone most of us take for granted - was, in effect, a potent antibiotic. Instead of directly killing bacteria and viruses, the steroid hormone under question increases the body's production of a remarkable class of proteins, called antimicrobial peptides. The 200 known antimicrobial peptides directly and rapidly destroy the cell walls of bacteria, fungi, and viruses, including the influenza virus, and play a key role in keeping the lungs free of infection. The steroid hormone that showed these remarkable antibiotic properties was plain old vitamin D." Doctor John Cannell MD
"The findings of our study support an important role for vitamin D in prevention of common respiratory infections, such as colds and the flu. Individuals with common lung diseases, such as asthma or emphysema, may be particularly susceptible to respiratory infections from vitamin D deficiency." Doctor Adit Ginde
"The tissues that line our air passages are especially rich in antimicrobial peptide producing cells, where they provide a front line defense against invaders. These cells require vitamin D to function effectively. Vitamin D suppresses cytokines. "Cytokine Storms" are responsible for many influenza deaths. Vitamin D protects against influenza and other respiratory infections." Life Extension
"Practicing clinicians have achieved efficacy with daily vitamin D supplements of 5,000 IU or higher - virtually eliminating influenza infections even among vulnerable populations." Life Extension, Note 8,000 IU may be a safer dose for full sized adults to assure a vitamin D level of greater than 50 ng/ml
“1000 IU of Vitamin D3/25 pounds of body weight/day can abolish upper respiratory infections in your child.” Doctor Doctor Ronald Hoffman MD, Note WOW!
"According to the research in this week's Archives of Internal Medicine. Among asthmatics, those who were vitamin D deficient were five times more likely to get sick than their counterparts with healthy levels. And the risk of respiratory infection was twice as high among vitamin D-deficient patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than in lung patients with normal levels of the vitamin." Scientific American, 23 Feb 2009
"Children with lower vitamin D levels were significantly more likely to have been hospitalized for asthma in the previous year, tended to have airways with increased hyperreactivity, and were likely to have used more inhaled corticosteroids -- all signifying higher asthma severity. These children were also significantly more likely to have several markers of allergy, including dust-mite sensitivity." Doctor Joseph Mercola MD