Longtime radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh stunned the world last week when he announced that he has advanced lung cancer.
“I wish I didn’t have to tell you this,” he told his audience. “And I thought about not telling anybody.”
The news is tragic, no doubt. Lung cancer kills more than 150,000 Americans every year. But there’s a small silver lining in this dark cloud.
Because Limbaugh’s willingness to share his diagnosis is actually a gift for the rest of us. He’s given us all a wakeup call and the chance to act against this disease BEFORE it strikes.
What Rush’s lung cancer diagnosis means for YOU
Some “dittoheads” love Limbaugh. They hang on his every word and quote him to their friends. Other folks want to scream when they hear his voice.
But no matter how you feel about the man, there’s one thing we can all agree on. And that is no one wishes this devastating disease on anyone.
Plus, Limbaugh’s decision to go public with his lung cancer diagnosis helps to spread awareness of just how pervasive the disease remains even today.
Limbaugh is also a cautionary tale. He’s a longtime smoker who took up cigarettes at 16 and quit them at 30. But he has proudly smoked cigars for many years.
He’s hardly alone. Millions of Americans were longtime smokers. And many are now living with diminished lung capacity as a result. Some are even struggling to breathe just during normal everyday activities.
2 step plan to help protect your lungs
You can’t go back in time and stop yourself from picking up a tobacco habit. And you can’t entirely erase your lung cancer risk, either.
But you CAN take two steps to help protect yourself, start to reverse the damage and cut your risks.
STEP ONE: If you’re still smoking, quit. It’s just that simple.
The most successful method is cold turkey. It’s also the cheapest and has no side effects beyond being very irritable and hard to get along with for a few days as you shake the habit.
STEP TWO: The moment you quit… whether it was 10 minutes ago or 10 years ago…your lungs literally start to repair themselves. Your lung capacity begins to increase, and your risk for lung cancer starts to drop.
It’s an amazing process. Unfortunately, it’s ALSO a slow one. And that’s time you may not have.
But you can speed the healing and help restore your lung power and capacity with the help of an extract from an Asian plant called Insam.
In one study, ex-smokers with breathing problems had a 57 percent improvement in just a few weeks. And over three months, they had a 40 percent jump in VO2max, which is a test of how much air your lungs can take in.
In fact, the improvement was SO significant that scientists say it’s as if they suddenly had the lung power of a healthy 43-year old.
You can find Insam on its own as a supplement. But for best results, look for it as part of a comprehensive lung protection blend with other natural ingredients. And, of course, stick to a quality formula from a maker you trust.
We here at Healthier Talk are wishing Limbaugh the best of luck in his fight against lung cancer. And we hope you use this wakeup call to help protect yourself against this killer.
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