Triggering Labor Through Supporting Lung Development

Triggering Labor Through Supporting Lung Development

Lung Development

  • lung surfactants – made of 6 types of fat and 4 proteins
  • surfactant protein A (SP-A) –  has collagen-like domains similar to SP-D
  • phospholipids – fat (lecithins)
  • cholesterol
  • calcium dependent lectins

Ways to Support Lung Development

  • exercise
  • eating vitamin D rich foods
  • eggs – yolks contain lecithins
  • meat (white meat is the best)
  • collagen – powder or bone broth
  • colloids – butter, collagen, eggs, gelatin, bone broth, mayo
  • beans (sprouted)
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • support immunity – vitamin C and zinc
  • spices/pungent foods – horseradish, ginger, mustard, garlic, onion, etc – “Pungent foods generate the lung”
  • white foods – potatoes, apples, cauliflower, oats, rice, almonds, onion, garlic
  • fermented foods – saurkraut, kombucha, kefir, yogurt
  • warm foods

Relaxation

  • lower your cortisol
  • massage
  • no chores
  • low child stress

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surfactant_protein_A

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulmonary_surfactant_protein_D

https://www.bellybelly.com.au/birth/what-causes-labor-to-start/

The Lung in Chinese Medicine

https://www.google.com/search?q=chinese+medicine+foods+lungs&rlz=1C1NHXL_enUS734US734&oq=chinese+medicine+foods+lungs&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.6351j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

http://www.itmonline.org/5organs/lung.htm

http://breathe.ersjournals.com/content/9/6/476

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3929318/

Top Foods for Healthy Lungs

https://www.livestrong.com/article/163935-fetal-lung-development-stages/

Lung Health

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