When I began my travels and battles with COPD/Asthma I knew that it was important to learn what and when I could to better understand as much about COPD and Asthma so I would always be up to date as to what I was up against.

I also felt that as a member of the COPD/Asthma nation, it was important to continually share information that may possible help even one other person in their own battles with COPD/Asthma.

With that, ‘Reflections of COPD/Asthma’ will cover a variety of topics to help both inform and refresh the knowledge of all that goes with battling COPD and/or Asthma.

Today we discuss or refresh your knowledge about ‘Food Safety’ with the eighth of a ten-part series on ‘Nutrition’.

With the outdoor grilling season going full speed ahead, it is a great time to have a discussion and/or reminder on some very key recommendations for ‘food safety’, especially since having a chronic illness leaves us very much open as an easy target for any airborne or foodborne problems.

}} ALWAYS keep clean hands, food preparation surfaces and all fruits/vegetables.

}} You should NEVER wash or rinse meat and poultry.

}} When shopping, preparing or storing any foods – ALWAYS separate raw, cooked and ready-to-eat food items.

}} ALWAYS cook foods to a safe temperature – this is how you kill any microorganisms.

}} ALWAYS chill foods that are perishable properly.

}} ALWAYS defrost food properly – do not take shortcuts.

}} AVOID unpasteurized milk or any product made from unpasteurized milk.

}} AVOID raw or partially cooked eggs and/or foods containing them.

}} AVOID raw or undercooked meat and poultry.

}} AVOID unpasteurized juices.

‘COPD Travels’ will continue talking nutrition beyond the diet/meal itself with upcoming discussions on areas involving food safety and physical conditioning.

REFLECTION QUESTION – Since being diagnosed with a chronic illness, have you changed your routine when cooking either indoors or outdoors?

If you would like to reflect your response to others, please leave them under the comment section of wheezingaway.com.  Thanx.

As always, if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.

ALWAYS REMEMBER > A person without good breathing, is a person without a good life’, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can.

NOTE TO REMEMBER: We only give descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer and more medical founded information.

With that I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.

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(Information used is gathered from a various number of books, magazines and websites followed and read by Mr. William.)