Lung cleansing: 8 natural ways πŸ™Œ

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Our lungs are contaminated every day with environmental toxins, pollutants, dust, second-hand smoke, chemicals, microbes (bacteria, viruses) and the list goes on and on. During this corona virus pandemic, the risk is even higher. Such health hazard, often, lead to various chronic and acute lung issues like Asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, COPD, lung cancer.Β Usually, our lungs can detox and heal themselves once the sources of pollutions are eliminated or significantly reduced. So, nowadays, we often hear about shifting home location towards the outskirts or semi-rural areas rather than staying in urban cities. Whether, we have the option of moving site or not, but we can take necessary steps of detoxifying and cleansing the lungs easy ways and prevent us from chronic respiratory issues and diseases. Lung cleansing can promote healing, normal lung functioning, reduces inflammation of bronchial lining, clear mucus and improves lung circulation.

 

So the simple steps that we can regularly adapt to detox and keep our lungs healthy:

1. Perform deep breathing exercises daily. Though breathing is normal but deep breathing involves diaphragmatic breathing which helps to strengthen the diaphragm and oxygen-carrying capacity of the lungs. Oxygen is nourishing for all cells and all vital processes to carry out smoothly. As we age, diaphragm, which is a muscle, start to become weaker. So, when we perform diaphragmatic breathing, it’s like trying to deep breathe into the belly. In the process, the diaphragm gets contracted, and air fills up. Slowly, as we exhale, the diaphragm relaxes. It creates a back pressure in the alveoli, which in turn improve the lung compliance and help to detox the lungs. Deep breathing also reduces stress significantly. It is essential to do daily 9-10 times of deep breathing exercise. You can get more information on this type of breathing technique from my previous post https://healthhappinesshealing.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=3659&action=edit

2. Another critical factor is to improve air quality at home. It is just not possible to control the external environment, but we can maintain the quality of air in the space we live every day. We need to make sure to change the air filters of the electrical appliances at home regularly. It’s essential to limit the use of air fresheners and scented candles as they contain harsh chemicals which may be harmful. Ensure adequate air ventilation and regular vacuum cleaning to maintain clean airflow at home.

3. Quit smoking: Cigarette smoke contains more than 7000 toxins. Researches have shown a direct link of smoking associated with lung cancer. Smoking also causes chronic inflammation of the bronchial linings and the lungs. So, there is a lot of health hazard associated with smoking rather than any health benefit.

4. Second-hand smoke: Even if you or I do not smoke, but, we are exposed to second-hand smoke, then we carry the same risk of health hazard like smoking a Cigarette. So, it’s essential to stay away from exposure to second-hand smoke. Therefore, always avoid places where you have a risk of inhaling second-hand smoke.

5. Apart from breathing exercise, doing physical activity regularly outside of your home, preferably in a park or open area, to ensure that your cardiovascular system is activated and you can breathe the fresh air every day.

6. Personal care: Having a hot shower, or using a heating pad on the back eases the intercostal muscles of the rib cage and help to soothe during breathing. Getting percussion or vibration on the backside will also accelerate breathing and healing process of the lungs during chronic ailments.

7. Food: Like all organs, lungs also required proper nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants for healing and proper functioning. Adequate nourishment from food rich in vitamin C, D, antioxidants, polyunsaturated fatty acids, drinking enough water, exposure to sunlight and limiting the intake of sugar and dairy products, all helps in the proper functioning of the lungs.

8. Some familiar sources which are nourishing and healing for lungs are ginger, green tea, oregano, peppermint leaves, liquorice, and lemon. Measures like eucalyptus oil steam inhalation and castor oil packs found to have a beneficial effect on the lungs.

Thanks for reading.

Blessings and much love to all πŸ’

 

Post :Sunshine blogger award 4th πŸ™Œ

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During these troubled times, with news coming around of Corona Virus outbreak from all around the world, everyone seems to be in a panicky state. But yes with precautions, friends, don’t forget to appreciate and enjoy this beautiful journey called life. Because difficult times do not last long and hopefully, this will pass too. Our prayers and well wishing for those who have been affected.

My post is to announce that I have been nominated 4th time for Sun Sunshine Blogger award by Ceridwensilverhart of https://illuminatingthefoolsmirror.wordpress.com/author/ceridwensilverhart/. I am very thankful and grateful to her for the nomination. She owns a beautiful blog that features on various subjects on literature, traditional folklore and Mythology. I find her blog posts very interesting to read. Friends do go through her blog if you like reading these interesting kinds of stuff. Now, for the award…

The Rules

Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

The questions:

1. If you get all the items on your to-do list crossed off, what do you do?

This happens rarely with me. But yes, when it does, I would like to spend the time watching a movie, a comedy preferably. Mrs Doubtfire, Little Miss Sunshine are some of my favourites. Otherwise, I might end up strolling in a park or shopping as I love doing it.
2. What is a food or drink that you really enjoy but you know it’s not good for you?


Hot chocolate and Cheesecake.
3. Do you prefer to talk things out or silently mull?
I would always talk things out when it comes with my closed ones like my husband, my mom or with my son. With others, if it is hurting, I prefer to remain in silence.


4. How often do you look at the stars?
Yes, very often when they are there. I simply love Nature at any time, any day.
5. Given the choice, would you rather travel by car, by public transportation, or on foot?
Depends on the distance. If it is nearby, I would prefer going on foot. Otherwise, I would travel by car.
6. Where do you go barefoot?


I go barefoot to my place of worship. I am a Hindu by faith. I also love walking barefoot on the green grass if possible.
7. Would you feel more nervous walking alone at night down a city street or a country path?
I would be nervous about going alone on a lonely night, down a country path than walking in a city street where there are people around.
8. What device would you have a hard time living without?


I would be upset about living without my iPhone. But, if at all necessary, I can manage without it also.
9. How often do you read translated books or watch subtitled film?
I somehow, don’t enjoy reading translated books or watching movies with subtitles. I feel,that I miss the originality of the text or content.
10. What is one thing that surprised you about blogging?
That with blogging, you become more expressive, more empathetic and a better writer.
11. If you could pick a legacy to leave behind, what would it be?


More than anything else, I want to be remembered by my near and dear ones as a kind, loving person.

Now for nominations: I love and have great regards to all my fellow bloggers and those who follow my blog. So, I feel it is unfair to nominate some and leave the rest. Instead, I would prefer to nominating all of them. So, whoever like to take this award, feel free to do so. You can answer the same questions to those that I have answered.

Thanks for reading.

Blessings and much love to all πŸ’