How to Repair Lungs and Quit Smoking Easy and Naturally
Today, in the US, quit smoking is hard. Cigarette smoking causes 1/3 of all cancer fatalities and 1/4 of all fatal heart attacks. We should add many diseases and illnesses that are a direct result of the “amazing” cigarette smoking. This includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, angina,assorted respiratory ailments, heartburn, peptic ulcers, and diarrhea. A recent estimate, according to a study, is that smoking is a factor in more than 15% of all of the deaths occurring annually in the US. Obviously, we can conclude that smoking is a high-risk behavior with deadly consequences. Smokers can expect to shorten their lovely lives by approximately 10-15 years. Most people will surely agree that smoking is harmful activity. However, overcoming the addictions related to cigarette smoking can be an overwhelming prospect. It can be done naturally without substituting other harmful ingredients that can further jeopardize our health.
We inhale 4,000 toxic chemicals into our body for every cigarette smoked. Over 40 of these chemicals are directly linked to cancer. Nicotine is one of those chemicals and is extremely addictive. With ingestion process it facilitates the natural release of dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. Also, it stimulates the production of adrenaline, which elevates heart rate and blood pressure.
We can ingest nicotine by sniffing, chewing or smoking. When we ingest it creates a relaxed feeling. With everyday use, the body develops not only a psychological and physical addiction to nicotine, but also a drug tolerance. This means that our body requires more nicotine in order to achieve the same feelings of relaxation. This also means that if we stop nicotine ingestion, withdrawal symptoms will result.
Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms:
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Elevated Appetite
- Elevated Blood Pressure
- Reduced Heart Rate
- Stomach Irritability
- Feelings of Restlessness
In our body, smoking cigarettes places nitrogen dioxide ozone. This chemical reduces the amount of vitamin C available for use and damages DNA. When DNA is compromised and vitamin C is reduced, aging will be accelerated because the body will not be able to fight off illness.
Besides the physical addiction to the chemicals in cigarettes, also there is an emotional addiction to smoking. Many smokers smoke in response to boredom, stress and anxiety. For this reason, people who want to quit smoking may benefit from counseling or support group for smokers.
Tips to Quit Smoking
- Acute cigarette cravings typically last no more than 5
- With each passing success of not smoking, nicotine cravings will become more manageable.
- When cravings occur try exercising or taking a walk.
- Avoid people smoking around you.
- While quitting smoking, completely eliminate alcoholic beverages.
- Drink a lot of water.
- Increase the amount of raw vegetables, fruits and fiber in the diet.
- Eliminate processed foods, saturated fats and refined sugars from the diet.
- Consider a liver and/or colon cleanse.
- During the quitting process, avoid having stress.
After quitting smoking, you need to give the lungs adequate time to heal and well regenerate. It is very important, during this time, to be very careful about one’s environment and the surrounding conditions.
Suggestions How to Repair Lungs:
- If working with strong chemicals, wear a mask.
- Avoid air filters that emit ozone into the air. These may further damage the lungs.
- Do not attempt to dry up lung mucous. Mucous is the body’s method for expelling toxins from the lungs.
- Avoid second-hand smoke at all costs, as well as other strong toxic chemical odors.
- Avoid dairy foods because they produce excess mucous. Mucous producing foods place added stress on the lungs.
- Aromatic herbs such as thyme, rosemary, horse radish, ginger and cayenne may help one feel better.
- Get outdoor exercise every day and lots of fresh air.
- Yoga may also helpful.