Take care of your Lungs


Your lungs are on the front line facing the coronavirus. That’s where the name SARS-Cov-2 comes from: severe acute respiratory syndrome. Rather than waiting for the virus to attack your weakened lungs after winter … I suggest the prophylactic approach. The word “prophylaxis” means “for disease prevention” in Greek. Many techniques to clear your lungs. Like any organ, your lungs lose power and flexibility as they age. Fortunately, you can take care of your lungs, clean them naturally and protect them. When you stop exposing your lungs to pollutants, vapors from irritants (household cleaners, fragrances, strippers, agressive sprays, etc.), daily cigarette smoke … they will start to clean and repair themselves. This is encouraging, especially since there are techniques to speed up the process.When your lungs are mistreated, they will start to produce more mucus, in which microbes and pathogens are lodged. It is this mucus that produces a fatty cough, and that gives the impression of having a congested chest.


Bouncing on a mini trampoline opens the lungs and empties the lymph glands. When you rebound you’ll start to notice more coughing up of sputum thus clearing the lungs of stagnant congestion. This is ridding the lungs of the stagnation that can attract more junk that can cause you to catch a virus easier. A steam bath at home. The steam bath is great for draining mucus from your lungs. You can recreate the “hammam” effect at home by taking a shower. You can also take a bath and I have a little tip for you: you can add a liter of rosemary tea to the bath. Rosemary vapors will help your lungs to clean up. Eucalyptus inhalations are also great for your lungs. Nothing simpler to do at home: a bowl of boiling water, a few drops of eucalyptus essential oils, a towel on your head. Then breathe in the steam for 10 minutes. Repeat this every day to benefit from the expectorant properties of eucalyptus. If you take Warfarin, Ibuprofen, Voltaren, Allegra, Celebrex… watch out for interactions with eucalyptus. Always check the instructions. Taking homeopathic Lung support or Respiratory Defense is a great thing to do as well. I love buying my homepathy from Elixirs.com You can even run an Essential oils in a diffuser within your home to help keep the lungs open and clear. Adding a salt lamp to your home will help purify the air around you. Consume antioxidants to reduce inflammation in your lungs. Foods rich in antioxidants have anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe your lungs. The most remarkable is green tea. A study of 1,000 Koreans found that those who drank at least two cups of green tea a day had better lungs. But there are others: turmeric, ginger, berries, pomegranate, spinach, olives and nuts. Promote abdominal breathing. If you’ve done yoga or singing, you’ll know what I’m talking about. You can breathe by swelling the chest (chest breathing) or by swelling the stomach (abdominal breathing).I recommend abdominal breathing: it stimulates your whole lungs, and better distributes oxygen. Watch for pollen arrivals. If you are sensitive to hay fever, it could be the gateway for coronavirus. Take extra care this year. If you haven’t already taken the plunge, I invite you to install a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter on your vacuum cleaner. It’s a filter that traps allergenic particles in your home.Please note, not all vacuum cleaners are compatible. Check the instructions. If you are considering changing your vacuum cleaner, buy one with good filtration. You can even add a few cotton balls with your favorite Essential oils to help freshen the room. I again recommend Eucalyptus, Lemon, or combo of both.There are other techniques to clear the lungs that you already know:ventilate its interior to get rid of household pollutants (especially when cleaning has just been done);install an air purifier in your home, especially if you live in a highly polluted area;

no smoking ;

exercise to stimulate your lungs;

walk in the great outdoors.

These are just as important techniques as the previous ones.

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