Cigarette smoke damages lungs to a terrifying extent, and even former smokers are not safe, because the damage remains for years.
But, it is not only smokers who are prone to severe lung damage. Industrial pollution, vehicular exhaust fumes and even passive smoking exposed people to the nanoparticles that trigger the damage.
So, regardless of whether you have been smoking for 20 years or you just live in a polluted city, cleansing your lungs is an ultimate ‘must.’
If you thought that lung damage is irreversible, you are definitely wrong. Proper treatment can repair the tissue, and restore the normal function of these organs.
DIY detox and regeneration methods
This means you should avoid artificial sweeteners, excess sugar, GMO foods, high fructose corn syrup and processed foods. Consider limiting the intake of wheat, dairy and meat products in order to reduce the secretion of mucus. You may want to add more onions, ginger, cayenne, and garlic to your menu.
Be more active and stay away from busy streets and traffic. Breathing techniques will help you to strengthen your lungs, and yoga is a nice option.
Get rid of household toxins found in detergents, cleaners, bleaches and chemical-laden ‘air fresheners’
Make sure you use aluminum free deodorants. Commercial pesticides can irritate lungs as well, because they release gases and vapors.
Improve your indoor air quality
Indoor air can have a worse effect than outdoor air. Pick a healthier type of flooring, and vacuum regularly.
Get rid of conventional air purifiers and go for natural alternatives. Growing plants with air-filtering abilities is also a good idea.
There are so many herbal solutions, and it is up to you to decide what works best for you. Antitussive herbs relieve respiratory spasms, antimicrobial herbs fight infections, demulcent herbs soothe irritated tissue, and expectorant herbs loosen up the mucus buildups.
Licorice root offers each of these powers. But, glycyrrhizin, a compound found in licorice root, can cause negative effect in some people. Living in a time of modern technology has made things easier for us, because you can look for licorice root extract that contains no glycyrrhizin. Ask for DGL licorice.
Lobelia or Indian tobacco, clears the airways and thus eases breathing. It helps a lot during an asthma attack. (Note: It is still used medicinally in the present day, however there are adverse effects that limit its use. Side effects can include sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, rapid heartbeat, mental confusion…)
Detoxification is essential in any regeneration or restoring process. Perform a proper detox method to get rid of the toxic load. In that way you will strengthen your immune function and stimulate the formation of new tissue.
Cilantro and chlorella provide a proper detox effect, and they ease the elimination of heavy metals from the liver. Raw zeolite in powder form has an awesome effect as well.
The most important thing is that you drink plenty of purified or filtered fluoride-free water. Sweat as much as you can. Do a heavy workout or use the sauna if you prefer.