Spring is upon us, and the warm weather has urged us all to crawl out of our dark crevices, bringing out pale skin to full light and has made us face human interactions once again. We have been hermiting out over the winter, perhaps enjoying one too many smoking sessions, and now it is time to clean out the old closet.
Our homes are not the only places that have suffered from collecting dust, out lungs are in need of a nice deep clean as well! Your body is a temple, after all, treat it well and it will treat you well. You like many of my smoker friends might scoff at the idea of a lung cleanse, thinking your lungs might be too far gone for recovery. That is so far from the truth it is not even funny; lungs are resilient organs, and when you use anything frequently you have to clean it to keep it working properly.
And, for regular smokers you can see the benefits almost immediately once you start cleansing, I know personally, I have. While a regular cleanse can benefit anybody, here are the signs that you should look out for.
- Coughing Up Blood
If your lungs have become so damaged that you are beginning to cough up blood, this Is usually a case where either your lungs or upper respiratory tract have an issue. This should be a red flag indication and you should do a cleanse or else suffer further severe health issues.
- Shortness of Breath
When you have shortness of breath this is typically due to a heart or lung condition. Both systems are involved in the transportation of carbon dioxide, if either of these have problems then it will typically cause shortness of breath.
- Congested Sinuses
Sinus issues are very common for people who are overloaded with toxins, especially if you regularly inhale high amounts of toxic chemicals either in your home or at work.
- Lack of Energy
There is a huge difference between simply being tired and exhaustion or constant fatigue and low energy.
- Chest Pain
Chest pain is never a good sign, especially when it lasts for longer than a month. Chest pain could mean that the lungs are having a hard time inhaling and exhaling oxygen.
I am sure you have all heard the term smokers cough, and it is absolutely nothing like what you get with a chest cold. It is a persistent cough all day long that just does not ever go away.
72 Hour Detox Regimen
The first thing that you need to do is rid your diet of dairy. This will help your body exclude the toxins during the cleanse.
On the first day of purification, you need to drink a cup of herbal tea before bedtime. It will help release the toxins that cause constipation in the intestine. During the purification process, you must not overload your lungs or any other part of the body with difficult work.
Before breakfast squeeze 2 lemons into 300ml of water.
Drink 300ml of grapefruit juice. If you do not like the taste, feel free to replace it with pineapple juice. Both of these juices contain natural antioxidants that improve the breathing systems.
Between breakfast and lunch, you have to drink 300ml of carrot juice. This juice will help alkalize your blood during the 72 hour cleanse.
During lunch drink 400ml of potassium. Potassium acts as a great cleansing tonic. Make 400ml of cranberry juice before going to bed, which will help you in the fight against bacteria that can cause infection in the lungs.
You can lose many toxins through a daily 20-minute hot bath.
In a bowl of hot water put 5-10 drops of eucalyptus. Place your head over the bowl and cover yourself with a towel. Inhale the steam until the water cools off.
Do this every day for three days.