Here we are going to describe how to cleanse your lungs and keep them healthy.
The lungs are one of the most important organs in our body, they take in the oxygen that goes to all our cells and with that is a key factor for life. However, the lungs are always
in direct contact with the outside world and its pollution.
What is chronic stress on the lung
Chronic stress on the lungs from air pollution, air conditioning, smoke and chemical emissions can cause serious problems and damage the lungs. The lungs consist of very sensitive alveoli. When dirt settles there, the elasticity, the absorption capacity and the removal of waste from those vesicles deteriorate. This can cause damage to change shape or lead to inflammatory processes. Prolonged exposure causes lung deterioration and permanent damage.
Not only the direct pollution of the lungs, but also the indirect pollution of the intestinal mucosa contributes to the totality of pollution. When the intestinal mucosa pollutes, this goes directly over into a pollution of all mucous membranes in the body and therefore also of the mucous membranes in the lung.
The circle is complete
Now this pollution often creates a vicious circle. Due to the direct and indirect pollution of the lung, the movement and condition of the alveoli deteriorate. A well-breathing lung purifies itself. When this breathing deteriorates as a result, the pollution also increases. The problem then lies in three areas;
- the alveoli,
- the parts of the lung that are not yet sufficiently used,
- the pollution of your body via other places (such as the skin and intestines), resulting in the pollution of the alveoli.
If you already have a chronic lung disease, this problem is even more evident.
What can you do to keep your lungs healthy?
There are three areas you can work in
- Avoid pollution
- Methods of detoxification
- Supportive diet and exercise
1 Minimize exposure to air pollution.
- Traffic is a major culprit for our lungs. Traffic in the city, but especially the highway and especially if there is a traffic jam. Set your ventilation to the position where it keeps the circulation of air within the car as much as possible. Ventilate when possible and avoid traffic jams as much as possible. I think everyone will do the latter as much as possible, but working from home is often an option these days. A carbon mask for joggers (who open their lungs extra) and for motorcyclists is also an option to avoid exposure.
- Most people don’t think of dust when they think of air pollution, but dust is a major culprit because it continuously loads the lining of the lungs. Emphysema and respiratory allergies are common diseases in people who work in occupations where they are frequently exposed to dust. Think of a chicken farm or a sawmill. So ensure as little exposure to dust as possible, for good ventilation and cleaning. Also, the humidity should not be too high, because this allows fungi and deposits to grow better and also burden the lungs with their spread.
- Primary or secondary smoke from cigarettes. We don’t need to say much about this. That cigarette smoke, but also the so-called vapor, contains many harmful substances. Think in this line of incense, often burned in a small space. So avoid this.
- Cooking fumes. Few people think about this pollution, but the burning products of our cooking are also often full of carcinogenic substances. Provide good extraction and good ventilation.
- Chemical emissions and fumes. Certain materials such as asbestos, particle board, carbolineum, paint, concrete, to name a few examples, release toxic chemical gases into the air. Staying in rooms and areas for a long time works unnoticed, but is very detrimental to the lung. Often you don’t even notice this, but watch for signs such as headaches, diarrhea and shortness of breath in relation to a particular place or situation. Cleaning agents and other agents, such as paint, of course also have this effect. Your lungs can handle a lot, but they already have so much dirt to deal with. Plants such as aloe vera, hedera and sansevieria purify the air of chemical compounds. They absorb these particles from the air.
What can you do for detoxification?
To help your lungs with an excess of pollution, you can detoxify your lungs in two ways:
1) Counteract the general pollution of your body by regularly taking chlorella. Many people think that a detox of the body is best done with a short, but intensive course. Detoxing in such a way is not continuously purifying your body, but using the purifying effect of the body like a rubber band. Sharpen, let go and then pay the toll because the systems are overloaded or temporarily exhausted. A regular intake of nature’s best purifier; chlorella is the best method to keep your body strong, healthy and pure. Do take a good chlorella, because there are many very low grades on the market.
2) Do a purifying breathing exercise such as the yoga exercise of Bhastrika pranayama. There are many YouTube videos about this way of breathing. It is also the breathing that Wim Hof practices in his ‘Wim Hof Method’. It is a very old tried and true method of activating and purifying your lungs. I found a simple video with clear explanation in: Learn Right Way of bhastrika pranayam for beginers/experienced – YouTube. Build it up slowly and work according to your gut feeling.
Supportive exercise and nutrition.
It goes without saying that living a healthy life, by exercising and eating healthy, also keeps your body clean from pollution. Less pollution then enters and the natural healing and purification of the body proceeds better.
Still, I’ll point it out here again and give you some examples, so that we can reflect on this again and maybe use a little extra.
1) Posture and Movement: Make sure you are moving regularly and that your lungs, like the rest of your body, are regularly stretched and in motion. All day in front of the computer, for example, is the opposite.
2) Exercise: Do an exercise to get your lungs going, but not exhausting them, called cardio exercises. Such as cycling, walking, jogging, swimming. The lungs are switched on in their function and in their blood flow, so that the processes of clearance are also started.
3) Purifying food is any food that contains a lot of greens such as broccoli, spinach and kale, due to the high content of chlorophyll, which purifies the intestines. In addition, there are foods that contain many antioxidants such as green tea, apple, bell pepper, turmeric (turmeric), blueberries, garlic, grapes and beans.
Take good care of yourself and take care of your lungs. Not only because of the pollution, but also because they play such a big role in your immune response.
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